Pakistani court removes PM Nawaz Sharif

31/7/2017 | International Affairs | Asia

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has removed the prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, from office in a unanimous verdict over corruption allegations that will furthe ...

The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017

31/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Bill declares 20 existing Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institutions of national importance and confers on them the power to grant deg ...

High Tomato Prices in India

31/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

According to data released by Department of consumer affairs, in just over a month, retail prices of tomato have gone from about Rs 20 per kg to Rs 70 ...

Sagar Vani

30/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests & Climate Change has launched an app “Sagar Vani” on the occasion of Foundat ...

Green Climate Fund

30/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund. W ...

India performs miserably in war on inequality

29/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

The “index and the inequality report” was recently released by the international NGO Oxfam and Development Finance International. Highlights of the re ...

Bharat Bill Payment Central Unit (BBPCU)

29/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has received final nod from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to function as the Bharat Bill Payment C ...

Revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme

28/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Cabinet has given approval for revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) Scheme with a view to achieve its intended objectives. S ...

Supreme Court strikes out immediate arrests in dowry cases

28/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court has put an end to immediate arrest of the husband and his family members in the dowry harassment case. Supreme Court said that compl ...

Union Cabinet clears minimum wage code bill

28/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

The Union Cabinet has approved the new wage code bill which will ensure a minimum wage across all sectors by integrating four labour related laws. The ...

Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill

27/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Lok Sabha has passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill. Highlights of the bill: The Bill amends the Right of ...

India, Japan civil nuclear deal comes into force

27/7/2017 | India and the world | Indo Japan

A landmark civil nuclear cooperation deal between India and Japan that provides for collaboration between their industries in the field came into forc ...

Government mulls insurance cover for digital transaction frauds

27/7/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

The government is considering the recommendations of the Chandrababu Naidu committee on digital payment security, including insurance cover for the vi ...

MiG-35

26/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

MiG corporation has started actively promoting the aircraft in India and other parts of the world. What is MiG-35? Russia’s newest war planet MiG-35 i ...

Cabinet nod for IWAI bond issue

26/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Cabinet gave its nod to Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) for raising Rs. 660 crore in bonds for extra budgetary resources in 2017- ...

Doka La Dispute

25/7/2017 | India and the world | Indo China

From the middle of last month onward, Indian and Chinese troops are arrayed face-to-face on the Dolam plateau, close to the Indian Army post of Doka L ...

Bill on mob violence

25/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief has sent notice for a private members Bill in the Lok Sabha to combat mob violence. Highlights of the bil ...

NGT directs Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh to submit guidelines on forest fire

24/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh governments to submit the national forest fire prevention and cont ...

National Trade Facilitation Action Plan

24/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India’s National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (NTFAP), which aims to reduce cargo release time for exports and imports as part of measures intended ...

Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017

23/7/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

India will host Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017, the world’s largest conference on cyber space and related issues in New Delhi. This is f ...

NITI Aayog moot privatisation of select services in district hospitals

23/7/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

Niti Aayog and the Union ministry for health and family welfare have proposed a model contract to increase the role of private hospitals in treating n ...

Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana

23/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

The Ministry of Rural Development is all set to launch a new sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRL ...

Paika Rebellion

22/7/2017 | Indian History | 15th-19th AD

Indian President has inaugurated the Bicentenary celebration of the heroic Paika Rebellion of Odisha, a valiant uprising of Paikas against the British ...

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)

22/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

PMVVY is a Pension Scheme announced by the Government of India exclusively for the senior citizens aged 60 years and above which is available from 4th ...

Plastic Pollution

22/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The use of plastics has used substantially since 1960s. Though, various regulations are in place to curb the overuse of plastics, hardly anything has ...

National strategic plan for malaria elimination

21/7/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22). Highlights of the plan: Strategies invol ...

IIIT Public Private Partnership Bill 2017

21/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Lok Sabha has passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill 2017 that seeks to allow 15 IIITs e ...

