What is Zojila tunnel in J&K?

Zojila Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, the construction of which has today been approved by PM led Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, is an upcoming project which aims at providing all weather connectivity between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. This excludes approaches on Srinagar-Leh section connecting NH-1A at Km 95.00 and Read More …

Photovoltaic road tested in China

China successfully tested its first photovoltaic highway based on home-grown technology in the country’s eastern Shandong province on Thursday, according to reports from Xinhua. The road has wireless charging systems for electric vehicles. The road is constructed using solar panels which have a thin sheet of clear concrete on top Read More …

Pioneer of girls’ education

Hailed as the first woman teacher in the country, Savitribai Phule campaigned for girls’ education, widow remarriage and fought against social evils such as untouchability. Born into a family of farmers in 1831, in Maharashtra, Savitri was married off at nine. Seeing her deep thirst for learning, Jotirao, her husband, Read More …

How a British war memorial became a symbol of Dalit pride

The Koregaon Ranstambh (victory pillar) is an obelisk in Bhima-Koregaon village commemorating the British East India Company soldiers who fell in a battle on January 1, 1818, where the British, with just 834 infantrymen — about 500 of them from the Mahar community — and 12 officers defeated the 28,000-strong Read More …

Electoral Bonds for political donations

Context: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday outlined the basic contours of the electoral bonds scheme announced during the 2017 Budget, including their denominations, validity, and eligibility of the purchasers. Electoral Bonds: “Electoral bonds would be a bearer instrument in the nature of a promissory note and an interest-free Read More …

Defence Acquisition Council

The Government has set up a Defence Acquisition Council headed by the Defence Minister for decision making in regard to the totality of the new planning process. Which inter-alia involves according ‘in principle’ approval of Capital Acquisitionsin the long term perspective plan and for each Capital Acquisition programme. The decision flowing from the Defence Acquisition Read More …

Warming may turn quarter of Earth arid

Context: Over a quarter of the world’s land could become significantly drier even if global warming is limited to the target of two degree Celsius, according to scientists including one of Indian origin. The change would cause an increased threat of drought and wildfires. However, limiting global warming to under Read More …

Must Read News Articles-January-3-2018

We cant despire, we cant abandon things Among the multiple endings Sushma to go on tri-nation tour Israel passes new law on Jerusalem Questionable remdey Doctors call off strike after Centre defers Bill Rajya Sabha passes Bankruptcy Code bill Fears over FRDI bill misplaced:govt Electoral bonds for political donations notified Read More …

Health Burden In India-Analysis

A report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) links air pollution to respiratory diseases. As much as 30 per cent of all premature deaths due to air pollution in India are from diseases related to the respiratory system and every third child in Delhi has impaired lungs. India Read More …