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What is Cholistan Desert?

January 5, 2013

The word Cholistan is derived from the Turkish word Chol, which means Desert. Cholistan thus means Land of the Desert. Cholistan is the largest of four major deserts of Pakistan and is locally known as Rohi. It is bordered on the south by the Thar Desert in Sindh province...

Coastal Vulnerability Index

December 31, 2012

CVI is an index that expresses the relative vulnerability of the coast to physical changes due to future sea-level rise. It highlights areas where the various effects of sea-level rise may be the greatest. Once each section of coastline is assigned a vulnerability value for each specific data variable,...

CRIS Index

December 31, 2012

The standard sovereign credit rating is a statement of how safe and rewarding a nation’s credit is, without any account of where other nation’s stand on this dimension. However, for investors it is often critical to know how a nation does in comparative terms. Accordingly, a new index has...

C Babu Rajeev Committee

December 24, 2012

C. Babu Rajeev Committee was constituted by Ministry of Surface Transport to review Indian Ports Act 1908 and Major Ports Act, 1963. This Committee comprised of a Maritime Law Expert, Representatives of Maritime States, Law Ministry, D.G. Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Ports and MD, IPA. The Terms of Reference...

Chenab Rail Bridge

December 22, 2012

The Chenab Bridge is an arch bridge under construction. It spans the Chenab River between Bakkal and Kauri, in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. When completed, the bridge is said to come up as world’s tallest and longest, will also be the safest in the country from the...

Constitution 97th Amendment Act and Part IXB

November 30, 2012

The Constitution (Ninety Seventh Amendment) Act 2011 relating to the co-operatives is aimed to encourage economic activities of cooperatives which in turn help progress of rural India. It is expected to not only ensure autonomous and democratic functioning of cooperatives, but also the accountability of the management to the...

Constitution (97th Amendment) Act, 2011

November 30, 2012

The Constitution (Ninety Seventh Amendment) Act 2011 relating to the co-operatives is aimed to encourage economic activities of cooperatives which in turn help progress of rural India. It is expected to not only ensure autonomous and democratic functioning of cooperatives, but also the accountability of the management to the...

Conflict in Casamance Region

November 24, 2012

The conflict in the Senegal’s Casamance region is one of Africa’s longest-running insurgencies, now entering its fourth decade. In recent times, this dormant conflict has picked up and troubled the politics of Senegal. Here is a brief background: Casamance, which lies in between Gambia to the north and Guinea-Bissau...

Censorship in India

November 12, 2012

Constitution of India guarantees the freedom of expression. However, freedom of expression is not absolute and can curtailed by due legislation by the parliament. There are  certain restrictions on content, with a view towards maintaining communal and religious harmony, given the history of communal tension in the nation. Legal...

Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance In Tax Matters

November 12, 2012

In first half of 2012, India has signed the Convention On Mutual Administrative Assistance In Tax Matters. It was up till now for the members of OECD and Council of Europe. It was updated in 2010 and was made open for all countries for better co-operation between the countries...

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