Cyclone Mora

31/5/2017 | Geography | Climate

Cyclone Mora has formed in the east-central part of Bay of Bengal and it is expected to move towards the north-east part of India. According to the In ...

Zika Virus

31/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The Union Health Ministry has confirmed that three cases of Zika were reported from Ahmedabad in January. About ZIKA virus Zika virus is a member of t ...

G 7 summit

31/5/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The 43rd G7 summit was held in the picturesque mountain-side town of Taormina in Sicily, Italy. Who are the members of G7? The Group of Seven (G7) is ...

Akash missiles

30/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

The Defence Ministry has decided to cancel the Army’s global contest for Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SR-SAM) systems and instead procure two a ...

North Eastern Council

30/5/2017 | Indian Polity | States

Meeting of the North Eastern Council was recently held under the chairmanship of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North ...

India bans sale of unproductive cattle for slaughter

29/5/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

The Indian government has issued tough new rules to suppress the trade in aged, unproductive livestock for slaughter. Main highlights of the guideline ...

New Definition of Start up in India

29/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which is the nodal body for Start-up India, has amended the definition of a start-up. As per ...

Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016

29/5/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

President has given his assent to the long-pending Prohibition of Child Marriage (Karnataka amendment) Bill, 2016, giving greater powers to the police ...

Centre approves phasing out of 25-year-old FIPB

28/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Cabinet has decided to abolish Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). This decision is taken by the government because in the last three years 91- ...

Paytm Payments Bank

28/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Paytm has finally rolled out its Payments Bank. The digital wallet and e-commerce service provider received the final license from RBI for the ban. Wi ...

Strategic Partnership (SP) model

28/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The government’s ambitious Strategic Partnership (SP) model for promoting Indian private industry participation in defence manufacturing has come into ...

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

27/5/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is being held in Cancun, Mexico. The Global Platform is the most important international forum de ...

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)

27/5/2017 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS at Kamrup (North Guwahati Revenue circle). The cost of the project is Rs.1123 ...

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

26/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Around the world, nearly 1.6 billion people are affected by a group of diseases which is called neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). About Neglected tr ...

Combustible ice

26/5/2017 | Geography | Resources

China has become the first country in the world to have extracted combustible ice from the bottom of the South China Sea. For the Chinese, it can be a ...

Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA)

26/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) colloquially called “Bad Bank” is a proposed agency to assume the Non-Performing Assets (NPA) of ...

Largest map of universe

25/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

Astronomers have created the first map of the large-scale structure of the universe based entirely on the positions of quasars. These quasars are so f ...

Action plan for Pampa conservation

25/5/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A seven-point action plan for the conservation of pampa has been chalked out. The document, named Pampa Declaration, delineates a comprehensive plan t ...

Benami Transactions Act of 2016

24/5/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

Via the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act 1988, parliament has totally prohibited the Benami transactions and made it an offence, prohibiting all ...

Annual Meeting of African Development Bank

24/5/2017 | India and the world | Indo Africa

The 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development bank are being held in Gandhinagar. This is the first time that the Annual Meetings of AfDB are be ...

Cobra Lilya

24/5/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

Two species of genus Arisaema, or cobra lily, have been spotted in the wild after 84 years. One species was found in Thia Shola, the other was spotted ...

Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty

23/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit S ...

New member of ISA(International Solar Alliance)

23/5/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The island of Nauru which is the world’s smallest republic has become the sixth country to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework pac ...

Indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR)

22/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science

In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet has ...

Objectives of Demonetization

22/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Objectives of Demonetization Demonetisation is a radical unprecedented step by the Government to seize the status of 500 and 1000 currency notes. The ...

Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2014

22/5/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Bill seeks to amend the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971. The Act provides for the speedy eviction of unauthorised o ...

Cabinet approves Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

21/5/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to Pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program which now has been extended to all districts of the ...

World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking

21/5/2017 | Geography | Energy

India has climbed up to the 26th position in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking – up 73 spots from the 99th rank in 2014. India has taken ...

Impact of Demonetisation

21/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Short term impact Stock of black money fell, as some holders came into the tax net Private sector wealth declined, since some high denomination notes ...

China evokes Panchsheel principles to address India's concerns

20/5/2017 | India and the world | Indo China

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed five principles of peaceful co-existence or Panchsheel — the brainchild of China, India and Myanmar in the 1950s ...

Indian mission adopt UJALA scheme in UK

20/5/2017 | India and the world | Indo Europe

The Indian High Commission in London along with Vedanta Group will be among the first to adopt India’s UJALA scheme of replacing all their old lamps w ...

