Topic: India [361 items]

Pangong Lake India-China standoff Ends after Talks

The Pangong Lake stand-off between soldiers of India and China has been resolved through delegation-level talks. What led to the stand-off? Indian soldiers were patrolling at the northern bank of Pangong lake and were stopped by Chinese soldiers. This led to the standoff between the two sides.  The tensions escalated with both calling in reinforcements ..

MSRDC Raises Funds for Samruddhi Corridor

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has raised around Rs 28,000 crore in loan from various financial institutions. About Samruddhi Corridor Samruddi Corridor is the name given to the Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Express Way. The corridor connects the state capital Mumbai with its ‘second capital’ Nagpur. This six-lane expressway of 800 km passes through ..

PM Launches National Pension Scheme for Small Traders and Self Employed Persons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons with annual turnover not exceeding Rs 1.5 crore. About the Scheme It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for traders in the age group of 18 to 40 years The scheme provides for minimum assured pension of Rs 3,000 ..

NCST recommends Tribal Area Status for Ladakh

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has written to Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs Minister recommending that Ladakh be declared a tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Why the Tribal Area Status has been Recommended? Since Article 370 provided a special status to the erstwhile ..

New Start-up Hub of India

The “Turbocharging Delhi-NCR Startup Ecosystem” report issued by TiE Delhi-NCR and consulting firm Zinnov has observed that Delhi-NCR is a bigger start-up hub than Bangalore. The report notes that NCR not only beats Bangalore in the number of active start-ups, the region also has more number of unicorns (a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion), ..

What is behind RIL plans to become a zero-net debt company?

The Reliance Industries group, currently lead by Mukesh Ambani is one of the largest companies in India. This gargantuan conglomerate, which has wide-ranging interests in the hydrocarbon sector to the telecommunications space and the retail market, is looking to reduce its debt. The debt of Reliance Industries While Reliance Industries has been a very cash ..

India – Republic of Congo Relations

India was the first country to establish a diplomatic mission in Republic of Congo in the year 1962. Since then India had always maintained a friendly and cordial relations with the country. In 1960 – 62 India sent its Gurkha troops to counter the rebellion in the Katanga province. Currently there are 4,500 Indian troops ..

Indian Government seeks Army’s help to save the Great Indian Bustard

The Indian Government has decided to take the help of the Indian Army to help conserve a part of the population of the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard bird who’s current range current extends into the Pokhran firing range of Rajasthan. What has happened? The Indian Government has decided to enlist the help of the ..