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India State of Forest Report 2017

India State of Forest Report 2017

India State of Forest Report 2017 The Environment Ministry’s ‘India State of Forest Report 2017’ based on satellite imagery, may present a net positive balance in the form of 24.4% of India’s land area under some form of forest or tree cover, but this is but a broad-brush assessment. According to the report, forest and tree cover […]

BUDGET 2018- Highlights

BUDGET 2018- Highlights

BUDGET 2018- Highlights: 1. Increase the custom duty on mobiles from 15% to 20% and on some other mobile parts to 15%, and some parts of TVs to 15%. 2. Increase the health and education cess to 4% 3. Tax long-term capital gains exceeding Rs 1 lakh in listed stock at 10%. 4. Rs 50,000 […]

India- 5th Largest Economy

India- 5th Largest Economy

 India is set to emerge as the world’s fifth largest economy by overtaking Britain and France, a report by a global forecaster showed on Tuesday.And, India will emerge as the world’s third largest economy by 2027, the report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) said. “The World Economic League Table shows that despite temporary setbacks from […]

Baswan Committee- changes in Civil Services Exam

Baswan Committee- changes in Civil Services Exam

Baswan Committee recommends reduction of upper age limit, removal of optional paper The Civil Services examination that selects the top bureaucrats in the country is likely to see major changes that includes reduction of upper age limit and removal of an optional paper in the mains , to ensure level-playing field for all the aspirants.The […]

India-U.S.-Afghanistan New opportunity

India-U.S.-Afghanistan New opportunity

Indo US Afghanistan policy analysis – Current Affairs Magic  Update on Oct 2nd 2017 for IAS/ KAS Mains 2017. Background:  During his recent visit, Chief executive participated at the India-Afghanistan Trade & Investment Show which was inaugurated on September 27, 2017 by Finance Minister. He delivered Lecture on ‘Regional Peace-building’ at the Indian Council of World […]

Bullet Train- India & japan

Bullet Train- India & japan

BULLET TRAIN Length 508 KMs double line. Longest 21 KMs tunnel with 7 KMs under sea at Thane Creek. Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail will be passing through two states, Maharashtra 155.642 KMs and Gujarat 350.530 KMs and one Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli 2 KMs. 12 stations: Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, […]

NavIC – IRNSS-1H

NavIC – IRNSS-1H

Launched on board PSLV-C39, IRNSS-1H will be a ’back-up’ navigation satellite for IRNSS-1A, one of the seven satellites in the constellation, as its three rubidium atomic clocks on board had stopped functioning .The launch vehicle PSLV-C39 will use the ‘XL’ version of PSLV equipped with six strap-ons, each carrying 12 tons of propellant.The over 1,400 […]

NOTA & RajyaSabha Polls

NOTA & RajyaSabha Polls

Should NOTA (none of the above) be an option in a State Assembly vote for the Rajya Sabha, as it is for the electorate in direct elections? Following the Gujarat Assembly secretary’s statement that the “NOTA” option will be available on the ballot paper in the Rajya Sabha election next week, both the Congress and […]