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17th Lok Sabha : Elections 2019

17th Lok Sabha : Elections 2019

Simultaneous Assembly elections to be held in four States, Voting in seven phases in U.P., Bihar and West Bengal, 17.4 lakh VVPAT units to be used in all polling stations Elections to the 17th Lok Sabha will be conducted in seven phases across the country from April 11 to May 19. The counting of votes will […]

UNION BUDGET 2019- HIGHLIGHTS

UNION BUDGET 2019- HIGHLIGHTS

UNION BUDGET 2019- HIGHLIGHTS Tax 1. Within 2 years, Tax assessment will be done electronically 2. IT returns processing in just 24 hours 3. Minimum 14% revenue of GST to states by Central Govt. 4. Custom duty has abolished from 36 Capital Goods 5. Recommendations to GST council for reducing GST rates for home buyers […]

A Question: Citizenship ( Amendment) Bill 2016

A Question: Citizenship ( Amendment) Bill 2016

Why the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is so contentious in the Northeast What is the Bill about? More than 33 years after an anti-foreigners’ agitation from 1979 to 1985, Assam is in turmoil again — this time because of the Modi government’s bid to get the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Parliament. Assam and the […]

GSAT-11 by ISRO

GSAT-11 by ISRO

Weighing about 5,854 kg, the GSAT-11, built by ISRO, is to enable much faster Internet services than now to users down home over the next 15 years. As most of India slept, its heaviest and most advanced communication satellite, GSAT-11, was shot to space from a European spaceport in faraway South America.The mission of the […]

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2018

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2018

Dr Aditi Sen De is the only female winner this year On the occasion of its foundation day, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.(CSIR) has put out the list of recipients of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology for 2018. Every year, several scientists below the age of 45 are selected from various institutions across the country and […]

AIDS- Wiping out in 2030 is Not easy

AIDS- Wiping out in 2030 is Not easy

NACO’s HIV Estimations 2017 report shows there are still 21.4 lakh infected people in India India’s long battle against AIDS is not likely to end any time soon, if the latest figures released by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) on Friday is any indication. The data revealed that, as of 2017, there were still […]

Shah Faesal IAS + Twitter= Enquiry

Shah Faesal IAS + Twitter= Enquiry

Should an IAS officer be free to air views on social media or is it unbecoming behaviour? A departmental inquiry has been initiated against Kashmir cadre IAS officer Shah Faesal for posting a tweet about rape culture in South Asia. The Department of Personnel and Training found his tweet in violation of the code of […]

NEET / JEE Exam twice a Year – 2018

NEET / JEE Exam twice a Year – 2018

In an ideal system, admission to higher education courses would be based on assessment of aptitude and suitability, and a testing process that is transparent, accessible and fair. India’s policymakers have struggled to create a credible national admissions apparatus for professional degree programmes that accommodates the diversity and plurality of the country. The two-level Joint […]

ISRO Making Green Propellant

ISRO Making Green Propellant

ISRO Seeks to replace Hydrazine fuel for future missions Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have reported progress in the development of an environment-friendly propellant to power satellites and spacecraft.The effort is to replace the conventional hydrazine rocket fuel, a highly toxic and carcinogenic chemical, with a greener propellant for future missions. Initial […]

US & China Trade War

US & China Trade War

The consistent undermining of multilateralism by the U.S. must be countered This week has seen rounds of tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China, set off by U.S. President Donald Trump levying import duties of 25% and 10% on American steel and aluminium imports, respectively, in early March. Mr. Trump, who has repeatedly used the U.S. […]