Union Budget 2019-2020: Highlights of Interim Budget 2019

Union Budget 2019-2020 of India was presented by the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs, Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal. The knowledge about yearly Union Budget is very important from the examinations point of view. Many questions are based on the Annual Union Budget in exams like UPSC, SSC, BANK PO, BANK Clerical etc. Also, it is the favourite topic of the interview panel in various Job interviews. So, ThisRead More

Why debt-waivers are not the best solution to solve agrarian distress?

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Economy Around 52% of the farming households are in debt as per the NSSO Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households (2013) with interest rates touching as high as 89-92% in some states. The quantum of debt has increased a lot, especially from informal credit sources. Rural agrarian distress has become the elephant in the room and is at the centre of the nationalRead More

Jal Marg Vikas Project – Benefits and Concerns

The Jal Marg Vikas Project will facilitate plying of vessels with capacity of 1,500-2,000 tonnes in the Haldia- Varanasi stretch of the River Ganga.
Major works that are being taken up under Jal Marg Vikas Project are the development of fairway, Multi-Modal Terminals, strengthening of river navigation system, conservancy works, modern River Information System (RIS), Digital Global Positioning System (DGPS), night navigation facilities, modern methods of channel marking etc.

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) starts Operation

UPSC Mains General Studies Paper III Topic: Science and Technology Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology. Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has started its operations TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has officially started its science operations. Its first observations will be transmitted back to Earth at some point in August It will continue to send in new information for the next two years, at least. WhenRead More