NPAs(Non Performing Assets) in India: Supreme Court intervention and its possible solutions

29/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Supreme court asked the Reserve Bank of India to furnish a list of the companies which are in default of loans by the banks and financial institut ...

Seismic Microzonation Reports

29/2/2016 | Geography | Geological issues

Government has released Seismic microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata. National Capital Territory (NCT) Delhi is located in Seismic zone IV of t ...

Railway Budget , 2016-17

28/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 25 February 2016 presented the Railway Budget 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha. In his second Rail Budget, Prabhu outlined a ...

US wins WTO dispute against India’s solar power rules

28/2/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

The United States has won a ruling against India at the World Trade Organization after challenging the rules on the origin of solar cells and solar mo ...

Turbulent path of 5/20 rule

27/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

There is a controversy on the removal of 5/20 rule in aviation sector between older Airlines and newly entrants like AirAsia India and Vistara. Older ...

The Curious Case Of India's Industrial Growth

26/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

There is still a controversy surrounding around new GDP series according to which non farmer sector grew by 9.2 %. Topic Map What is news or concern: ...

State Of The World’s Human Rights Report 2015-16

26/2/2016 | Indian Polity | Human Rights

Highlights: Short-term national self-interest and draconian security crackdowns had led to an “unprecedented assault on human rights” in 2015. Human r ...

Survey On Unemployment In India

25/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The National Sample Survey Office has released the details of a survey conducted to assess the unemployment rate across the country. The unemployment ...

Climate Change May Affect Flight Duration

25/2/2016 | Geography | Climate

New research on climate change suggests that flight durations may change as a result of the speeding up of the jet stream. The jet stream is essential ...

Sammakka Saralamma Jatara

24/2/2016 | Culture of India | Festivals

Sammakka Sarakka Jathara or Medaram Jathara is the largest tribal religious congregation in the country. The biannual Jathara takes place at Medaram v ...

India Softens Stance On Bay Of Bengal Free Trade Agreement

24/2/2016 | India and the world | Multilateral Issues

India has decided to conclude a low-ambition free trade agreement with the seven nation grouping Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical ...

Spot Exchange Of Gold: Solution For Efficient Gold Ecosystem In India

24/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

India is the world’s second largest gold consumer with an annual demand of nearly 1,000 tonnes, but it lacks many key elements of an efficient gold ec ...

ISRO successfully test cryogenic engine of GSLV Mark 3 rocket

23/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted hotbed test of the indigenously developed high-thrust cryogenic engine (CE20) ...

Impact and Concerns Of ‘Trans-Pacific Pact for India

23/2/2016 | India and the world | geopolitical issues

The TPP is an economic arm of the US Rebalance to Asia Policy. Since India has been an important part of the Asia policy, and is not a signatory to th ...

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)

22/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health

A report conducted by Council for Social Development concluded that RSBY has made very less impact on the medical impoverishment in India. Topic Map W ...

2D Material For P-Type Semiconductor

21/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new 2D semiconducting material that could open the door to faster computers and smartphones that also c ...

Sea Turtle Conservation Project

21/2/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

Under Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project, Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park has collected about 2,000 turtle eggs and shifted ...

Amendment To The Delimitation Act, 2002 And The Representation Of The People Act, 1950

20/2/2016 | Indian Polity | ACTS

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to amend section 11 of the Delimitation Act, 2002 and section 9 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 ...

Union Cabinet Approves Trade Facilitation Agreement

20/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | WTO

The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to notify the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). To implement the agr ...

Hadesarchaea Microbe

19/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Biodiversity

A new species of microorganism has been discovered, and it lives several kilometres underneath the surface at 70 degrees Celsius. The new species – Ha ...

First Train From China Arrived In Iran

19/2/2016 | International Affairs | geopolitical issues

First cargo train from China to Iran completed its 6,462 -mile journey from Zhejiang province just south of Shanghai on China’s eastern coast to Tehra ...

Swachh Sarvekshan Survey

18/2/2016 | Environment | Health

Karnataka's Mysore was voted India's cleanest city. Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli and the New Delhi Municipal Council were the other three names topping ...

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)

18/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Defence

South Korea is pushing for deployment on its soil of a US high-altitude air defense system(THAAD) as North Korean missile threats expand. Seoul’s incr ...

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM)

17/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

This scheme is launched with an ambition to transform rural areas to economically, socially and physically sustainable spaces. About Scheme: The Missi ...

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) West Antarctic Radiation Experiment - AWARE

17/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Climate

West Antarctica is one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth, and this warming is closely connected with global sea level rise. West Antarctic ...

Madhya Pradesh Gets Its First Mega Food Park

16/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

In order to give an impetus to the growth of the Food Processing Sector in Madhya Pradesh, the first Mega Food Park in Khargone(M.P) is launched by M/ ...

