January 5, 2013

Fissile Missile Cut-off Treaty

FMCT is a proposed international treaty to prohibit the further production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other explosive devices whose terms and conditions is yet to be

November 24, 2012


Problems of Crop estimation in India: Early season forecasts are vital for planning and policy formulation. However, India’s “advance estimates” of crop production, the agriculture ministry’s version of crop

November 24, 2012

Factoring Regulation Bill, 2011

Recently, the parliament of India has passed the Factoring Regulation Bill, 2011, which has gone almost unnoticed in media. Here is a brief discussion on the important bill: What

September 28, 2012


In late 1990s, a Texan oilman, George Mitchell, developed an affordable way to extract natural gas / tight oil locked up in shale rock and other geological formations. It

September 27, 2012

Freshwater Aquaculture in India

The overall fish output of India is growing at a faster pace than foodgrains. But this growth is being chiefly sustained by inland aquaculture (fish farming). Fish catch (capture

September 26, 2012

Flame Virus

Fame Virus recently targeted Middle East. It is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software yet discovered. It has 20 times as much code as the Stuxnet

September 25, 2012

Faint Young Sun Paradox

There are two things. One is the astrophysical expectation that during the main sequence lifetime of earth, Sun’s output would be only 70% as intense at 2 billion years

September 25, 2012

Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP)

The Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), established in 1999, is a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a country’s financial sector by IMF. It is a key instrument of the

September 25, 2012

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental policymaking body that has a ministerial mandate to establish international standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing.  India joined

September 23, 2012

FGM-148 Javelin

The FGM-148 Javelin is a man-portable third generation anti-tank guided missile that also has an ability to engage helicopters in the direct attack mode. The missile, equipped with an