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Decision Review System in Cricket

November 13, 2016

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given its consent for using the Decision Review System (DRS) in the forthcoming five-Test series against England in November 2016. BCCI will use the DRS on a trial basis to evaluate the improvements and changes made to the system...

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

November 6, 2016

The Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology produces non-intermittent renewable electricity. This energy system is based on a turbine installed on an offshore or onshore platform exploits the natural temperature difference between surface water and water depths of equatorial and tropical seas. This technology is particularly suited to the...

Ban on Cow slaughter

November 5, 2016

We may not expect a question on this topic, yet some input arguments for an unexpected question are as follows: Support: Cattle, the main source of livelihood for farmers, should not have such a painful end. There must be an acknowledgement of the role of livestock in our economy...

Earthquake Warning System

November 5, 2016

The National Capital Region’s first Early Earthquake Warning System procured by the Haryana government at the cost of about Rs 38 lakhs has been installed recently at the Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) building in Gurgaon. The Early Earthquake Warning System is capable of issuing a warning 30...

14 Important Facts About Dr. B R Ambedkar

December 25, 2015

Bahishkrit Hitakarini Sabha was the first organization formed by Dr. Ambedkar in 1924. The First Round Table Conference was convened in London on November 12, 1930. The depressed classes were represented by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Rao Bahadur Srinivasan. Ambedkar formed the Independent Labour Party (ILP) in August, 1936,...

Non Resident Indians (NRIs)

October 20, 2015

A Non Resident Indian is an Indian Citizen, who stays abroad for employment / business or vacation. Various people that are counted as NRIs are as follows: An Indian passport holder who stays outside India for more than total , not necessarily continuous, 182 days in a financial year...

India’s Sedition Laws and Current Issues

October 20, 2015

In August 2014, the Maharashtra Government had come out with a circular that defined the conditions under which the police can arrest a person on sedition charges. This circular was immediately criticized by the people as an attempt by the government to stifle the democratic rights of the people....

Ghadar Movement

January 21, 2015

The Ghadar Movement was an important episode in India’s freedom struggle. A ship named Komagatamaru, filled with Indian immigrants was turned back from Canada. As the ship returned to India several of its passengers were killed or arrested in a clash with the British police. This incident made the...

Law Commission of India

March 8, 2013

On September 9, 2015, the Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of  21st Law Commission of India, for a period of three years w.e.f. September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018. This backgrounder deals with the fundamental facts about Law Commission. What is Law Commission? Law Commission of India...

Siachen Glacier Dispute

August 7, 2012

Every year, many soldiers of India manning the Sonam and other posts of Siachen Glacier lose their lives due to avalanches and other such accidents. Each time, the critics argue that there is no need to safeguard such an inhospitable terrain under extreme weather conditions, at the height of...

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