The Centre’s announcement of a cessation of operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramzan is a welcome step. The direction to the security forces not to launch operations in the State during this period, while allowing them to reserve “the right to retaliate if attacked or if it is essential to protect … Continued
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The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology has decided to adopt the word ‘AYUSH’ in Hindi and English languages for scientific and technical purposes. What does Ayush means? The “AYUSH” became popular as the acronym for five traditional and complementary systems of medicine, namely Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy and successfully adopted … Continued
Election results The BJP improved its tally to 103 (and a lead in another), up from 40 in 2013. While the Congress won 78 seats, down from 122 in the previous assembly, the JD(S) saw its number shrink to 37 seats from 40. BJP has emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats and … Continued
A new report details the problem of match-fixing Why was the IRP set up? The Independent Review Panel (IRP) was set up in 2016 after investigations by BBC and Buzzfeed claimed that there was widespread match-fixing and illegal betting in tennis. Reports also suggested that the governing bodies such as the International Tennis Federation (ITF), … Continued
Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination-2018 on 03.06.2018 (Sunday) all over India. The Commission has uploaded the e Admit Card for the convenience of the admitted candidates on its website (http://www.upsc.gov.in). The candidates are advised to download their e-Admit Cards and take a printout thereof. The admitted candidates will … Continued
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is a gift to headline writers. It is not even two months since he took over from Manik Sarkar, the CPI(M) veteran who was Chief Minister for 20 years. Yet, Mr. Deb has held the spotlight on himself for one gaffe after another. Silly remarks made by CM He … Continued
About toppers Indian Revenue Service officer Durishetty Anudeep has topped the coveted civil services 2017 examination, breaking a three-year streak of female candidates bagging the top spot. An officer of IRS (Customs and Central Excise) of 2014 batch, Anudeep qualified the examination with Anthropology as his optional subject. Anudeep has graduated with BE (Electronics & … Continued
India has been ranked 130th among 180 countries in the annual Index of Economic Freedom report released by American think tank Heritage Foundation. Hong Kong maintains the number one spot for the 4th consecutive year and is followed by Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia, and Ireland. Last year performance India was ranked 143rd with the … Continued
What is the charge? Asaram Bapu has been charged with life imprisonment in the sexual assault case.Asaram is charged of raping a minor girl from Uttar Pradesh. The rape took place in August 2013 and Asaram was arrested in the case in September the year. He has been in jail ever since. HERE’S HOW THE … Continued
Government launched a Mobile App (m-Awas) for allotment of Government accommodations in General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) in Delhi. A total number of 61,317 residential accommodations of various types are available in Delhi which are allotted to the eligible Central Government employees through Automated System of Allotment (ASA), by using login Id and password. The … Continued