Constitutional Framework Regulating Act 1773 beginning of British parliamentary control over the East India Company subo More.. Indian Economy (UPSC Prelims Special)- Schemes / Government Initiatives 1. Tejaswini Project “Tejaswini” - Socio-Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women Project”. Market-driven s More.. Indian Economy (UPSC 2017 Prelims Special)- Monetary and Fiscal Policy 1. Google tax / Equalisation Levy It will apply to payments for online advertisements made by Indian business entities to non-residents (such as Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook More.. Prelims 2017 Current Affairs- Geographical News GEOGRAPHICAL NEWS 1. Majuli Island Geographical Location :The Majuli Island is formed by the Brahmaputra river system. It is the wor More.. 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