Daily Archives: 15 March, 2017

9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – 15 March 2017 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – 15 March 2017

Front Page / NATIONAL [The Hindu] [1]. On computing ability, rural India is lost in the woods [2]. Lok Sabha clears amended Enemy Property Bill Editorial/OPINION [The Hindu] [1].Not so accessible after all Economy [The Hindu] [1]. Food and fuel prices spur acceleration in inflation [2]. BRICS to discuss steps to boost investment Indian Express —Read Full Article

Daily Quiz : UPSC Prelims Marathon – March 15 Daily Quiz : UPSC Prelims Marathon – March 15
The saga of Pulses in India: Daily Editorial The saga of Pulses in India: Daily Editorial

Context Around this time last year, pulses price was soaring to as much as 200/kg in the backdrop of successive droughts in 2014, 2015. This year situation is somewhat under control but there are heightened concerns at the policy level to find ways and means to augment pulses supplies. The Government has taken several measuresRead Full Article

Interview Discussion Initiative – Cashless Economy (March 15) Interview Discussion Initiative – Cashless Economy (March 15)

Today’s Topic for Discussion is: Cashless Economy Issues: What are the benefits of cashless economy? What are the challenges of cashless economy in India? What should government do to encourage cashless economy in India? What steps will you take to promote cashless economy in your district? Digitization Pros and Cons Knowledge Base: What you mean byRead Full Article

New! Daily Quiz 2.0 : UPSC Prelims Marathon – March 15 New! Daily Quiz 2.0 : UPSC Prelims Marathon – March 15

We start with Prelims Marathon 2.0 from today! Apart from Prelims Marathon Questions that comes at 8 PM, we will publish MCQs on afternoon as well! Questions would be asked on a ‘particular topic’ for the entire week. A Topic/subject would be selected and announced beforehand. Topic for this week: Modern Indian History  

Prelims Capsule: Public Finance / Fiscal Policy Prelims Capsule: Public Finance / Fiscal Policy

In the previous posts, we did basics of Macroeconomics, National Accounting through GDP, Alternative measures to GDP, this week we will do the Fiscal Policy and its tools and all the related terminology. We can expect to get 2-3 questions from this chapter. What is a Fiscal policy? A Fiscal policy is used by theRead Full Article

Must Read News Articles – March 15 Must Read News Articles – March 15

The Hindu Front Page / NATIONAL On computing ability, rural India is lost in the woods: The ability to use computers remains low in the country, in spite of campaigns for digitalisation, an analysis of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data reveals. Lok Sabha clears amended Enemy Property Bill: Approves changes introduced in the Rajya Sabha lastRead Full Article

Answered: Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – March 14

Following are the Suggested Answers for Mains Marathon, March 14: 1.“There is an urgent need to set up a strong cyber-security and data protection framework in India.” Comment. (GS 3) “भारत में एक मजबूत साइबर सुरक्षा और डेटा संरक्षण ढांचा स्थापित करने की तत्काल आवश्यकता है।” टिप्पणी करें। A. Cyberspace is a complex environment consist of dynamic interaction between people,Read Full Article

Mains Marathon – UPSC Mains Current Affairs Questions – March 15

Read the following questions and answer them by clicking on the links in not more than 200 words Time: 30 Minutes Kindly review each others answers. 1.What is Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (the Commission or CLCS) and Law of the Sea treaty? Examine the significance of CLCS membership for India. (GS 1) महाद्वीपीय शेल्फRead Full Article