Supreme Court cleared New Delhi’s Central Vista Project

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has allowed the central vista project to go ahead. The project aims to renovate and redevelop 86 acres of land in Lutyens’s Delhi. In this, the landmark structures of the government, including Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, North Block and South Block, etc. stand. This dream project of redeveloping the

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have agreed on to resume negotiations to resolve their decade-long complex dispute over the Grand Renaissance Dam hydropower project in the Horn of Africa. Spearheaded by Ethiopia, the 145-meter-tall (475-foot-tall) Grand Renaissance Dam hydropower project, when completed, will be Africa’s largest. Its construction was initiated in 2011 on the Blue Nile

India to explore Lithium reserves in Argentina

India has inked a pact with an Argentine firm to jointly prospect lithium in the South American country. Currently, India is heavily dependent on import of these cells and the move to ink sourcing pacts for lithium is seen as another salvo in the front against China, a key source of both the raw material

UJALA Scheme

The Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) Scheme and Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) marks their sixth anniversary today. Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) was launched by our PM on 1 May 2015, replacing the “Bachat Lamp Yojana”. The project is spearheaded by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited. In non-subsidized

School Bag Policy, 2020

The Directorate of Education has issued a circular asking school to follow the new ‘School Bag Policy, 2020’ released by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). According to the circular, schoolteachers should inform the students in advance about the books and notebooks to be brought to school on a particular day. They

Tide–Rainfall Flood Quotient

To understand if a coastal city is more prone to floods caused by tidal events or extreme rainfall, a team from the IIT Bombay devised a new metric or measure called the Tide–Rainfall Flood Quotient. Using the past rainfall data, tidal data, and topography of the region one can apply this framework to pinpoint the

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