Europe’s New Data Protection Law

31/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect across the European Union changing the way companies around the world collect and handle pe ...

PRAAPTI app

31/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Ministry of Power has launched a web portal and an app called PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification and Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transpa ...

Punjab pioneer state to successfully implement ‘Vahan 4.0’ & ‘Sarthi 4.0’ software

31/5/2018 | Geography | Transport

In a major leap towards providing citizen centric services to the people of Punjab, the Transport Department has completed second phase of the project ...

S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems

30/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

India has concluded price negotiations with Russia for a nearly Rs 40,000 crore deal to procure S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems for the India ...

Haryana sets up Animal Welfare Board

30/5/2018 | Governance Issues | Regulatory Authorities

The Haryana Government has constituted the State Animal Welfare Board for animal welfare under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary, Animal ...

Water crisis in Shimla

30/5/2018 | Governance Issues | Water

The accentuating water crisis in Shimla, with water being distributed only once in eight days in most localities, points to the failure of Shimla Muni ...

A year on, UDAN is yet to soar

30/5/2018 | Geography | Transport

UDAN scheme has recently completed one year. The UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme) was launched in 2016 aims to develop the regional aviation market ...

Inner Line Permit

29/5/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The Manipur government is all set to introduce the Inner Line Permit bill in the forthcoming monsoon session of the assembly. The Manipur Assembly had ...

‘Gaj Yatra’

29/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

On the occasion of World Elephant Day, leading wildlife conservation NGO Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) has announced the launch of the Gaj Yatra, a ca ...

Inter-State Council (ISC)

28/5/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

Inter-State Council Standing Committee under the chairmanship of Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh completes its deliberations on Punchhi Commiss ...

RIMPAC naval exercises

28/5/2018 | Indian Polity | Interstate Relations

The United States has decided to disinvite China from participating in the Rim of the Pacific naval exercise, held near Hawaii. The decision to withdr ...

CLMV conclave

27/5/2018 | India and the world | International Institutions

5th India – CLMV (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam) Business Conclave was recently held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. During the conference, governme ...

CSC, SIDBI ink pact for financial support to village level entrepreneurs

27/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) that operates ...

‘Samagra Shiksha’ scheme

26/5/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The HRD Ministry announced the launch of ‘Samagra Shiksha’ programme subsuming three existing schemes: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyami ...

Cabinet approves provision of mobile connectivity in Left Wing Extremism Areas

26/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the " Universal Service Obligation Fund [USOF]” supported scheme to provid ...

Centre's Nod to Ordinance To Set Up India's 1st Sports University In Manipur

25/5/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to set up the country’s first national sports university in Manipur. A bill to set up the university in Im ...

Trachoma

25/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Nepal for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem – a milestone, as the country become ...

Model Contract Farming Act, 2018

24/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The government has released the Model Agriculture Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (Promotion & Facilitation) Act, 2018. It is draf ...

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Training (PMMMNMTT)

24/5/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The National Institute of Educational Research and Planning (NIEPA) is in the process of rolling out the National Resource centre, an initiative that ...

Sikh Film Censor Board

23/5/2018 | Culture of India | Culture

Akal Takht has constituted the Sikh Film Censor Board (SFCB). Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said it would be mandatory to submit the scrip ...

Molasses spill kills ‘vulnerable, threatened’ species in Beas

23/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Molasses spill in the Beas has killed several species of fish, which figure as “nearly threatened” or “vulnerable” in the international list of endang ...

What the rupee’s fall means

23/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The rupee has fallen 5.2% in the current financial year, from close to 65 on March 28 to an 18-month low of 68.42 against the dollar. As worries for i ...

New way to clean water polluted by mercury

23/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

About four years ago, a group of researchers from IIT-Madras developed a simple kit to help people test whether their drinking water had traces of mer ...

World Health Assembly

22/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Health

71st meeting of World Health Assembly was held at Geneva. In addition to its three main themes of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Organization ...

3rd Mission Innovation Ministerial

22/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Energy

The third Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting was organized in Malmo Sweden for from 22-23 May, 2018. Ministers and high level delegates from 23 co ...

INSV Tarini

21/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

INSV Tarini has completed a historic global Circumnavigation. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. It’s a ...

Common Service Centres (CSCs)

21/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The network of Common Service Centres (CSCs), which act as access points for delivery of various electronic services to villages in India, are set to ...

