Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018

30/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the “Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018”. The vision reiterates the aims of building a “les ...

Rubber sector headed for new crisis

30/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Since the third quarter of the financial year 2014-15 there is unprecedented price fall in rubber production in India (especially Kerala) owing to the ...

Regional connectivity Scheme

30/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

Directorate General of Civil Aviation decision to set up rules which will be less rigorous will be beneficial to Regional connectivity scheme. There w ...

Finance Ministry notified the provisions of the amended Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 to set up MPC

29/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy

Moving a step closer to setting up the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the Finance Ministry notified the provisions of the amended Reserve Bank of In ...

India joins Missile Technology Control Regime(MTCR)

29/6/2016 | Security Issues | Defence

India has become the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) This breakthrough comes days after India announced that it is subscri ...

22nd meeting of Eastern Zonal Council

29/6/2016 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recently chaired the 22nd meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council held at Ranchi, Jharkhand. The Council discussed ...

Infant mortality rate: Target set by Millennium Development Goals not met

28/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Sample Registration System (SRS) Bulletin 2014, is published by the Registrar General of India. This report is released for only 23 states and Union t ...

The challenge of unemployment

28/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The biggest challenge that India faces today is that of unemployment. The Indian Labour and Development Report, 2016 says that the employment has impr ...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

27/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Tourism

The 1st Meeting of National Committee on Ramayan Circuit and National Committee on Krishna Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism ...

Pelindaba Treaty

27/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa

India and Namibia signed two MoUs on Cooperation in the field of geology and mineral resources and Cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy duri ...

Shailesh Nayak committee on Coastal Zone Regulation

27/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Ecology

The Shailesh Nayak Committee of the environment ministry has proposed several relaxations in the coastal zone regulations. These relaxations could pro ...

India’s Failed NSG bid

26/6/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The plenary meeting of the 48-member NSG ended with no decision on India’s membership bid as divisions persisted over admitting non-NPT members with C ...

Increase in Tiger Population In Manas

26/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The second survey to monitor Tiger across the Transboundary Manas Conservation Area (TraMCA), which covers Manas National Park (MNP) on the Indian sid ...

Torpid airports may convert into SEZs

26/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The government is looking at converting some unused airports into special economic zones where aircraft leasing companies can park their planes and sh ...

Cabinet extends UDAY scheme deadline

25/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Cabinet has approved an extension in the deadline for implementing the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) by a year to March 31, 2017. The Cabi ...

Why rail budget

25/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

The NITI Aayog has submitted a 20-page note to the prime minister’s office arguing that the convention of presenting a separate railway budget every y ...

Impact of LED on human health

25/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

According to a report released by the American Medical Association, excessive blue light emitted by light emitting diodes (LED) can adversely impact h ...

PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight

24/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

In its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with ...

T.S.R. Subramanian committee on New Education Policy

24/6/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India submitted the report to the government suggesting measures ...

Karnala Bird Sanctuary (KBS)

23/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has made a provision of Rs 58 crore to mitigate the impact of widening of a National Highway-17 stretch pa ...

AYUSH(Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy)

23/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Indian government has decided to popularize AYUSH internationally by sending out experts to all the members countries of United Nation. About AYUSH AY ...

Visit of President to Namibia

23/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa

President of India has visited Namibia from 15 - 17 June. President Mukherjee addressed the Joint Session of Namibian Parliament on June 16. The issue ...

Yellow Fever Vaccination facility inaugurated at Tuticorin

22/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Government has introduced yellow fever vaccination facility at VO Chidambaranar Port, one of the top 12 major ports in the country. This will be the 3 ...

The Centre’s big reform push

22/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The government has announced a “radical liberalisation” of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regime by easing norms for a host of important sectors ...

Draft on National Forest Policy (NFP)

22/6/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Ecology

The environment ministry has come out with a draft National Forest Policy (NFP). The draft policy is prepared by the Bhopal-based Indian Institute of ...

NRIs can now apply online for National Pension Scheme

21/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

The Government has announced that non-resident Indians (NRIs) can now open National Pension Scheme (NPS) accounts online. India has the second-largest ...

Ujala Scheme , Vidyut Pravah & Urja Mobile App

21/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

Urja Mobile App The app is developed by Power Finance Corporation on behalf of Ministry of Power for Urban Power Distribution Sector to enhance consum ...

