Cheetah reintroduction project

31/8/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

The Madhya Pradesh forest department has written to the National Tiger Conservation Authority to revive the plan to reintroduce cheetahs in the State’ ...

G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting

31/8/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

In the framework of the Argentinian presidency of G20, the 2018 edition of Digital Economy ministerial meeting is being held in Salta, Argentina. The ...

IFFCO partners with Spain firm to set up food processing plant at Ludhiana

31/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Fertiliser major IFFCO has entered into joint venture with Congelados De Navarra to set up food processing plant at Ludhiana in Punjab with an investm ...

Punjab Govt. hikes Compensation for Damaged Crops by 50%

31/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab govt. has taken an important decision to enhance the compensation amount for damaged crops of farmers to Rs. 12,000 per acre. Facts : Now all t ...

Eco villages in Himachal Pradesh

31/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Kullu to have 5 model eco villages The state government has decided to develop five model eco villages in Kullu district. The government intends to de ...

paudhagiri campaign

31/8/2018 | Haryana | Environment

Haryana Government has launched ‘Paudhagiri campaign’, an unique program to increase green cover in the state. It was launched by Chief Minister Manoh ...

More Villages under Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Scheme

31/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has included 51 more villages of the Karnal district under the Mhara Gaon, Jagmag Gaon scheme. Facts : No ...

Government Starts "Student Police Cadet" Project In Gurugram

31/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

The Student Police Cadet (SPC) Project on the pattern of National Cadet Corps (NCC) has been launched in Haryana with 6000 school students took oath o ...

7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow scheme

31/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

Harayana Government has launched 7-Star Gram Panchayat Rainbow scheme to give star rankings to its panchayats on the basis of seven social parameters. ...

Three greenfield airports to be set up in Haryana

31/8/2018 | Haryana | Economy

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has started pre-feasibility studies for three ‘greenfield airports’ or an aviation facility to be developed from ...

Shimla-Kalka heritage railway

30/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Governor Acharya Devvrat convened meeting of top officers to prepare outline for setting up nurseries on Shimla-Kalka heritage rail track Preparing to ...

Government announces Regulations for Drones

30/8/2018 | Security Issues | Internal Security

The government has announced the Drone Regulations 1.0. These regulations will enable the safe, commercial usage of drones starting December 1, 2018. ...

Aeolus Satellite

30/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully launched Aeolus satellite that will measure winds around the globe and help improve weather forecasti ...

Assam & Arunachal face green cover loss

30/8/2018 | Assam | Environment

A study carried out by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing has predicted a depletion of 9,007.14 square km (2.94 per cent) of forests in parts of A ...

Hong Kong prize for Assam tea

29/8/2018 | Assam | Economy

Encouraged by the Champion Award for CTC (crush, tear and curl) tea in an international tea fair in Hong Kong, a bought leaf factory of Assam is looki ...

Bhasha Sangkalpa Divas Observed by Assam Sahitya Sabha

29/8/2018 | Assam | Polity

Bhasha Sangkalpa Divas was observed by Assam Sahitya Sabha recently to commemorate the establishment of Oxomiya Bhaxa Unnati Xadhimi Xobha on that day ...

Electricity distribution reform in Rajasthan

29/8/2018 | Rajasthan | Economy

Central Government along with Government of Rajasthan has signed $250 million Development Policy Loan (DPL) agreement with World Bank for Electricity ...

ADB loan drinking water service in West Bengal

29/8/2018 | West Bengal | Social Issues

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved nancing package of $245 million to implement project for providing safe, sustainable drinking water service ...

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

29/8/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The United States and Mexico have agreed to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), putting pressure on Canada to agree to new terms ...

China may scrap limit on number of children

29/8/2018 | International Affairs | China

China is planning to scrap the limit on the number of children couples can have. A draft civil code that would end decades of controversial family pla ...

‘Harpath’ app for road repair complaints in Haryana

29/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

In order to make the roads of the state free of deception, the Haryana Government launched a new initiative, 'Harpath Haryana' mobile app. Facts : Har ...

