Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA)

30/9/2016 | India and the world | Indo Srilanka |Read more

India and Srilanka are in process to sign Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA). This would be an improved version of Free Trade Agreem ...

Surgical Strikes

30/9/2016 | Security Issues | Border issues |Read more

Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on Pakistani terrorists positioned across the Line of Control on terror launch pads. What is a surgical strik ...

WHO report on killing by Air pollution

30/9/2016 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

In a study conducted by the World Health Organization, it reported that it could have been air pollution that killed six lakh Indians in 2012, which i ...

Cyrtodactylus Varadgirii

29/9/2016 | Environment | Wildlife |Read more

A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon's Aarey Colony and Thane's Badlapur forested belts, 130 years after the last ...

Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)

29/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

India’s ranking in the Global Competitiveness Index for 2016-17, released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), improved 16 places to 39, making it the f ...

Union Cabinet approves ratification of the Paris Agreement

29/9/2016 | International Affairs | Climate |Read more

The Union Cabinet of India approved ratification of Paris Agreement which is to take place on October 2. This decision will underline India’s responsi ...

Disparity between States growing

28/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

According to a study, which evaluates the governance performance of 19 states, Regional disparity has been growing among these states over the year Hi ...

Rail tariff regulator

28/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Transport |Read more

The PMO has asked the Railways Ministry to follow the legislative route to set up an independent regulator for freight and passenger tariffs rather th ...

Scrub Typhus

28/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

There is rise in number of cases of Scrub Typhus in Himachal Pradesh. Scrub typhus - a mite-borne disease, has claimed 20 lives and affected over 700 ...

Pakistan’s MFN tag

27/9/2016 | India and the world | Indo Pakistan |Read more

India is planning to review the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status given to Pakistan in wake of recent attack on Uri. The MFN status was accorded to Pa ...

SCATSAT-1

27/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

ISRO has successfully launched PSLV’s longest flight SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather studies. The 320-tonne rocket, carrying eight satellites, blasted ...

Mission Parivar Vikas

26/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The government is planning to launch Mission Parivar Vikas to improve family planning services in seven states where the combined total fertility rate ...

MERCOSUR

26/9/2016 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings |Read more

Brazil has asked India to expand its commercial and multilateral footprints in South America. Brazil is also planning to take up this issue in the upc ...

UN Security Council on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament

25/9/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

The UN Security Council approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty that would ban tests of nucl ...

Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

25/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector |Read more

The Union Government has extended support to certain new products and the rate of incentives for certain other specified products under the Merchandis ...

Sovereign Gold Bonds issue date extended

25/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

Reserve bank of India has shifted the issue date of Sovereign gold bond scheme up to September 30 for “smooth” uploading of the subscriptions in its ‘ ...

Union Cabinet extends subsidy to BSNL

24/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

The Union Cabinet approved the proposal to extend subsidy support of Rs 1,250 crore to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) from the Universal Service ...

Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016

24/9/2016 | Environment | Water |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016. The Order lays down a new institutio ...

Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2016

23/9/2016 | Security Issues | External Security |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of Ministry of Shipping to enact Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) B ...

Merger of Plan and Non Plan classification in Budget and Accounts

23/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The cabinet has approved the merger of Plan and Non Plan classification in Budget and Accounts from 2017-18, with continuance of earmarking of funds f ...

Merger of Railway budget with the General budget

23/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of Ministry of Finance to merge Railway budget with the General budget. The arrangements for merger of Rai ...

Long range surface-to-air missile(LRSAM)

22/9/2016 | Security Issues | External Security |Read more

India has successfully test-fired the Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air(LRSAM) nuclear-capable ballistic missile, jointly developed with Israel, from ...

Smart City Misison

22/9/2016 | Governance Issues | Urbanisation |Read more

The government has selected 27 new smart cities in the latest round of ‘Smart City Challenge’ competition. The 27 smart cities announced are from 12 S ...

World Economic Freedom Index 2016

22/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

World Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report has been released worldwide. The report measures the degree of economic freedom in countries i ...

Maternal health: The Lancet Report

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Lancet has published a new series of papers on maternal health which reveal that while progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality globa ...

Union Government notifies new import policy for marble & travertine blocks

21/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Policy |Read more

The Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has notified the new import policy for Marble & Travertine Blocks, ...

Pre-Natal Sex Determination Advertisements

21/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

Search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft informed the Supreme Court (SC) that they have developed a system to block advertisements on sex determinat ...

Cassini spacecraft

20/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

After studying Saturn, its rings and moons for more than 12 years, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage This histor ...

Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) report on MSME's

20/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Industry |Read more

Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) has released its white paper titled ‘Inspections and Regulatory Enforcements for Micro Small and Medium Enter ...

