NammaKPSC Current Affairs - September 2023
The 108-foot-tall statue of Adi Shankaracharya was unveiled on the Mandhata mountain in Omkareshwar at Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh.
Northeast’s mithun gets ‘food animal’ tag
Vice-President & Chairman Rajya Sabha, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, reconstituted the all-women panel of Vice-Chairpersons in Rajya Sabha
India showcased Konark Wheel of Odisha at welcome handshake for world leaders at G-20 Summit
The Scholarships for Higher Education for Young Achievers Scheme (SHREYAS) initiative plays a vital role in India’s commitment to empowering students from Scheduled Castes (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) by granting them access to high-quality education opportunities.
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India has set up a committee to oversee the creation and development of its Bima Sugam
Indian government launched the Kisan Rin Portal with the weather portal WIND
London’s India Club, a meeting place for Indians in the United Kingdom during the independence movement, is set to close down permanently
Centre floats new science awards to recognise scientists on the lines of civilian awards
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) establishes Standard Clubs for students across nation
3 Hoysala temples inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Engineers’ Day is observed annually on September 15 in India, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.
Government launched Skill India Digital platform for transforming India’s skill, education, entrepreneurship landscape
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) prize winners for 2022 were recently announced
Prime Minister’s participated in the 20th ASEAN-India Summit in Jakarta
India is now preparing for a ground-breaking journey to explore 6-kilometre deep ocean waters with its ‘Samudrayaan’ mission.
Government helpline Tele MANAS records highest number of calls seeking assistance with sleep disturbance
A fresh case of Nipah virus was confirmed in Kozhikode, where two people were killed by the brain-damaging virus recently
Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in 18th East Asia Summit in Jakarta,Indonesia. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia.
National payment corporation of India has launched new intiatives at the Global Fintech Festival .
PM Narendra Modi and the President of USA,. Joe Biden co-chaired a Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) and India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC), held on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
RBI to discontinue Incremental Cash Reserve Ratio(I-CRR) in a phased manner
The Phanigiri artefacts, belonging to 200 BCE-400 CE was discovered in 1942, and are now on display at New York Metropolitan Museum of Art
India launched the Global Biofuels Alliance(GBA) in the G-20 Summit 2023
Iran recorded a heat index of 70 degrees Celsius (°C) in the coastal part of the country
Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship launched the Malaviya Mission – Teachers Training Programme
Global Summit 2023 released ‘Gujarat Declaration’ underlining outcome of the first WHO Traditional Medicine
The presence of a leucistic sambar has been documented in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
A total of over 1 lakh beneficiaries have been trained under Pradhan Mantri Dakshata Aur Kushalata Sampanna Hitgrahi (PM-DAKSH) Yojana since the last three years of its implementation from 2020-21 to 2022-23.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) launched a revamped version of the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ programme
National Nutrition Week is an annual event commemorated every year from September 1 to 7
ISRO successfully launched ADITYA L1
Koraput Kalajeera Rice from Odisha gets GI Tag
The Delhi High Court permitted two children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to undergo stem cell therapy for treatment of their condition
The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) is set to integrate Personalised Adaptive Learning (PAL) into its existing Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing (DIKSHA) platform.
At G20 TechSprint Finale 2023, Reserve Bank of India Governor mooted the idea that CBDCs can make efficient cross border payments
The Karnataka State Health Department, in association with NIMHANS and Dementia India Alliance (DIA), is set to launch a ‘Karnataka State Dementia Action Plan’.
The government has announced a ‘Special Session of Parliament’ from Sept 18-22
Oncologist R Ravi Kannan wins Ramon Magsaysay Award 2023
Union government has formed the committee under former President of India Ram Nath Kovind, to look into the feasibility of simultaneous elections to State Assemblies and the Lok Sabha.