Five New Cities Under "Panchagram" To Be Developed In Haryana

29/8/2018 | Haryana | Economy

The Haryana government has decided to develop five new cities along the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway and the area will be named as Panchagram. Fac ...

Haryana, Punjab to be first to get sustainable agriculture index

29/8/2018 | Haryana | Geography

For the first time in the country, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is preparing a development index for sustainable agriculture for ...

Haryana to set up 2nd Metropolitan Development Authority (Faridabad) of state

29/8/2018 | Haryana | Polity

The state government has begun the exercise to prepare the framework of the proposal for setting up the Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority ( ...

18 Labor Laws amended by Haryana Government

29/8/2018 | Haryana | Polity

The Haryana Government has amended 18 labour laws to facilitate workers and employers and resolve irritants and practical problems dogging the state i ...

Union Govt, Himachal and five states signs pact for Lakhwar Project

29/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Union government, Himachal Pradesh and other five states viz. Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, Uttarakhand signed a pact in New Delhi for the constructi ...

Mukhyamantri Swabhlamban Yojana

28/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

24 cases with investment worth Rs 4 cr approved within one month. The Mukhyamantri Swabhlamban Yojana, launched in May this year by the Industries Dep ...

Punjab Assembly passed Bills seeking life imprisonment for sacrilege

28/8/2018 | Punjab | Polity

In a step to curb incidents of desecration, Punjab Vidhan Sabha unanimously has passed the Indian Penal Code ( Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2017 and The Co ...

Haryana CM launches Durga Shakti app for women safety

28/8/2018 | Haryana | Social Issues

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday launched the android-based Durga Shakti app of the Haryana Police. Facts : The app will enable ...

First time in India, WUWM conference Will Be Organized in Gurugram

28/8/2018 | Haryana | Economy

For the first time in India, the 33rd Conference of World Union of Wholesale Market (WUWM) will be organized from 10 to 12 October, 2018 in Gurugram b ...

Parivartan scheme launched by Haryana Government

28/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

Haryana government has launched Parivartan Scheme to address 10 major issues which includes cleanliness and pollution in 46 developmental blocks of th ...

'Meri Fasal- Mera Byora’ portal launched by Haryana Government

28/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

In Haryana, the details of crops of farmers will now be registered online through ‘Meri Fasal- Mera Byora’ portal launched by the State Government. Fa ...

Centre signs MoU with Haryana and 5 states for Lakhwar multipurpose project

28/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr Nitin Gadkari, and Chief Ministers of six basin states (Haryana, UP, R ...

Luhri Hydro project

28/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Even as the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVNL) claims that it has taken NOCs from the panchayats affected by the Luhri power project, the Himdhara Collec ...

Punjab Urban development authority to launch web portal

28/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is going to launch the web portal and the mobile app to facilitate the people. Key Facts : The departm ...

National Logistics Portal

28/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

A committee of secretaries has approved a proposal by department of commerce (DoC) to setup a National Logistics Portal (NLP) to ease transportation o ...

Sustainable Development in Indian Himalayan Region

28/8/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Sustainable Development

NITI Aayog has launched 5 Thematic Reports on Sustainable Development in Indian Himalayan Region The themes include: Inventory and Revival of Springs ...

Staff plan agitation over pension scheme

28/8/2018 | Assam | Economy

Nearly 1.5 lakh Assam government employees recruited after 2006 would launch an agitation soon for reverting to the old pension scheme instead of the ...

National Nutrition Mission

27/8/2018 | Social Issues | Health

The NNM, as an apex body, will monitor, supervise, fix targets and guide the nutrition related interventions across the Ministries. The programme thro ...

Supreme Court adjourns hearing on fresh plea against Article 35A

27/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Supreme Court

The Supreme Court adjourned its hearing on a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which empowers the Jammu and Kashmir ...

US firm offers to invest Rs 200 crore in Haryana's Public Transport

27/8/2018 | Haryana | Economy

The Northern Lakes Data Corporation (NLDC), a US-based company, on Thursday offered to invest Rs 200 crore in Haryana to strengthen the public transpo ...

