World’s largest defense importer

28/2/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

According to a report released by Stockholm international Peace Research Institute , Global arms sales over the last five years reached their highest ...

Illegal trade of turtle

28/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

There has been a strengthening of smuggling network in India which leads to the increase in illegal trade and export of tortoises and freshwater turtl ...

Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects

27/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the enhancement of capacity from 20,000 MW to 40,000 MW of the Scheme for Development of Solar ...

Cyber Swachhta Kendra

27/2/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) has launched the Cyber Swachhta Kendra–Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre for anal ...

Nesting of olive ridley turtles

26/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A record-breaking mass nesting by 3.8 lakh endangered olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) took place at the Rushikulya rookery coast in Ganja ...

Trade Facilitation Agreement ratified by WTO

26/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in Goods of World Trade Organisation (WTO) came into effect with its ratification by two-thirds members of WTO ...

Nagarjuna Sagar – Srisailam Tiger Reserve

26/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

There is strong criticism going around because National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) granted permission to the widening of a road that falls in the buffe ...

NDMA prepares States to deal with Heat Wave 2017

25/2/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

A national workshop on Preparation of Heat Wave Action Plan was recently organised in Hyderabad . Discussions were held with all stakeholders resolvin ...

Fourth series of Sovereign Gold Bonds

25/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The government is set to issue series IV sovereign gold bond scheme on 17 March. For distribution of the bonds, commission shall be paid at 1% of the ...

HRIDAY

25/2/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Ministry of Urban Development has approved development of 6 km long Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit in Gujarat at a cost of Rs.16.27 cr under the Central S ...

WHO Assessment on National Regulatory Authority of India

24/2/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regul ...

Border Wall

24/2/2017 | Security Issues | Border issues

The Centre has given up its proposal to build a wall along the Pakistan border in Jammu, originally envisaged as a barrier to cross-border terror. Ana ...

Spitzer Space Telescope

24/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly ...

Economic survey on Health and Fertility

23/2/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

According to economic survey 2016-17, despite overall growth, there is a striking evidence of divergence or widening gaps in income as well as consump ...

Multilateral FIs allowed investing in ‘masala bonds’

23/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted multilateral and regional financial institutions to invest in rupee-denominated bonds. This decision aim ...

Project Loon

23/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Researchers at Google have moved a step closer to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide Internet connectivity to billions of people around ...

‘Thubber’

22/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Physics

Engineers have developed a thermally conductive, stretchable rubber (dubbed “thubber”) that could open new doors in the pursuit of flexible electronic ...

IAF inducts indigenous early warning system NETRA

22/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

The IAF has formally inducted the first indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control System Netra. About airborne early warning and control s ...

Index of Economic Freedom report 2017

22/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

The heritage foundation has released Index of Economic freedom report , 2017. Highlights of the report: India ranked at 143rd in an annual index of ec ...

FSSAI constitutes panel to identify nutritional gaps

21/2/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has constituted a Scientific Panel on “Food Fortification and Nutrition” to take the food for ...

Mekadatu project

21/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Karnataka has decided to implement the Rs. 5,912 crore Mekedatu multi-purpose (drinking and power) project that involves building a balancing reservoi ...

Muziris Heritage Project

20/2/2017 | Culture of India | Architecture

The uniquely ambitious Muziris Heritage Project (MHP) is on the cusp of being revitalised. About the Muziris Heritage Project: The Government of Keral ...

Economic Survey on Employment

20/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

According to Economic survey 2016-17, in order to exploit the demographic dividend and meet the growing aspiration of those entering the labor force, ...

India’s rapidly worsening air pollution

20/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to a report on air pollution, India’s rapidly worsening air pollution is causing about 1.1 million people to die prematurely each year and i ...

Cloud Seeding Programme

19/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

Maharashtra Government has approved Rs. 250 crore Cloud Seeding Programme during 2017 monsoon season to produce sufficient rain. Under this programme, ...

GraphAir Technology

19/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology

Graphene is normally grown in a highly-controlled environment with explosive compressed gases, requiring long hours of operation at high temperatures ...

Smaller states and Trade

19/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

According to Economic Survey, Smaller States such as Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Goa trade more, while the net exporters are the manufacturing p ...

