Geography

Road safety programme

18/10/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Central government has launched a road safety programme in a public-private-partnership (PPP) model in collaboration with Diageo India and the Ins ...

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) starter Ro Ro Service

14/10/2018 | Geography | Transport

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) will be starting a new Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) facility in collaboration with the Government of Assam to p ...

World Bank’s Human Capital Index

12/10/2018 | Geography | Population issues

The World Bank has released a Human Capital Index (HCI) as part of the World Development Report 2019. Theme for the World Development Report (WDR) 201 ...

Methanol Cooking Fuel Program of India

8/10/2018 | Geography | Resources

Namrup-based Assam Petrochemicals Limited (APL) rolled out the country's first methanol-based cooking fuel, which will be 30% cheaper than conventiona ...

World’s first Hyperloop passenger capsule unveiled

4/10/2018 | Geography | Transport

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. has unveiled its first full-scale passenger capsule in Spain. The capsule is 105 feet (32 meters) long and ...

Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT)

3/10/2018 | Geography | Energy

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship started an initiative with PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs ,i.e. IOC, ...

UN sees 70% chance of El Nino event this year

15/9/2018 | Geography | Climate

The World Meteorological Organization forecast "a 70% chance of an El Nino developing by the end of this year,". WMO does not expect the anticipated E ...

Draft rules for E Pharmacies

4/9/2018 | Geography | Industry

Ministry of health and family welfare has issued a draft notification recently on the sale of drugs by E-Pharmacies. The notification is about the ame ...

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI)

3/9/2018 | Geography | Transport

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has made public 13 standardised state-of-the-art ship designs suitable for large barge haulage on river Gan ...

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 ...

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. ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

National Waterways Projects in the North East

31/7/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Minister of State for Shipping and Finance has informed that 20 National Waterways out of 111 are in North Eastern Region (NER). NW-2 (river Brahm ...

Cabinet relaxes NELP, pre-NELP pact rules

25/7/2018 | Geography | Resources

Union Cabinet approved the policy framework to streamline production sharing contracts signed in the pre-New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) and N ...

Cabinet approves Special Package for Irrigation Projects

19/7/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the implementation of Centrally Sponsored-Scheme for completion of 83 Minor Irrigation projects ...

Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge

10/7/2018 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is set to launch the Global Housing Construction Technology Challenge as part of the technology sub-mission ...

ICAT releases First BS-VI engine certificate

9/7/2018 | Geography | Transport

International Centre for Automotive Technology(ICAT) has completed the first BS-VI certification for a heavy-duty engine model for M/s Volvo Eicher Co ...

AMCDRR 2018

4/7/2018 | Geography | Disasters

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018 (AMCDRR 2018) will be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It is convened by the UN Office ...

Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES)

3/7/2018 | Geography | Disasters

The Odisha government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for effect ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 | Geography | Tourism

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ADB projects to boost tourism in Kangra

28/3/2018 | Geography | Tourism

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

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

27/3/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

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

Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry

23/3/2018 | Geography | Industry

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

Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES)

19/3/2018 | Geography | Disasters

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

Geomagnetic storm

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

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

Major Port Authorities Bill

17/3/2018 | Geography | Transport

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

Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time

11/3/2018 | Geography | Resources

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

Swadesh Darshan Scheme

7/3/2018 | Geography | Human Aspects

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

‘Bomb Cyclone’

5/3/2018 | Geography | Climate

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

National Urban Housing Fund

28/2/2018 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Union Cabinet has given approval for creation of National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) for Rs.60,000 crores. About National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) ...

Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana

27/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval to the construction of 4.531 km long 2-Lane Bi-Directional Silkyara Bend - Barkot Tun ...

Dry Bengluru

27/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

According to a report released by BBC on world’s 11 cities, Bengaluru is at number 2 in the rank of cities that are “most likely to run out of drinkin ...

Crisis in Cape Town

26/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town moved its estimate for 'Day Zero' to July 9 from June 4 due to a decline in water usage. Day Zero refers to a poi ...

Coal blocks for commercial mining

25/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

Union cabinet has decided to open up the coal sector to commercial mining by private entities This move puts an end to state-backed Coal India Ltd’s ( ...

Atal Bhoojal Yojana

21/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

The Government is planning to launch Atal Bhoojal Yojana to encourage participatory ground water management by facilitating an enabling environment, c ...

LPG Panchayat

21/2/2018 | Geography | Energy

The President of India has recently hosted an ‘LPG Panchayat’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The LPG Panchayat was organised by the Ministry of Petroleum and ...

