CVC authorised to probe allegations of corruption in private sector banks

30/6/2017 | Social Issues | Corruption

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) can now probe allegations of corruption in private sector banks and against their employees. The Reserve Bank o ...

India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH)

30/6/2017 | India and the world | Indo Europe

Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Costa recently launched a unique startup Portal – the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) – in Lis ...

FSSAI issues draft regulations for organic food products

30/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

Food regulator FSSAI has come out with a draft regulation for organic food products, seeking to ensure that these food items are actually organic. Mai ...

Uttarakhand and Haryana declared 4th and 5th ODF States

29/6/2017 | Governance Issues | Sanitation

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G), rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana have declared themselves as the 4th and 5th Open Defecation Free ( ...

Municipal bonds programme

29/6/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

To finance its 24×7 water supply project, the Pune Municipal Corporation has launched India’s biggest municipal bonds programme. The project looks to ...

Brow-antlered deer

29/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

A workshop on how people and brow-antlered deer (Sangai), can co-exist, recently concluded in Manipur. About Brow-antlered deer Sangai is the state an ...

Social Security Agreement between India and the Netherlands

28/6/2017 | India and the world | Europe

The Union Cabinet has approved Amendment of the bilateral Social Security Agreement (SSA) between India and the Netherlands by incorporating the “Coun ...

Antarctic Treaty

28/6/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India, being among the countries that have acceded to the Antarctica Treaty, is expected to have a clear policy on the consequences of its activities ...

Cartosat-2 satellite

28/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series and 30 co-passenger satellites from Sriharikota i ...

Thirty more Smart Cities

27/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Thirty more cities from across the country have been added to the Centre’s Smart Cities Mission, with a proposed investment of Rs.57,393 crore in vari ...

NATGRID can access PAN, I-T records

27/6/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre has empowered the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), the integrated mechanism to keep track of security-related data, to access the Inco ...

VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research Faculty’) scheme

26/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

In a bid to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India, the Department of Scienc ...

RBI includes complaints against electronic banking services under ombudsman scheme

26/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed consumers to lodge complaints against banks for non-adherence to norms related to electronic banking servi ...

City Liveability Index

25/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Ministry of Urban Development has launched the ‘City Liveability Index’ for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, ...

MERIT (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)

25/6/2017 | Geography | Energy

A web portal- MERIT (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency) was launched by the Ministry of Power. The Porta ...

Basel-III norms

24/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

It has been made mandatory for the banks to abide by the Basel-III regulatory norms by March 2019. Government is planning to extend the deadline of it ...

Exoplanets

24/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

NASA’s Kepler mission team has released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our solar system — that had been detected by the spa ...

United Nations TIR Convention

23/6/2017 | International Affairs | United Nations

India has become the 71st country to ratify the United Nations TIR (Transports Internationaux Routiers) Convention. The ratification is a part of Indi ...

National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC)

23/6/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Second Meeting of National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC)’ was organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi. About Nat ...

BIO International Convention

23/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) BIO 2017 was held in the San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego. India is also participating in this s ...

Sardar Sarovar Dam

22/6/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has given the final go ahead to the Gujarat government to close the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) gates, almost 56 years af ...

Anti-profiteering authority

22/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister has approved the anti-profiteering rules. As per this, a five-member anti-profiteering authority wi ...

Environmental Impact Survey

22/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Renewable Energy

UK based super market has released environmental impact survey. This survey highlights the individual contribution to the world's climate while also h ...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)

21/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Reserve Bank of India’s internal advisory committee (IAC) has identified 12 accounts, which account for 25% of non-performing assets of the Indian ban ...

National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India

21/6/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

In the year of commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Ministry of Culture, Government of India has launched the implement ...

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

20/6/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India has been re-elected to the UN’s principal organ on economic, social and environmental issues for another three-year term. India was among 18 nat ...

Global Innovation Index 2017

20/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released its 10th edition of the ‘Global Innovation Index (GII)’. Highlight of the index: Glob ...

