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Zangmu dam

January 5, 2013

Zangmu dam is a proposed dam undergoing construction by China on Brahmaputra River northwest of Gyaca in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is part of the Zangmu Hydropower Project and will support a 510 MW power station worth $1.2-billion for Tibet region of China. Construction began in...

Zombie Army

September 28, 2012

In May 2012, the hacktivist group “Anonymous” which had weighed in favour of Anna Hazare’s campaign, was in news because it again launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Indian websites. (Kindly refer to Module 2 of Mains GS). We should note that DDoS is not actually hacking...

Zonal Councils

September 23, 2012

The idea of creation of Zonal Councils was first of all mooted by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1956. The zonal councils have been established by the state reorganization act 1956 to advise on matters of common interest to each of the five...

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