INSPIRE Renamed as MANAK

31/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Science and Technology |Read more

The INSPIRE Awards (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) is now as MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge) ...

Lok Sabha approves changes in Lokpal Act

31/7/2016 | Indian Polity | Corruption |Read more

The Lok Sabha passed an amendment to the Lokpal and Lakayuktas Act, 2013 to extend the deadline for filing asset declarations beyond 31 July for 50 la ...

National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP)

30/7/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport |Read more

Government has approved the revised cost estimate of Rs 3,727.30 crore for the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP). Th ...

Gas Hydrates Found in Indian Ocean

30/7/2016 | Geography | Ocean Research |Read more

Scientists from India, the United States and Japan have struck upon a large natural gas deposit in the Bay of Bengal, the first potentially producible ...

Tribunal rules against govt for cancelling Devas contract with Antrix

29/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

India lost the arbitration case in a Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal based in the Hague over its space marketing PSU Antrix Corp annulli ...

Jallikattu

29/7/2016 | Social Issues | Animal Rights |Read more

Supreme court decided to hear the final hearing of constitutionality of Jallikattu. The Supreme Court already banned Jallikattu once, in May 2014 by s ...

CHARGE syndrome

28/7/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Scientists from the Delhi-based CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology created a possibility to solve the problem of children born with CH ...

India-US Launch Innovative Agriculture Programme

28/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo US |Read more

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the second phase of the” Feed the Fu ...

1991 Reforms: Not impressive on Employment

28/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India |Read more

From 1991 till 2012 , there has hardly been any increase in formal jobs for men. There has been a meagre increase in number from 22..7 million in 1991 ...

Government has eased the norms for start-ups

27/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

The government has eased the norms under which start-ups can seek benefits according to the Startup India Action Plan. Start-ups can now be eligible f ...

Red Corridor to be redrawn by Government

27/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security |Read more

The government is planning to reduce the number of Maoist-affected districts by about a fifth in the country. Over 20 of the 106 districts which have ...

Model Village Scheme

26/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development |Read more

“Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana”( SAANJHI) of the Central Government aims to involve MPs more directly in the development of model villages. By adopting a ...

Global Nutrition Report 2016

26/7/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The “Global Nutrition Report 2016” once again demonstrates India’s slow overall progress in addressing chronic malnutrition, manifest in stunting (low ...

Sustainable Development index, 2016

25/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Sustainable Development |Read more

India has ranked a low 110 out of 149 nations assessed on where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a ...

Solar Power Tree

25/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Renewable Energy |Read more

The Ministry of Science and Technology has come up with a 'Solar Power Tree', an innovative way to generate electricity using solar power in a limited ...

Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project

24/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo Bhutan |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of 7290.62 crore rupees for the ongoing 1020 MW Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectri ...

Pellets Guns

24/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security |Read more

After Kashmir’s summer unrest of 2010 that claimed the lives of 112 protesters in police firing, then Congress-led government at the Centre deployed p ...

Parliamentary panel approves debt recovery law with change

24/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Banking |Read more

A parliamentary panel has recommended doing away with the present restrictions on the composition of the board of directors of asset reconstruction co ...

Benami Transactions Bill,2015

23/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Black Money |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved new amendments to the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The amendments aim to strengthen the Bi ...

National Electoral Roll Purification 2016

23/7/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections |Read more

National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) programme has been launched across the country by election commissioner to enhance the purity and fidelity ...

Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, 2015.

23/7/2016 | Environment | Environmental Legislations |Read more

Lok Sabha has unanimously passed the much awaited Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill, 2015. The Bill aims to ensure expeditious utilization of ...

Centre injects Rs.22,915 cr into 13 public sector banks

22/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

In a bid to boost credit growth in the economy, the Centre announced a sum of Rs.22,915 crore for recapitalisation of 13 public sector banks. State Ba ...

Microbeds

22/7/2016 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

Microbeads, small pellets of plastic, extensively used in personal care products such as shampoo, baby lotion and face cream and considered toxic to m ...

State of emergency announced in Turkey

22/7/2016 | International Affairs | Middle East |Read more

Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency for three months following failed army coup. The emergency allows the president and cabinet to by ...

WHO report on ‘doctors’ in India

21/7/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

WHO recently released a report titled ‘The Health Workforce in India’ . For this study data from 2001 census is extracted which provided a comprehensi ...

Supreme Court on Lodha committee

20/7/2016 | Indian Polity | Governance |Read more

The Supreme Courty accepted the major recommendations of the Lodha Committee on reforms to the BCCI. The Lodha committee was set up by the Supreme Cou ...

