Vande Bharat: India’s self-propelled, fastest train takes off (Relevant for GS Prelims; Science & Technology)

Inagural trip of Train 18 The inaugural trip of India’s first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express, was flagged at the New Delhi railway station. The train, named ‘Train 18’ at the concept stage, is a plush 16-coach, air-conditioned, self-propelled train set and doesn’t have a locomotive. The express will ply between Delhi and Varanasi,

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Suspension of NDTV for a day initiated a debate over media freedom (Relevant for GS Mains Paper II, Topic: Media Ethics)

The order of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, directing that Hindi television channel NDTV India be taken off air for 24 hours on November 9, is a serious violation of media freedom.  Why was the suspension undertaken? The decision arises from the telecast of developments relating to the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force

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Demolish Adarsh Society, Bombay HC directs Ministry (analysed from The India Express) (relevant for GS paper II and IV, Topic: Issues relating to Corruption and abuse of public office)

  The Bombay High Court directed that the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society be demolished. The Bombay High Court said that the Adarsh Housing Society is an illegal apartment building in Mumbai that became a symbol of political corruption, must be demolished. The court also ordered the State government and Union of India to consider initiating

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