Agriculture, GS-1, GS-3, Uncategorized

Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture

Why are we discussing? The 2011 census figures shows only 32.8 per cent women formally as primary workers in the agricultural sector, in contrast to 81.1 per cent men. But the undeniable fact remains that India’s agricultural industry, which employs 80 to 100 million women and the sector cannot survive without their labor. What is… Continue reading Women’s contribution in Indian Agriculture

GS-3, Uncategorized

Government launches new Energy Conservation Building Code

The code was developed by the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), with technical support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the U.S.-India bilateral Partnership to Advance Clean Energy–Deployment Technical Assistance (PACE-DTA) program. Features of the code: The code prescribes energy performance standards for new commercial buildings to be… Continue reading Government launches new Energy Conservation Building Code

GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

What is the difference between GSLV and PSLV?

Both PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) are the satellite-launch vehicles (rockets) developed by ISRO. PSLV is designed mainly to deliver the “earth-observation” or “remote-sensing” satellites with lift-off mass of up to about 1750 Kg to Sun-Synchronous circular polar orbits of 600-900 Km altitude. The remote sensing satellites orbit the… Continue reading What is the difference between GSLV and PSLV?

GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

10 facts you about ISRO’s GSLV-Mk III

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), the heaviest rocket ever made by India and capable of carrying large payloads, is set for launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on June 5, 2017. Here are a few facts you need to know about the rocket. 1. GSKV-Mk III is capable of… Continue reading 10 facts you about ISRO’s GSLV-Mk III

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

All you wanted to know about PARA

What is it? The Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency or PARA will be an independent entity that will identify the largest and most vexatious NPA accounts held by banks, and then buy these out from them. By consolidating problem accounts across banks, the PARA is expected to solve two problems. One, it can effect speedier… Continue reading All you wanted to know about PARA

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Government launches ‘SEVA’ App

Govt launched the Saral Eindhan Vitaran Application (SEVA),  for power sector consumers. SEVA is a part of ‘Digital India’ initiative, which is aimed at increasing the Consumer Connect as well as the Transparency and Accountability in Coal dispatch. The consumer friendly mobile app helps in tracking of coal dispatch to 118 Power Plants through Fuel… Continue reading Government launches ‘SEVA’ App

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

Cabinet approves National Steel Policy 2017

The Indian steel sector has grown exponentially over the past few years to be the third largest producer of steel globally, contributing to about 2% of the country's GDP and employing about 5 lakh people directly and about 20 lakh people indirectly. Key features of the National Steel Policy 2017: Create self-sufficiency in steel production… Continue reading Cabinet approves National Steel Policy 2017

GS-3, Science & Tech, Uncategorized

Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR)

1- The total installed capacity of the Plants will be 7000 MW. 2- India has current installed nuclear power capacity of 6780 MW from 22 operational plants. 3- Another 6700 MWs of nuclear power is expected to come onstream by 2021-22 through projects presently under construction. What is pressurised heavy water reactor? 1- PHWR uses… Continue reading Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR)

Environment, GS-3, Uncategorized

Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73

HIGHLIGHTS India moved up to the 26th spot in global electricity accessibility ranking It moved up from 99th rank in 2014 aided largely by govt's rural electrification programme Total power capacity increased by nearly a third (31%) from 243GW in March 2014 to 320 GW in March 2017. In spite of the present government's plan… Continue reading Ease of getting power: India’s rank up by 73