20 Cities Selected For Smart Cities Project

31/1/2016 | Geography | Urbanisation

Urban development ministry announced the first list of 20 cities to be developed as Smart Cities, with Bhubaneswar topping the list and Pune and Jaipu ...

Doha Dialogue On ‘Peace And Security

31/1/2016 | Security Issues | geopolitical issues

Approximately 55 senior participants from a wide range of backgrounds gathered in Doha to discuss the shared goal of peace and reconciliation in Afgha ...

Projects On Konkan Coast

30/1/2016 | Environment | Ecology

The Konkan coast of Maharashtra has for long been the stage for conservation battles. Another ‘battle’ will soon be underway,Maharashtra government is ...

Hybrid Annuity Model

30/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Investment Models

The union government approved the hybrid annuity model for building national highways, paving the way for construction of 28 projects worth Rs. 36,000 ...

President Of France Visited India

29/1/2016 | India and the world | Indo France

French President François Hollande concluded his three-day visit to India with the main agenda to boost a multibillion-dollar deal for France’s Rafale ...

Caste System and Genes

29/1/2016 | Social Issues | Features of Indian Society

A genetic study has traced the emergence of caste system in India to about 1,575 years ago during the rule of the Gupta dynasty. This study is conduct ...

WEF Meeting, 2016: Davos

28/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Summits

46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum concluded in Davos, Switzerland. This meeting discuss the issues around the theme “Mastering the Fourt ...

RBI Simplifies Gold Monetization Scheme

28/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Interest earned on deposits under the central government’s Gold Monetisation Scheme will not attract any tax; gain through trading or redemption will ...

New ECB (External Commercial Borrowing) Norms By RBI

27/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has eased the norms for raising funds through external commercial borrowing (ECB) route. At present, corporates can av ...

Nepal Crisis: Recent Amendment In Constitution

27/1/2016 | India and the world | Indo Nepal

Nepal parliament has passed two crucial amendments to their Constitution that address key Madhesi demands of proportional representation and inclusion ...

Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme Yojana

26/1/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The scheme “Nai Manzil” scheme is launched to address the educational and livelihood needs of minority communities in general and Muslims in particula ...

Green Cement

26/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Environment

Cement is a major part of today’s construction industry which demands solutions that consider both economical and ecological aspects. Cement manufactu ...

Will the juvenile ever walk free again ?

26/1/2016 | Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude | Status of Children

The debate on the Juvenile Justice Bill had been getting louder, with several developments unfolding in the horrific December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape ...

Superbug And Quantum Dot

25/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology

Quantum dot could be a new way to tackle so-called superbugs. The quantum dots were successful in killing 92 percent of drug-resistant lab-grown bacte ...

A Pact For Dam On Ganga: 1916

24/1/2016 | Environment | Water

The 1916 agreement's basic thrust and focus is on the 'Aviral Dhara' (continuous flow) of the river. This sentiment is of religious value and will be ...

Himalayan Forest Thrush

24/1/2016 | Environment | Wildlife

Scientists have described a new species of bird in northern India and China, called the Himalayan forest thrush. The species was distinguished by its ...

Amendment To The Power Tariff Policy

24/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Centre unveiled a new power tariff policy which allows 100 percent expansion by existing power plants, passing on levies to consumers and purchase ...

National Family Health Survey (NFHS- 4)

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The Fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) is a nationally representative household survey that measures a wide range of indicators relating to ...

Women Empowerment: NFHS(National Family Health Survey )-4

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Indian women seem to have finally embarked on their journey to empowerment Though the fertility rate or the number of children each woman has is dropp ...

IRNSS-1E(Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System)

23/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched IRNSS-1E, the fifth of the seven-satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) into ...

Lancet Journal On Stillbirths

22/1/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Main Highlights: An estimated 2.6 million third trimester stillbirths occurred in 2015 across the world. Most stillbirths (98%) occur in low and middl ...

Zinnia Flower

22/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology

A bright orange zinnia has blossomed in International Space Station, marking a first in space. The zinnia flower has a reputation for being one of the ...

Easwar Panel On Income Tax

21/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

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Sikkim Becomes The First Fully Organic State Of India

21/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

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Four Mobile Health Services To Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure

20/1/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has launched four mobile health (m-Health) services to provide citizen-centric health services. These ...

Tribes in 2015

20/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is responsible for overall development (including health and education) of people belonging to Scheduled Tribes and to ...

System Of Aerosol Monitoring And Research (SAMAR)

19/1/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has launched a System of Aerosol Monitoring and Research (SAMAR). It will help the country in studying conc ...

Bharat Innovation Fund

19/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Bharat Fund is an endeavor to bring together government, academia and corporate to create an enabling ecosystem and encourage youth to solve India ...

Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill 2015

18/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The bill was first passed by Lok Sabha after it was declared ...

Pilot Whales

18/1/2016 | Environment | Ecology

Hundreds of short-finned pilot whales have been found stranded on the beaches of Tamilnadu. Nobody knows for sure, even though whale stranding is neit ...

Netflix In India

17/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology

Netflix is the world’s top video streaming service that allows users to watch content on screens ranging from a smartphones to a smart television. It ...

Radio : Alternate Problem Solving Tool For Tribal Areas

17/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes

Many of the estimated 80 million members of India's tribal communities lack access to any mainstream media outlets. This often poses serious barriers ...

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

16/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), announced on the eve of harvest festivals across the country, is to be rolled out during the kharif crop ...

World Development Report (WDR): Digital Dividends

16/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

According to World Development Report: Digital Dividends , there is very fast development in digital technologies, but Digital dividends– the broader ...

Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) policy, 2016

15/1/2016 | Security Issues | Defence

The government has approved major changes to the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) on the recommendations of the expert committee headed by Dhirendr ...

New Skill Initiatives For Youths

15/1/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The Union Ministry of Tourism has launched the new skill initiatives on the occasion of “National Youth Day” in order to improve the sectoral service ...

Draught Is Dropped By IMD

14/1/2016 | Geography | Disasters

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to drop the word “draught” and replace it with "deficient" to describe a bad monsoon. New criteria i ...

PMO Sets Up Panel To Fast-Track Bullet Trains

14/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology

The Prime Minister’s Office has constituted a committee under Arvind Panagariya, vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog, to fast track the Mumbai-Ahmedabad H ...

CRZ Amendment Raises Concerns Among Coastal Communities

13/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Ecology

The amendment to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification 2011 permitting the use of reclaimed land for construction of roads in notified areas ...

Digital Transformation And Challenges

12/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Digital transformation (DT) is the use of technology to radically improve performance or reach of enterprises. There is a growing global community of ...

LPG Subsidy

12/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

In first decisive move towards curbing the supply of subsidized cooking gas, the government announced subsidy would not be available for domestic LPG ...

Payment Of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015

11/1/2016 | Indian Polity | ACTS

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Parliament . Employees eligible for bonus: The Act mandates payment of bonus to employee ...

Ordinance To Amend Enemy Property Act

11/1/2016 | Indian Polity | bill

President signed an ordinance amending the Enemy Property Act, 1968 to allow custodians to continue to hold control over properties of enemy. The abov ...

Ganga Gram Yojana

10/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

The union government recently launched Ganga Gram Yojana at a village in Hapur district of U.P. 1600 villages situated along the banks of river Ganga ...

Problem With Smart Cities

10/1/2016 | Governance Issues | Urbanisation

85 cities out of the total 98 included under the Smart Cities Mission had submitted their respective Smart City Plans to the ministry of urban develop ...

Stand Up India

9/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

Government announced a new Credit Guarantee Fund under the Stand Up India specifically designed to address the needs of the SC/ST categories along wit ...

Border Haats

9/1/2016 | India and the world | Indo-Bangaldesh

Government of India has approved an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh to set up border haats. The MoU was signed in Octob ...

Direct Shift From BS-IV To Bs-VI Emission Norms

8/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Pollution

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to jump from BS-IV to BS-VI emission norms directly. The Indian government will skip BS-V emis ...

Li- Fi

8/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Li-Fi, or light fidelity, invented by German physicist and professor Harald Haas, is a wireless technology that makes use of visible light in place of ...

Zika Virus

5/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

First case of Zika virus is reported in Puerto Rico. It is an illness transmitted by mosquitoes that has recently been linked to a number of birth def ...

Reforms In Satellite Communication: Need Of Digital India

5/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

To achieve the dream of digital India, we have to deliver connectivity and broadband to the remote and difficult-to-access parts of the country, such ...

Swiss Challenge Route

4/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Investment Models

An expert committee has warned the government against using ‘Swiss Challenge’ approach for infrastructure investments in the country. This ...

Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS)

3/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

The Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with the Government of India, has placed Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS) for a period of three ...

Liquor Ban In Kerala

2/1/2016 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

Supreme Court upholds the controversial ‘Liquor-Free Kerala’ policy restricting the serving of liquor to five-star hotels in the State. Th ...

NATGRID ( National Intelligence Grid)

2/1/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union government is set to make an aggressive effort to accomplish one of the most ambitious intelligence projects, NATGRID. It was conceived in t ...

Growth of Eight Core Sectors Contracts By 1.3%

1/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

A sharp drop in steel, cement and crude oil production hit the output of eight core sectors with growth contracting by 1.3 per cent in November compar ...

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