Month August 2020

Commercial coal mining

• The central government is considering a proposal to acquire land under the Coal Bearing Areas (CBA) Act, 1957 and then lease it to private players to expedite the development of coal blocks allocated for commercial mining, according to senior…

Prison statistics India 2019

• National Crime Records Bureau releases Prison statistics India 2019. Key highlights: • Number of prisoners: 4,78,600 prisoners were confined in various jails with Convicts, Undertrial inmates and Detenues accounting for 30.11%, 69.05% and 0.67% respectively. • Composition: Scheduled Castes…

8th East Asia Summit

• Economic ministers from the 10 Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members and eight other nations, including India, the US and China. • It’s have highlighted the importance of strengthening regional supply chains to make them resilient in times…

Ulcerative Colitis

• Japanese PM, 65-year-old Shinzo Abe resigned a year before he would have completed his term (September 2021) in office after the ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, that he has been battling for many years had worsened recently. About:…