National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED)

31/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

National Agricultural Cooperative Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) has signed the Debt Settlement Agreement with its eight lender banks. The One Time ...

National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

31/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for restructuring of National Skill Development Fund (NSDF) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) ...

Integrated Scheme for School Education

31/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of Department of School Education and Literacy to formulate an Integrated Scheme o ...

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

30/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for enhancing the scope of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY). The Govern ...

Atal Innovation Mission

30/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has announced the signing of a Statement of Intent (SOI) with SAP Global to promote a culture of innovation ...

3R Regional Forum in Asia and the Pacific

30/3/2018 | International Affairs | Regional Groupings

India is hosting the 8th 3R Regional Forum in Asia and the Pacific in Indore in next month. The event is co-organised by the Ministry of Housing and U ...

WHO report on E- Cigarettes

29/3/2018 | Social Issues | Health

WHO has releases a report on E-Cigarettes. Highlights of the report: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) (also known as e-cigarettes) emits ni ...

India, Pakistan to hold Permanent Indus Commission meet

29/3/2018 | India and the world | Indo Pakistan

India and Pakistan will hold a meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission to discuss various issues under the Indus Waters Treaty. This will be the 114 ...

Punjab Social Security Bill, 2018

29/3/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

With the Punjab Vidhan Sabha passing the Punjab Social Security Bill, 2018, and the Punjab State Development Tax Bill, 2018, the Capt Amarinder Singh- ...

New traditional medicine research centre

28/3/2018 | Haryana | Science

Shri Krishna AYUSH University (SKAU), the first ever institute in the country dedicated to traditional medicines, has decided to open a research centr ...

ADB projects to boost tourism in Kangra

28/3/2018 | Geography | Tourism

To boost tourism, the Asian Development Bank has taken up the Rs 23-crore “Infrastructure development investment programme”, which is to be completed ...

Enemy properties

28/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Others

The government has initiated the process of sale of more than 9,400 enemy properties by issuing guidelines and directing the office of the custodian t ...

National Conference on Down Syndrome

28/3/2018 | Social Issues | Health

A’ National Conference on Down Syndrome’ was organised by the National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in New Delhi. On 19th De ...

ISA and India sign the Host Country Agreement

27/3/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Renewable Energy

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), have signed the Host Country Agreement. The Agreement will give ISA ...

Ministry of Power joins hands with Skill India to support electrification scheme ‘Saubhagya’

27/3/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

Ministry of Power has joined hands with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to train the manpower in six states for speedy implementati ...

New vehicle scrappage policy

26/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The policy targets to take polluting vehicles out of the roads and help the automobile industry register higher sales. The policy mentions about vehic ...

Draft policy on defence production

26/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

Government has released a draft policy on defence production which increases the foreign direct investment (FDI) cap in niche technology areas to 74% ...

Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017

25/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

Parliament has passed the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Besides enabling the central government to fix the ceiling of tax free gratuity, ...

‘SATHE’ program

25/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

NITI Aayog has released comprehensive roadmaps and detailed timelines for its initiative ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital in Educati ...

PUNJAB BUDGET 2018-19

25/3/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal presented the state budget in the assembly. Shunning populism after 15 years, the Punjab Government has come up ...

Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules 2018

25/3/2018 | Punjab | Geography

The Punjab Cabinet has approved easing of building rules to give boost to construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and developm ...

Autonomy to Higher Educational Institutions

24/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

University Grants Commission has granted autonomy to sixty Higher Educational Institutions which have maintained high academic standards. Autonomy is ...

Krishi Vigyan Kendras

24/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The ministries of agriculture and skill development have signed a pact to conduct programmes for training in farm and allied sectors at 690 Krishi Vig ...

Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry

23/3/2018 | Geography | Industry

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for Central Sector Scheme “Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry” for th ...

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

23/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for continuation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan ...

Cabinet approves North-East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) 2017

22/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

The Union Cabinet has approved the North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), 2017 with financial outlay of Rs.3000 crores up to March, 2020. G ...

Amendment to the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

22/3/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for moving official amendments to the ‘Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016’. The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2 ...

Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM)

22/3/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Union Cabinet has approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored Ayushman Bharat -National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) having central sector ...

Pushp Kranti Yojana

21/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh Thakur called on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh in New Delhi and sought Rs 150 crore for the Himach ...

Usage of MPVs In Sukma Maoist Blast Under Scanner

21/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

The usage of an 'all visible' mine protected vehicle (MPV), in which nine CRPF men were killed Chhattisgarh, with Maoists lurking around in a denuded ...

Manesar land scam

21/3/2018 | Haryana | Social Issues

The Central Bureau of Investigation had registered a case in September 2015 on allegations that private builders, in conspiracy with unknown public se ...

