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Portable Kit to Check Water Contamination National Centre for Compositional Characterization of Materials (NCCCM), Chemistry Group, BARC, located at Hyderabad has developed a portable visual detection kit for detection of hexavalent chromium [Cr.(VI)]. Its range is between 5 to 500 ng/ml(ppb) in water and it can detect the same within 5 minutes. Chromium exists in theRead Full Article

Ministry of UD to push dense urban growth along mass transit corridors for better living experience

To effectively address the emerging urbanization challenges, the Ministry of Urban Development has come out with a multi-pronged policy framework to promote living close to mass urban transit corridors. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) This new initiatives seeks to promote ‘Transit Oriented Development (TOD)’ which enables people to live within walking or cycling distance from transitRead Full Article

Some important topics of environment

These are excepts from our environment magazine, to download full magazine click here River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016 Cabinet approves the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016. Salient Features: Order will provide for Creation of the National Council for River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management), as an AuthorityRead Full Article

Some important schemes and programs

These are excerpts from the upcoming ForumIAS magazine on Schemes and Programs India launched Mission Parivar Vikas to improve family planning services in seven states where the total fertility rate (TFR) is high and constitutes 44% of the country’s population. About It will cover 145 high focus districts having the highest total fertility rates (TFR)Read Full Article

Prelims Capsule: Profiles of Personalities- Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833) Prelims Capsule: Profiles of Personalities- Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772-1833)

  He was an influential socio-religious reformer whose works influenced the contemporary politics, administration, education and religion of India during pre-independence. Ram Mohan early in his life went to Patna to study Persian and Arabic in a Madrasa at the behest of his father. Persian and Arabic were in high demand at that time asRead Full Article

Prelims Capsule – Profiles of Personalities: Lala Lajpat Rai Prelims Capsule – Profiles of Personalities: Lala Lajpat Rai

  Of the triumvirate – Lal-Bal-Pal ( Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal  Gangadhar  Tilak and  Bipin Chandra  Pal)  of  India’s freedom movement against the British colonial rule, Lala Lajpat Rai was a multi-faceted personality and led a life of ceaseless activity dedicated to a selfless service to the nation. He was drawn into one of the most creativeRead Full Article

Legislation in British India – Part 1 Legislation in British India – Part 1

  Robert Clive, often referred to as “Clive of India” amassed so much illegal wealth after the Battle of Plassey and Buxar that people back in England started to call him and his associates “nabobs”, the anglicised version of Nawabs. When he returned back to England in 1769, people were astounded with the fortune heRead Full Article

Prelims Capsule: The Blue Rebellion of 1859 Prelims Capsule: The Blue Rebellion of 1859

  March 1859, the ryots (peasants) of Bengal, frustrated with coercive actions of Indigo planters and their lathiyals (lathi-wielding strong men of Planters), as the payment they offered to the ryots did no good to them and they couldn’t grow rice after cultivating indigo on the same land, the ryots took to arms and refused toRead Full Article

Public Finance/ Fiscal Policy – Part 2 Public Finance/ Fiscal Policy – Part 2

Public Finance/ Fiscal Policy  In this series we started with the – Basics of Macroeconomics, National Accounting through GDP, Alternative measures to GDP, Fiscal Policy- Part 1 This post we shall discuss- Deficits, Concept of Fiscal Consolidation, FRBM Act and related reforms. What is a ‘Deficit’? Simply said, if I had Rs 9 and IRead Full Article

Prelims Capsule: Writs in the Indian Constitution Prelims Capsule: Writs in the Indian Constitution

Welcome to Prelims Capsule! Today is Polity Special 🙂 The Constitution of India allows Supreme Court and High Courts under Articles 32 and 226 respectively to issue writs to enforce the Fundamental Rights made available by the Part III of the Constitution. What is a Writ? A Writ is a formal written order issued byRead Full Article