Big Data Initiative

Big Data Initiative Government is trying to collect data of all of its citizens through Aadhaar, CMS (Central Monitoring System) and NATGRID projects; this in turn may initiate the issue of Right to Privacy. What is Big Data? Big data refers to the explosion of data available as a result of modern, large scientific experiments […]

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Maldives Crisis

Maldives Crisis Maldives Crisis which erupted on 1 February 2018 took both the government and the people by surprise. What triggered the crisis? In a unanimous judgment, the five member Supreme Court of Maldives directed that nine political prisoners including former President Mohamed Nasheed should be set free as cases against them were politically motivated. […]

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First digital Online O...

First digital Online Oncology Tutorial

Health Ministry and Tata Memorial Centre launch first digital Online Oncology Tutorial   The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched India’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series designed by Tata Memorial Centre (a grant-in-aid cancer centre under Department of Atomic Energy, GOI). It was launched under the Digital India initiative as part […]

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Packaging in Jute Mate...

CCEA approves extension of norms for mandatory packaging in Jute Materials The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved extension of mandatory packaging norms of foodgrains and sugar in jute material for Jute Year 2017-18 (i.e. July 2017 to June 2018). The mandatory extension was approved under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987. The […]

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Parker Solar Probe

NASA to launch Parker Solar Probe to explore sun’s outer atmosphere NASA is going to launch Parker Solar Probe in 2018 to explore the sun’s outer atmosphere. It will be launched on board of Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. It will perform its scientific investigations in a hazardous region of intense heat and solar radiation. […]

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National Medical Commi...

National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017 Objectives This bill seeks to replace the Medical Council of India with National Medical Commission as top regulator of medical education in India. It would also put in place a four tier structure for the regulation of medical education. The 20 member National Medical Commission will be at the […]

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