Author - DEVENDRA VISHWAKARMA

20 years of BIMSTEC: Hopes and Apprehensions, Rivers as a living entity: Implications and Challenges, Current Affairs 22nd June, 2017

20 years of BIMSTEC: Hopes and Apprehensions In news: On June 06 this year, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) completed 20 years of its establishment. About BIMSTEC: Comprising of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan, BIMSTEC is home [...]

Land garb by China in Himalayan region, Women farmers in India needs attention,Current Affairs 21st June, 2017

Land garb by China in Himalayan region Introduction: China has been effectively using its civilians and consequently army troops to further its expansion into the Indian soil. Bite by kilometre-size bite, China is eating away at India’s Himalayan borderlands. From Shyok, the northernmost border village in [...]

Creation of Gorkhaland: A long-standing demand, Transforming India into a knowledge-based economy Current Affairs 20th June, 2017

Creation of Gorkhaland: A long-standing demand In news: West Bengal’s Darjeeling district has been on the boil over a separate state demand and witnessed widespread clashes between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists and the police. The tourism sector has been hit hard. Background: Sikkim gifted Darjeeling to the [...]

New Rules on Antibiotic Resistance by WHO Current Affairs 19th June, 2017

New Rules on Antibiotic Resistance by WHO Introduction: In an effort to curb antibiotic resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) has divided the drugs into three categories — access, watch and reserve — specifying which are to be used for common ailments and which are to [...]

Global economic slowdown: Where does India stands?, India’s US policy in the age of Trump Current Affairs 16th June, 2017

Global economic slowdown: Where does India stands? The global economy has been recovering from the recession of 2009 at a tepid rate (at approximately 2.5 per cent per annum). India’s economy is in a ‘fairly good shape’ and it is likely to be less affected [...]

Can Big Data Analytics lead to eColonisation of India, China’s inroads into Myanmar Current Affairs 15th June, 2017

Can Big Data Analytics lead to eColonisation of India: What is Big Data? Big Data, as the term implies, refers to the storage of unusually large magnitude of data in electronic form (order of terabytes and higher). Big Data in itself hold no significance. It is [...]

India’s Energy Transformation, Reorienting India’s trade policy, Current Affairs 14th June, 2017

India’s Energy Transformation India has gained global attention for its ambitious clean energy targets. India is now expected to play a major role in global energy transformation, by maintaining its own pledges, holding to account the developed world and thus, building global confidence. India has become [...]

Start Up India Pan- Taking it forward, Redefining India-Russia relationship, Current Affairs 13th June, 2017

Start Up India Pan- Taking it forward Start Up Action Plan- Introduction: The action plan with 19 measures focused on simplification and hand-holding, funding support and industry-academia partnership and incubation. E-registration, self certification system. A dedicated web portal and mobile app. No inspection during the first [...]

A shift towards Electric Vehicles(EVs), Harnessing wind power through Kites Current Affairs 12th June, 2017

A shift towards Electric Vehicles(EVs) In news: In May 2017 Nagpur became the first Indian city to have an electric cab fleet—with about 100 EVs from the Mahindra stable and around 100 e-rickshaws from Kinetic linked to the Ola transport aggregator platform. Also, the state-run power [...]

Understanding the agitating farmers, A calibrated approach to reforms Current Affairs 10th June, 2017

Understanding the agitating farmers In news: Farmers in two of the largest states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra have resorted to agitation. The protests have come soon after the Uttar Pradesh government waived farm loans earlier this year, setting off similar demands in other States. [...]

SCO membership: Challenges & Opportunities, India’s neutrino opportunity Current Affairs 8th June, 2017

SCO membership: Challenges & Opportunities Why in news? India and Pakistan are likely to become full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at the Astana summit on June 8-9, 2017. The addition of another 1.5 billion people would provide fresh excitement, for the SCO will [...]

Re-engaging with Europe, Political funding: Maintaining transparency Current Affairs 5th June, 2017

Re-engaging with Europe Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France brings into sharp focus the shared dilemma India and Europe face with America’s shifting policies, and the resultant flux on the world stage. Europe’s disappointment with Mr. Trump: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s [...]