MasterCard mulls using blockchain tech

In News Mastercard is looking to incorporate blockchain technology into its operations and would like a clear regulatory framework in India that lays down what blockchain can be used for. What is a Blockchain Technology Blockchain is the technology behind crypto-currency such as Bitcoin, which is a purely electronic currency that can also be traded on exchanges. It is… Read More MasterCard mulls using blockchain tech

RERA rules CREDAI’s London meet

Why In News A recent meeting of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) in London was dominated by discussions over the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016, better known as RERA, with industry representatives voicing their concerns particularly over the legislation’s impact on ongoing projects. RERA AND CONCERNS RERA, brought… Read More RERA rules CREDAI’s London meet

French index says India worst for retirement now

Why in News ? In a global retirement index of 43 countries, India has ranked the lowest. The index by French asset management company Natixis Global, ranks countries on the basis of four factors The material means to live comfortably in retirement. Access to quality financial services to help preserve savings value and maximize income. Access… Read More French index says India worst for retirement now

Health Ministry set for 2nd round of National Deworming initiative to tackle Worm Infections in children

Why in News? Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is all geared up for its 2nd  round of National Deworming Day (NDD) 2017 on 10thAugust in 33 States/UTs followed by mop-up activities on 17th August targeting 31 crore children. About the Program The NDD program has been launched in 2015 as WHO estimates that 220 million… Read More Health Ministry set for 2nd round of National Deworming initiative to tackle Worm Infections in children

ISRO to develop full-fledged Earth observation satellite

In news The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says it plans to launch a full-fledged niche Earth observation (EO) satellite — called the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite or HySIS — using a critical chip it has developed. Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite or HySIS A new set of future satellites called hyperspectral imaging satellites is set to add… Read More ISRO to develop full-fledged Earth observation satellite