Current Affairs

IR and Diplomacy
First ‘Assumption’ Ditching, Now an Embrace

The India-Seychelles relationship is on a roller coaster ride. First, the ditching of the proposed Indian Naval base in the Assumption Island and now an embrace from India towards its Indian Ocean neighbor.

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Reports and indices
CWMI – Predicting A Water Catastrophe

The Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) – a national tool for water measurement, management and improvement had sounded an alarm over the status of water in the country.

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Programs and Policies
Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan

Samagra Shiksha – a holistic approach towards the school education sector. It will be extended from pre-school to class 12.

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Health Issues
Maternal Mortality Ratio-MMR

The Maternal Mortality Ratio is a key performance indicator for efforts to improve the health and safety of mothers before, during, and after childbirth per country worldwide.

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Agriculture
Model Contract Farming – Can It Double Farmers’ Income?

The Union Agriculture Ministry has released a Model Contract Farming Act in the hope to double farmers income in the country.

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National Security
India-Russian S-400 ballistic missile Deal

S-400 systems are Russian-built; they are capable of intercepting and destroying airborne targets at a distance of up to 400 kilometers (250 miles).

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Ecology & Environment
India and Netherland launched ‘Clean Air India Initiative’

Partnership between Indian start-ups and Netherland companies-An online matchmaking platform-campaign aims to curb air pollution in Indian cities.

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Health Issues
The Nipah Outbreak

The outbreak of Nipah virus in the state of Kerala has become a national concern. So far, the virus has taken the lives of 10 people. But, the panic is unwanted when one looks into the details.

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Programs and Policies
100% village electrification in India

India continues to harbour energy poverty. Around 31 million rural households and about five million urban households are still to be connected to the grid — the highest in any country.

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IR and Diplomacy
Pokhran-II

The second Pokhran Nuclear Test was conducted after Smiling Buddha in 1974

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