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Power play

With renewable energy catching up with conventional power in India due to a host of positive developments, its share in the energy mix is continuously rising. From 13 percent in 2013, it has crossed 20 percent in overall power capacity of the coun

‘Internet for all’: Only way forward

Safer Internet Day celebrated on February 5th is a global initiative to make the Internet a better and safer place for everyone. This year`s slogan is "together for a better internet”- a call to action for people to join together and pl

Why Ayushman Bharat is a game-changer

Mahatma Gandhi said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Development of the health sector from primary up to the tertiary sector in an economy triggers a series of socio-economic developmental mileston

18 prominent remarks made by Piyush Goyal in his budget speech

Piyush Goyal, who presented the interim budget of 2019-20, made a number of significant statements in his speech. H

Budget 2019: Here is the budget simplified in numbers

The interim budget for 2019-20, presented by the interim finance minister Piyush Goyal, introduced new sch

Interim Budget 2019 rides high on elections

The interim budget for 2019-20, presented by the interim finance minister Piyush Goyal, is predictably focused on the coming elections. From agriculture to defence, and pleasing the middle class, the budget aims to keep everyone happy. 

Where water is lethal

Well water in about 400 villages along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab is laden with deadly arsenic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) sets a safe limit of 10 micrograms of arsenic per litre in water for drinking. In many wells on both sides

Prime minister to inaugurate Salt Satyagraha Memorial

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 71st death anniversary, prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the “National Salt Satyagraha Memorial” at Dandi, Gujarat on January 30. The memorial is a tribute to the 80 marchers who ac

India needs to change its attitude towards Hepatitis C

 It is estimated that between six million to 11 million persons are infected with Hepatitis C annually. In India, the population prevalence of Hepatitis C is around 1 percent, which amounts to an estimated 12 million. This was revealed at the

Kumbh: Soul and Sangam

Nothing can be as humbling as getting lost in a sea of humanity surging on waves of faith. The Kumbh Mela at Allahabad (now Prayagraj) is an incredible sight. Millions are thronging to the banks of the Sangam – the confluence of the Ganga, Y

Sexual harassment at workplace: Let’s look at it from male perspective too

Indian society is in a stage of rapid transition. In case of social development, we as a nation have made progress in various sectors and have repealed, modified and abolished those laws which were redundant in the present context. We have also fr

Indian republic @70: Constitutional vision vs. social reality

This 26th of January earmarks the 70th anniversary of the Indian republic. In the 69 years of journey, India has made considerable progress in democratising the society at large. The Constitution of India has promulgated fundamental rules of gover

In a first, a TV series to sensitise viewers on sanitation

In an industry first, a television entertainment series will now set out to sensitise its viewers on the importance of behavioral change in sanitation habits, aligning its cause with Swachh Bharat mission.   The 26 episo

The rich continue to get richer, and the poor poorer: Oxfam

Indian billionaires saw their incomes surge by Rs 2,200 crore a day in 2018, and the wealthiest got wealthier as the top 1 percent of the country’s richest increased their fortune by 39 percent – but the bottom half managed to climb th

Breaking down some key terms used in budget

The central government is set to present a complex and comprehensive report of its revenues and expenditures throughout the financial year in the budget address on February 1. Modi led NDA government will present the interim budget this year as el

Understanding interim budget

Narendra Modi-led NDA government is due to present its last budget on February 1, before the 2019 general elections. Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently in US for medical treatment, is likely to present the budget. This will be an inte

“Maharashtra police has created 37 cyber labs in rural areas”

Maharashtra has been the pioneer in establishing a dedicated unit and necessary infrastructure for cybercrime investigation. It is headed by Brijesh Singh, an IPS officer, as special inspector general of police, cyber. After successfully implement

Bengaluru is the most dynamic city in the world: Report

India’s Silicon Valley has received the top spot as the world’s most dynamic city in the latest Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) City Monument Index report.  Earning the top position among 131 other commercially active cities ov

BJP receives staggering high donations in 2017-18

The total donations (above Rs 20,000) declared by the national parties was Rs 469.89 crore, from 4,201 donations, revealed a report by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The report gives the details of donations received by seven national p

This is no e-NAM

The National Agricultural Market or e-NAM scheme was launched in April 2016 with the aim of eliminating middlemen, who make wild profits while farmers make a pittance. By trading on the online platform, farmers would be able to sell their produce

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