NDRF holds Familiarization Exercise (FAMEX) in Golaghat

27/8/2018 | Assam | Geography

A Familiarization Exercise (FAMEX) is being conducted all over the district by personnel of the 12 Bn NDRF, Itanagar in coordination with the District ...

Centre approves 1.12 lakh more houses under PM's housing scheme

26/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Centre has approved construction of nearly 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor in eight states under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, wi ...

SCO Peace Mission Exercise

26/8/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The 2018 SCO Peace Mission Exercise is being held in Russia.As part of the SCO initiatives, the SCO Peace Mission Exercise is conducted biennially for ...

APART comes to Assam

26/8/2018 | Assam | Economy

The Assam fisheries department will implement the fishery sub-component of the Word Bank financed Assam Agriculture and Rural Transformation Project ( ...

Second phase of Gunotsav from Oct 31

25/8/2018 | Assam | Polity

The three-day second phase of Gunotsav will be held in Hailakandi district from October 31 next. Altogether 1359 primary, upper primary and secondary ...

Odisha approves proposal for legislative council

25/8/2018 | Indian Polity | State Legislature

The Odisha government has approved a proposal for setting up a legislative council in the state. A resolution will be brought in the monsoon session o ...

Remembering the Haitian revolution

25/8/2018 | International Affairs | United Nations

The United Nations' International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed every year on August 23 to remind people of ...

Technology and Stray cattle menace

25/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The stray cattle menace continues to be a headache for residents in the urban areas, so Punjab Government has taken technical route to tackle cattle m ...

HP Govt to rename schemes on Atal Bihari Vajpayee name

25/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Himachal Pradesh government has decided to re-name the Mukhya Mantri Adarsh Vidya Kendra Scheme launched by the State Government as Atal Adarsh Vidya ...

Water crisis in Shimla - An analysis

24/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Dam on Giri to end Shimla’s water woes Learning lessons from the recent fortnight-long water crisis in the capital city, a 22-m-high gated dam is bein ...

World Bank launches world-first blockchain bond

24/8/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The World Bank has launched the first bond on a blockchain with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The World Bank has priced the world’s first public ...

UDAN may extend its wings to Southeast Asian destinations

24/8/2018 | Geography | Transport

Residents of India’s northeastern states will soon be able to enjoy cheaper air fares to destinations in Southeast Asia. A draft policy extends the su ...

Indo-Bhutan border along Assam to be laser-mapped

24/8/2018 | Assam | Geography

In a significant and strategic move, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given the go-ahead for a laserbased aerial mapping of the 267-km stretch o ...

Guidelines for implementation of SC & ST Act

23/8/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

The State government has directed all the district administrations across Assam to take steps for proper implementation of the Scheduled Castes and Sc ...

NOTA voting option cannot be allowed in Rajya Sabha polls

23/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Supreme Court overruled an Election Commission notification, saying that the option NOTA (None of the Above) cannot be permitted for voting in Raj ...

ILO report flags wage inequality in India

23/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

International Labour Organisation has called for stronger implementation of wage law in India amid persistent low pay and inequality, especially in ca ...

Gandhi Sewa Ashram in Una - Analysis

23/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | History

Historic Gandhi Sewa Ashram in Una faces neglect Gandhiji’s disciple Meera Ben had initiated freedom struggle from this place. Gandhi Sewa Ashram at O ...

India's first smart and green e-Highway to miss another Deadline

23/8/2018 | Haryana | Geography

The Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, the 136-km green and smart expressway intended to ease traffic by bypassing Delhi on its western border, i ...

Inflows in Bhakra, Pong reservoirs - An analysis

23/8/2018 | Haryana | Geography

The monsoon in Haryana, which for most part of the season has remained within the range defined as normal, has now turned deficient. Facts: The shortf ...

Haryana becomes first state to issue advisory to protect Exotic Migratory Birds

23/8/2018 | Haryana | Geography

In a move to protect and preserve exotic migratory species of birds like geese, herons, storks, cranes and swans, Haryana recently issued an advisory, ...

Protect Chadwick Fall: Court to DC

22/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The High Court has directed the Shimla DC to take all measures by associating all stakeholders, including civil society, for restoring the pristine gl ...

