Inagural trip of Train 18 The inaugural trip of India’s first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, was flagged at the New Delhi railway station. The train, named ‘Train 18’ at the concept stage, is a plush 16-coach, air-conditioned, self-propelled train set and doesn’t have a locomotive. The express will ply between Delhi and Varanasi, … Continued
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The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recently came out with a report that analyses the top 100 bank frauds in 13 sectors. Bank frauds have been in public focus of late because of the cases involving Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, and other leading businessmen who have gone fugitive. The CVC report, however, does not name any … Continued
A ghastly fissure ripped through Indian cricket as Anil Kumble quit as the national team’s head coach. Kumble’s exit had seemed inevitable once the Board of Control for Cricket in India called for fresh applications for the post of head coach just as the Men in Blue flew to England for the now-concluded ICC Champions … Continued
Cyrus Mistry resigned from Tata Group of companies:In a surprise move, Cyrus Mistry resigned from the boards of all publicly listed companies of the Tata group after Ratan Tata’s ‘illegal coup to unceremoniously remove’ him as the chairman of Tata Sons. Cyrus Mistry seeks to institutionalise governance in the group. Mr. Mistry confirmed that he … Continued
The order of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, directing that Hindi television channel NDTV India be taken off air for 24 hours on November 9, is a serious violation of media freedom. Why was the suspension undertaken? The decision arises from the telecast of developments relating to the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force … Continued
What has happened recently ?With the death toll rising to at least 38 in the clashes in the Kashmir Valley, the brutal crowd-control tactics of the police have come under the spotlight. The clashes are taking place because people are opposing death of their leader Wani by security forces. The security forces considered him a … Continued
The Bombay High Court directed that the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society be demolished. The Bombay High Court said that the Adarsh Housing Society is an illegal apartment building in Mumbai that became a symbol of political corruption, must be demolished. The court also ordered the State government and Union of India to consider initiating … Continued