BrahMos tested in extreme weather conditions

Why in news ? The supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully test-fired on Monday, under extreme weather conditions, as part of the service life extension programme for the Army. BrahMos, a joint venture between India and Russia, has been demonstrated in various configurations in land-attack, anti-ship and from the air. The Army and the Navy… Read More BrahMos tested in extreme weather conditions

Maldives hits Indians’ job opportunities

What is the issue ? Since February, when Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen ordered an Emergency, which India took a strong position against, the Maldives Immigration Authority has reportedly held up thousands of work permits to Indians Impact on India Around 29,000 Indians live and work in the Maldives, and an estimated 2,000 have pending applications… Read More Maldives hits Indians’ job opportunities

CIC backlog grows as vacancies remain unfilled

Pending Issues   24,302 cases related to information appeals pending with the Central Information Commission as on Thursday, according to the CIC website. This backlog is in spite of the fact that the Commission is returning a majority of appeals coming to it, citing lack of documentation, premature appeals or forwarding of cases to the… Read More CIC backlog grows as vacancies remain unfilled

NASA captures images of strong solar flares

What is a solar flare   A solar flare is a sudden flash of brightness observed near the Sun’s surface. It involves a very broad spectrum of emissions, an energy release of typically 1020 joules of energy for a well-observed event. A solar flare is basically a giant explosion on the surface of our Sun which occurs when magnetic field lines from… Read More NASA captures images of strong solar flares