Special status to Jammu and Kashmir

20/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Centre has asked the Supreme Court to debate on the special status granted to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it was both a sensitive and c ...

GM mustard policy

20/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The government has informed the Supreme Court that a policy decision on the commercial release of the Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop is yet to ...

A looming threat of MDR-TB

19/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

About 5,500 of over 76,000 children tested in nine Indian cities have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. 9% of them with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-T ...

IBBI notifies rules for bankruptcy probe

19/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), which is implementing the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), has notified the regulations for ...

TIES

18/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Centre has launched a scheme to address the infrastructure problem. About Scheme: The objective of the proposed scheme is to enhance export compet ...

DEMU (diesel electric multiple unit)

18/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

In line with the Indian Railways ‘Solar Mission’ to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, Railways launched its first 1600 HP solar-powered DEMU (Diesel ...

National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

17/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Department of Economic Affairs has signed an agreement with the NIIF for a ?20,000 crore contribution to the Fund. About NIIF: Infrastructure inve ...

NGT to impose Rs50,000 fine for dumping waste in Ganga river

17/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned all construction within 100 metres of the river’s edge from Haridwar in Uttarakhand to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Th ...

Mahadayi Dispute

17/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Goa is open to talks with Karnataka and Maharashtra to explore an out-of-tribunal settlement on Mahadayi issue. About this dispute The farmers in Nava ...

Sustainable development goals (SDGs) Index 2017

16/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Sustainable Development

India has ranked at 116 out of 157 nations on a global index that assesses the performance of countries towards achieving the ambitious sustainable de ...

United Nations Partnership Fund

16/7/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India has contributed an additional million dollars to a UN partnership fund launched to support sustainable development projects across the developin ...

SC stays cattle sale rules across nation

15/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Animal Rights

The Supreme Court has stayed centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle in livestock markets for slaughter and religious sacrifices. The order c ...

Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC)

15/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has signed an Institutional agreement ...

Joint Interpretative Notes (JIN)

15/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Investment Models

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the Joint Interpretative Notes (JIN) on the Agreement between India and Bangladesh for the Promotion and ...

South Asian Sub-Regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Investment Program

14/7/2017 | International Affairs | Asia

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for upgradation and widening of 65 kms of Imphal-Moreh Section of NH-39 in Manipur. T ...

New Programme launched by Indian Railways

14/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Railway ministry has launched various initiatives to bring entire Railway system on Integrated digital platform. RailCloud Cloud Computing is the emer ...

ZSI to record climate change impact on animals in five Himalayan states

14/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has launched long-term 'monitoring studies project to document the effect of climate change on animal biodiversit ...

Bottom-trawling

13/7/2017 | India and the world | Indo Srilanka

A new law in Sri Lanka that outlaws bottom trawling has angered fishermen in India, who have organized a strike to protest the move. The law makes it ...

Global treaty banning nuclear weapons

13/7/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

A treaty was endorsed by 122 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York to ban on nuclear weapons. Main highlights of the treaty: Under ...

Malabar Exercise 2017

13/7/2017 | Security Issues | Defence

Navies of India, US and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force have begun Malabar naval exercise 2017, aimed at achieving deeper military ties between ...

G 20 Summit 2017

12/7/2017 | International Affairs | G-20

The two-day G-20 summit 2017 was held in Hamburg, Germany. Highlights of the summit: There was no consensus with the USA regarding climate protection: ...

Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2017

12/7/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

India is ranked a high 23rd out of 165 nations in a global index that measures the commitment of nations across the world to cybersecurity. Highlights ...

PM’s crop insurance scheme

11/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Supreme Court has given the central government six months’ time to demonstrate the gains of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana on the ground level. Expr ...

e-Education

11/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Guru Purnima launched four major digital initiatives in to push e-education. They are Swayam, Swayam Pra ...