Cold fusion

20/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Nuclear science

Cold fusion — or its successor technologies such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) — remains a dead-end and a false hope for many scientists acros ...

Notice to Bengal over GI tag for 'Rosogolla

20/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Geographical Indication (GI) Registry has issued a notice to the West Bengal State Food Processing and Horticulture Development Corporation, askin ...

Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES)

19/3/2018 | Geography | Disasters

The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), an UN-registered agency will collaborate with Odisha State Disaster Management Auth ...

Nabakalebar festival

19/3/2018 | Culture of India | Festivals

Commemorative coins in denominations of ?10 and ?1000 have been released on Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebar festival. About Nabakalebar festival: Nabakal ...

No confidence motion

18/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The YSR Congress has proposed a no-confidence motion against the NDA government on the issue of granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh. Th ...

India emerges as world’s largest importer of arms

18/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

According to a latest research released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India has emerged as the largest importer of ...

Nation’s first elevated rail track

18/3/2018 | Haryana | Geography

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has formally launched the country’s first elevated railway track project. The 6-km track costing about Rs 315 crore ...

Geomagnetic storm

17/3/2018 | Geography | Shape and Motions of Earth

Recently solar storm has hit Earth, which had the potential to knockout power supplies and spark impressive auroras. What is a solar storm? Also known ...

Major Port Authorities Bill

17/3/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Union Cabinet has approved the incorporation of the Official Amendments to the Major Port Authorities Bill 2016, which is pending in the Parliamen ...

C-17 Globemaster

16/3/2018 | Security Issues | Defence

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) largest transport aircraft – C-17 Globemaster – has made a historic landing at Arunachal Pradesh’s Tuting Advanced Landin ...

The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018

16/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

A Bill to streamline and strengthen the chit fund sector was introduced in the Lok Sabha. The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018 is based on the recomm ...

Newton-Bhabha Fund

16/3/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

An India-UK Joint Team has won the Newton-Bhabha Fund for a project on Groundwater Arsenic Research in Ganga River Basin. About Fund: The Newton Bhabh ...

The Criminal Law (Haryana Amendment) Bill, 2018

16/3/2018 | Haryana | Governance

The Haryana Assembly has unanimously passed a Bill which provides for death penalty to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 years or less. After ...

First ever ‘crime-free zone’ along international border launched

15/3/2018 | India and the world | Indo-Bangladesh

Director generals of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have declared an 8.3 km stretch of the Indo-Bangladesh border a ...

Philippines withdraws from ICC

15/3/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The Philippines is pulling out its support from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in protest against the “baseless” and “outrageous” attacks agai ...

Karnataka govt. unveils State flag

14/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

Karnataka government has unveiled the State flag for Karnataka. If approved by the Centre, Karnataka will be the second State to have a flag after Jam ...

Passive Euthanasia legalised by Supreme Court

14/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment allowing “living will” where, an adult in his conscious mind, is permitted to refuse medical treatment or ...

Saposhi

13/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Cyber Security

A new malware has been detected by cybersecurity agencies called Saposhi, which is capable of taking over electronic devices and turning them into ‘bo ...

India remains 12th largest foreign holder of US govt securities

13/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India has remained the 12th largest overseas holder of US government securities, just behind oil rich Saudi Arabia, whose holding stood at USD 147.4 b ...

Marshall Islands to launch world-first digital legal tender

12/3/2018 | International Affairs | Financial System

The Marshall Islands will launch the world’s first legal tender cryptocurrency. A law in this regard has been passed by the parliament. The Marshall I ...

WTO sets up panel on India’s requests

12/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The World Trade Organisation’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) has agreed to India’s request for setting up a panel to determine whether the country com ...

Shaheed Udham Singh statue

12/3/2018 | Culture of India | Others

A 10-foot-tall statue of Shaheed Udham Singh will be installed at the Jallianwala Bagh on March 13, the day on which he gunned down Michael O’Dwyer in ...

Special Status To Andhra Pradesh

11/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Centre-State Relations

Andhra Pradesh government has asked the Centre to expedite resolution of all provisions in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, including according specia ...

State of emergency in Srilanka

11/3/2018 | International Affairs | Srilanka

Sri Lanka has declared a nationwide state of emergency for 10 days to stop the spread of communal violence. Reason for emergency: Tension has been gro ...

Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time

11/3/2018 | Geography | Resources

For the first time, researchers have discovered on alpine plants a rare mineral that holds potential as a new material for industrial and medical appl ...

Haryana to promote paddy straw power to combat stubble burning

10/3/2018 | Haryana | Environment

With stubble burning remaining one of the main causes of increasing pollution in the northern region, Haryana government showed its commitment to comb ...

