Hoolock Gibbon -UPSC NOTES(Prelims & Mains)

Hoolock Gibbons are a type of ape that is smaller than a gorilla. After Siamang, they are the second largest gibbons. It was previously stated that India (North East India) is home to two species of hoolock gibbons: the Eastern and Western Hoolock Gibbons. About: The only apes in India are the Western Hoolock gibbons … Read more

Asian monetary fund: Vision of an Asian monetary fund becomes clearer as regional crisis fund gets a boost

Asian monetary fund: Vision of an Asian monetary fund becomes clearer as regional crisis fund gets a boost

A man wearing a face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 walks past a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan. Synopsis According to an amended currency-swap agreement involving 10 ASEAN states plus China, Japan, and South Korea, each member may now request up to 40% from a crisis … Read more

Taliban: ­Counter the dragon: India needs closer ties with Taliban to fight Chinese aggression in Afghanistan

Taliban: ­Counter the dragon: India needs closer ties with Taliban to fight Chinese aggression in Afghanistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (centre) and the then Afghan president Ashraf Ghani (second from right) at the inauguration of the new Afghan Parliament complex in Kabul on December 25, 2015. Synopsis India doesn’t have a clear strategy for Afghanistan even as China and Russia are looking to hold sway over the war-torn country. With huge … Read more

What pandemic? M&As soar as deals over USD43 billion signed in India in just seven months of 2021

What pandemic? M&As soar as deals over USD43 billion signed in India in just seven months of 2021

Concept by Muhabit ul haq Synopsis Industry observers say that this spurt in M&A activity is expected to continue the robust trajectory for the rest of 2021 and beyond. There are several layers of reasons that are being attributed to this enhanced M&A activity despite the pandemic’s challenging uncertainties. Will future M&A activity be attributed … Read more

National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) UPSC NOTES

An Overview of the National Monetization Pipeline The Union Budget for 2021-22 identifies the monetization of operational public infrastructure assets as a significant source of long-term infrastructure funding. The Budget included funding for the creation of a “National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP)” of prospective brownfield infrastructure assets to help with this. The report on NMP was … Read more

Inside the bowling machine called MRF Pace Foundation that helped India hit the seam and win abroad

Inside the bowling machine called MRF Pace Foundation that helped India hit the seam and win abroad

India’s Mohammed Siraj celebrates after taking the final England wicket of James Anderson to win the match during the fifth day of the second Test between England and India at Lord’s on August 16. Synopsis The Indian fast-bowling phenomenon did not happen overnight. Since 1987, MRF Pace Foundation has been working tirelessly to churn out … Read more

safexpress: Safexpress’s growth mantra? Plan 15 years ahead, focus on B2B and stick with the India story

safexpress: Safexpress’s growth mantra? Plan 15 years ahead, focus on B2B and stick with the India story

Rubal Jain, managing director at Safexpress; illustration by Manali Ghosh Synopsis In the last couple of decades, Safexpress has made a bold statement by becoming India’s largest B2B express logistics company. While it has set the bar high in many ways, industry insiders are vying for it to break the glass ceiling, become a DHL-like … Read more

tutoring industry: What’s next for China’s after-school tutoring industry following the government’s clampdown?

tutoring industry: What’s next for China’s after-school tutoring industry following the government’s clampdown?

Chinese high school physics tutor Liu Jie gives an online lesson from a recording studio in Beijing, China. Synopsis More than USD100 billion was wiped off the market value of three US-traded Chinese education giants after the ban, which also stops private tutoring companies from going public or raising foreign capital. While experts say the … Read more

‘Road to recovery’: why Anshuman Singh is confident Stellar Value Chain will get its logistics right

‘Road to recovery’: why Anshuman Singh is confident Stellar Value Chain will get its logistics right

Synopsis Despite initial hiccups, supply-chain startup Stellar Value Chain Solutions is now confident of turning around its transportation business. It is integrating all its logistics acquisitions under a single network and has created three broad customer segments. Can it fulfil the promise of providing integrated third-party logistics services? “If it is not Stellar, well… it … Read more

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