United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

30/4/2018 | Environment and Ecology | International Institutions

A four-day Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), jointly hosted by the Ministry of Enviro ...

First mock exercise on forest fire by NDMA

30/4/2018 | Geography | Disasters

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has conducted a first-of-its-kind State-level mock exercise on forest fire in State of Uttarakhand. This ...

National Bamboo Mission

29/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Bamboo Mission (NBM) under National Mission for Sustaina ...

Atal New India Challenge

29/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

The Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) under the NITI Aayog has launched the Atal New India Challenge. About the Atal New India Challenge: It shall be run ...

Zonal Council

28/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The 23rd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was recently held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat and the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the mee ...

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0

28/4/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Human Resource Development Ministry has launched Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0. About Unnat Bharat Abhiyan: Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is a flagship programme of ...

Uzbekistan shows interest in boosting business, trade ties with Punjab

28/4/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Uzbekistan expressed interest in furthering business and trade ties with Punjab, particularly in the areas of agriculture, education and tourism, amid ...

Measures to check dengue spread in Punjab

27/4/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

In a major policy decision taken by the Health Department facility of free dengue testing has been extended in 33 centres across the state. Earlier fr ...

Badkhal Lake revival project

27/4/2018 | Haryana | Environment

The process of reviving the dried-up Badkhal Lake in Faridabad has begun. The state government has handed over the work of refilling the lake to the F ...

Heli-ambulance service in HP

27/4/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Himachal Government will introduce free heli-ambulance services to be operated by the Heli-mission Switzerland with the assistance of Lady Willing ...

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Service (INCOIS)

27/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

In Kerala, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is planning to provide real-time information on the market price of fish ...

World Press Freedom Index 2018

27/4/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

World Press Freedom Index for the year 2018 has been released. This index is published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Main ...

NCM to seek Constitutional status from govt

26/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Statutory Bodies

The NCM has decided to approach the government for granting it Constitutional status to protect rights of minority communities more effectively. The N ...

AFSPA lifted in Meghalaya

26/4/2018 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre has removed the AFSPA from Meghalaya, from April 1 onwards. Earlier, the Act was effective in the State in the 20 km area along its border ...

Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance 2018

26/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Cabinet has approved the Finance Ministry’s proposal of promulgating the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 which will empower auth ...

30 ‘swachh’ towns in Punjab make it to top 100

26/4/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

More than 30 towns and cities in Punjab have made it to the top 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the country in the latest ranking of the ‘Swachh Sarv ...

Adilabad Dokra and Warangal Durries get GI tag

25/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | IPR

Two craft forms that are unique to Telangana were recently granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the GI registry in Chennai. About Adilabad ...

Foreigners can now travel to Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur without a permit

25/4/2018 | Indian Polity | States

The Union Home Ministry has decided to relax the six-decade-old Protected Area Permit regime from Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for five years with ef ...

Earth Bio Genome Project

25/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

In an effort to protect and preserve the Earth’s biodiversity and promote inclusive bio-economy, the World Economic Forum announced a landmark partner ...

Punjab among top 4 states failing air quality standards

25/4/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Stuggling to contain stubble-burning, Punjab features among the top four states with maximum cities that have failed to meet the national air quality ...

Committee on Inter-country removal & retention of children

24/4/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

Committee headed by Justice Rajesh Bindal has submitted its report on legal issues related to Inter-country removal & retention of children to the Min ...

Smart rating of garbage free cities

24/4/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

The ministry of urban affairs has launched the first workshop on star rating of garbage-free cities under the Swachh Bharat Mission. The star rating o ...

Integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD

23/4/2018 | Social Issues | Education

n a bid to make education system in India more transparent, the integration of e-SANAD portal and NAD – National Academic Depository has been launched ...

National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI)

23/4/2018 | Social Issues | religion

The Supreme Court has ruled all questions relating to conferring minority status on educational institutions are to be decided by the National Commiss ...

Coastal Regulation Zone

22/4/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has framed a new draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018. Features: Th ...