ISRO launches 104 satellites in one go

18/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched a record 104 satellites into space on a single rocket from Sriharikota in Andh ...

India’s twin balance sheet problem

18/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Economic Survey 2016-17 devotes an entire section to the twin balance sheet problem of stressed corporates and banks. A solution to the NPA problem mu ...

Food Legumes Research Platform (FLRP)

18/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform (FLRP) by International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Are ...

UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival

18/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The 2017 UNESCO Natural Heritage Festival was held at Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Sairopa, Himachal Pradesh from February 11th to 12th. Th ...

Cabinet approves acquisition of subsidiary banks of State Bank of India

17/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The cabinet approved the proposed merger of State Bank of India (SBI) and five subsidiaries. State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Hy ...

Universal Basic Income

17/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

One of the key take away from the Economic Survey 2017-18 is the mention of Universal Basic Income, a concept that has been in currency recently. Abou ...

Electronics Development Fund

16/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The EDF would put in 10% of the capital in ‘daughter funds’ and the rest would be invested by venture capitalists. Hence, a targeted investment of ?2, ...

The poll Police

16/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission (EC) asked its poll officers in Uttar Pradesh to book editorial heads of one media group for violating the code of conduct by ...

Merger of commodity boards

16/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The commerce ministry is planning the merger of commodity boards and set up an umbrella organisation in order to improve production and exports of pla ...

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

15/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) plans to raise Rs 8,000 crore from various sources to fund projects worth Rs 16,000 crore for t ...

Indian Seed Congress

15/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Indian Seed Congress – 2017 is being held in Kolkata. The theme of Seed Congress is “Seed of Joy” which is very much in line with vision of this gover ...

Indradhanush 2.0

15/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Government plans to come out with ‘Indradhanush 2.0’, a comprehensive plan for recapitalisation of public sector lenders, with a view to make sure the ...

SARTTAC(South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center)

14/2/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

New IMF Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) was recently inaugurated in Delhi for Economic Capacity Building in South Asia. MoU on SART ...

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017

14/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Animal Rights

The Karnataka Assembly passed an amendment bill to legalise Kambala in the state. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 201 ...

Rs 2,845 cr released under AIBP for irrigation projects

13/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Central assistance worth over Rs 2,845 crore has been released for various Extension, Renovation and Modernisation (ERM) irrigation projects under the ...

SEBI to form panel to facilitate crowd funding

13/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Sebi-constituted committee headed by Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy, which will work to boost India's thriving start-up ecosystem. The aim is ...

Counter-radicalisation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

13/2/2017 | International Affairs | Asean

India is planning to host a conference on counter-radicalisation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in October 2017. It will prov ...

Arunachal Becomes First NE State to Implement e-Cabinet

12/2/2017 | Indian Polity | State Executive

Arunachal Pradesh has become the first state in the northeast to implement e-Cabinet solution for the state cabinet members. Using this system, the ca ...

Rip Tides

12/2/2017 | Geography | Hydrology

The phenomenon of 'killer rip tides' is being studied by ISRO in collaboration with a private lifeguard agency appointed by the Goa government to safe ...

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

11/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Union Cabinet has approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA) to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate. Main ...

Aadhaar card is mandatory for PDS

11/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

In a significant step to reform the Public Distribution System (PDS), the government has made Aadhar card mandatory for receiving subsidised foodgrain ...

RBI to set up panel on strengthening cyber security

11/2/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

In a bid to strengthen cyber security system, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to set up an inter-disciplinary panel on cyber security to e ...

India to host the first meeting of national security advisers of BIMSTEC countries

10/2/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India will host the first meeting of national security advisers of BIMSTEC countries in the coming months to cooordinate action against terrorism, ext ...

56th Meeting of the Central Geological Programming Board

10/2/2017 | Geography | Geological issues

The 56th Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB) meeting of the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines is being held in New Delhi Dur ...

Annual Maritime Power Conference – 2017

9/2/2017 | India and the world | Indo Myanmar

The National Maritime Foundation (NMF) is conducting its Annual Maritime Power Conference-2017 at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA ...

