Tech

India electrified

In News: India has electrified all its villages twelve days ahead of a deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The electrification of Leisang, in the eastern state of Manipur, marked a landmark moment in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s program to bring light to every one of India’s villages. Data showed that all of India… Continue reading India electrified

Political

Hague convention

Background:- Over three crore Indians living abroad have cross-border marriages. When such a diverse family unit breaks down, children suffer as they are dragged into an international legal battle between their parents. India has not signed the Hague treaty yet. Hague convention:- The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is an… Continue reading Hague convention

History

Significance of Individual Satyagraha in Indian freedom movement

Background:- Individual Satyagraha was direct result of August Offer. The Congress was in a confused state again after the August Offer. The radicals and leftists wanted to launch a mass Civil Disobedience Movement, but here Gandhi insisted on Individual Satyagraha. Individual Satyagraha:- The Individual Satyagraha was not to seek independence but to affirm the right of… Continue reading Significance of Individual Satyagraha in Indian freedom movement

India daily

India daily: 14/05/2018

1. Elephant Tusks are government property Key Pointers: The Supreme Court has ruled that tusks are the property of the government. The Supreme Court observed that there is a clear “declaration” in the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 on elephant tusks being government property. The ruling, however, may not affect individuals who have ownership certificates… Continue reading India daily: 14/05/2018

Political, Tech

Financing reindustrialization

Bring back development banks Context in view of Commercial banks: Many commercial banks in India are under financial stress. This has imparted a fragility to the banking system as a whole. Scams and scandals surface from time to time, making headline news. There is also a quiet crisis that runs deep. It is not audible… Continue reading Financing reindustrialization

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

Political

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

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