Forest Rights Act, 2006

31/10/2016 | Environment | Environmental Legislations |Read more

A Workshop on “Forest Rights Act, 2006 – its Implementation, benefits to tribal and other traditional forest dwelling communities and its challenges” ...

National Academic Depository

31/10/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The Union Cabinet has accorded its approval for establishment and operationalization of a National Academic Depository (NAD). The decision aims at bri ...

Agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons

31/10/2016 | India and the world | Indo EU |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and ratification of an Agreement between India and Estonia on the transfer of sentenced persons. ...

Safety concerns regarding Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY)

29/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), which envisages providing LPG connections to families below the poverty line (BPL), has run into trouble as ...

Biotech- KISAN

29/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Biotech-KISAN is a new programme that empowers farmers, especially women farmers. Cash crops and horticulture can be a major source of income but the ...

Revised Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) with South Korea

29/10/2016 | India and the world | Indo-South Korea |Read more

India has notified the revised double tax avoidance agreement with South Korea under which capital gains tax will be levied at the source with effect ...

Cauvery dispute

28/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes |Read more

The Centre had opposed the Supreme Court hearing appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the tribunal decision. According to the Cen ...

Ease of doing business index

28/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

As per the World Bank’s 2017 ranking, India ranked 130 amongst 190 countries in ease of doing the business index. Though there have been a slight impr ...

Global gender gap report, 2016

28/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

According to Global gender gap report, 2016, the gender gap has narrowed. However, if the projections are correct, the gap will not close until 2186. ...

3.2 million debit cards compromised

27/10/2016 | Security Issues | Cyber Security |Read more

Several banks, such as SBI, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank, have admitted being hit by a malware-related security breach — forcing Indian banks t ...

E-postal ballots

27/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

The government has issued a notification amending rule 23 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, enabling service voters, including armed forces per ...

Bitcoins

26/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Financial System |Read more

Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is set to freeze about 500 Bitcoins in the accounts of traffickers, the first ever seizure of the virtual, unregulated ...

Female literacy in India

26/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

According to a recently conducted research by New York-based International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, India’s school educat ...

Chandrayaan-2 mission

26/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Indian Space Research Organization started a series of ground and aerial tests linked to the critical Moon landing of Chandrayaan-2, at its new site a ...

Kashmir’s Red Stag

25/10/2016 | Environment | Wildlife |Read more

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is going to declare the Kashmiri Red Stag (also known as Hangul) as a Critically Endangered ...

H5 Avian Influenza

25/10/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Centre formed a three-member committee to keep a close watch on the bird flu situation even as over 40 avian deaths have been reported in the nati ...

Capital account Convertibility

25/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

The government is not yet ready for full capital account convertibility even though former governor of RBI Raghuram rajan had said the central bank wa ...

HDFC raises Rs 500 crore via masala bonds

24/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

Mortgage lender HDFC has raised Rs 500 crore through the sale of Masala Bonds. HDFC has raised a total of Rs 5,000 crore through issuance of rupee-den ...

National Water Development Agency (NWDA)

24/10/2016 | Geography | Water |Read more

NABARD has sanctioned loan worth Rs. 19,702 crore to National Water Development Agency (NWDA) for 50 irrigation projects from 11 States under Long Ter ...

UDAN(Ude Desh ka Aam nagrik)

24/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

To boost air travel between smaller cities, fares for one-hour flights will be capped at Rs. 2,500 in the new UDAN scheme. The UDAN scheme (an acronym ...

Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Program (AIBP)

23/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The government has released the first installment of Rs. 1500 crore to the states as central assistance for 99 prioritized irrigation projects under A ...

Western Zonal Council

23/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations |Read more

The 22nd meeting of the Western Zonal Council consisting of the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadra & N ...

Green train corridors

22/10/2016 | Environment | Sanitation |Read more

In order to make all the rail tracks on its network as green corridor, Railways announced that 175-km long line was made waste discharge free zone as ...

Tribunal rejects Telangana, Andhra Pradesh demand on sharing Krishna water

22/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes |Read more

A tribunal to decide the fair allocation of waters of the river Krishna turned down the demands for redistribution among the four states served by the ...

Protein-rich rice developed

22/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Researchers from Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV),Chattisgarh have developed a protein-enriched rice variety. They had worked for seven yea ...

Regional connectivity proposal facing hurdles

21/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The government’s plans to boost regional air connectivity could hit a legal air pocket as leading domestic airlines have opposed the proposal to charg ...

17th Indo - Russia Summit

21/10/2016 | India and the world | Indo Russia |Read more

India and Russia signed a total of 16 agreements at the 17th annual bilateral summit in the western Indian state of Goa. Highlights of the summit: In ...

