Consolidated FDI policy document

31/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has released its latest edition of consolidated Foreign Direct Investment Policy incorporating all ...

Spice Digital gets RBI licence to operate under BBPS

31/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Spice Digital Limited (SDL) has received the final licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), allowing the company to process bill payments as a Bh ...

Lessons from Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

30/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

This month marks the completion of the third anniversary of the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the financial inclusion scheme. ...

Nuakhai Juhar

30/8/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Nuakhai Juhar was celebrated across Odisha on August 26. About Nuakhai Juhar: The name 'Nuakhai' is a combination of two words, 'Nua' meaning new and ...

Government e-Market portal

30/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Uttar Pradesh has joined central Government’s e-Market portal. It will now be making all its procurements of goods and services through the central po ...

NITI Aayog launches Ease of Doing Business Report

29/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

NITI Aayog has launched “Ease of Doing Business” report. The main purpose of this report was to assess the business regulations and enabling environme ...

Gobindobhog rice gets geographical indication status

29/8/2017 | Science Affairs | IPR

Gobindobhog rice,a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal, has got the geographical indication (GI) status. About Gobindobhog rice: This vari ...

Trade deficit with ASEAN

28/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India’s trade deficit with ASEAN has decreased due to imports of essential commodities and there is need for India to seek better market access for it ...

NITI Aayog’s 3-Year Agenda

28/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

NITI Aayog has come out with a detailed plan for reforms in the economy, judiciary, regulatory structure and social sectors, in the three-year documen ...

Right to privacy

28/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

The Supreme Court has ruled that right to privacy is intrinsic to the entire fundamental rights chapter of the Constitution. The court has held that “ ...

USA’s new Afghanistan policy

27/8/2017 | India and the world | Indo- Afgan

Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan policy marks a distinct shift from the past. USA has openly embraced India as a partner in the project to stabilise Afg ...

UDAN 2

27/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Transport

The civil aviation ministry has relaxed the norms for its flagship regional flying scheme called UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) to allow for greater co ...

Mentor India Campaign

27/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

NITI Aayog is all set to launch the Mentor India Campaign, a strategic nation building initiative to engage leaders who can guide and mentor students ...

Supreme Court scraps instant triple talaq

26/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court in a split verdict ruled that the practice of instant triple talaq in the Muslim community is invalid. The ben ...

Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC)

26/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The seventeenth Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) was recently held in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of the Union M ...

Mechi River Bridge

25/8/2017 | India and the world | Indo Nepal

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between India and Nepal ...

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana

25/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Cabinet Committee on Economic has approved the renaming of the new Central Sector Scheme - SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Developm ...

Fiscal Developments: Economic Survey 2016-17

25/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

The fiscal outcome of the Central Government in 2016-17 was marked by strong growth in tax revenue, sustenance of the pace of capital spending and a c ...

Economic Survey 2016-17: Monetary Management and Financial Inter-mediation And Prices and Inflation

24/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy

Monetary Management and Financial Intermediation The Reserve Bank of India cut the policy rate by 50 basis points during 2016-17. However, it shifted ...

More Powers to Border Roads Organisation

24/8/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Ministry of Defence has decided to delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) right up to the level of Ch ...

Economic Survey 2016-17: Agriculture and Food Management

23/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Managing and reducing the various risks in agriculture activities can make the sector resilient, increase profitability and can ensure stable income f ...

Varshadhare

23/8/2017 | Geography | Climate

Karnataka has launched the much-touted cloud seeding project- named Varshadhare. What is cloud seeding? It is a process of intervening chemically to i ...

Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project

23/8/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

A digital police portal under the CCTNS project, which aims to create a national database of crimes and criminals, was recently launched by Home Minis ...

India’s Exclusive Rights to Explore Polymetallic Nodules Extended

22/8/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years. This has b ...

Soil Health Cards

22/8/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

Indian Prime minister has recently reviewed the progress of Soil Health Cards scheme. So far, 16 States/UTs have completed the first cycle of Soil Hea ...

