World Food prize – 2015

July 3, 2015 cholan 0

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founder of Brac, the largest non-governmental organisation on the planet, has been awarded the 2015 World Food prize for his “unparalleled” work on reducing poverty in Bangladesh and 10 other […]

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Social Welfare

Mahila Coir Yojana (MCY)

March 23, 2017 IAS Preparation Online 0

The Coir Board is implementing exclusively for empowering women in the country by giving training and distribution of coir processing equipments. This is a 100% women oriented programme intended to provide self employment to the […]

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Current Affairs

ISRO Successfully Test-Fires GSLV-Mark III Rocket Engine

August 28, 2015 cholan 1

ISRO has successfully test-fired Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III project’s high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine. It is India’s first indigenously designed and developed high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine capable of generating a nominal thrust of […]

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Ecology and Environment

Earth over shoot day

August 28, 2015 cholan 0

When a country plummets into a massive financial deficit, it attracts worldwide attention. Yet countries today are largely ignoring another form of overspending: their ecological deficits. This is putting economies and citizens alike at even […]

Current Affairs

Man Booker International Prize – 2015

May 21, 2015 cholan 0

The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction. Worth £60,000, the prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in […]

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Science and Technology

Non-Joulian Magnetostriction May Energize The World

May 21, 2015 cholan 0

A new class of magnets that swell in volume when placed in a magnetic field also generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting. This “Non-Joulian Magnetostriction” could change the way we think about a […]

Committes and Commissions

AP Shah committee on Minimum Alternate Tax- MAT

May 21, 2015 cholan 0

India has set up the proposed high-level panel to resolve the controversial levy of minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign portfolio investors, one of the reasons for outflow of capital from the country that caused […]