Yearly Archives: 2023

PREGNANCY OUTCOMES IN WOMEN WITH HEART DISEASE

In a study of more than 1,000 pregnant women, doctors of Madras Medical College (MMC) found that three of five women had come to know of their heart disease for the first time during pregnancy. While rheumatic heart disease (RHD) was the most common, followed by congenital heart disease (CHD), …

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ISRO’S SSLV-D2 LAUNCH: THE MINI VEHICLE’S SECOND FLIGHT

It was ISRO’s first launch of 2023. In its second development flight , the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV-D2) was launched successfully from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It will place the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) earth observation satellite EOS-07 …

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ARTICLE 356

Article 356 allows the Centre to dismiss an elected state government and impose “President’s Rule”. Its rampant misuse by almost all central governments has been largely curbed after the Supreme Court’s landmark Bommai judgment of 1994. ARTICLE 356 OF THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION The Article contains provisions for the imposition of …

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CHILD MARRIAGE AND SCHOOL DROPOUTS –ASSAM CASE STUDY

Crackdown on child marriage doesn’t address real causes: girls’ education & women’s jobs Thousands are being arrested in Assam as part of a crackdown on child marriage even though studies from across the world and in India have shown that educational attainment and socio-economic status of a household are the …

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TAPAS -BH

India’s first indigenous advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for strategic reconnaissance and surveillance will make its public debut next week, while another home-grown Weaponised drone is also slated to undertake its first flight test by June-July. The Tapas-BH (tactical aerial platform for advanced surveillance-beyond horizon) drone, developed by DRDO with …

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CONTAINER TO CLOTHING

At a time when clean and conscious living is the mantra, the fashion industry is going green with PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) bottles now being recycled into comfortable, everyday wear. This way, the industry says, it is not just reducing the amount of plastics in the environment, but the process utilises …

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CHANGE IN GERMAN POLICY TOWARDS RUSSIA

After months of political debate, the German government announced on January 25 that it would send Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) to Ukraine. The decision marks Germany’s shift from its policy of Ostpolitik — an approach followed in an effort to bridge Berlin’s divisions and “bring change through trade”. …

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THE STATUS AND PROCEEDS OF DISINVESTMENT

In the Union Budget for 2023-24, the government has set a disinvestment target of ₹51,000 crore, down nearly 21% from the budget estimate for the current year and just ₹1,000 crore more than the revised estimate. It is also the lowest target in seven years. Moreover, the Centre has not …

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SECTION 69A OF THE IT ACT, 2000

A committee to consider blocking requests under the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information for Public) Rules, 2009, met 53 times in 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology told Parliament on Wednesday. The government issued orders directing the “blocking [of] a total of …

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ROLE OF LABOUR UNIONS IN EMERGING SECTORS

There have been many reports of lay-offs in the last few months, especially in emerging sectors. Lay-offs have been taking place not only in India, but in major economies like the U.S. too. Large, medium and small enterprises as well as start-ups have let go of dozens or even thousands …

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