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#WhatTheFAQ: Why is cooking gas burning a hole in the common man's pocket?

The price of LPG cylinders was hiked again by the central government by Rs 50. Why have prices of LPG seen a steady rise in the last few years?

Published on 7th May 2022
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#WhatTheFAQ: Is Nepal following Sri Lanka's footsteps and heading towards an economic collapse?

The Himalayan nation reportedly has foreign exchange reserves for up to six months only. Fuel prices are at an all-time high, and sluggish economic growth is not helping its cause

Published on 22nd April 2022
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#WhatTheFAQ: Why are rising wheat prices also leading to rising tensions?

The wheat price is fluctuating daily, and its alarming increase is also hitting headlines daily. Be informed. Read on to find out all the reasons and answers

Published on 20th April 2022
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Textbooks and notebooks to become 30% costlier from today in Tamil Nadu. Here's why

With the price of paper seeing a relentless rise, printers say they have no choice but to increase the price of books as well. However, that's not all

Published on 1st April 2022
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What the FAQ: Petrol, diesel prices go up yet again. But why?

It is noteworthy that for 18 days in March and April last year, the prices of petrol and diesel remained unchanged as four states and a Union Territory went to polls

Published on 29th March 2022
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar blames war-torn Ukraine for delayed evacuation of Indian students

It is also noteworthy that as tensions were escalating in the early days between Russia and Ukraine (early and mid-Feb), the flight tickets of airlines, including Air India, were exorbitantly priced

Published on 16th March 2022
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IIT Kanpur's nanoparticles can protect agricultural crops from fungal, bacterial infections. Here's how

The invention of these novel nanoparticles would prove to act as shields to protect crops, especially rice crop, from infection and diseases

Published on 28th February 2022
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Indian students in tight spot amidst escalating Ukraine-Russia tensions

Air India is currently operating three special flights from Ukraine to India. The price of the tickets is, however, on the higher side at Rs 60,000

Published on 22nd February 2022
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Economic Survey 2022: Indian economy to see 8 to 8.5 per cent growth rate in 2022-23

The 8-8.5 per cent growth rate projection is based on oil price projection of USD 70-75 per barrel range as against the current price of USD 90, said the survey

Published on 31st January 2022
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Fighting malnutrition: Why the FCI plans to distribute fortified rice to make India well nourished by 2024

Fortification of rice is a cost-effective and complementary strategy to increase vitamin and mineral content in diets and a step towards nutritional security and to fight anaemia and malnutrition

Published on 22nd December 2021
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What The FAQ: Why are tomato prices competing with petrol, or even gold, rates in India?

Tomatoes are tasty. This season they are pricey too. As expensive as petrol! But why is there a price rise? We break it down for you

Published on 26th November 2021
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Why are schools in Karnataka struggling to serve midday meals to students? 

Though the government resumed midday meals from November 2, it just supplied rice and wheat while putting the onus of purchasing tur dal, edible oil and vegetables on the respective school heads

Published on 17th November 2021
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What the FAQ: How are petrol prices determined in India, and how significant is the recent tax cut?

Few things are more political than petrol in India right now. Prices of petrol and diesel have been on quite the ride this year, and here are all the factors fueling this carousel

Published on 8th November 2021
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Tribal students in Odisha village forced to walk 20 km for bag of rice in lieu of cooked mid-day meals

The District Education Officer said that after COVID hit, the government has instructed them to distribute rice in lieu of cooked mid-day meals to students

Published on 30th October 2021
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Central government flags low utilisation of fortified rice in Mid-Day Meals by states. What are the facts?

The mid-day meal scheme was renamed PM Poshan in September. In his Independence Day speech this year, PM Modi had announced that by 2024 only fortified rice would be distributed in ration shops and mi

Published on 29th October 2021

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