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  • What is Surgical Strike?

    Being a soft state, India always acts or carried out harsh steps like surgical strike and Covert Operation on the basis of very specific and credible information from intelligence. India had carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in order to justify its stand on Zero tolerance of terrorism. It is a legitimate, well planned military action intended to deal only with a specific target to avoid collateral damage.

    Feb 28, 2019
  • What is the definition and Rules under the Geneva Convention?

    The Geneva Convention consists of four treaties and three additional protocols (drafts). This treaty preserves human rights of prisoners of war. The first treaty to maintain humanity was signed in 1864. This was followed by the second treaty in 1906 and the third treaty in 1929. After World War II in 1949, 196 countries together formed the fourth treaty that is still in force.

    Feb 28, 2019
  • National Science Day 2019: Theme, History and Significance

    National Science Day is celebrated all over India on 28 February to mark the discovery of the phenomenon of Raman Effect by CV Raman in 1928 and for his remarkable discovery in 1930 he got Nobel Prize which was the first Nobel Prize for India in the field of Science. This article deals with why National Science Day is celebrated, how it is celebrated, when it is celebrated, its objectives behind the celebration etc.

    Feb 28, 2019
  • What is Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR)?

    Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) is a high performance S-Band radar system which is used at airports to detect and display the position of aircraft in the terminal area, the airspace around the airports. Do you know what is radar, how this technology works, where it is used, what is stealth technology etc. Let us study through this article.

    Feb 26, 2019
  • Do you know the difference between Curfew and Section 144 of CrPC?

    Do you know what is curfew, when it is imposed, is it similar to Section 144 of CrPC or not? When Section 144 of CrPC is imposed in any area then automatically curfew is also imposed? Let's study through this article about Section 144 of CrPC, curfew and difference between Curfew and Section 144?

    Feb 25, 2019
  • What is Domain Name System (DNS) and its Significance?

    Indian Government will soon launch a public Domain Name System (DNS) server to protect users from malware or phishing with enhanced security features. But what is DNS, how it works, what is its importance etc. What is Domain and IP address? Let us study through this article.

    Feb 25, 2019
  • What are Grey List and Black List of the Financial Action Task Force?

    The FATF is an independent inter-governmental body that develops and promotes policies to protect the Global Financial System against terror funding and Money Laundering activities. FATF has 2 types of lists one is Black list and other is Grey list. Those countries which are not supporting terror funding and money laundering are listed in the Black list while pro terror funding and money laundering nations are included in the grey list.

    Feb 25, 2019
  • What is the Meaning and Objectives of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)?

    The FATF is an independent inter-governmental body that develops and promotes policies to protect the Global Financial System against Anti-Money Laundering Standards and Counter-Terrorist Financing Measures. In this article we have explained that what are the objectives of the FATF?

    Feb 22, 2019
  • Indus Water Treaty (IWT): Water-Sharing Agreement

    The Indus Water Treaty is the treaty between the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan for the optimum utilisation of the waters of the Indus system of rivers. It was signed under the arbitration of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (now World Bank) in Karachi (Pakistan) on September 19, 1960.

    Feb 22, 2019
  • Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme: Meaning, Importance and Challenges

    Phase-II of the Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. Let us study about Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Programme, its importance and challenges. Also, what is Solar Rooftop System, its benefits, impact are also discussed in the article.

    Feb 21, 2019
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC): Meaning, Function and Significance

    Do you know about stem cell, what is its importance, where they are used etc? Even Japanese government has given permission for the trial of human induced pluripotent stem cells to treat spinal cord injury. How it works? What is embryonic stem cell, adult stem cell, difference between embryonic and adult stem cell. Let us study through this article.

    Feb 21, 2019
  • What is Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Technology in Football?

    Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is the latest technology used in the football to help the refees in taking the right decisions regarding the award of goal, penalty corners and red cards to the players. In this article we have explained the steps involved in the decisions taken with the help of VAR technology.

    Feb 21, 2019
  • How ICC gives Ranking to Cricket Players?

    ICC Player Ranking is a table where the performance of international cricketers is ranked using a Points Base System. Players are rated on a scale of 0 to 1000 points. If a player's performance is better than previous year’s performance then his points increase; and if performance decreases then ranking points also decreases.

    Feb 20, 2019
  • Cess: Meaning and Types in India

    CESS is tax on tax and usually levied for the specific purposes. Once its purpose is solved they are stopped. Unlike the other taxes that have to be shared with other Indian states, the centre keeps the entire amount raised from the Cess. The collection through the CESS is kept in the Consolidated Fund of India. As of now there are 6 types of Cess imposed in India.

    Feb 20, 2019
  • 10 Interesting facts about Vande Bharat Express

    Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 is fully manufactured in India and is India’s first semi-high-speed train. It is running from New Delhi to Varanasi and will cover the journey in 8 hours. It has several unique features like bio-vacuum toilets, Wi-Fi onboard, fully automatic doors etc. Let us study some more interesting facts about Vande Bharat Express through this article.

    Feb 19, 2019