Facts Corner-Part-161

Populist Budget A populist Budget typically spends on schemes that are just handouts to please people and don’t have any enduring positive impact on the economy. Examples of such spending are waiving off farm loans, giving higher procurement prices for different crops to farmers and cutting income tax above the Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-160

Avangard system Starting from next year, in 2019, a new intercontinental strategic system Avangard will enter service in the Russian army and the first regiment in the Strategic Missile Troops will be deployed. Avangard, also known as “Objekt 4202,” is a hypersonic boost-glide missile system that is supposed to combine a high-performance Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-159

Fall Armyworm Tamil Nadu State government has recently launched awareness programme among farmers to fight invasive pest fall armyworm. It has been wreaking havoc in the farmlands of Maize in the state of Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Assam. It is a major maize pest in North America Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-158

National Investment & Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) Recently, information about (NIMZs) was given by the Minister of State of Commerce and Industry in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. NIMZs are one of the important instruments of National Manufacturing Policy, 2011. NIMZs are envisaged as large areas of developed land Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-157

Bogibeel Bridge in Assam: India’s longest railroad bridge The bridge is part of infrastructure projects planned by India to improve logistics along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The 4.94 km-long Bogibeel Bridge is Asia’s second and India’s longest railroad bridge. It is India’s only fully welded bridge, with the double-decker Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-156

Krishonnati Scheme The “Green Revolution – Krishonnati Scheme” aims to bring together under one umbrella 11 agricultural schemes besides their effective monitoring. These schemes look to develop the agriculture and allied sector in a holistic and scientific manner to increase the income of farmers by enhancing production, productivity and better Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-155

Operation Oliva The Coast Guard has launched the ‘Operation Oliva’ exercise as part of its annual mission to ensure the safe mid-sea sojourn of breeding Olive Ridley sea turtles. The exercise launched along the serene sea waters of Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha. The Coast Guard has chalked out a Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-154

Amazon river dolphins The dolphins of the Amazon river have been listed as “Endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in its latest “Red List” published in November 2018. There are two types of Amazon river dolphins namely, the “boto” and the “tucuxi”, which were once considered Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-153

Seismic Air Gun Seismic Air Gun consists of one or more pneumatic chambers that are pressurized with compressed air. When it is fired air into a fire chamber which in turn causes a piston to move, thereby allowing the air to escape the main chamber and producing a pulse of Read More …

Facts Corner-Part-152

PEETHA Odisha Chief Minister announced a new programme “PEETHA” for transparency and awareness on various government schemes. The programme, the Peoples Empowerment Enabling Transparency and Accountability or PEETHA aims to improve transparency in the distribution of individual and social benefits. TROPEX- 2019 Exercise Indian Navy will conduct its flagship large-scale Read More …