8189 Indians are lodged in jails of other countries. Most of them, i.e. around 1811 are in Saudi Arabia, followed by UAE, which has 1392 Indian prisoners. Nepal too has more than one thousand Indian nationals in its jails. The Ministry of External Affairs has published a country-wise list, which is available here. At the same time, thousands of foreigners are also languishing in Indian jails. Reports show that majority of them do not receive any Consular access. Jail in any place may be bad...

The world is changing. The main reason is the impact that humans have had on it. Think about it. Is there any other species that has sent satellites into space, made computers, and is perhaps reading this on a screen of a mobile phone? And how is the world changing? Well, many ways, but one of the prominent ones is desertification. The land on which we stand is changing into the desert, day by day. This means a huge impact on agriculture. 

“As per the Desertification and Land Degradation...

India has 20.52 Judges per 10 lakh people in the country, the Government has informed the Parliament. This calculation involves taking the population recorded in 2011 Census as the base, but Number of judges is calculated in the year 2019. In the year 2016, India was reported to have 16 judges per million. This means we have been able to improve our judges per million count slightly. Judges per million is a very valuable metric in deciding a number of aspects including ease of doing business...

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines “assurance” as a “guarantee”. Many questions are put to the Government in Parliament. The Government is able to answer some, while it takes a little more time to answer a few. For questions that take more time, the Government assures that the answers will be laid on the table of the House, i.e. the Government guarantees that the answers will be given in due course.

But long is the due course? Well, there is no time limit.

The Government has informed the...

We all use maps on our phones. For that, we switch on the location feature and set it to high accuracy for better results. All of this works on GPS (Global Position System). GPS is used worldwide but owned by the United States Government. GPS has remained the only positioning system for long, but the situation is set to change. India has developed its system and has called it NavIC. Initialised in 2018, NavIC has quickly gained international recognition and may well be present in new phones...

   

   

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