17 July, 2020

  • Rebel MLAs move High Court Against Speaker's notice ( Debate about Anti-Defection) (Polity & Governance)
  • India registers a steep decline in MMR (Social Issues)
  • Sources of Government's Borrowings - (Indian Economy)
  • Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA): Importance for India (International Relations)
  • Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (Polity & Governance)
  • Offshore Derivative Instruments (Indian Economy)
  • Serological Survey and its Importance (Science & Technology)
  • Question for the day

Prelims Quiz


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    Rebel MLAs move High Court against Speaker’s notice

    • Political drama in Rajasthan - legal and constitutional challenges
    • What is the anti-defection law?
    • Disqualification
    • Advantages of anti-defection law
    • Various Recommendations to overcome the challenges posed by the law


    India registers a steep decline in MMR

    • Who’s definition of maternity mortality 
    • Measurement of maternal mortality 
    • How malnutrition is leading to higher MMR and IMR in India
    • Schemes related to maternal mortality rate 


    Sources of government’s borrowing

    • Various sources of government borrowing 
    • Ways and means advances


    Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA): Importance for India

    Traders in Punjab’s Amritsar are upbeat about resuming their business after Pakistan recently allowed Afghanistan to send goods to India using the Attari-Wagah border under the Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement.

    Both Pakistan and India had suspended trade through the Attari-Wagah border in March this year to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    • About the agreement
    • Features of the agreement
    • Then how does Afghanistan trades with India through land route?
    • So do these trucks return empty?
    • What are the benefits to India
    • Then what are the issues?


    Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

    • Salient features of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016


    Off Shore Derivate Instruments

    • Participatory notes


    Serological Survey and its importance

    • What is serosurveillance?
    • How does the survey work?
    • Why delay in publishing result of the survey?

    Snehil 7 months ago

    The second question appears to ask about Janani Suraksha Yojana. The JSY is targeted at institutional delivery (especially oriented towards vulnerabe section) with ASHA workers acting as a link between the government and the beneficiaries. The scheme involves a cash benefit of Rs. 1000, but the given components are not specifically essential to the JSY, rather these form part of JSSK. The free drugs, free diagnostics, and free transportation is part of JSSK. Please confirm whether JSY and JSSK could be assumed similar, as the stated components differ and the latter was subsequently introduced in 2011 to bring down out of pocket expenditure.
    Perhaps, the answer should be (a).

    Srikanth Yerravally 7 months ago

    Thank you sir

    MRITUNJAY RAI 7 months ago


    RISHI JETHI 7 months ago

    Request to all other Rau DNS teachers to follow this pattern while covering issues.