Karnataka anti-superstition Bill

30/9/2017 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

The Karnataka Cabinet has cleared Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017, popularly known as the an ...

Inter-bank Local Currency Credit Line Agreement

30/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the signing of the (i) Interbank Local Currency Credit Li ...

Khel Mahakumbh

30/9/2017 | Governance Issues | Sports

Haryana showcased its cultural heritage and contribution to sports in a glittering opening ceremony of the Khel Mahakumbh. Highlights: Venue of openin ...

Modernisation of Police Forces

30/9/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for implementation of umbrella scheme of "Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)" for years 2017-18 to 2019-20. ...

HP compensation demand for losses due to hydropower projects

30/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Supreme Court has asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to explore the possibility of an amicable solution to Himachal Pradesh’s demand for a huge c ...

Centre alerts Punjab over declining water table

30/9/2017 | Geography | Water

The Union Government has red-flagged a sharp decline in the groundwater level in Punjab. As per a study conducted in May, 94 per cent of the state has ...

4th gravitational wave detected by LIGO

29/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science

A fourth gravitational wave has been detected — this time with help from Italy-based equipment — after two black holes collided, sending ripples throu ...

VVPAT to be used in Gujarat polls

29/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission of India will use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) gadgets with Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in all 50,128 votin ...

Five-point peace plan

28/9/2017 | Security Issues | External Security

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has floated a five-point proposal at the United Nations to find a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis. S ...

Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana

28/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The government has launched “Pt Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana” which will experiment and endeavour to formulate and implement app ...

SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital

28/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Sustainable Development

SATH- Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital, a joint initiative of Government of Assam and NITI Aayog, has been launched. The programme ai ...

Deendayal Hastkala Sankul

27/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Skill Development

The Prime Ministerof India dedicated to the nation, the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Varanasi. About t ...

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project

27/9/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Funds from a Japanese government loan will soon be utilised for the first time in the $100 billion, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project. S ...

Essential Services Maintenance Act

26/9/2017 | Governance Issues | Service delivery

The Karnataka government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act against garbage contractors and sanitation workers employed under them fol ...

Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat

26/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Central government has launched a country-wide LPG Panchayat as a backup to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to distribute LPG connections among ...

Graded Surveillance Measure

25/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

SEBI introduced the measure to keep a tab on securities that witness an abnormal price rise that is not commensurate with financial health and fundame ...

Bharat ke Kaushalzaade and Kaushal Panjee

25/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

Rural Skills Division, Ministry of Rural Development has organized ‘Bharat ke Kaushalzaade’, an event honouring beneficiaries of its key skilling prog ...

Hague child custody pact

24/9/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Indian government is planning to join the Hague abduction convention. The government had in November 2016 announced that it would not sign the convent ...

Banks can classify priority loans as standard debt

24/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that the banks can classify priority loans given to defaulting companies as standard debt. The move is to ens ...

RBI to regulate peer-to-peer lending firms

23/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

According to a recently released notification of government , All peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platforms will be regulated by the Reserve Bank of India ...

TRAI issues draft recommendations on “Easing of Doing Business”

23/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Aiming to promote ‘ease of doing business’ TRAI has draft recommendations. Important recommendations made: The regulator has proposed that the entire ...

BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017

22/9/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Delhi a ...

UN nuclear ban treaty

22/9/2017 | International Affairs | United Nations

In a new attempt towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, the United Nations has introduced a new treaty banning the use, development, testin ...

Zero hunger program

22/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

Three districts – Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra – will initiate India’s ambitious ‘Zero Hunger’ programme thr ...

Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS)

21/9/2017 | Security Issues | Internal Security

Border Security Force (BSF) has started installation of a unique, indigenously designed virtual fencing system — Comprehensive Integrated Border Manag ...

Cabinet approves Extension of time period of Udaan

21/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for extension of time period of the Scheme "Specia ...

Khelo India programme

20/9/2017 | Governance Issues | Sports

The Union Cabinet has approved the revamped Khelo India programme at a cost of Rs.1,756 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. This marks a watershe ...

