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

Tech

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

Uncategorized

India’s air pollution crisis

      Context: A new report from the World Health Organisation highlights not only how widespread air pollution is in urban India, but also how deficient air quality monitoring is. Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today. Last year, the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, attributed… Continue reading India’s air pollution crisis

Political

Gandhiji withdraw from Civil Disobedience Movement

Background :- Gandhi described his 11 points as being very simple but vital needs of India which would fill out the word Independence and give it meaning to ordinary people. The 11 points combined such issues of general interest as 50% cuts in army expenses and civil service salaries, total prohibition, release of political prisoners… Continue reading Gandhiji withdraw from Civil Disobedience Movement

Political, Uncategorized

We need Aadhaar, not just for phones

  Background: India’s Unique Identification project is the world’s largest biometrics-based identity programme.Initially, the project had a limited aim – to stop theft and pilferage from India’s social welfare programmes by correctly identifying the beneficiaries using their biometrics. But now, the use of Aadhaar is expanding into newer areas, including business applications. From food rations… Continue reading We need Aadhaar, not just for phones

India daily

India daily: 07/05/2018

1. Border Roads Organisation (BRO)   Context: Border Roads Organisation (BRO), is celebrating its Raising Day on 07 May 2018. It is celebrating its 58 years of glorious service to the nation.   Background: Since its inception in 1960, so far the Organisation has grown from 02 to 19 projects. The works executed have ensured… Continue reading India daily: 07/05/2018

India daily

India daily: 05/05/2018

1. National security clearance policy   Context: The Home Ministry has given security clearance to more than 5,000 investment proposals, including for Foreign Direct Investment, in the last four years. Among the foreign countries, U.S., China (including Hong Kong), Mauritius, U.K. has received the green signal for the maximum number of projects at 10 each,… Continue reading India daily: 05/05/2018