Punjab state in troubled waters

21/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The quality of riverwaters in the state has only deteriorated with the passage of time. Such is the situation that not even a single river falls in Ca ...

US embassy In Jerusalem

20/5/2018 | International Affairs | Israel-Palestine

The US embassy was shifted to Jerusalem on May 14, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding. This decision leads to clashes between Israeli forces an ...

Foreign investors cold to Permanent Residency Status scheme

20/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Recent report by the government shows that even after two years after it was launched, the Permanent Residency Status (PRS) scheme providing a host of ...

WHO list of essential diagnostic tests

19/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

WHO has published its first Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of the tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of ...

Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala

19/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

As the death toll in the virus-induced fever in north Kerala rises to nine, the National Virology Institute in Pune has confirmed that the deceased we ...

SC Gives Approval to Draft Cauvery Management Scheme

18/5/2018 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Supreme Court has ordered the Central government to implement its draft Cauvery Management Scheme after finding it in consonance with its February ...

IISER develops device to detect and remove arsenic from water

18/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in collaboration with a private company has developed a new device which can be used to ...

MNRE issues National Wind-solar Hybrid Policy

17/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Renewable Energy

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy. Main highlights: The objective of the policy is to provide a framew ...

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

17/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

Frozen Semen Station is being set up in Maranga, Purnea in Bihar under the RashtriyaGokul Mission with 100% contribution from the Central Government. ...

NASA Mars Helicopter

16/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission to demonstrate the viability and potential ...

MoU on Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana

16/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Centre has signed MoU with four States – Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Chandigarh for implementin ...

Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Programme

16/5/2018 | Geography | Resources

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has shipped the first oil cargo for India’s strategic petroleum reserve at Mangalore. Indian Strategic Petroleu ...

Survey to rehabilitate manual scavengers

16/5/2018 | Social Issues | Caste system

The state began a national survey to identify and rehabilitate manual scavengers who are still engaged in servicing insanitary latrines, following dir ...

Negotiators fail to reach NAFTA deal

15/5/2018 | International Affairs | America

Negotiators have failed to reach NAFTA deal. Negotiators have ended talks without a deal to modernize NAFTA, agreeing instead to resume negotiations s ...

Punjab State red-flags Modicare

15/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Punjab became the first state in the country to red-flag various provisions of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) when it refused to sign a ...

Prompt corrective action

15/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Reserve Bank has initiated prompt corrective action against public sector lender Dena in view of high non-performing loans, restricting the bank from ...

India largest remittance-receiving country in the world

14/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

According to a report 'RemitSCOPE - Remittance markets and opportunities - Asia and the Pacific', India was the largest remittance- receiving country ...

Govt approves green licence plates for e-vehicles

14/5/2018 | Geography | Transport

The government has approved this new move to a different coloured plate specially for zero emissions vehicles for both private and commercial use. The ...

UNDP To Set Up Skill Development Centre in Hyderabad

14/5/2018 | Social Issues | Skill Development

UNDP has proposed to set up a skill development centre exclusively for clients of Bharosa. Last year, the Hyderabad Police had signed an agreement wit ...

8th National Science Film Festival

14/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Awards

The eighth edition of the National Science Film Festival of India (NSFFI) was held for the first time in the Northeastern state Assam. The five-day ev ...

Senior Citizen draft Bill

13/5/2018 | Social Issues | Aged

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has drafted the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Draft Bill, 2018, that will amend ...

Iran nuclear deal

13/5/2018 | Security Issues | External Security

US President Donald Trump has announced he is pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. He described the agreement as “decaying and rotting”. About Nuclea ...

Pacific Islands Forum

12/5/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The Pacific Islands Forum has been granted approval to establish a Permanent Observer Office at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). The Perman ...

Lassa fever outbreak contained in Nigeria

12/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Nigeria has announced that it is free from Lassa fever outbreak. The announcement follows the epidemiological review by the Nigeria Centre for Disease ...

Stanford University to partner with UP to combat chronic diseases

11/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Health

United States Stanford University will come in a partnership with Uttar Pradesh to combat disease like Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalit ...

Kheti Kosh

11/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Punjab government has initiated the process for customisation of the Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) scheme and set up ‘Kheti Kosh’ to receive ...

