3 mn read India is emerging as a Start up Hub. In 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Index by Startup Blink ranked India 20th among 100 other countries on the list. Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru featured in top 20 cities globally for the same. The country’s position has improved from 81 to 48 in the Global Innovation Index 2020, which points to India’s developing potential. India’s performance in tech sector has been boosted up because of ‘Digital India’ campaign launched by Indian administration in 2015. Startups are adapting digital mode and providing online to Indians. Online shopping platforms to food platforms, entertainment to medical facilities, has changed the lifestyle of Indians.
3 mn read Temperature in India is soaring higher and higher each day. Indian states are recording rise in temperature this season right from the beginning of March. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), average temperature across the country has witnessed a continuous jump since 1991. The information is released after analyzing and comparison of recorded temperature, extracted from 1981 to 2010. Director general of Meteorological department, M Mohapatra in a statement said, ‘The excess heat is increasing the moisture holding capacity of atmosphere during these seasons, leading to a spike in heavy and extremely heavy rainfall events.’ Weather department is warning of heatwave conditions throughout the month.
4 mn read During the pandemic, we all explored everything that we never thought of or did not got time to. People while sitting inside shuffled all kind of content on OTT platforms and discovered their fascination towards different culture, people, language and genres. Korean dramas are among one of those, that not only succeed in rise of viewership in India but also is leaving impact on people’s lifestyle. According to a Netflix report, from 2019 to 2020 the viewership has increased by 370%. Whereas, between 2020 to 2021, six Korean dramas remained on the ‘Top 10 trending ‘list. Crash landing on you, second season of kingdom, it’s okay to not be okay are some of them.
3 mn read Work from home is a new way of living people are adapting. Since the pandemic hit, we have replaced the way we use to conduct our lives with alternatives. Be it virtual grocery shopping or attending online school, wearing masks in public area or maintaining social distancing. Work from home is also one of them, that has been imposed by workplaces from last two years. Firms like HP, Apple Inc., Google, Twitter are already following work from culture whereas others are planning to make it permanent. Tata Steel, Facebook/Meta, Quora, Twitter are some of them.
3 mn read India and China bond have seen quite a low graph in past few years. The Galwan valley incident ignited enmity spark between both the countries two years back and is still going on, quietly. As per the experts, while Russia and Ukraine are in war, west countries are focused on Russia’s each move, China can create trouble on LAC (Line of Actual Control) for Indian soldiers. But according to a recent information, India is already on alert and is staying careful at the border. Official says, China is not going to get a chance this time as India’s defense is on guard and attentive with any sort of untoward.
4 mn read Indian Intelligence agencies arrested one of India’s most wanted terrorists in UAE. The accused is said to be involved in 1993 bomb blasts in Mumbai that killed 257 innocent people and injured 713, after 12 coordinated blasts on March 12, 1993. In a successful operation held by Indian agencies abroad, terrorist Abu Bakar involved in explosive and arms training in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, transporting RDX used in the serial blasts and planning, conspiracy at Dawood Ibrahim’s home in Dubai, according to the information.
3 mn read Recently Indian administration banned 16 YouTube channels for spreading false news. According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 16 YouTube channels and 1 Facebook account is on banned list. 6 YouTube channels are claimed to belong Pakistan. This is not the first time, central administration took this decision. Earlier, 22 YouTube channels and 3 twitter accounts were banned for the similar reason that collected viewership in millions. The present banned channels are said to have cumulative viewership of more than 680 million. In a brief statement, it is explained that due to spreading of fake news and passing wrong comments on international affairs was misleading people.
3 mn read Along with street and traffic lights, one can also have a sight of beggars on Indian streets. Indian administration recently came up with exact numbers of beggars around different states of India. Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot stepped forward with figures in reply to Lok Sabha and disclosed that about 4 Lakh beggars are in India. According to the data, 4,13,670 beggars are living in India, out of which 2,21,673 are males and 1,91,1997 are females. Mentioned briefly, states like West Bengal, Assam and Manipur exceeds number of female beggars comparatively. And as per 2011 census, West Bengal tops the list followed by Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
3 mn read Sex education in India is still a taboo that does not really concern higher authorities including parents. A report released by an international organization, ‘Youth Coalition for sexual and reproductive rights’ about sex education in India, disclosed that most of the private and public schools affiliated state boards of secondary education does not include any kind of sexuality education in their curriculum. Administration did initiate and introduced, ‘Adolescent Education Program’ in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) in 2007 but was not supported by 12 other state administrations and made difficult to get it implemented. Surprisingly, the reason was given of ‘inappropriate content’ and that it will increase ‘risky behavior’ among young students and adolescents.
3 mn read Inflation is rising in India as the year began. Central administration and Reserve Bank of India cannot deny the present situation but need to be concerned about it. The growth in fuel prices and now in vegetable rates are bothering people. The recent prediction done by Reserve Bank of India during Monetary policy committee meeting about short-term inflation seems opposite considering current scenario in the country. Experts are blaming few reasons for this including sudden war between Russia-Ukraine. Positive estimation about inflation is also pointed as one of the reasons behind sudden high inflation in Indian market.