Autocratisation Goes Viral: Report: India has been classified as an “electoral autocracy” in the annual report named Autocratisation Goes Viral of Sweden-based Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute. This report comes just after the US watchdog Freedom House downgraded India’s status to “partly free” in its ‘Freedom in the World 2021’ report. The V-Dem Institute, an […]
Tag: 12th Mar 2021
Mt. Sinabung Volcano
Mt. Sinabung, An Active Volcano On Indonesia’s Sumatra Island Has Erupted: Earlier, other volcanoes of Indonesia- Merapi volcano and Semeru volcano- had erupted. Mt. Sinabung: Mt. Sinabung (2,600-metre) is located in Karo regency, North Sumatra. Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location […]
AsterX : France’s First Space Military Exercise
AsterX: France’s First Space Military Exercise: Amid the growing competition among the world powers in the field of space, France has begun its first space military exercises to test its ability to defend its satellites. The exercise drills are codenamed “AsterX” to commemorate the first French satellite Asterix from 1965. The exercises are part of […]
ISRO And JAXA Cooperation In Earth Observation
ISRO And JAXA Cooperation In Earth Observation: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) reviewed cooperation in earth observation, lunar cooperation, and satellite navigation. They also agreed to explore opportunities for cooperation in “space situational awareness and professional exchange program”. Both agencies signed an Implementing Arrangement for collaborative activities on […]
What is Prompt Corrective Action Framework of RBI?
Prompt Corrective Action Framework: The Reserve Bank of India has taken IDBI Bank Ltd out of its prompt corrective action list after it found the state-run lender was not in breach of the central bank’s parameters. IDBI Bank was placed under the so-called PCA framework in 2017 over its high bad loans and a negative […]
Inner-Line Permit (ILP) System in Niti Valley and Nelang Valley
Inner-Line Permit” (ILP) System: The Uttarakhand government, in a recent meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, had sought withdrawal of “inner-line permit” (ILP) system in Niti Valley of Chamoli district and Nelang Valley of Uttarkashi district for better border management and expansion of tourism in villages located there. The ILP system restricts movement […]
One Nation One Ration Card System : Latest Status
One Nation One Ration Card System: The ministry of finance has announced that 17 states have successfully implemented ‘one nation, one ration card system’ after Uttarakhand became the latest state to complete the operationalization of reforms. One Nation One Ration Card (RC) will ensure all beneficiaries especially migrants can access PDS across the nation from […]
What is Space Hurricane?
Space Hurricane: Scientists from China recently discovered a space hurricane for the first time ever above the North pole. Previously, it was believed, space hurricanes were a theoretical phenomenon. As per their report, the hurricane measured roughly 600 miles across and rained down charged electrons for as long as eight hours. The space hurricane spun […]
Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagavad Gita
Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagavad Gita: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Kindle version of Swami Chidbhavanandaji’s Bhagavad Gita. Swami Chidbhavananda (1898 – 1985) was the founder of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam Ashram at Thirupparaithurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. He authored 186 books and all genres of literary composition. His scholarly work on the Gita is one of the […]
What is Dandi March Of 2021?
Dandi March To Mark 75 Years Of Independence: The Prime Minister has flagged off a commemorative ‘Dandi March’ (on 12th March) to launch the celebrations of the 75th year of Independence – ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. About the 2021 Dandi March: The padayatra is being undertaken by 81 marchers from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to […]