Archives for Things to know for IAS

Agri Cooperative Business Forum

The First South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Agri Cooperative Business Forum began in Kathmandu. The theme of three-day Forum is the 'Organizing and Strengthening Family Farmers’ Cooperatives to attain the Sustainable-Development-Goals-1 and 2 in South Asia'. It is being co-organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...

Alexander’s Invasion

In 326 BC, Alexander invaded India, after crossing the river Indus he advanced towards Taxila. He then challenged king Porus , ruler of the kingdom between the rivers Jhelum and Chenab. The Indians were defeated in the fierce battle, even though they fought with elephants, which the Macedonians had never before seen. ...

Exercise Pitch Black-2018

Exercise Pitch Black is a biennial three week multi-national large force employment exercise conducted from RAAF Base Darwin and RAAF Base Tindal. Exercise Pitch Black 2018 will be held from 27 July to 17 August 2018. Exercises such as Pitch Black are pivotal to ensuring Air Force remains ready to respond whenever the Australian ...

Deep Ocean Mission

The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has drawn up a five year plan with an aim to explore deep oceans, The proposed budget for the mission is Rs 8000 crore. Two key projects planned in the ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ report include a desalination plant powered by tidal energy and a ...

Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Lok Sabha has passed Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Bill replaces ordinance promulgated by President in April 2018 and amends Indian Penal Code (IPC), Criminal Procedure Code, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act ...