Govt launches Nakshe Portal: Topography Maps of India now available online

A new web portal “Nakshe” was launched by the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi today, on the occasion of 250th anniversary of Survey of India(SoI). Nakshe Portal, a web-application developed by SoI, in association with NIC Uttarakhand State Unit – will provide free download of Survey of India’s topographic maps of the entire country in PDF format to Indian citizens. The topographic maps Continue Reading

Supreme Court bans Alcohol on Highways: Analysis

Last week, the Supreme Court confirmed its December order on banning sale of liquor near National and State highways.The SC bench, which consisted of Justice DY Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao were of the opinion that allowing liquor vending within 500 metres of highways would negate the purpose of curbing drunken driving.The important points to note include: In December 2016, the apex court had ordered a complete shutdown of liquor shops Continue Reading

BSIII BSIV Issue Explained: What is Bharat Stage Emission Standard

During last 2 days there has been unprecedented rush to buy new vehicles, vehicle showrooms had to be closed and at some places even police protection was required. The huge rush to buy vehicles has been triggered by heavy discount in terms of 12000-15000 + free insurance being offered by Auto-Companies. Why are company offering such heavy discounts on vehicles ? On 29th March, 2017, the Supreme Court of India passed a Continue Reading