Assam, Manipur can now decide on AFSPA

21/8/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union Home Ministry is set to give up its power to impose the ‘disturbed areas’ tag on Assam and Manipur. The move effectively means it will be th ...

Climate change costs India $10 billion every year

21/8/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

According to a recently released report by Parliamentary committee, Extreme weather events are costing India $9-10 billion annually and climate change ...

Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant Agreement

20/8/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Environmental Legislations

India and World Bank has signed an agreement of USD 24.64 million for “Ecosystem Service Improvement Project”. This project will be financed by the Wo ...

Economic Survey 2016-17: Service Sector

20/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Service Sector

The services sector remains the key driver of India’s economic growth, contributing almost 62 per cent of its gross value added growth in 2016-17. How ...

Blockchain technology

20/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Mastercard is working on a network that can incorporate the benefits of blockchain technology while meeting the requirements of a globally distributed ...

Long Term Irrigation Fund

19/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Union Cabinet has approved raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) by Rs 9,020 crore for Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) for year 2018-19 through iss ...

North Koel Reservoir Project

19/8/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal to complete the balance works of the North Koel Reservoir Project in Jharkhand and Bihar at a ...

Scientists discover new tectonic plate

18/8/2017 | Geography | Geomorphological and Geological issues

A team of researchers from Rice University in Texas have discovered a new tectonic plat Malpelo e off the coast of Ecuador. There were 56 plates; now, ...

New Metro Rail Policy

18/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Transport

The Union Cabinet has approved a new Metro Rail Policy that seeks to enable realization of growing metro rail aspirations of a large number of cities ...

Economic Survey 2016-17: External Sector

18/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India’s balance of payments situation which was benign and comfortable during 2013-14 to 2015-16, further improved in 2016-17, as a result of low and ...

India’s plans to deport Rohingya refugees

17/8/2017 | International Affairs | Myanmar

India's government is looking to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, including those registered with the UN refugee agency. U ...

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline

17/8/2017 | International Affairs | Asia

India will host the next steering committee meeting of the proposed 1,814 kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. ...

Economic Survey 2016-17: Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Energy

16/8/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Sustainable Development

India ratified the Paris Agreement on 2nd October, 2016. India’s actions for the post-2020 period are based on its Nationally Determined Contribution ...

Article 35A of Indian Constitution

16/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Articles and Schedules

The question whether Article 35A, relating to special rights and privileges of the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, is ultra vires of the Constitution o ...

BIMSTEC meeting

15/8/2017 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings

The 15th ministerial meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation concluded recently in Kathmandu, en ...

Economic survey 2016-17: Industry and Infrastructure

15/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Industrial performance has shown a moderation from 8.8 percent during 2015-16 to 5.6 percent in 2016-17. Industrial growth as per Index of Industrial ...

Cyber Coordination Centre made operational

14/8/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

The first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre(NCCC), set up to scan the country’s web traffic to detect cyber security threats, has been made ...

Generic Medicine

14/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

There is continuous fall in the price of generic medicine which is affecting the profitability of major generic manufacturers. This may seem like good ...

Anti-dumping duty

13/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products including chemicals and machinery items imported from China. The other Chinese products on which India ha ...

360-degree approach for bureaucrats

13/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Civil services

According to report released by parliamentary standing committee government’s new system of rating officers on the basis of a 360-degree approach is o ...

The Code on Wages Bill

13/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

The Government has introduced in the Lok Sabha ‘The Code on Wages’ Bill to consolidate and amend the laws relating to wages and bonus which also seeks ...

Public Credit Registry (PCR)

12/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

RBI has announced the creation of a panel to consider creation of a Public Credit Registry (PCR) operated by the regulator. The PCR will be an extensi ...

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill passed by Rajya Sabha

12/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Banking

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, which empowers the Reserve Bank of India to issue instructions to the banks to act ...

Second Round of National Deworming initiative

12/8/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched its 2nd round of National Deworming Day (NDD) 2017 in 33 States/UTs targeting. A total of 7.8 crore ...

