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India’s stand on Israel-Palestine conflict: Recent Changes

We have covered the Israel-Palestine conflict in one of our previous notes.  In this post let’s cover India’s stand on Israel-Palestine conflict. There has been much debate in recent times about whether India has changed its pro-Arab historical stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Let’s try to understand India’s relationship with …

ISRO’s World Record PSLV C37 Launch: Top 10 Facts You Should Know

ISRO on February 15, 2017, created history and world record by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission. India overtook the previous record of 37 satellites launched (by Russia in 2014).  The satellites were launched using launch vehicle of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) – PSLV C37. ISRO’s PSLV C37 Launch: …

Israel-Palestine Conflict: History, Wars, and Solution

We have been receiving many requests from our readers to create an easy-to-understand article covering all the issues related with Israel-Palestine. Though it’s not easy to cover every dimension within a limited space, in this post, we have tried our best to create a comprehensive article on Isreal-Palestine conflict. The Israel-Palestine …

What is Economic Survey?

Economic Survey contains the most authoritative and updated source of data on India’s economy. It is usually presented a day before the Union Budget is presented in the Parliament. In this post, we bring answers to the most repeated queries about Economic Survey. What is Economic Survey? Economic Survey is …

Kigali Agreement: Simplified

Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change was followed by another major global agreement – Kigali Agreement. In this post, we explain the importance of Kigali agreement and it’s relevance to India. What is Kigali Agreement? In the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, negotiators from 197 nations …

Paris Agreement: Simplified

‘Paris Agreement’ is mentioned whenever someone speaks about ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’. Why is Paris Agreement so important? This post is a beginner’s guide to Paris Agreement (2015). Climate Change: a reality? Mostly because of human actions, the concentration of gases like Carbon-di-oxide, Methane etc has increased in earth’s atmosphere …

Brexit: How does it affect India and the World?

Everything you need to know about the Brexit is summed up here after much research. We hope our readers would get clear answers to many questions like ‘What is Brexit?’, ‘What is the European Union?’, Why the ‘Leave EU’ campaign?’, ‘Brexit referendum and the result’, ‘positive and negative impact of Brexit referendum to …

Indices and Organisations: Memorize Faster

In the last post, we wrote about the names of reports published by various organisations and their importance in UPSC exams. In this post, as a continuation, we have prepared the list of indices and associated organisations. For example, Human Development Index (HDI) is prepared by UNDP as part of …

India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV): Everything you need to know

India successfully tested the launched of indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), capable of launching satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter the atmosphere, from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. RLV is dubbed as India’s own space shuttle. (The ‘Space Shuttle’ was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated …