Centre moves on vote Totaliser machines

31/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

In a big electoral reform move, government has decided to discontinue the practice of revealing booth-wise results within constituencies. According to ...

India, U.S. to sign logistics agreement

31/8/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

India and the United States have signed the Logistics Exchange Memorandum Of Agreement (LEMOA) in Washington DC, USA . About this agreement: LEMOA is ...

Scramjet engine

30/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet Engine towards the realisation of an Air Breathing Propulsion System was successfully conducted from ...

Masala bonds

30/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced different measures to boost investor participation and market liquidity in both the corporate bond and c ...

NASA's Juno space probe

30/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently successfully completed the first of its 36 orbits of Jupiter. At the closest point in its orbit around the gas giant, ...

Children’s Court

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

South India’s first Children’s Court was recently inaugurated in Hyderabad. After Goa and Delhi, Telangana has become the third state in the country w ...

Rise in Cybercrimes

29/8/2016 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

According to a joint study by PwC and ASSOCHAM(Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India), the number of cyber crime cases registered in I ...

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign

29/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

India’s Olympic Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik was announced as the new brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign recently. Sakshi became th ...

Loans to women self-help groups at 7%

28/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Reserve Bank asked banks to provide loans to women self-help groups (SHGs) at 7% per annum, as per the government's revised guidelines for 2016-17 ...

Unified Payments Interface (UPI)

28/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Information Technology

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) announced that bank applications for the Unified Payment Interface have officially become operational, w ...

Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Fiji

27/8/2016 | India and the world | Transport

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of new Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Fiji. The Agreement is for updation of the ...

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

27/8/2016 | Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude | Ethical Dilemmas

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016”. Salient features of the Bill: The draft surrogac ...

9 new breeds of indigenous livestock registered

27/8/2016 | Environment | Animal Rights

Nine new breeds of indigenous farm animals have been registered by the Karnal-based Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Bureau of Animal ...

Report on the Drought Affected Areas

26/8/2016 | Geography | Disasters

The report of on the Spot Study of Water Situation in Drought Affected Areas of the country has released by Central Water Commission under the Ministr ...

Scientists develop new laser from jellyfish proteins

26/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Fluorescent proteins from jellyfish that were grown in bacteria have been used to create a laser for the first time. The breakthrough represents a maj ...

Central Board for Workers’ Education renamed

26/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

Union government has renamed the Central Board for Workers’ Education as “Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education and Development”. Ab ...

Hague Abduction Convention

25/8/2016 | India and the world | Indo US

The purpose of the Convention are to protect children from the harmful effects of international abduction by a parent by encouraging the prompt return ...

Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernization Programme (V-VMP)

25/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport

The road transport and highways ministry released the concept paper for its proposed voluntary vehicle fleet modernization policy that aims to take of ...

Digital Locker Authority

25/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Information Technology

Government of India plans to set up an authority to maintain its digital locker system for efficient delivery of services to the citizens The scheme w ...

EC to review national, State status of political parties every 10 years

24/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

Election Commission of India amended rules whereby it will now review the national and state party status of political parties every 10 years instead ...

Centre notifies Good Samaritan SOPs

24/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport

The Centre has issued a notification ensuring that the affidavit of “Good Samaritan”, a person who voluntarily declares himself to be an eyewitness, s ...

Jaipur Declaration

23/8/2016 | India and the world | International Institutions

BRICS Women Parliamentarians forum has unanimously passed the Jaipur Declaration on the concluding day of the Forum’s meeting held in Jaipur. The 19-p ...

Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor

23/8/2016 | India and the world | Asia

Myanmar recently announced its support to China backed Silk Road initiative and Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor. About BCIM: T ...

State of ICT(Information and Communications Technology) in Asia and the Pacific Report, 2016

22/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has released its report named ‘State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific ...

India Post Payments Bank Limited (IPPBL)

22/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Banking

IPPBL(India Post Payment Bank Limited ) has received the Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs u ...

The Future of internet in India

21/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Future of internet in India report is released by National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) with the aim to understand the i ...

‘TARANG’ ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’

21/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

In a bid to enhance transparency in power transmission sector of the country, the government has launched the ‘TARANG’ Mobile App, ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’ ...

U.S. set to hand over Internet’s naming system to ICANN

21/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The US government's 20-year role in governing a crucial part of the internet is about to end. Starting October 1, the US will no longer have power ove ...

Draft National Education Policy, 2016

20/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The draft of New Education Policy 2016 is released by HRD ministry. This document focuses on addressing gender discrimination, the creation of educati ...

Mega Food Park Scheme

20/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

The government plans to set up 100 new cold chain projects at a cost of Rs. 12,000 crore to Rs.13,000 crore and has kicked off the process to invite i ...

Shashi Shekhar Committee

19/8/2016 | Environment | Biodiversity

A committee of experts headed by Shashi Shekhar and appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to assess the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplai ...

BS-VI norms

19/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

According to a statement issued by ICRA Ratings, “Indian government’s decision to jump the Bharat Stage (BS)-V Emission Standards and implement the BS ...

China launches World's first Quantum Communication Satellite

19/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Space

China has successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite dubbed as Quantum Experiments at Space Scaler (QUESS) satellite. The satellite was ...

Union Government launched Smart Ganga City Scheme in 10 cities

18/8/2016 | Environment | Water

Government has launched ‘Smart Ganga City’ programme in 10 cities located along Ganga to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improve drainage ne ...

GM mustard trials

18/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the environment ministry to reveal safety data regarding trials of genetically modified (GM) mus ...

Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016

17/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Economic growth

In Global Innovation Index (GII), 2016, India ranked at 66th positions. It is up from 15 spots last year. Switzerland, Sweden, the UK, the US, Finland ...

