Over a dozen children have died in stray dog attacks in a block at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh over the last six months. What is the problem? At least six children were critically injured in attacks allegedly by feral dogs between November last and May this year. Such is the magnitude of the menace that … Continued
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Prime Minister launches work on Zojila tunnel project Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Zojila tunnel project, which will provide all-weather connectivity to Srinagar, Kargil and Leh. At 14.15 km, it will be the country’s longest road tunnel. The tunnel will cut down the time taken to cross the Zojila pass from the three hours … Continued
Three recent incidents of lynching in Tamil Nadu, unrelated except for the mindless violence and brutality, are grim reminders of the power a mob can wield. While arrests have been made in all three cases, and warnings issued by law enforcement authorities, the incidents are a cause for pause. Three incidents 1. A mob in … Continued
The Maharashtra government has approved a new development plan for Mumbai, which will serve as the blueprint for the development of the country’s economic capital till 2034. What is it? According to Section 21 of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966, every planning authority has to carry out a survey, prepare a land … Continued
National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) Consequent upon approval of the Cabinet, National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) has recently been created by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation at New Delhi vide notification dated 28th March 2018. NWIC would be a repository of nation-wide water resources data and would work as a Subordinate … Continued
Big duststorms and lightning are not unusual at this time. Why do they occur, why did so many die? Over 100 people were killed in duststorms, thunderstorms, and lightning at many places in northern, central and eastern India on Wednesday. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said “lightning and thunderstorm” killed 62 people in Uttar … Continued
On Sunday, members of a Dalit family that had been targeted by cow vigilantes in Una, Gujarat, in July 2016, and nearly 300 other Dalits converted to Buddhism at Mota Samadhiyala village, where they had been allegedly beaten by the gaurakshaks. Is it common for Dalits to convert to Buddhism? There have been numerous instances … Continued
National Council on Nutrition view The National Council on Nutrition (NCN) has unanimously rejected Union Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi’s proposal to replace ready-to-eat food as take-home dry ration with energy-dense nutrient packets which could be mixed with food for anganwadi beneficiaries. The council has also directed that pilot projects be … Continued
To portray the status of higher education in the country, Ministry of Human Resource Development has started an annual web-based All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE). The first survey was conducted in the year 2011 for the survey year 2010-11. Since then the survey is continuously being conducted annually by the Ministry through web … Continued
Decision of the State government The state government has accepted the recommendation of a committee formed to study the issue. The ball is now in the Centre’s court. Finally, to be decided by Centre In a key political development ahead of the 2018 state assembly polls in Karnataka, the Congress-led state government sought the Central … Continued