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Measures Taken To Control Population Growth

Current Affairs: As per the latest World Population Prospects released by United Nations (revision 2015), the estimated population of India will be 1419 million...

National Anti-Profiteering Authority of India

The Union Finance Ministry will soon set up a National Anti-Profiteering Authority in order to to curb any unwarranted price hikes by dealers/traders. According to the GST...

Revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy

Minister of Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju released the Revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP 2015) in New Delhi. The vision is...

Initiatives to Improve Profitability of Agriculture

Following initiatives have been taken by Government of India to improve the profitability of agricultural profession in India: 1 - Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme...

Project ‘PRAGATI’ Completes 1 Year

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, chaired his eleventh interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The Prime Minister...

NICPR Signs MoU With AIIACPR

An MoU was signed between the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), an autonomous institute under Department of Health Research, Ministry of...

Coal Mitra Portal Launched

Power Minister Piyush Goyal has launched 'Coal Mitra' Web Portal to facilitate Flexibility in Utilization of Domestic Coal. With this Government has also allowed Coal...

Creating One Trillion Dollar Digital Economy in India

Digital India being one of the most important programmes of the Government of India. The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) recently organized...

Latest Measures for the Benefit of OBCs

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. for...

‘Operation Smile-II’ to Start From 1st January

Current Affairs: The Government of India has requested the States/UTs to start “Operation Smile-II” from 1st January, 2016 to 31st January, 2016 to be...

Committee Setup on Cinematograph Act

In most countries of the world there is a mechanism/process of certifying feature films and documentaries. However it has to be ensured that in doing...

Prime Minister Launched The “Stand Up India Scheme”

Prime Minister launched the “Stand up India scheme” and a Web portal for the scheme on 05th April, 2016 at NOIDA. The “Stand up India...

Steps Taken to Make India a Gas Based Economy

Natural gas is one of the cleanest and most environment friendly fuels having extremely low Carbon Dioxide emissions compared to other fuels like coal...

Government Fixes Prices of 33 Essential Drugs

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed/revised ceiling prices of 33 scheduled formulations of Schedule-I under Drugs (Price Control) Amendment Order, 2017 in related notification/order...

MoU With Skill Development Ministry on Namami Gange

Union Ministry for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation signed an MoU with Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for the success...

Konkan Railway Project: Financial Restructuring Approved

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the Second Financial Restructuring proposal of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL),...

Liquor Ban in Bihar

Fulfilling his poll promise, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a liquor ban in Bihar with effect from 1st April 2016. Nitish said the poorest of...

Uttar Pradesh Bans Polythene

Current Affairs: Uttar Pradesh government has decided to enforce the ban on the use of polythene across the state.  This move follows after the...

National Medical and Tourism Promotion Board

First meeting of “National Medical & Wellness Tourism Promotion Board” was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Tourism...

Helpline 14401 Launched for Power Outages

Consumers can now get an update from power distribution companies about outages in their area through 'Urja Mitra Helpline' by dialling 14401. Department of Telecom...

Shale Gas Exploration in India

Shale gas refers to natural gas that is trapped within shale formations. Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of petroleum...

National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes

Union cabinet of India has approved setting up of National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes replacing the National Commission for Backward Classes. There...

Proxy Voting Rights to Non-Resident Indians

The Union Government has approved changes in electoral laws to permit Non-Resident Indians to cast their vote in assembly and Lok Sabha elections from...

Tampering of Electronic Voting Machines: Latest Developments

With a view to overcome certain problems associated with use of ballot papers and taking advantage of development of technology so that voters cast...

Government Establishes ‘SETU’ Mechanism

The government has established a mechanism to be known as SETU (Self-Employment and Talent Utilisation) under NITI Aayog to support all aspects of start-up...

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of India

As per the information provided by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Traditional Knowledge Digital Library(TKDL) consists of 2.93 lakh medicinal formulations...

National Skill Development Mission Meeting

The first meeting of the Governing Council of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) was held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The...

Budgetary Support to HMT for VRS Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the budgetary support to HMT Ltd. for payment of outstanding salary / wages and other employee related dues. It...

Cable TV Digitalisation Time Phases Revised

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has extended the cut-off date for Phase IV to 31st March, 2017 in lieu of uncertainty in the market...

New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras Opened

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) have decided to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO)/ Post Offices in...

Integrated Traceability System ‘HORTINET’ in News

Hortinet is an integrated traceability system developed by APEDA for providing Internet based electronic services to the stakeholders for facilitating farm registration, testing and...

Development of Greenfield Ports

Government of Andhra Pradesh is developing Bhavanapadu, Machilipatnam and Ramayapatnam as Non-Major Port on land lord basis. Government of Andhra Pradesh had sought financial...
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