Daily Archives: 03 April, 2017

9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – April 3 2017 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – April 3 2017

Front Page / NATIONAL [The Hindu] [1]. Counterfeiting of new notes worries agencies [2].Swap terrorism for tourism, Modi tells Kashmiri youth Editorial/OPINION [The Hindu] [1]. Sharpen the focus on growth [2]. Digital push must be disability-inclusive [3]. India must reaffirm its Paris pledge Economy [The Hindu] [1]. GAAR raises issue of taxman’s powers [2]. ‘Foreign ownershipRead Full Article

Daily Quiz : UPSC Prelims Marathon – April 3 Daily Quiz : UPSC Prelims Marathon – April 3
How to bring back the growth years? How to bring back the growth years?

    Context The growth in India has dipped from its peak of 9.4% in the year 2007-08 to ~7% in 2016-17 with a couple of years in between even clocking subpar ~5% growth. We need a constant growth rate of 9%+ for a decade or more to solve the problem of poverty and escapeRead Full Article

Daily Quiz 2.0 : UPSC Prelims Marathon – April 3 Daily Quiz 2.0 : UPSC Prelims Marathon – April 3

Topic of the week:- Schemes, Organisations and bills  

PIB: Salient Features of Direct Tax Proposals in Union Budget 2017

Salient Features of Direct Tax Proposals in Union Budget 2017 The salient features of Direct Tax proposals are summarised below: Affordable Housing: Three concessions in the scheme of Income Tax exemption for affordable housing: Area of 30 and 60 Sq.mtr. to be counted as carpet area and not built-up area; 30 Sq.mtr. only in 4Read Full Article

PIB: Economic Survey and Union Budget 2017-18 PIB: Economic Survey and Union Budget 2017-18

Economic Survey: The Constitutional Amendment on GST will create a common Indian market, improve tax compliance and governance and boost investment and growth.  The year was marked by two major domestic policy developments-the passage of the Constitutional Amendment, paving the way for implementing the transformational Goods and Services Tax (GST), And the action to demonetizeRead Full Article

PIB: Utilisation of Nirbhaya Fund PIB: Utilisation of Nirbhaya Fund

Some reports have appeared in a section of the press stating that the Nirbhaya Fund is underutilised. The Ministry of Finance, Government of India had set up a dedicated fund called Nirbhaya Fund in 2013, for implementation of initiatives aimed at enhancing the safety and security for women in the country.  It is a non-lapsableRead Full Article

PIB: National Action Plan for Children, 2016 PIB: National Action Plan for Children, 2016

National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched at a special function held to celebrate the National Girl Child. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development. It seeks to ensure the following: The Action Plan has four key priority areas; survival, health and nutrition; education and development; protection andRead Full Article

Download: PIB February Week 1 Compilation Download: PIB February Week 1 Compilation

Download PIB Compilation of February Week 1 (Important for UPSC Prelims and Mains Preparation) below: Click Here to Download February Week 1 Compilation  For other important Downloads: Click Here IMP: Read UPSC Prelims Recommended Booklist Here About PIB: The Press Information Bureau (PIB) is the nodal agency of the Government of India to disseminate information toRead Full Article

Must Read News Articles – April 3 Must Read News Articles – April 3

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