Carnot Prize 2018

Context: Recognising the pathbreaking transformations in India’s energy sector under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design is awarding its fourth annual Carnot Prize to Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal and former Minister of Read More …

Building the future together

Context: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that building the future together is the need of the hour and promoting Inclusive growth and Sustainable Connectivity should be the priority. He was intervening in the first Plenary Session of 12th ASEM Summit, in Brussels, Belgium. Theme: Read More …

National Human Rights Commission

Background: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is an autonomous public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Ordinance of 28 September 1993.  It was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (TPHRA).The NHRC is the National Human Rights Commission of Read More …

Information overload is always preferable to information deficit

Takeaways of President of India inaugurates 13th convention of the Central Information Commission: Context: Recently the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 13th Convention of the Central Information Commission in New Delhi. Information is the essence of democracy: The President said that free flow of information is the essence of Read More …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Context: The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced its new Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in India, which would aim to bring together the government and business leaders to pilot emerging technology policies. Industry 4.0 & India: The components of “Industry 4.0” actually have the ability to transform the present Read More …

World Bank’s Human Capital Index

Context: The World Bank released a Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the World Development Report 2019.  About HCI & its Theme: Broader theme of the World Development Report (WDR) this year is “The Changing Nature of Work”. As part of this report, the World Bank has launched a Human Read More …

‘MedWatch’ Mobile Health App

On the occasion of 86th anniversary, the Indian Air Force has launched an innovative mobile health App named ‘MedWatch’ in keeping with the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Digital India, Ayushman Bharat and Mission Indradhanush’. The app is conceived by the doctors of IAF and developed in house by Directorate of Information Technology (DIT) Read More …

Section 151A of the Representation of the People Act 1951 mandates ECI to fill casual vacancies

Context: It is understood that some newspapers have reported that the Commission on the one hand announced the bye elections to fill the three casual vacancies in Lok Sabha from Karnataka while the bye elections to fill five vacancies in Lok Sabha from Andhra Pradesh have not been announced. Section Read More …

Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery

Context: The foundation stone for Second Generation (2G) Ethanol Bio-refinery of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited being set up at Baulasingha village, Bhatli Tehsil, Bargarh ditrict, Odisha was laid by Governor of Odisha Professor Ganeshi Lal. The Bio-refinery, the first of its kind to be set up, will have a capacity Read More …