‘Merit-based’ immigration plan

11/8/2017 | India and the world | Indo US

US President has announced his support for a legislation titled the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act. This act could b ...

Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC)

11/8/2017 | International Affairs | Asia

Aiming to strengthen the growth and connectivity between Asia and Africa, India and Japan initiated the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), which prim ...

India ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol

10/8/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming ...

Joint Project between NASA and ISRO

10/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

ISRO and NASA are working towards realisation of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021. ISRO and NASA have a framework agreement ...

Proxy voting

10/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws. Proxy voting. Proxy voting is a form o ...

Private Investment in Missile technology

9/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a joint venture between Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Sy ...

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017

9/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to enable exit of RBI from Nabard and increase authorised capital of th ...

BHARAT 22

8/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

A new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) by the name BHARAT 22 was recently launched. About Bharat 22: Bharat 22 is an ETF that will track the performance of ...

NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls

8/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Supreme Court has refused to stay an Election Commission circular issued in January 2014 that introduced NOTA in the Rajya Sabha elections. What i ...

CCEA approves creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States

8/8/2017 | Geography | Energy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the creation of an Intra-state Transmission System (ISTS) Key facts about intra-state Tr ...

Tribal women entitled to inherit property in accordance with Hindu Succession Act

8/8/2017 | Social Issues | Tribes

Himachal Pradesh High Court has ruled that the daughters in tribal areas in the state shall inherit the property in accordance with Hindu Succession A ...

Committee on Making India Hub of Arbitration

7/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

High Level Committee under the Chairmanship of Justice B.N.Srikrishna has submitted its report to review the institutionalization of arbitration mecha ...

Motor Vehicles Bill sent to Select committee to Rajya Sabha

7/8/2017 | Governance Issues | Service delivery

A Bill seeking to bring radical changes in the transport sector by amending the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, has been sent to a Select Committee of the R ...

Flammable ice

6/8/2017 | Geography | Resources

China has successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as “flammable ice”, in an experimental project in the South China Sea. Wh ...

13th Vice President of India

6/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Union Executive

Former union minister Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu (68) was elected as 13th Vice President of India. He will succeed Hamid Ansari, who held the position ...

Digital Evolution Index

5/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

According to Digital evolution index, India has emerged strong, exhibiting a high potential in terms of digital payments and has been categorised unde ...

Indradhanush Scheme for banks not applied as envisaged

5/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

According to a report by the CAG, the Centre’s ‘Indradhanush’ scheme to recapitalise public sector banks (PSBs) based on their performance was not imp ...

Oil spills

4/8/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Scientists have developed a simple, cheap and environment-friendly system that can effectively remove crude oil from sea that can pollute and even des ...

Blue Whale Challenge

4/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

With each passing day, our dependence on technology is gradually but unfaltering rising. And with this, the demarcations between the virtual and the r ...

Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Family Participatory Care

4/8/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently released Operational Guidelines for Planning and Implementation of Family Participatory Care (FPC) for ...

DNA Fingerprinting Bill

3/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Law Commission of India released a revised draft of the Bill that is now called The DNA Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill, 2017 with some ver ...

Artificial intelligence (AI)

3/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

There is a possible threat that artificial intelligence (AI) might one day pose to the human race. With the help of artificial intelligence, computers ...

Flexible bio-glue for wound healing developed

3/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

Scientists have developed a super strong, flexible adhesive material inspired by the glue secreted by slugs that sticks to biological tissues – even w ...

National Mission for Clean Ganga

2/8/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Executive Committee of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved seven projects worth Rs 425 crore in the sector of sewage infrastructu ...

GST composition scheme

2/8/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The composition scheme is an alternative method of levy of tax designed for small taxpayers whose turnover is up to Rs 75 lakh — Rs 50 lakh in the cas ...

Ban on use of Liquid Nitrogen

1/8/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

The Haryana government had recently banned the use of liquid nitrogen. The Haryana food and drugs administration department issued an order under sect ...

National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017

1/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Constitutional Amendments

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, providing for setting up of a National Commission for Backward Classes, was recently passed by the Rajy ...

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