Indian Economy Prospects

Context : Indian Economy is going through a rough patch on the economy front due to demand slowdown. Present status : Slowdown in demand The bigger medium-term problem facing Indian economy is the slowdown of aggregate demand — private final consumption expenditure (PFCE), investment and exports. The largest component of GDP, PFCE, has declined as

regulation of digital media

Context : Recently, the government put the online news and current affairs portals along with “films and audio-visual programmes made available by online content providers” under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Details : Through the move, government is clubbing the only sector of the media which has pre-censorship, namely films  with the news media

Genus Rohanixalus

Indian researchers have discovered a genus of tree frog found in the Andaman Islands and the northeast. Named after Sri Lankan taxonomist Rohan Pethiyagoda, the frogs of the new genus Rohanixalus are characterised by a rather small and slender body (size about 2 to 3 cm long). It has a pair of contrastingly coloured lateral

Gujarat Maritime Cluster

The concept of maritime cluster is new to India, but these clusters have been driving some of the most competitive ports of the world like Rotterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Oslo, Shanghai, and London. What is a ‘maritime cluster’? Simply put, a maritime cluster is an agglomeration of firms, institutions, and businesses in the maritime sector that

INS Kalvari-Class Attack Submarine

Indian Navy’s fifth Kalvari-class Diesel Electric attack submarine INS Vagir was launched at Mazgaon Dock in Mumbai. A look at this modern and stealthy class of submarines having been built under Project 75 and whose design is based on the Scorpene class of the submarines. Indian Naval Ship (INS) Vagir is the fifth among the six Kalvari-class submarines being

Contempt of Court

Attorney General K K Venugopal has given his consent for the initiation of criminal contempt proceedings against stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra for his tweets following the Supreme Court’s decision to grant interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami. What is ‘contempt of court’? Contempt of court, often referred to simply as “contempt“, is the offence

Swami Vivekananda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda in JNU Campus, New Delhi. Swami Vivekananda was born Narendra Nath Datta, on 12th January, 1863. He was a monk and chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He introduced Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism

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