India Japan WTO issue

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Japan is threatening to take India to the WTO over the trade restrictions placed by India. What were India’s restrictions? India imposed duties of up to 20% on some steel impor…

January 22, 2017 0 55

Removal of independent directors

Daily News GS II GS IV

Why in news? The ongoing boardroom tussle in the Tata Group has compelled the SEBI to review the norms for removal of independent directors in listed companies. What happened at the SEBI board me…

January 22, 2017 0 109

Misleading ads for traditional medicine

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? The Ministry of AYUSH has tasked the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to proactively identify potentially misleading advertisements of traditional systems of medicine in d…

January 22, 2017 0 111

India’s Public Health

Editorial GS II Health

What is CDC’s role in India’s health sector? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with more than 60 countries worldwide. Our collaborations have grown over the…

January 21, 2017 0 122

UK Immigration Policy

Editorial GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? The UK government had announced changes to its visa policy for non-EU nationals, which will also affect a large number of Indians. What are the new rules? Tier 2 route for applying v…

January 21, 2017 0 107

India Ratified ILO’s convention

Daily News GS II Social Justice

What did India ratify? About 4.3 million children wake up to a day of labour and not school. Another 9.8 million are officially out-of-school. Child labour perpetuates illiteracy and poverty. It i…

January 20, 2017 0 239

Chagos Archipelago Dispute

Articles GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? The British Foreign Secretary has sought Indian assistance in resolving current tensions in the U.S. military base Diego Garcia. What is the issue? The Chagos Archipelago is a grou…

January 20, 2017 0 257

How to solve Farmer suicide crisis?

Editorial GS II Social Justice

Why in news? The sluice gate on the Bhakra main line canal in Sangrur district, Punjab, has become infamous. It is a suicide point for farmers and their families. Typically, 30-45 corpses are found…

January 19, 2017 0 195

India-UAE Cooperation

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? India and UAE have signed Memorandum of Understanding in several sectors. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency The proposed MoU will …

January 19, 2017 0 170

Sri Lanka to offer a Port to India

Daily News GS II Bilateral/International Relations

Why in news? Sri Lanka is in talks to offer the port of Trincomalee to India. Speaking on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue here, Colombo’s Minister of Regional Development Mr Fonseka, sa…

January 19, 2017 0 193