In tightrope walk, India schedules talks with Iran and U.S. News: India’s tough situation vis-à-vis its relations with Iran and the U.S. Important facts: Regarding Meeting Ahead of the first set of U.S. sanctions on Iran, the Indian government is planning to hold talks with Iranian and American officials. This would be the first face-to-face… Continue reading In tightrope walk, India schedules talks with Iran and U.S.
Conferring eminence News: Raising the quality of higher education should be priority of the government Important facts: In its report on higher education for the Twelfth plan, the erstwhile Planning Commission identified expansion, inclusion, and excellence as three pillars for growth. The government had the theme of excellence in its 2016 annual budget, with a… Continue reading Conferring eminence
Survey launched to rank States on rural cleanliness News: The Centre has launched the SwacchSurvekshanGrameen, 2018, a nationwide survey of rural India. Important facts: The survey will rank the cleanest and dirtiest States and districts on the basis of qualitative and quantitative evaluations. Around 6, 980 villages across 698 districts will survey. The SwachhSurvekshanGrameen award… Continue reading Survey launched to rank States on rural cleanliness
DNA profiles won’t be kept permanently News: India’s proposed DNA data bank (used during crime investigations) will not permanently store details of people. Important facts: In criminal cases, till the case is solved the DNA profile will remain in the bank. However, DNA details will be removed after judicial orders. These things will be specified… Continue reading DNA profiles won’t be kept permanently