GS-2, GS-3, Uncategorized

Digital vans all set to take e-governance to rural areas

The Hindu Government’s new initiative: The government will roll out a new campaign under which 66 digital vans. Van will be equipped with Internet and audio-visual facilities, will go to 657 districts by March 2017 to increase awareness about various e-governance services in rural and semi-urban areas. Aim: To reach out to more than 10… Continue reading Digital vans all set to take e-governance to rural areas

Editorials, GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

With connectivity comes growth

Livemint Issue: The paramount measure of power in the 21st century is connectivity, specifically to global infrastructure networks, trade flows, capital markets and the digital economy. India is now getting connected in each of these arenas and is thus taken much more seriously as a long-term pillar of the global system. India in its neighbourhood:… Continue reading With connectivity comes growth

Editorials, GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Enter the superbug?

Article Link Summary: Researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort. This has caused alarm among public health and infectious disease experts. The person was carrying coli bearing a new gene, mcr-1, which is resistant to even colistin, the last available antibiotic that works against strains… Continue reading Enter the superbug?

GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Launching Aditya-L1 satellite for solar study underway- ISRO chairman

ISRO chairman Kiran Kumar recently revealed that the scientific mission of launching Aditya-L1 satellite for solar studies is underway. Aditya-L1 is slated for lift-off in 2018-2019. About the mission: It is India’s first solar mission. It will study the sun’s outer most layers, the corona and the chromospheres and collect data about coronal mass ejection,… Continue reading Launching Aditya-L1 satellite for solar study underway- ISRO chairman

GS-2, Indian Polity, Uncategorized

North Eastern Council likely to be upgraded as resource centre

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the recently held the North Eastern Council Plenary meeting, hinted at the possibility of upgrading the North Eastern Council (NEC) as a state-of-the-art resource centre capable of meeting the aspirations of the people. The meeting was attended by Governors and Chief Ministers of all North Eastern states. At the meeting,… Continue reading North Eastern Council likely to be upgraded as resource centre

Editorials, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

The new game changer in Pakistan BY INSIGHTS · MAY 28, 2016

Summary: Much hype has been created around the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, since it was announced in April 2015. It is a game-changer and is expected to transform Pakistan into an Asian Giant, say some experts in Pak. This gains even more prominence when contrasted to the $5 billion investment made by… Continue reading The new game changer in Pakistan BY INSIGHTS · MAY 28, 2016

Editorials, GS-2, GS-3, Uncategorized

India and the NSG

Recently, India rejected China’s contention that it must sign the NPT to get membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, saying France was included in the elite group without signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty. All you need to know about the issue: What is NSG? Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a multinational body concerned with reducing nuclear… Continue reading India and the NSG

Editorials, GS-2, Uncategorized

Reaching the last village

Indian Express As per the 2011 Census, there are 6,40,930 villages in India, of which around 6,00,000 can be regarded as inhabited. Census’s definition of urban area: If a settlement is under a municipality, corporation, cantonment board or a notified town area committee, it becomes a statutory town and is hence urban. Another definition of… Continue reading Reaching the last village

GS-2, Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, recently chaired his 12th interaction through PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to disbursement of scholarships/fellowships to students. He sought to know the reasons for the delay, and enquired about… Continue reading PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Government approves capital goods sector policy

The Hindu News First -ever policy for the capital goods sector approved by the Cabinet . Key points of the policy It aims to triple the value of production of capital goods to Rs.7.5 lakh crore by 2025 and create more than 21 million jobs. It envisages increasing exports to 40 per cent of production… Continue reading Government approves capital goods sector policy