Atal Pension Yojana

20/7/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

The Centre has released nearly 100 crore rupees as its share of contribution for members of the Atal Pension Yojana. The fund has been released throug ...

New Sited Added into UNESCO World Heritage List

19/7/2016 | Culture of India | International Institutions |Read more

UNESCO added nine new locations to its list of World Heritage Sites. During a ten day gathering in Istanbul, the organization added spots in Greece, S ...

Kishenganga Water Dispute

19/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo Pakistan |Read more

Pakistan has decided to return to an international tribunal to settle a dispute with India over sharing waters of the Kishenganga and Ratle rivers. Pa ...

Rise in literacy among disabled

18/7/2016 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups |Read more

According to Census 2011 data released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), the percentage of literates in the disabled population increased for b ...

Steps taken by Government to help Farmers

18/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

Farmers Portal The Farmers' Portal of the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is a platform for farmers to seek any information related to agricul ...

Income Declaration Scheme

17/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The Government has announced an extension of a deadline under the Income Declaration Scheme. About Income Declaration Scheme Income Declaration Scheme ...

Convention on Cluster Munitions

17/7/2016 | International Affairs | Internal Security |Read more

Peace activist in Sri Lanka have pitched strongly for an early ratification of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). This move will not only prov ...

Peru declares Zika emergency across half the country

16/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

Peru has declared a Zika health emergency across the northern half of their country after confirming that 102 people have been infected with the virus ...

NASA Juno Spacecraft Sends First Photos of Jupite

16/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The first ever spacecraft to arrive at Jupiter has sent back images from its pioneering journey. A newly released image shows Jupiter as well as three ...

Cabinet improve fresh changes in Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

16/7/2016 | Social Issues | Skill Development |Read more

The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of Rs 12000 crore to impart skill training to one crore peop ...

SEBI(Security Exchange Board Of India) Issues Stricter norms For P-Notes

15/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

Markets regulator SEBI has put in place a stricter KYC and disclosure regime for Participatory Notes to make it tougher to use these offshore instrume ...

BSE launches online system for Sovereign gold bond

15/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

BSE(Bombay Stock Exchange) has launched an online bidding platform for sovereign gold bonds and has begun conducting mock bidding sessions on the syst ...

Divesting in RBI to recapitalize banks

15/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Banking |Read more

The Economic Survey 2015-16 put forth the argument that the Government of India could reduce its capital in the RBI from its current large level and u ...

Indian Prime Minister visit to Kenya

14/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa |Read more

India Prime Minister completed his two day visit to Kenya during his final leg of four nation tour to Africa. Highlights: India pledge to construct a ...

Kendrapada sheep

14/7/2016 | Environment | Animal Rights |Read more

‘Kendrapada sheep ' or locally called 'kuji mendha sheep ‘, a threatened breed of sheep found only in coastal Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts o ...

South China Sea Dispute

14/7/2016 | International Affairs | China |Read more

An international tribunal in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines in a maritime dispute, concluding China has no legal basis to claim historic ...

Prime Minister Visit to Tanzania

13/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa |Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his visit to Tanzania as part of his four-nation Africa tour aimed at enhancing ties with the continent, partic ...

NASA’s Dawn mission

13/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA approved an extension of Dawn's mission at Ceres, taking advantage of the probe's capabilities to continue making discoveries about the nature of ...

Bangladesh and India sign agreement for joint coal fired power plant

13/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo-Bangaldesh |Read more

Bangladesh and India signed a landmark deal for the construction of a 1,320 megawatt coal fired power plant. This power plant is the biggest project u ...

Maltitol

13/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Health |Read more

A team of scientists from Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has come up with a new bone reconstruction method similar to sutures. For thi ...

Visit of Prime Minister to South Africa

12/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa |Read more

Indian Prime Minister completed his two days visit to South Africa with the main aim to enhance economic partnership. Highlights of visit: During the ...

Supreme Court Ruling on AFSPA

12/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security |Read more

The Supreme Court blew apart the AFSPA immunity cover of armed forces personnel and said they could be tried by normal criminal courts for use of unwa ...

Indian Prime Minister Visited Mozambique

11/7/2016 | India and the world | Indo Africa |Read more

Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi concluded his one day visit to Mozambique on 7th July,2016. This is Modi's first official visit to mainland Africa ...

Fat Tax in Kerala

11/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System |Read more

In a first-of-its-kind move in the country, Kerala has introduced a ‘fat tax’ on the consumption of junk food items like pizzas and burgers sold throu ...