Uniform road tax

22/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

A group of ministers (GoM) on transport constituted by the roads ministry has recommended a uniform road tax structure for vehicles across states. The ...

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)

22/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

TESS, NASA’s planet-hunting satellite was recently launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. About TESS mission: This mission ...

Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP)

21/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Nokia has invoked the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under the India-Finland Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement, to resolve the Rs 2,000-crore tax ...

Government Sets Up Panel for Defence Planning

21/4/2018 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Centre has set up a Defence Planning Committee (DPC) chaired by National Security Advisor (NSA) to facilitate “comprehensive” planning for the def ...

Award winning Gram Panchayat Digambarpur in West Bengal

21/4/2018 | West Bengal | Polity

About 100 km away from Kolkata deep in the interiors of Sunderbans in West Bengal lies the village of Digambarpur has been judged the best Gram Pancha ...

Prevention of Money Laundering Act will need more changes

20/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

India will have to make money laundering an explicitly standalone offence to upgrade its compliance ahead of the on-site mutual evaluation by the Fina ...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018

20/4/2018 | India and the world | International Institutions

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM 2018) was held in London, United Kingdom. It was overall 25th meeting of the heads of governm ...

Extension of FAME scheme

19/4/2018 | Geography | Transport

The government has decided to extend the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme by six months until 30 Sept ...

US places India under watch list

19/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The US Treasury Department has placed India under a watch list that monitors countries' currency practices. According to department, foreign exchange ...

Cybersecurity Tech Accord

19/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

A group of 34 major tech companies, including Cisco, Facebook, Microsoft, HP, RSA, and Oracle, have signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord. This accord ...

Weisbaden conference

18/4/2018 | Security Issues | External Security

Wiesbaden Conference 2018 was held in India. Representatives from the 39 countries, as well as experts from the UNSC 1540 Committee and UN Office for ...

HP, Haryana to ink pact for Adi Badri Dam

18/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

Having thrashed out the long-pending inter-state issues, Himachal and Haryana have agreed to sign a memorandum of agreement (MoU) on July 15, paving t ...

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY)

18/4/2018 | Geography | Transport

A parliamentary panel has found discrepancies including diversion of funds, issuing tenders prior to technical sanctions, incomplete projects, prefere ...

Punjab to soon have children-friendly police stations

18/4/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

On the recommendations of "The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights" to all the state governments to form child-friendly police stations ...

Haryana Government launches Water ATM policy for urban areas.

18/4/2018 | Haryana | Science

The state government of Haryana has launched water ATM policy to provide clean drinking water at public places to the people of the state.The informat ...

Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB)

17/4/2018 | Geography | Resources

India’s oil and gas regulator Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is set to take up the role of the market regulator for the natural ga ...

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH)

17/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

7th edition of Home Expo India 2018 was recently organized by EPCH at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. The fair is a three segmented categor ...

Economic freedom index

16/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Growth and development

The Heritage Foundation has released its Index of Economic Freedom report 2017. The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative public policy thin ...

Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

16/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Rural Development

The 127th birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar was observed across the state as Samajik Nyaya Diwas (Social Justice Day) with the launch of the Gram Sw ...

India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway

16/4/2018 | India and the world | Multilateral Issues

India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway (TH) is likely to be operational by December 2019. Work on the 1,000 km-long India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Tr ...

POCSO e-Box

15/4/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

To equip the children with the information regarding the possible modes of protection/complaints, the National Council Of Educational Research And Tra ...

WHO directives call for support for breastfeeding

15/4/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have issued a new 10-step guidance to increase support for breastf ...

e-FRRO scheme

14/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The government has launched the web-based application ‘e-FRRO’ (e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office) which aims to provide efficient visa relate ...

UN launches road safety trust fund

14/4/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has launched a trust fund aimed at spurring action to help save lives in road accidents. About Trust fund: ...

Haryana’s first waste-to-energy plant

14/4/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has laid the foundation stone of the state’s first waste-to-energy plant at Bandhwari village on the Faridabad-Guru ...