Global Peace Index

20/6/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

As per recently released Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2015, India was placed at 143th rank out 162 countries. The report was published by Institu ...

International Continental Scientific Drilling Program

20/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research

The Union Cabinet recently gave its approval for Indian membership of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) consortium by s ...

Ministry of Earth Sciences Signs contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA)

19/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of 15 years contract by the Ministry of Earth Sciences with the International Seabed Authority (I ...

Current account deficit contracts

19/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India’s current account deficit (CAD) for the period between January- March has reduced to 0.1% of GDP and stands at $0.3 billion. This reduction in C ...

Draft on national wind-solar hybrid policy

19/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The government has released the draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy which aims at providing a framework to promote large grid connected wind-solar ...

LIGO Does It Again: A Second Robust Binary Black Hole Coalescence Observed

18/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

The two LIGO gravitational wave detectors in Hanford Washington and Livingston Louisiana have caught a second robust signal from two black holes in th ...

Visit of President to Cote d'Ivoire

18/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa

President of India has visited Cote d'Ivoire( This is the French name of Ivory coast , which they use while deals on international level. This was the ...

National Civil Aviation Policy, 2016

18/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport

Government has released the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 . This is the first time since independence that an integrated Civil Aviation Policy h ...

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

17/6/2016 | International Affairs | Asean

India is already in process to join ASEAN+6 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). But this move is likely to harm the pharma sector of I ...

Rotavirus Vaccine

17/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Health

Union health ministry has launched indigenous vaccine Rotavac to prevent diarrhea. This vaccine is launched under universal immunization programme. Th ...

PMJDY(Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana) and Business Correspondens

17/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

PMJDY is launched with the ambition to ensure universal coverage of all households by financial institutions. About PMJDY: The primary aim of this sch ...

Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016

16/6/2016 | Geography | Water

The Union Ministry of Water Resources released the Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 The proposed Act provides an overarching national legal f ...

Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997

16/6/2016 | Indian Polity | State Legislature

The President rejected an amendment by the Delhi government to the Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification) Act, 1997, whic ...

Four New Elements Are Added To The Periodic Table

16/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Chemistry

Names for four new elements, formerly known by their respective atomic numbers 113, 115, 117 and 118, have been proposed by the International Union of ...

Modi's Visit to USA

15/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington on his fourth visit to the USA in the last two years since taking office from 06 June to 08 June 20 ...

RBI revises Debt Recast Norms: Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets' (S4A)

15/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised the norms for banks to undertake debt restructuring if they feel the project is viable in the long run. Th ...

Rise in Road accidents in India

14/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport

Road Safety in India 2015 report by Ministry of Road transport and Highway says In 2015, 400 people lost their lives every day on India’s roads and ac ...

Government frames new policy for ads in print media

14/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Media

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has framed a New Print Media Advertisement Policy for Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP) with ...

Renewable energy Vs Hydro Power

13/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The renewable energy sector in the country has for the first time surpassed hydro power generation. The total capacity of renewable energy projects ex ...

CO2 turned into stone

13/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

Researchers have developed a way to capture and store carbon dioxide by turning it into stone. This technique could provide a safer, faster way to seq ...

Central Port Authorities Draft Bill 2016

13/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a draft bill The Central Port Authorities Act 2016 to replace the Major Port Trust Act, 1963 and Indian port act ...

Ken-Betwa project: Threat to Ecology

12/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Ecology

The proposed interlinking of Ken river in Madhya Pradesh to Betwa river in Uttar Pradesh to irrigate the vast arid and hilly region of Bundelkhand has ...

Nilgai declared as Vermin

12/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The environment ministry has declared Nilgai as vermin in state of Bihar. By declaring any animal as vermin will allow state authorities to carry out ...

UN adopts action plan to end AIDS by 2030

12/6/2016 | Social Issues | Health

United Nations has adopted a political declaration that stresses the need to help intravenous drug users, sex workers, gay men and transgender people ...

India, U.S. to ratify Paris deal by 2017

11/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

India and the U.S have agreed to initiate domestic processes to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change — negotiated by over 190 countries in Dec ...

Draft Bill on passive euthanasia

11/6/2016 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Union Health Ministry has drafted and put up ‘The Medical Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners) ...

Prime Minister Visit to Mexico

11/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo-North Americas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mexico as the final leg of his five-nation tour . He hold talks with Mexican President Enrique Pe a Nieto on key ...

