Marawi Seige

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The city of Marawi has been engulfed by a deadly, ongoing siege since late May. What is the reason for conflict? Marawi City, is the capital and the largest city of the province of L…

June 28, 2017 0 62

Specially Designated Global Terrorist

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? The US administration has declared Syed Salahuddin a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. Who is Syed Salahuddin? He is currently the chief of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM),…

June 28, 2017 0 69

India-Myanmar Joint Trade Committee Meeting

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The 6th India – Myanmar Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting was held recently at New Delhi. What is the importance of Myanmar? Myanmar is India’s gateway to South East A…

June 28, 2017 0 81

PM’s three nation visit

Editorial GS II Mains

Why in news? Prime Minister completed his three-nation tour of Portugal, United States and Netherlands. What are the outcomes? Portugal - PM met his Portuguese counterpart and signed 11 MoUs in a…

June 28, 2017 0 42

Importance of Communications Policy

Daily News GS II

Why in news? The RBI Governor announced that members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) had refused an invitation from the Ministry of Finance for a private briefing. What is the issue? What …

June 27, 2017 0 430

Need for Educational Reforms

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? PEW Research Centre in New York, a think-tank focusing on public issues released a research study with findings of a comparison of schooling standards in over 90 countries. What does t…

June 27, 2017 0 399

Committee of Administrators

Daily News GS II Mains

What is the issue? The Supreme Court in January 2017 appointed a four-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) led by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai. They were appointed…

June 26, 2017 0 546

Problems with Smart City Mission

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? The Ministry of Urban Development’s released its fourth list under the Smart City Mission, taking the total number of cities picked under the Centre’s flagship project to 90.…

June 26, 2017 0 575

India-US trade potential

Daily News GS II Mains

Why in news? Indian PM is about to visit USA as a 3 day visit from 25th June, to effectively engage in mutually beneficial talks. The US administration needs to recognize and address India’s…

June 25, 2017 0 540

Farmers’ issue

Daily News GS II GS III Mains

What is the issue? Police force was deployed to deal with the farmers who were supposed to stage a road blockade in Chhattisgarh. The officer was instructed not to use force even if the agitation …

June 25, 2017 0 425