India’s first EMC is coming to Andhra Pradesh

Context: India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will be coming to Andhra Pradesh. The Government of India, through the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY), had announced in 2012 about setting up an EMC in India, with grant-in-aid for establishing such clusters. About EMC: An EMC is designed and developed for providing facilities and Read More …

World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018’ report

Context: An upturn in the global economy—now growing by about 3 per cent—paves the way to reorient policy towards longer-term issues such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2018, launched. The World Read More …

India ranks 100th in Legatum Prosperity Index 2017

Context: After rising up in the Ease of Doing Business Index, India has upgraded its ranks in ‘The Legatum Prosperity Index 2017’ as well. At present, the rising trend in India’s prosperity is significant in view of the fact that India registered lower economic growth following demonetisation and implementation of the goods and Read More …

OEMs require govt nod to supply e-buses under FAME

Context: Original equipment manufacturers will have to seek approval from the Department of Heavy Industry before accepting any proposal to supply electric buses for availing incentives under the FAME India scheme.  The move is aimed at facilitating the smooth roll out and management of demand incentives for electric buses under the scheme. All Read More …

DNA fingerprinting or DNA profiling

DNA fingerprinting or DNA profiling is method of isolating and identifying variable elements within the base-pair sequence of DNA. DNA fingerprinting technology is utilised by police all over the world for fool-proof identification of criminals who leave their traces at crime scene while committing crime. The technology plays a crucial role Read More …

ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit

Context: New Delhi hosted an Asean-India Connectivity Summit (AICS) on December 11-12 on the theme “Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century”. The event comes ahead of the visit of the leaders of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) here Read More …

SC agrees to examine plea to bar politicians from contesting from two seats

Context:  The Supreme Court has agreed to adjudicate on whether politicians could be barred from contesting from more than one seat in an election and has sought assistance from the Attorney General (AG) to decide the issue. Background: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging Section 33(7) Read More …