NASA spacecraft captures farthest images away from Earth

Context: NASA’s New Horizons probe has captured the farthest images from Earth by a spacecraft, surpassing Voyager 1’s record of clicking a picture when it was 6.06 billion kilometres away from our planet. Other Facts: The routine calibration frame of the “Wishing Well” galactic open star cluster, made by the Read More …

Ujjwala Yojana to benefit eight crore women now

Why in News? • Union Cabinet has increased the target and budgetary allocation for the Ujjwala Yojana. Other cabinet decisions: • The Union cabinet also took few other decisions like: 1. Increasing the minimum support price for copra 2. ‎Extending the Discovered Small Fields Policy to include more oil and Read More …

What is false consensus effect in Psychology?

This refers to a cognitive bias that causes people to grossly overestimate the extent to which other people share their opinions, beliefs, and feelings on issues. People on social media websites who are exposed to political and other viewpoints that are similar to their own, for instance, may start to Read More …

Must Read News Articles-February-9-2018

Mahadayi: State to oppose extension of tribunal term SC flags exclusions under Aadhaar SC asks for roadmap on preservation of Taj Cabinet clears PM’s Research Fellows Scheme China offers mediation, rejects UN intervention Should States have their own flags? Big discoveries have small origins A boost to rural entrepreneurship Australia’s Read More …