Mormugao

19/9/2016 | Security Issues | Maritime Security |Read more

The second indigenous warship of the Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided-missile destroyers — Mormugao — of the Indian Navy was launched at the Mazagon ...

Supreme Court verdict on Sterilizations Camps

19/9/2016 | Social Issues | Gender issues |Read more

The Supreme court had directed the Centre to do away with sterilisation camps within three years and strengthen the primary healthcare centre system. ...

Namami Gange Progamme

19/9/2016 | Environment | Water |Read more

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR, RD&GR) has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Wel ...

Exercise YUDH ABHYAS 2016

18/9/2016 | Security Issues | Indo US |Read more

As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise, ‘Yudh Abhyas 2016’ started in Uttarakhand. It is a series of o ...

United Nations Panel on Medicines

18/9/2016 | International Affairs | United Nations |Read more

A United Nations high-level panel on access to medicines has called for major changes to the way in which research and development (R&D) of life-savin ...

India Declares itself Free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)

18/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian Influ ...

African Development Bank (AfDB)

17/9/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions |Read more

India will be hosting the next annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre, Ahmedabad from May 22 ...

Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme

17/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System |Read more

The government has extended the time period of the Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016. Now the scheme can be availed up to 31st December, 2016 ...

Polluters Pay Principle(PPP)

17/9/2016 | Environment | Pollution |Read more

Power Minister Piyush Goyal has reiterated India’s stand for the implementation of ‘Polluter Pays’ principle on international carbon emissions. About ...

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

16/9/2016 | International Affairs | China |Read more

China may slow down implementation of the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) because of security concerns. About the CPEC project: Th ...

Infra pool to have separate funds for roads, clean energy

16/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

The government has tweaked the structure of the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF), which will now have two dedicated funds — one for road ...

Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)

16/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Progr ...

Chikungunya

15/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Chikungunya outbreak in New Delhi is sending alarms of caution in the national capital. Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease that affects mainly adul ...

Bilateral Technical Arrangement between India and Switzerland

15/9/2016 | India and the world | Indo Europe |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of the Technical Arrangement between India and Switzerland on the identification and return of Sw ...

Higher Education Financing Agency

15/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

To give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions, the Union Cabinet approved the establishment of ...

GST Council

15/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of GST Council and setting up its Secretariat. Decisions taken by cabinet : Creation of the GST Council as p ...

E-Nivaran

14/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Information Technology |Read more

CBDT(Central Board of Direct taxes) has launched the ambitious ’e-nivaran’ facility for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances. About e-nivaran In ...

Ponzi schemes

14/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

The Union Government has issued model guidelines for states to regulate direct selling and multi-level marketing businesses to protect consumers from ...

Task force on poverty

14/9/2016 | Social Issues | Poverty |Read more

The task force headed by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya to prepare a road map for elimination of poverty has submitted its report to the P ...

Infra investment trusts

13/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

More than two years after markets watchdog SEBI had issued guidelines for infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs), the regulator has finally granted ...

Magnetars

13/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

Astronomers have found evidence of a magnetar - magnetised neutron star - that spins much slower than the slowest of its kind known until now, which s ...

Gymnothorax indicus

13/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Ocean Research |Read more

Scientists have discovered a new species of eel, a snake-like fish, from the northern Bay of Bengal along the West Bengal coast. The species Gymnothor ...

OSIRIS-REx Mission

12/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

NASA has launched a spacecraft to an asteroid Bennu in 2016 and use a robotic arm to pluck samples that could better explain our solar system's format ...

Chandrayaan

12/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

With Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F05) mission’s recent success, ISRO has signalled the country’s readiness for Chandrayaan II missio ...

Microfinance sector in India: ICRA

12/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion |Read more

According to an estimate by the ICRA, the country’s microfinance sector will grow nearly three-fold to reach up to Rs 4.3 trillion over the next three ...

G20 countries And Climate Change

11/9/2016 | International Affairs | G-20 |Read more

According to a report released by Climate Transparency, an open global consortium, Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of G20 countries are continui ...

ASEAN Summit, 2016

11/9/2016 | India and the world | Asean |Read more

The 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held in Vientiane, Laos from 6th to 8th September 2016. Next summit will b ...

NIDHI (National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations)

11/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

NIDHI (National Initiative for Development and Harnessing Innovations), an umbrella program is pioneered by the Department of Science & Technology(DST ...

Municipal bonds

10/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Financial System |Read more

To help the government's 'smart cities' programme, capital markets regulator SEBI notified new norms for listing and trading of municipal bonds on sto ...

NABARD Will Raise Fund For Irrigation

10/9/2016 | Geography | irrigation |Read more

The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will raise in phases over Rs 77,000 crore from market to fund around 100 prioritised i ...

INSAT-3DR

10/9/2016 | Science Affairs | Space |Read more

The Indian Space Research Organisation's GSLV-F05 rocket successfully placed INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite in the intended orbit. The satellite ...

