Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA)

30/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

‘IPledgefor9' Achievers Awards were given recently to the individuals and teams of doctors from the private sector and States for their exemplary serv ...

Ranking of Aspirational Districts

30/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

The NITI Aayog has launched the first Delta ranking (incremental progress) for the Aspirational Districts, based on self-reported data of districts be ...

RBI proposes Board of Management in Urban Co-operative banks

29/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with draft guidelines on constituting a board of management (BoM) in addition to the board of directors, ...

Toxic air is causing malnutrition in trees

29/6/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Air pollution is also causing malnutrition in trees by harming a fungi that is important for providing mineral nutrients to tree roots. Mycorrhizal fu ...

44 Indians Step out of Extreme Poverty Every Minute

28/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Poverty

According to a recent study published by the DC-based non profit public policy institute, Brookings “India is no longer leading the world on the pover ...

NGOs on ED’s radar for funding Naxals

28/6/2018 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The Enforcement Directorate has zeroed in on some non-government organisations (NGOs) that are suspected to have funded Naxal operatives in Chhattisga ...

Punjab to divest stake in 3 PSUs

28/6/2018 | Punjab | Economy

• Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has set the ball rolling for disinvesting government stake in three loss-making public sector undertaking ...

Punjab Cabinet sets up panel on groundwater crisis

28/6/2018 | Punjab | Geography

Taking cognisance of reports on Punjab heading for a groundwater crisis by 2025, the state Cabinet has constituted a sub-committee to suggest an actio ...

Punjab state to implement Central laws on rapists, economic offenders

28/6/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

For stricter punishment to rape convicts and speedy trail and to empower the state to attach and confiscate properties of fugitive economic offenders, ...

Report on Gender Inequality

27/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

According to a report released by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) for the Asia-Pacific region, gender inequality in India is extremely high at the ...

Power ministry may make 24 degrees celsius as default setting for air conditioners

27/6/2018 | Geography | Resources

The power ministry is considering making the default temperature setting for air conditioners at 24 degrees Celsius. This mandate will benefit consume ...

Women in Prisons’ report

26/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has come up with its report titled ‘Women in Prisons’ which aims to build an understanding of the v ...

Bharat-22 ETF receives bids worth Rs 15,436 crore

26/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The second tranche of the Bharat-22 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) received bids worth Rs15,436 crore, much higher than the government's fund raising targ ...

Bangladesh Bhavan inaugurated at Vishwa Bharti University in Santiniketan

26/6/2018 | West Bengal | Culture

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Bangladesh Bhawan at Vishwa Bharti University in Santinik ...

AIIB to pump $200m into Indian infra fund

25/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will pump $200 million into the National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). The $200-million inv ...

India signs 2 MoUs with Cuba

25/6/2018 | India and the world | Foreign Policy of India

India has signed two Memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with Cuba to enhance cooperation in biotechnology and traditional medicine. Analysis(On Indo ...

India and Cuba on the traditional systems of medicine

24/6/2018 | India and the world | Indo-North Americas

The Union Cabinet gave its ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Cuba on cooperation in the field of Trad ...

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2018 report

24/6/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Sustainable Development

The U.N. has released its annual check-up report on the SDGs. The SDG Report presents an overview of progress toward achieving the Goals, which were u ...

Campaign to promote energy efficiency in the area of air-conditioning

24/6/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Sustainable Development

Minister of Power and New & Renewable launched a campaign to promote energy efficiency in the area of air-conditioning. Under the guidance of Ministry ...

Ambubachi Mela

24/6/2018 | Culture of India | Festivals

The annual Ambubachi Mela, the biggest religious congregation in the northeast of India at Kamakhya Temple has began with the message of “unity and pr ...

Governor's Rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

23/6/2018 | Indian Polity | State Executive

Jammu and Kashmir have placed under Governor's Rule after Jammu and Kashmir CM resigned. Governor NN Vohra will soon assume the role of the chief admi ...

Project to save chilgoza, gucchhi from extinction

23/6/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

Experts will undertake mapping of the areas with the best seed variety of the endangered chilgoza nut through the Remote Sensing and Geographic Inform ...

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

23/6/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations' top human rights body accusing it of "chronic bias" against Israel. Analysis: The US' announc ...

5 Nuh monuments get state protection

23/6/2018 | Haryana | Culture

The Haryana Government has decided to take five monuments in Nuh district (formerly Mewat) under state protection for conservation as per the provisio ...

Government Bans Offshoots Of Al-Qaeda, ISIS In Indian Subcontinent

22/6/2018 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The centre has banned new offshoots of terror organisations al-Qaeda and ISIS under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Both al-Qaeda in Indian ...

