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Daily Current Events – 30 May 2016

2016-05-31T14:29:48+05:30

Prime Minister Modi’s Iran Visit: Chabahar and Beyond The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Iran, 22 May to 23 May 2016 has generated a good amount of enthusiasm in India. Simultaneously, it is also aimed at sending a clear signal to the international community that India is serious and means business about its intentions to play its legitimate role in the region while balancing out its friends across all spectrums of Islamic world. Ostensibly the underlying aim of the visit is to boost Indian connectivity with the region by signing the India-Iran-Afghanistan Trilateral Agreement on Transport and Transit [...]

Daily Current Events – 30 May 20162016-05-31T14:29:48+05:30

Polity Watch – The right to intervene

2017-02-13T23:06:13+05:30

The right to intervene:- Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). Hussein and Hammadi hoped that the U.S.S.R. would help save Iraq from the West’s barrage. Hammadi, who understood the shifts in world affairs, told Hussein that the war was not intended “only to destroy Iraq, but to eliminate the role of the Soviet Union so the United States can control the fate of all humanity”. Indeed, after the 1991 Gulf War, the U.S.S.R. fell [...]

Polity Watch – The right to intervene2017-02-13T23:06:13+05:30

Daily Debates – India and USA bonhomie – boon or bane ?

2016-05-31T12:39:15+05:30

Daily Debates – India and USA bonhomie – boon or bane ?   Background:-Recently there has been a shift in India’s foreign policy and it has moved much closer to USA that it ever did since independence.In this prospect , analyze what it holds for the future of two countries and what are its possible positive or negative spillovers. Provide your answer/perspective in the comments section.   […]

Daily Debates – India and USA bonhomie – boon or bane ?2016-05-31T12:39:15+05:30

Daily MCQS -22

2016-05-31T12:29:17+05:30

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Economy Watch – Renewable energy and the Employment prospects.

2017-02-13T23:05:43+05:30

Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide   More than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry – a five percent increase from last year – according to a report released  by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at its 11th Council meeting. The report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2016, also provides a global estimate of the number of jobs supported by large hydropower, with a conservative estimate of an additional 1.3 million direct jobs worldwide. […]

Economy Watch – Renewable energy and the Employment prospects.2017-02-13T23:05:43+05:30

Daily Debates – The Indian society’s celebrity obsession – are we dancing our way to failure ?

2016-05-30T10:30:11+05:30

The Indian society’s celebrity obsession – are we dancing our way to failure ? Provide your inputs in the comment section below. The answer should bring out the following:- 1)Why a particular sports is “religion” in India and the players are gods. 2)Why we value the entertainers more than the scientists.Moviestars becoming idols. 3)Our obsession with reel heroes than real heroes. 4)Remember the incident – when the newspapers cited two Bharat Ratna awardee – one was a sportsperson with a full page image and another one was a scientist with a passport size photo in the newspapers relegated to background. [...]

Daily Debates – The Indian society’s celebrity obsession – are we dancing our way to failure ?2016-05-30T10:30:11+05:30

Satire Sunday – Better than a thousand words !!!

2017-02-13T23:05:05+05:30

It has been quite long since we published our Sunday diaries.As we publish our daily current events everyday, we do come across some cartoon or satire which are indeed thought provoking. Last year we lost one such pioneer in the field – R.K.Laxman . There is no one at present who can generate more thoughts with a single stoke of a brush as he did.Writers write more than 1000 words to convey a message, but cartoonist/satirist just do it in tiny rectangular box of 8cm*5cm. We do discuss some of the cartoons and their meanings at UPSCTREE, and today , [...]

Satire Sunday – Better than a thousand words !!!2017-02-13T23:05:05+05:30

Daily Current Events – 28 May 2016

2017-02-13T23:04:42+05:30

Talgo Train And Metrino Pod :-The Rail and Road in 21st century India:- One of the major focus areas of the railway minister so far has been to reduce travel time by increasing the speed of the trains. The bullet train is a long term project. In the short term, he is focusing on how speeds can be increased without having to spend a bomb on revamping current infrastructure. […]

Daily Current Events – 28 May 20162017-02-13T23:04:42+05:30

Daily Current Events – 27 May 2016

2016-05-28T14:20:32+05:30

Water staircases in seas:- Internal waves, which move vertically through the ocean, can sometimes pass through “water staircases,” which are steplike variations of density of water, in such as manner as to churn up the underlying warm, salty water, thereby increasing the temperature of the top, cooler layers. This suggests a possible mechanism by which the upper layers of the Arctic Ocean warm up, causing the ice to melt. […]

Daily Current Events – 27 May 20162016-05-28T14:20:32+05:30

Daily MCQS – 21

2016-05-28T11:01:29+05:30

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