Universal Basic income: Economic Survey 2016-17

20/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

Guiding Principles of Setting up UBI Define the non-deserving based on ownership of Key assets (for instance a person owing automobile or Air Conditio ...

WannaCry

19/5/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

The WannaCry ransomware attack has hit about 150 countries globally, including Russia and the US. In India, five or six isolated instances have been r ...

Pradhan mantri gram sadak yojana

19/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

The Centre will soon begin work on a Rs. 11,000-crore project to provide road connectivity to 44 Naxal-affected districts, including Sukma in Chhattis ...

India’s constitutional provisions that favour creation of GST

19/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

India’s constitutional provisions that favour creation of GST : Article 301 establishes the fundamental principle that India must be a common market: ...

Antikythera Mechanism’s discovery

18/5/2017 | International Affairs | Greece

On 17th may, 1902, Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais found a corroded chunk of metal which turned out to be part of the world's first computer and be ...

National surveillance programme for aquatic animal diseases

18/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The national surveillance programme for aquatic animal diseases in India, one of the largest fish disease surveillance programme implemented in the co ...

Industrial, corporate and Infrastructure sectors

18/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) which is a volume index with base year of 2004-05 has shown a modest growth of 0.4 percent. The index compris ...

Anti-pneumonia vaccine as part of Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP)

17/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

India has rolled out anti-pneumonia vaccine as part of the government’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The vaccine will protect children agai ...

Public affairs index 2017

17/5/2017 | Governance Issues | Service delivery

Public affairs index (PAI) for the year 2017 has been released. Highlights of the index: Kerala and Tamil Nadu - secured first and second rankings in ...

Agriculture and Food Management : Economic Survey 2016-17

17/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

During the South West Monsoon Season (June-September) of the country as a whole received rainfall which was 97 per cent of its long period average (LP ...

Ebola

16/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The World Health Organization has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa. More than 11,000 people died in the Eb ...

Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)

16/5/2017 | Indian Polity | Panchayati Raj

The 74th Constitutional Amendment Act of India lays the foundation for a sustainable Urban Governance System in the Country. It has led to the formati ...

One Belt One Road (OBOR) Summit

15/5/2017 | India and the world | Indo China

India has skipped One Belt One Road (OBOR) project summit as a part of it passes through the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. India categorically stated tha ...

Special Category Status

15/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The concept for first introduced in 1969 to provide disadvantaged states with preferential in the form of centralassistance and tax breaks. The states ...

Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS)

15/5/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme Court’s Integrated Case Management Information System (ICMIS) was recently launched Indian Prime minister. About Integrated-Case-Management-In ...

Monetary Management

14/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy

The Government amended the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 to provide for inflation targeting once in every Five years and provide for a statutory con ...

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

14/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

According to the National Policy on Marine Fisheries, 2017, Indian fishing fleet will not engage in ‘Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated’ (IUU) fishin ...

Multidrug-resistant TB will rise in India

14/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Lancet Infectious Disease journal has forecast an increase in drug-resistant tuberculosis cases in the four high-burden countries, including India, an ...

Panel on Consumption of Fat, Sugar and Salt (FSS)

13/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

An expert panel set up by food regulator FSSAI has recommended additional tax on highly processed food items and sugar-laced beverages as well as a ba ...

The Role Of Apparel And Leather In Low Skill Manufacturing

13/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

India needs to generate jobs that are formal , productive, have the potential for broader social transformations and can generate exports and growth. ...

India elected as President of UN-Habitat

12/5/2017 | International Affairs | United Nations

India has been elected as the President of the UN-Habitat. UN-Habitat is an organ of the United Nations Organisation (UNO), which reports to the Unite ...

Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse

12/5/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

Department of Biotechnology and Netherlands Science Agency have announced a joint call for proposals for cleaning the Barapullah drain under the Proje ...

Improvements in MGNREGA: Economic Survey 2016-17

12/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is the largest social security scheme in the world that guarantees 100 days of unskil ...

Japan pitches for Chabahar port

11/5/2017 | India and the world | Indo Japan

Japan is looking forward to invest in the Chabahar Port project with the Indian government. Japan pitching in with funds in support for India’s develo ...

External Sector: Economic Survey 2016-17

11/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

External Sector: Economic Survey 2016-17 The current account deficit has declined to reach about 0.3 percent of GDP in the first half of FY2017 The tr ...

Reasons of failure to curb NPAs

10/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Loss recognition : The Asset Quality Review was meant to force banks to recognise the true state of their balance sheets. However banks still continue ...

Doctrine of “SAMADHAN’

10/5/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Home Minister has enunciated an operational strategy ‘SAMADHAN’ to fight Left Wing Extremism. The elements of this strategy are S for Smart Leader ...

