Joint parliament standing committee clears bankruptcy law

30/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The joint parliament standing committee has cleared the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code, 2015. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in December 2015. A ...

Panel suggest amendments in Consumer Protection Bill, 2015

29/4/2016 | Governance Issues | bill

In its report on the Consumer Protection Bill 2015, a parliamentary panel has suggested legal teeth to make celebrities accountable for misleading adv ...

TFA(Trade Facilitation Agreement)

29/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India has submitted the instrument of ratification of the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) to the World Trade Organization. The TFA was concluded at ...

RRB Amendment Bill 2015

28/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Banking

The parliament in an effort to revamp the RRBs passed the RRB Amendment Act to amend the RRB Act, 1976. Main provisions of the act are- Total Authoriz ...

Shyam Benegal committee submits recommendations on film certification

28/4/2016 | Culture of India | Art and Culture

A committee chaired by eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal has submitted its recommendations to the government. Recommendation of committee: CBFC should o ...

Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP)

28/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Indian government is exploring the feasibility of establishing WHO-approved Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) facility for yellow fever drugs ...

RBI to harmonise bank, NBFC norms

27/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to simplify the registration process for non-banking finance companies (NBFCs). The new application forms will ...

Centre’s nod for NIMZ in Medak

27/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The government has granted the final approval to the National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) at Zaheerabad in Medak district, Telangana. The ...

Draft on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

26/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, being negotiated by 16 countries, in its current form could impact the many developing c ...

Panama disease stalks banana cultivation in Kerala

26/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The Panama disease caused by a soil-borne fungus is threatening banana crops across Kerala It is posing a potential crisis for farmers, even as global ...

Centre issues notification for protection of Good Samaritans

25/4/2016 | Social Issues | Legal issues

The government has issued a notification for the protection of Good Samaritans in the wake of the Supreme Court (SC) direction on helping accident vic ...

UDAY bonds

25/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

Eight states have issued bonds worth over Rs 98,959.96 crore under UDAY Bonds scheme in 2015-16, which is aimed at improving operational and financial ...

Silica aerogel

24/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology

Scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, India's premier rocket lab recently manufactured the world's lightest material cal ...

India Overtakes China As Top FDI Destination

24/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

According to report released by financial times, for the first time in years, India has replaced China as the top destination for FDI. India attracted ...

National Sample Survey (NSS) report on open defecation

23/4/2016 | Social Issues | Health

According to national sample survey , more than half of people in rural areas still go for open defecation though things seems to be changing after co ...

Shipping industry: Synergy to anchor ports push

23/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Several investments have been proposed and Memorandum of Understandings have been inked by ministry of Shipping with the main focus on creating a stro ...

Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015

22/4/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

American President Obama signs the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act,which will help protect American workers and businesses in a global ec ...

Great Barrier Reef: 93% of reefs hit by coral bleaching

22/4/2016 | Environment | Ocean Research

According to a recently conducted survey on Great Barrier reef, almost 93% of reefs on the Great Barrier Reef have been hit by coral bleaching. This i ...

FDI inflows In 2015

21/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India has received an all-time high annual foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2015. This surge is led by the inflows into the services sector rather t ...

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook

21/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Institutions

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook (April 2016) tells us that the world economy will grow at 3.2 per cent in purchasing po ...

ISBN Portal

20/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Union government has launched a portal for registration and allotment of International Standard Book Number (ISBN) . The ISBN portal is a part of cent ...

Risk of Chewless Tobacco

20/4/2016 | Social Issues | Health

The Delhi government has banned for one year the sale, purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including "guktha, pan masala, khaini an ...

Problem With Polio vaccine

19/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

The World Health Organization has given countries two weeks to replace a problem polio vaccine blamed for some outbreaks of the crippling disease. The ...

South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)

18/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

The Union Cabinet has given its nod for India adopting the statute of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) which will help in checking ...

Maritime India Summit 2016 (MIS 2016)

18/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Maritime India Summit 2016 (MIS 2016) has been organized from April 14-16, 2016 at Mumbai, India. It is a maiden flagship initiative of the Ministry o ...

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)

17/4/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Supreme Court on Monday recalled its 2013 judgment on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and has now paved the way for a single ent ...

Law to increase workers’ bonus faces fresh hurdle

17/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Government has passed the Payments of Bonus(Amendment ) Act, 2015 which aims to doubl the statutory bonus paid to employees and made more workers elig ...

Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)

16/4/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

India and the US agreed to Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) to enable both militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repai ...

Govt. imposes anti-dumping duty on N-Butyl Alcohol

16/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The government has imposed an anti-dumping duty of up to $149 on imports of a chemical used in fermentation of sugar from five countries, including th ...

National Sample survey Report: Elderly women In India

15/4/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The latest National Sample Survey report on ‘Health in India’ notes that the share of 60-plus women is higher than that of men in both rural and urban ...