Anti-drug sports fair in Kullu

22/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Social Issues

To deal with the drug menace in Kullu district, the police will organise anti-drug sports fair at the block level to make people aware of its ill-effe ...

Punjab cabinet approves bill to allow MLAs hold office of profit

22/8/2018 | Punjab | Polity

After Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore refused to give his assent to an ordinance allowing MLAs to hold office of profit, the state government is set ...

Participatory notes

22/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Investment through Participatory notes into Indian capital markets plunged to over nine-year low of Rs 80,341 crore till July-end amid stringent norms ...

NCRB to track complaints on sexual violence

22/8/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) would be the designated nodal agency for monitoring the complaints received on a government portal that records c ...

GMC lacks efficient waste collection system: report

22/8/2018 | Assam | Environment

The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) is expending about 60 to 70 per cent budget of Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) on the MSW collection ...

UN concern over spurt in human trafficking cases

21/8/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

Illegal migration from Bangladesh to India is now a well established fact, but incidents of human trafficking, particularly trafficking of children fr ...

Sikh pilgrim corridor

21/8/2018 | India and the world | Indo Pakistan

Recently, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Siddhu claimed that Pakistan proposed to open a corridor on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak next year ...

Chandrayaan- 1

21/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

Scientists have confirmed the presence of frozen water deposits in the darkest and coldest parts of the Moon’s polar regions using data from the Chand ...

Punjab Govt. launched Pani Bachao Paise Kamao Scheme for Farmers – Earn Money On Saving Water

21/8/2018 | Punjab | Governance

Punjab Government has approved the ‘Pani Bachao, Paise Kamao’ (save water, earn money) scheme. About Scheme : Accordingly, Punjab State Power Corporat ...

Haryana hosted regional conference of Norhtern States to fight against Drug Menace

21/8/2018 | Haryana | Social Issues

Five northern states Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Union territories of and Delhi and Chandigarh have decided to set u ...

Directorate of Forensic Science, Himachal becomes part of Asian network

20/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Science and Technology

• The Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS), Himachal Pradesh, has been included in the Asian Forensic Science Network (AFSN) board as a member. • The ...

IIT-Mandi, US firm tie up for artificial intelligence

20/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Science and Technology

An IIT-Mandi team is also planning to work closely with Rx-Data Science Inc to apply deep-learning methods and cognitive algorithms for discovering pa ...

International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT)

20/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology (iCRAFPT) 2018 is being held at Indian Institute of Food Processing Technolo ...

Caspian Sea Agreement

20/8/2018 | International Affairs | geopolitical issues

Leaders from Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have finally signed a legal convention on ways to manage Caspian Sea and its surrou ...

smart anti airfield weapon successfully tested near pokhran

20/8/2018 | Rajasthan | Science and Technology

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested indigenously developed light weight glide bomb Smart Anti Airfield We ...

Assamese official entry for Oscars 2019

19/8/2018 | West Bengal | Culture

Actors Adil Hussain and Ekavali Khanna starrer What Will People Say has been declared as the Norwegian official entry into the Oscar 2019. Directed by ...

Bifurcation Of Kaziranga National Park

19/8/2018 | Assam | Environment

The Kaziranga National Park (KNP) had been split into two divisions — the existing Eastern Assam Wildlife and the new Biswanath Wildlife park with Bra ...

How Falling Rupees affect the Indian Economy?

19/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Monetary Policy

With the rupee recently weakening past ?70 to a dollar and hovering about that level since, concerns over the impact of the devaluation on economic in ...

Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework

19/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

PSU banks are expected to come out of the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework by the end of this year. Currently, 11 out of a total of 21 state-o ...

Drones to help diagnose TB cases in Chamba

19/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has accorded approval to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, for fast-track ...

Punjab and Haryana HC to give boost to e-Court Project

19/8/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Krishna Murari is set to launch a formal online system for receiving feedback from litigants. Benefits ...

Haryana Goverment launched fasal-e-soochna web link

18/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

The Haryana Government has developed a system for online submission of information on crops sown by farmers on ‘fasal-e-soochna’ web link and verifica ...

