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05 December 2016
You are the District Magistrate of a district in some State. Recently, a tragedy happened in a Government school in which around 20 children died after consuming the mid day meal. Around 30 children also fell seriously ill and were immediately sent to the hospital. Just after the incident, the headmaster of the school and also the head cook, fled and are missing. An angry mob of the parents are protesting outside the school premises. There is a serious law and order situation. What will be your immediate course of action? How will you cope up with the situation? How…
05 December 2016
The Government aims to provide affordable and safe healthcare facilities to people through traditional medicine. The 7th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo this year is held in Science City, Kolkata. This mega event is being organized by the World Ayurveda Foundation with support of Ministry of AYUSH, and the State Government of West Bengal. The Ministry of AYUSH is also organizing AROGYA Expo at Science City, Kolkata. The focus of this 7th World Ayurveda Congress is – ‘Strengthening the Ayurveda Ecosystem’. And AROGYA EXPO will showcase the best that Ayurveda sector has to offer in products and services to…
05 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about the Supreme Court’s ruling that the national anthem should be played in all cinema halls and that everyone should stand up to show respect to it is wrong in many ways. In the first place, the court should not have preoccupied itself with a matter like the singing of the anthem and laid down rules about the conduct of people. It went beyond its jurisdiction and powers in issuing the directive, and the order will be seen as an ill-considered example of judicial legislation.…
03 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about the upcoming Heart of Asia (HoA) conference which is going to be held in Amritsar this week. It is aimed at speeding up reconstruction in war-torn Afghanistan and bringing peace and normalcy to the nation. It will see participation from 14 states: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates. The HoA process, supported by the wider international community, originated under the aegis of the Istanbul Conference in November 2011, which underscored…
02 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about The recently held climate summit ie: COP22 in which More focus needs to be given to pre 2020 rather than post 2020 actions, through ratification of the Doha Amendment, it was stressed during a roundtable discussion on ‘From Paris to Marrakech: Indian Expectations from COP22’ organised at Observer Research Foundation on September 12, 2016. As Many articles we summerize on the environmental issues help us to get the data for prelims as well as we can be able to build a mind set to…
01 December 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is aboutPoor electricity supply in india which is widely recognised as a key impediment to firm growth and productivity. This column finds that average reported level of electricity shortages in India reduces annual plant revenues and producer surplus of the average manufacturing plant by 5-10%. While productivity losses are smaller, shortages distort plant size distribution due to significant economies of scale in generator costs. Reasons: Low-quality infrastructure is often cited as one of the major barriers to growth in developing countries, and electricity supply is frequently…
30 November 2016
Highlight the objectives of the recently issued draft of first ever National Software Policy by the Union government. What is the significance of this policy? Discuss. NATIONAL SOFTWARE POLICY The government has issued the draft of first ever National Software Policy. It aims to increase the share of Indian software products in the global market by ten times. OBJECTIVES: It aims to create employment opportunity for 3.5 million people by 2025. To help the software product industry increase its contribution to the economy. To strengthen the software products ecosystem in the country so that software product sector contributes significantly in…
30 November 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was on a six-day trip to India recently — the first by the Israeli head of state. It is anticipated that in an historic first, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Israel in January 2017 to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He will become the first prime minister of India to visit the country. Modi had visited Israel as chief minister of Gujarat in 2006. As Indian prime minister, he…
29 November 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about the eighth anniversary of 26/11, the terror strikes in Mumbai, provides a fit opportunity to review the state of the country’s coastal security. On that fateful day in 2008, ten Pakistani terrorists had entered Mumbai via the sea-route, attacking major public and commercial centres, killing over 150 people, jolting India’s political and security establishment. In the aftermath of the attack, the national coastal defence apparatus was radically overhauled. A three-tier security arrangement was put in place, with the Indian Navy, the Coast Guard (CG)…
28 November 2016
Relevance and use of the article in UPSC prelims and mains examination: This article is about climate change Hot-Spots. The concept of climate change Hot-Spot can be approached from the viewpoint of vulnerability or from that of climate response. A Hot-Spot can be defined as a region for which potential climate change impacts on the environment or different activity sectors can be particularly pronounced. In the latter case, a Hot-Spot can be defined as a region whose climate is especially responsive to global change.In particular, the characterization of climate response-based Hot-Spots can provide key information to identify and investigate primary…