The unassailable case against Mr. Tejpal

The case against accused Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal, is straightforward and stark: alleged sexual assault and rape — grave cognisable offences punishable under Sections 354A, 354B, 376, and 376(2) of the Indian Penal Code — in addition to the non-cognisable offences specified by the Sexual Harassment of Women at

Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 24-11-2013

GST panel proposes mechanism to compensate State governments The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods & Services Tax (GST) has recommended that an independent mechanism also be created for the purpose of compensations to States that will lose out on revenue due to the introduction of proposed levy.

Environment takes backseat during public hearing for pig iron plant expansion near Gandhi ashram

Pollute our water, but give us jobs,’ residents plead with Uttam Galwa Metallics   Additional Collector Sunil Gade (centre) and MPCB regional officer N H Shivangi (right) on the dias (photos by Aparna Pallavi) The public hearing for the proposed expansion of the Bhugaon pig iron plant in Wardha, owned

Watch 20 Year Old Indians Born In 1947 Talk About Their Dreams In This Incredible Time Capsule

Young men and women born on Independence Day in 1947 were selected from different parts of India and interviewed to discover their hopes, desires, ambitions and fears. They spoke about love, they spoke about their heroes and they spoke about their frustrations. The result is this unique film.    Please

Scientists warn PM against GM contamination

Ask government to be cautious of Bangladesh’s Bt Brinjal cultivation   Illustration: Divya Around 250 scientists and researchers working in various institutions of India have written to the prime minister to accept the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Technical Expert Committee (TEC), calling for a moratorium on all GM testing 

Indefinite moratorium on GM field trials recommended

Supreme Court’s expert panel of scientists for ban on herbicide tolerant crops for India Illustration: Divya A committee of technical experts comprising scientists from top public research laboratories and academic institutions set up by the Supreme Court last year has changed the 10-year  moratorium on field trials of Bt transgenics