Rise of Anti biotic resistance

31/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

A new superbug carrying mcr -1 gene is found in USA which is resistant to an antibiotic drug called colistin . Collistin is considered as a last resor ...

A big boost for public health

31/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is no longer a major public health problem in the South-East Asia region. As immunisation coverage and access to m ...

G - 7 summit

30/5/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

Japan hosted the 42nd G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. The G7 Ise-Shima Summit is the first G7 Summit to be convened in Asia since the Summit in Toyako, Hokkai ...

Report On Climate Change: WMO

30/5/2016 | Environment | Climate |Read more

Climate change made 2011-2015 the warmest five-year period on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) state of the global c ...

Labour Force in India

30/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment |Read more

There is increase in number of young people entering into work force in India. It is estimated that this number would be around 300 million in 2025. B ...

India and Nuclear Supplier Group(NSG)

29/5/2016 | India and the world | External Security |Read more

There is ongoing tussle between India and China on the issue of Indian membership in NSG. China had opposed India’s bid to get NSG membership on the g ...

AMRUT

29/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

The Centre has approved an investment of over Rs 5,530 crore for providing basic infrastructure in over 110 cities across six states under AMRUT schem ...

Indian Ocean Rim nations to boost cooperation on SEZs

28/5/2016 | India and the world | International Institutions |Read more

Indian Ocean Rim nations decided to evolve a regional mechanism for cooperation on Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in order to boost exports. This was de ...

Gender Pay gap in India

28/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

According to the recently released Monster Salary Index, there exists a huge gender pay gap in India. Highlights of the report: There is gender pay ga ...

Indian PM visited Iran

28/5/2016 | India and the world | Indo-Iran |Read more

Indian Prime minister completed his two day visit to Iran by signing 12 agreements which are important both strategically and economically. Modi’s vis ...

Potassium Bromate

27/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The latest study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has claimed that many bread, burger and pizza samples contained potassium bromated(Kb ...

Payment banks

27/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

There is withdrawl of applications to open payment banks by major business houses due to its not so profitable nature. Tech Mahindra/ Sun Pharma promo ...

Draft on National Capital Goods Policy

27/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval for National Capital Goods Policy. This is first ever policy for Capital Goods ...

Arctic and Antarctica Ice cover

26/5/2016 | Geography | Climate |Read more

A new NASA-led study has found the reason behind slight increase in ice cover surrounding Antarctica It is in sharp contrast to the drastic loss of se ...

Obama visit to Vietnam

26/5/2016 | International Affairs | geopolitical issues |Read more

U.S. President Barack Obama has lifted a decades-old arms export embargo on Vietnam. Obama is the third president of USA to visited Vietnam. Analysis ...

Gulf remittances to India fall by 2.2%

25/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

Remittances from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region to India declined for the first time in six years, falling by 2.2%, according to a report f ...

India successfully launches reusable launch vehicle RLV-TD

25/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

India has successfully launched the first technology demonstrator of indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), capable of launching satellites ...

‘Qora’

24/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

The government has launched an indigenously developed “affordable” faecal incontinence management system ‘Qora’. This innovative medical device has be ...

Red Line Campaign

23/5/2016 | Governance Issues | Health |Read more

The global review of Antimicrobial Resistance which is chaired by economist Jim O’Neill has appreciated a public awareness campaign of India : " Medic ...

Mahseer fish

23/5/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

Himachal Pradesh government has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of golden mahseer. The population of t ...

Hybrid annuity model for highways

22/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Investment Models |Read more

According to a report by rating agency ICAR, the hybrid annuity model for awarding highway contracts introduced by the government last year, has begun ...

SEBI tightens norms to curb black money inflow

22/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Capital market |Read more

Capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) tightened rules on issue of participatory notes (P-notes) or off-shore derivati ...

Resolution introduced to bring India on par with NATO allies

22/5/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

A Congressional resolution aiming to bring India on par with NATO allies in terms of trade and technology transfer besides elevating its "status" in e ...

Himalayan brown bears

21/5/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity |Read more

The J&K Wildlife Department has recorded its first ever sighting of a group of eight Himalayan brown bears in Kargil’s Drass Sector. The sighting is c ...

Draft on National Policy for Women

21/5/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Centre has come up with draft on national policy for women with the main aim of “re-scripting” women’s empowerment by following a “socially inclusive ...

SC upholds law on criminal defamation

20/5/2016 | Indian Polity | Judiciary |Read more

The Supreme Court upheld the Constitutional validity of criminal defamation laws as provided under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code. Supr ...

Last Two Decades of Poverty and Well-Being in India: World bank Report

20/5/2016 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

India has successfully decreased poverty level over the last decade. Though this decline was faster and more broad-based than in the preceding decades ...

INFRACON, ePACE and up-Scaled INAM PRO launched

19/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The government has launched ePACE, INFRACON and an updated version of INAMPRO, three innovative IT initiatives of the Ministry of Road Transport & Hig ...

Indian economy poised to grow 7.3 % in 2016:. United nations

18/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

India’s economy is “slowly gaining momentum” and is projected to grow by 7.3 per cent this year, acoording to a report released by United nation. High ...

