Current Affairs

The triple agenda - Budget 2017

Fri 03 Feb 2017

The Budget presented on Wednesday marks a paradigm shift in multiple ways. For one, it seeks to reconcile the consequences of international headwinds with domestic economic compulsions. The internatio


Intelligence failure led to landmine blast deaths

Fri 03 Feb 2017

Ever since the Ramaguda or Ramgarh exchange of fire (EOF) in the cut-off area of the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) took place between October 24 and 27, in which 30 Maoists were killed by the Greyhounds,


Bird lovers help scientists uncover secrets behind evolution of beaks

Fri 03 Feb 2017

‘Mark My Bird’ is a website that invites the public to send their findings


H-1B Visa reform bill has some takeaways for Indians

Fri 03 Feb 2017

The recommendations may turn out to be beneficial in parts at least, say consultants


Pakistan ‘negligent’ on water dispute with India: Report

Fri 03 Feb 2017

A report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has held Pakistan responsible for its negligence in conducting a sound analysis of water issues with India.


U.K. lays out Brexit plan, to leave single market

Fri 03 Feb 2017

Hoping against hope:A demonstrator holds an anti-Brexit placard during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday.


Donald Trump puts Iran on notice

Fri 03 Feb 2017

U.S. President attacks the ‘terrible’ nuke deal his predecessor and other nations reached with it


Rcom-Aircel deal hinges on SC

Fri 03 Feb 2017

Hearing on plea seeking to bar Aircel from selling spectrum slated for Friday


Alok Verma takes over as CBI chief

Thu 02 Feb 2017

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma on Wednesday took over as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.


‘Steps to block sexual videos on social media’

Thu 02 Feb 2017

Budgetary allocations made to set up a mechanism to curb sharing of such videos, SC told