Swine flu map since 2012

Context: The current swine flu outbreak has resulted in 4,571 cases and 169 deaths across the country, with over 40% of the cases in Rajasthan, according to Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) figures updated until January 27. Facts & Figures: Advertising Rajasthan had 1,856 cases (72 deaths) until that date. Read More …

The President’s address to both Houses of Parliament

Context: The President’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament at the beginning of the Budget Session every year is a Constitutional requirement. Article 87(1) says: “At the commencement of the first session after each general election to the House of the People and at the commencement of the first Read More …

DIPP rechristened to include internal

Context: The government has notified changing the name of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, and has enhanced its role. The notification has also included four new categories of responsibilities the renamed body will be in charge of, Read More …