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Solar & Hydro Projects -India

Solar & Hydro Projects -India

The Cabinet has approved the doubling of solar park capacity to 40,000 MW, which will entail an additional 50 solar parks to be set up at a cost to the government of ₹8,100 crore, Minister of New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.Mr. Goyal added that while most of the additional 50 solar […]

PSLV rocket- 104 Satellites- ISRO

PSLV rocket- 104 Satellites- ISRO

These include the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series. Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)  C37 rocket on Wednesday morning lifted off successfully with a record 104 satellites, including the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series. The PSLV-XL variant rocket, standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 320 tonnes, tore into the morning skies at 9.28 […]

BUDGET 2017

BUDGET 2017

  Budget 2017 – Current Affairs Magic Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2017-18 in the Lok Sabha today. Here are the highlights of the Union Budget: 1. India stands out as a bright spot amid world economic gloom . 2. Our focus will be on energising youth to reap benefits of growth and […]

KAMBALA – IS ORDINANCE NEEDED?

KAMBALA – IS ORDINANCE NEEDED?

On the lines of the Jallikattu stir in Tamil Nadu, a fresh agitation demanding revocation of ban on Kambala is brewing in Karnataka. Kambala, a centuries-old tradition held in coastal Karnataka annually, is a buffalo race. 10 things you should know about the buffalo race: It is an annual buffalo race going on for early […]

Jallikattu- Ordinance Act- TN youth Movement

Jallikattu- Ordinance Act- TN youth Movement

Jallikattu- Ordinance Act- TN youth The Tamil Nadu specific ordinance to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960 provides an exemption to jallikattu by bypassing the provision in the parent law that deals with restrictions on ‘performing animals’. Called the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Ordinance 2017, the new law […]

Appointments as “spoils system”

Appointments as “spoils system”

Appointments as “spoils system” The Supreme Court’s observations on the quality of a round of appointments made to the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission last year expose the gross disrespect shown by the State government to the institutional integrity of the constitutional body. Standing by the Madras High Court judgment quashing the appointment of 11 […]

Personal Genomics- Year 2017

Personal Genomics- Year 2017

The conversation around personal genomics amplified in 2016, as did the range of diagnostic options This may have been the year personal genomics came of age in India. While tests to check for mutations that make one more vulnerable to breast cancer have been available in India since 2010, companies this year have expanded the […]

Watal committee – Digital Payments

Watal committee – Digital Payments

The government’s cashless payment push needs to be urgently backed with legislative steps to protect customers and their data, allow open access payment systems and let the payments regulatory board function independently of the Reserve Bank of India’s central banking functions, the committee on digital payments led by former Finance Secretary Ratan Watal said. Stating […]

Team Indus-Lunar XPrize

Team Indus-Lunar XPrize

A rover designed by Bengaluru-based Team Indus, India’s entrant into the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, is in the final development stages before its flight to the moon next year  Team Indus, They started out as one of 30 teams, and now, as the December 2017 deadline for the competition draws nearer, they are set to […]

India -China Trade Deficit

India -China Trade Deficit

India’s trade deficit with China increased to $52.69 billion in 2015-16 from $48.48 billion in the previous financial year, Parliament was informed on Monday. During the April-September period of 2016-17, the deficit is at $25.22 billion, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.“Increasing trade deficit with China […]