The Energy transition index (ETI) is an annual index released by World Economic Forum (WEF). The index ranks countries on how well they are able to balance energy security and access with environmental sustainability and affordability. The index considers both the current state of each countries’ energy system and its ‘transition readiness’ to adapt to... Continued.
On 14 February 2019, 78 vehicles convoy was transporting more than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel from Jammu to Srinagar. The convoy left Jammu early morning and was scheduled to reach its destination before sunset. At Lethpora (near Awantipora) in Pulwama district, a car carrying explosives rammed into a bus carrying security personnel.... Continued.
Global Peace Index (GPI) measures peacefulness and assigns ranks to 163 independent states and territories. GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population. GPI also provides trends of violence and peace. The index is released on annual basis by Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). The IEP is world’s leading think tank that... Continued.
What is Budget? The Union Budget of India, also referred to as the Annual Financial Statement in the Article 112 of the Constitution of India, is the annual budget of the Republic of India. The Government presents it on the first day of February so that it could be materialized before the commencement of new... Continued.
103th amendment act for 10% reservation to Economically weaker section 124th Constitution Amendment Bill became 103rd amendment act to the constitution after assent by the President. The act provides for 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections of upper castes in government jobs and educational institutions. Who will benefit from this? Economically backward upper... Continued.
A carbon footprint is defined as the sum total of greenhouse gases produced from various activities. It is expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2). The carbon footprints are usually calculated for a nation or an entity such as an individual or an organisation for a certain time period, such as a year.Sustainable Development 129... Continued.
The rocket, PSLV-C45, in its 47th mission, injected the 436 kg EMISAT, aimed at electromagnetic measurement, alongwith 28 co-passenger satellites belonging to Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the US, into their designated orbits. What is EMISAT? The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s first electronic surveillance satellite, EMISAT. EMISAT has been launched at height... Continued.
What is a circular economy? A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimised by slowing, closing, and narrowing energy and material loops. This can be achieved through long-lasting design, maintenance, repair, reuse, remanufacturing, refurbishing, and closed recycling loops. This is in contrast to a... Continued.
In what is India’s first large outbreak of the Zika virus, more than 130 cases were detected in Jaipur in October, 2018. What is Zika? Zika is a viral infection (family: Flaviviridae) which occurs through the bite of several different species of Aedes mosquitoes, including the Aedes aegypti. The virus was first isolated from a... Continued.
Cybersecurity agencies have detected new malwares called Reaper and Saposhi respectively. They are capable of taking over , devices and turn them into ‘bots’. These bots can be used for unwanted purposes, including a Distributed Denial Of Service attack. Such attack can cripple entire even large networks. Saposhi can take over over millions of devices at... Continued.