World’s First Hyperloop

19/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Virgin Group has signed an “intent agreement” with Maharashtra to build a hyperloop transportation system between Mumbai and Pune, which aims to r ...

ONGC to introduce Asia’s first large scale CO2 injection technique at Gandhar field

18/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

State owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is planning to introduce carbon dioxide (CO2) injection technology in its Gandhar oil field in Guja ...

India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual released

13/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has released India’s first ever Highway Capacity Manual to guide road engineers and policy makers abou ...

Nagar Vana Udyan Yojana

7/2/2018 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Centre has approved a Rs 2.4-crore project for conserving and beautifying the urban forest area in the Dharamsala city. The project has been named ...

IWAI inks project agreement with World Bank for Jal Marg Vikas Project on Ganga

3/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) signed a project agreement with the World Bank of US $ 375 million loan agreement with the Department of Ec ...

Solar capacity reaches 20 GW on govt push

2/2/2018 | Geography | Energy

India has achieved 20 GW (giga watt) cumulative solar capacity, achieving the milestone four years ahead of the target for 2022 originally set in the ...

India is world’s 3rd largest steel producer

1/2/2018 | Geography | Resources

As per the latest data released by World Steel Association, India is the world’s third-largest steel producer. China is miles ahead of others in terms ...

Thar Link Express

1/2/2018 | Geography | Transport

India and Pakistan decided to extend the Thar Link Express/Thar Express that connects Jodhpur in Rajasthan with the provincial Karachi capital of Kara ...

Zero Budget Natural Farming

30/1/2018 | Geography | Agriculture

Himachal Pradesh Government has launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project to promote organic farming. It was launched by Chief Minister, Jai ...

Zojila tunnel

29/1/2018 | Geography | Transport

An MoU has been signed between National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, ...

325 air routes awarded under UDAN-2

26/1/2018 | Geography | Transport

Around 40 per cent, or 129, of the 325 air routes awarded under the second phase of the regional connectivity scheme were for Northeastern and hill st ...

Government names nine new smart cities

23/1/2018 | Geography | Urbanisation

Government has named nine new smart cities. The number of cities picked under the project now stands at 99. The nine cities chosen in the fourth round ...

North Koel Reservoir Project

14/1/2018 | Geography | Infrastructure

Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, State ...

Kamala Mills fire tragedy

3/1/2018 | Geography | Disasters

The Kamala Mills fire tragedy in Mumbai, which claimed the lives of 14 people last week, has spurred the civic administration into action, leading to ...

Tidal Energy

3/1/2018 | Geography | Energy

According to a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, along with credit rating firm Crisil Ltd, country is having an estimate ...

National Register of Citizens

31/12/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

The Assam government has released the first draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) which declared 1.9 crore people of total 3.29 crore applicant ...

India’s first pod taxi network

29/12/2017 | Geography | Transport

Indian government is all set to begin work on India's first pod taxi service in Gurgaon by this month-end. The first phase will include a pilot projec ...

FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India) II

29/12/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Centre is targeting a fully electric fleet for country’s public transport, including buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws under the second phase of FAM ...

The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, 2017

28/12/2017 | Geography | Resources

The Parliament has passed The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017 after it was adopted by Rajya Sabha. Main highlights of the b ...

National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC)

23/12/2017 | Geography | Transport

The National Highways Authority of India has created a National Highways Investment Promotion Cell (NHIPC) for attracting domestic and foreign investm ...

HC strikes down HP Town and Country Planning Regularisation Amendment Act, 2016

23/12/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

In a major embarrassment to the state government, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has struck down the HP Town and Country Planning Regularisation Amen ...

The International Migration Report 2017

21/12/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

The international migration report is released by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Highlights of the report: There are now an ...

NHAI incentivises its officials for timely implementation of Bharatmala

19/12/2017 | Geography | Transport

In order to expedite implementation of the Bharatmala Pariyojna, the project launched by the Government of India with prime focus on optimizing effici ...

Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS)

4/12/2017 | Geography | Transport

An indo-Spanish technical cooperation agreement was signed on RRTS project, which will enable availability of technical advice on specific issues, bes ...

Clean Sea-2017

4/12/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise titled ‘Clean Sea – 2017’, was recently conducted at sea off Port Blair. The objective of th ...

Cyclone Ockhi

2/12/2017 | Geography | Climate

According to a warning issued by IMD and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), the severe cyclonic storm, centred over Laksh ...

Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS)

25/11/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Center of Excellence in Maritime and Ship Building (CEMS) is being set up by Ministry of Shipping in collaboration with Siemens and Indian Register of ...

India’s first mega coastal economic zone (CEZ)

16/11/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Centre has given its nod for setting up India’s first mega Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Navi Mumbai. According to ...

Ram Setu

15/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to clarify if it wants to remove the Ram Setu – the chain of limestone shoals connecting Tamil Nadu and Sri Lan ...

Fish tourism circuit

15/11/2017 | Geography | Agriculture

West Bengal government is preparing plans to set up a fish tourism circuit to attract country’s fish-loving communities. The State Fisheries Developme ...

Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP)

14/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has awarded a contract for technical support services for the Multi-Modal Terminal at Haldia and new Na ...

Coastal Berth Scheme

7/11/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Ministry of Shipping has launched Coastal Berth Scheme of the flagship Sagarmala Programme. Main highlights of the scheme: The projects under Coas ...

SAATHI

29/10/2017 | Geography | Industry

The Ministry of Power along with the Ministry of Textiles have launched its new initiative named Sustainable and Accelerated Adoption of efficient Tex ...

BharatMala Project

28/10/2017 | Geography | Transport

Cabinet approved 5.35 lakh crore to build 34,800 km of roads nationwide, including in border and coastal areas. The Centre had announced road construc ...

Ichthyosaur fossil

28/10/2017 | Geography | Resources

Scientists in India have discovered a 152 million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur - an extinct marine reptile - in the western state of Gujarat. Thi ...

RO RO Ferry Service

27/10/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Prime Minister inaugurated Phase 1 of the RO RO (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service between Ghogha in Saurashtra, and Dahej in South Gujarat which s ...

El Nino caused record CO2 spike in 2015-16

15/10/2017 | Geography | Climate

Scientists have found that 2015-16 El Nino-related heat and drought are responsible for the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO ...

Committee on Management of water resources in North Eastern Region

5/10/2017 | Geography | Resources

The Government has constituted a high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER) under the Chairma ...

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project

27/9/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Funds from a Japanese government loan will soon be utilised for the first time in the $100 billion, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project. S ...

BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017

22/9/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The First ‘BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017’ (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Delhi a ...

Gaon ki Ore campaign

19/9/2017 | Geography | Industry

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), is running a nation-wide campaign SAIL steel – Gaon ki ore which is aimed at boosting steel consumption in count ...

Global Human Capital Index

15/9/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

The Global Human Capital Index sees India finish 103rd among 130 countries, behind Sri Lanka and Nepal, and just ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan. The ...

Government unveils rules to tackle on-board disruptive and unruly behaviour by passengers

11/9/2017 | Geography | Transport

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has unveiled rules to tackle on-board disruptive and unruly behaviour by passengers. New rules will allow for the forma ...

Andhra Pradesh to get India’s first Hyperloop

11/9/2017 | Geography | Transport

The government of Andhra Pradesh has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) to d ...

FAME-India scheme

11/9/2017 | Geography | Transport

The centre is considering the extension of FAME- India scheme to promote electric and hybrid vehicles by another six months. The scheme’s phase-I was ...

Ocean forecasting system

1/9/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences inaugurated the Ocean Forecasting System for Como ...

Varshadhare

23/8/2017 | Geography | Climate

Karnataka has launched the much-touted cloud seeding project- named Varshadhare. What is cloud seeding? It is a process of intervening chemically to i ...

North Koel Reservoir Project

19/8/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal to complete the balance works of the North Koel Reservoir Project in Jharkhand and Bihar at a ...

Scientists discover new tectonic plate

18/8/2017 | Geography | Geomorphological and Geological issues

A team of researchers from Rice University in Texas have discovered a new tectonic plat Malpelo e off the coast of Ecuador. There were 56 plates; now, ...

Flammable ice

6/8/2017 | Geography | Resources

China has successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as “flammable ice”, in an experimental project in the South China Sea. Wh ...

Municipal bonds programme

29/6/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

To finance its 24×7 water supply project, the Pune Municipal Corporation has launched India’s biggest municipal bonds programme. The project looks to ...

MERIT (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency)

25/6/2017 | Geography | Energy

A web portal- MERIT (Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency) was launched by the Ministry of Power. The Porta ...

Sardar Sarovar Dam

22/6/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has given the final go ahead to the Gujarat government to close the Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) gates, almost 56 years af ...

