The Salient Features Of Maharatna CPSEs


  The objective of the Maharatna Scheme is to delegate enhanced powers to the Boards of identified large sized Navratna CPSEs so as to facilitate expansion of their operations, both in domestic as well as global markets. #adsense# Eligibility Criteria The CPSEs fulfilling the following criteria are eligible to be considered for grant of … [Read more...]

What Is OLED TV?


LG has launched a 55in (140cm) OLED TV - kickstarting a battle over the next-generation of high-quality screens. OLED - which means organic light-emitting diode - is more energy efficient than LCD (liquid crystal display) and plasma-based alternatives. LG's model will be sold in South Korea first with other markets, including Europe, to follow … [Read more...]

50 Amazing Volcano Facts


Biggest recorded: The biggest volcanic eruption ever recorded by humans was the explosion of Mount Tambora on Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, in 1815. It ranked a 7 (or "super-colossal") on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, the second-highest rating in the index. Long-lasting effects: The gas and other particles spewed high into the atmosphere during the 1991 … [Read more...]

Thirty Metre Telescope Project


Construction of the world's largest optical telescope by a five-nation consortium including India is expected to start next year with Indian scientists making significant contribution in developing its key components. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), dubbed as the world's most advanced ground-based observatory, will be built at the summit of Mauna Kea … [Read more...]

How Are Galaxies Formed?


Galaxies come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and ages. Many have black holes at their centers. In some cases, a galaxy’s central black hole is extremely large or active, it’s surrounding area producing a tremendous amount of energy that astronomers can see over great distances. Material circling the black hole may be accelerated outward by its jets. … [Read more...]

What’s Fittonia Albivenis?


Fittonia albivenis : Fittonia albivenis is a relatively common ornamental taxon, grown especially as a houseplant for its striking foliage. The species is native to much of western and central South America, where it is a low-growing, creeping perennial of tropical rainforest floors. The  leaves inspire many common names, including mosaic-plant, … [Read more...]

UNEP Upgraded To Universal Membership


Another step forward to the 'Future We Want' was put in place today with a decision by the General Assembly of the United Nations to 'strengthen and upgrade' the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and establish universal membership of its governing body. The landmark resolution, aimed at increasing the role of UNEP as the leading environmental authority that … [Read more...]

What Is Bretton Woods Conference?

Bretton Woods Conference

A Treasury economist rummaging in the department’s library has stumbled on a historical treasure hiding in plain sight: a transcript of the Bretton Woods conference in 1944 that cast the foundations of the modern international monetary system. Bretton Woods, New Hampshire refers to the Mount Washington Hotel where the Conference was held on July 1-22, … [Read more...]

Measures For Reducing MMR and IMR


Maternal death is defined by the WHO as the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes. The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) represents the risk … [Read more...]

IMF’s Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER)


The International Monetary Fund is considering inclusion of the Canadian and Australian dollars as part of its official currency reserves report, a measure that highlights the expansion of the two major commodity exporters and their growing role in the global economy. The IMF regularly reports on the Composition of Foreign Exchange Reserves (COFER), to … [Read more...]