WhatsApp Payment

28/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

WhatsApp launched a new limited service in India, where it has more than 200 million users. This uses customers’ phone numbers linked to bank accounts ...

National Urban Housing Fund

28/2/2018 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Union Cabinet has given approval for creation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) for Rs.60,000 crores. About National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) ...

Straw management now mandatory in Punjab

28/2/2018 | Punjab | Geography

In an attempt to check the dangerous trend of stubble burning, the Punjab government has decided to make use of Super Straw Management System while us ...

Tarn Taran district makes it special for girl child

28/2/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will honour the Tarn Taran district administration on March 8 for its efforts under the Beti Bachao ...

Haryana Cabinet: Death for rapists if victims below 12 yrs

28/2/2018 | Haryana | Social Issues

In a bid to make the existing criminal laws related to sexual offences more stringent, the Haryana Government, following in the footsteps of Madhya Pr ...

Dry Bengluru

27/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

According to a report released by BBC on world’s 11 cities, Bengaluru is at number 2 in the rank of cities that are “most likely to run out of drinkin ...

Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana

27/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval to the construction of 4.531 km long 2-Lane Bi-Directional Silkyara Bend - Barkot Tun ...

Crisis in Cape Town

26/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town moved its estimate for 'Day Zero' to July 9 from June 4 due to a decline in water usage. Day Zero refers to a poi ...

More than 40 Indian languages will soon be extinct

26/2/2018 | Culture of India | Literature and Theatre

More than 40 languages or dialects in India are considered to be endangered and is believed to be heading towards extinction as only a few thousand pe ...

32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela held in Haryana.

26/2/2018 | Haryana | Culture

The 32nd edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela was held at Faridabad, Haryana. It was formally inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Y ...

Coal blocks for commercial mining

25/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

Union cabinet has decided to open up the coal sector to commercial mining by private entities This move puts an end to state-backed Coal India Ltd’s ( ...

E-way bill

25/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

GST’s e-way bill system, which promises to enable faster movement of goods through a seamless portal-driven payment system, may see the light of the d ...

Pakistan added to FATF grey-list

24/2/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The global money laundering watchdog FATF or the Financial Action Task Force has decided to put Islamabad back on its terrorist financing watch list, ...

Atal doctrine

24/2/2018 | India and the world | Foreign Policy of India

The J&K government has asked the Centre to revisit former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s doctrine to defuse tension with Pakistan. The state go ...

Fatehabad villages to have community reserves

24/2/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Fatehabad district will soon have three community reserves — protected areas for wildlife — as panchayats of Dhangar, Dhani Majra and Kahalheri villag ...

Sale of Electoral bonds to begin

23/2/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The first sale of electoral bonds will start from March 1 for a period of 10 days at four main branches of State Bank of India in Chennai, Kolkata, Mu ...

Corruption perception index 2017

23/2/2018 | Social Issues | Corruption

The annual corruption index of Transparency International for the year 2017 has been released. The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their ...

Farm loan waiver

22/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Rajasthan government has announced one-time farm loan waiver of up to Rs50,000 for small and marginal farmers in the state, which would cost Rs8,000 c ...

India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017

22/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Ecology

The environment ministry has released the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017. The India State of Forest Report 2017 is the 15th such report in t ...

Atal Bhoojal Yojana

21/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

The Government is planning to launch Atal Bhoojal Yojana to encourage participatory ground water management by facilitating an enabling environment, c ...

NGT directs northern states to formulate policy to stop stubble burning

21/2/2018 | Punjab | Environment

The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi and four northern states to formulate a comprehensive policy for providing incentives and infrastructur ...

HC notice to Punjab on Greyhound dog races

21/2/2018 | Punjab | Polity

Taking cognizance of a plea seeking directions to allow greyhound dog races in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana high court issued notice to the Union mi ...

LPG Panchayat

21/2/2018 | Geography | Energy

The President of India has recently hosted an ‘LPG Panchayat’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The LPG Panchayat was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and ...

Anti-Narcotics Scheme

20/2/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The ‘Assistance to States and UTs for Narcotics Control’ scheme has been extended by the Centre for a further period of 3 years -from 2017-18 to 2019- ...

Punjab - Canada cooperation

20/2/2018 | Punjab | Polity

Highlights of the meeting between Punjab CM Capt.Amrinder Singh and Canada's PM Justin Trudeau, : 1.Capt. Amarinder sought the Canadian PM cooperation ...