ICAR gives Rs 4 cr to HAU to check stubble-burning

18/8/2018 | Haryana | Environment

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has sanctioned Rs 4 crore to Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture (HAU) University to check e ...

Himachal emerging as the ‘Land of Medicinal Plants’

18/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Ayurvedic medicines are the major system of indigenous medicines and are most developed and widely practiced worldwide. Himalayan region has medicinal ...

Floods in Kerala

18/8/2018 | Geography | Disasters

At least 167 people are dead and about two crores affected by the deluge that destroyed more than Rs 8,000 cr worth property since August 8 in Kerala. ...

Punjab Govt. rolls out Flagship 'e-NAKSHA Online Building Plan Approval System'

18/8/2018 | Punjab | Governance

Punjab govt. rolled out its flagship E-Naksha Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) on 17 August 2018. About OBPAS System : This will be a one- ...

Dispur extends maternity leave

18/8/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

The Assam government has extended maternity leave for its employees from 12 weeks to 26 weeks. In a meeting chaired by chief minister Sarbananda Sonow ...

Aerogel- Super-insulating gel

17/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Physics

Scientists have developed a transparent heat-resistant gel using beer waste that may one day be used to build greenhouse-like habitats for human colon ...

Australia recommences its adoption programme with India

17/8/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Government of Australia has decided to recommence the Adoption Programme with India, as per Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption. The adopti ...

Pitch to MOVE

16/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Industry

NITI Aayog has launched “Pitch to MOVE” - a mobility pitch competition that aims to provide budding entrepreneurs of India a unique opportunity to pit ...

Mahadayi verdict

16/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Inter-State Disputes

The Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal which has been hearing the tussle over sharing of the Mahadayi or Mandovi river between Goa, Karnataka and Mahara ...

Mukhyamantri Alpsankhayak Kalyan Yojana

16/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Himachal CM launches ‘Mukhyamantri Alpsankhayak Kalyan Yojana’ The Himachal Government is committed for the welfare and development of the minority se ...

Tea body urges Govt to stop ‘bandh culture’

16/8/2018 | Assam | Polity

The 195-year-old Assam tea industry, which is already struggling for its survival, is currently facing a new threat in the form of ‘bandh culture’, sa ...

Punjab CM launched ‘Tu Mera Buddy’ programme

15/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Calling for ‘Nashe ton Azadi’ (Freedom from Drugs), Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched ‘Tu Mera Buddy’ programme to take the war against d ...

Haryana CM announces slew of incentives on Independence Day

15/8/2018 | Haryana | Governance

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on the eve of I-day announced a slew of incentives for the people of the state, including : Health sector : ...

Haryana Govt. launched Ayushman Bharat Haryana Portal for Health Protection

15/8/2018 | Haryana | Social Issues

Haryana Government launched Ayushman Bharat Yojana to provide Health Insurance Cover of Rs. 5 lakh to all poor families.For this purpose, CM has launc ...

Uttarakhand high court appoints itself legal guardian of cows in state

15/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Judiciary

The Uttarakhand high court declared itself the legal guardian of cows in the state by invoking the 'parens patriae' doctrine. ‘Parens patriae’ is Lati ...

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act

15/8/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

As per the latest amendment to the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014, it is now mandatory to disclose compliance under the Sexual Harassment of Women a ...

Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Act 2016

14/8/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Environment

The ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC) has come up with draft rules to implement the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF ) ...

Ease of Living Index

14/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released ‘Ease of Living Index’ of 111 cities. Highlights: Pune has ranked first while two more Maharashtra ...

Piramal Foundation new initiatives for transforming school education

14/8/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

The Piramal Foundation, a premier non-profit organisation working in the field of education and health for more than a decade has entered into an agre ...

Somnath Chatterjee passes away

14/8/2018 | West Bengal | Polity

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away following multi-organ failure in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was 89. He was Speaker of Lok Sabja ...

Indian Space Research centre

13/8/2018 | Jammu and kashmir | Economy

On August 13, 2018, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Atomic Energ ...

Digital North East Vision 2022 released in Guwahati

13/8/2018 | Assam | Economy

The Digital North East Vision 2022 was released in Guwahati, Assam by Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad. It ...

