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Most Important Election Issues for OAS Mains 2018

1. VVPATs to be used in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections The Supreme Court of India directed the EC in 2013 to introduce VVPAT in LokSabha Elections 2014 to improve voter confidence and ensuring transparency of voting. Voter verifiable paper audit… Continue Reading →

Most Important International Summits/Conferences for OAS Mains 2018

1. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and part of the UN Secretariat. 2. East Asia Summit… Continue Reading →

Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN (Jaiv Indhan- Vatavaran Anukool Fasal Awashesh Nivaran) Yojana

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the “Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN (Jaiv Indhan- Vatavaran Anukool Fasal Awashesh Nivaran) Yojana” for providing financial support to Integrated Bioethanol Projects using lignocellulosic biomass and other renewable feedstock. About Pradhan Mantri JI-VAN Yojana: 1…. Continue Reading →

PARAM-SHIVAAY: India’s Latest Supercomputer

Recently, Param-Shivaay, a supercomputer, was inaugurated at Indian Institute of Technology- Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) under the National Supercomputing Mission. About PARAM- SHIVAAY 1. Supercomputer ‘ParamShivay’ with a capacity of 833 tera flop has been developed by the Center for… Continue Reading →

Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope: WFIRST

NASA has recently revealed its Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), a mission scheduled for launch in the mid-2020s. With 300-megapixel Wide Field Instrument, it will be able to map the Milky Way and other galaxies 100 times faster than… Continue Reading →

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