China hosts Inter-Governmental Meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities

30/11/2017 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The High Level Inter-Governmental Mid-Point meeting of Asia and Pacific Decade for Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022 is being held in Beijing. The ...

First phase of Chabahar port work over

30/11/2017 | India and the world | India central Asia

Iran has conveyed to India that it has completed the first phase of work on Chabahar port. Iran is offering management control of its Chabahar Port to ...

SAUBHAGYA Scheme

30/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) has been launched in Manipur. A total of approximately 1.75 lakh households (1.62 lakh rura ...

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

29/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Skill Development

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Tourism and Hospitality Sector Ski ...

India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI)

29/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) is a collaborative project of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health and Fa ...

Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)

28/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The government has doubled the incentive for exporters of garments and made-ups under the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) to support decli ...

Super Village Challenge

28/11/2017 | Governance Issues | Rural Development

The authorities have launched ‘Super Village Challenge’, a programme to give a push to development projects and ensure success through speedy implemen ...

Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017

27/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Ecology

Indian President has cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Forest Act, omitting bamboo grown in non-forest areas from the definition of trees. This ...

YONO

27/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

State Bank of India, the country’s largest public sector bank, has launched a unified integrated app called YONO (You Need Only One) that would offer ...

Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission

27/11/2017 | Governance Issues | Agriculture

The Punjab council of ministers decided to move the bill to set up 'Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission' in the ongoing three-day Vidhan ...

Himachal Pradesh Heritage Tourism Policy 2017

27/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Tourism

Following in the footsteps of Rajasthan, where the priceless heritage of its palaces, forts and havelis is the biggest tourist attraction, now Himacha ...

SC declares stringent provision of PMLA unconstitutional

26/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a stringent provision of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act that virtually overturned the legal ...

NPPA puts cap on prices of 51 essential medicines

26/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Regulatory Authorities

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has capped prices of 51 essential medicines, including those used for the treatment of cancer, pa ...

BRICS Bank approves $400 million loans for India, Russia

25/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Shanghai-based Brics New Development Bank (NDB) has approved two infrastructure and sustainable development projects in India and Russia with loan ...

Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS)

25/11/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS) is being set up by Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with Siemens and Indian Register of ...

Swachh Iconic Places

24/11/2017 | Social Issues | Sanitation

A two day National Consultation of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) under Swachh Bharat Mission was held in New Delhi. Representatives from 20 Iconic Sites ...

IMD World Talent Rankings 2017

24/11/2017 | Social Issues | Education

India was ranked at the 51st spot among 63 countries on the IMD Talent Rankings in terms of ability to attract, develop and retain talent. In the prev ...

Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017

23/11/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

Indian Prime minister inaugurates the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space or GCCS in Delhi. GCCS is one of the world’s largest confe ...

Manipur Sangai Festival 2017

23/11/2017 | Culture of India | Festivals

The annual Sangai Festival was celebrated in the northeastern state of Manipur. It is grandest festival of the state to promote Manipur as a world cla ...

Draft Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Amendment) Bill, 2017

23/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

The Cabinet has approved the introduction of the draft Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Amendment) Bill, 2017 allowing the sale of liquor through licensed ven ...

Draft Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017

23/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has unveiled the draft Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017, underlining the government’s c ...

Insolvency law: Government sets up 14-member panel to identify issues

23/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

With rising number of cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, the government has set up a 14-member panel to identify and suggest ways to addr ...

Sub-schemes under “Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS)”

22/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for continuation of Anganwadi Services, Scheme for Adolescent Girls, Child Protection ...

India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected in International Court of Justice

22/11/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India's Dalveer Bhandari, 70 won the last seat in the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate Christopher Greenwood in a down-to-the-wire rac ...

Cement stocks tank on apex court’s petcoke ban

21/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Supreme Court has requested all States and Union Territories to move forward towards a nationwide ban on the use of pet coke and furnace oil to po ...

