Daily Archives: 17 April, 2017

9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – April 17 2017 9 PM Daily Current Affairs Brief – April 17 2017

Front Page / NATIONAL [The Hindu] [1] India seeks access to Jadhav [2] BHIM-Aadhaar will be an economic giant [3] New UGC vice-chairman soon [4] Allahabad HC becomes ‘pilot project’ for case backlog study Editorial/OPINION [The Hindu] [1] Cross signals across the Himalayas [2] Doctors under siege Economy [1] Maintain EPFO interest rate at 8.65%Read Full Article

Daily Quiz: UPSC Prelims Marathon: April 17 Daily Quiz: UPSC Prelims Marathon: April 17

 

European Union and their challenges European Union and their challenges

Context The surge of conservative nationalistic politics in Europe has undermined the idea and institution of European Union. It assumes critical significance after the referendum in Britain opting out of the EU and the tendencies represented by the ascend of Donald Trump. The year 2017 will be the defining year in the future of EURead Full Article

Daily MCQs 2.0: UPSC Prelims marathon: April 17 Daily MCQs 2.0: UPSC Prelims marathon: April 17

 

South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program

The issue in News Cooperation between member-countries of the South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) could generate $70 billion in GDP and more employment. The joint statement, made in Delhi following a meeting of the Finance Ministers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka, also welcomed Myanmar into the coalition. About SASEC groupRead Full Article

General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR)

Why in News With the government implementing its anti tax avoidance rules from April 1, industry is concerned about the greater subjective authority being given to the tax department and how this could render transactions unprofitable.  Background The General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) are designed to prevent the avoidance of tax by taking advantage of internationalRead Full Article

About Paris Climate change agreement

ABOUT PARIS AGREEMENT At the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. Key elements The Paris AgreementRead Full Article

Accessible India Campaign: Analysis

Accessible India Campaign or Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan is a program which is set to be launched to serve the differently-ablecommunity of the country. The initiative also in line with the Article 9 of UNCRPD (UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) to which India is a signatory since 2007. The scheme also comes under Persons with DisabilitiesRead Full Article

Must Read News Articles – April 17

The Hindu Front Page / NATIONAL Election Commission seeks funds for paper trail units:  Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi has requested the Union Law Ministry for urgent release of funds, given the “prevailing environment,” to facilitate procurement of VVPAT (voter verifiable paper audit trail) machines for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Rs. 7 lakhRead Full Article

UPSC Current Affairs Questions and Answer Writing – Mains Marathon – April 17 UPSC Current Affairs Questions and Answer Writing – Mains Marathon – April 17

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. Do you think that EVMs are vulnerable? What are the concerns relating to the use of EVMs? (GS 2) क्या आपको लगता है कि ईवीएम असुरक्षित है? ईवीएम के उपयोग से संबंधित क्याRead Full Article