Safe Harbour Regime

11/6/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

In order to reduce transfer pricing disputes, to provide certainty to taxpayers, to align safe harbour margins with industry standards and to enlarge ...

Street Light National Programme

9/6/2017 | Geography | Energy

Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, would be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional str ...

eMigrate

1/6/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

The United Arab Emirates, one of the largest employers of Indians in the Gulf, has raised a red flag with the Ministry of External Affairs over the go ...

Cyclone Mora

31/5/2017 | Geography | Climate

Cyclone Mora has formed in the east-central part of Bay of Bengal and it is expected to move towards the north-east part of India. According to the In ...

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

27/5/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is being held in Cancun, Mexico. The Global Platform is the most important international forum de ...

Combustible ice

26/5/2017 | Geography | Resources

China has become the first country in the world to have extracted combustible ice from the bottom of the South China Sea. For the Chinese, it can be a ...

World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking

21/5/2017 | Geography | Energy

India has climbed up to the 26th position in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking – up 73 spots from the 99th rank in 2014. India has taken ...

No-fly draft rules

8/5/2017 | Geography | Transport

The government announced draft rules for a national no-fly list that proposes a flying ban from three months to two years or beyond for unruly passeng ...

Migration and Economic Survey 2016-17

1/5/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

Historically, migration of people for working education has been a phenomenon that accompanies the structural transformations of economies and has pav ...

Recent Initiatives by the Government for urban rejuvenation

30/4/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) has increased the grant to ULBs for 2015-2020 by 277 per cent. With the higher devolution of taxes to the stat ...

“Quality Mark” Award Scheme

24/4/2017 | Geography | Agriculture

Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has supported the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) developed initiative of “Quality Mark ...

SAUNI Yojana

22/4/2017 | Geography | Infrastructure

Phase I of SAUNI (Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation) project was recently dedicated to the Nation. This is the second milestone in the Rs 12,000 c ...

Ultra Mega Solar Power Project

21/4/2017 | Geography | Energy

Madhya Pradesh government has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply 24% of electricity genera ...

Southwest Monsoon to be normal this year

20/4/2017 | Geography | Climate

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast “normal rainfall” in the June-September monsoon. Monsoon rainfall will be around 98% of the 50-year ...

Wind power

19/4/2017 | Geography | Energy

For the first time, wind power installations (windmills) in the country have crossed the 5 Gigawatt mark, to reach 5,400 MW in 2016-17. The earlier re ...

Sharing of Teesta water

14/4/2017 | Geography | geopolitical issues

Sharing the waters of the Teesta River is perhaps the most contentious issue between, India and Bangladesh. The river covers nearly the entire floodpl ...

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana

13/4/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

The Union Cabinet has approved closure of the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) which was set up in 2012 to address the social security-r ...

National Hydrology Project

20/3/2017 | Geography | Disasters

The World Bank has approved $175 million for India’s ambitious National Hydrology Project to improve its ability to forecast floods and reduce vulnera ...

Quality of Living rankings 2017

18/3/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

Mercer’s Quality of Living rankings 2017 has been released. Mercer’s survey is one of the comprehensive and annual features to enable multinational co ...

Cabinet Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas

16/3/2017 | Geography | Resources

The Cabinet approved pricing and marketing freedom to producers of natural gas from coal seams (CBM) and also allowed them to sell the fuel to affilia ...

Jal Kranti Abhiyan

9/3/2017 | Geography | irrigation

National conference on Jal Kranti Abhiyan was recently held in Delhi. This conference was organized by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development ...

Working Group on Migration

2/3/2017 | Geography | Human Aspects

The "Working Group on Migration" set by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) in 2015 has submitted its report to the governmen ...

Rip Tides

12/2/2017 | Geography | Hydrology

The phenomenon of 'killer rip tides' is being studied by ISRO in collaboration with a private lifeguard agency appointed by the Goa government to safe ...

56th Meeting of the Central Geological Programming Board

10/2/2017 | Geography | Geological issues

The 56th Central Geological Programming Board (CGPB) meeting of the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Ministry of Mines is being held in New Delhi Dur ...

Wheat Rust

8/2/2017 | Geography | Agriculture

Wheat in Africa, Asia and Europe is increasingly threatened by fresh groups of wheat rust; the United Nations agricultural agency is highlighting the ...

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent"

4/2/2017 | Geography | Geomorphological and Geological issues

Nagaland has been under strife since the announcement of civic bodies’ poll, the matter reaching its peak in the last week. The Nagaland civic bodies’ ...

