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What is strategic importance of Khardung La Pass in Leh?

Khardung La is a mountain pass located in the Leh district in the union territory of Ladakh . It is situated north of Leh and provides a gateway to Shyok and Nubra valleys. It was built in 1976 and open for transportation in 1988. It is maintained by Border Road Organization. Khardung La is considered ..

What were the major alliances and wars of 18th century Europe? Critically examine their conflicts while keeping in focus the delicate balance of power.

In 18th century Europe, nations focused nearly all their attention on the struggle for power, dominance, and territory. Four major players took stage: Austria, led by the Habsburg family, especially Maria Theresa; Prussia, ruled by the Hohenzollern family, especially Frederick II; France, controlled by the Bourbon family, especially Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI; ..

Farmer Suicides in India

According to the 2018 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, even though the suicide rate among Indians sadly remains a constant, farmer suicides have actually gone down. Key Findings The 2018 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows a decrease in the rate of farmer suicides in India over the last few years. This is ..

Curative Petition: Meaning and Recent Uses

The Supreme Court of India has rejected the pleas of the curative petition filed by two of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case. What is a curative petition? A curative petition is the last judicial resort available for the redressal of grievances in front of a court. The objective here is to ..

Has Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana Failed To Tackle The Problem?

Concerns have been raised regarding the effectiveness of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. Problems like the lengthy documentation process and many exclusions hampering its universal nature are overshadowed by accusations of practices of bribery at the grassroots level. What is the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana? The Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana is a ..

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