Draft to strengthen Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)

22/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

In order to strengthen the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, the government has released a draft on cross-border insolvency that would help banks access ...

RBI alters ‘relative’ definition

21/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has narrowed the definition of relatives to check the flow of funds. There are some concerns over funds sent abroad under ...

28th Meeting of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

21/6/2018 | Security Issues | International Institutions

28th NSG plenary meeting was held recently in Jurmala, Latvia. With this, Latvia has become the first Baltic state to Chair the NSG. There was no head ...

India BPO promotion scheme

20/6/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Union government is planning to expand its BPO promotion scheme under the Digital India initiative, it will more than double the number of seats u ...

International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)

20/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The ICD is the foundation for identifying ...

Composite Water Management Index

20/6/2018 | Haryana | Geography

The Composition Water Management Index is supposed to measure the progress made by states in water management and the improvements in management over ...

SAARC Fund to back 80 social enterprises

19/6/2018 | India and the world | Regional Groupings

SAARC has launched Development Fund which will soon be launching a social enterprise development programme (SEDP) to fund 80 entities annually across ...

GLONASS

19/6/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

Russia has successfully launched a Glonass-M positioning satellite using a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from Plesetsk space center. With this launch, the ...

Fourth Meeting of NITI Aayog Governing Council

18/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

The fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. It was attended by 23 Chief Ministers ...

Assumption Island Issue

18/6/2018 | India and the world | Foreign Policy of India

Seychelles has called off a deal that would have allowed India to invest $550 million (Rs 3,760 crore) in building a military base on one of its islan ...

Water Management Index

17/6/2018 | Geography | Resources

NITI Aayog has prepared a report on Composite Water Management Index (CWMI). Highlights of index: The report ranks Gujarat as number one in the refere ...

New UAE visa rules

17/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The United Arab Emirates is loosening its residency laws and will grant long-term visas for up to 10 years to investors and highly-skilled professiona ...

PhD must for college teachers' promotion

16/6/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought out a new set of regulations to alter the conditions for recruitment and promotion of college and u ...

10th Meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis

16/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

India is hosting the 10th meeting of Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. India has highest burden of Lymphatic Filariasis and there is ...

Cabinet approves proposal for withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013

15/6/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal for withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013 pending in the Rajya Sabha. The Nalanda Univer ...

Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe

15/6/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

It a science mission of NASA planned for launch in 2024 that will sample, analyze, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar ...

Govt plans to allow CSCs to offer banking services

15/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The information technology ministry is planning to get all the common services centres (CSCs) to act as business correspondents (BCs). The move is aim ...

NITI Aayog Composite Water Management Index :Haryana Worst Performer

15/6/2018 | Haryana | Environment

The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog launched Composite Water Management Index as useful tool to assess and improve performanc ...

Credit enhancement fund

14/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

In order to boost infrastructure financing, the central government is planning to set up a Rs 500-crore credit enhancement fund by next month. The 201 ...

Cabinet okays Bill on dam safety, makes 'owners' responsible

14/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Centre has decided to bring a legislation on dam safety which will empower authorities to take regulatory action and lay down safety standards for ...

Severe uranium contamination in India’s groundwater

13/6/2018 | Geography | Resources

An International study has found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers in 16 Indian states The main source is natural, but hum ...

PM's maternity scheme benefits 23.6 lakh

13/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

After initial hiccups in implementing the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), the government has finally made som ...

Bovine Breeding Act

13/6/2018 | Haryana | Geography

The Haryana state government has enacted the Haryana Bovine Breeding Act, 2018, for genetic improvement of bovines by regulating bovine breeding activ ...

‘Nai Raahein Nai Manzilien’ scheme

13/6/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said that the state Tourism Department would promote nine tourist circuits under the newly launched scheme ‘Nai Raah ...

India and Peru on technical bilateral cooperation

12/6/2018 | India and the world | Indo South America

The Union Cabinet approved an Agreement (June 12) between India and Peru which was signed in May, 2018 at Lima, Peru. The agreement aims to establish ...

UN Security Council

12/6/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The UN General Assembly has elected Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa to serve as non-permanent members on the Secu ...

G7 Summit

12/6/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

G7 Summit is an event conducted annually where world leaders from seven powerful economies of the world, US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan and It ...

Sanitation coverage in rural India under Swachh Bharat rises to 85%

11/6/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

Sanitation coverage in rural India, under the Swachh Bharat Mission, has now risen to 85%. As per the data released by Ministry of Drinking Water and ...

Chennai downpour: 2015

11/6/2018 | Geography | Disasters

On December 1, 2015 Chennai and its surrounding regions experienced an unprecedented, heavy rainfall. In a region where the average rainfall during th ...

