Why Indigenization of IT infrastructure of military is vital? Where does India stand in terms of indigenization of military IT infrastructure?

October 26, 2018

India is facing a daunting task in indigenisation and self reliance in defence production. Lack of technology, R&D etc have become impediments in self reliance in defence production. But the same cannot be implied to the IT infrastructure in military. Lack of concerted effort to use indigenous solutions has resulted in lackluster attitude towards indigenisation

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What are the key spatial variations in India’s ability to sustain drought?

October 25, 2018

A paper published in the “Journal of Hydrology” has found a spatial variation in ecosystem’s ability to sustain drought. The researchers used biomass and evapo-transpiration to understand how efficiently water was used by vegetation. India’s ability to sustain drought A resilient ecosystem is one which can absorb drought by increasing or maintaining its efficiency to

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What are potential impacts of the Indian monsoons on Atlantic hurricanes?

October 25, 2018

The Indian monsoons, which are referred as lifeline of India, are found to have impact on the hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. The study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters has found this correlation. Findings of the study: Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward. This

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What are the recent trends in the income tax collection?

October 25, 2018

The Central Board For Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy making body for the income tax department, has released data which reveal the trends in the direct taxes in the country. Highlights of CBDT data on tax mobilization The number of salaried and non-salaried taxpayers saw an increase between 2014-15 and 2017-18 assessment years (AY). This

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What is rationale and significance of Indian investment towards upgrading Sittwe port in Myanmar?

October 25, 2018

Sittwe Port is a deepwater port at Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State in Myanmar, on the Bay of Bengal. It is situated at the mouth of the Kaladan River. India has upgraded the sittwe port under the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project. Benefits to India: The port will provide for a greater presence for India in the Bay of Bengal region

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