India top remittance-receiving country in 2016

19/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

United nation has released a report on remittance in 2016. Highlight of the report: India was the top receiving country for remittances in 2016 at USD ...

UN approves creation of new office on counter-terrorism

19/6/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

The UN General Assembly has approved the establishment of a new office to coordinate counter-terrorism efforts. The 193-member General Assembly adopte ...

Interest Subvention to banks on Short-Term crop loan to farmers

18/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The government has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme (ISS) for farmers for the year 2017-18. The salient features of the scheme are as follows: ...

Indian Prime minister visit to Spain

18/6/2017 | India and the world | Europe

Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi visited Spain in the last week of May 2017. Main highlights of the visit India and Spain signed seven agreements, ...

Nag Missile

18/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

The Anti-Tank Guided Missile Nag was successfully flight tested in the desert ranges of Rajasthan. About Nag missile: The Nag missile is indigenously ...

Kangra first ever district to geo-tag all assets under MGNREGA

18/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Kangra has become the first district in the country to geo-tag 100 per cent of the assets generated under the MGNREGA. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh ...

ILO conventions on child labour

17/6/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

India has ratified two key ILO conventions on child labour concerning the elimination of child labour, the Minimum Age Convention (No 138) and the Wor ...

One-China policy

17/6/2017 | International Affairs | China

Panama severed its ties with Taiwan and recognised it as an “indispensable” part of China. Over the years Beijing has tried to choke Taiwan diplomatic ...

India has second highest number of obese children in world

16/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

According to a new study published in “New England Journal of Medicine”, India has the second highest number of obese children in the world after Chin ...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017

16/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

In line with the bankruptcy code for non-financial firms, the Cabinet has approved the proposal to introduce a Financial Resolution and Deposit Insura ...

Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

16/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Under the special initiative of Tribal ministry 51 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) were made functional during the last three years. 161 ...

Nalanda model of water conservation

15/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A model of water conservation adopted successfully by the authorities in Nalanda district of south central Bihar, has been selected for the national a ...

Tele-Law

15/6/2017 | Indian Polity | Legal issues

In a path-breaking move to empower marginalised sections in rural India, the Union Government has launched the Tele-Law scheme. Under this, 1,000 trai ...

QS World University Rankings 2018

15/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Global education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released the university ranking for 2018. Highlight of the survey: Indian Institute of Science ( ...

Inclusive India Initiative

14/6/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in collaboration with key partners organised the conference “Inclusive India Initiat ...

Farm Loan

14/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Maharashtra government has waived off farm loans of marginal farmers—3.1 million out of the total 13.6 million registered farmers. Maharashtra has ...

Biodiversity hotspots in Goa

14/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

BirdLife International, a conservation organisation, has recognized three new sites in Goa as hotspots for protection. The sites have been added to th ...

WHO revises antibiotics protocol

13/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has introduced the model list of essential medicines for 2017, which includes new plans and advice for antibiotics ...

SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Summit 2017

13/6/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India and Pakistan has become the full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) India’s membership was strongly pushed by Russia while P ...

Nanoparticles

12/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Nanotechnology

Scientists at the Hyderabad-based CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) have developed a novel way to treat fungal keratitis. Tre ...

Agreement between India and Somalia on transfer of sentenced persons

12/6/2017 | India and the world | Indo Africa

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing and subsequent ratification of the Agreement on Transfer of sentenced persons between Indi and So ...

DigiYatra

11/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The ‘DigiYatra’ is an industry-led initiative co-ordinated by the Ministry in line with Digital India mission to transform the nation into a digitally ...

Safe Harbour Regime

11/6/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

In order to reduce transfer pricing disputes, to provide certainty to taxpayers, to align safe harbour margins with industry standards and to enlarge ...

Oxytocin

11/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Oxytocin is banned by the Drug Controller from retail market. Now Central Drugs Standard Control Organization(CDSA) is planning to restrict manufactur ...

Aadhaar must for Atal Pension Yojana

10/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

Aadhaar has now been made mandatory to get benefits of the Atal Pension Yojana. Those subscribing to the pension scheme will be required to furnish pr ...

