Human beings should live in harmony with nature

Appropriate measures would be taken by the National Zoological Park to ensure that unfortunate incidents did not take place in future. The proposed measure would include precautions, appropriate signages, information nuggets for visitors and necessary security measures to ensure protection to both visitors and animals within the zoo premises. It was important for human beings to live in harmony with the environment so as to understand and establish a dialogue with nature. Shri Javadekar inaugurated a Bird House in the premises of National Zoological Park. Continue reading →

SCI Launches India-Myanmar Service (IMS)

India Myanmar Service (IMS) Container service was launched at Chennai, to link South & East India to Myanmar. This service has actively been promoted by the Ministry of Shipping, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India in line with the enhanced trade relationship with Myanmar. Chennai > Krishnapatnam > Yangoon > Colombo > Chennai This service will boost bilateral trade relations between India and Myanmar by providing immense opportunities for manufacturers, importers & exporters in these countries. This service will open new Continue reading →

National Rail Museum

The National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi which focuses on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1 February 1977. It is located in over 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. A toy train offers rides around that site on regular days. Main Exibits Patiala State Monorail Trainways: This unique steam monorail was built in 1907. This unusual train is based on the “Ewing System“, and connected Bassi with Sirhind (approximate 6 miles). This Continue reading →

Birth Centenary Commemoration of Begum Akhtar

Ques for Mains - Describe briefly about the noted classical singer Begum Akhtar. Akhtar Bai Faizabadi, popularly called Begum Akhtar (October 07, 1914 –October 30,1974) was a famous Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra and Thumri. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music and was awarded Padam Shri and Padam Bhushan (Posthumously) by Government of India. She was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). On completion of 100 years of this versatile genius, the Government of India has decided to commemorate Continue reading →

Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum

Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (October 7, 2014) laid the foundation stone of Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum. The Museum will showcase past, current and future Presidencies as well as life in Rashtrapati Bhavan, its ceremonies and rich flora and fauna. It is being built conserving a heritage structure which previously housed ‘Garages’ of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The objectives and scope of the museum include: preservation of historic objects, paintings, photographs and documents relating to the socio-economic-political events originating from Rashtrapati Bhavan; intensive and continuing research for unraveling Continue reading →

4th National Level Exhibition and Project Competitions (NLEPC) Begins

Shri Ajit Kumar Seth, IAS, Cabinet Secretary to Govt. of India formally inaugurated the  4th National Level Exhibition and Project Competitions (NLEPC ) on 6/oct/2014 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The unique programme  of Ministry of Science and Technology Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a National Programme implemented for attraction of talent amongst students to study science and pursue career with research is a right platform for such events. The basic objective of INSPIRE is to communicate to the youth of Continue reading →

India’s youth is destined to lead tomorrow’s science

“INSPIRE” (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) programme for the youth is one of the most innovative programmes developed by Department of Science & Technology and is aimed to attract talent to the study of science at an early age, thus helping to build the vital human resource pool for science and technology with a long term foresight. It has been his constant endeavour to catch young minds with innovative aptitude at their formative stage, so that foundation of future India based on science, Continue reading →

Launch of the Swachhta Udyami Yojna

Question for Mains - Q1. Describe the aims & objectives of “Swachhta Udyami Yojana”. Discuss how the scheme could contribute towards improving the socio-economic status of the Safai Karamcharis and liberated Manual Scavengers. Q2. “Swachhta Udyami Yojana with twin objective of cleanliness and providing livelihood to Safai Karamcharis would become an important instrument for implementation of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, Elucidate. Q3. Analyze the role could be played by Public Private Partnership (PPP) model towards making “Swachhta Udyami Yojana” & “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” a success. Continue reading →

PM launches Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Question for Mains - Q1. "It was our social responsibility as citizens of India to help fulfil Gandhiji`s vision of Clean India", Comment. Q2. Critically analyze the work done by all previous Governments and social, religious and cultural organizations towards cleanliness. Q3.  "Swachh Bharat would make a significant impact on public health, and in safeguarding income of the poor, ultimately contributing to the national economy", Elucidate. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, exhorted people to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi`s vision of Clean India, Launching the Swachh Continue reading →

‘Punarjagaran’- Mass Awakening Campaign for youth to be launched on 2nd October, 2014

Question for Mains - Discuss the importance of ‘Punarjagaran’, a Mass Awakening Campaign for Youth Participation in Nation Development. Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to launch ‘Punarjagaran’- Mass Awakening Campaign for Youth Participation in Nation Development across India from 2nd October 2014. ‘Punarjagaran’ aims at creating awareness among youth and empower them to become active partners in nation building activities. The programme will be launched simultaneously from four districts which are situated at extreme tips of India – Kanyakumari Continue reading →