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Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 25-11-2013

Smart-grid is the future of energy conservation Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., a public sector undertaking that transmits about 50 per cent of generated power, is further augmenting its capacity to meet the growing needs of industry . The energy transmission utility has plans to invest Rs.110,000 crore to

Government records say that cycling is nine times less dangerous than riding a car or a bike on Delhi roads.

Ever since I started cycling to work I’ve been at the receiving end of too much sympathy. At times I am made to feel like a poor disillusioned handcuffed daredevil attempting to wrestle the whole troupe of the X-men series. Maybe living on mercy of Ironman and prayers of mother

Warsaw Climate Change Conference, India’s Stand, Outcomes, Limitation

Prologue Before going to Warsaw, Poland, make sure you’ve read earlier articles on: UNFCC and Kyoto protocolclick me Doha COP18/UNFCCclick me During Nov 2013, Warsaw, Poland hosted: COP19 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) CMP9 9th Conference of the Parties

Doha COP18/UNFCC: Extension of Kyoto, Green Climate Fund, AAU issue, challenges exaplained

17th COP, Durban (2011)? Following were the key outcomes of 17th Conference held in Durban, S.Africa (2011) Kyoto Extended It established a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, which will begin on January 1, 2013 and end either on December 2017 or December 2020. Japan, Russia and Canada refused to join

Kyoto Protocol, Carbon Trading, Copenhagen Accord: Meaning, Explained

What is Rio Summit/ Earth Summit ? It was a United nations summit, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1992. It led to creation of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) What is the UNFCCC? United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Created because of the

British Council: Rs.100 mn scholarships for Indian students

he British Council has announced its largest-ever 370 scholarships programme valued at nearly Rs.100 million (one million pounds), an official said here Monday. Annually, around 400,000 foreign students study in the UK of whom nearly 30,000 are from India. (File/Express) The scholarships shall be given for 260 undergraduate and postgraduate

A Fixed Tenure System Long Journey of Bureaucratic Reforms

Download PDF version Administrative reforms in India have been a long-drawn-out process, and recommendations on having a fixed tenure system for bureaucrats have been repeatedly made since before Independence. The legislature now needs to take notice since the Supreme Court has stepped in on this issue. Its order of 31