Monthly Archives: April 2017

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

ForumIAS Current Affairs Magazine: Prelims Special: Polity ForumIAS Current Affairs Magazine: Prelims Special: Polity

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Daily MCQs: UPSC Prelims Marathon: April 15 Daily MCQs: UPSC Prelims Marathon: April 15

 

Daily Editorials: Kashmir Saga Daily Editorials: Kashmir Saga

Context The problem in Kashmir has accentuated again after the encounter of young Hizbul Muzzahhiddin militant Burhan Wani after the series of protests against the Indian state, its administration and armed forces has put the region in stalemate. Recently, the by poll elections attracted merely 2.03% votes accompanied by skirmishes with the Army highlighted theRead Full Article

ForumIAS Current Affairs Magazine: Prelims Special: Environment ForumIAS Current Affairs Magazine: Prelims Special: Environment

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Must Read News Articles – April 15 Must Read News Articles – April 15

The Hindu Front Page / NATIONAL India seeks access to Jadhav: India on Friday again sought consular access to former Navy official Kulbhushan Jadhav now facing the gallows in Pakistan, which has not addressed 13 earlier requests for the same. BHIM-Aadhaar will be an economic giant: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BHIM-Aadhaar (a digital payment platformRead Full Article