Editorial Analysis: Heart Of The Problem

NEP 2020 - AnalysisApprox Read Time: 6 minutes National Education Policy (NEP) 2020: The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has outlined a new road map to overhaul India’s education system.The document promises to bring transformational change to higher education, while the proposals more mixed on school education. NEP 2020 on school education has some excellent proposals: NEP 2020 offers some excellent proposals in school educationEarly Childhood Care and Education (ECCE):NEP 2020…

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PM Modi launches submarine cable connectivity between Chennai and Andaman-Nicobar Islands

Submarine cable connectivityApprox Read Time: 6 minutes In News: The Indian Prime Minister inaugurated a submarine optical fibre cable (OFC) between Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. News Summary: Inaugurating the submarine optical fibre cable (OFC), the PM also has said that Andaman and Nicobar islands region, owing to its strategic importance, was going to be developed as a “maritime and startup hub.”12 islands of the archipelago have been selected for…

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Mindspace Business Parks REIT: How this instrument works?

Mindspace Business Parks REITApprox Read Time: 6 minutes Mindspace Business Parks REIT: How this instrument works? In News: Mindspace Business Parks Real Estate Investment Trust recently launched its initial public offering to raise up to Rs 4,500 crore. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT): REIT is an investment tool that owns and operates income producing commercial real estate properties like offices, residential units, hotels, shopping centers, warehouses, etc.It allows individual investors…

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Breaking down GST: slabs, payments, dispute

Breaking down GSTApprox Read Time: 6 minutes Discussion: Breaking down GST In News: Breaking down GST The delay in the release of GST compensation cess and other dues has led to a dispute between the Centre and various States.Recently in July, the Centre completed the payments to States, for the Financial Year (FY) 2020. However, compensation remains pending for the four months of this financial year (April to July).The issue was raised in the…

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National Bytes: Private firms invited to run trains in India

Private firms to run trains in IndiaApprox Read Time: 8 minutes Article: Private firms to run trains in India In News: Private firms to run trains in India To upgrade the country’s railway system, the Union government has made plans for long-term partnerships with the private sector.The government anticipates around Rs 50 lakh crore of investment in rail projects up to 2030. However, as per the Union Budget 2019, only a part…

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NGT tells chief secy, top cop to monitor noise pollution

Sound PollutionApprox Read Time: 6 minutes Sound Pollution In News: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi government to ensure enforcement of noise pollution norms. News Summary: The tribunal was hearing a group of pleas which alleged that bars and restaurants in the city were using loudspeakers, beyond permissible time frames, which was leading to noise pollution.It observed that no “effective centralised monitoring mechanism” was in place for noise pollution.The…

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Faceless assessment scheme now extended to all taxpayers

Faceless assessment schemeApprox Read Time: 4 minutes  faceless assessment scheme In News: The Prime Minister has expanded the faceless assessment scheme to all taxpayers, unveiled a single-page Taxpayers’ Charter and promised a faceless appeal mechanism from next month. News Summary: While launching the ‘Transparent Taxation — Honouring the Honest’ platform which promises ‘faceless’ assessments and appeals, the Prime Minister (PM) addressed the taxpayers.He noted that the attempt by the government is to make…

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What is the Perseids meteor shower set to peak in mid-August?

Perseids MeteorApprox Read Time: 4 minutes Perseids meteor In News: According to NASA, over 30 meteor showers occur annually and are observable from the Earth.The meteor shower that usually occurs between July and August is Perseids meteor shower. It takes place every year between 17 July and 24 August and will reach its peak around 12 to 13 August this year.This annual event is considered to be the best meteor shower, due to the multiple…

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