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Explained: Pre-packaged insolvency resolution process of MSMEs

July 28, 2021 4:28 pm

The Indian Express examine the Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PIRP), how it differs from the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) and key hurdles that the new mechanism may face in gaining traction.

Tokyo Olympics: What Simone Biles's withdrawal means; why she can still win some medals

July 28, 2021 2:13 pm

Considered Gymnastics' GOAT, Simone Biles is expected to roll out a formidable legacy, even without the consecutive titles.

Explained: What is Telangana's Dalit Bandhu scheme, and why is it facing criticism?

July 28, 2021 1:29 pm

Dalit Bandhu is the latest flagship programme of the Telangana government. It is envisioned as a welfare scheme for empowering Dalit families. However, it has come under widespread criticism from the Opposition.

Manu Bhaker's gun malfunction: Why gun manufacturer Morini and national coach Ronak Pandit are arguing  

July 28, 2021 1:34 pm

Manu Bhaker's gun malfunction during the 10m air pistol qualification event at the Tokyo Olympics has triggered a debate, and gun manufacturer Morini and Indian shooting coach Ronak Pandit are the latest to wade in.

Telling Numbers: Lower MRP on Covid-19 drugs, devices after GST reduction

July 28, 2021 8:54 am

In its 44th meeting on June 12, the GST Council had reduced GST on goods being used in Covid-19 management until September 30.

West Bengal probes Pegasus: what are the powers of a Commission of Inquiry?

July 28, 2021 8:03 am

Project Pegasus: The West Bengal government’s move appointing a committee first could force the Centre to react on the issue.

Explained: Key NASA telescope in the centre of LGBT debate

July 28, 2021 7:11 am

Before the infrared James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launches, NASA has an important decision to make — whether to rename the $8.8-billion telescope. 

Explained: How did the 150-year-old Assam-Mizoram dispute get so violent now?

July 28, 2021 7:26 am

Assam-Mizoram border dispute: Behind the violent clashes on Monday lie two boundary demarcations from the colonial era. Why does Mizoram accept one and not the other, and how did the 150-year-old dispute get so violent now?

Is India ready to meet extreme weather challenge? IMD D-G Mrutyunjay Mohapatra to explain today

July 28, 2021 2:39 pm

The increase in frequency, and intensity, of such extreme events is considered to be an impact of changing climate patterns — across the globe as well as over the Indian region.

Explained: What UNESCO heritage site Dholavira tells us about the Indus Valley Civilisation

July 28, 2021 7:15 am

The IVC acropolis is located on a hillock near present-day Dholavira village in Kutch district, from which it gets its name. It was discovered in 1968 by archaeologist Jagat Pati Joshi.


Quixplained: What to keep in mind as gyms, fitness centres reopen

August 08, 2020 11:44 am

The government has allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 as part of the ‘Unlock 3’ phase.

Quixplained: What's new in the National Education Policy

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

National Education Policy or NEP is a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country. A new policy usually comes along every few decades. The latest policy is India's third. It replaces the 1986 NEP, which was in place for 34 years.

Quixplained: How ‘corona’ of the virus changes into a hairpin shape — and why

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the ‘corona’ in the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 disease — has just revealed new secrets. Researchers have found that the spike protein changes its form after it attaches itself to a human cell, folding in on itself and assuming a rigid hairpin shape.

Quixplained: India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F16 and China's J20

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The five Rafale fighter jets that land in Ambala on Wednesday morning will resurrect the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will take the IAF’s squadron strength to 31. When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, it will take it to 32 squadrons, still well below the 42 squadrons of the sanctioned strength.