No-detention policy

11/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The no-detention policy will be scrapped from the next academic year as the policy has negatively impacted affected quality of basic education in the ...

India declares itself free from Bird Flu

10/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

India has declared itself free from Bird Flu (highly pathogenic Avian Influenza – H5N1 and H5N8). The move will help it resume export of poultry produ ...

Anti-Hijacking Law Comes

10/7/2017 | Indian Polity | Parliament

India’s new law that ramps up punishment for hijacking and prescribes death penalty for hijackers who cause loss of life in an aircraft or on ground h ...

JIGYASA

9/7/2017 | Social Issues | Education

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched a student-scientist connect programme 'JIGYASA' in collaboration with Kendriya Vidy ...

MERIT app and e-bidding portal

9/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Ministry of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines has launched the ‘MERIT app (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income ...

Beijing Declaration On Education

9/7/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

BRICS ministers of education and assigned representatives have adopted ‘Beijing Declaration on Education’ in a recently held 5th meeting of BRICS Mini ...

Rukmini

8/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

The Indian Navy has been keeping a close tab on Chinese submarines entering the area through its very own military satellite GSAT-7, also known as Ruk ...

AFSPA

8/7/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre is considering partial removal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Home Ministry has ask ...

Drug-resistant TB higher among children

8/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

According to a report by FIND(Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics x), Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB is higher among children than expected. This ...

Indian Prime Minister Visited Israel

7/7/2017 | India and the world | Indo-West Asia

Narendra Modi has become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel to mark 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations. Highlights ...

Aadhaar-PAN linking

7/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

Government has made it mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar effective July 1 , there are certain class of individuals, who are exempted from this, ...

Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project

6/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

KLIP(Kaleshwaram Life Irrigation Project) has many unique features, including the longest tunnel to carry water in Asia, running up to 81 km, between ...

Chinese and Indian troops face off in Bhutan border dispute

6/7/2017 | India and the world | Indo China

China has demanded the withdrawal of Indian troops from a scrap of disputed territory to end an escalating border row between the two Asian powers Abo ...

SC allows abortion of ailing foetus

5/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Supreme Court allowed a Mumbai woman to abort her 24-week-old foetus that had no kidneys and would most likely die after birth. The Supreme Court ...

Climate Change impact on Sunderbans mangrove

5/7/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

According to a study conducted by school of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, from 1986 to 2012, 124.418 sq. km. mangrove forest cover has b ...

Presidential assent for Kambala Bill

4/7/2017 | Social Issues | Animal Rights

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Bill, 2017, has received Presidential assent. The Karnataka Legislative Assembly passed the ...

Global Entry programme

4/7/2017 | India and the world | Indo US

The United States of America has started rolling out for Indian citizens its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approv ...

UN Trust Fund

3/7/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India has contributed $ 100,000 to the UN Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Fund). About UN Trust fund: The UN Tax T ...

Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN)

3/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), the information-technology backbone of India's new tax regime, is a data-storage behemoth. Nearly 80 lakh busin ...

Textiles India 2017

3/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Indian Prime Minister has inaugurated Textiles India 2017, India’s first ever mega textiles trade fair at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. This fair will showcas ...

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

2/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

India has launched its biggest ever fiscal reform with the government promising a stronger, less corrupt economy while businesses are nervous about th ...

National Biopharma Mission

2/7/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

In order to accelerate discovery research to early development for biopharmaceutical, ministry of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, ...

Handbook of Statistics on States 2016-17

1/7/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

RBI has released second edition of its statistical publication titled ‘Handbook of Statistics on States 2016-17‘. This report covers all sub-national ...

Kanyashree Scheme

1/7/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The West Bengal government is among the winners to receive the prestigious UN Public Service Award for its initiative to combat child marriage and ens ...

Indian Prime Minister visited USA

1/7/2017 | India and the world | Indo US

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Washington DC on June 25-26, 2017, at the invitation of the President of the United States of America. Thi ...

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