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What is the strategic importance of Golan Heights?

Golan Heights is the name of plateau in south western part of Syria. It is annexed by Israel in 1967. Presently 2/3rd area of Golan Heights is under the control of Israel. Remaining part is under control of Syria. Importance of Golan Heights: It provides strategic significance to Israel as Damascus (Capital of Syria) is clearly

Key Differences Between Android and iOS

With the onset of smart phones, people have become increasingly dependent on their smart phones which run on operating system. Among others, iOS and Android are two biggest and most popular operating systems for mobile phones all over the world. Due to increasing dependency on smart phones both Google (developer of android and Apple (developer

Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System

The recent attacks at Uri and Pathankot by the infiltrators have reflected the porous borders of the country. In the wake of these attacks, the government has decided to replace the present border fencing with a new and effective ‘smart fencing’.  The existing fencing is known as Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS). What is AIOS? The

Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS)

The recent attacks at Uri and Pathankot by the infiltrators have reflected the porous borders of the country. In the wake of these attacks, the government has decided to replace the present border fencing with a new and effective ‘smart fencing’.  The existing fencing is known as Anti-Infiltration Obstacle System (AIOS). What is AIOS? The

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana has been launched in April 2017 to provide Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category. This is a 100% Central Sector Scheme, to be fully funded and implemented by the Central Government. The scheme has been launched for three years up to 2019-20. Eligibility The eligible persons

Other Schemes of Ministry of Agriculture

Other Government schemes under Ministry of Agriculture are as follows: Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional Framing Improvemnet Programme) Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional Farming Improvement Programme) has been launched by Government of India to support and promote organic farming and thereby improving soil health. This will encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly

Breastfeeding in India

The recent data released by the National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS-4) shows that despite of rise in the institutional delivery as to nearly 79% nationally, the number of children breastfed within one hour of birth is less than 42%. In fact, India ranks lowest among South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Key Achievements of Foreign Policy of Barack Obama

Foreign policy of Barack Obama has been mainly known for the two main principles that he followed: Firstly, military rearranging and the improvised burden-sharing scheme with the allies and partners; Secondly, the offer of dialog for it enemies like Cuba or Iran. The strategic focus has now under him have shifted from Europe to the

Making a Bad Bank a good solution

In the light of the recent idea put forward by the Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subramanian, as well as Viral Acharya, the new Deputy Governor of RBI, backed by the Finance Ministry to set up a “Bad Bank”, the question arises as to whether this idea will help in addressing the problem of Non-Performing Assets

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