Governance Issues

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’ ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Local Treatment of Urban Sewage Streams for Healthy Reuse

12/5/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

Department of Biotechnology and Netherlands Science Agency have announced a joint call for proposals for cleaning the Barapullah drain under the Proje ...

e-SOT and the e-PRAN card launched for Atal Pension Yojana

30/4/2017 | Governance Issues | Pension and Insurance

With a view to digitally empower the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) subscribers and improve the quality of service, the facility of online viewing of the s ...

New guidelines for inland fisheries

26/4/2017 | Governance Issues | Sustainable Development

The Union government has issued guidelines for the States on framing a Bill on inland fisheries and aquaculture, amid mounting concern over the pollut ...

National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance

22/4/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

Health ministry announced the finalisation of India's comprehensive and multi-sectoral National Action Plan based on antimicrobial resistance. Importa ...

New Taxi Policy Guidelines

14/4/2017 | Governance Issues | Transport

The safety measures, recommended by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, concerning safety of women commuters availing of cab services have be ...

National Family Health Survey-4 (NFHS-4)

6/3/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

A latest survey by the government has shown positive trends in key health indicators, including an improvement in sex ratio at birth and a decline in ...

Electronic Governance

5/3/2017 | Governance Issues | E-Governanace

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, in collaboration with United Nations University and UNESCO, is organizing a ...

12 supergerms threaten world with incurable diseases

1/3/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

World health organization (WHO) urged governments, scientists and pharma companies to create new drugs to tackle 12 antibiotics-resistant supergerms t ...

NDMA prepares States to deal with Heat Wave 2017

25/2/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

A national workshop on Preparation of Heat Wave Action Plan was recently organised in Hyderabad . Discussions were held with all stakeholders resolvin ...

Economic survey on Health and Fertility

23/2/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

According to economic survey 2016-17, despite overall growth, there is a striking evidence of divergence or widening gaps in income as well as consump ...

FSSAI constitutes panel to identify nutritional gaps

21/2/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has constituted a Scientific Panel on “Food Fortification and Nutrition” to take the food for ...

99% of Indians over 18 now have Aadhaar cards

31/1/2017 | Governance Issues | Service delivery

Over 99% of Indians aged 18 and above now have Aadhaar cards as more than 111 crore residents have enrolled themselves for the unique identification n ...

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

28/1/2017 | Governance Issues | Health

A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases, designed to help give the world an insurance policy against epidemics was ...

Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana

13/1/2017 | Governance Issues | Skill Development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, has announced a scheme to skill Indian youth seeking jo ...

Ratan Watal committee

10/12/2016 | Governance Issues | Information Technology

Ratan watal committee has submitted its report on the digital payments infrastructure to the government. This committee has representatives from the R ...

FSSAI decides to ban use of newspapers for packing food

9/12/2016 | Governance Issues | Food Management

FSSAI decides to ban use of newspaper for packing food due to the food contamination from newspaper ink. FSSAI asked state authorities to create aware ...

Delhi HC quashes government ban on fixed dose combination drugs

3/12/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Delhi high court has quashed the ban on Fixed dose combination (FDCs). The ban was imposed based on the recommendations of Kokate committee. It was im ...

National Litigation Policy

2/12/2016 | Governance Issues | Judiciary

Government is mulling over National Litigation Policy to reduce pendency of cases. Why it is needed: It is estimated that the government litigation co ...

PM Launches “Housing for All” in Rural Areas

23/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Rural Development

Indian Prime Minister has formally launched “Housing for All” in rural areas under which the Government proposes to provide an environmentally safe an ...

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

22/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

In a move to grant stronger protection to the country’s HIV community, the government plans to introduce the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bil ...

Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms 2016

3/11/2016 | Governance Issues | States

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the World Bank Group, has released re ...

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)

3/11/2016 | Governance Issues | Urbanisation

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has inked MoU with Common Services Centre (CSC), a SPV of Ministry of Information Technolo ...

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

9/10/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014. The Bill was first introduced in Parliament by ...

Bihar brings in new law banning liquor consumption

5/10/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Bihar government came out with a new and more stringent liquor-ban law- ‘Bihar prohibition and excise act, 2016’. Key provisions of the law: This is a ...

Smart City Misison

22/9/2016 | Governance Issues | Urbanisation

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 ...

Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

6/9/2016 | Governance Issues | Service delivery

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

Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme

1/9/2016 | Governance Issues | Energy

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mental Health Care Bill, 2013

9/8/2016 | Governance 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 ...

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 ...

National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP)

30/7/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport

Government has approved the revised cost estimate of Rs 3,727.30 crore for the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP). Th ...

Network Readiness Index, 2016

9/7/2016 | Governance Issues | Information Technology

India was placed at 91st position in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2016 that was released by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). The in ...

Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016

3/7/2016 | Governance Issues | Legal issues

A model law that allows shops, malls and cinema halls among other establishments to run 24x7 throughout the year got the Cabinet approval . This move ...

Infant mortality rate: Target set by Millennium Development Goals not met

28/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Sample Registration System (SRS) Bulletin 2014, is published by the Registrar General of India. This report is released for only 23 states and Union t ...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

27/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Tourism

The 1st Meeting of National Committee on Ramayan Circuit and National Committee on Krishna Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism ...

