Daily News Updates

What caused the floods in Kerala?

September 25, 2018

A recent study has found that a combination of four factors led to extreme flooding across Kerala this year. Union government had declared the Kerala floods a “calamity of severe nature”.

Eco-sensitive area (ESA)

September 25, 2018

The centre will soon issue a fresh draft notification declaring Western Ghats as an eco-sensitive area (ESA) with all but one of the six affected states on board.

Scientists grow human oesophagus in lab

September 25, 2018

In a first, scientists have successfully grown oesophageal organoids — miniature, functional versions of the human food pipe — using stem cells, paving the way for new ways to study and test drugs against gut disorders.

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft

September 25, 2018

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has beamed back a selfie to mark its four years orbiting Mars and studying the upper atmosphere of the red planet.

Total expense ratio

September 25, 2018

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has announced changes to total expense ratio (TER) of mutual funds

Country Partnership Framework

September 25, 2018

The World Bank Group (WBG) Board of Executive Directors has endorsed a new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for India.

Ayushman Bharat

September 25, 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently rolled out the Centre’s flagship scheme — Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyaan, also known as Ayushman Bharat or the National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM).

Is NITI Aayog relevant?

September 24, 2018

The Government had replaced Planning Commission with institution NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). The reason had mentioned that Specific to the planning process, there is a need to separate as well as energize the distinct ‘process’ of governance from the ‘strategy’ of governance.

The economics of RCEP and potential outcomes for India

September 24, 2018

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA)between ASEAN and Six countries.

Ten years on, in uncharted waters

September 21, 2018

It was “Lehman Weekend”. The moment in September 2008 when the 150-year-old investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, precipitating the worst global economic crisis since the 1930s.

Saving rivers

September 21, 2018

Assessment by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB): Based on the recommendations of the National Green Tribunal, the CPCB last month apprised the States of the extent of pollution in their rivers. The number of polluted stretches in India’s rivers has increased to 351 from 302 two years ago.

Lethal filth: India’s manual scavenging problem

September 21, 2018

The death of five young men who were employed to clean a septic tank in an upmarket residential community in New Delhi and five workers died in a septic tank in Odisha is a shocking reminder that India’s high-profile sanitation campaign has done little to alter some basic ground realities.

The right and healthy way to start a life

September 18, 2018

The largest number of malnourished children in the world call India their home. It is a country that fares poorly on many nutrition indicators. There are 19.8 million children in India,under the age of 6, who are undernourished.

Power games: on issues in the power sector

September 17, 2018

The Supreme Court has ordered a stay on the Reserve Bank of India’s February circular asking banks to recognise loans as non-performing even if repayment was delayed by just one day, and resolve them within 180 days.

TNPSC Recruitment 2018

August 20, 2018

TNPSC aka Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission invites application for the post of Combined Civil Services Examination-II (1199 Vacancy) & 02 Senior Chemist.

Indian Bank Recruitment 2018

August 20, 2018

Indian Bank invites Application for the post of 417 Probationary Officer (PGDBF). Apply Online before 27 August 2018.

AAI Recruitment 2018

August 20, 2018

AAI aka Airports Authority of India invites application for the post of 1027 Manager, Junior Executive & Jr Assistant (Fire Service) Vacancy 2018.

RSMSSB Recruitment 2018

August 20, 2018

RSMSSB aks Rajasthan Subordinate & Ministerial Services Selection Board Jaipur invites application for the post of 1736 Pharmacist.

AIIMS Rishikesh Recruitment 2018

August 20, 2018

AIIMS Rishikesh aka All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh invites application for the post 668 Nursing Officer, Office Assistant, Technician, Secretary, Programmer & Various Vacancy

KVS Recruitment 2018

August 20, 2018

KVS aka Kendriya Vidhyalaya Sangathan invites Application for the post of 8339 Principal, Vice Principal, PGT, TGT, PRT & Librarian through direct recruitment.

UPSSSC Recruitment 2018

August 20, 2018

UPSSSC aka Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission invites applications for the post of 2059 Subordinate Agriculture Service (Class III) Technical Assistant Group ‘C’. Apply online before 23 August 2018.