New policy formulated for salvage trees

13/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The state Forest department has formulated a new policy for salvage timber (dry standing, fallen and uprooted trees) which so far was considered as un ...

UN report: China holds million ethnic Uighurs in secret political camps

13/8/2018 | International Affairs | China

A United Nations human rights panel said that it had received many credible reports that 1 million ethnic Uighurs in China are held in what resembles ...

Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)

13/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

Astronomers have used an Indian telescope to discover the most distant radio galaxy ever known, located at a distance of 12 billion light-years. The g ...

National Disaster Response Force

12/8/2018 | Security Issues | Disasters

Union Cabinet has given approval for raising of four additional battalions of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to strengthen the India’s disast ...

Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

12/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Parliament

The Lok Sabha has passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018. It will amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The Act co ...

Hussainiwala Bridge reopens after 47 years

12/8/2018 | Punjab | History

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated a strategically important 280-foot long bridge at Hussainiwala that was originally blown up during the ...

Container depot to come up at Attari

11/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Indian traders have offered to donate land near the integrated check-post (ICP) at Attari-Wagah border for setting up a rail-linked inland container d ...

Shinkula pass in Himachal Pradesh

11/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has sent the DPR (Detailed Project Report ) of the proposed tunnel beneath Shinkula Pass (16,615.5 feet) in tribal ...

Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway project to be revived

11/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

HP, Punjab had signed MoU in 2012; was scrapped during Cong regime Himachal and Punjab have agreed to revive the Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway pro ...

Rafale Deal Controversy

11/8/2018 | Security Issues | External Security

The Defence Minister refused to share the price details on Rafale purchase, citing the Security Agreement provisions. About Rafale aircraft : Rafale i ...

National Energy Storage Mission

11/8/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Renewable Energy

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has proposed a draft for setting up National Energy Storage Mission (NESM) for India. About Mission: NITI Aayog and ...

One District One Product (Ek Zila – Ek Ut padan) Scheme

11/8/2018 | Social Issues | Education

Uttar Pradesh government had recently organized ‘One District One Product’ Summit to promote traditional industries in every district of the state. Th ...

Thermal battery plant unveiled in Andhra Pradesh

10/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Physics

India has become home to the world’s first-ever thermal battery plant. The thermal battery facility, inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh, will be owned by B ...

Nation observed 76th anniversary of Quit India movement

10/8/2018 | Culture of India | Features of Indian Society

The 76th anniversary of Quit India movement was observed across India on August 8, 2018. On this day in 1942, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi gave ...

Government Schemes in Himachal Pradeah

10/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Cabinet gave nod to various schemes The Cabinet has given nod to the Rs 224-crore “Saur Sinchayee Yojana” where 90 per cent financial assistance will ...

‘Dry’ Punjab draws 1.5 times the water that goes in ground.

10/8/2018 | Punjab | Geography

The Punjab Government may have put on hold the release of new tubewell connections, but the dramatic rate of fall in the ground water level is likely ...

Haryana overtakes UP in exports, ranks 5th in country

10/8/2018 | Haryana | Economy

Haryana is now among the top five states of the country in exports, replacing Uttar Pradesh by registering exports of $2,401 million in the first two ...

Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign launched

10/8/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

Many districts of Assam has launched the month-long Measles Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign. Vaccination was conducted in MV, ME, LP, Madrassa and h ...

Dhubri gets Assam’s first Darpan portal

9/8/2018 | Assam | Economy

Dhubri in lower Assam has become the first district in the state to have the Dashboard for Analytical Review of Projects Across Nation (Darpan) portal ...

Incidence of whitefly less this year, says PAU survey

9/8/2018 | Punjab | Geography

News : The survey by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has revealed very low incidence of whitefly in Mansa, Bathinda, Faridkot and Muktsar distric ...

Monkey Menace in Himachal

9/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Fenced forest to curb monkey menace Himachal has decided to experiment with the idea of creating a fenced forest to house 5,000 monkeys in the Simbalb ...

'Ragging ko No Kia': Punjab Police's innovative Social Media Drive

9/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Punjab Police marked its presence on the social media to highlight a serious issue of ragging. In recent tweets, Punjab Police have campaigned aga ...