‘Missing element’ in Earth’s core

18/1/2017 | Geography | Geomorphological and Geological issues

Japanese scientists have established the identity of a "missing element" within the Earth's core. They have been searching for the element for decades ...

New fault in Indian Ocean may trigger quakes in future

15/1/2017 | Geography | Disasters

According to Scientists, A new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean as a result of the largest earthquake that shook the And ...

Hyperloop transportation system

10/1/2017 | Geography | Transport

A committee under NITI Aayog is formed to look into the feasibility of having hyper loop transportation, where a pod like vehicle is propelled through ...

Japan to assist in making Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi Smart Cities

8/1/2017 | Geography | Urbanisation

Japan has decided to be associated with the development of Chennai, Ahmedabad and Varanasi as smart cities. So far, leading countries have come forwar ...

Centre sanctions action plan for AMRUT

28/12/2016 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Centre has decided to step down the usual practice of annually sanctioning the action plans under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Tran ...

Ice nucleation

22/12/2016 | Geography | Climate

For the first time, researchers have observed the creation of ice crystals on individual atmospheric particles, giving an unprecedented glimpse at the ...

Cyclone 'Vardah'

12/12/2016 | Geography | Climate

Cyclone ‘ Vardah ’made a landfall near Chennai, bringing heavy rains accompanied by high velocity winds to Tamil Nadu’s capital and other coastal dist ...

Modern RFID Access Control System

28/11/2016 | Geography | Transport

Paradip Port has introduced the modern Radio-frequency identification (RFID) Access Control System for controlling and tracking the entry and exit of ...

TRI-NETRA

26/11/2016 | Geography | Transport

TRI-NETRA system will be used on locomotives for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather. TRI-NETRA stands for – Terrain imagin ...

New Delhi Declaration, Asian Regional Plan adopted at AMCDRR 2016

8/11/2016 | Geography | Disasters

The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 recently came to an end with the adoption of the ‘New Delhi Declaration’ and ...

National Water Development Agency (NWDA)

24/10/2016 | Geography | Water

NABARD has sanctioned loan worth Rs. 19,702 crore to National Water Development Agency (NWDA) for 50 irrigation projects from 11 States under Long Ter ...

Report on Palaeo Channel of North West India

18/10/2016 | Geography | Geological issues

Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has released a Report on Palaeo Channel of North West India. Palaeo channel are ...

Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016

24/9/2016 | Geography | Resources

The Union Cabinet has approved the River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Protection and Management) Authorities Order, 2016. The Order lays down a new institutio ...

Union Government notifies new import policy for marble & travertine blocks

21/9/2016 | Geography | Resources

The Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has notified the new import policy for Marble & Travertine Blocks, ...

NABARD Will Raise Fund For Irrigation

10/9/2016 | Geography | irrigation

The National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will raise in phases over Rs 77,000 crore from market to fund around 100 prioritised i ...

Majuli River Island

5/9/2016 | Geography | Water

Majuli Island on the Brahmaputra in Assam was declared the largest river island in the world, toppling Marajo in Brazil, by Guinness World Records. Th ...

Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited

2/9/2016 | Geography | Transport

Cabinet approved the dissolution of the Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC) as part of the government's move to identify and cl ...

Report on the Drought Affected Areas

26/8/2016 | Geography | Disasters

The report of on the Spot Study of Water Situation in Drought Affected Areas of the country has released by Central Water Commission under the Ministr ...

Need to Change Indian Standard time(IST)

14/8/2016 | Geography | geomorphological issues

The time zone for India is based on 82.5° E longitude, passing through Mirzapore, U.P. This makes India five hours and 30 minutes ahead of the Coordin ...

Maglev trains

8/8/2016 | Geography | Transport

The Indian Railways plans to introduce Maglev trains that can run at a top speed of 500 km an hour. After receiving a proposal from a foreign investor ...

India to run short of high-tech minerals

6/8/2016 | Geography | Resources

India will be woefully short of critical minerals necessary for developing clean-energy applications, infrastructure for its solar mission and for man ...

The dipole factor in summer monsoon rainfall

4/8/2016 | Geography | Monsoons

The Indian summer monsoon rainfall is influenced by a system of oscillating sea surface temperatures known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) in which t ...

Gas Hydrates Found in Indian Ocean

30/7/2016 | Geography | Hydrosphere

Scientists from India, the United States and Japan have struck upon a large natural gas deposit in the Bay of Bengal, the first potentially producible ...