Mercury in Arctic permafrost

20/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Scientists have discovered the world’s largest amount of mercury trapped inside the Arctic’s frozen ground. According to a new study published in the ...

4 Himachal dialects on verge of extinction

19/2/2018 | Culture of India | Culture

More than 40 languages or dialects in India, including four from Himachal Pradesh, are considered to be endangered and are believed to be heading towa ...

Cauvery water dispute verdict

19/2/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Supreme Court cut Tamil Nadu’s quota of Cauvery water by 14.75 tmcft and increased Karnataka’s share to meet Bengaluru’s drinking water needs. Tam ...

Haryana’s green cover worse than Punjab: FSI

19/2/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Haryana has pipped Punjab in taking the dubious distinction of the lowest forest cover in the country with only 3.59% green cover, according to the St ...

World’s First Hyperloop

19/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Virgin Group has signed an “intent agreement” with Maharashtra to build a hyperloop transportation system between Mumbai and Pune, which aims to r ...

Rural Economy and Budget 2018-19

18/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

1. All-weather road in rural areas • Task of connecting all eligible habitations with an all-weather road by March 2019 (earlier it was March 2022 but ...

ONGC to introduce Asia’s first large scale CO2 injection technique at Gandhar field

18/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

State owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is planning to introduce carbon dioxide (CO2) injection technology in its Gandhar oil field in Guja ...

World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 held in New Delhi

17/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Sustainable Development

The 2018 edition of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS 2018) was held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nare ...

Agriculture and Budget 2018-19

17/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

1. Development of cluster-based development of agri-commodities and regions • As India is primarily an agriculture based country, government aims to d ...

Environment and Budget 2018-19

16/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Air pollution • Special scheme will be introduced to support governments of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi NCT to address air pollution and to subsidize ma ...

Punjab Food Grains Transportation Policy, 2018-19

16/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Food Management

To ensure smooth and timely procurement during the coming Rabi season, the Punjab cabinet gave its nod to new food grains transportation as well as la ...

Infrastructure and Budget 2018-19

16/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Our country needs massive investments estimated to be in excess of Rs 50 lakh crore in infrastructure to increase growth of GDP – to connect and integ ...

NABARD launches Rs 1,918 cr area development plan for Punjab

15/2/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) at the State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC) meeting announced area development plans ...

Soft power matrix: Government developing tool to hardsell soft power in diplomacy

15/2/2018 | India and the world | Foreign Policy of India

The Union Government is developing soft power matrix, a tool aimed at calibrating effectiveness of India’s soft power outreach and foster better diplo ...

Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) and Employment and Budget 2018-19

15/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) are a major engine of growth and employment in the country. 1. Energizing Small Businesses for New India • ...

Social Security and Budget 2018-19

14/2/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Government is implementing a comprehensive social security and protection programme to reach every household of old, widows, orphaned children, divyaa ...

Education and Budget 2018-19

14/2/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Government aims to assist and provide opportunity to every Indian to realize his/her full potential capable of achieving his/her economic and social d ...

Punjab govt sets up revenue commission to revisit the existing land Acts

14/2/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab government today notified a six-member 'Revenue Commission' to bring in a greater efficiency and accountability in the functioning of the R ...

West bengal becomes first state to opt out of “Modicare”

14/2/2018 | West Bengal | Polity

West Bengal became the first state to opt out of the National Health protection scheme unveiled in the Union Budget. CM Mamata Banerjee announced that ...

India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual released

13/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has released India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual to guide road engineers and policy makers abou ...

6th World Government Summit held in Dubai

13/2/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The sixth edition of World Government Summit (WGS) 2018 was held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 11 to 13, 2018 ...

Three new eel species discovered in Bay of Bengal

12/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Scientists from Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered three new species of eel along northern Bay of Bengal coast. They are Gymnothorax pse ...

Science and Technology for brighter future- Budget 2018-19

12/2/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

In budget it was proposed a set of measures to aim to improve internet access in India and grow the digital economy. Among them is the setting up of a ...

Haryana notifies Clinical Establishments Act

12/2/2018 | Haryana | Social Issues

The Haryana state government has notified the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010, enacted by the Centre to ensure minimum ...