SC lifts ban on sale of diesel cars in Delhi

16/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The Supreme Court lifted an eight-month-old ban on the registration of large vehicles fuelled by diesel in the national capital region (NCR) , making ...

Union Government constitutes National Committee on Trade Facilitation

16/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Union government set up a National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) under the cabinet secretary to draw up a WTO-compliant pan-India road ma ...

Nuclear suppliers’ insurance policy unveiled

16/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science

The country’s first Nuclear Suppliers’ insurance policy was unveiled by India Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP). New India Assurance Co(NIA) and INIP will ...

The Central Agricultural University (Amendment) Bill, 2016

15/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Central Agricultural University (Amendment) Bill, 2016 proposes to amend the Central Agricultural University Act, 1992. The Act provides for the e ...

Deep Brain Stimulator

15/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram have agreed to join ha ...

The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016

14/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seeks to amends the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. These changes are explained below. ...

Need to Change Indian Standard time(IST)

14/8/2016 | Geography | geomorphological issues

The time zone for India is based on 82.5° E longitude, passing through Mirzapore, U.P. This makes India five hours and 30 minutes ahead of the Coordin ...

Why Is Antarctica's Sea Ice Growing While the Arctic Melts

14/8/2016 | Environment | Climate

Global warming is melting the Arctic and glaciers worldwide, but not so much the sea ice in Antarctica. Analysis: Icy winds blowing off Antarctica, as ...

SEZs’ tax sops

13/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

There is lack of clarity in the proposed Goods & Services Tax (GST) regime on the continuation of tax & duty exemptions in case of SEZs(Special econom ...

Cabinet liberalises FDI norms for non-banking financial companies

13/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Capital market

The Union Cabinet approved changes in norms for foreign direct investment (FDI) for non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), enabling inflow of foreig ...

The Employee's Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016

13/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry

This Bill amends the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923. The Act provides payment of compensation to employees and their dependants in the case of inju ...

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

12/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

This bill amends the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. The Act regulates the employment of women during the period of child birth, and provides maternity b ...

Impact of Shipping on Monsoon

12/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

According to National Remote Sensing Centre aerosol plumes from ships produced severe pollution along the international shipping route in the Bay of B ...

FMD(Foot & mouth disease) Mukta Bharat

11/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Agriculture ministry has conceived a ‘FMD Mukta Bharat‘ (FMD Free India) programme to cover all the states which have not yet been covered under the s ...

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on February 24, 2016. It seeks to amend the Representation of the People Act, 195 ...

Endosulfan causes DNA damage in animals

10/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

A research team of IISc, Bengaluru revealed that endosulfan breaks in DNA strands and disturbs the damage response mechanism found in cells, which lea ...

MAA– a programme to promote breastfeeding

10/8/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Government has launched National Breastfeeding Promotion Programme– MAA (mothers’ absolute affection) to ensure adequate awareness is generated among ...

Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

9/8/2016 | Social Issues | State Legislature

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’, a pension scheme for weaver community in the state. Under this schem ...

Mental Health Care Bill, 2013

9/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Rajya Sabha passes the Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 . The Bill repeals the Mental Health Act, 1987. The key features of the Bill are: Rights of perso ...

Periyar River

8/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Chennai, has directed the central pollution control board (CPCB) to submit a report on remedial measures being take ...

Maglev trains

8/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Transport

The Indian Railways plans to introduce Maglev trains that can run at a top speed of 500 km an hour. After receiving a proposal from a foreign investor ...

Doppler Weather radar (DWR)

7/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Disasters

In a bid to improve weather forecasting services, Indian Space Research Organisation has commissioned a C- band Polarimetric Doppler weather radar (C- ...

Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016

7/8/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016. Highlights Increase ...

India to run short of high-tech minerals

6/8/2016 | Geography | Minerals

India will be woefully short of critical minerals necessary for developing clean-energy applications, infrastructure for its solar mission and for man ...

Nano – DLD( Nanoscale deterministic lateral displacement)

6/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

IBM has developed lab-on a-chip technology called nanoscale deterministic lateral displacement (nano-DLD) to be used to carry out test for prostate ca ...

Human Genetic Editing

5/8/2016 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Chinese scientists will perform the world’s first genetic editing trial on humans , in an attempt to find a cure for lung cancer. A group of oncologis ...

New Guidelines For AYUSH

5/8/2016 | Social Issues | Health

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released draft guidelines for conducting testing medicines from Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeop ...

GST(Goods and Services Tax)

5/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

GST will be a game changing reform for Indian economy by developing a common Indian market and reducing the cascading effect of tax on the cost of goo ...

The dipole factor in summer monsoon rainfall

4/8/2016 | Geography | Monsoons

The Indian summer monsoon rainfall is influenced by a system of oscillating sea surface temperatures known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) in which t ...

Parliament passes bills assigning constitutional status to NEET

3/8/2016 | Social Issues | Education

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 are passed by Parliament to provides a Constitutional st ...

Strategic Forces Command exempted from ambit of RTI Act, 2005

3/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Right to Information

The Strategic Forces Command, which forms part of the National Command Authority (NCA), has been added to the Second Schedule of the Right to Informat ...

Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into fuel

2/8/2016 | Environment | Pollution

Carbon dioxide is produced by the burning of fossil fuels in power plants and car engines and continues to accumulate in the atmosphere, warming the p ...

The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016

2/8/2016 | Economic Affairs | Banking

This bill seeks to amend four laws: (i) Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI ...

Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016

1/8/2016 | Social Issues | Status of Children

Parliament has passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, which has paved the way for India to ratify two International La ...

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