Helium microscope

18/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Physics |Read more

The World-first scanning helium microscope has been built by Australian researchers. This discovery “open doors” for many new discoveries by allowing ...

Health Protection Scheme (HPS)

17/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Health Protection Scheme (HPS) was announced in the Union Budget 2016 . With this, the government has announced its plans to roll out a health pro ...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

17/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Poverty |Read more

The Centre has launched the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for three states — Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. This scheme ...

New IPR (Intellectual Property Rights ) policy

16/5/2016 | Science Affairs | IPR |Read more

The government has announced a new intellectual property policy, speeding up the online registration of patents and trademarks. The new policy seeks t ...

Syncytin-1

16/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

More than 25 million years ago, a virus infected primates and left some genetic material behind. Many such viral genes were passed on to future genera ...

Smart Paper

15/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Scientists have created smart paper with sensing capabilities that can respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital world. The method relies ...

Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database

15/5/2016 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization ( ...

Supreme Court quashes TRAI’s call drop rules

14/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

The Supreme Court has provided massive relief to the telecom service providers by quashing Telecom Consumers Protection (Ninth Amendment) Regulations, ...

Slow Job Growth In India

13/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment |Read more

The Labour Bureau of the Ministry of Labour has compiled data for job creation in labour-intensive non-agricultural sectors each quarter since the 200 ...

India And Mauritius Amend Tax Treaty

13/5/2016 | India and the world | Indo-Mauritius |Read more

In order to curb tax evasion, preventing round-tripping of funds and treaty abuse, India and Mauritius inked a protocol to amend the existing conventi ...

National Rural Livelihood Mission/ Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Anotodya Yojana

13/5/2016 | Social Issues | Rural Development |Read more

Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) was launched by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India in Jun ...

Larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

12/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Supreme Court directed all tobacco companies to implement the rule mandating 85% pictorial warnings on packets of tobacco products. The Cigarettes ...

Bankruptcy code passed by Lok Sabha

12/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill passed in the Lok Sabha . It is a ‘watershed’ reform that will facilitate ease of doing business by identifyin ...

Jan Aushadhi Scheme

11/5/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Jan Aushadhi, the government scheme to make quality drugs available at affordable prices, was relaunched with private participation. Non-governmental ...

Next-Generation DNA Sequencing

11/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology |Read more

The UK’s first baby resulting from an embryo that was screened using next-generation DNA sequencing has been born in Oxford. This method uses a revolu ...

The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016

10/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

To regulate the acquisition, dissemination, publication and distribution of geospatial information of India which is likely to affect the security, so ...

Sagarmala port project

10/5/2016 | Geography | Infrastructure |Read more

National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) under the chairmanship of Sh. Nitin Gadkari has approved the national perspective plan on Sagarmala port proj ...

Mogao caves

9/5/2016 | India and the world | Indo China |Read more

Recent studies have revealed that Dunhuang in China was a major point of intersection between India and China along the ancient Silk Road. Dunhuang ho ...

Minimum monthly wage for contract workers

9/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

The minimum wage for contract workers has been increased to Rs 10,000 per month. This wage hike has been done based on a Supreme Court verdict. The mo ...

Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

8/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy |Read more

The Lok Sabha recently approved the Finance Bill 2016 which included an amendment to the RBI Act, 1934 to set up monetary policy committee(MPC) in ord ...

Alloxan

7/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Alloxan, a chemical allegedly used in the manufacture of refined flour, faced the prospect of limitations on its use after a litigant approached the M ...

The global growth decline deepens

7/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector |Read more

International Monetary fund again downgraded the world economic growth in its recently released report. Highlights Among advanced economies, the Unite ...

Direct Taxes in India

6/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

India’s income tax department released time series data for the period 2000-01 to 2014-15 in an attempt to enhance transparency and encourage analysis ...

Core sector output accelerates to 16-month high of 6.4 %

5/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

The combined output of eight crucial infrastructure sectors jumped to a 16-month high of 6.4 per cent in March due to a double-digit growth in refiner ...

Banks Board Bureau (BBB): Benefits and challenges

4/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

Banks Board Bureau (BBB) was formed in 2016 as a part of Indradhanush programme to revamp state-run banks. Former CAG Vinod Rai was appointed as the f ...

Real Estate Act comes into force

4/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

The much awaited and widely acclaimed Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 has come into force from May 1, 2016. As per the notification ...

Solar flares

3/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

There were some disturbances in Swedish airport last year due to earth's magnetic field near the area. These disturbances in the magnetic field were c ...

Parliament passes Constitution (Schedule Caste) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016

2/5/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Parliament, with the Rajya Sabha expressing it's approval. The Lok Sabh ...

NGT halts Tawang hydro power project

2/5/2016 | Environment | Energy |Read more

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has suspended the Union Environment Ministry’s clearance for hydro power project in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. The c ...

IRNSS or NAVIC

1/5/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The seventh satellite to make up the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), called the IRNSS-1G, has been launched into space via the Po ...

Peer- to- Peer lending

1/5/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

The Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) has come out with a discussion paper to regulate the fast- growing crowd- funding and peer- to- peer ( P2P) lending s ...

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