171 HOSPITALS DELISTED FROM PM-JAY

Why in News? The Centre’s healthcare Insurance Scheme – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana(PM-JAY) has de-empanelled 171 hospitals of the 19,000+ empanelled hospitals. The National Anti-Fraud Unit (NAFU) at the NHA detected the frauds. Background The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with international giant Google to collaborate as well as strengthen the implementation […]

INDIA CAUGHT IN CROSSFIRE AS TRUMP INVOKES DELHI

Why in News? President of the United States of America, Donald Trump blamed the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani for terror attacks including one in Delhi. Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was assassinated on 3rd January by airstrikes on Baghdad under directions from Donald Trump. Details Iran’s Ambassador to India denied […]

NANKANA SAHIB ATTACK

Why in News? On 3rd January 2020, there was an attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. Pakistan rejected the reports claiming that the Gurudwara was untouched and the “attack” was just a scuffle between locals. Background Gurudwara Nankana Sahib is also known as Gurudwara Janam Asthan. It is the site where the first Guru […]

FALLOUTS FOR INDIA DUE TO U.S. AIR STRIKE ON IRAN

The terse statement masked the deep unease about how far the ripples from this sharp spike in US-Iran tensions will extend across the region, and impact India. With Iran vowing revenge, a possible widening of the US-Iran conflict, from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan and Pakistan, will not leave India unaffected. India should position itself in […]

KRISHNAPATNAM PORT

Adani Ports group to buy 75 percent stake Krishnapatnam  is a port town in Muthukur mandal of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

PROTESTS AGAINST CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT

Can a state refuse to act on central law? Citizenship being a matter concerning the Union, it is not open to State Assemblies to give their opinion on it — is not valid. To the extent that a State government believes that a parliamentary law is not constitutional, it is entirely in order for the […]

U.S. KILLS TOP IRANIAN GENERAL IN AIR STRIKE

Why in News? The U.S. killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, in an air strike near Baghdad airport, the Pentagon and Iran said Iranian authorities have reacted with predictable vehemence at Gen. Soleimani’s “martyrdom” and vowed vengeance. This tit­ for tat between the U.S. and Iran could easily go […]

EKASHILA NAGARA (ORUGALLU)

Considered City of a Single Stone, the Kakatiya Heritage of Warangal However, the city was not built from a “single stone” [as was, for example, the monolithic Ellora temple]; rather it was built around a single massive outcrop of rock that rose prominently from the surrounding plains. Sanskrit Ekashila Nagara– Telugu name Orugallu The torana […]

INDIA-NEPAL TO HOLD TALKS OVER KALAPANI

Kalapani Region of the Uttarakhand is the bone of contention between India and Nepal. India has recently released its new political map– released by Survey of India About Survey of India The Survey of India is India’s central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying. It is under ministry of Science and Technology and […]

NCLAT

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) is a tribunal which was formed by the Central Government of India under Section 410 of the Companies Act, 2013. The tribunal is responsible for hearing appeals from the orders of National Company Law Tribunal(s) (NCLT), starting on 1 June, 2016. The tribunal also hears appeals from orders […]