IN-DEPTH CURRENT AFFAIRS

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What are Bitcoins? Bitcoin is a virtual currency. It is not regulated by any any government or a financial regulator agency. It is generated by a complex computer algorithm. The currency is “created” when computers solve complex mathematical problems. People owning this digital currency can use it for some (definitely not the...

INDIA & THE WORLD

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The revelations about PRISM targeting India too Recently, certain prominent sections of the Indian media reported that the U.S.’s National Security Agency (NSA) and the American surveillance programmes such as PRISM targeted India too, among many other countries. It is noteworthy that taking serious offence to such a practice and terming...

WORLD AFFAIRS

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The recent elections in Northern Province Recently, along with the Northern Province Sri Lanka’s Central and North Western provinces went through poll on September 21, 2013. The attention, however, was on the Northern Province as it was witnessing its first ever provincial council election. The Northern Province is one of the nine...

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

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What are Bitcoins? Bitcoin is a virtual currency. It is not regulated by any any government or a financial regulator agency. It is generated by a complex computer algorithm. The currency is “created” when computers solve complex mathematical problems. People owning this digital currency can use it for some (definitely not the...

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The main findings and suggestions of the Raghuram Rajan panel on backwardness of Indian states A six-member expert committee constituted by the Centre on fixing a new criterion for determining the backwardness of Indian states recently gave its report, claiming Odisha, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are the least developed states in...

SOCIAL

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Aims and Objectives of the National Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Policy The Union Cabinet recently approved the following proposals of the National Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Policy. The policy covers children under six years of age. It has three principal objectives, which are: To implement and monitor of...

NATION & POLITY

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The SC Ruling In a landmark judgment for India’s democracy, the Supreme Court on September 27, 2013 empowered citizens to cast a negative vote to convey to political parties that none of the candidates in the fray in an election is worthy of their vote. In its order, the court directed the...

SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT

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What are Bitcoins? Bitcoin is a virtual currency. It is not regulated by any any government or a financial regulator agency. It is generated by a complex computer algorithm. The currency is “created” when computers solve complex mathematical problems. People owning this digital currency can use it for some (definitely not the...