Small finance banks

21/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Banking |Read more

Small finance banks are adopting an aggressive strategy to garner savings deposits by offering interest rates higher than that offered by full-service ...

Law Commission suggestions on draft Bill on child abduction

20/10/2016 | Social Issues | Social Justice |Read more

The 21st Law Commission in its first report has recommended a series of changes in the draft Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Bill-2016, ...

National Summit on Fortification of Food

20/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Food Management |Read more

The National Summit on Fortification of Food to address interventions in combating micronutrient malnutrition in the country was concluded recently. F ...

Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme

20/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

Indian PM has launched the Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The ZED Maturity Assessment Model ha ...

India's Nuclear triad

19/10/2016 | Security Issues | External Security |Read more

India has completed its nuclear triad by inducting the indigenously built strategic nuclear submarine INS Arihant into service With the INS Arihant no ...

Goa Declaration: BRICS summit, 2016

19/10/2016 | International Affairs | Institutions |Read more

Eighth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit was held from 15 to 16 October 2016 in Benaulim city of Goa, India. It was held un ...

Sagarmala funds flagship project

19/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

As part of promoting coastal shipping in the country under Sagarmala programme, the Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned the Capital Dredging Project f ...

Kigali Agreement

18/10/2016 | Environment | Climate |Read more

An agreement to limit the future use of hydrofluorocarbons – or HFCs, chemical refrigerants used in ACs, fridges and cars, and which contribute to glo ...

Report on Palaeo Channel of North West India

18/10/2016 | Geography | Geological issues |Read more

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has released a Report on Palaeo Channel of North West India. Palaeo channel are ...

Self-powered UV photo detector charges energy storage devices

17/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology |Read more

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, have developed a cost-effective, high-performance, self-powered UV photodetector t ...

Mining Surveillance System

17/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Union Government has launched the Mining Surveillance System (MSS) in New Delhi . MSS is a satellite-based monitoring system which aims to establish a ...

National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC)

17/10/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security |Read more

The Centre is planning to revive the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). After the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack that the then Home Minister sugges ...

China President visited Bangladesh

16/10/2016 | International Affairs | Asia |Read more

During visit of Xi Jinping to Bangladesh, both countries has signed 40 agreements, including loan and investment deals in the infrastructure sector wo ...

Cabinet approves revision of ethanol price

16/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy |Read more

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the mechanism for revision of ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies ...

Overcrowded Jails of India

16/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary |Read more

The Supreme Court asked the Centre to ensure compliance of its order regarding reducing the prison population and improving the living conditions of p ...

Regional air link scheme may use e-auction path

15/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The civil aviation ministry is all set to start the bidding process of routes under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS) and it has sought the coal ...

Human hair used to produce cheaper cathodes for solar cells

15/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Kolkata have used human hair to produce cost-effective, metal-free ca ...

India to eliminate use of HFC-23 by 2030

15/10/2016 | Environment | Climate |Read more

India announced that it will eliminate the HFC-23 gas, a potent greenhouse gas with high global warming potential, as part of its commitment to combat ...

Electric bandage

14/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

US space agency NASA has developed a high-tech electroactive bandage that creates an electric charge to help promote the healing process of wounds. Th ...

Gender disparity

14/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2015 ranked India at 139 out of 145 countries on the economic participation and opportunity gap. Ind ...

Global Hunger Index, 2016

14/10/2016 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

India ranked 97th out of 118 countries on the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Global Hunger Index (GHI) in 2016, behind Nepal, ...

IEA Partnered with India on LED Programme

13/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy |Read more

International Energy Agency is partnering with India to promote its LED programme on global level. India, through its company Energy Efficiency Servic ...

Supreme Court widens ambit of Domestic Violence Act

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Supreme Court has widened the scope of the Domestic Violence Act by ordering deletion of the words “adult male” from it, paving the way for prosec ...

Janani Suraksha Yojana

13/10/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

A new study conducted by India Human Development Survey (IHDS) brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) ...

Noble Prize in Economics

12/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

Harvard University’s Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics for laying the ...

Public Debt Management Cell

12/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

The Centre has decided to set up an independent agency to mange its debt. As a precursor, the Finance Ministry will soon set up the Public Debt Manage ...

Supreme Court stays commercial release of GM mustard

12/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

The Supreme Court stayed the commercial release of the genetically modified (GM) variety of mustard till October 17, on a petition that this could hav ...

GSAT-18

11/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Marking another success for the space agency, ISRO’s latest communication satellite GSAT-18 has successfully been launched from Arianespace’s European ...

India to host first AMCDRR after Sendai Framework

11/10/2016 | International Affairs | Summits |Read more

The Government of India is hosting the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) next month in collaboration with the United N ...

