What is the Ken-Betwa Link Project

 What is the Ken-Betwa Link Project On the occasion of World Water Day on April 22, a memorandum of agreement was signed between Union Minister of Jal Shakti and the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to implement the Ken-Betwa Link Project (KBLP) on.....read more

What is the POCSO Act and how is it used: Much significant then IPC

What is the POCSO Act and how is it used: Much significant then IPC The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was enacted in 2012, and is a special law to protect children. .....read more

What is India’s National Hydrogen Mission?

India has announced a National Hydrogen Mission that will draw up a roadmap for using hydrogen as an energy source. The initiative has the potential of transforming transportation. Traditionally a slow mover in frontier electric ve.....read more

Glacial lake burst or avalanche?

Scientists to leave for Uttarakhand disaster site. The breach can be caused by several reasons — in this particular case, for instance, an avalanche was reported in the region two days ago. A glacial lake burst, a cloud burst.....read more

What is Denmark’s artificial energy island project?

Context: The Danish government on Thursday approved a plan to build an artificial island in the North Sea as part of its effort to switch to green energy. The project is being called the largest construction projec.....read more

Why govt borrows off-budget, and how

One of the most sought after details in any Union Budget is the level of fiscal deficit. It is essentially the gap between what the central government spends and what it earns. In other words, it is the level of borrowings by the Union government. .....read more

U.K. invites PM Modi for G7 summit

What is the G7? The G7 (or Group of Seven) is an organisation made up of the world's seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. .....read more

What is Winter Solstice, which made Dec 21 the shortest day of the year?

December 21, is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. In Delhi, the Sun rose at 7.10 am, and set at 5.29 pm, making the day 10 hours, 19 minutes, and 3 seconds long. Why are the hours of .....read more

What is a K-shaped economic recovery and what are its implications?

What is a K-shaped recovery? A K-shaped recovery happens when different sections of an economy recover at starkly different rates. “Households at the top of the pyramid are likely to have seen their in-.....read more

Role of agriculture: Why this economic slump is different from past ones

The 7.2% fall in gross value added (GVA) for 2020-21, as per the National Statistical Office’s first advance estimates released on Thursday, would be the sharpest ever recorded in India. Earlier slumps There have been four earlier occasions when the country&.....read more