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Right to Education Act will have to be amended to scrap the ‘no detention’ policy

The Right To Education (RTE) Act was brought into effect in 2009 and ever since it has been mired in controversies. It is argued that the act in its present form favours some communities by exempting them from stringent rules prescribed in it. These rules, many of which have been severely criticised, are however applied… Continue reading Right to Education Act will have to be amended to scrap the ‘no detention’ policy

Big Picture, GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

Indo-US Strategic Ties: Where Is It Heading?

The relationship between India and USA which has been on an upward curve for some time is further seeing an upward trend. The crucial LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement) recently signed by both the countries is a significant step towards strategic and defence ties. What does the Agreement mean? It provides for automatic approvals… Continue reading Indo-US Strategic Ties: Where Is It Heading?

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ISRO test firing Scramjet Rocket Engine.

Introduction The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet Engine towards realisation of Air Breathing Propulsion System was carried out successfully. It is a new technology which is not available with many countries. India is the fourth country to demonstrate the flight testing of scramjet engine. Many countries have tested a Scramjet but no country has… Continue reading ISRO test firing Scramjet Rocket Engine.