About: Core Industries, Index of Industrial Production (IIP), Core sectors and their weights in their 40.27% contribution to the calculation of IIP

Headline : Core sector output falls 1st time in 4 yrs Details : The News: The eight core sectors reported their worst decline in at least eight years, shrinking 5.8% in October. The fall is the sharpest since the start of the new data series using 2011-12 as the base year. About: Index of Industrial ProductionContinue reading “About: Core Industries, Index of Industrial Production (IIP), Core sectors and their weights in their 40.27% contribution to the calculation of IIP”

National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes

National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes National Commission for Backward Classes was established in 1993 by an act of Parliament. In August 2018, NCBC was granted the constitutional status under 102nd Constitutional Amendment Act. (123 Amendment Bill) The 102 Constitutional Amendment Act inserted Article 338B in the Constitution to set up National forContinue reading “National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes”

FASTags explained: What, why, how

Headline : FASTags explained: What, why, how Details : In News From December 1, lanes on national highway toll plazas across India will accept toll only through FASTag without human intervention. All new vehicles bought over the last few years, in fact, already come with FASTag pre-installed. However, one hybrid lane will continue to accept cash in addition to being tag-enabled. VehiclesContinue reading “FASTags explained: What, why, how”

FASTags explained: What, why, how

Headline : FASTags explained: What, why, how Details : In News From December 1, lanes on national highway toll plazas across India will accept toll only through FASTag without human intervention. All new vehicles bought over the last few years, in fact, already come with FASTag pre-installed. However, one hybrid lane will continue to accept cash in addition to being tag-enabled. VehiclesContinue reading “FASTags explained: What, why, how”

Punjab groundwater crisis: what it will take to move from paddy to maize

Headline : Punjab groundwater crisis: what it will take to move from paddy to maize Details : In News With the massive groundwater crisis in Punjab, there is a huge stress on diversification of crops, and a move away from water-guzzling paddy. In a recent meeting in Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, it was decided to strengthen maize — theContinue reading “Punjab groundwater crisis: what it will take to move from paddy to maize”

El Niño

El Niño El Niño is a massive reorganization of atmospheric convection associated with severely disrupted global weather patterns, affecting ecosystems, agriculture, tropical cyclones, drought, bushfires, floods and other extreme weather events worldwide. El Nino is defined as an interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere which happens in the tropical Pacific ocean at the equator.Continue reading “El Niño”

BharatNet

BharatNet BharatNet is an ambitious initiative to trigger a broadband revolution in rural areas. It was envisaged as an information super-highway through the creation of a robust middle-mile infrastructure for reaching broadband connectivity to Gram Panchayats. In the first phase of the project, 1,00,000 gram panchayats were connected by March 2017. In the first phase,Continue reading “BharatNet”

Blackbuck

Blackbuck conservation reserves in India: There are a few national parks and sanctuaries inhabited by blackbucks in the country, like the Velavadar Wildlife Sanctuary (in Gujarat) and the Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary (in Karnataka). However, there are not many conservation reserves exclusively dedicated to the antelope. Benefits of the conservation reserve: It will help in conservingContinue reading “Blackbuck”

Headline : About Tham Luang Nang Non cave

Headline : About Tham Luang Nang Non cave Details : Why in News? A group of twelve boys together with their soccer coach entered the Great Cave of the Sleeping Lady(Tham Luang Nang Non), located in the Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand and have been trapped there since then. About the incident After recent rainfalls, partsContinue reading “Headline : About Tham Luang Nang Non cave”