Why cabin pressure matters (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper III; Scienec & Technology) A Jet Airways flight on a Boeing 737 en route to Jaipur from Mumbai had to turn back Thursday morning, shortly after takeoff. The reason: an error in maintaining the cabin air pressure beyond 10,000 ft, due to which oxygen … Continued
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What did the panel recommend, and why is the regulator keen to amend the KYC norms? The committee has recommended changes in the norms pertaining to the identification of senior managing officials of FPIs, and for beneficial owners of listed entities. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said this week that its board … Continued
CBI and ED are hopeful that UAE will extradite the British citizen, alleged middleman in AugustaWestland helicopter deal. What role has he been charged with playing in the Rs 3,600 crore scam? NDA MPs protest on the Parliament complex in May 2016 over the alleged AgustaWestland scam. A court in the UAE is examining whether … Continued
On raising money from NRIs to boost currency What are NRI bonds? These are bonds issued by the Reserve Bank of India to non-resident Indians who are interested in investing their money in India. Since these bonds offer higher returns than other similar investments, they can be used as a tool to attract capital during … Continued
A Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first man to fly on a monster SpaceX rocket around the Moon as early as 2023, and he plans to bring six to eight artists along. Who is Maezawa ? Maezawa is chief executive of Japan’s largest online fashion mall, and is the … Continued
Migration has been a way of life in Kerala for decades and also a major global supplier of manpower. Migratory tendencies have been inherent in the context of Kerala, shaping the economic, demographic, social and political spheres of life. The economic boom within the Gulf countries gave migration a considerable boost, reaching its peak in … Continued
With many high-temperature cities in India set to only get hotter, the requirement for cooling is being recognised as key to health and well-being. To assess the requirement and plan ahead, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has released a draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP). The draft by the MoEF Ozone Cell … Continued
It has been more than 27 years since a committee headed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor M Narasimham first made out a case for pruning the number of government or state-owned banks. That committee, which was appointed in 1991 by Manmohan Singh who was then Finance Minister, had recommended a restructuring of Indian … Continued
The taint on S Nambi Narayanan had been washed way back in 1998, when the Supreme Court had ruled that the charges against him were false. Last week, the court also asked the Kerala government to pay him Rs 50 lakh as compensation for the false charges it had made against him and for the … Continued
A new USFDA-cleared feature can generate the wearer’s ECG data within 30 seconds. However, both the FDA and Apple have clarified that the watch cannot replace professional medical advice. A crystal electrode at the back of the watch will read the heart’s electrical impulses from the wearer’s wrist. At its annual September event last week, … Continued