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Saraswaty Supercluster- Supercluster Discovered by Indian Scientists

Saraswaty Supercluster discovered recently, is the first discovery of a super cluster by a team consisting only Indian scientists and researchers.  What are galaxy clusters? A Galaxy consists of stars, dust, hot gases and dark matter which are held together by the gravitational force towards the centre. In many cases the cetre is considered to be

Digital Currency: Positive and Negative Features

Digital currency, Crypto currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain are certain  terms that have often been appearing in the front pages of newspapers across the world.  The recent ransomware attacks, WannaCry and Petya, have made these terms more familiar.  What is a digital currency? Digital currency can be described as a digital representation of value of an

Judicial System: Police Custody and Judicial Custody

India is well known for the fair judicial and prosecution systems.  The courts, especially High courts and Supreme court, have always been ensuring  protection of the rights of accused on principles of natural justice.  They have also been relying on judicial precedents in their judgements.  Which is the judicial system being followed in India? The

Indian Presidential Election and Electoral College 

India is the largest democratic republic in the world. The Head of State of the country is the President. Apart from that he holds the position of Commander-in chief of the Indian armed forces.   What is the process of Presidential election in India? In India, direct elections are held  to select members of  Legislative

The Paris Climate Agreement and Recent Developments

The Paris Climate Agreement is a self-imposing agreement wherein each country sets a specific target and date with the aim to mitigate global warming and greenhouse gas emission. The agreement, also known as Paris Climate Accord,  was formed by the initiative of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The accord was finalised

One Belt One Road (OBOR) Project – Modern Era Silk Route

‘One Belt One Road’ (OBOR) project is a massive initiative fueled by the vision of Xi Jinping, the Chinese President. The initiative aims to establish connectivity and economic co-operation among various countries across the globe.  Why is One Belt One Road (OBOR) project important? The ambitious One Belt One Road initiative is being promoted by

NITI Aayog- The National Institution for Transforming India

What is NITI Aayog or The National Institution for Transforming India?  NITI Aayog or The National Institution for Transforming India is a Government of India establishment. It was formed vide a resolution of the Union cabinet on 1 January 2015. NITI Aayog was founded to substitute the planning commission established in in1950.  The establishment is