Digital India: Basics Ought To Be Known

Digital India is all about transforming India into a digitally empowered society and converting to a knowledge economy.   Digital India programme is a vision of the Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.  This transformation and delivery of good governance are envisaged through coordinated efforts of both central and state governments. The ruling

Super Moon-Meteor Shower Combo on December 14,2016

Astronomers across the globe are getting ready to witness a rare Super Moon –Meteor Shower combo on December 14, 2016.  The Super Moon –Meteor Shower combo will occur when the super moon coincides with the peaking of Geminids meteor shower. Before going to Super Moon –Meteor Shower combo, let us refresh our awareness about super

Time Person Of The Year: Everything About The Issue

Time Person Of The Year is an annual issue of the famous news magazine Time. The interesting fact about the Time Person Of the Year is that it may not always be about an individual. In the last month of every calendar year, Time choses a person, a group, an idea or an object that

Demonetisation And Legal Tender : Basics Ought To Be Known

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 8 November 2016, in a live televised address to the nation declared circulation of all Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 bank notes as invalid from 9 November 2016. Through this process of demonetisation, the said currencies ceased to be legal tender.  What is legal tender? What is demonetization?

Phishing: Basics Ought To Be Known

Phishing is a way of fraudulently acquiring vital information such as usernames, passwords and details of credit debit card, by sending e-mails or over phone by creating an impression that it is from regulators, authentic organizations or individuals.  How is phishing carried out? Phishing is usually carried out through hoax emails (with fake sender addresses),

Brexit and implications- Basics ought to be known

As June 23,2016 is approaching, media is getting filled with news on Brexit.  Brexit stands for the two words “British Exit” indicating the chances that Britain may withdraw from European Union ( EU). To decide on Brexit, Britain is holding a referendum on in-out from EU membership on June 23, 2016.  What is meant by

Monsoon-Basics That Should Be Known

Monsoon results in rain and hence the term monsoon often refers to a rainy season. Monsoon is in fact a shift in wind direction that causes a marked change in local weather conditions and results in rain. What causes monsoon? The imbalances in atmospheric pressures between two locations results in winds. The pressure imbalance is