New fault in Indian Ocean may trigger quakes in future

15/1/2017 | Geography | Disasters |Read more

According to Scientists, A new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean as a result of the largest earthquake that shook the And ...

Right to Education Act, 2009

15/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The NITI Aayog has called for a review of the provisions of the Right To Education Act that stipulate that children who don’t perform well cannot be h ...

WHO(World health organization) report on Polio in South East Asian Region

15/1/2017 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Amid a global shortage of injectable inactivated polio vaccines (IPV), a new inoculation regimen, employed by governments in the South-East Asian regi ...

Green tribunal orders on micro beads

14/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to test cosmetic products containing microbeads after a plea sought ban on their use on the ground ...

Whistle-blower Protection Act, 2014

14/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Governance |Read more

The Supreme Court has refused to examine a petition alleging dilution in the Whistleblower Protection Act and seeking interim measures to protect whis ...

Measles-rubella vaccine

14/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Measles-rubella vaccine (MR) vaccine is all set to be introduced from February, 2017 in five states and Union territories as a part of the basket of p ...

Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

13/1/2017 | Governance Issues | Skill Development |Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, has announced a scheme to skill Indian youth seeking jo ...

Air pollution a national problem

13/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

A Greenpeace report shows 90% of cities studied had pollution levels over prescribed standards. Highlights of the report: Delhi’s toxic air may be mak ...

NASA’s missions to explore the earliest remnants of the solar system

13/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA announced two new missions set to explore the earliest remnants of the solar system: asteroid 16 Psyche and Jupiter's Trojan asteroids. Lucy laun ...

Anti-avoidance tax rule GAAR to kick in from April 2017

12/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The tax department has clarified that tax anti-avoidance rule GAAR, which was originally to be implemented from April 1, 2014, will now come into effe ...

SC wants paper trail in EVMs for fair poll

12/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

The Supreme Court has reiterated the necessity to implement the Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in electronic voting machines (EVMs) to ensure ...

New Ginger species found in Andamans

12/1/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have found a new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as Ginger) from the Andaman and Nicobar Isla ...

14th Edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

11/1/2017 | India and the world | Others |Read more

The 14th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) Convention 2017 held in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The theme of the three day PBD 2017 was: “Redefinin ...

‘Good Samaritan Policy’

11/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Delhi government has approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ under which monetary incentive of Rs 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people ...

Minigrids can power rural economic activity

11/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development |Read more

According to Smart Power India, Mini grids can spur economic activity in rural areas and accelerate the process of expanding mobile phone network acro ...

Hyperloop transportation system

10/1/2017 | Indian History | Transport |Read more

A committee under NITI Aayog is formed to look into the feasibility of having hyper loop transportation, where a pod like vehicle is propelled through ...

Model Code of Conduct

10/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

Model Code of Conduct has come into force following the poll dates announcement in UP. With the Model Code of Conduct in place, the state government h ...

India and Kazakhstan have signed a Protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC)

9/1/2017 | India and the world | Indo-West Asia |Read more

The DTAC between both countries was earlier signed in December 1996 for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with ...

Bitcoin is the new safe-haven asset

9/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

Bitcoin is becoming as safe a haven as gold. The price of the cryptocurrency has been rapidly rising in recent weeks. It traded above $730 per bitcoin ...

Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

9/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

India’s energy and environment ministries have asked the government to scrap an import tax on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and impose a levy on use of ...

India Post Payments Bank

8/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

INDIA POST PAYMENT BANK (IPPB) In a bid to boost financial inclusion in the country, the RBI has given approval to the Department of Posts (DoP) to se ...

Japan to assist in making Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi Smart Cities

8/1/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation |Read more

Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi as smart cities. So far, leading countries have come forwar ...

Newly Proposed H1-B Visa Programme bill

8/1/2017 | International Affairs | Indo US |Read more

A bill backing key changes in the H-1B programme that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the US has been re-in ...

GDP growth to slow to 7.1% in FY17

8/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

According to CSO(Central Statistical Office), India’s economic growth is likely to decelerate to 7.1% in 2016-17 from 7.6% the previous year, chiefly ...

Rhinoceros: a successful conservation story in India

7/1/2017 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF-India), population of Indian Rhinoceros increased from 75 in 1905 to over 2,700 by 2012. The In ...

Right to Information Act, 2005

7/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights |Read more

According to statistics collated by the Central Information Commission (CIC), the final appellate authority under RTI Act, 94 per cent of the public a ...

Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme

6/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

The commerce and industry ministry is not in favour of extending concessions to US-based iPhone maker Apple for setting up manufacturing unit in India ...

Mesentery

6/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Biodiversity |Read more

Irish scientists have recently identified a new human organ that has existed in the digestive system for hundreds of years. Named as the mesentery, th ...

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Uruguay

6/1/2017 | India and the world | Indo South America |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved signing and ratifying an Agreement between India and Uruguay regarding Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Mat ...

G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs)

5/1/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Researchers have shown that the regulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) by new drugs can be simpler than generally thought — it can be media ...

New Projects under Namami Gange Programme

5/1/2017 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

New projects under Namami Gange programme in Haridwar and Varanasi have been approved by National Mission for Clean Ganga. In Haridwar, 68 MLD sewage ...

India’s great school education challenge

5/1/2017 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

According to an analysis by IndiaSpend on literacy, school enrolment, learning outcomes, By 2020, India will have the world’s largest working populati ...

Service charges at restaurants is optional

4/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The Department of Consumer Affairs in a notification asked the states to "advise the Hotels and Restaurants to disseminate information through display ...

Seeking votes on religious basis a corrupt act: Supreme Court

4/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary |Read more

The bench was interpreting section 123(3) of the Representation of Peoples Act. Court’s ruling: The Supreme Court has ruled that an election could be ...

Extension of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016

4/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

After a tepid response to its Budget announcement of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016, the government extended the deadline for the scheme b ...

Financial data management centre (FDMC)

3/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

The Committee, headed by Ajay Tyagi , has suggested setting up a financial data management centre (FDMC) for managing the repository of financial regu ...

Indian PM Unveils Schemes for Housing Loans, Farmers & Pregnant Women

3/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

PM Modi also announced a slew of sops for the poor, middle-class, farmers and senior citizens. Highlights of the schemes: Home loans for poor and midd ...

Unified Payments Interface

2/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

UNIFIED PAYMENTS INTERFACE India is still a cash intensive economy with cash to GDP ratio of over 12%. Still around 95% of transactions by volume and ...

AIRIA ties up with Tripura University for imparting rubber technology programmes

2/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

The All Indian Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA), the apex body of Rs 75000 crore rubber industries in India, has joined hands with Tripura Univer ...

Government meets PMUY targets

2/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Governance |Read more

The government has met the 1.5 crore target for LPG connections to be added in this financial year under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). Wit ...

Southern Zonal Council meeting

1/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations |Read more

The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the 27th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council at Thiruvananthapuram . What is news: 27th meeting o ...

National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust (NICDIT)

1/1/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

The Union Cabinet approved the expansion of the mandate of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMIC-PITF Trust). It is ...