• 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting

    The 44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) held on 19 July 2011 in Bali, Indonesia, under the theme of “ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations” to be achieved  by 2015  was chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa, as the Chair of ASEAN in 2011. Highlighting ASEAN’s Community … [Continue Reading]

    44th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting
  • Strategic Plan For New And Renewable Energy Sector For 2011-17

    Highlights: India imports about 80% of its oil India is facing huge energy-supply demand balance Lack of rural lighting is leading to large-scale use of kerosene More than 50% of the population has little or no commercial energy access for their living and livelihood Renewable energy can make a substantial contribution in each of the above mentioned areas Ministry … [Continue Reading]

    Strategic Plan For New And Renewable Energy Sector For 2011-17
  • Male Contraceptive Pill

    A drug developed to treat cancer worked as a form of male contraception in mice in a study that may point the way toward a birth control pill for men, researchers said. Described in the newest issue of Cell, this technique relies on a newly discovered compound that can effectively cross the boundary from blood vessels into the testis. The chemical is a thienodiazepine … [Continue Reading]

    Male Contraceptive Pill
  • All You Wanted To Know About Western Ghats?

      Western Ghats are an important geological landform of peninsular India. It is the origin of Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri and a myriad of rivers which are life line for the people of southern India. On its ecological health depends livelihoods of millions of people belonging to the six Western Ghats states of Gujarat, Maharastra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and … [Continue Reading]

    All You Wanted To Know About Western Ghats?
  • 16th NAM Summit

    The 16th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) summit was held in Tehran, Iran on 30-31 August 2012. The theme of the summit was Lasting Peace through Joint Global Governance. At the Tehran Summit, the Chairmanship of NAM was passed on from Egypt to Iran in accordance with the NAM’s practice of regional rotation. The NAM meeting in Tehran was held in three phases: preparatory senior … [Continue Reading]

    16th NAM Summit
  • Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to by world leaders over a decade ago have achieved important results. The Report 2012 was launched in New York by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on July 2, 2012. It presents the yearly assessment of global progress towards the MDGs, highlighting several milestones. #adsense# According to the report, three important MDG … [Continue Reading]

    Millennium Development Goals Report 2012
  • Atomic Energy Regulatory Board’s Annual Report 2011-12

    The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited(NPCIL), a public sector undertaking of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has the mandate for the design, construction, commissioning and operation of nuclear power reactors. At present, it operates 20 nuclear power reactors with an installed capacity of 4780 MWe (megawatt electrical), and 4800 MWe capacity is under construction … [Continue Reading]

    Atomic Energy Regulatory Board’s Annual Report 2011-12
  • NSE, MCX, BSE Among Top 20 Global Derivatives Bourses

    Three Indian bourses i.e.,  NSE, MCX and BSE have made it to the world’s top 20 derivative exchanges. As per a list compiled by the Futures Industry Association (FIA) for trading volumes between January and June 2012, the National Stock Exchange is ranked fifth. Among other Indian bourses, MCX is ranked at 10th and BSE at the 18th position. #adsense# According to … [Continue Reading]

    NSE, MCX, BSE Among Top 20 Global Derivatives Bourses
  • News in Pictures: January 21-25, 2013

    "One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" Ekalavvya Curates  snapshots across the Web ffor the week ending on January 25th.   U.S. President Barack Obama is sworn in during the public ceremony as First lady Michelle Obama looks on during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty … [Continue Reading]

    News in Pictures: January 21-25, 2013
  • Performance Appraisal In All India Services

      A performance appraisal , performance review, performance evaluation, career development discussion, or employee appraisal is a method by which the job performance of an employee is evaluated. Performance appraisals are a part of career development and consist of regular reviews of employee performance. #adsense# Objectives: The objectives of performance … [Continue Reading]

    Performance Appraisal In All India Services

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Parliament

Lokpal And Lokayuktas Bill, 2013: Free eBook

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2013 is published as Act No.1 of 2014 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section-1, dated the 1st … More

HIGGS-BOSON

Higgs Boson! God Particle: Free eBook

Francois Englert and Peter Higgs have been awarded the Nobel Prize for physics 2013  for work that led to last year's discovery of the Higgs … More


