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What is National Voters Day?

January 25, 2019 11:49:03 am

The national voters day is celebrated to promote people's participation in elections by encouraging and felicitating young voters and to increase voter enrollment.

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Guest house ‘assault’: The 1995 infamous incident that had turned SP-BSP bitter foes

January 14, 2019 7:08:26 pm

While announcing the tie-up, BSP chief Mayawati said she was ready to "rise above" the 1995 infamous guest house scandal, the incident that made SP and BSP bitter foes.

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What is Universal Basic Income?

January 10, 2019 12:43:02 pm

The Universal Basic Income, implementation of which has repeatedly been debated in India, seeks to alleviate poverty by providing a basic income to all citizens of a particular state or geographical area, irrespective of their income, social standing, or employment status.

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Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 passed in Lok Sabha: All you need to know

December 20, 2018 4:22:11 pm

The bill enforces consumer rights and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defect in goods and deficiency in services. The bill was introduced in the Lower House January this year.

Bill to regulate surrogacy tabled in Rajya Sabha

What is The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016

December 19, 2018 4:26:21 pm

The bill aims to shut down surrogacy shops, allowing only altruistic surrogacy,  and banning commercial surrogacy.

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What is a JPC probe?

December 15, 2018 3:35:41 pm

The Opposition has pressed for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal after the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking a probe into the purchase of the fighter jets.

What is J&K’s sextortion law?

December 15, 2018 2:11:39 pm

J&K is the state in the country to have a separate legislation banning sexual exploitation of women.

What is the Mizo National Front?

December 11, 2018 3:09:06 pm

The MNF came to prominence as a front to get more relief from the devastating floods

What is Witness Protection Scheme?

December 6, 2018 10:36:58 am

The Supreme Court approved India's first Witness Protection Scheme, noting that one of the main reasons for witnesses to turn hostile is that they are not accorded appropriate protection by the State.

Unable to break Ayushman Bharat logjam, agency will approach Arvind Kejriwal for a thaw

What is Congo fever?

December 3, 2018 6:41:12 pm

The Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, commonly known as the Congo fever, is primarily transmitted to human beings from ticks and livestock animals.

Why Sharada Peeth is back in focus with the opening of Kartarpur corridor

What is Sharada Peeth?

December 2, 2018 8:29:23 am

Sharada Peeth, considered as a revered shrine for Kashmiri Pandits has been out of bounds for Indian pilgrims since partition.

Indian Railways' fastest 'Train 18' pelted with stones during trial run

What is Train 18?

November 15, 2018 11:34:16 am

Train 18 is being referred to as a successor to the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express.

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What is GSAT-29?

November 14, 2018 6:48:57 pm

India's latest satellite GSAT-29, which weighs 3,423 kg, was put into orbit by India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III).

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What is the Multi-Modal Terminal on River Ganga?

November 8, 2018 9:44:38 pm

The MMT's are a part of the government's Jal Marg Vikas project (JMVP) that aims to develop the stretch of River Ganga between Varanasi to Haldia (West Bengal) suitable for navigation of large vessels weighing up to 1500-2000 tonnes.

What is the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize?

October 24, 2018 11:29:09 am

Seoul Peace Prize 2018: The prize has been awarded to those who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace. 

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What is ‘Satta Matka’?

October 15, 2018 8:06:45 pm

The winner of 'Satta Matka' happens to be the person who guesses the correct number and is thereafter rewarded with a pre-determined amount of money. 'Kalyan and 'Worli' are the two most commonly organised 'Satta Matki' lotteries.

Panic over Zika has died down, but researchers say virus is still spreading

What is Zika virus?

October 14, 2018 3:41:29 pm

Rajasthan tested 55 positive cases of Zika virus, prompting the state health department to conduct a review meeting and set up medical teams in Shastri Nagar area.

Canadian cricketer among four arrested for gold smuggling at Delhi airport

What is Digi Yatra initiative?

October 4, 2018 2:51:47 pm

The government Thursday unveiled the Digi Yatra initiative under which the flyers can soon use facial recognition technology to enter the airport.

India's decision to buy S-400 missile system will further destabilise region: Pakistan

What is S-400 Triumf?

October 4, 2018 7:21:09 am

Explained: The S-400 Triumf can engage all types of aerial targets such as aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which are within the range of 400km, at an altitude of up to 30km.

SC removes gender barrier, throws open Sabarimala to women of all ages

What is the Sabarimala case?

October 17, 2018 11:57:21 am

The Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women into Sabrimala temple in Kerala will be pronounced on Friday. Here's a look at the case.

Thrice Supreme Court said: Don’t disturb land until suits are over

What is the 1994 Ismail Faruqui judgment?

September 27, 2018 2:27:16 pm

The petition by Dr Ismail Faruqui challenged the validity of the acquisition of 67.703 acres of land by the Centre in and around Babri Masjid.

Aadhaar verdict: Supreme Court strikes down 33(2), 47 and 57; what this means

Aadhaar verdict: Supreme Court strikes down Sections 33(2), 47 and 57 of the Act; what this means

September 26, 2018 5:55:06 pm

The Supreme Court Wednesday struck down Sections 33(2), 47 and 57 of the Aadhaar Act. What are these sections, and what does this mean?

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What is the Golden Globe Race?

September 24, 2018 5:21:02 pm

The GGR is modeled on the race that took place in 1968. This means that no kind of modern technology like GPS, electronic watches, electronic compass and the like can be used during the trip.

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What is Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana?

September 21, 2018 12:58:19 pm

The flagship Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana currently provides an interest rate of 8.1 per cent along with tax benefits. But, it will earn an interest rate of 8.5 per cent in the next quarter, the government announced Thursday.

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What is ISRO’s PSLV-C42 mission?

September 17, 2018 11:52:23 am

ISRO mentioned that NovaSAR is intended for forest mapping, land use, and ice cover monitoring as well as flood and disaster monitoring while S1-4 is a high-resolution satellite that shall be used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management, and disaster monitoring.

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