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CJI and RTI

November 14, 2019

What is the recent ruling of supreme court in RTI Case? The Supreme Court ruled that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a public authority under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and including Justices N V Ramana, D Y Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta, […]

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Employment Growth in India?

November 1, 2019

Ever since the results of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 became public — they showed that unemployment in India was at a 45-year high — there has been vigorous public debate about the true state of unemployment in the country. What has fueled this debate — and allowed different people to arrive at differing conclusions […]

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What is Edge computing?

November 1, 2019

What is cloud computing? Cloud computing — by which remote servers hosted on the Internet store and process data, rather than local servers or personal computers — is ready to move to the next level. Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet, the parent company of Google — the technology giants that provide cloud computing infrastructure to major corporates and governments […]

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Modi-Xi meet in Mahabalipuram for ‘Informal Summit.

October 14, 2019

What are informal summmits?What is their importance? Informal Summits act as supplementary exchanges to annual Summits and other formal exchanges such as the G20 Summit, EU-India Summit and the BRICS Summit among others, and allow for “direct, free and candid exchange of views” between countries, something that may not be possible to do through formal […]

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What is IIP and why does it matter?

October 14, 2019

Why is it in News? According to the data for the “Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production” released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) on Friday, India’s industrial sector production contracted by 1.1 per cent in August when compared to the production in the same month in 2018. As far as such year-on-year […]

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Why Lok Sabha is still 543

October 14, 2019

Why the issue is in news? Last week, former Union Minister and Congress leader Jitin Prasada said the number of Lok Sabha seats should be rationalised on the basis of population. The composition of the Lower House has remained more or less the same for four decades. How is the composition determined, and what are […]

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What is PMC Bank fraud and how it started

October 14, 2019

What was RBI’s orders w.r.t PMC Bank fraud ? The RBI also put sanctions on the withdrawal of money from the bank to just Rs 1,000 per customer for the next six months, sending the small account holders into tizzy. The limit was raised to Rs. 10,000 but angry customers have continued to protest. Why […]

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Bangladesh v/s India growth rate

October 2, 2019

The latest economic outlook update released by the Asian Development Bank has shown how Bangladesh, and not India, is the standout economy in terms of growth momentum in South Asiia As charts 1 and 2 show, Bangladesh is experiencing high and consistently rising economic growth rate while maintaining a stable level of inflation For instance, […]

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National Population Register

September 27, 2019

What is the NPR(National Population Register)? The NPR is a list of “usual residents of the country”. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, a “usual resident of the country” is one who has been residing in a local area for at least the last six months, or intends to stay in a particular location […]

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Quantum Supremacy

September 26, 2019

What is quantum supremacy? It means only that researchers have been able to use a quantum computer to perform a single calculation that no conventional computer, even the biggest supercomputer, can perform in a reasonable amount of time. The case of Google: This calculation involved checking whether the output of an algorithm for generating random numbers […]

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Bank Merger in India- Indepth analysis

September 26, 2019

Recently, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the government’s decision to merge 10 state-owned banks to create four large entities or lenders. Under the plan, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India will be merged with Punjab National Bank; Canara Bank with Syndicate Bank; Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank with Mumbai-based Union Bank of India; and […]

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What is Houthi Movement ?

September 21, 2019

What is Houthi Movement? The Houthis officially called Ansar Allah, is a Zaidi tribal political movement that emerged from and is based around Sa’dah in northern Yemen under the leadership of Hussein Badreddin Al-Houthi. They developed in the 1990s and have been fighting the central government on and off since 2004. seeking an end to […]

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Failed Talbian USA peace talks?

September 20, 2019

What is the result of Failed talks between USA and Iran? How has taliban responded to the failed talks? When the U.S.-Taliban talks collapsed last week, the insurgent group threatened to step up attacks in Afghanistan. It made good on its pledge on Tuesday using two suicide bombers who killed at least 48 people by targeting a […]

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What is Corporate Social Responsibility

September 20, 2019

What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable — to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. By practicing corporate social responsibility, also called corporate citizenship, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are having on all aspects of society […]

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Amazon Forest Fires

September 11, 2019

The record number of fires ravaging the Amazon has drawn international outrage because of the rainforest’s importance to the global environment and prompted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to dispatch the military to assist in firefighting. Here is what you need to know about the disaster. WHY DOES THE AMAZON MATTER? The Amazon – 60% of […]

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