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Today's International Relations Question:State sponsored terrorism is the main security challenge faced by India and Afghanistan. Assess the statement. Read More...

  Oct 06, 2021   International Relations

Q Why is it in News ?A Paving the way for a major clean-up of bad loans in the banking system, the Union Cabinet has cleared a ₹30,600-crore guarantee programme for securities to be issued by the newly incorporated ‘bad bank’ for taking over and resolving non-performing assets (NPAs) amounting to ₹2 lakh crore.Q What is a Bad Bank?A A bad bank conveys the impression that it will function as a bank but has bad assets to start with.Technically, it is an asset reconstruction company (ARC) or an asset management company that takes over the bad loans of commercial banks, m... Read More...

  Oct 05, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A A team of scientists has resolved the genetic mystery of Simlipal’s so-called black tigers. Read More...

  Oct 05, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A The Agreement on Agriculture at the WTO is riddled with deep imbalances, which favour the developed countries and have tilted the rules against many developing countries, a Union Minister has said.Q  What is Agreement on Agriculture (AoA)A The Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) is an international treaty of the World Trade Organization.It was negotiated during the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and entered into force with the establishment of the WTO on January 1, 1995Q What are its Three pillars ? Read More...

  Oct 04, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The government of India recently announced an asset monetization plan, wherein existing public assets worth Rs 6 trillion would be monetized by leasing them out to private operators for fixed terms.The plan has generated a lot of print so it is worth discussing its pros and cons.Q What is National Monetisation Pipeline ? A The identified assets are primarily concentrated in roads, railways, power, oil and gas, and telecoms.The lease proceeds are expected to be used for new infrastructure investment which, in turn, will contribute to the gove... Read More...

  Oct 04, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A India’s unemployment rate in August was 8.3 per cent. This was higher than the 7 per cent recorded in July. The month-to-month variations notwithstanding, these are all very high unemployment rates.Q Why inflation gets more attention in India than unemployment?APeriodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) results showed the historically high unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent for 2017-18 (July to June). It was at a 45-year high.New norm at 7-8 per cent: Till then, India was used to recording an unemployment rate of ar... Read More...

  Oct 03, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The Capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has introduced T+1 settlement cycle for completion of share transactions on optional basis in a move to enhance market liquidity.Q What is T+1 Settlement System?A T+1 means that settlements will have to be cleared within one day of the actual transactions taking place.Currently, trades on the Indian stock exchanges are settled in two working days after the transaction is done (T+2).In April 2002, stock exchanges had introduced a T+3 rolling settlement cycle. This was sh... Read More...

  Oct 03, 2021   Economy

Q  Why is it in News ? A Audit regulator National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) wants to be positioned as a regulator for the entire gamut of financial reporting, covering all processes and participants in the financial reporting chain.Q What is NFRA?A NFRA is an independent regulator to oversee the auditing profession and accounting standards in India under Companies Act 2013.It came into existence in October 2018.After the Satyam scandal took place in 2009, the Standing Committee on Finance proposed the concept of the National Financial Reporting A... Read More...

  Oct 02, 2021   Economy

Q Why is it in News ?A The latest IPCC report has warned that increasing global warming will result in reductions in Arctic permafrost and the thawing of the ground is expected to release greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide. Read More...

  Oct 02, 2021  

Today's International Relations Question:Anti-terrorism cooperation has emerged as an important pillar of India's relationship with the countries in West Asia. Elucidate. Read More...

  Oct 05, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Are we witnessing Cold War 2.0? Read More...

  Oct 04, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations Question:The World order after the breakout of COVID-19 has further opened up India's strategic choices with the Western countries. Comment. Read More...

  Oct 04, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:Suggest measures to tackle erratic monsoon. Read More...

  Oct 02, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's International Relations Question;Do you agree that Quad has emerged one of the important pillars of India's security and foreign policy in recent years? Discuss. Read More...

  Oct 03, 2021   International Relations

Today's Current Affairs Question:What are the key features of Prime Minister POSHAN Scheme (PM-POSHAN)? Read More...

  Oct 01, 2021   Current Affairs

Q  Why is it in News ?  A The forthcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from November 1-12, 2021 is to re-examine the coordinated action plans to mitigate greenhouse gases and climate adaptation measures. Q How Green hydrogen as a fuel can be a game changer? A  Hydrogen is the most abundant element on the planet, but rarely in its pure form which is how we need it. High energy density: It has an energy density almost three times that of diesel. Read More...

  Oct 01, 2021   Bio-diversity, Environment

Q Why is it in News ?A On 31 August 2021, Sri Lanka declared a state of economic emergency, as it is running out of foreign exchange reserves for essential imports like food. Q How is Economic cooperation between India and Sri Lanka ? A India is Sri Lanka’s third-largest export destination, after the US and UK.More than 60% of Sri Lanka’s exports enjoy the benefits of the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, which came into effect in March 2000.India is also a major i... Read More...

  Oct 01, 2021   International Relations

Today's International Relations Question:Africa is an important partner in India's vision of Indo-Pacific. Discuss. Read More...

  Oct 01, 2021   International Relations

Today's Currant Affairs Question:Should tree plantations be counted toward reforestation goals? Read More...

  Sep 29, 2021   Current Affairs

Today's Polity Question: How does the Constitution of India ensure that  the election of the President of India conforms to the principles of federalism? Read More...

  Sep 29, 2021   Polity