Government Launches Intellectual Property Information Portal

15/4/2016 | Science Affairs | IPR

The government has launched a portal which will act as a single window interface for information on intellectual property and provide guidance on leve ...

Road to Smart Cities not smooth

14/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Across the world, the stride of migration from rural to urban areas is increasing. By 2050, about 70 per cent of the population will be living in citi ...

Quantum spin liquid

13/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Physics

An international team of scientists has successfully detected a mysterious new state of matter that causes electrons, thought to be nature’s indivisib ...

Poor status of health cover in India: NSS (National Sample survey)

12/4/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Recently a survey was released by NSS(National Sample survey) on the status of health insurance cover in India. In India Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojan ...

Conservation of Olive Ridleys

12/4/2016 | Environment | Wildlife

Wildlife authorities have launched a massive exercise to conserve Olive Ridley turtles in the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in Andhra Pradesh. The ...

World Bank Group Climate Change Action Plan

11/4/2016 | Environment | Climate

The World Bank has released a climate change action plan that would help developing countries to work towards a more environment-friendly development. ...

Impact of 7th Pay Commission On Housing inflation index

11/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Inflation

The implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) awards can have a significant impact of inflation on housing and transportation sectors ...

New Computer Related Invention(CRI) guidelines

10/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

With an aim to foster uniformity in the field of patents on computer related inventions, Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade ma ...

HSPD-6 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive)

10/4/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

An ambitious plan for exchange of information on terrorists on a real time basis between India and the US has been dropped from the proposed Homeland ...

National Hydrology Project

9/4/2016 | Geography | Water

Government has given its approval to Implementation of the National Hydrology Project. It will be a central sector scheme with a total outlay of Rs. 3 ...

New Solid Waste Management Rules

9/4/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The Environment Ministry has revised Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years. These new rules are now applicable beyond municipal areas and will e ...

First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for the year 2016-17

8/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released its first bi- monthly statement for the year 2016-17. Main highlights: The central bank cut the repo rate ...

Government Issues New Rules On Management Of Hazardous Waste

8/4/2016 | Environment | Pollution

Government has released new rules for management of hazardous wastes which for the first time include a separate category of items like tyre, metal sc ...

Modi visit to Saudi Arabia

8/4/2016 | India and the world | India Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the final leg of his recent three nation visit stopped at Saudi Arabia. He visited the nation to enhance the s ...

Government bid to allow foreign funding of parties

7/4/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The government has proposed an amendment with retrospective effect that will allow political parties to accept donations from overseas companies whose ...

Bihar Government imposes complete ban on alcohol

7/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Bihar Government has taken a decision to completely ban on all types of liquor (alcohol) throughout the state including Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IM ...

Ballast water and invasive species

6/4/2016 | Environment | Water

A recent survey by the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, had recorded the presence of as many as 10 invasive species ...

Kalasa-Banduri Nala diversion project

6/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Inter-State Disputes

Karnataka has decided to send an all-party delegation to the Centre seeking PM intervention for an amicable settlement of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala dive ...

Dispute on AMU minority status

6/4/2016 | Social Issues | Minorities

The row over minority status of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) intensified with the Centre informing the Supreme Court that it would withdraw the ...

NITI Aayog finalises Model Act for farm land lease

5/4/2016 | Indian Polity | Agriculture

An expert panel appointed by NITI Aayog has submitted its recommendations to create a model law to formalize leasing of agricultural land. In Septembe ...

Vidyut PRAVAH

4/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Energy

The government has launched " Vidyut PRAVAH -Electricity, Price Availability and Highlights" mobile application. The mobile application provides highl ...

Vultures And NSAID(Non – Steroid Anti- Inflammatory Drug)

4/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

In 2015, The Kerala state government has withdrawn Ketoprofen, a non – steroid anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) used extensively for veterinary purpose ...

New e- Commerce Norms

3/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Recently government has clarified its policy on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in e-commerce and online retail consumer businesses that operate as ma ...

Core sectors expand by 5.7%

3/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

Output from the eight core infrastructure industries grew at the fastest pace in 15 months, clocking a 5.7 per cent growth in February. Highlights Coa ...

Sand-eating tadpoles

2/4/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

A group of scientists discovered sand-eating tadpole in the southern Western Ghats. These tadpole lives in total darkness, until it fully develops int ...

Budget sets priorities for government spending

2/4/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Budget 2016-17 has introduced a new classification system for the Centre’s spending. The new system divides Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) into thr ...

Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS)

1/4/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

Union Minister for Minority Affairs recently launched innovative entrepreneurship and skill development programme of Maulana Azad National Academy for ...

Anti-Lock Braking System

1/4/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport

The government has made compulsory that all models of two-wheelers need to be fitted with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and combined braking system ( ...

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