Nobel Peace Prize,. 2016

11/10/2016 | International Affairs | South America |Read more

The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end his country's long-running civil war with ...

UN court rejects disarmament case against India

10/10/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

The United Nations’ highest court has rejected nuclear disarmament cases filed by the Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands against Britain, India an ...

Maharashtra becomes 17th State to join UDAY

10/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy |Read more

Government of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. L ...

Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana

10/10/2016 | Culture of India | Culture |Read more

Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth Rs.114 cr under Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) for imp ...

African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO)

9/10/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the African Asian Rural Development O ...

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

9/10/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014. The Bill was first introduced in Parliament by ...

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

9/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Chemistry |Read more

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to three European molecular scientists who developed the world's smallest machines. The prize went ...

Sagar Port Project

9/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

The Central Government has given in principle approval to a grant of Rs. 515 crores to make the development of the proposed Sagar Port project in West ...

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory Project in India

8/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Maharashtra State Cabinet has decided to hand over 40.68 hectare government land to the Atomic Energy Department to build the Laser Interferometer Gra ...

Indian Bridge Management System

8/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

A major step was taken towards ensuring safety of bridges in the country, when Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) was launched. IBMS is being deve ...

Noble Prize in Physics

8/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Physics |Read more

The 2016 Nobel prize in physics has gone to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz for their work on exotic states of matter. Their wor ...

MoU between India and European Union on water cooperation

8/10/2016 | India and the world | Indo EU |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the signing of MoU between India and European Union in the field of water resources. The MoU envisages st ...

Polymetallic Nodules (PMS)

7/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of contract with and International Seabed Authority (ISA) for exploration of Polymetallic Nodules (PMS). ...

Centre accepts pay panel recommendation on promotion

7/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The Union government has accepted the recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission on Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) for Central employees whi ...

Noble Prize in Medicine

7/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries on how cells recycle their cont ...

Project SAKSHAM

6/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’, a New Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Exc ...

OPEC agreement to cut oil production

6/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement to cut oil production for the first time since 2008 after an informal me ...

National Mission on Bioeconomy

6/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Sustainable Development |Read more

The National Mission on Bioeconomy has launched in Shillong, Meghalaya by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD). The missi ...

Bihar brings in new law banning liquor consumption

5/10/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Bihar government came out with a new and more stringent liquor-ban law- ‘Bihar prohibition and excise act, 2016’. Key provisions of the law: This is a ...

Top World's Most Polluted Megacities

5/10/2016 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

Recent report of WHO on air pollution has confirmed that Delhi's pollution has gone from bad to worse. World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared De ...

Centre constitutes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board

5/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

The Centre has constituted a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) under the Chairmanship of MS Sahoo. Now IBBI has only four me ...

65% elderly in India are financially dependent: Agewell survey

4/10/2016 | Social Issues | Population issues |Read more

A nation-wide survey was recently conducted by Agewell Foundation on the state of elderly people in India. The survey conducted involved a random samp ...

Green Climate Fund

4/10/2016 | Environment | Climate |Read more

Recently, India has rectified Paris pact on climate change. Now in upcoming summit on climate change in Morocco, India set to stress on operationalize ...

Income Disclosure Scheme, 2016

3/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has received total disclosure of Rs. 65,250 crore black money in the form of cash and other assets under the ...

Ochotona sikimaria

3/10/2016 | Environment | Wildlife |Read more

A new species of a small mammal in the rabbit family has been discovered in the higher altitudes of the Himalayas in Sikkim. This new Pika species is ...

New Delhi Declaration on Education

3/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

The 4th Meeting of BRICS Education Ministers Conference adopted the New Delhi Declaration on Education that reiterates commitment to SDG4 which aims t ...

Citizenship amendment bill

2/10/2016 | Indian Polity | citizenship |Read more

Civil society groups are opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, terming it “communally motivated humanitarianism.” The proposed amendment to ...

Airborne early warning and control system (AEW & CS)

2/10/2016 | Science Affairs | Internal Security |Read more

The DRDO has fitted its own airborne early warning and control system (AEW & CS) on a modified Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft imported from Brazil. With thi ...

Unemployment rises to 5 per cent in Financial Year 2015-16

1/10/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment |Read more

According to the latest annual household survey on employment conducted by Labour Bureau, jobless economic growth continues to haunt India’s youth, wi ...

Trilateral Meet between India, Afghanistan and Iran on Chabahar Agreement

1/10/2016 | India and the world | India central Asia |Read more

A Trilateral meeting was recently held between India, Afghanistan and Iran to take Chabahar agreement further. Discussions were held on Trilateral Agr ...

Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement

1/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has completed the twelfth and final review of Pakistan’s three-year economic reform program supp ...

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