GS II

Significance of Pangong Tso Lake

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? A series of clashes between Indian and Chinese army personnel are reported near Pangong Tso Lake. What happened recently? Recently violence between the two sides including kicking an…

August 22, 2017 0 735

Safety concerns in Indian Railways

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

What is the issue? Derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh demands a deeper analysis of the working of Indian Railways. What led to the incident? Preliminary probe su…

August 22, 2017 0 553

Revamping India-Nepal ties

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Nepal PM is about to visit India. What is the situation in Nepal? Nepal made a transition from monarchy to republic in 2006. Since then, there has been one of uncertainty with the c…

August 22, 2017 0 611

Foreign Facade

Daily News GS II Govt Policies & Interventions

Why in news? The incoming head of the NITI Aayog recently said in a news column that India is subject to “foreign influences”, especially in the economic sphere and that we must overcome …

August 21, 2017 0 917

Patriot games at Attari-Wagah

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? The retreat ceremony at the Attari-Wagah border today is more of a display of mutual hostility than peace. What is the retreat ceremony? Attari-Wagah is a recognized internatio…

August 21, 2017 0 635

US India - The Uncertainty Crisis

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What is the issue? India needs to revisit past assumptions about India-US strategic ties. What are the uncertainties prevailing in US? Trump has thrown traditional US political rules and politen…

August 21, 2017 0 627

Social media and mental health

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Blue Whale Challenge is said to be the reason behind some recent suicides by teenagers in India. Huge number of youngsters seeking to play the game may already be prone to menta…

August 21, 2017 0 779

Racial Tensions in the US

Daily News GS II

Why is the issue? Call for the removal of symbols representing the confederacy has heightened racial tensions in USA.  What is the Confederacy? USA was historically the destination market f…

August 20, 2017 0 604

Vitamin A - Targeted Supplementation

Daily News GS II Health

What is the issue? Some scientists have vouched for a targeted supplementation program for vitamin A.  Why is Vitamin A supplementation required? In the mid-1960s, prevalence of night blind…

August 20, 2017 0 679

Panchsheel and China

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

What in news? Amidst the standoff at Doklam, China has invoked Panchsheel by saying that India has trampled upon the five principles of peaceful co-existence. What is Panchsheel? It a set of &nb…

August 19, 2017 0 825

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