Parliament

10 Important Bills: Free eBook

The monsoon session of Parliament, from August 5 to September 7 turned out to be productive, as landmark legislation relating to food security, land … More

Biodiversity

Biodiversity Profile Of India: Free eBook

Biological diversity or ‘biodiversity’ encompasses the variety of all life on earth. Biodiversity manifests itself at three levels: … More

News Analysis

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Performance Appraisal In All India Services

  A performance appraisal , performance review, performance evaluation, career development discussion, or employee appraisal is a method by which the job performance of an employee is … More

India Strategic Relations

India’s Strategic Articulation: Shift in Thinking

Significantly, for the first time, India has very firmly articulated its concerns over geopolitical flash points in Asia when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the Combined Commanders’ … More

Guwahati High Court

CBI Declared As Unconstitutional

A division bench of Gauhati High Court comprising Justice IA Ansari and Justice Indira Shah on November 8, ruled that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was legally not a police force and … More

Ageing Population

Global Commission On Ageing In Developing Countries

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Shri GhulamNabi Azad chaired the session for launching of the “Global Commission on Ageing in Developing Countries” at Beijing, China on October … More

Columns

Male Contraceptive Pill

A drug developed to treat cancer worked as a form of male contraception in mice in a study that may … More

Grass Hills view from Akkamalai

All You Wanted To Know About Western Ghats?

  Western Ghats are an important geological landform of peninsular India. It is the … More

Nam

16th NAM Summit

The 16th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) summit was held in Tehran, Iran on 30-31 August 2012. The theme … More

Atomic Energy Regulatory Board’s Annual Report 2011-12

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited(NPCIL), a public sector undertaking of Department of … More

China's Politburo Standing Committee

China’s Reforms: Risky Road Ahead

How will China’s economy, its political system, and its society interact in the wake of new … More

Nanogenerator

Nanogenerator: Vibration Energy The Secret To Self-powered Electronics

Incorporated directly into a cell phone housing, the team's nanogenerator could harvest and convert … More

In Focus

RUSA

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on October 3 approved the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha … More

Malnutrition

Multi-Sectoral Programme To Address Maternal And Child Under-Nutrition

The Union Cabinet on September 24 approved the proposal for implementation of the multi-sectoral … More

PFRDA-Bill

Pension Fund Regulatory And Development Authority Bill (PFRDA) Bill, 2011

Current Status: Passed (Lok Sabha on September 04, 2013; Rajya Sabha on September 06, 2013; … More

Insights

Ranking

Global AgeWatch Index 2013

Ageing gives us cause for celebration: longer lives throughout the world are a triumph of … More

UNICEF Report

Committing To Child Survival: Progress Report 2013

A new UNICEF report, titled, Committing To Child Survival: A Promise Renewed: Progress Report 2013 … More

MDG Regional Groupings

Millennium Development Report, 2013

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the most successful global anti-poverty push in … More

News Bytes

NSE, MCX, BSE Among Top 20 Global Derivatives Bourses

Three Indian bourses i.e.,  NSE, MCX and BSE have made it to the world’s top 20 derivative exchanges. As per a list compiled by the Futures … More

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.Usain Bolt

Bolt & Fraser-Pryce Crowned World Athletes Of 2013

Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been crowned the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year, 2013. This was done by the … More

Martha Dodrey

Woman Health Worker Bags Global UN Award

The United Nations has conferred the 'UN Frontline Workers Global Leadership Award' on Martha Dodray, an Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife (ANM) from … More


Most Powerful People

World’s Most Powerful People

Russian President Vladimir Putin (No. 1) has taken the top spot on Forbes’ fifth annual ranking of “The World’s Most Powerful People” , as he … More

Manna Dey

Manna Dey Passes Away

Singer Manna Dey passed away after a prolonged illness in a Bangalore hospital on October 24. He was 94. Born in Kolkata in May 1919 as Prabodh … More

OPCW

OPCW Wins Nobel Peace Prize 2013

The global chemical weapons watchdog working to eliminate chemical arms stockpiles around the battlefields of Syria's civil war won the 2013 Nobel … More


Alice Munro

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro, the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town … More