According to a notification by Directorate General of Foreign Trade, India permitted exports of limited quantities of non-basmati white rice to Bhutan, Mauritius and Singapore
The National Small Industry Day is observed in India on August 30 every year
Perinad Seethakali Sangham member group that revived the Seethakali folk art is set to perform first time outside the Kerala
World’s first prototype of the BS 6 Stage II ‘Electrified Flex fuel vehicle’ called Toyota Innova Hycross flex fuel MPV was launched
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - August 2023
The project is being implemented in collaboration between National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Generation India Foundation (GIF) and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
National Sports Day is celebrated on 29th August every year
Centre approves Rajasthan’s fifth tiger reserve in Dholpur-Karauli
ISRO releases graph of temperature variation of topsoil in lunar South Pole by ChaSTE
A new report from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) reveals that around 5% of the birds in the country are endemic
A new report from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) reveals that around 5% of the birds in the country are endemic
The 130-year-old Kuttikkanam Palace, once the summer residence of the kings of erstwhile Travancore, is set to be declared a historical monument.
The National Handloom Day is observed on August 07.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Amrit Bharata station scheme across 508 railway stations in the country, out of which 13 stations are listed in Karnataka.
Chandrayaan-3 has entered the moon’s sphere of influence with the performance of the Trans Lunar Injection (TLI)
Seven products from across India were given GI tag by the Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai.
Centre launched Vivad se Vishwas 2.0 scheme to settle contractual disputes as announced in Union Budget 2023
Semicon 2023 held
The Computer Emergency Response Team of India issued an alert for “Akira.”
Bengaluru is all set to host the fifth edition of the World Coffee Conference (WCC 2023).
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched the PSLV-C56 carrying Singapore’s DS-SAR and six other satellites.
Karnataka transport minister launched first electric bus prototype in Bengaluru
The ‘Status of Tigers, Co-predators, and Prey in India 2022’ report was published by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), and the Wildlife Institute of India
Bombay High Court bench in Goa , directs Goa government to notify Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary as tiger reserve within 3 months
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - July 2023
Habitats of endemic and threatened animals are adversely impacted by disruptive land-use patterns on the plateaus of a Western Ghats section, a new study has found
International Tiger Day is observed globally on July 29 every year.
Economic reforms were announced by Finance minister recently
G20 countries launched the Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Industry Coalition (RECEIC)
No-trust motion/ No confidence motion and Adjournment motion moved in Lok Sabha
It was informed in Rajya Sabha about Bidar and Hospet being identified for development as solar cities in Karnataka
Bengaluru becomes first city to join World Cities Cultural Forum
Ministry of Textiles, under its flagship scheme National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM), organized the 6th National Conclave on Standards & Regulations in association with FICCI and BIS, emphasizing on importance of Standards, Quality regulations & Rationalization of HSN codes for Technical Textiles in India
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has apprised to drive ATM penetration in the country with a greater focus on Tier III to VI cities
India has taken its first step to introduce controlled human infection studies (CHIS) that is used in many countries for vaccine and treatment development.
Government of India recently appointed new panel for Standing Committee on Statistics (SCoS)
Siruguppa in Ballari district could soon become a breeding center for the critically endangered Great Indian Bustards (GIBs)
First ever “Credit Guarantee Scheme” for Livestock Sector launched for rebooting rural economy by leveraging MSMEs
India makes presentation on e-Shram, world’s largest database of unorganised workers and National Career Service Portal during 4th G20 EWG meeting in Madhya Pradesh
Ministry of Culture and the Indian Navy sign an MoU to revive the ancient stitched shipbuilding “Tankai method”.
Passport Index report was released
Election commission of India (ECI) to issue digital time vouchers to National & State political parties for campaigning on Doordarshan & All India Radio during elections
A fascinating fusion of rock art is found in Andhra Pradesh’s Rudragiri
Various MOU was signed between India and the United Arab Emirates
The first batch of Namda Art products was flagged off for export to the UK
NITI Aayog releases report on Multidimensional Poverty
President of India presented Bhoomi Samman awards
U.K. formally signs up to Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
States such as Bihar and West Bengal have been demanding that lightning deaths be covered as a natural disaster.