Moody’s upgrades India rating

21/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Global ratings agency Moody's Investors Service raised India's sovereign credit rating to 'Baa2' from 'Baa3'. Continued progress on economic and insti ...

Shanghai Cooperation Organization

20/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Regional Groupings

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meeting of the Ministers of Member States responsible for Foreign Economic and Foreign Trade was recently held i ...

‘Saubhagya’ Web-Portal

20/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

The government has launched the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ Web Portal. About Saubhagya Portal: The Saubhagya Dashboard i ...

COP 23

20/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

Fiji has presided over COP23 in Bonn with the support of the government of Germany. COP23 took place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November. COP23 is th ...

South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC)

19/11/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

An Interim Meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center ( ...

Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat

19/11/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Under ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana, Madhya Pradesh has been made partner of Manipur and Nagaland. Objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat: To ...

NGT bans construction in Shimla’s core

18/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Ecology

In a landmark judgment that could prevent further degradation of the Queen of Hills, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned any new construction ...

Zimbabwe crisis

18/11/2017 | International Affairs | Africa

Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. It also surrounded government offices and the parliament and took control o ...

Climate Change Performance Index 2018

18/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Climate

Environmental organisation Germanwatch has released Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2018. The report was made public on the sidelines of the U ...

Bank of International Settlement (BIS)

18/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

RBI Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed to the Financial Stability Institute Advisory Board or the Bank of International Settlement (BIS), a globa ...

National Anti-profiteering Authority

17/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

The government has decided to set up a National Anti-profiteering Authority or NAA under the new indirect tax regime, the Goods and Services Tax, to e ...

Crop burning issue

17/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Many farmers in Punjab, Haryana and northern Rajasthan have resorted to stubble burning this year as well. Punjab’s Remote Sensing Centre has estimate ...

Pre-ponement of introduction of BS -VI grade auto fuels in NCT Delhi

16/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Petroleum Ministry in consultation with Public Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) has decided for preponement of BS-VI grade auto fuels in National Ca ...

India State-level Disease Burden study

16/11/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Punjab has reported the highest burden of ischemic heart diseases in India by emerging on top of the charts in a maiden study of inter-state health st ...

India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ)

16/11/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Centre has given its nod for setting up India’s first mega Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Navi Mumbai. According to ...

Ram Setu

15/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to clarify if it wants to remove the Ram Setu – the chain of limestone shoals connecting Tamil Nadu and Sri Lan ...

Fish tourism circuit

15/11/2017 | Geography | Agriculture

West Bengal government is preparing plans to set up a fish tourism circuit to attract country’s fish-loving communities. The State Fisheries Developme ...

Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP)

14/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has awarded a contract for technical support services for the Multi-Modal Terminal at Haldia and new Na ...

International Energy Agency (IEA) summit, 2017

14/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Renewable Energy

The 2017 IEA Ministerial Meeting was held in Paris. The focus of the meeting was on global energy challenges and how they can be overcome. About Inter ...

Second Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC) in India

13/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, has signed an Institutional agreement ...

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)

13/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

A comprehensive review of the delivery of its 461 schemes by the Centre showed that there has been a saving of Rs 1,557 crore due to implementation of ...

UNESCO’s ‘creative cities network’

13/11/2017 | Culture of India | Dance and Music

Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Including Chennai, a total of 64 cities from 44 countr ...

FEMA norms eased to spur investment from overseas

12/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has simplified the Foreign Exchange Management (Transfer or Issue of Security by a Person Resident outside India) Regu ...

RBI release new outsourcing norms for NBFCs

12/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) proposed tough guidelines for outsourcing of work by NBFCs (non-banking financial companies) to safeguard borrowers fr ...

National Green Tribunal

11/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal has issued a slew of directions to deal with the situation in Delhi, including banning construction and industrial activit ...

Belt and Road Initiative

11/11/2017 | International Affairs | geopolitical issues

China recently counselled India to shed its objections to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and take advantage of the Belt and Road Initiati ...