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

11/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

According to a research report of NASSCOM, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market in India is expected to triple to about $1 billion by 2020. About S ...

‘Big Brother’ law

10/7/2016 | Security Issues | Internal Security |Read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the “anti-terrorist” legislation adopted by the lower and upper houses of parliament in June 2016. This anti-t ...

Chilcot Report on Iraq War

10/7/2016 | International Affairs | Europe |Read more

John Chilcot unveiled his 2.6 million-word report into Britain's involvement in the controversial Iraq War. Highlights of the report: There was “no im ...

‘Clean Ganga’ project

10/7/2016 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

The Central government has launched 231 projects under the ‘Namami Gange’ project which would take it closer to achieving its Clean Ganga objective. 4 ...

Degradation of Land In India

9/7/2016 | Environment | Ecology |Read more

According to a report released by ISRO’s Space Applications Centre nearly 30% of the country’s total geographical area is undergoing degradation. This ...

Network Readiness Index, 2016

9/7/2016 | Governance Issues | Information Technology |Read more

India was placed at 91st position in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2016 that was released by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). The in ...

Frontline Gist: Issue :July 8, 2016

8/7/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Frontline Gist: Issue July 8, 2016 The Rot in School Education Significance of Education India has young population & within few years it will be most ...

Interest subvention For Farmers

8/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the Interest Subvention Scheme for farmers for the year 2016-17. The Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 18,276 Cror ...

The Human Capital Report 2016

8/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

India was ranked low at 105th position out of 130 countries globally on the 2016 Human Capital Index (HCI), which was recently released in the World E ...

FCNR get FSDC nod

8/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

In September 2013, to shore up foreign exchange reserves and stabilize a rapidly weakening rupee, the RBI had introduced a special scheme under which ...

India is as good as a tax haven For Rich

7/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System |Read more

India has released a tax data for year 2012 which confirm apprehensions on two counts: first, India remains a low-tax country despite the acceleration ...

National green highways mission

7/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping has launched the initial plantation drive on 1,500 km of National Highways at a cost of about ...

Antarctic Ozone Layer Shows Signs of Healing

6/7/2016 | Environment | Climate |Read more

The Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to show signs of healing, according to new research. The study found that the hole in the ozone layer is closin ...

Port-Rail Connectivity Projects approved under Sagarmala Programme

6/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

Indian Railways is all set to provide a Rs 20,000 crore connectivity to boost to ports under the Sagarmala programme Railways will take up 21 port-rai ...

Women in the workplace

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

It appears that gender gap has increased in India with the passage of time and women are in much better place than 25 years ago. But still it is not a ...

Uniform civil code

5/7/2016 | Social Issues | religion |Read more

The Union Law Ministry has asked the Law Commission to examine in detail all issues pertaining to the Uniform Civil Code and submit a report to the go ...

RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) Exercise

4/7/2016 | Security Issues | Maritime Security |Read more

World’s largest international maritime exercise named RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) 2016 began in Pacific Ocean at Hawaii, United States. There is parti ...

CAG report on National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013

4/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture |Read more

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) submitted a report on the ‘Preparedness for Implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) ...

Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016

3/7/2016 | Governance Issues | Legal issues |Read more

A model law that allows shops, malls and cinema halls among other establishments to run 24x7 throughout the year got the Cabinet approval . This move ...

International Solar Alliance Cell and World Bank Signs Declaration for Promoting Solar Energy

3/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Energy |Read more

In a significant push for solar power, the World Bank has signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to mobilize $1 trillion in i ...

National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP)

3/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Minerals |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP). The NMEP primarily aims at accelerating the exploration activity in the ...

App downloads expose most Indian users

2/7/2016 | Security Issues | Cyber Security |Read more

About one in two Indians is severely exposed to privacy risks, as they allow most app developers to access their contact directories and other data st ...

Cabinet clears seventh Pay Commisssion

2/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The Cabinet approved the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission on pay and pensions in a decision that will boost consumption by putting extra disp ...

Virtual Network Operators (VNOs)

2/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

Telecom Commission has cleared a proposal to allow licensing of virtual network operators (VNOs). VNOs are new telecom service provider that would wor ...

NASA tests deep space rocket booster

1/7/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA performed its second and last test-fire of a rocket booster for the Space Launch System (SLS), a powerful engine that may launch astronauts to Ma ...

Another chance for India’s textile industry

1/7/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

India’s textile industry has a long history of being a mainstay of the economy’s global trade linkages. It was, after all, the English East India Comp ...