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 …

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 …