G 20 Summit, 2016

9/9/2016 | International Affairs | G-20 |Read more

11th meeting of G – 20 summit was concluded in the city of Hangzhou. It was the first ever G20 summit to be hosted in China. Next G 20 summit in 2017 ...

Cleanest Districts In India

9/9/2016 | Social Issues | Sanitation |Read more

According to a survey released by Quality Council of India (QCI), Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra have emerged the cleanest di ...

Leprosy Case Detection Campaign

9/9/2016 | Social Issues | Diaseases |Read more

In a bid to eradicate Leprosy from India, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has launched the biggest Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) in ...

BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement

8/9/2016 | International Affairs | SAARC |Read more

The first cargo truck under the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement for cross border movement reached Delhi recently. A ...

Economic Divergence among States In India

8/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system |Read more

The diversity in India is unique. Being a large country with large population. India presents endless varieties of physical features and cultural patt ...

India is now Yaws And Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) free - WHO

8/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged India as the world's first Yaws-free country and also declared it free from maternal and neonatal ...

Zika alert in India

7/9/2016 | Social Issues | Health |Read more

Indian Medical Association has issued a Zika alert in India asking physicians and the public to be vigilant and not ignore chikungunya-like symptoms w ...

Literacy among religions : Census 2011

7/9/2016 | Social Issues | Education |Read more

Muslims have the highest number of illiterates at nearly 43 per cent, while Jains have the highest number of literates among India's religious communi ...

IUCN World Conservation Congress

6/9/2016 | International Affairs | Environment |Read more

25th World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has begun in Hawaii. The last Congress was held in Jeju, ...

Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

6/9/2016 | Social Issues | Service delivery |Read more

Delhi government invoked the stringent ESMA declaring as illegal the nurses’ stir which has severely affected functioning of state-run hospitals at a ...

Sabarimala spiritual circuit

6/9/2016 | Culture of India | religion |Read more

The centre has approved the Sabarimala spiritual circuit. The approval was given by the Union Ministry of Tourism. Under this 99.98 crores rupees will ...

Sagarmala Development Company (SDC)

5/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure |Read more

The Union government cleared a plan to set up Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) to provide equity support to port-led economic development projects, ...

Majuli River Island

5/9/2016 | Geography | Water |Read more

Majuli Island on the Brahmaputra in Assam was declared the largest river island in the world, toppling Marajo in Brazil, by Guinness World Records. Th ...

China ratifies Paris agreement

5/9/2016 | Environment | Climate |Read more

China has ratified the emissions-cutting agreement reached last year in Paris. So far, 23 countries have ratified or otherwise joined the agreement, r ...

Project Development Fund

4/9/2016 | International Affairs | Asean |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) with a corpus of Rs 500 Crore for catalysing Indian economic prese ...

Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors

4/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector |Read more

The Union Cabinet has approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant conditions as spe ...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

4/9/2016 | International Affairs | World Bank |Read more

The World Bank has recently released a Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 report titled “Connecting to Complete 2016“. Highlights of the report: A ...

Salt and Arsenic Contamination Ganga basin

3/9/2016 | Environment | Water |Read more

According to a new study published by Nature Geoscience, the gravest threat to groundwater in India isn’t over-exploitation but arsenic and salt conta ...

Advance Pricing Agreements

3/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Tax System |Read more

CBDT has signed 20 unilateral advance pricing agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers as it looks to reduce litigation by providing certainty in trans ...

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana extended to people of all Hilly States

3/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Energy |Read more

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has decided to extend the benefits under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to the people of all Hilly States includi ...

Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited

2/9/2016 | Geography | Transport |Read more

Cabinet approved the dissolution of the Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC) as part of the government's move to identify and cl ...

National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme

2/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development |Read more

The Union Government notified National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme. It is for the first time a scheme has been notified to offer financial incenti ...

Union Cabinet approves ‘radical’ changes in FDI policy

2/9/2016 | Economic Affairs | External Sector |Read more

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post-facto approval for the FDI policy amendments announced by the Government on 20th June, 2016. The FDI policy am ...

Annual Report of ‘Crime in India – 2015’

1/9/2016 | Social Issues | Internal Security |Read more

The Union Home Minister has released the 63rd edition of ‘Crime in India – 2015’. This report is published by National Crime Records Bureau. This repo ...

Madhukar Gupta Committee

1/9/2016 | Security Issues | Border issues |Read more

Madhukar Gupta presented its report on strengthening the border protection on Indo-Pakistan Border. This committee was formed to study all types of ga ...

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme

1/9/2016 | Governance Issues | Energy |Read more

Under the Government of India’s Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme, Gujarat has become the first state to distribute 2 crore LED bu ...