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  • Free Speech

    India has a long tradition of tolerance and plurality. When there is an existential threat to it, the people and the institutions have to work hard to preserve it.

  • Fundamental duties

    While fundamental rights are crucial to the survival of a vibrant democracy, there's an equally important aspect to an organized society that we often ignore. For a polity to survive, citizens should have a high sense of duty.


    Over the past 20 years, China-India relations have improved in both breadth and depth. There has been a warming of political ties. Over the last 2 years, high level visits have been frequent signaling the growing importance of both countries in each other's success.

  • From April, automakers will have to declare emission details,sound level

    Come April 2017, all the vehicles, including electric rickshaws and cars manufactured in India, will have to furnish details about the emission levels including noise levels as the Ministry of Road Transport made an amendment to the Central Motor Vehicles Act.

  • Addressing climate change and food insecurity should go hand in hand

    The world is determined to end hunger by 2030 by sustainable food production and consumption. Currently, climate change threatens our very existence in the form of increased extreme weather events all over the world. When this is the scenario, how can we safeguard agriculture from the onslaught of frequent droughts and floods?

  • Coral Bleaching: Destruction of the rainforests of the Oceans

    The current mass bleaching of corals across the world appears to be the most severe ever. It threatens the very existence of coral reefs.


    India is on the threshold of major reforms and is poised to become the third-largest economy of the world by 2030. In the words of our Hon'ble Prime Minister, India offers the 3 'Ds' for business to thrive- democracy, demography and demand. Add to that a tech-savvy and educated population, skilled labour, robust legal and IPR regime

  • India and Russia Reach Agreement Over 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft

    New Delhi and Moscow purportedly have finally agreed to a work-share agreement for the co-production of a new warplane.

  • Baby robot ‘Kirobo Mini' unveiled in Japan

    A baby robot designed to invoke an emotional connection has been unveiled in Japan, as the country stands at the forefront of world’s aging population.

  • BRICS and G20: Agendas of convergence

    BRICS and G20 as multilateral organizations have many similarities like rotational nature of host countries and ministerial exchanges. The cooperation in these multilateral frameworks also extends to various stakeholders like youth and other civil society members. Both organizations have their origins in global economic crisis within last decade. The interactions at G2G level especially at ministerial level are to be increased for greater coordination and cooperation among BRICS member countries. BRICS member countries should start ministerial/official dialogues of various sectors like tourism, industries, infrastructure such as highways, railways, civil aviation, and mines for increasing economic cooperation.

  • Quantum computers a step closer to reality

    Lead researcher Jesse Everett from Australian National University (ANU) said controlling the movement of light was critical to developing future quantum computers.

  • ISRO's French connection

    In far-away French Guiana at Kourou in South America housed in the middle of lush green rain forests is the expansive 700 sq km European space port.

  • Moon gets a facelift every 81,000 years: Study

    The Moon is bombarded by so much space rock that its surface gets a complete facelift every 81,000 years, according to a study released based on NASA data.

  • PM Modi urges BRICS business to work with members to boost

    Benaulim (Goa): Exhorting the BRICS Business Council to work with member countries for strengthening mutual trade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said events like the first BRICS Trade Fair help to generate greater business awareness and commercial exchanges.

  • GSAT-18 launch deferred by 24 hours due to bad weather

    "The launch has been postponed by one day due to heavy cross winds," a senior ISRO official said late Tuesday.

  • BRICS Summit: India one of the most open economies today, says PM Narendra Modi

    Benaulim (Goa): Asserting that results of the reforms undertaken by his government were visible, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the country has transformed into "one of the most open economies" in the world with a strong growth rate.

  • British trio David Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

    British trio of physicists David Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics. They will share the 8 million Swedish kronor prize. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has selected them for their individual researches on theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.

  • Ratifying the climate change pact: Is it too early

    The Union Cabinet has undertaken three key reforms in Union budget-advancement of the date of presentation by a month, dropping the classification of expenditure as Plan and Non-Plan and doing away with the Railway Budget. Though railway budget merger has garnered more spotlight, it is equally necessary to understand if the advanced budget presentation will help government functioning.

  • Will advanced budget date help?

    The Union Cabinet has undertaken three key reforms in Union budget-advancement of the date of presentation by a month, dropping the classification of expenditure as Plan and Non-Plan and doing away with the Railway Budget. Though railway budget merger has garnered more spotlight, it is equally necessary to understand if the advanced budget presentation will help government functioning.

  • One India, One election an interesting concept but its benefits not clear yet

    Frequent elections, according to experts, hamper long-term policy making because every decision is seen as bait for votes. Hence, to end this vicious cycle of elections, PM Modi had recommended holding of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections all over the country.

  • MCI: reforming the unreformed

    In news: A recent report by the NITI Aayog, authored by a committee chaired by its vice-chairperson, Arvind Panagariya, has proposed a sweeping overhaul of medical education in India.The committee's remit was to suggest an overhaul of the Indian Medical Council Act, which dates back to 1956.

  • Indo-US Strategic Ties: Where Is It Heading?

    The relationship between India and USA which has been on an upward curve for some time is further seeing an upward trend. The crucial LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement) recently signed by both the countries is a significant step towards strategic and defence ties.

  • India’s e-waste problem

    The Union environment ministry in March 2016 had notified the E-Waste Management Rules 2016 replacing the 2011 version. With this, the Indian government has taken a key step to combat this most lethal form of pollution.The earlier rules issued five years ago were quite inadequate.

  • Government plans 27,000km economic corridors

    The government is planning to make 44 highway stretches totalling 27,000 km to be developed as "economic corridors" for seamless movement of cargo vehicles, cut delays, deepen economic activities and create jobs.

