‘Attingal Revolt’ of 1721

A section of historians in Kerala  disputed the Centre’s move to announce Odisha’s 1817 Paika Rebellion as the “First War of Independence”, saying various uprisings against foreign powers had occurred in the southern State much before it, but never got due recognition. They said the coastal State had witnessed a number of Read More …

Centre turns to ‘sewage-eating’ microbes

HIGHLIGHTS Under bioremediation technique, activated microbes eat up contaminants such as oil and organic matter The bacteria play a vital role in treatment of sewage without causing any release of foul odour Pollutants like heavy metals and toxic chemicals are reduced As urgency grows to show results for its Clean Read More …

Loan Agreement for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project

The Government of India and the World Bank signed a $200 million Loan Agreement for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. The Project will support the Government of Assam to facilitate agri-business investments, increase agriculture productivity and market access, and enable small farm holders produce crops that are resilient Read More …

India and Italy today inked six pacts

India and Italy today inked six pacts, including on boosting cooperation in the energy and trade sectors, after extensive talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni on key issues such as terrorism and cyber crime. The two leaders also discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral Read More …

MSME Samadhaan

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Shri Giriraj Singh launched MSME Delayed Payment Portal – MSME Samadhaan (http://msefc.msme.gov.in) empowering micro and small entrepreneurs across the country to directly register their cases relating to delayed payments by Central Ministries/Departments/CPSEs/State Governments.  Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 contains provisions Read More …

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAM 2017: General Studies Paper – 3 Question Paper

Among several factors for India’s potential growth, savings rate is the most effective one. Do you agree? What are the other factors available for growth potential? (Answer in 150 words) Account for the failure of manufacturing sector in achieving the goal of labour-intensive exports rather than capital-intensive exports. Suggest measures Read More …