AYUSH(Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy)

23/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Indian government has decided to popularize AYUSH internationally by sending out experts to all the members countries of United Nation. About AYUSH AY ...

Government frames new policy for ads in print media

14/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Media

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has framed a New Print Media Advertisement Policy for Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP) with ...

Rise in Road accidents in India

14/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport

Road Safety in India 2015 report by Ministry of Road transport and Highway says In 2015, 400 people lost their lives every day on India’s roads and ac ...

National Disaster Management Plan

5/6/2016 | Governance Issues | Disasters

Prime Minister released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country. This plan aims to ...

A big boost for public health

31/5/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is no longer a major public health problem in the South-East Asia region. As immunisation coverage and access to m ...

Red Line Campaign

23/5/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

The global review of Antimicrobial Resistance which is chaired by economist Jim O’Neill has appreciated a public awareness campaign of India : " Medic ...

Panel suggest amendments in Consumer Protection Bill, 2015

29/4/2016 | Governance Issues | bill

In its report on the Consumer Protection Bill 2015, a parliamentary panel has suggested legal teeth to make celebrities accountable for misleading adv ...

Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP)

28/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Indian government is exploring the feasibility of establishing WHO-approved Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) facility for yellow fever drugs ...

National Sample Survey (NSS) report on open defecation

23/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

According to national sample survey , more than half of people in rural areas still go for open defecation though things seems to be changing after co ...

Bihar Government imposes complete ban on alcohol

7/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Bihar Government has taken a decision to completely ban on all types of liquor (alcohol) throughout the state including Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IM ...

Kalasa-Banduri Nala diversion project

6/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Inter-State Disputes

Karnataka has decided to send an all-party delegation to the Centre seeking PM intervention for an amicable settlement of the Kalasa-Banduri Nala dive ...

Vidyut PRAVAH

4/4/2016 | Governance Issues | Energy

The government has launched " Vidyut PRAVAH -Electricity, Price Availability and Highlights" mobile application. The mobile application provides highl ...

Defence Procurement Policy(DPP): 2016

30/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Defence

Defence procurement policy is unveiled by the government with an aim to ensure transparency, fast track acquisition process and give a push to ‘Make i ...

Annual Target of Electrifying 7000 Villages Achieved

27/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Infrastructure

The government has achieved its annual target of electrifying 7000 villages during this (2015-16) fiscal year under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yo ...

Ban on Drugs in India

23/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

The Health Ministry banned 344 fixed dose drug combinations. Among the commonly used brands that stand banned after the notification are the cough syr ...

Immunisation Programmes in India

23/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

India has achieved major public health achievements with the help of safe and effective vaccines delivered through quality programmes.like there is el ...

Parliament Panel on Medical education In India

22/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Parliamentary committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Ranjit Roy has submitted the 92nd report titled ‘The Functioning of Medical Council of India’ to ...

Place of effective management rules for MNCs

20/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Corporate Governance

The income tax department issued, Place of effective management(POEM) rules for MNCs , which will play an important role in determining if a company i ...

Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016

19/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Environment

The Government has notified the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, in suppression of the earlier Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 201 ...

ICANN transition plan

18/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Information Technology

ICANN recently submitted the plan for the global stewardship of the internet to the US government for review. This plan was mainly focusing on ending ...

Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015

17/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Transport

This Bill would enhance the compensation for air travellers in case of death, injury, lost baggage or even inordinate delay in flights. Highlights: Th ...

Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015

14/3/2016 | Governance Issues | Infrastructure

Rajya Sabha has passed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015. This bill aimed at protecting home buyers from real estate developers ...

The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016

11/3/2016 | Governance Issues | E-Governanace

The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha. More than six years ha ...

eBiz Portal

9/3/2016 | Governance Issues | E-Governanace

A pilot version of a government portal to improve the ease of doing business in India may be completed by the end of this year. By December 2016 the p ...

Swachh Sarvekshan Survey

18/2/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Karnataka's Mysore was voted India's cleanest city. Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli and the New Delhi Municipal Council were the other three names topping ...

National Deworming Initiative

12/2/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has launched National Deworming initiative to benefit more than 270 million children. This was launched b ...

Four Mobile Health Services To Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure

20/1/2016 | Governance Issues | Health

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has launched four mobile health (m-Health) services to provide citizen-centric health services. These ...

Problem With Smart Cities

10/1/2016 | Governance Issues | Urbanisation

85 cities out of the total 98 included under the Smart Cities Mission had submitted their respective Smart City Plans to the ministry of urban develop ...

Smart National Common Mobility Card (NCMC)

11/9/2015 | Governance Issues | Government Projects

The ministry of urban development has come out with a Smart National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) model to enable seamless travel by different metros a ...

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana

28/7/2015 | Governance Issues | Rural Development

The BJP-led NDA government’s flagship programme Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) meant to provide round the clock power would be ...

First Environmental Democracy Index

21/5/2015 | Governance Issues | Environment

Environmental democracy isn't just about making environmental information available to the public; that's an essential first step, but governments mus ...

Open Government Index 2015

1/4/2015 | Governance Issues | Accountability and Tranperancy

India ranks 37th among 102 countries on the Open Government Index 2015, which ranks countries on how transparent their governments are and the ease wi ...

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