Tag - october

Daily Current Affairs – 28th October,2016

Banking – Non Performing Assets What are Non Performing Assets?   As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI), an asset, including a leased asset, becomes non-performing when it ceases to generate income for the bank. A ‘Non-Performing Asset’ (NPA) was defined as a credit facility in respect [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 27th October, 2016

Reviving decentralisation in Indian planning For long, the Planning Commission, which was formed by an Executive order (thus could be easily abolished), formulated five year plans for India. It was considered virtually an executive arm of the Union government. In contrast to it, a [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 26th October, 2016

India and it’s Foreign Policy Need for changes in foreign policy The present day geopolitical world is continuously evolving and relationships, multilateral or bilateral, and alignments are neither permanent nor consistent. Although India has been making necessary changes in it’s foreign policy by pursuing a robust [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 25th October, 2016

Need for Industrial Revolution in India In early 2016, the Economic report of the President (US) highlighted the threat from automation to lesser skilled occupations in manufacturing and services. Resounding the same threat, the recently released World Development Report by the World Bank said [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 24th October, 2016

Changing Dynamics in Central Asia and Afghanistan Fast recap on current developments in Central and South Asia In recent months, security situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated and relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan are tense. Although Afghanistan has signed a peace agreement with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s Hezb-i-Islami, [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 22nd October, 2016

India-EU water management cooperation Recently, a MoU was signed between Indian and the European Union (EU) on water cooperation at the World Sustainable Development Summit. Both share a vision for a sustainable water management. Brief of MoU: The MoU envisages strengthening the technological, scientific and management [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 20th October, 2016

Taking forward India-Myanmar relation Fading relevance of SAARC In recent months before Uri Attack, India was considering various measures to deal with dismal role of SAARC. SAARC had been inefficient in its objectives- promoting economic integration, developing transportation and energy corridors and promoting cooperation to [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 19th October, 2016

FRBM Act and Committee to review FRBM targets Background: In 1980s, India saw a sharp deterioration of the fiscal situation, which ultimately culminated in the balance of payments crisis of 1991. Within a decade of economic liberalisation, the fiscal deficit and debt situation again seemed [...]

Daily Current Affairs – 18th October, 2016

Triple Talaq case: the judicial intervention In news: The debate around triple talaq and Uniform Civil Code (UCC) has once again surfaced with mixing of two issues. Though the Law Commission sought public opinion on the exercise of revising and reforming family laws of all [...]