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22 January 2018
20 MLAs STAND DISQUALIFIED AS PRESIDENT ACTS ON EC’s RECOMMENDATION THE NEWS Twenty Member of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) were disqualified as the President Ram Nath Kovind accepted Election Commission (EC) recommendation against the lawmakers in the ‘office-of-profit’ case. WHAT IS AN OFFICE-OF-PROFIT? The Office of profit is a position with the Central government or a state/UT government yielding salaries, perquisites and other benefits and it does not relate to having any other job or profession. It cannot be held by an MLA or an MP. The MLAs and MPs can be disqualified in…
20 January 2018
Moral values of civilized society, family and individual Your sibling, who is a school drop-out, is exceptionally dynamic in governmental issues nowadays. He is a piece of a nearby posse that is battling to safeguard Hindu culture. His pack is in news for different reasons – for hitting couples for freely showing love to beating individuals who are transporting dairy animals. You are accomplished. For recent years, you are planning for the common administration's exam with intent to end up noticeably an IPS officer. In spite of the fact that your sibling is a piece of such a pack, he…
20 January 2018
NITI Aayog launches the first course under GIAN Program on Sustainable Urban Planning The First Global Initiative on Academic Network (GIAN) course on Sustainable Urban planning using remote sensing and Geographic Information System, GIS has been launched by NITI Aayog at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur’s outreach centre in NOIDA. Aim: This course aims to give participants state-of-the-art remote sensing and GIS skills which will allow them to rise to the challenge of managing the rapidly changing urban environment of Indian cities. The focus will be on issues such as water resource management, water pollution and strategic emplacements for water…
20 January 2018
INDIA GAINED ENTRY INTO AUSTRALIAN GROUP THE NEWS India has gained entry into the Australian Group (AG), and became 43rd member of AG, a move that will considerably raise New Delhi’s stature in the field of non-proliferation and also help it acquire critical technologies. ABOUT AUSTRALIAN GROUP Australian Group is a cooperative and voluntary group of countries, which are working to counter the spread of materials, equipment and technologies that could contribute to the development of chemical and biological weapons by terrorist groups or states promoting terrorism. BENEFITS FOR INDIA The move will be mutually beneficial for both the countries,…
19 January 2018
INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TESTS FIRE AGNI-V, INDIA’S MOST ADVANCED ICBM THE NEWS India has successfully test-fired Agni-V, a nuclear-capable ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) from Abdul Kalam Island off the eastern coast of Odisha. ABOUT THE MISSILE Agni-V is considered to be the most advanced version of the indigenously-built missile series. The missile is surface-to-surface ballistic missile, with a range of more than 5,000 km (3,100 miles), that makes it a LRBM (Long-Range Ballistic Missile) and India’s longest range ballistic missile. The missile is a solid-fueled missile, offer the benefit of a quick response and longer storage life, whereas liquid-fueled missile takes…
18 January 2018
SENSEX CLIMBS MOUNT 35K FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER THE NEWS Stock Market benchmark Sensex smashed the 35,000 mark for the first time ever as the government’s announcement of a reduction in additional borrowing requirement from Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore. WHAT EXACTLY HAS HAPPENED The government had announced on December 27 to raise the additional market borrowing of Rs 50,000 crore through government dated securities, but on reviewing the trends of revenue receipts and expenditure pattern, it has been assessed that the borrowing of only Rs 20,000 crore would be adequate to meet the financial needs. SENSEX-SENSEX…
16 January 2018
Investing in Health Since the early 1980 s, it was realized that Public Health Institutions would not be adequate to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The Government since then started promoting private participation to promote Health service in India. The Health services in the 1990s have seen the paradigm shift. One of the impetuses is '1993 World Development Report'. Some prominent structural adjustment policies and health sector reforms in India since the publication are: The massive Investment by private sectors: The period has seen mushrooming of private healthcare sector such as AppolloGroup, Maniple Group etc. Several private health h insurance…
16 January 2018
BBIN PACT: INDIA, BANGLADESH, NEPAL AGREE ON VEHICLE MOVEMENT PROCEDURE THE NEWS India, Bangladesh, and Nepal have agreed on operating procedure for cross-border movement of buses and private vehicles in the sub-region under the BBIN MVA (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement) signed in June 2015. DETAILS OF BBIN MVA BBIN MVA was signed on 15 June 2015 at the BBIN transport ministers meeting in Thimpu (Bhutan). It is a sub-regional agreement to allow vehicles to enter each other’s territory for passengers, transportation and cargo. The agreement is envisaged to improve economic cooperation and connectivity among 4 South…
15 January 2018
THE NEWS The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in India, accompanied by a 130-member business delegation from sectors like cyber, agriculture and defence. Mr Netanyahu is in India on a six-day visit to deepen the ties in trade and defence. WHY THE VISIT IS SO SPECIAL This is the first meet after the India’s vote in favor of a UN resolution which opposed Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This is the second visit by an Israeli Prime Minister; the last such trip was by Ariel Sharon, who came to India in 2003. The visit by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu…
13 January 2018
The Dream's Mirror of Reality You have moved on from the best IIT with the phenomenal scholarly record. You are offered a fantasy work in Google. Be that as it may, you generally needed to be an IAS officer. Your folks are to a great degree poor and you have finished your instruction exclusively on grants and gifts. Your folks don't comprehend what's IAS or Google. All they need is the better life. Your companions and teacher’s exhortation you to join Google. They contend that IAS is degenerate and there is little you can do here with your ability. They…