CBDT signs four ‘Advance Pricing Agreements’

9/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has announced signing of four more unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs). The four APAs signed pertain ...

Motion of Thanks

9/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Lok Sabha passed a Motion of Thanks on President Pranab Mukherjee's address to the joint sitting of Parliament. The motion was passed by the House ...

Irrawaddy dolphins

8/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Ecology

According to the latest census, Chilika lagoon remains the primary habitat of Irrawaddy dolphins. Bhitarkania appears to be the second main habitat of ...

Wheat Rust

8/2/2017 | Geography | Agriculture

Wheat in Africa, Asia and Europe is increasingly threatened by fresh groups of wheat rust; the United Nations agricultural agency is highlighting the ...

The Asia LPG Summit

7/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The WLPGA Asia LPG Summit was recently inaugurated in Delhi. In this event, India showcased its various initiatives such as the Ujjwala, Direct Benefi ...

Central Pollution Control Board assessing oil spill

7/2/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is analysing samples from the oil spill resulting from a collision between two ships off the coast of Tamil ...

Single-dose Zika vaccine

7/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

A new Zika vaccine candidate has potential to protect against the virus with a single dose and is the first to show long-lasting protection in animals ...

India to host key RCEP meeting

6/2/2017 | International Affairs | Asean

India would host the negotiations for mega trade deal RCEP which aims at liberalising norms for trade in goods and services and boost investment among ...

Budget 2017-18 and Farmers

6/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Agriculture is expected to grow at 4.1% in the current year Credit About 40% of the small and marginal farmers avail credit from the cooperative struc ...

Corporate average fuel efficiency (CAFE) norms

6/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

From 1 April, India adopts CAFE, or corporate average fuel efficiency, norms. About CAFÉ norms: CAFC regulations were proposed by the Ministry of Powe ...

Himachal Pradesh overtakes Kerala in learning outcomes: ASER

6/2/2017 | Social Issues | Education

According to Status of Education Report (ASER) 2016, students of Himachal Pradesh stand ahead of Kerala and all other states in terms of learning outc ...

Economic Survey wants modification of FRBM Act

5/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

India has “changed utterly” over the last 13 years since the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) was enshrined in law for prudent fisca ...

Why Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme failed

5/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Capital market

Union Budget 2017 has proposed to discontinue the benefit of tax deduction for investments in the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS), introduc ...

Nagaland Protest

5/2/2017 | Indian Polity | States

Nagaland has been under strife since the announcement of civic bodies’ poll, the matter reaching its peak in the last week. The Nagaland civic bodies’ ...

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent"

4/2/2017 | Geography | Geomorphological and Geological issues

Nagaland has been under strife since the announcement of civic bodies’ poll, the matter reaching its peak in the last week. The Nagaland civic bodies’ ...

Electoral Bonds

4/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

In order to structure the political funding better and to bring transparency, government has introduced ‘electoral bonds,' for which the government is ...

Budget proposals will help clean up political funding

3/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

Government accepted the recommendations of Election commission to cap the anonymous donation to donation to Rs2, 000, down from Rs20,000. This proposa ...

CRISPR Variant Produces Tuberculosis-Resistant Cows

3/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

A team of researchers from China has successfully utilized an innovative form of the genome-editing technique CRISPR to insert a new gene into the cow ...

Budget And Women Welfare

3/2/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

In the Union Budget 2017-’18 Finance Minister announced a hike in budget allocation for the welfare of women and children, from Rs 1.56 lakh crore las ...

Labour migration

2/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

According to Economic survey 2016-17, Inter-state migration of workers in India has increased substantially to 90 lakh annually between 2011-16 compar ...

Core Industries growth

2/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 38 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). The combined Index of Eigh ...

Budget 2017-2018

2/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

Agenda and priorities Agenda for 2017-18 is : “Transform, Energise and Clean India” – TEC India TEC India seeks to: a) Transform the quality of govern ...

Economic Survey 2016-17

1/2/2017 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

India’s economic growth has been pegged at 6.5 per cent for the current fiscal, down from 7.6 per cent recorded in the last financial year, but is exp ...

Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign

1/2/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

A nationwide Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign was launched on January 30, which is also marked as Anti-Leprosy Day. About this campaign: Early detect ...

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