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Editing done in Pandit Nehru's Wikipedia profile

‘Mischievous’ changes were made to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s Wikipedia profile by an anonymous person on 26 June 2015. It was immediately noticed by a software designed to highlight such anonymous changes. We all know Wikipedia to be a platform for information content that is governed by Creative Commons Attribution, which offers anyone the right to add new information or add to existing content and use the available information free of charge. That’s [...]

Sagarmala Project

On 25 March 2015, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave the final nod to proceed with the Sagarmala Project and prepare the concept and institutional framework. It was a significant development in India’s growth story. Taking ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s dream project forward, Modi has rightly identified Sagarmala as a crucial infrastructure initiative whose development has the potential to boost India’s GDP by 2%. Why is Sagarmala Project So Crucial for [...]

Transportation App by Delhi Govt

The Government of Delhi has taken quite a few initiatives to streamline the public transport of the city. Currently, the Govt is working on a mobile app that will help commuters to get the exact schedule, location and seat availability regarding DTC buses and details required to hire auto rickshaw. Everyday around four million commuters travel in around 6,000 buses operated by Delhi Transport Corporation. Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister, said that in order [...]

Digital India Programme

“Technology transforms people’s lives. It empowers and connects. From mitigating poverty to simplifying processes, ending corruption to providing better services, vitality of technology is everywhere. It is an instrument of human progress”….Narendra Modi Launching the Digital India programme formally at Indira Gandhi National Stadium on 1 July 2015, PM Narendra Modi said that it is time for India to move to mobile governance, to deliver services and facilities through mobile phones and the Internet. Digital [...]

Weekly Business Roundup: Sensex Rises Despite Greek Worries

Markets This Week Indian equity markets reacted with acute volatility to the ongoing Greek debt crisis. Assurances from the RBI Governor, Mr. Raghuram Rajan, that the Greek default on IMF loan and the upcoming referendum are unlikely to influence India, seemed to have an impact on Dalal Street as traders remained buoyant about Indian markets. The equity markets saw a third consecutive weekly advance and ended at a two-month high on Friday, 3 July 2015. [...]

Delhi's Per Capita Income Growth

Rise in Delhi’s Per Capita Income According to recent news reports, Delhi’s per capita income for the financial year 2014-15 went up from INR 2.12 lakh (recorded in the previous fiscal year) to about INR 2.41 lakh. This is a stupendous 13.6 per cent rise. These estimates come from the Economic Survey of Delhi 2014-15 that was presented to the Delhi Assembly in late June. What is Per Capita Income? Per capita income is also [...]

Google Maps

Google Maps has been one of the best GPS navigation systems since its inception. Now it is going to be even better. Google Maps is going to add traffic information for 12 new cities and all national highways and expressways in India. The newly added cities include Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Surat, Ludhiana, Visakhapatnam, Nagpur, Kochi, Madurai, Indore and Bhopal. Drivers and commuters will be able to get traffic information for all the above mentioned [...]

Vyapam Scam Image

There is something not quite right. Within a matter of days, two crucial people named in the Vyapam scam have died due to ‘natural’ causes. It would not have been alarming if it was just two deaths that may or may not have been linked. However, since these two people join a list of over 25 others accused in the case and have died under various circumstances, it is a reason enough to draw attention [...]

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana(PMKVY)

What is Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana? Even as he launched the Make in India campaign inviting investors from all over the globe to invest and set up businesses in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised an abundance of skilled labour in the country. Complementary to this was the idea of skills development among the youth of the nation. The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) was thus envisaged as a key measure to impart [...]