What is Quantum Supremacy?

Context The Financial Times published from the UK reported that a draft research paper claimed Google researchers have achieved a long-sought-after goal in physics called “quantum supremacy”. The paper had appeared on the NASA website and was then pulled down, but the FT had retrieved a copy. Advertising About Quantum supremacy Read More …

How a US President can be impeached?

Context US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, over his alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, Trump’s potential rival in the 2020 elections. How does impeachment take place? Advertising What it means Impeachment is a provision Read More …

Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC or EAC-PM)

Context The government has reconstituted the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC or EAC-PM), dropping Rathin Roy and Shamika Ravi as part-time members. Bibek Debroy, who was appointed Chairman of the Council in 2017, continues in his post. What is the PMEAC, what role does it play, and Read More …

The Global Goalkeepers Award

Context Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the Global Goalkeeper award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York. At the same event, Payal Jangid, a 16-year-old activist from Rajasthan, was presented with the Changemaker award for her work against child marriage. Advertising The Goalkeeper awards felicitate changemakers around the Read More …

Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)

Context The Centre released the India TB Report 2019, which showed a 16% increase in the number of cases in 2018 as compared to the previous year. The report said 21.5 lakh TB cases were notified to the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) in 2018; India accounted for a Read More …

The National Population Register

Context In the backdrop of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam excluding 19 lakh among the 3.3 crore who had applied, the resurrection of the National Population Register (NPR) project has added to the uncertainty around the idea of citizenship in the country. Advertising Even as issues of privacy associated Read More …

Disk Substructures at High Angular Resolution Project (DSHARP)

In October 2017, astronomers spotted the first interstellar object known to pass through the Solar System, and named it ‘Oumuamua’. It gave rise to initial speculation that it was an alien spaceship, but scientists have since concluded that ‘Oumuamua likely has properties similar to a comet. Advertising This summer came Read More …

Must Read News Articles-September-27-2019

Narendra Modi, Hassan Rouhani discuss Chabahar port progress UNSC committee allows Hafiz Saeed to withdraw money for basic expenditure High drama at SAARC meet Institutions weakened, economy crippled Daewoo in, SAAB out of submarine tender Can the Indian economy ride out the storm? Declare a climate emergency

Must Read News Articles-September-26-2019

Narendra Modi pitches for India’s NSG entry Higher Education Bill in winter session Supreme Court rejects Kageri’s plea on framing guidelines for Speakers The real deal: On India-U.S. trade deal The meaning of oneness in ‘one nation’ Live and let live-in ‘Zero budget natural farming can solve farmers’ issues’ New Read More …

Must Read News Articles-September-25-2019

India, U.S. trade deal falls through PM pushes to strengthen FATF as Imran calls blacklist part of India’s ‘agenda’ PM, MEA ministers hold over 20 bilateral meets at UNGA India accepts RCEP tips on investments Another chance in Afghanistan Kerala police gear up to scan underworld of Internet Climate for Read More …