Moody’s report on note ban in India

30/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy

According to Moody's Investors Service, the shock ban on high-denomination currency notes will in the near term significantly disrupt economic activit ...

Incremental CRR

30/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy

In order to absorb the surge in liquidity in banking system following demonetisation of high value notes, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced a ...

North-East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS)

30/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The scheme was launched by the Union Textile Ministry. Under this intervention, each state now has one centre with three units having approximately 10 ...

National Court Management Systems Committee (NCMSC) report on judicial vacancies

29/11/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

According to a study conducted by the National Court Management Systems Committee (NCMSC), more judges in the High Courts, or even filling all the vac ...

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef sees largest coral die-off ever

29/11/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Ecology

Warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-km (435 miles) stretch of coral in the past nine months. This is the w ...

Modern RFID Access Control System

28/11/2016 | Geography | Transport

Paradip Port has introduced the modern Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Access Control System for controlling and tracking the entry and exit of ...

Bitcoins

28/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

There is an increase in bitcoin adoption in India which is coupled with the government’s decision to demonetise Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes. Recently, U ...

Income-Tax Amendment Bill

28/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The government is providing yet another opportunity for people with black money to come clean at a total cost of 50% and having a quarter of their una ...

Scientists fix fractures with 3D-printed synthetic bone

27/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Scientists have successfully treated broken spines and skulls in animals using 3D-printed synthetic bone, opening the possibility of future personaliz ...

NeHA

27/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

In last decade, internet has revolutionized the world where we can search, navigate, buy, communicate and entertain ourselves, but health-services in ...

Airtel launches India’s first payments bank

27/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Banking

Airtel Payments Bank Ltd has become the first payments bank to start operations. It has launched its services in Rajasthan in a limited scale. The pil ...

SEBI eases rules for angel funds

26/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Capital market

In a big boost to start-ups looking for funding, market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has eased rules for investment by ange ...

TRI-NETRA

26/11/2016 | Geography | Transport

TRI-NETRA system will be used on locomotives for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather. TRI-NETRA stands for – Terrain imagin ...

Third Protocol to the Convention between India and New Zealand for the avoidance of double taxation

26/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The union cabinet has approved the ratification and entry into force of the third Protocol to the Convention between India and New Zealand for the avo ...

Merchant Shipping Bill

25/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

The Cabinet has approved a new Merchant Shipping Bill by repealing the 58-year old law, a move that will promote ease of doing business, transparency ...

Smog

25/11/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

New Delhi had witnessed a heavy blanket of smog after Diwali. Now there is a possibility that it will return soon as constant sources of pollution hav ...

Report on global health released by Credit Suisse

25/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

According to a report on global health released by Credit Suisse, the total quantum of wealth is rising in India but so is the disparity between those ...

Scientists tweak photosynthesis to up crop yield

24/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Scientists have successfully tweaked the process of photosynthesis to make it more efficient and increase plant productivity by raising the level of t ...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

24/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Banking

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board (IBBI) of India notified three sets of regulations- (Insolvency Professional) Regulations, 2016; Regulations inter ...

Kakodkar Committee

24/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

Four years ago, a high-powered committee on railway safety had made far-reaching recommendations to avoid and reduce casualties in rail accidents like ...

PM Launches “Housing for All” in Rural Areas

23/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Rural Development

Indian Prime Minister has formally launched “Housing for All” in rural areas under which the Government proposes to provide an environmentally safe an ...

RBI proposes ‘Islamic window’ in banks

23/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed opening of “Islamic window” in conventional banks for “gradual” introduction of Sharia-compliant or inter ...

China launches world’s longest quantum communication line

22/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

China launched a 712-km quantum communication line, stated to be the world’s longest secure telecommunications network, which boasts of ultra-high sec ...

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

22/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

In a move to grant stronger protection to the country’s HIV community, the government plans to introduce the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bil ...

European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)

22/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science

India became an associate member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest nuclear and particle physics laboratory ...

NASA launches ‘next generation’ weather satellite

21/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

NASA has successfully launched the first in a series of highly advanced weather satellites that will lead to more accurate and timely forecasts, watch ...

Market Economy Status (MES)

21/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Indian government has indicated that it is not inclined to automatically grant the coveted ‘Market Economy Status’ (MES) to China this December under ...

India and Cyprus have inked a revised Agreement for Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal evasion (DTAA)

21/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

A revised Agreement between India and Cyprus for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal evasion (DTAA) with respect to taxes on ...

Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)

20/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) signed three Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with the Competent Authority of United Kingdom (UK) ...

International Conference on Brucellosis 2016

20/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The three day International Conference on Brucellosis, is organized by the Department of Biotechnology in collaboration with Indian Council for Agricu ...

Marrakech Action Proclamation

20/11/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

The Heads of State, Government, and Delegations, gathered in Marrakech for the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties ...

Rustom – II

19/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Defence

Defence Research and Development Organization or DRDO successfully carried out the maiden flight of indigenous unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) Rust ...

Jallikattu

19/11/2016 | Social Issues | religion

Supreme Court has declined to review its 2014 judgment banning jallikattu, the popular bull-taming sport held alongside annual harvest festivities in ...

Bhutan blocks ambitious BBIN project

19/11/2016 | India and the world | Bhutan

An ambitious road connectivity plan involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) has hit a roadblock with the upper house of Bhutan parliament ...

Geographical indicators

18/11/2016 | Science Affairs | IPR

In 2016, more than 26 items has got the tag of geographical indicators in India. Some of items which got the GI tag were: Sangli raisins, Banaras meta ...

Supreme Court on sex selection ads

18/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court directed the Centre to constitute a nodal agency to keep a tab on keywords used on search engines to enable a system of ‘auto-block’ ...

Steel Research & Technology Mission of India (SRTMI)

18/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Ministry of Steel is planning to set up an Industry driven institutional mechanism namely Steel Research & Technology Mission of India (SRTMI), to fac ...

Agreement between India and ADB

17/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $500 million loan to build a 9.8 km long road bridge across the Ganges Rive ...

Kohinoor Diamond

17/11/2016 | Culture of India | Art and Culture

The Centre told the Supreme Court that the Kohinoor diamond, though a “symbol of victory” for the British Empire, represented the “sentiments of the p ...

Inter-Linking of Rivers

17/11/2016 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Union Cabinet has approved constitution of ‘special committee for inter-linking of rivers’ in compliance with a Supreme Court order. This move wil ...

World likely to cross 1.2°C global warming level this year

16/11/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

According to an assessment by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year, with global temperatu ...

Gwadar port

16/11/2016 | International Affairs | Asia

A new international trade route in Southwest Pakistan has been opened up by a Chinese ship exporting goods to the Middle East and Africa. With this, t ...

Support for India’s permanent seat in UN security Council

16/11/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations

India’s bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council (UNSC) has received a strong support from many UN member states, including the UK a ...

India’s fight against child pneumonia, diarrhoea epidemics

15/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report published annually by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

Ken-Betwa river-interlinking project

15/11/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Forest Advisory Committee has withheld its nod to the Ken-Betwa river-interlinking project. The committee tasked with giving the project forest cl ...

Free LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana cross 1 Cr

14/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

The number of rural households were distributed with free LPG connections under the Pradhan Mantri UjjwalaYojana (PMUY) has crossed the 1 crore. This ...

Prime Minister Modi Visited Japan

14/11/2016 | India and the world | Indo Japan

Indian Prime Minister Modi concluded his three days visit to Japan. Highlight’s of the Visits/MoU’s signed: MoU in the field of civil nuclear deal: Th ...

Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana

14/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has announced launch of Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship ...

Indus water Treaty

13/11/2016 | India and the world | Indo Pakistan

India has taken strong exception to the World Bank’s “inexplicable” decision to set up a Court of Arbitration and appoint a Neutral Expert to go into ...

China launches pulsar navigation satellite XPNAV-1

13/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

China has successfully launched experimental X-ray pulsar navigation satellite XPNAV-1. It is the world’s first pulsar navigation satellite or spacecr ...

Colombo declaration

13/11/2016 | International Affairs | Indian Ocean

High Level Meeting of Interior Ministers of the Indian Ocean Region to Counter Drug Trafficking was recently held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The high-leve ...

India signs landmark civil nuclear deal with Japan

12/11/2016 | India and the world | Indo Japan

Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear accord, opening the door for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with fuel, equipment and technology for nuclear power ...

NSDA Signs MoU with British Council

12/11/2016 | India and the world | Indo Europe

National Skill Development Agency and The British Council signed a MoU today at NSDA’s office to collaborate for undertaking joint research projects i ...