Visit of Prime Minister to Switzerland

10/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo EU

Indian Prime minister has visited Switzerland during his five nation visit. Highlights: Switzerland supported India’s application for membership of th ...

Vice President Hamid Ansari visited Morocco and Tunisia

9/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa

Vice President Hamid Ansari concluded his five-day visit to the North-African countries of Morocco and Tunisia It was a maiden visit by an Indian Vice ...

THOR ("Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality")

9/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

It is world’s first 3D printed aircraft ,developed by AIRBUS Features Miniplane Windowless Weight -21kilos(46 pounds), Length –less than 4m(13 feet) p ...

Visit of Prime Minister to Qatar

9/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo-West Asia

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi paid a two-day official visit to the State of Qatar from 4-5 June, 2016. This visit mainly focuses on a ne ...

Salma Dam Project

8/6/2016 | India and the world | Indo- Afgan

Salma Dam is inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in Afghanistan along with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghgani. Salma Dam is the most expensive of Indi ...

Deepak Mohanty Committee On Medium Term Path On Financial Incluison

8/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

Deepak Mohanty committee was constituted with the objective of working out a medium-term (five year) measurable action plan for financial inclusion. S ...

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014

8/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy

Highlights of the Bill The Bill amends the Electricity Act, 2003. It seeks to segregate the distribution network business and the electricity supply b ...

Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016

7/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Environment Ministry has come up with new draft wetland conservation rules. The Draft Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016 is seek to rep ...

Shangri La Dialogue

7/6/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

15th Asia Security Summit: The IISS Shangri-La Dialogue held from 3-5 June 2016. Highlights The territorial spat over the South China Sea once again d ...

Ordinance on enemy property promulgated for third time

6/6/2016 | Security Issues | External Security

The Centre has for the third time promulgated an ordinance related to enemy properties. The ordinance amends a nearly 50-year-old law to guard against ...

The Hague Code of Conduct

6/6/2016 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings

India became the 138th country in the world to subscribe to an international code of conduct( or hague code of condut) against the proliferation of ba ...

Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme

6/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Haryana government on launched Asia's First 'Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme' at Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore. The exercise ...

Bleaching kills off 'third of Great Barrier Reef coral'

5/6/2016 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Bleaching is destroying great coral reefs in Australia. It is estimated that about one third of corals in the northern and central parts of Australia’ ...

National Disaster Management Plan

5/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Disasters

Prime Minister released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country. This plan aims to ...

The challenge of sustaining growth

4/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

he latest GDP growth data released by the Central Statistics Office show that India’s economy expanded by 7.9 per cent in the three months ended March ...

German New Refugee Integration Bill

4/6/2016 | International Affairs | Europe

Germany has approved a draft bill of new measures aimed at helping the integration of refugees into the German society amid the influx of asylum seeke ...

'Einstein ring'

4/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

A rare object called an Einstein Ring has been discovered by a team in the Stellar Populations group at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) ...

CRISPR

3/6/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

An article published in 2012, revealed a simple method allowing scientists to tinker, at will, with the genomes of animals and plants. It threw open t ...

ASER – 2014 report

3/6/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Highlights The 25 percent of Class 8 students cannot read a Class 2 level text. Only one-fourth of all children in Class 3 can read a Class 2 text flu ...

Skill India Mission

3/6/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development

According to government estimates, more than 1.04 Crore youth have been trained under the Skill India Mission in the year 2015-16 which is 36.8% highe ...

Equalisation levy or Google Tax

2/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

The finance ministry has notified that the equalisation levy (popularly known as Google tax) introduced in this budget, will come into force from June ...

Corporate Debt

2/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Corporate debt is the biggest threat Indian banking sector and economy is facing . Governor of RBI also highlighted this problem along with urgency to ...

Assessment of MGNREGA

2/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

In the financial year 2015-16, Rs.42,084 crore was spent on MGNREGA. Tripura was able to provide 95 days of employment on average. Manipur and Goa wer ...

MUDRA(Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank)

1/6/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank (MUDRA Bank), is setup by the Government of India for development of micro units and refinance of MF ...

Mission Indradhanush

1/6/2016 | Government Policy and programmes | Health

The health ministry is planning to revamp its flagship immunisation programme ‘Mission Indradhanush‘ to include four new vaccines. The mission, curren ...

Draft ‘Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016

1/6/2016 | Indian Polity | Human Rights

The Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi released the draft “Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitati ...

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