Himalayan Griffon

16/2/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

Himalayan griffon, also known as Himalayan vulture is spotted by birdwatchers in Goa. The Himalayan griffon was previously believed to belong to the u ...

Gravitational Waves

15/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

The detection of ripples in space-time, known as gravitational waves, here on Earth marks a watershed moment for astronomy and for science as a whole. ...

Wild Pigs Declared Vermin In Uttarakhand For A Year

15/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Animal Rights

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) notified wild pig as vermin for a period of one year in Uttarakhand. This exercise of ...

Plan To Eliminate Malaria By 2030

14/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

Government has launched a plan to eliminate malaria by 2030. According to the National Malaria Strategic Plan, the government gives special attention ...

The Arbitration And Conciliation (Amendment)Act, 2015

14/2/2016 | Indian Polity | Legal issues

The leads to the amendment of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. Highlights: Relevant court for domestic and international arbitration matters: U ...

Blue Economy

13/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Ocean Research

Topic Map What is news (or concern): PM emphasis on integration of blue economy What is Blue Economy: Blue Economy is integration of Ocean Economy dev ...

Zero-Budget Spiritual Farming

13/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Zero Budget spiritual Farming means for all the crops, the production cost will be zero. In the Zero Budget Natural Farming nothing has to be purchase ...

Stem Cell Therapy In India

12/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Haematopoietic “stem” cells are a special type of cells present in the bone marrow, the soft tissue inside bones. These cells have the potential to de ...

National Deworming Initiative

12/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has launched National Deworming initiative to benefit more than 270 million children. This was launched b ...

Sehat(Social Endeavour For Health And Telemedicine)

11/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health

SEHAT(Social Endeavour for Health and Telemedicine) is launched in line with Digital India vision. This initiative will boost the telemedicine mission ...

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

11/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Skill Development

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), the flagship of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has completed 10 lakh enrolments. The ...

Project Sunrise

10/2/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Government of India has launched Project Sunrise for prevention of AIDS in the eight North-Eastern states. Government is working towards bringing the ...

India's Achievements - MDGs

10/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

India is a signatory to the Millennium Declaration adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2000.Report on India's Achievements in ...

New Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS)

9/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

India is changing its accounting standards from generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS) from April 201 ...

Regulation Of Small Firms

9/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Recently Government announced Rs. 10,000 fund for startup India campaign. Mainly startup companies are registered as small firms and more prone to the ...

GI tag for Basmati rice of 7 states approved

8/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Agriculture

Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has cleared the application of Geographical indication (GI) for Basmati rice according to the geographica ...

GM mustard

8/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee(GEAC) has deferred granting commercial approval to a genetically-modified mustard. The Genetic Engineering ...

Compulsory Licensing

7/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | IPR

According to European Union India’s adoption of Compulsory Licensing (CL) in industrial sectors risks affecting the flow of capital and technology fro ...

Sex Determination: An Old Law, A New Debate

6/2/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Minister of Women and Child Development had proposed that the gender of the child be compulsorily registered and the birth be tracked. Minister stress ...

Weapons To Fight Zika Virus

6/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

According to WHO(World Health Organization),the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is ...

Bharat Net Project

5/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The BharatNet project, earlier known as National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN), was initiated in 2011 and has already missed several deadlines. The pro ...

Conservation Of Malabar Wetlands

5/2/2016 | Environment | Ecology

In spite of the frequent alerts by various environmental organisations and government agencies on the threat being faced by the major wetlands in nort ...

Tapan Ray Report

4/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Tapan Ray panel has submit its suggestions to ministry which was constituted to look into the amendments to Companies Act, 2013. The Committee had ext ...

President Returns Controversial Gujarat Control Of Terrorism And Organised Crime Bill

3/2/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security

On March 31, 2015, the Gujarat Assembly passed the Gujarat Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime Bill (GCTOC) with a view to curbing “organised cri ...

Marshall Islands To Sue India, Pak. Over Nukes

2/2/2016 | India and the world | Multilateral Issues

Marshall Islands seek to persuade the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain which they accuse of failing to halt ...

The Scheduled Castes And The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015

2/2/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 to ensure more stringent provisions for prevention of Atr ...

IMF Reforms: India, China, Brazil Get More Voting Rights

1/2/2016 | Economic Affairs | International Institutions

Emerging economies gained more influence in the governance architecture of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). India’s voting rights increase to 2. ...

Scientists Find Evidence For Ninth Planet In Solar System

1/2/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

Astronomers have found evidence for a planet which is 10 times more massive than Earth in the far outer solar system. They started to call it Planet 9 ...

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