Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana
The Lok Sabha has passed the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan yojna (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill was introduced as some of the existing provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 can possibly be misused for concealing black money. The new bill attempts to impose a higher rate of tax and penalty in respect of undisclosed incomes. Continue reading
Nipah Virus outbreak in India
The Indian state of Kerala faced an outbreak of Nipah virus and around seventeen people have died. Prompt actions from the state and central agencies have contained the outbreak of the virus. As of June 4, the state health department had declared that apart from the 18 positive cases, no new cases were reported. Continue reading
NASA Tests Flexible Roll-Out Solar Array on Space Station
NASA’s new compact high-power solar array-the Roll Out Solar Array (ROSA)– has made its debut on the International Space Station, allowing astronauts to test the technology’s durability for deep-space missions
International Yoga Day, or commonly referred to as Yoga Day, is observed every year on June 21 since its inception in the year 2015. Yoga itself is a very old practice that is followed in India since time immemorial. Its origin can be traced back to Lord Shiva, who is also called the Adi Yogi (first guru) and is known as the teacher to all the yogis in the world. However, today, the need for a nation that practices yoga on a day-to-day basis was felt by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, himself.