What is the protocol on air accidents? How does the black box help? What happens if a country admits there has been a mistake? On January 8, 2020, a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, on a flight from Tehran, Iran to Kiev, Ukraine, a nearly 2,300 km route, fell to the ground after initially climbing... Continued.
On Friday, the Supreme Court declared that the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression and the right to carry on trade or business using the Internet are constitutionally protected. This came in the backdrop of the five-month-long Internet shutdown in Kashmir. While India’s longest Internet suspension continues, the verdict has laid down a... Continued.
Breaking the tradition of consensus-based decisions in its 37 earlier meetings, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council voted for the first time in its 38th meeting held on December 18. The proposal to have a higher single rate for lotteries went through by a majority, with 21 votes in favour. The GST Council is... Continued.
Early on Wednesday, Iran launched a barrage of missiles at two American military bases in Iraq. The attacks began at 1.20 am, the same time that Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani was killed by a US missile in Baghdad on Friday, Iranian officials said — and hours after the remains of the general reached his hometown... Continued.
Five days after Major General Qassem Soleimani, the Quds Force chief, was killed in a U.S. air strike outside Baghdad airport, Iran on Wednesday launched ballistic missile attacks at American troops in two military bases in Iraq. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has said that the attacks on the Erbil and Al-Asad bases were retaliation... Continued.
Death warrant All the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case will be hanged on January 22 at 7 a.m. inside the Tihar jail. Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora issued the death warrants for convicts on a plea by the victim’s parents to expedite their execution. Before passing... Continued.
California’s new privacy law — the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) — is first-of-its-kind data legislation. As users’ data are increasingly commodified by technology conglomerates, the law — which went into effect on January 1 — gives Californians new controls over how companies use their data. These controls include the right to access the data,... Continued.
Following the assassination of Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani, President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that if “Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets” in retaliation, the US would target 52 sites in Iran, “some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture”. It was not clear what Trump would achieve... Continued.
According to the 2001 Census, India has 30 languages that are spoken by more than a million people each. Additionally, it has 122 languages that are spoken by at least 10,000 people each. It also has 1,599 languages, most of which are dialects. These are restricted to specific regions and many of them are on... Continued.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting an exclusive examination for recruitment of officers to handle specialised services in the newly created Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS) following unification of eight different railway services. It will happen in next recruitment circle of 2021. Top sources in the Indian Railways stated that the UPSC... Continued.