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ISRO to Launch GSAT-7A Communication Satellite on December 19

On December 19, 2018:  India will launch its most recent communication satellite, GSAT-7A on board Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F11) from Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The GSLV-F11 is ISRO’s fourth gen launch vehicle with three phases. The lunch vehicle, which is in its thirteenth flight, will infuse GSAT-7A into a Geosynchronous […]

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Important Articles “The Hindu” – 14/12/2018

GS 2 The anatomy of a police station Lacking personnel, funds and motivation, the thana is not structured to enforce the rule of law Theresa must British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a trust vote on her Conservative party stewardship. But there is little sign that the bitter infighting within the ruling party will […]

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Important Articles “The Hindu” – 13/12/2018

GS 2 ‘NSG must have its own air wing’ A Parliamentary panel has recommended that the Centre urgently take steps to ensure that the National Security Guard (NSG) — the country’s premier counter-terrorist and contingency force — is equipped with its own dedicated air wing. India gets submarine rescue system DSRV is used to rescue […]

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Shaktikanta Das appointed as the new RBI Governor

Shaktikanta Das, Member of the fifteenth Finance Commission, was selected as the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on December 11, 2018. Headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, made his arrangement inside 24 hours of Urjit Patel’s sudden renunciation as RBI Governor. Das will have a […]

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Important Articles”The Hindu” – 12/12/2018

GS 2 Providing health for all Japan and India are exchanging ideas and expertise in many projects to promote universal health coverage U.S. hearing on religious freedom in India postponed A bipartisan hearing on religious freedom in India, scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed due to an “overwhelming response” from stakeholders. The hearing, titled, Freedom […]

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Important Articles “The Hindu” – 11/12/2018

GS 2 GoM to form sub-panel on harassment The Group of Ministers (GoM) formed in the wake of the #MeToo campaign on social media decided at its first meeting on Monday to constitute a sub-committee that will suggest changes to the law on prevention of sexual harassment at workplace as well as ways to strengthen […]

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Human Rights Day 2018 observed….

The Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10, 2018 to remember the reception of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The day goes for advancing and bringing issues to light of the two Covenants of Human Rights Day. I.e. the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and International Covenant on Economic Social […]

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Important Articles “The Hindu” – 10/12/2018

GS 2   1- JICA norms flouted in bullet train project Officials of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is funding the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, have apparently found violations of the agency’s guidelines in the process of land acquisition. 2- Centre amends rules for minorities from three nations The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, […]

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Former Indian Diplomat Preeti Saran Elected to UN’s Socio-Economic, Cultural Panel

On December 6, 2018, a previous senior Indian diplomat, Preeti Saran was chose unopposed to an Asia Pacific seat on the United Nation’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) chose Saran to the 18-part board of trustees ‘CESCR’ for a four-year term starting on January 1, […]

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Important Articles from “The Hindu” – 07/12/2018

    1- A relationship under stress From the realpolitik point, even if the U.S. wants to limit Iranian influence, Saudi Arabia under MBS is not helping the cause. It lost the Syria war. Its intervention in Yemen drove the Houthis further into Iran’s embrace. 2- Shielding witnesses A robust witness protection scheme will strengthen […]

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