17th India Russia Annual Summit to be held in Goa

The 17th India Russia Annual Summit will be held in Goa today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold restricted talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Goa as part of 17th India Russia Annual Bilateral Summit. This will be followed by delegation level talks between India and Russia. Both leaders Read More …

Towards a kerosene-free India-Crux of The Hindu Editorial

Topic: PDS: objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping-GS-03 After the success of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)/cooking gas, the government has now decided to launch DBT for kerosene (DBTK), starting with pilots in the State of Jharkhand. Challenges before implementation: The lack of a streamlined and unified digital Read More …

SCATSat-1 (Scatterometer Satellite-1-All About It

SCATSat-1 is an OceanSat-2 follow-up mission, actually a gap-filler mission between OceanSat-2 and -3, under development at ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) with the objective to continue the global ocean wind vector data acquisition started by the OSCAT (OceanSat-2 Scanning Scatterometer). The information of global ocean surface winds is an Read More …

Unicef initiative to tackle malnutrition in children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) is planning to launch a pilot project of supplying nutritious food for children in the State. Unicef, with the help of government departments involved in child care, other stakeholders and NGOs, is proposing to launch Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) and supply Read More …

India’s first international arbitration centre inaugurated in Mumbai-Prelims-2017

The first International Arbitration Centre of India was inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra to provide an arbitration platform for Indian business houses to negotiate commercial disputes. The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA) was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Key Facts: • With this Maharashtra becomes first state in Read More …

September-2016 Current Affairs Compilations

Hello Friends. We have launched our 2nd Edition of Current Affairs Compilation which is specially designed for Prelims-2017. We have tried our level best to cover each and every important topics from The Hindu, PIB, Indian Express and little bit from Wikipedia. It’s Our humble request to the subscriber to Read More …

10 things to know about Indus Water Treaty

At a time when States within India are unable to find an amicable solution to sharing water from rivers that flow between them, India and Pakistan are living examples of how water resources can be shared through legal frame work. For 56 years, both India and Pakistan are peacefully sharing Read More …

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos selected for Nobel Peace Prize for 2016

The UN today hailed this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, for his political courage and voiced hope the award would boost his country’s troubled peace process. The UN rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, would obviously hope that this gives a big boost to the Read More …

The HIV/AIDS situation in India, and how the new Bill will protect victims-Indian Express

More than two years after it was introduced in Rajya Sabha, a revised draft of the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014, which makes discriminating against a person living with HIV/AIDS a punishable offence, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday. How will it change things in Read More …