Draft bill on fugitive economic offenders

20/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Union Executive

The law ministry has given its concurrence to a draft bill that will give powers to the government to confiscate property of economic offenders and de ...

Gaon ki Ore campaign

19/9/2017 | Geography | Industry

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), is running a nation-wide campaign SAIL steel – Gaon ki ore which is aimed at boosting steel consumption in count ...

India’s first bullet train project

19/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe recently laid the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train project in Ahme ...

Rising air pollution in HP

19/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

With vehicular emissions emerging as the lead cause of air pollution in various industrial clusters, the HP State Pollution Control Board has proposed ...

Astra Missile

18/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

The indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) — Astra — underwent a series of successful trials for four days over the Ba ...

Supreme Court suggests Mandela rules for treatment with prisoners

18/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court has asked the chief justices of high courts to institute acts on its own cognizance on PILs in their respective courts and clean up ...

Operation Insaaniyat

17/9/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government of India has launched operation Insaaniyat to assist Bangladesh in Rohingyas crisis by sending relief material. The Indian Air Force wa ...

Snow leopard

17/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

The conservation status of snow leopard has been improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. The decision was announced by the International Union for ...

RBI is not comfortable with bitcoins

16/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank has indicated that it is uncomfortable with “non-fiat” cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. A non-fiat cryptocurrency is “Bitcoins for exam ...

Prime Minister of Japan Visited India

16/9/2017 | India and the world | Indo Japan

Prime Minister of Japan visited India. This was the fourth Annual Summit between Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two leaders re ...

Digital Haryana Summit

16/9/2017 | Governance Issues | Summits

The state government and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) jointly hosted the summit in Gurugram as part of the state’ ...

Corporate debt

15/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

According to a recently released report by Thomson Reuter, India’s corporate debt rose to a seven-year high at the end of March. Highlights of the rep ...

Global Human Capital Index

15/9/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

The Global Human Capital Index sees India finish 103rd among 130 countries, behind Sri Lanka and Nepal, and just ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan. The ...

Mouse deer

15/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

Telangana State Forest Department has re-introduced the endangered ‘mouse deer’ into the forests of Nallamalla in Amrabad Tiger Reserve. The release o ...

Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017

14/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament. The Payment of Gratuity ...

Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund

14/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund” (DIDF) with an outlay of Rs 10,881 crore ...

Loan Waiver

13/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

In India, farm loan waivers have been announced intermittently by both the central and state governments to provide relief to farmers facing distress ...

Sainj Project

13/9/2017 | Geography | Energy

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh laid stone for 100-MW Sainj Hydro-electric Power Project of HP Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) at Sainj in Banjar sub ...

Kinnaur Project

13/9/2017 | Geography | Energy

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the first stage of Kashang hydel project in Kinnaur district. Highlights: The work on 195 MW (65X3) integra ...

UN Security Council Unanimously Steps Up Sanctions against North Korea

13/9/2017 | International Affairs | United Nations

The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear ...

Refugees go to SC against Article 35A

12/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Fundamental Rights

Some refugees from West Pakistan, who had migrated to India during Partition, have moved the Supreme Court challenging Article 35A of the Constitution ...

Nag missile successfully Test Fired

12/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Defence

India's indigenously developed third generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) Nag has been successfully flight tested by premier defence research or ...

Government unveils rules to tackle on-board disruptive and unruly behaviour by passengers

11/9/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has unveiled rules to tackle on-board disruptive and unruly behaviour by passengers. New rules will allow for the forma ...

Andhra Pradesh to get India’s first Hyperloop

11/9/2017 | Geography | Transport

The government of Andhra Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) to d ...

FAME-India scheme

11/9/2017 | Geography | Transport

The centre is considering the extension of FAME- India scheme to promote electric and hybrid vehicles by another six months. The scheme’s phase-I was ...