Festival of Baisakhi

14/4/2018 | Punjab | Culture

Festival of Baisakhi is usually celebrated on April 13, but once in every 36 years the festival is celebrated on April 14. This year the occasion will ...

Himachal has outdated apple processing facilities: CAG

13/4/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

The state-run Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing and Processing Corp (HPMC), which is mainly into marketing apple juice concentrate, is ...

Suketi Fossil Park

13/4/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said that Suketi Fossil Park in Sirmour district would be developed by the Tourism Department through Asian Developm ...

RBI tightens monitoring of outward remittances

13/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank tightened reporting norms for the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) under which an individual can transfer up to USD 2,50,000 abroa ...

Van Dhan Vikas Kendra

13/4/2018 | Social Issues | Skill Development

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has given its approval for the establishment of the first ever multipurpose ‘Van Dhan Vikas Kendra’ on pilot basis in B ...

Mahila Shakti Kendra Scheme

12/4/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

Government of India is implementing Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme to empower rural women through community participation. The scheme is envisaged to wor ...

India to host the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial

12/4/2018 | Geography | Energy

India will host the 16th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF—16). The ministerial comes in the backdrop of a supply cut by the Organization of ...

The Reserve Bank has deferred the implementation of the Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS)

12/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to defer implementation of Indian Accounting Standard (Ind AS) by one year for the banks. Scheduled commercial ...

Haryana State Shubhra Jyotsna Pension and Other Facilities Scheme, 2018

12/4/2018 | Haryana | Governance

The Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved the Haryana State Shubhra Jyotsna Pension and Other F ...

Haryana tops rankings in ease of doing business

11/4/2018 | Haryana | Economy

Haryana has been placed at the first position in the ease of doing business ranking of states by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DI ...

Swadhar Greh Scheme

11/4/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme which targets the women victims of difficult circumstances who are ...

Health ministry bans over-the-counter sale of 14 steroid creams

11/4/2018 | Social Issues | Health

To prevent the indiscriminate sale of topical preparations containing steroids and antibiotics without prescription, the health ministry has banned ov ...

“Satyagraha se Swachhagraha” campaign

10/4/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed 20,000 Swachhagrahis in Motihari, East Champaran district of Bihar. This event marked the culmination ...

Hubble Uncovers the Farthest Star Ever Seen

10/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

Recently, Hubble telescope of NASA has uncovered the farthest star ever seen named as Icarus. This star is so far away that its light has taken 9 bill ...

Odilorhabdins

9/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Health

New class of antibiotics, from an unconventional source which has a distinct way of killing bacteria, has been discovered which may help combat drug-r ...

RBI has put 11 PSU banks under scanner

9/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Reserve Bank of India has put 11 banks under its scanner. These 11 public sector banks have been brought under the central bank’s Prompt Corrective Ac ...

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

9/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

The world’s chemical watchdog is meeting after a British laboratory said it had not proved that Russia manufactured a deadly nerve agent used to poiso ...

Election Commission affidavit on ‘one seat-one candidate’

8/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that it supports the proposal to allow one candidate to contest from only one constituency in an el ...

SC/ST Atrocities Act

8/4/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The government has filed a petition seeking review of the Supreme Court order diluting the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes ...

Kamrup Metro bags top spot in National Health Mission (Assam) Survey

8/4/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

As per the latest report released recently by NHM (Assam) on the performance of all the districts in the health sector under which a series of governm ...

Assam Spring Festival organised at Manas National Park

8/4/2018 | Assam | Environment

The two-day Assam Spring Festival was held at Manas National Park. It was organised by Indian Weavers’ Association and Swankar Mithing Onsai Afat, an ...

Gobar-dhan Yojana

7/4/2018 | Haryana | Governance

A new scheme of the Central Government, ‘Gobar-dhan’ Yojana, for preparing manure and biogas fuel from solid and animal waste will be launched at the ...

