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New Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors

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Why in news? The Union Cabinet approved of a plan to build 10 new pressurised heavy water reactors of 700 MWe (mega watt electric). What is the scope of this proposal? This proposal marks the big…

May 24, 2017 0 98

GST and its negatives

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Why in news? In about a month, India’s new indirect tax system will be rolled out which has been described as the biggest reform in indirect taxes. The origins of the GST go back almost two …

May 24, 2017 0 94

Fighting the Ransomware

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Why in news? Ransomware has been contained globally, but the threat is not completely eliminated. What is the issue? One group of hackers picked up cyber tools stolen by another from America&rsqu…

May 24, 2017 0 68

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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Why in news? Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) facility in Norway has recently faced a grave existential threat. What is SGSV? SGSV facility lies 360 feet inside of the 1,500-foot Platåberg…

May 23, 2017 0 195

Proposed Structure of GST

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Why in news? The new rates of GST are not inflationary. The Council should fix lower rates for textiles and stiff rates for gold when it meets next. What is the background of the issue? The …

May 23, 2017 0 192

Wastewater treatment and Sustainable development

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Why in news? International World Water Day  was  celebrated on March 22 This year’s theme was “wastewater”, which is defined as any water that has been adversely affect…

May 22, 2017 0 222

Digital literacy

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Why in news? The recent massive ransomware (Wannacry) attack has hit lakhs of computers worldwide last week. India was one of the worst-affected countries, with nearly 10% of impacted computers lo…

May 21, 2017 0 208

Natural Infrastructures

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What is the issue? In order to avoid risk and damage, and to build resilience to natural disasters, natural infrastructure solutions are increasingly being considered and implemented. Natural Infras…

May 20, 2017 1 253

Extinction of rivers

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Why in news? Prime Minister said that many of the country’s rivers existed only on the map as they had no water in them. What is the present condition? Numerous small rivers and rivulets li…

May 20, 2017 0 257

GST Tax Slabs

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Why in news? On May 19th, two day meeting on GST concluded, the GST Council decided to tax services under four slabs of 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%. What are the highlights of the decisions made by the co…

May 20, 2017 0 284

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