  • Getting railways on Track

    The reasons stated for the merger of railway budget with general budget are

  • Cybercrime and need of robust cyber security policy

    Cyber security and defence against cyber warfare assume greater significance due to rapidly increasing risks, vulnerabilities, threats, cybercrimes and fraud. The incidence of cybercrimes in the country went up significantly in 2015 where number of cases booked under the cybercrime category rose by 20.5%.This reiterates the need of an effective cyber security policy to thwart cyber threats.

  • Crop Burning: Punjab and Haryana's killer fields

    Burning of agricultural biomass residue, or Crop Residue Burning (CRB) has been identified as a major health hazard. In addition to causing exposure to extremely high levels of Particulate Matter concentration to people in the immediate vicinity, it is also a major regional source of pollution, contributing between 12 and 60 per cent of PM concentrations as per various source apportionment studies. In addition, it causes loss of vital components such as nitrogen,phosphorus, sulphur and potassium from the topsoil layer,making the land less fertile and unviable for agriculture in the long run.

  • Air pollution levels up by 8%: U.N. report

    The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) meeting at Nairobi noted that air pollution has increased by 8 per cent and progress and policies on air quality fall short of what is needed to save millions of lives each year.

  • RCEP negotiations India likely to take a more aggressive stand

    An internal commerce ministry estimate that signing the 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement will result in a revenue loss of as much as 1.6% of gross domestic product has alarmed officials.

  • BRICS bank okays first loan of $811 mn

    The New Development Bank (NDB), formed by the BRICS group of emerging nations, has approved its first loans - $811 million for renewable energy projects in Brazil, China, India and South Africa.

  • The Net Neutrality Debate in India

    Telecom and Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016. These regulations prohibit Telecom Service Providers from charging different tariffs from consumers for accessing different services online.

  • Overview of Ground Water in India

    The Standing Committee on Water Resources examined the subject "Review of ground water scenario, need for a comprehensive policy and measures to address problems in the country with particular reference to (i) dark blocks, and

  • Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana - Scheme for Providing Free LPG connections to Women from BPL Households

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana - Scheme for Providing Free LPG connections to Women from BPL Households.

  • Parliament approves National Waterways Bill 2015

    The Parliament has passed the National Waterways Bill 2015. Under the bill, a total of 106 rivers and rivulets will be developed for transportation. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had approved the official amendment of the National Waterways Bill, 2015, last December.

  • World Bank support to Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the US $ 1,500 million project of World Bank Support to Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [(SBM(G)]. The Project basically provides for incentivising States on the basis of their performance in the existing SBM-G. Incentivisation of States was approved by the Cabinet while approving the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) on 24th September, 2014.

  • Union Budget Highlights 2016-17

    1. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents Union Budget for 2016-17 Highlights are: 2. Concealed Income Disclosure Scheme from June 1 to September 30 3. Higher allocation for agriculture, infrastructure and social sectors. 4. No change in Income Tax rates; Relief to small tax payers up to Rs 5 lakh; Surcharge hiked from 12 to 15 percent above the income of Rs 1 crore

  • Ban on drugs like Vicks and Corex Nothing sudden about it

    From bewilderment of patients to the outrage of pharmaceutical companies threatening to drag the government to court, the March 12 notification banning 337 combination of drugs has caused a flutter in the country. However, the ban is neither sudden nor irrational as many would have us believe. It is in fact, the logical conclusion of a long pending demand of the votaries of rational use of drugs for a ban on Fixed-Dose Combinations (FDCs)

  • India-Bangladesh drill in Sundarbans

    The border-guarding forces of Bangladesh and India conducted their first-ever joint exercise in the riverine borders of the Sundarbans. In an attempt to bring in more synergy in coordinated border management, border-guarding forces of Bangladesh and India conducted their first-ever joint exercise in the riverine borders of the Sundarbans.

  • Officers rue 'timid' strategy on China

    India will be making only incremental improvement to its military infrastructure along the border with China, even as its most ambitious plan for dealing with the neighbour's military prowess is stuck because of a resource crunch. Military officers describe the China strategy as 'timid'...

  • ExoMars 'giant nose' to sniff out life on Mars

    The Mars probe, the first of a two-phase exploration of the Red Planet by European and Russian scientists, is scheduled to be blasted into space on a Proton rocket from Baikonour cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday. — File Photo: AFP Space engineers are making final preparations for the launch of a robot spacecraft designed to sniff out signs of life on Mars.

  • Bangladesh became first country to receive funds from UN for Solar Home Systems

    UNISDR India, 3rd most disaster affected nation in 2015

    After China and the US, which have been hit by 26 and 22 disasters respectively last year, India is the most affected country having suffered 19 disasters in 2015, according to a study released by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

  • Women are agents of change

    Indian women are no longer “passive recipients” of the state’s welfare schemes, but active agents of change. Real development is only possible with their economic empowerment, the Supreme Court has observed in a judgment. They had become “dynamic promoters of social transformation that can alter the lives of both women and men.”

  • Next Goal should be “Blue Economy”

    The newly set up Blue Economy Strategic Thought Forum India, under the auspices of the National Maritime Foundation defines the blue economy as “marine-based economic development that leads to improved human wellbeing and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities”.

  • Pakistan becomes largest buyer of Indian cotton

    Pakistan has replaced Bangladesh to emerge as the largest buyer of Indian cotton in the October-December 2015 quarter on the back of a sharp decline in its domestic availability due to widespread crop damage from whiteflies Data compiled by the Textiles Commissioner's office ...