'Business optimism' index, 2017

11/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

As per Grant Thornton's International Business Report (IBR), India has slipped in 'business optimism' index to the 7th position in the September quart ...

India to contribute USD 100 million to UN partnership fund

10/11/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India has pledged an additional USD 100 million towards the UN partnership fund, which significantly increases its support to sustainable development ...

Paradise Papers

10/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Government has reconstituted Multi-Agency Group (MAG) to investigate cases relating to ‘Paradise Papers’ data disclosure which is also probi ...

Financial Action Task Force

9/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global anti- money laundering watchdog has put Pakistan on notice for terror financing. FATF has sought fr ...

Commercial courts

9/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Indian government has proposed to establish commercial courts in districts to further improve the ease of doing business parameters. India has ranked ...

Banaganapalle mangoes get GI tag

9/11/2017 | Science Affairs | IPR

The famous Banaganapalle mangoes of Andhra have been granted Geographical Indication (GI) status by the Indian patent office. About Banaganapalle mang ...

High fluoride, arsenic content in water bodies in Punjab

8/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The state government has admitted that besides the declining water level, the state is facing acute problem of water quality due to high concentration ...

UNESCO award for Srirangam temple

8/11/2017 | Culture of India | Architecture

The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam has bagged an award of merit from UNESCO for protecting and conserving cultural heritage, thus becoming th ...

Cauvery Tribunal Gets Six Months Extension

8/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has extended the term of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal by six months upt ...

World Congress of Mental Health

7/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The World Federation for Mental Health, the largest global alliance of mental health professionals, national health associations, NGOs, policy experts ...

Coastal Berth Scheme

7/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Ministry of Shipping has launched Coastal Berth Scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme. Main highlights of the scheme: The projects under Coas ...

Etikoppaka toys

6/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Geographical Indication Registry has given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to the traditional toys made by the artisans in the Etikoppaka village ...

UNESCO launches Strategic Framework for Education in Emergencies in the Arab Region

6/11/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

UNESCO Strategic Framework for Education in Emergencies in the Arab Region for the 2018-2021 period aims to support Member States in meeting their edu ...

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana

6/11/2017 | Social Issues | Education

The government has launched a Pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Ab ...

Crypto currencies now come under SEBI lens

5/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

There is increase in popularity of crypto currencies and number of entities looking at raising funds through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). Now, The Se ...

Global Clubfoot Conference

5/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

The President of India inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference being organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Fam ...

Increase in domestic budget for fight against tuberculosis

4/11/2017 | Social Issues | Health

According to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), India’s domestic budget for fighting tuberculosis showed a dramatic jump from about ?7 ...

World Bank’s doing Business Report, 2018

4/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

The World Bank today released the Doing Business (DB) Report, 2018. India ranked 100 among 190 countries assessed by the Doing Business Team. India ha ...

UN Summit on Conservation of Migratory Species

3/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that India will host next Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild An ...

MSME Delayed Payment Portal – MSME Samadhaan

3/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Delayed Payment Portal – MSME Samadhaan was launched for empowering micro and small entrepreneurs across the country to directly register their cases ...

Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project

3/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Government of India and the World Bank has signed a $200 million Loan Agreement for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. About ...

Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high

2/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to recently released report of UN, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level ...

Xi crowned as ‘Linxiu’

2/11/2017 | International Affairs | China

After less than five years as China's leader, Xi Jinping has become one of the most powerful people in the nation's modern history and crowned as ‘Lin ...

BadRabbit ransomware

2/11/2017 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

A new kind of malware was spreading around Europe. The apparent ransomware which researchers are calling Bad Rabbit bubbled up in Russia and Ukraine a ...

kala-azar

1/11/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Parasite Leishmania donovani is believed to be responsible for the dreaded infection. People get infected when bitten by an insect called the sandfly, ...

Supreme Court deferred hearing on Article 35A

1/11/2017 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Centre convinced the Supreme Court to defer hearing on petitions challenging the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir. What is Article 35A? ...

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