GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Indians online to hit 730 mn by 2020

As per the report ‘The Future of Internet in India’, compiled by Nasscom and Akamai Technologies, the number of Internet users in India is likely to more than double to 730 million by 2020. As of December 2015, there were about 330 million Internet users in the country. Highlights of the report: India, which has… Continue reading Indians online to hit 730 mn by 2020

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

More cold chains, food parks to boost farm incomes

The government is planning to set up 100 new cold chain projects at a cost of Rs. 12,000 crore to Rs.13,000 crore. The centre has also kicked off the process to invite investors to set up six new mega food parks. These measures are aimed at boosting farm sector incomes by establishing farm to fork… Continue reading More cold chains, food parks to boost farm incomes

Editorials, Essay, GS-2, Uncategorized

Draft National Education Policy

Objective The National Education Policy 2016 envisages creation of a credible education system capable of ensuring       Inclusive quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all       Producing students/graduates equipped with the knowledge, skills, attitude and values that are required to lead a productive life       Participate in the country’s development process       Respond to the ever changing requirements… Continue reading Draft National Education Policy

Editorials, GS-3, Uncategorized

Power cuts in a time of surplus

India has, for the first time in history, declared that it will not have a power deficit this year. The country will have a surplus of 3.1% during peak hours and 1.1% during non-peak hours during 2016-17, latest data from the Central Electricity Authority shows. This is the first time that the country has declared… Continue reading Power cuts in a time of surplus