National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP)

3/7/2016 | Geography | Resources

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP). The NMEP primarily aims at accelerating the exploration activity in the ...

Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016

16/6/2016 | Geography | Water

The Union Ministry of Water Resources released the Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 The proposed Act provides an overarching national legal f ...

Arctic and Antarctica Ice cover

26/5/2016 | Geography | Climate

A new NASA-led study has found the reason behind slight increase in ice cover surrounding Antarctica It is in sharp contrast to the drastic loss of se ...

Sagarmala port project

10/5/2016 | Geography | Infrastructure

National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) under the chairmanship of Sh. Nitin Gadkari has approved the national perspective plan on Sagarmala port proj ...

National Hydrology Project

9/4/2016 | Geography | Water

Government has given its approval to Implementation of the National Hydrology Project. It will be a central sector scheme with a total outlay of Rs. 3 ...

Anti-Lock Braking System

1/4/2016 | Geography | Transport

The government has made compulsory that all models of two-wheelers need to be fitted with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and combined braking system ( ...

Longitudinal Ageing Study in India

24/3/2016 | Geography | Human Aspects

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) . It will survey more than 60,000 elderly over 25 years ...

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015

20/3/2016 | Geography | Resources

The Government has recently amended the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 with effect from 12th Janauary 2015 for promoting the ...

National Waterways Bill

20/3/2016 | Geography | Transport

The National Waterways Bill, 2015, which provides for declaring certain inland waterways as national waterways, is passed by parliament. Highlights of ...

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP)

15/3/2016 | Geography | Resources

The Union Cabinet approved a new Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licencing Policy(HELP) that aims to boost exploration & production (E&P) activity and phase ...

Seismic Microzonation Reports

29/2/2016 | Geography | Geological issues

Government has released Seismic microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata. National Capital Territory (NCT) Delhi is located in Seismic zone IV of t ...

20 Cities Selected For Smart Cities Project

31/1/2016 | Geography | Urbanisation

Urban development ministry announced the first list of 20 cities to be developed as Smart Cities, with Bhubaneswar topping the list and Pune and Jaipu ...

A Pact For Dam On Ganga: 1916

24/1/2016 | Geography | Resources

The 1916 agreement's basic thrust and focus is on the 'Aviral Dhara' (continuous flow) of the river. This sentiment is of religious value and will be ...

Draught Is Dropped By IMD

14/1/2016 | Geography | Disasters

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has decided to drop the word “draught” and replace it with "deficient" to describe a bad monsoon. New criteria i ...

India State of Forest Report 2015

5/12/2015 | Geography | Soil and Vegetation

India’s total forest cover increased by 5,081 sq km between 2013 and 2015. As per this report, total tree and forest cover of the country stands ...

Housing for All Mission – Urban Poor

19/11/2015 | Geography | Urbanisation

Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has approved construction of 2,28,204 houses for urban poor in five states of Andhra Pradesh, Tela ...

Cyclone Megh strikes Yemeni Island

11/11/2015 | Geography | Climate

A second extremely rare and powerful tropical cyclone has hit Yemen's Socotra island in the space of a week. Megh was "several times worse th ...

Government unveils revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2015

3/11/2015 | Geography | Transport

Aim of the Policy To provide a conducive environment and a level playing field to various aviation sub-sectors, i.e Airlines, Airports, Cargo, Mainten ...

National Watershed Management project Neeranchal gets approval

12/10/2015 | Geography | Hydrology

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister, has given its approval to implement the World Bank assisted National ...

Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance) Policy, 2015

5/10/2015 | Geography | Transport

Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping launched the Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance) ...

“Leveraging Urbanization in South Asia: Managing Spatial Transformation for Prosperity and Livability”-WB report

29/9/2015 | Geography | Urbanisation

As per the report, released by World Bank, despite progress South Asia has failed to capitalize on urbanization. The region’s share of global GD ...

Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) launched

23/9/2015 | Geography | Resources

This is a new programme meant to provide for the welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated by Distr ...

India Population To Outnumber China’s in 2022

4/8/2015 | Geography | Human Aspects

There will be more Indians than Chinese by 2022 when both Asian giants will have 1.4 billion people each and India's population will grow at a faster ...

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana (PMKSY)

5/7/2015 | Geography | irrigation

Aiming at reducing India’s dependence on monsoon and improving farm productivity, the government has decided to amalgamate all ongoing irrigatio ...

New Urban Development Schemes

30/6/2015 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Centre has launched three initiatives for urban development — Smart Cities Mission, Housing for All and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Ur ...

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