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  Tropical cyclones A tropical cyclone is the generic term for a low pressure system over tropical or sub-tropical waters, with organised convection (i.e. thunderstorm activity) and winds at low levels circulating either anti-clockwise (in…

Human trafficking in India Human trafficking is the third largest organized crime after drugs and the arms trade across the globe. According to the definition of the United Nations – “trafficking is any activity leading…

SEBI Notifies Norms for Anchor Investors in Public Offers Why in News? Capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India, or Sebi, on Thursday amended its disclosure and investor protection guidelines to include the…

District Mineral Foundation-Issues The District Mineral Foundation (DMF) is the feature of Mineral and Mines Development and Regulation act of 2015.   Opportunity- to improve economic status and empower communities   Challenge- to realize the…

Non-communicable diseases in India News PHFI published a report on premature deaths in India in 2013 due to non-communicable diseases. Some facts regarding effects of non-communicable diseases in India Of the five top risks, high…

Peace accord with Nagas News Government signed peace accord with Nagas on August 3, but agreement still remains unclear. Who are Nagas Nagas are divided into various tribes,6 sub-tribes and clans with varying customs, traditions,…

  MSME in India Importance of MSMEs Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a significant role in the economic growth of the country owing to their contribution to production, exports and employment. In present…

  SMART cities chosen Summary Both smart city and amrut schemes are taking the agenda of JNNURM further in a slightly different form. Would it work? Center and state Government is providing 100 crore/year/city each…

Web enabled Lightening Why in News? Targeting the upper middle class and middle class in India, lighting solution provider Philips Lighting has launched its latest solution in India. The solution termed Philips Hue is an…

Why in News killing of Rationalists Religious intolerance to Rational Criticism There is a striking similarity in the murders of Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi. All of them were active rationalists; they…

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