Daily Archives: 06 April, 2017

9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – April 6 2017 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – April 6 2017

Front Page / NATIONAL [The Hindu] [1]. Ties severely damaged, says China [2]. Rail regulator gets green light [3]. Centre hands over to SC accreditation guidelines for NGOs, VOs [4]. BC Commission set to get constitutional status [5]. India asserts sovereignty over Gilgit-Baltistan Editorial/OPINION [The Hindu] [1]. A new Delhi chapter for Sheikh Hasina [2]. Painting it all black Economy [TheRead Full Article

Daily MCQs: UPSC Prelims marathon: April 6

 

Prelims Capsule: Profiles of Personalities- Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833) Prelims Capsule: Profiles of Personalities- Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833)

  He was an influential socio-religious reformer whose works influenced the contemporary politics, administration, education and religion of India during pre-independence. Ram Mohan early in his life went to Patna to study Persian and Arabic in a Madrasa at the behest of his father. Persian and Arabic were in high demand at that time asRead Full Article

Railway Development Authority to be Constituted Railway Development Authority to be Constituted

    Context The Union Cabinet has approved a major reform in Indian Railways, by allowing the formation of an independent railway regulator called Rail Development Authority (RDA). It has been hailed as the having the potential to change the Indian Railways landscape. Let us go through what could be some of its functions andRead Full Article

PIB: Government initiatives to promote education in budget 2017-18

Considering changes in funding pattern after devolution by Finance Commission, there has been 25% more allocation made for education and we are progressing towards the expenditure 6% of GDP. Specific initiatives mentioned in the Union Budget 2017-18. Learning Outcomes are assessment standards indicating the expected levels of learning that children should achieve for that class. TheseRead Full Article

PIB: Electoral reforms

Political Parties cannot receive donation above Rs. 2,000 in cash from one person A political party can receive maximum donation up to Rs. 2,000 in cash from one person. Proposing steps towards transparent funding of political parties, the Finance Minister proposed that banks will issue Electoral Bonds to enable donations to political parties. The politicalRead Full Article

PIB: India launches India Innovation Index (III)

States will be ranked on innovations from 2017 NITI Aayog, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) together launched a mega initiative “India Innovation Index”. It will rank states on Innovations through country’s first online innovation index portal that will capture data on innovation from all Indian states onRead Full Article

Daily Quiz 2.0: UPSC Prelims Marathon: April 6 Daily Quiz 2.0: UPSC Prelims Marathon: April 6

 

Must Read News Articles – April 6 Must Read News Articles – April 6

The Hindu Front Page / NATIONAL Ties severely damaged, says China: The row between India and China on the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh spiralled, with the China asserting that the Tibetan leader’s visit to the State “will escalate the dispute in border areas.” Rail regulator gets green light: The Centre on Wednesday clearedRead Full Article

UPSC Current Affairs Questions and Answer Writing – Mains Marathon – April 6 UPSC Current Affairs Questions and Answer Writing – Mains Marathon – April 6

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. Examine the problems in the implementation of GST regime. Also, discuss the reasons why CAG can’t audit GSTN. (GS 3) जीएसटी शासन के कार्यान्वयन में समस्याओं की जांच करें। साथRead Full Article