‘Internet Security Threat Report’

7/4/2018 | Security Issues | Cyber Security

‘Internet Security Threat Report’ has been released by Symantec. Countries are ranked based on their vulnerability. These rankings are based on eight ...

UN Disarmament Commission

7/4/2018 | International Affairs | United Nations

India has voiced opposition to the “weaponization” of outer space, saying it should not become an area of conflict while calling for collective effort ...

Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018

6/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Human Rights

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and promotion of human rights ...

Cabinet Approves Resizing of Competition Commission of India

6/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Industry

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for rightsizing the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from One Chairperson and Six Members (totalling sev ...

Kishanganga project

6/4/2018 | India and the world | Indo Pakistan

Pakistan has written to the World Bank asking it to ensure that India abides by the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty. World Bank is the mediator between India ...

PAIS (Punjab AI System)

6/4/2018 | Punjab | Science

PAIS (Punjab AI System) is an advanced artificial intelligence technology that can register, identify and anticipate criminal activity. With specializ ...

Kalamkari art

5/4/2018 | Culture of India | Paintings and sculpture

A ‘Kalamkari art museum’ has been opened at Pedana in Andhra Pradesh. The museum traces the history of the art and displays the process of extraction ...

Shrinking of Majuli

5/4/2018 | Assam | Geography

The central govet has stated that river island Majuli has shrunk by 31.58% from 1914 to 2014. According to govt survey, Majuli island which was 734 sq ...

Himanta Biswa Sarma elected as president of Badminton Association of India

5/4/2018 | Assam | Polity

Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Tuesday unanimously elected the Badminton Association of India (BAI) President during i ...

NIRF India Rankings 2018

5/4/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru was adjudged the overall best institution in the country by the Human Resource Development Ministr ...

Delhi becomes first city to roll-out BS-VI fuel

5/4/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

New Delhi has become the first city in India to deploy Bharat Stage 6 Fuel for both petrol and diesel. The idea behind this implementation two years a ...

Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)

4/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Centre has allowed states to set up their own insurance companies for implementing Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). Presently, five publi ...

World Heritage Site

4/4/2018 | Culture of India | Architecture

As many as 6 monuments/historical sites in the North Eastern states have been identified tentatively for listing under World Heritage Site. Monuments/ ...

Adopt a Heritage Project

3/4/2018 | Culture of India | Architecture

Infrastructure conglomerate GMR and tobacco company ITC Ltd are currently bidding to adopt the Taj Mahal under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project. Taj Mah ...

Guidelines for accreditation of journalists

3/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Others

Guidelines for Accreditation of Journalists amended to regulate Fake News” issued on 2 April 2018 are withdrawn by the Information and broadcasting mi ...

South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP)

2/4/2018 | International Affairs | Asia

The Union Cabinet has approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) ...

Core rot disease a threat to apple crop in HP

2/4/2018 | Geography | Agriculture

In a bid to manage the apple core rot disease, which causes 30 to 40 per cent loss of production, scientists of Dr YS Parmar University of Horticultur ...

BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)

2/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

China has successfully launched two satellites with a single rocket to strengthen its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS). The two satellites are ...

Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Yojana

2/4/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

Kanaklata Mahila Sabalikaran Achoni is a flagship scheme of Assam Government to pave the way for generating sustainable livelihood for the women in As ...

Punjab, Haryana unable to reap benefits of GI

1/4/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab and Haryana boast of many locally produced unique goods by artisans. However, both the states are unable to reap the benefits due to low awaren ...

Punjab Culture Commission

1/4/2018 | Punjab | Culture

To check vulgarity and content that promotes violence and drugs in Punjabi songs, the government has announced to set up the Punjab Culture Commission ...

India-Pakistan diplomatic crisis

1/4/2018 | India and the world | Indo Pakistan

India and Pakistan have agreed to solve the diplomatic tussle over the allegations of harassment of the diplomats in each other’s countries. The two c ...

Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ programme

1/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

The NITI Aayog has launched the baseline ranking for the Aspirational Districts based on published data of 49 indicators. All the states — except West ...

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