-Recently in news due to drought -Located in Marathwada region of the Maharastra -It was the native place of Rashtrakutas -Latur has developed as an educational hub & the students from here perform exceptionally well in Board exams & in competitive exams (due to availability of lots of private coaching centres). It is widely known… Continue reading Latur


-NYKS: Nehru Yuva Kenda Sanghatan -autonomous organisation under GoI, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports -Nehru Yuva Kendas were established in 1972 -NYKS is the largest grassroot-level organisation for youths 》The objectives of NYKS -is to bring rural youth in national building activities -to develop skills & ethics in youths 》Youth Clubs are formed at… Continue reading NYKS


-NIRF: National Institutions Ranking Framework -NIRF is first of its kind of govt. ranking of educational institutions -NIRF covers 3, 500 institutions in 4 categories: 1. University (1st: IISc Banglore) 1. Engineering (1st: IIT-M) 2. Management(1st: IIM-B) 3. Pharmacy -the criteria used for ranking was perception among students, alumni, parents, employees & public 》Benefits -NIRF… Continue reading NIRF

India’s first semi-high speed train.

-Gatimaan Express -It is the India’s first semi-high speed train -will run between H. Nizzammuddin & Agra -capable of running at a maximum speed 160 Kmph -the coaches for the train have been manufactured at RCF (Rail Coach Factory), Kapurthala 》Kapurthala -Punjab 》RCF -RCF, Kapurthala -Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli  (earlier, RCF, Rae Bareli) -Integral… Continue reading India’s first semi-high speed train.

Challenges to National Security.

-Terrorism (Cross – border terrorism can be curbed by enhancing coordination between different nations) -Radicalisation (By creating a sense of nationalism among youths & running various programmes to highlight that system is efficient and working) 》Solutions -Creation of the post of CDS CDS: Chief of Defence Services After Kargil War in 1999, the Kargil Review… Continue reading Challenges to National Security.

Challenges faced by the Drug Industry?

-sub-standard drugs are sold in India -quality is maintained only to those drugs that are to be exported in Western countries -Reports from CAG (Comptroller & Auditor General) shows that alarmingly high rate of sub-standard drugs are being used in public-funded programmes -PSC (Parliamentary Standing Committee) reports have found that European countries were selling medicines… Continue reading Challenges faced by the Drug Industry?