Pine needles a source of income for the poor

11/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Pine needles have become a source of earning for the poor living near pine forests in the hamirpur district as these are purchased and used as fuel by ...

Vidyalaya Darpan

11/5/2018 | Social Issues | Education

In a first in the Haryana state, the Fatehabad district administration has launched a web portal, ‘Vidyalaya Darpan’, where database of all private sc ...

India and Panama

11/5/2018 | India and the world | Others

India and Panama have signed two agreements on exemption of Visas for holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports.. Analysis: India-Panama relations ...

First organised census for Indus dolphins

10/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

For the conservation of Indus dolphins – one of the world’s rarest mammals – the Punjab government along with WWF-India conducted the first organised ...

15th Asia Media Summit

10/5/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2018 is being hosted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, jointly with the Indian In ...

Van Dhan Vikas Kendras

10/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Industry

Ministry of Tribal Affairs is planning to expand Van Dhan Vikas Kendras in Tribal Districts across the country. Key Highlights of Van Dhan Initiative ...

CBNAAT facility launched at Nurpur

10/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Health

The cartridge-based nucleic acid amplification test (CBNAAT) facility, an advance tuberculosis detection technology, was launched at the local civil h ...

POSHAN Abhiyaan

9/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Government of India signed a loan deal worth $ 200 million with the World Bank for the National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan). Features: The ...

One Stop Centres (OSCs)

9/5/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

100 additional One Stop Centres have been approved by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya P ...

Protest Against Citizenship Bill

9/5/2018 | Indian Polity | citizenship

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 began its hearing amid protests in Assam. The bill introduced in the Lok S ...

FDI confidence index

8/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index is released by global consultant AT Kearney. Main highlights of the index: This index has saw India’s ...

‘Gold Demand Trends’ report

8/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

As per WGC’s ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report, the global gold demand fell by 7% to 973 tonne during the January-March period this year as compared to the ...

Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank(ADB)

7/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB) is being held in Manila, Philippines. The Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors is an oppor ...

‘Lifelisation’ technology

7/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The Indian Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT), a CSIR centre at Palampur, has introduced ‘lifelisation’ technology in the country t ...

HP state tops in RUSA fund utilisation

7/5/2018 | Governance Issues | Governance

In spite of the hasty implementation of the Rashtriya Uchattar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), which created a turmoil, Himachal has topped in the utilisation ...

Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)

6/5/2018 | Social Issues | Minorities

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal for renaming and restructuring of Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) as P ...

Umang app

6/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) has announced the introduction of a new service for pensioners through the Umang App. Under the new faci ...

Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana

6/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the Umbrella Scheme, “Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana” in agriculture secto ...

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana(PMSSY)

5/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

In a major boost to the expansion of healthcare infrastructure in the country, the Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has appr ...

WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control

5/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The Union Cabinet has given approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to elimin ...

Indian Petroleum & Explosives Safety Service (IPESS)

5/5/2018 | Geography | Resources

The Union Cabinet has approved the Cadre review and formation of Group ‘A’ service of the technical cadre of Petroleum & Safety Organization (PESO) in ...

Thunderstorm in North and Northwest India

4/5/2018 | Geography | Climate

The thunderstorm has resulted in nearly 100 deaths in north and northwest India was caused by unusually high temperatures, availability of moisture, a ...

Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY)

4/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for extending the investment limit from Rs 7.5 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs as well as extension of time limits for s ...

DNA profiling Bill

3/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Biotechnology

The Supreme Court has considered the submission of the Centre that it would move a Bill in the upcoming Parliament session for DNA profiling to enable ...

Supreme Court issues directions to High Courts on fast-tracking child sexual abuse case

3/5/2018 | Social Issues | Status of Children

The Supreme Court issued a slew of directions to all high courts of the country regarding trial in sexual assault cases involving children. Guidelines ...

DoT releases draft National Telecom Policy

2/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) of the Ministry of Communication has released the first draft of the new National Telecom Policy, which has ...

‘Gobar Dhan’ scheme

2/5/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the ‘Gobar Dhan’ scheme for Nation. The government is also planning to create an online platfor ...

Tejas Successfully Test Fires Derby Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range Missile

1/5/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to ...

World Health Organisation (WHO) on Pollution

1/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to data released by WHO based on pollution level in 2016, Delhi and Varanasi are among the 14 Indian cities that figured in a list of 20 mos ...

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