Doha Dialogue On ‘Peace And Security

31/1/2016 | Security Issues | geopolitical issues |Read more

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

20 Cities Selected For Smart Cities Project

31/1/2016 | Geography | Urbanisation |Read more

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 ...

Projects On Konkan Coast

30/1/2016 | Environment | Ecology |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 ...

RBI Simplifies Gold Monetization Scheme

28/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

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

WEF Meeting, 2016: Davos

28/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Summits |Read more

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

New ECB (External Commercial Borrowing) Norms By RBI

27/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

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 |Read more

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

Will the juvenile ever walk free again ?

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

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

Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme Yojana

26/1/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

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 |Read more

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

Superbug And Quantum Dot

25/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

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 ...

Amendment To The Power Tariff Policy

24/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy |Read more

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

A Pact For Dam On Ganga: 1916

24/1/2016 | Environment | Water |Read more

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 |Read more

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

National Family Health Survey (NFHS- 4)

23/1/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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Sikkim Becomes The First Fully Organic State Of India

21/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

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Four Mobile Health Services To Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure

20/1/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

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 |Read more

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

Bharat Innovation Fund

19/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

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

System Of Aerosol Monitoring And Research (SAMAR)

19/1/2016 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

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

Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill 2015

18/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

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 |Read more

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 ...

Radio : Alternate Problem Solving Tool For Tribal Areas

17/1/2016 | Social Issues | Tribes |Read more

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

Netflix In India

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

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 ...

World Development Report (WDR): Digital Dividends

16/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

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

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

16/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

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 ...

New Skill Initiatives For Youths

15/1/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development |Read more

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 ...

Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) policy, 2016

15/1/2016 | Security Issues | Defence |Read more

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

Draught Is Dropped By IMD

14/1/2016 | Geography | Disasters |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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

Ordinance To Amend Enemy Property Act

11/1/2016 | Indian Polity | bill |Read more

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

Payment Of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2015

11/1/2016 | Indian Polity | ACTS |Read more

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

Ganga Gram Yojana

10/1/2016 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 ...

Li- Fi

8/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

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 ...

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

8/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Pollution |Read more

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 ...

Zika Virus

5/1/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 |Read more

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 ...

NATGRID ( National Intelligence Grid)

2/1/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security |Read more

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 ...

Liquor Ban In Kerala

2/1/2016 | Social Issues | States |Read more

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

Growth of Eight Core Sectors Contracts By 1.3%

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

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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