TRAI recommends delicensing of some spectrum for M2M services

10/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

In order to facilitate the smooth roll-out of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications utilising licence exempt airwaves, sectoral regulator Telecom Re ...

Report on drug abuse in Punjab

10/9/2017 | Social Issues | Health

In Punjab, alcohol and tobacco are the most common intoxicants and not the infamous ‘chitta’ (heroin), as is the popular perception. These are the fin ...

UJALA scheme launched in Melaka, Malaysia

10/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

Energy Efficiency Services Limited ( EESL) , under Ministry of Power, Government of India has launched UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable Lighting for A ...

Bali Declaration

9/9/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India has disassociated itself from the adoption of the Bali Declaration as it referred to the violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar and emphasised ...

Uninhabited Lakshadweep island Parali I vanishes

9/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

According to recently released study, Biodiversity-rich uninhabited islands part of Lakshadweep has vanished due to coastal erosion and another four s ...

World University Rankings 2018

8/9/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The Times Higher Education (THE) has released the latest World University Rankings 2018. Highlights of the report: The University of Oxford has topped ...

Tiger augmentation programme

8/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal has been identified for the tiger augmentation programme by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). Tigers ...

33% rise in hydroelectric plants’ power generation

8/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Energy

At a time when the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is buying power at high rates from thermal plants, its hydel plants produced 33 per ...

Study harmful effects of RO water: PPCB to varsity

8/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

To check the wastage of water in reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers which further puts burden on the sewerage treatment plants in the state, the Pun ...

The Code on Wages Bill 2017

7/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The Union Government as part of labour law reforms has undertaken drive to rationalize 38 Labour Acts by framing 4 labour codes viz Code on Wages, Cod ...

India’s first World Heritage City

7/9/2017 | Culture of India | Art and Culture

The commercial capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, has been formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. The honour makes t ...

‘Locky Ransomware’

7/9/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued an alert about spread of a new malicious software ‘Locky’, which is being circulated ...

Xiamen Declaration

6/9/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

9th BRICS summit was recently held in Xiamen, China. This is the second time the China has hosted the summit after the 2011 summit. At the end of the ...

RBI includes HDFC Bank in the ‘too big to fail’ list

6/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Banking

Private sector lender HDFC Bank Ltd has been declared a domestic-systemically important bank (D-SIB). With this, the bank has joined State Bank of Ind ...

Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Yojana’ (SAUNI)

5/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind recently laid the foundation stone of ‘Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Yojana’ (SAUNI) Phase-II Li ...

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 4 more Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)

5/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tax System

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into 4 more Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) during August, 2017. Out of these 4 Agreements, 3 a ...

Hortinet

4/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Hortinet is an integrated traceability system developed by APEDA(Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) for providing ...

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The government has released the Guidelines of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana. This scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Women & Child Develop ...

Rohingyas

4/9/2017 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to United Nation, in the last ten days, 87,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar taking the total number of Rohingyas w ...

IRNSS-1H

3/9/2017 | Science Affairs | Space

India’s attempt to launch its eighth regional navigation satellite has failed. The satellite IRNSS-1H didn’t come out of the heat shield as it should ...

STPs to be constructed under Hybrid Annuity Model

3/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

In the first-of-its-kind success, the creation and maintenance of sewage treatment infrastructure under Hybrid Annuity based PPP model has taken off, ...

Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

2/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial Inclusion

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) through its ‘One Nation One Pension’ Mobilization Campaign has sourced approximately 3.0 ...

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil

2/9/2017 | India and the world | Indo South America

The Union Cabinet recently approved the memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Brazil for cooperation in the fields of Zebu Cattle ...

India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund

2/9/2017 | India and the world | Indo-West Asia

The Union Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel on "India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovati ...

Remove agriculture from Essential Commodities Act

1/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

NITI Aayog has proposed to remove all agricultural commodities from the Essential Commodities Act. Why this proposal needed? This will lead to shiftin ...

Ocean forecasting system

1/9/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for Como ...

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