India, Oman sign 8 MoUs including in defence, health and tourism sectors

12/2/2018 | India and the world | Indo-West Asia

India and Oman have signed eight Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) in different areas including defence, health and tourism. The MoUs were inked duri ...

Health Sector and Budget 2018-19

11/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

Being a developing economy, there is not enough fiscal space to increase the expenditure on critical social infrastructure like education and health i ...

Family Planning in Budget 2018-19

11/2/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The family planning (FP) component receives merely 4% of the total budget available under the National Health Mission's Reproductive and Child Health ...

Cabinet approves Expansion of Ujjwala Beneficiary Cover to 8 Crore

10/2/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Cabinet approves Expansion of Ujjwala Beneficiary Cover to 8 Crore The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved to enhance target bas ...

Cabinet approves Amendment to MSME Act

10/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The Union Cabinet has approved amendment to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 for classifying MSMEs from current inves ...

Health index: Punjab 2nd best

10/2/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Healthy States Progressive India, a new NITI Aayog and Health Ministry document, has ranked states on their health status between 2014-2015 and 2015-2 ...

Cabinet approves Ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury

9/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Union Cabinet has approved proposal for ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury and depositing instrument of ratification enabling India to ...

School Education In India

9/2/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Government has initiated the following steps to make school education qualitative: Shagun portal has been launched to create a repository of best prac ...

Cabinet approves rationalization of Autonomous Bodies under Department of Health & Family Welfare

8/2/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for closure of Autonomous Bodies, namely, Rashtriya Arogya Ni ...

Separate state flag for Karnataka

8/2/2018 | Indian Polity | State Executive

Nine member committee constituted by Karnataka government has recommended separate state flag. It submitted report on designing separate flag for the ...

Nagar Vana Udyan Yojana

7/2/2018 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Centre has approved a Rs 2.4-crore project for conserving and beautifying the urban forest area in the Dharamsala city. The project has been named ...

Laghu Udyog Bharati

7/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Industry

A national level meeting was recently convened by the Government of India with the members of Laghu Udyog Bharati. About Laghu Udyog Bharati: Laghu Ud ...

Assam Accord

7/2/2018 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Supreme Court has decided to refer to a fresh Constitution Bench pleas to examine the validity of various aspects of a provision of the Citizenshi ...

Haryana kisan kalyan pradhikaran

7/2/2018 | Haryana | Governance

At the receiving end of allegations regarding non-implementation of Swaminathan Commission report, Manohar Lal Khattar government has announced the se ...

Punjab state groundwater most contaminated

7/2/2018 | Punjab | Environment

While making up less than 2 per cent of India’s landmass, Punjab accounts for 88 per cent of the total habitations in the country that are adversely a ...

Green Good Deeds campaign

6/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Environment

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has launched Green Good Deeds campaign. The purpose of the people-oriented camp ...

CRISIL, SIDBI Launch India’s First MSE Sentiment Index

6/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial Markets

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley launched CriSidEx, India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprise ...

Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme

4/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

• The Union Government has announced Rs.1.4 lakh-crore Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan (KUSUM) scheme for promoting solar farming i.e. de ...

Floating Treatment Wetland

4/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The Floating Treatment Wetland (FTW) was inaugurated on World Wetlands Day (February 2) in Neknampur Lake in Hyderabad to clean and purify the pollute ...

Jallikattu pleas go to Constitution Bench

3/2/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court referred to a Constitution Bench to decide whether the people of Tamil Nadu can preserve Jallikattu as their cultural heritage under ...

IWAI inks project agreement with World Bank for Jal Marg Vikas Project on Ganga

3/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed a project agreement with the World Bank of US $ 375 million loan agreement with the Department of Ec ...

Budget 2018-19

2/2/2018 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

Fiscal situation and targets GST revenue will be collected for 11 months and that would impact balance sheets. Rs 21.57 lakh crore transferred in the ...

Solar capacity reaches 20 GW on govt push

2/2/2018 | Geography | Energy

India has achieved 20 GW (giga watt) cumulative solar capacity, achieving the milestone four years ahead of the target for 2022 originally set in the ...

Thar Link Express

1/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

India and Pakistan decided to extend the Thar Link Express/Thar Express that connects Jodhpur in Rajasthan with the provincial Karachi capital of Kara ...

India is world’s 3rd largest steel producer

1/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

As per the latest data released by World Steel Association, India is the world’s third-largest steel producer. China is miles ahead of others in terms ...

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