Must Read News Articles-October-10-2019

Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping ‘informal summit’ in Chennai from October 11 India’s data localisation plans hang in the balance Maintaining the India-China stride length In Kashmir, opening a Pandora’s Box Slowdown effects more pronounced in India: IMF Ten years after ‘suicide’ mission, NASA thirsts for lunar water India slips 10 places Read More …

Must Read News Articles-October-09-2019

Rural children breastfed more: survey Nationwide NRC: Centre has to set common cut-off date India, China relations are of global significance: Chinese envoy Sun Weidong A life in the balance Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale in France; delivery in May 2020 Kejriwal yet to get MEA nod to visit Denmark Read More …

Graded Response Action Plan

Context Starting October 15, some stricter measures to fight air pollution will come into force in Delhi’s neighbourhood, as part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). The action plan has already been in effect for two years in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). What is new in Read More …

Explained: What does bunad mean?

When Norwegian Ambassador Hans Jacob Frydenlund went to Rashtrapati Bhavan to present his credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind recently, he was wearing his country’s traditional folk costume. Called a “bunad”, it is not a single kind of costume but an umbrella term with several regional variations. A bunad often Read More …

What does ‘no dengue deaths’ really mean?

Context Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted the “stunning results” of his government’s campaign to get people to invest 10 minutes every week to stop dengue mosquitoes from breeding: “The number of cases in Delhi so far is just 356, compared to 650 by this time last year”, he posted; “most importantly, we have Read More …