Rs 300cr Food processing unit in Punjab

9/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Spain-based food processing company Congelados De Navarra will invest Rs 300 crore to set up a food processing unit at Ludhiana in Punjab. Key Facts : ...

Institutes misused Aadhaar to claim SC scholarships: CAG

9/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

An audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has blown the lid off a scam in the disbursement of SC post-matric scholarships by misu ...

Revised MoA signed for Funding of Central Share of 99 Prioritized Irrigation Projects

9/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

A revised Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed amongst Govt. of India (through MoWR, RD & GR), NABARD and National Water Development Agency ( ...

Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime

9/8/2018 | Indian Polity | Others

In a major move to boost tourism in Andaman, Indian government has decided to remove Restricted Area Permit (RAP) from 29 islands in Andaman for forei ...

All-women expedition to Mt. Manirang

8/8/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports & Information and Broadcasting flagged off an all-women expedition to Mt. Manirang (6593Mt/21631 ft ...

Scrub typhus is key encephalitis cause in eastern U.P

8/8/2018 | Social Issues | Health

As per recent findings by a team of experts, Scrub typhus is key encephalitis cause in eastern U.P. This finding is important, given that the mite-bor ...

Zero budget natural farming

8/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Geography

Conference on zero-budget farming. Governor Acharya Devvrat will inaugurate a conference on zero-budget natural farming. A spokesperson for the depart ...

Soon, city police stations to have help desks

8/8/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

In an image makeover initiative, Assam Police is training a group of woman constables who would man help desks to be set up at every police station. A ...

Tourist rush to Lahaul-Spiti to be restricted

8/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Himachal will adopt Bhutan model of tourism for its pristine Lahaul-Spiti Valley by restricting tourist inflow once the ecologically fragile area beco ...

Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

8/8/2018 | Assam | Economy

Under the extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, Goalpara district has achieved 100% saturation in 3 key schemes under financial inclusion, stated a DIPRO rele ...

Martyrs of Alaboi battle remembered at Dadara

7/8/2018 | Assam | History

The Saraighat Journalists’ Forum obsereved Swahid Divas at a function held at Dadara HSS. Alaboi battle: Alaboi Battle is a landmark in the history of ...

Special recruitment drive for persons with disabilities in State soon

7/8/2018 | Assam | Social Issues

Dispur will publish the advertisement for the special recruitment drive for persons with disabilities within September 30 In Assam, 4,419 posts reserv ...

More Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) Clinics are to be opened in the State

7/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

News: Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra on Monday said 100 more Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinics will be started i ...

New tubewells on hold as water table dips sharply

7/8/2018 | Punjab | Geography

The Punjab government has put on hold the release of tubewell connections to agricultural consumers, citing a sharp fall in the groundwater level acro ...

More Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) Clinics are to be opened in the State

7/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra on Monday said 100 more Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinics will be started in CHCs ...

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

7/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The nominating committee of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has selected Ajay Data, Founder & CEO of Data XGen Plus and a ...

India’s first Blockchain district in Telangana

7/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

Tech Mahindra and the Telangana government have signed an agreement to establish a Blockchain district in Hyderabad, a first-of-its-kind Centre of Exc ...

Bidder Information Management System and Bhoomi Rashi - PFMS Linkage Portals

6/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Information Technology

The Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has launched Bidder Information Manage ...

Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development

6/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

India has been elected as the president of the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development. India got the presidency of the organisation, serv ...

Famous fair in Kangra

6/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Culture

Religious fervour marks Nurpur’s Nagni Fair The traditional Nagni Fair was celebrated with religious fervour at the Nagni Mata temple, near here, on S ...

zoological parks in Himachal

6/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

3D theatre for Kufri zoo established. The governing board of the Himachal Pradesh Zoos and Conseration Breeding Society (HPZCBS) has decided to start ...

Heritage conservation body hails State Govt move against closure

5/8/2018 | Assam | Culture

City-based conservation body Heritage Conservation Society of Assam (HeCSA) has hailed the announcement made by the State government that it would not ...