Cabinet gets report on interlinking of rivers

10/6/2018 | Geography | Resources

The Union Cabinet was recently apprised of the progress report of Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers. The report on interlinking of rivers ...

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

10/6/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

In a big boost to the country’s space programme, the Union Cabinet has given the financial approval of Rs 10,911 crore for the launch of 30 PSLV and 1 ...

Co-op banks can become small finance banks

9/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Reserve Bank of India has decided to allow urban co-operative banks (UCB) to convert into small finance banks (SFB), a move aimed at bringing thes ...

Global Peace Index 2018

9/6/2018 | Security Issues | External Security

According to recently released report by Australian think tank, Institute of Economics and Peace(IEP), India has moved up four places to the 137th ran ...

Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY)

9/6/2018 | Geography | Resources

The World Bank has approved Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY), a Rs.6000 crore Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and ...

Punjab government launches ‘Business First Portal'

8/6/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab Government on launched a ‘Business First Portal’ to give a big push towards the ease of doing business in the state. The portal was unveile ...

RBI increase its interest rates

8/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised the repo rate by 25 basis points. This was the first-time interest r ...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018

8/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The President today gave assent to promulgate the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018. Important Highlights: The Ordinance prov ...

RBI to set up Public Credit Registry on all borrowers

7/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

In a major move that could potentially reduce banking frauds and bad loans in India, the High-Level Task Force set by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ...

‘Blue Flag’ tag

7/6/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Environment

The Chandrabhaga beach on the Konark coast of Odisha will be the first in Asia to get the Blue Flag certification — the tag given to environment-frien ...

Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI)

7/6/2018 | India and the world | Europe

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway ...

Agni-5 Ballistic Missile

6/6/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

India has successfully tested Agni-V, validating the long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile’s reliability. This was the fifth test of the mis ...

The Punjab Anti-Red Tape Act, 2018

6/6/2018 | Punjab | Polity

• The Congress government is all set to bring in “The Punjab Anti-Red Tape Act, 2018”, which aims at providing services to people within a stipulated ...

Badshahi Ashoorkhana

6/6/2018 | Culture of India | 15th-19th AD

Telangana government and Aga Khan Trust are working to restore Hyderabad’s 17th century Badshahi Ashoorkhana. History of Badshahi Ashoorkhana: The cre ...

‘Punjab State Farmers’ Policy’ draft

6/6/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab State Farmers’ and Farm Workers’ Commission wants free electricity to big farmers to go and power subsidy rationalised to reduce the unsust ...

Mission Tandarust Punjab

6/6/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Tandarust Punjab is the flagship program of the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government which had been rolled out in whole of the Punjab for ens ...

Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (IRWA)

5/6/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The WCD ministry is set to move a long-pending amendment to the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act (IRWA), 1986, that prohibits “indec ...

Janaushadhi Suvidha

5/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The government has launched the ‘JANAUSHADHI SUVIDHA’, the Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana ...

What’s next for Air India after failed stake sale?

4/6/2018 | Geography | Transport

The sale of government-owned airline, Air India, is in jeopardy due to a lack of buyer interest. Private airlines such as IndiGo and Jet Airways did e ...

The Zojila Tunnel

4/6/2018 | Geography | Transport

Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Leh to unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of construction of the 14.31 kilometre-long Zojila tu ...

Operation NISTAR

4/6/2018 | India and the world | Indian Ocean

Evacuation of Stranded Indians from Socotra, Yemen In June 2018, Indian Naval Ship Sunayna, currently deployed for a mission based deployment in the G ...

Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana and Harishchandra Sahayata Yojana (HSY)

3/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Odisha government has launched "Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana" for working journalists. The health insurance scheme for working journalist ...

Centre Forms Cauvery Water Management Authority

3/6/2018 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Centre has taken the formal steps for notifying the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) for implementation of the Cauvery Water Tribunal Awa ...

Bank Strikes

2/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Banking operations in the country were hit after nearly 10 lakh employees went on a two-day strike to protest a ‘minimal’ wage hike of just two per ce ...

Early hope for dry reservoirs

2/6/2018 | Geography | Resources

The early onset of the Southwest Monsoon has brought hope for the country’s major reservoirs that store water for use in irrigation, electricity and d ...

TRAI to tap blockchain to curb spam calls, SMSes

1/6/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued draft guidelines to curb pesky calls and SMSes by using blockchain technology. Important point ...

GI tag for rural crafts

1/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

The Chau mask of Purulia, the wooden mask of Kushmandi, the Patachitra, the Dokras of Bengal, and Madhurkathi (a kind of mat) have been presented with ...

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