National Anti-profiteering Authority

17/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

The government has decided to set up a National Anti-profiteering Authority or NAA under the new indirect tax regime, the Goods and Services Tax, to e ...

Crop burning issue

17/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Many farmers in Punjab, Haryana and northern Rajasthan have resorted to stubble burning this year as well. Punjab’s Remote Sensing Centre has estimate ...

India State-level Disease Burden study

16/11/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Punjab has reported the highest burden of ischemic heart diseases in India by emerging on top of the charts in a maiden study of inter-state health st ...

Pre-ponement of introduction of BS -VI grade auto fuels in NCT Delhi

16/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Petroleum Ministry in consultation with Public Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has decided for preponement of BS-VI grade auto fuels in National Ca ...

India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ)

16/11/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Centre has given its nod for setting up India’s first mega Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Navi Mumbai. According to ...

Fish tourism circuit

15/11/2017 | Geography | Tourism

West Bengal government is preparing plans to set up a fish tourism circuit to attract country’s fish-loving communities. The State Fisheries Developme ...

Ram Setu

15/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to clarify if it wants to remove the Ram Setu – the chain of limestone shoals connecting Tamil Nadu and Sri Lan ...

International Energy Agency (IEA) summit, 2017

14/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Renewable Energy

The 2017 IEA Ministerial Meeting was held in Paris. The focus of the meeting was on global energy challenges and how they can be overcome. About Inter ...

Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP)

14/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has awarded a contract for technical support services for the Multi-Modal Terminal at Haldia and new Na ...

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)

13/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

A comprehensive review of the delivery of its 461 schemes by the Centre showed that there has been a saving of Rs 1,557 crore due to implementation of ...

UNESCO’s ‘creative cities network’

13/11/2017 | Culture of India | Dance and Music

Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Including Chennai, a total of 64 cities from 44 countr ...

Second Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) in India

13/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has signed an Institutional agreement ...

FEMA norms eased to spur investment from overseas

12/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has simplified the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regu ...

RBI release new outsourcing norms for NBFCs

12/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) proposed tough guidelines for outsourcing of work by NBFCs (non-banking financial companies) to safeguard borrowers fr ...

National Green Tribunal

11/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal has issued a slew of directions to deal with the situation in Delhi, including banning construction and industrial activit ...

Belt and Road Initiative

11/11/2017 | International Affairs | geopolitical issues

China recently counselled India to shed its objections to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and take advantage of the Belt and Road Initiati ...

'Business optimism' index, 2017

11/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

As per Grant Thornton's International Business Report (IBR), India has slipped in 'business optimism' index to the 7th position in the September quart ...

India to contribute USD 100 million to UN partnership fund

10/11/2017 | India and the world | United Nations

India has pledged an additional USD 100 million towards the UN partnership fund, which significantly increases its support to sustainable development ...

Paradise Papers

10/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Government has reconstituted Multi-Agency Group (MAG) to investigate cases relating to ‘Paradise Papers’ data disclosure which is also probi ...

Commercial courts

9/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Indian government has proposed to establish commercial courts in districts to further improve the ease of doing business parameters. India has ranked ...

Financial Action Task Force

9/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global anti- money laundering watchdog has put Pakistan on notice for terror financing. FATF has sought fr ...

Banaganapalle mangoes get GI tag

9/11/2017 | Science Affairs | IPR

The famous Banaganapalle mangoes of Andhra have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) status by the Indian patent office. About Banaganapalle mang ...

UNESCO award for Srirangam temple

8/11/2017 | Culture of India | Architecture

The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam has bagged an award of merit from UNESCO for protecting and conserving cultural heritage, thus becoming th ...

Cauvery Tribunal Gets Six Months Extension

8/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has extended the term of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal by six months upt ...

High fluoride, arsenic content in water bodies in Punjab

8/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The state government has admitted that besides the declining water level, the state is facing acute problem of water quality due to high concentration ...

World Congress of Mental Health

7/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The World Federation for Mental Health, the largest global alliance of mental health professionals, national health associations, NGOs, policy experts ...

Coastal Berth Scheme

7/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Ministry of Shipping has launched Coastal Berth Scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme. Main highlights of the scheme: The projects under Coas ...

Etikoppaka toys

6/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Geographical Indication Registry has given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to the traditional toys made by the artisans in the Etikoppaka village ...

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana

6/11/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The government has launched a Pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Ab ...

UNESCO launches Strategic Framework for Education in Emergencies in the Arab Region

6/11/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

UNESCO Strategic Framework for Education in Emergencies in the Arab Region for the 2018-2021 period aims to support Member States in meeting their edu ...

Crypto currencies now come under SEBI lens

5/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

There is increase in popularity of crypto currencies and number of entities looking at raising funds through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). Now, The Se ...

Global Clubfoot Conference

5/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The President of India inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference being organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Fam ...

World Bank’s doing Business Report, 2018

4/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

The World Bank today released the Doing Business (DB) Report, 2018. India ranked 100 among 190 countries assessed by the Doing Business Team. India ha ...

Increase in domestic budget for fight against tuberculosis

4/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

According to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), India’s domestic budget for fighting tuberculosis showed a dramatic jump from about ?7 ...

UN Summit on Conservation of Migratory Species

3/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that India will host next Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild An ...

MSME Delayed Payment Portal – MSME Samadhaan

3/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Delayed Payment Portal – MSME Samadhaan was launched for empowering micro and small entrepreneurs across the country to directly register their cases ...

Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project

3/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Government of India and the World Bank has signed a $200 million Loan Agreement for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. About ...

Xi crowned as ‘Linxiu’

2/11/2017 | International Affairs | China

After less than five years as China's leader, Xi Jinping has become one of the most powerful people in the nation's modern history and crowned as ‘Lin ...

Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high

2/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to recently released report of UN, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level ...

BadRabbit ransomware

2/11/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

A new kind of malware was spreading around Europe. The apparent ransomware which researchers are calling Bad Rabbit bubbled up in Russia and Ukraine a ...

kala-azar

1/11/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Parasite Leishmania donovani is believed to be responsible for the dreaded infection. People get infected when bitten by an insect called the sandfly, ...

Supreme Court deferred hearing on Article 35A

1/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Centre convinced the Supreme Court to defer hearing on petitions challenging the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir. What is Article 35A? ...

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