Download PDF News On Monday, June 3, Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that the government will be holding auction for spectrum, which includes airwaves that will be used to offer 5G or fifth-generation services, in the current calendar year. More in News In a first step towards preparing for these auctions, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had in August last year recommended that entire available ... .
Updated on 11 June, 2019
Download PDF Two independent third-party studies conducted on the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), have released their findings on the positive impact the Swachh Bharat Mission has had on the environment of rural India. These studies, commissioned by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates, were aimed at assessing the environmental impact and communication footprint of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) respectively. Summary of the study findin... .
Updated on 10 June, 2019
Download PDF Leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) were invited for PM’s swearing-in ceremony. There is a tendency to view the diplomatic move through the prism of India’s strategy to ‘isolate Pakistan’ and India’s supposed preference for BIMSTEC over South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). By comparing BIMSTEC and SAARC, this article explores the efficacy of... .
Updated on 8 June, 2019
Download PDF India’s relations with South Africa go back centuries and have a powerful emotional component. It is here that Mahatma Gandhi began his political career, and over the decades of the 20th century, India stood solidly behind the ANC’s struggle against apartheid. India was the first country to sever trade relations with the apartheid government, and subsequently imposed a complete diplomatic, commercial, cultural and sports embar... .
Updated on 4 June, 2019
Download PDF Drought situation has intensified in the Maharashtra and Karnataka. In nine out of the past 15 years, about 100 districts of the country have witnessed a drought like-situation, triggered by the failure of south-west monsoon. Some important facts about the drought in India According to the Drought Early Warning System, more than 40% of the area of the country may face drought. The present crisis has been caused by deficient pre-monsoo... .
Updated on 3 June, 2019
Download PDF India receives about 300 clear and solar energy in Indian days in a year and solar exposure of 5,000 trillion kilowatt-hours every year. It makes India a high potential country for solar power generation. Considering the potential Indian government set a target to achieve 100 GW power capacity through grid-connected solar energy, out of which 40 GW is estimated to come through rooftop solar installations by 2022. Towards this objective se... .
Updated on 3 June, 2019