The Supreme Court has scrapped Punjab Termination of Water Agreements Act, 2004

11/11/2016 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

In a setback to the Punjab government, the Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped the 2004 Punjab Act that was passed to end all water agreements the stat ...

New Delhi Declaration on Agro biodiversity Management

11/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The first International Agro biodiversity Congress (IAC) held in new Delhi has adopted New Delhi Declaration on Agro biodiversity Management. In the d ...

South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse’ Report by World Bank

11/11/2016 | International Affairs | Asia

World Bank has recently released report titled ‘South Asia’s Turn: Policies to Boost Competitiveness and Create the Next Export Powerhouse’. The repor ...

Supreme Court gives more teeth to law banning sex determination

10/11/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Concerned over the declining sex ratio in the country, the Supreme Court passed a raft of measures including fast-tracking legal proceedings for effec ...

Centre extends AFSPA

10/11/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre has decided to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh. It is being extended in the dist ...

India & UK Sign MoU on IPRS

9/11/2016 | India and the world | Indo Europe

India and UK have signed an MoU to establish bilateral cooperation activities in the field of Intellectual Property. The MoU is between the Department ...

9th International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines

9/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The 9th Annual Meeting of International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) has begun at New Delhi. The Ministry of AYUSH has organized ...

Conference of the Parties (COP 7) On FCTC

9/11/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) has begun in Delhi. It is the first occasion that a COP meeting is being held in India. CO ...

New Delhi Declaration, Asian Regional Plan adopted at AMCDRR 2016

8/11/2016 | Geography | Disasters

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 recently came to an end with the adoption of the ‘New Delhi Declaration’ and ...

Hybrid-till model

8/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

The Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has initiated a process to adopt a hybrid-till approach for calculating airport fees and the regulato ...

Loktak Lake

7/11/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has constituted a four-member team for conservation and management of Loktak Lak ...

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

7/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have completed the construction of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) after more than 20 y ...

John Key PM New Zealand visited India

7/11/2016 | India and the world | Newzealand

Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key visited India from 25-27 October, 2016. Highlights: India and New Zealand have signed three agreements in the a ...

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan

6/11/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) is a new initiative of the Government of India. This scheme mainly aims at boosting the health care ...

Paris Agreement enters into force

6/11/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

The Paris Agreement pdf-icon entered into force on 4 November 2016, thirty days after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounti ...

Food Security Act implemented

6/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

The National Food Security Act (NFSA), which envisages supply of subsidised foodgrains, has been implemented across the country. Kerala and Tamil Nadu ...

Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

5/11/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Disasters

The three-day Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was recently inaugurated by PM Modi. The conference will adopt the New Delhi Dec ...

4-level GST rate structure

5/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

GST council has finalized a 4-tier tax structure of 5, 12, 18 and 28%, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits g ...

Benami Property Transactions Prohibition Act, 2016

4/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Black Money

The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016, designed to curb black money has come into effect on November 1 Highlights of the bill: The ...

Swachh Bharat Mission(Gramin)

4/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Sanitation

Kerala has become the third State to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Gramin) after Sikkim and Himachal P ...

India, Palestine signed MoU for setting up a techno park

4/11/2016 | India and the world | Indo-West Asia

India and Palestine have signed an agreement for setting up a techno park in Ramallah with an Indian grant of $12 million. The decision to set up ‘Pal ...

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

3/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Urbanisation

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has inked MoU with Common Services Centre (CSC), a SPV of Ministry of Information Technolo ...

Fast reactor research project

3/11/2016 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science

Russia has invited India to join in developing nuclear reactors and participate in its fast reactor research project. The multipurpose fast research r ...

Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms 2016

3/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Service delivery

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the World Bank Group, has released re ...

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (General) Rules, 2016

2/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Union government has notified Real Estate (Regulation and Development) (General) Rules, 2016. Highlights: In respect of the ongoing projects that have ...

Attendance Status Of Disabled Population

2/11/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Registrar General of India has released Census 2011 data on Disabled Population in the age-group 5-19 by their Attendance Status in Educational Instit ...

Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index

2/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

A new ranking of states by the NITI Aayog, based on their performance in reforming agriculture marketing, land leasing and forestry on private land, h ...

CBDT signs 5 Unilateral APAs

1/11/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance has entered into five (5) Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements ( ...

Chemical weapons

1/11/2016 | International Affairs | Russia

Russia has indicated that it will destroy all of its chemical weapons by the end of next year – a year earlier than previously announced. Russia had t ...

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