Current Affairs

Do Chemical Fertilizers affect Nervous System to drive people towards Suicides?

            Madhya Pradesh – geographically the heart of India, is the second largest Indian state with an agrarian economy. A state with largest forest-cover in India, Madhya Pradesh has a good arable soil across its vast lengths and breadths. Yet surprisingly today Madhya Pradesh features in the list of 11 most drought-affected states of India. While sifting through various news related to this topic I

China’s Iron Rice Bowl

In 1970s China accepted concept of ‘Iron Rice Bowl’. It meant lifetime guaranteed job security, and confirmed steady income and benefits. The doing away of ‘Iron Rice Bowl’ was an important policy during the 1980s of Deng Xiaoping when labour reforms were started to usher the industrial growth. Under ‘Iron Rice Bowl’ people working in army, civil services and SOEs had security of future. But this promise was under iron-fist

China’s Iron Rice Bowl

  In last one and half years Chinese government has tried to sustain its economy by reducing interest rates and by giving out bailout packages to state-owned enterprises (SOEs). China has been regularly devaluing its currency to stabilize its exports-dependent economy. But still, all these efforts are falling short with decline in manufacturing, reduction in exports and bankruptcy of SOEs. To come out of this mess Chinese government has further

China’s Iron Rice Bowl

  China is a country known to exist behind a veil of secrecy and iron curtain. Most of the happening in this single-party ruled nation goes unreported by the world media. But recently media reported of an ‘order’ of Politburo of Communist Party of China that oversees affairs of this ruling party. The order was given to party functionaries and government officials, which says that if they fail to stop

The Great Game of China

North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-Un on Saturday claimed to have successfully tested an engine designed for an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM). “Now North Korea can tip new type inter-continental ballistic rockets with more powerful nuclear warheads and keep any cesspool of evils in the earth including the US mainland within our striking range,” exclaimed Kim, who monitored the test. China has been alleged by the international community of aiding

An honour to the Women of ISRO

Two years back India proudly stabilized its famous Mangalyan into the Mars orbit. With this India became just the fourth in the world and first in Asia to reach Mars. Importantly no nation in the world has accomplished this feat in its first attempt. Moreover India’s technology is the cheapest and yet most-advanced in the world. To achieve this, around 500 scientists of ISRO worked day and night to write

Nuclear Security Summit 2016

Leaders of more than 50 countries are convening in the US capital of Washington D.C. today for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit 2016, a high-level diplomatic world meeting, aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the globe. The recent deadly attacks in Brussels have fueled grave concerns in the minds of world leaders that Islamic State and other radical terrorist organizations could eventually target nuclear plants and develop radioactive “dirty bombs”.

Solid Waste Management Crisis – A Major Challenge of Mega Cities

Solid Waste Management is one of the major challenges faced by almost all the countries and particularly by mega cities over the globe. The mega cities in India too are facing it. The collection of waste and its disposal is a major question and headache before the administration.  The recent fire incidents at Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai is a stark example. The recurrent fires in same manner and at

Exponent Group of Journals

Dr. Aniruddha Dhairyadhar Joshi (Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu), in his special discourse on Ram Rajya, delivered on May 6, 2010, had spelt out various projects that formed part of his vision of Ram Rajya that would be ushered in, by the year 2025. These projects, he had said, would collectively be instrumental in achieving that goal. The Exponent Group of Journals was one such project. As Bapu had said in this

Smriti Irani

The Union Minister for HRD, Mrs. Smriti Irani countered very effectively, all questions raised in the context of the JNU, in the house of the Parliament. Afzal Guru was given ample and fair opportunity to defend himself before the Supreme Court pronounced the death sentence. He was even granted repeated chances to make mercy petitions. It was only following these fair chances that the death sentence was executed. And yet