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Young India’s Aspiration Worries

Young India’s Aspiration Worries: A recent report released by Lokniti-CSDS in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, which interviewed 6,277 youth aged 15-34 across 18 states in July-August 2021, offers insights on their career aspirations, job preferences and expectations, their opinions on institutions of kinship, and their mental health. Occupation status: Two-fifths (39%) of India’s youth […]

Who was P.N. Panicker?

P.N. Panicker: The President of India recently unveiled the statue of Shri P.N. Panicker at Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram. P.N. Panicker (1909-1995): Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker is known as the Father of the Library Movement of Kerala.\ June 19, his death anniversary, has been observed in Kerala as Vayanadinam (Reading Day) since 1996. In 2017, PM declared June […]

Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA)

Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA): India and Australia are fast-tracking negotiation regarding the bilateral Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). India’s exports to Australia amounted to $4.04 billion while imports were $8.24 billion in FY21. Major Indian exports to Australia are petroleum products, medicines, polished diamonds, gold jewellery, apparel etc, while key Australian exports to India […]

Meendum Manjappai Scheme: Tamil Nadu

Meendum Manjappai’ Scheme: Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has launched the ‘Meendum Manjappai’ campaign aimed at creating awareness on the usage of cloth bags instead of single-use plastic bags. The Tamil Nadu government has already banned 14 types of plastic materials. The government also needs to address important structural issues such as […]

Tablighi Jamaat: Banned by Saudi Arabia

Tablighi Jamaat: The Islamic missionary organisation made headlines again this month as it was banned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Literally, it means a society for spreading the faith. It is a conservative Muslim organisation. It is a Sunni Islamic missionary movement. The aim is to reach out to ordinary Muslims and revive their […]

NMCG-TERI’s Centre Of Excellence (CoE) On Water Reuse

NMCG-TERI’s Centre Of Excellence (CoE) On Water Reuse: The Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) and the Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) launched the NMCG-TERI’s Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Water Reuse at the TERI Headquarters in New Delhi. The CoE on Water Reuse is the first of […]


ABHYAS: DRDO has successfully conducted the flight test of Indigenously developed High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) ‘Abhyas’ from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The vehicle can be used as an aerial target for evaluation of various missile systems. This indigenous target aircraft, once developed, will meet the requirements of High-speed […]