Construction of ponds in Himachal : Forest Fires in HP

5/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, at a meeting with officials of the Forest Department asked the former to construct ponds for maintaining moisture in th ...

‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’

5/8/2018 | Geography | Resources

‘State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index’ has been released by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE ...

The National Sports University Bill, 2017

5/8/2018 | Social Issues | Education

The Lok Sabha passed a Bill establishing a National Sports University in Manipur as part of a vision to enhance country’s standing in sports. The Nati ...

Black jackal discovered in Barpeta

5/8/2018 | Assam | Environment

The discovery of a pack of black jackals – believed to be a new subspecies or melanistic members of an existing species – in a forest of Barpeta distr ...

Policy Framework for exploration and exploitation of Unconventional Hydrocarbons

4/8/2018 | Geography | Resources

The Union Cabinet has approved the policy to permit exploration and exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons such as Shale oil/gas, Coal Bed Methan ...

Concessional Financing Scheme (CFS)

4/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

The Union Cabinet has approved the first extension of Concessional Financing Scheme(CFS) to support Indian Entities bidding for strategically importan ...

‘Horn Not Ok’ , ‘Shor Nahin’ app launched

4/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday launched an awareness campaign named “Horn Not Ok” along with a statewide mobile app “Shor Nahin” or no noise ...

Good Governance in Himachal Pradesh

3/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

CM'S office to have quality check squad A quality check squad will be set up in the Chief Minister Office to monitor quality of the works being undert ...

Land lease rules to be investor-friendly

3/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Economy

The government has set the ball rolling for simplification of lease rules under the Himachal Pradesh village Common Lands Vesting and Utilisation Act ...

Punjab and Haryana HC finds provisions of NDPS rules in direct conflict with Narcotics Act

3/8/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab and Haryana HC has said that there was an urgent need to enact a comprehensive legislation to consolidate the existing law on Narcotic Drug ...

‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’

3/8/2018 | Economic Affairs | Financial System

Union Ministry of Culture has launched- ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’– a scheme to reimburse central share of CGST and IGST on food, prasad, langar or bhandara of ...

Centre to table Bill to restore provisions of SC/ST Act

3/8/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

The Union cabinet approved a bill to restore key provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act that were struck ...

US gives India Strategic Trade Authorisation-1 status

2/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

USA has granted Strategic Trade Authorisation (STA-1) status to India reflects its efforts to improve its own export-control regime, its adherence to ...

Green Propellants

2/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Space

Why in news? ISRO is developing green propellants for use in future rocket & satellite propulsion systems Significance : All space faring nations have ...

Prof Sikender set to be VC of Himachal Pradesh varsity

2/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

Prof Sikender Kumar of the Economics Department of Himachal Pradesh University is set to be new Vice-Chancellor of the university.The Himachal Pradesh ...

Rajasthan first State to implement biofuel policy

2/8/2018 | Rajasthan | Environment

Rajasthan has become the first State in the country to implement the national policy on biofuels unveiled by the Centre in May this year. The policy l ...

Rajasthan first state to implement biofuel policy

1/8/2018 | Rajasthan | Economy

Rajasthan became first state in the country to implement National Policy on Biofuels unveiled by Union Government in May 2018. Its implementation was ...

Public safety - Quick reaction team formed in Chamba

1/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Polity

The state police have constituted a quick reaction team comprising 10 constables in Chamba. The team had undergone a two-week intensive training at th ...

Ecotourism - 22 nature parks to be developed in state

1/8/2018 | Himachal Pradesh | Environment

The government will develop 22 new nature parks in the state to give a thrust to eco-tourism, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while launching the ...

DAC approves implementation of Strategic Partnership guidelines

1/8/2018 | Science Affairs | Defence

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved implementation of Strategic Partnership guidelines. It is considered as major step towards boosting pri ...

Arsenic contamination in paddy is rising in Bengal

1/8/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

According to recent study conducted by researchers at the School of Environmental Studies (SOES), Jadavpur University, reveals arsenic contamination i ...

Vet varsity turns food waste into animal feed

1/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

From waste to wealth, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) is making it happen. The university has experimented with rec ...

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