IMPRINT-II

10/3/2018 | Social Issues | Education

In a major boost for research and innovation in the country, the Central Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs. 1000 crore for the phase two of the Im ...

Sukhad Yatra App

10/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The government has launched Sukhad Yatra App. About Sukhad Yatra App: The key feature of the app includes provision for the user to enter road quality ...

Himachal Pradesh Budget 2018-19

10/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Budget 2018 -19

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presented the Himachal Pradesh Budget for 2018-19.Banking largely on the Centre’s help and fresh borrowings, the CM, in ...

Haryana Budget 2018-19

10/3/2018 | Haryana | Economy

Presenting the state budget fourth year in a row in the state assembly, Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu said the budget was aimed to “usher ...

National E-Mobility programme

9/3/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Renewable Energy

Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy has launched the National E-Mobility Programme. The Programme aims to provide an impetus ...

GM soybean

9/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The Union environment ministry has asked the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) to stop imports of genetically modified (GM) soybean for food ...

International Women’s Day 2018

9/3/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

International Women’s Day is being celebrated on March 8 across the world. It is an annual marker that aims to bring attention to women’s accomplishme ...

The Transfer Policy 2018

8/3/2018 | Punjab | Governance

Aiming to usher in greater transparency, the Punjab cabinet has cleared a transfer policy for teaching staff in government schools that will be implem ...

India, Israel ink MoU on water conservation

8/3/2018 | India and the world | Indo-West Asia

India has successfully test-fired Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions. About Nag missile: The Nag missile is indigenously develo ...

1st Mega Food Park in Maharashtra at Satara

8/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The first Mega Food Park in the state of Maharashtra M/s Satara Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. has been inaugurated at Village Degaon, District Satara. This ...

India successfully test-fires ATGM Nag in desert conditions:

8/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

India has successfully test-fired Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions. About Nag missile: The Nag missile is indigenously develo ...

Affordable housing policy, 2018

8/3/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab Cabinet paved the way for the notification of the Affordable Colony Policy - 2018 to facilitate affordable housing for lower income groups, ...

Punjab Government bans sale of 20 insecticides

8/3/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare of the Government of Punjab issued order banning the sale of 20 pesticides including Endosulfan in th ...

Management of crop residue to fight air pollution

7/3/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Rs. 1,151 crore Central Sector Scheme for in-situ management of crop residue in Punjab, ...

Child Marriage in India

7/3/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to UNICEF, the number of girls getting married in India has nearly halved in a decade, leading to a global decline in child marriage. Import ...

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

7/3/2018 | Geography | Human Aspects

A total amount of Rs. 5638.87 crore was sanctioned with release of Rs. 2148.17 crore since 2014-15 till date under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Minis ...

Action Plan for Champion Sectors in Services

6/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Department of Commerce to give focused attention to 12 identified Champion Services Sectors for pro ...

Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

6/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The government has approved the continuation of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) beyond the 12th Plan period for three years t ...

Kuthiyottam ritual

5/3/2018 | Culture of India | Festivals

The Kerala State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights has registered a suo motu case in connection with the Kuthiyottam ritual. Now commissio ...

‘Bomb Cyclone’

5/3/2018 | Geography | Climate

A winter storm – also known as a “bomb cyclone” or “bombogenesis” has slammed into the northeast United States. The storm has roughly 80 million peopl ...

The 5 'New' Types of Diabetes

5/3/2018 | Science Affairs | Health

According to new research, Diabetes can best be classified into five clusters instead of two. The findings could help doctors provide diabetes patient ...

Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2018

4/3/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Union Cabinet has approved the Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 for introduction in the Parliament. H ...

Survey on Tiger Conservation

4/3/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

A survey of over a hundred tiger conservation areas by 11 leading conservation organisations and countries with tiger ranges that are part of the Cons ...

Invasive Alien Species

3/3/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) has urged the government to come up with quarantine facilities at major seaports and airports in order to curb t ...

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018

3/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Cabinet has approved a stringent law to confiscate the assets of those who flee the country to escape being brought to account and cleared setting ...

National Financial Reporting Authority

2/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union cabinet has approved a proposal to establish a National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) as an independent regulator for the auditing pr ...

eNAM

2/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

In a bid to engage more farmers on the electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) platform, the government has unveiled mobile payment facility BHI ...

HP Govt to focus on ease of doing business

2/3/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

With the Himachal state continuing to lag behind at the 17th position nationally in the ease of doing business (EoDB) initiative, the state government ...

Operation Greens

1/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has started consultations with stakeholders to determine the contours of Operation Greens, under which Rs 5 ...

Tribunal to settle Mahanadi water dispute

1/3/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a tribunal to resolve the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh on sharing Mahanadi river water. Th ...

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