A way to use water to convert methane into methanol

10/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Chemistry

Scientists have developed a one-step process that uses water to convert methane to methanol. This new way to turn methane into methanol using only wat ...

Government gives more power to RBI to identify bad loans and tackle them

9/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act, preparing ground to take tough action against chronic ...

SEBI finalises norms for listing of green bonds

9/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Regulator SEBI(Security Exchange Board of India) has finalized norms for issuance and listing of green bonds, which will help in raising funds from ca ...

No-fly draft rules

8/5/2017 | Geography | Transport

The government announced draft rules for a national no-fly list that proposes a flying ban from three months to two years or beyond for unruly passeng ...

Karnataka to amend the Prevention of Animal Cruelty act to legalise Kambala

8/5/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

Karnataka govenment has decided to move a amendment to the Prevention of the Animal Cruelty act of 1960 by removing the "sport" of Kambala and bullock ...

Measures taken by RBI for resolution of NPAs: Economic Survey 2016-17

8/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Measures taken by RBI for resolution of NPAs 5/25 rule of refinancing of Infrastructure : This scheme offered a larger window for revival of stressed ...

South Asia Satellite

7/5/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfe ...

AFSPA continues to be in force in Assam

7/5/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union Home Ministry has again declared Assam a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, citing violent activities by insurgen ...

Universal Basic Income

7/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

Even after three decades of sustained economic growth and a proliferation of welfare schemes, roughly one in three Indians still live below the povert ...

Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to launch green-concept based State Data Centre

6/5/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

Himachal Pradesh became the first state in the country to have a State Data Centre (SDC), designed using green data centre concept. The SDC will offer ...

Himachal Pradesh launches artificial propagation programme of mahseer fish for conservation

6/5/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Himachal Pradesh fisheries department has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of Golden Mahseer fish. Unde ...

World Press Freedom Index 2017

6/5/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

World Press Freedom Index for the year 2017 has been released by Reporters without Borders (RSF). Highlights of the index: Norway came out top of the ...

Infrastructure Investment Trusts

6/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The $668 million initial public offering of IRB InvIT Fund, India's first-ever infrastructure investment trust, drew a reasonably strong demand from i ...

Banganapalle mango

6/5/2017 | Science Affairs | IPR

Banganapalle mango has received the geographical indication (GI) tag, making Andhra Pradesh the owner of the variety that originates in its Kurnool di ...

eVIN Project

5/5/2017 | Social Issues | Health

India’s electronic vaccine intelligence network project also known as eVIN project has got the attention of five countries. Philippines, Indonesia, Ba ...

Swachh Survekshan-2017

5/5/2017 | Governance Issues | Sanitation

According to the Swachh Survekshan 2017, Indore is India’s cleanest city. This survey was conducted in 434 cities and towns of the country. Other top ...

National Steel Policy (NSP) 2017

4/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

National steel policy which aims to achieve steelmaking capacity of 300 million tonnes by 2030 with an additional investment of Rs 10 lakh crore has b ...

SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters)

4/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The government has approved a new Rs6,000 crore central scheme ‘SAMPADA’ for the 2016-20 period with an aim to boost processing of marine and agricult ...

One IP- Two Dispensaries scheme And Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission scheme

3/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment has launched two schemes “One IP- Two Dispensaries” and “Aadhaar based Online Claim Submission” on t ...

Employment under PMEGP falls 9.5%

3/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

According to a study conducted by ASSOCHAM job opportunities under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) fell over 9.5% year-on ...

Basava Jayanthi 2017

2/5/2017 | Culture of India | religion

On the occasion of Basava Jayanti 2017, PM Modi released the translated volumes of Vachanas in 23 Indian languages. About Basava: Basavanna Jayanti, o ...

Climate Change and Economic Survey: 2016-17

2/5/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the historic Paris Agreement in 2015 which brings all nations into a common cau ...

Real Estate Regulatory Act, 2016 (RERA)

2/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Real Estate Regulatory Act, 2016 (RERA) is a landmark development in the history of the sector. The Act comes into force on May 1, 2017. Key provi ...

Joint operational doctrine for army, navy, IAF

1/5/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

A "joint doctrine" providing for deeper operational synergies among the army, navy and air force was unveiled with an aim coherently deal with all pos ...

India’s Forex reserve surge by $1.25 Billion

1/5/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves rose by $1.25 billion till the second week of April month. According to the Reserve Bank of India's weekly s ...

Migration and Economic Survey 2016-17

1/5/2017 | Geography | Migeration

Historically, migration of people for working education has been a phenomenon that accompanies the structural transformations of economies and has pav ...

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