India daily

India daily: 11/05/2018

1. Lassa fever Context: Nigeria has announced that it is free from Lassa fever outbreak. The announcement follows the epidemiological review by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).   Lassa fever- key facts: Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 2-21 days duration that occurs in… Continue reading India daily: 11/05/2018


OPINION: India shouldn’t join OBOR until issues of CPEC clear

Background: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s ambitious project for increasing connectivity and economic cooperation within Eurasia. OBOR strategy is often reported as China’s ambitious push to take a bigger role in global affairs and expand its friend circle India’s present stand on OBOR: Its principal objection was that CPEC passed through Pakistan-occupied… Continue reading OPINION: India shouldn’t join OBOR until issues of CPEC clear


Saubhagya Scheme

Background:- India has been gradually succeeding in the provision of basic needs to its citizens from safe drinking water, to food security, to schooling. Access to electricity for all is now nearing completion, with about 1,25,000 villages and over 50 crore people having gotten access over the last decade. All remaining households in the country… Continue reading Saubhagya Scheme

Art and Culture

Art and Culture of Medieval India

Background:- The current narrative of intolerance and mutual distrust can only be wiped out if the interactive cultural and literary history of medieval India is put together Cultural syncretism is a distinguishing feature of Indian society and polity of Medieval period:-   Medieval period India witnessed a creative synthesis of Hindu and Islamic civilizations and… Continue reading Art and Culture of Medieval India

India daily

India daily: 10/05/2018

1. Madhya Pradesh Gets India’s First Smart Cities Control Centre Context: In a major step towards realising the centre’s smart city mission (SCM), the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday launched the country’s first Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) for all seven smart cities of the state in Bhopal. About the ICCC: ICCC is a… Continue reading India daily: 10/05/2018

India daily

India daily: 09/05/2018

1. Tholu Bommalata Context: Tholu Bommalata, the traditional puppetry art form of Andhra Pradesh, has lost its sheen. Now, there are only a few artisans to carry forward the art.   Background: Years ago, the art was active in the four districts of Rayalaseema, especially in the border villages of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. However… Continue reading India daily: 09/05/2018


Artificial intelligence (AI)

    Context: Aiming to foster growth for India’s nascent artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) ecosystem, NITI Aayog and Google have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI).   Under the program, Google and NITI Aayog will work on the following initiatives: Organise trainings for relevant government functionaries to introduce them to open source… Continue reading Artificial intelligence (AI)

India daily

India daily: 08/05/2018

1. One Stop Centres(OSCs)   Context: 100 additional One Stop Centres have been approved by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.   About One Stop Centres(OSCs): Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), has formulated a… Continue reading India daily: 08/05/2018