BIMSTEC formation

10/6/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

BIMSTEC is celebrating 20th anniversary of its formation. BIMSTEC is a natural platform for regional cooperation. The commitment to peace & developmen ...

Street Light National Programme

9/6/2017 | Geography | Energy

Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, would be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional str ...

Orang tiger reserve

9/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

According to a survey, Orang tiger reserve in Assam, have the highest density nationally (28 big cats). The count was revealed during phase IV of the ...

ISRO launches India’s heaviest rocket

8/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

The Indian Space Organisation (ISRO) has launched one of its heaviest communication satellites, the GSAT-19. The launch vehicle, GSLV MK III-D1, becam ...

India’s biodiversity riches grow by 499 species

8/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

As per the latest reports by ZSI and BSI, 499 new species have been discovered in last one year in the country. Main highlights of the report: Out of ...

Qatar diplomatic crisis

8/6/2017 | International Affairs | Middle East

Qatar has been cut off and isolated by some of the Arab world's most powerful countries, which have accused it of supporting terrorist groups. Bahrain ...

India is no longer the fastest-growing economy

7/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

According to data released by CSO, India’s economy grew 6.1% in the three months through March from a year earlier – slowing from a provisional 7.0% i ...

Mega Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Bangladesh

7/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India’s plan to step up investments in Bangladesh by setting up three mega Special Economic Zones (SEZ) exclusively for Indian companies in the latter ...

Mission Innovation Ministerial and Clean Energy Ministerial

6/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Renewable Energy

Second Mission Innovation Ministerial and 8th Clean Energy Ministerial is going in Bejing, China. An Indian delegation led by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minis ...

MoU signed between Central Industrial Security Force & National Skill Development Corporation

6/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) & National Skill Developm ...

Mega Food Park at Rayagada

5/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

The first Mega Food Park in the state of Odisha was recently inaugurated at Rayagada. This is the 7th Mega Food Park operationalized in the last 3 yea ...

Rajasthan leads in child marriages

5/6/2017 | Social Issues | Status of Children

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has released data on incidences of child marriage in India. Highlights of the report: Rajas ...

India, Russia ink nuclear plant pact

5/6/2017 | India and the world | Indo Russia

India and Russia concluded a pact for setting up the last two units of the Kundankulam nuclear power plant. The reactors will be built by India's Nucl ...

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) report on multidimensional Poor

4/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

Oxford Poverty and human development initiative (OPHI) has released its report on multidimensional poor. According to this report about 31% of the wor ...

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: No Cash transfer component

4/6/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has no provision for individual cash transfer component by Government of India. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme focuses ...

US exit from Paris climate deal

3/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

The United States will be withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. According to US President, this move was aimed at protecting American and its ...

Prithvi-II missile

3/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

India has successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial b ...

International Comparison Programme (ICP)

2/6/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

India is participating in the current phase of International Comparison Programme (ICP) with reference to 2017. It is a global statistical initiative ...

Global warming and local urban heating

2/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

According to a recently released report, because of dual onslaught of global warming and localised urban heating, some of the world’s cities may be as ...

Himachal Pradesh Government launches PEHAL, a vision document of the Shimla District

2/6/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Himachal Pradesh Government has launched PEHAL, a “vision document of the Shimla District administration for raising education standards. PEHAL is an ...

Swachh Himachal Padhai bhi, Safai bhi campaign launched

2/6/2017 | Governance Issues | Sanitation

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) has launched ‘Swachh Himachal— Padhai bhi, Safai bhi’ campaign in Dharamshala. With this unique campaign, ...

‘See-through’ frog

1/6/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

A new glass frog species with transparent skin through which its beating heart is visible has been discovered by scientists who warn that the amphibia ...

Indian researchers develop 3D bio printed cartilage

1/6/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Indian researchers have been able to achieve a measure of success in developing cartilages that are molecularly similar to the ones seen in human knee ...

eMigrate

1/6/2017 | Geography | Migeration

The United Arab Emirates, one of the largest employers of Indians in the Gulf, has raised a red flag with the Ministry of External Affairs over the go ...

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