Third edition of Export Preparedness Index (EPI) for States/UTs of India for the year 2022 has been published.
As heavy rains continue to lash Uttarakhand, massive ‘shelf cloud’ formation spotted in Haridwar
According to the report Western Ghats lost 5% evergreen forest cover
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in France on July 13-14 to attend Bastille Day celebrations as a guest of honour in Paris.
A team of researchers from Gandhinagar-based Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation has discovered a new species of saltwort called Salsola Oppositifolia Des4
‘SAGAR SAMPARK’ Differential Global Navigation Satellite System to Strengthen Maritime sector
People were stranded in the Chandertal Lake area in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh due to torrential rain .
Atal Vayo Abhyuday Yojana has helped empowering the elderly for a Dignified life
The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Bill in Parliament, placing once again the debate on science and technology funding in the spotlight.
The Delhi High Court reject PepsiCo India’s patent appeal for its unique Lays’ potato
According UNDP, 415 million Indians came out of multidimensional poverty in 15 years.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, at its 50th meeting to impose 28% tax on online gaming firms
Supreme Court asks ED chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra to quit, but upholds statutory amendments
Indian Navy to get 26 Rafale-M fighters and three attack submarines from France
PM hails Guinness World Record for ‘largest display of Lambani items’ during 3rd G20 Culture Working Group Meeting in Hampi, Karnataka
Third G20 Culture Working Group (CWG) meet held in Hampi, Karnataka
India recently joined UN’s Global Crisis Response Group .
According to report pandemic led to a decline in educational performance of many districts in the country
According to data from National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), Karnataka has third highest number of TB-HIV co-infection cases in India
According to Global peace Index, Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country
Delhi to host test run of hydrogen fuel-cell buses later this year.
The Department of Consumer Affairs and the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) recently held a joint consultation with stakeholders on the menace of ‘dark patterns’ with ASCI has come up with guidelines for the same .
Trin Trin is all set to be taken a notch higher with the Karnataka Government embarking on a project to revamp it with technological interventions.
In a first-of-its-kind judgment, a Sessions Court in Rajasthan has ordered the payment of half of the fine amount, imposed on a convict in a chinkara killing case, to the informer as a prize for helping in the detection of crime against wildlife.
Indian government has launched the Bharat 6G Alliance (B6GA)
President Droupadi Murmu attended 125th birth anniversary celebration of freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju at Hyderabad
India chaired the SCO and hosted the summit virtually for the first time
Government of India to celebrated Ashadha Purnima on 3 July, 2023 as the Dharma Chakra Pravartana Divas at National Museum, New Delhi.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has congratulated new home owners in Bengaluru’s first project under SWAMIH Fund
National Sickle Cell Anaemia Elimination Mission launched
India signs Artemis Accords
Around 70% of the work on the India-Myanmar- Thailand Trilateral Highway has been completed
India, China ramp up infrastructure on north bank of Pangong lake
India backs 2016 ruling favouring the Philippines in South China Sea.
India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) was
one of the world’s six large telescopes that played a key role in finding the first direct evidence for the relentless vibrations of the fabric of the universe, caused by ultra-low frequency gravitational waves
The Governor of Tamil Nadu, R.N. Ravi, has dismissed V. Senthilbalaji, a Minister in the Council of Ministers, without consent of the council of ministers highlights the issue of pleasure of the governor
Mudhol hound, the majestic hunting dog breed from Karnataka, has entered the elite league of native breeds recognised by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR), that documents all the animal and bird breeds in the country.
Public Sector Banks and eligible Private Sector Banks authorised to implement and operationalise Mahila Samman Savings Certificate, 2023
The Central Government has introduced a new Central Equipment Identity Register (CEIR) service to report phone thefts.
QS World University Ranking 2024 has released
India at the 67th place globally on its Energy Transition Index.
The Food Corporation of India’s imposed quantity restrictions followed by the refusal to allow States to procure the two food grains through its Open Market Sale Scheme
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - June 2023
National Statistics Day is celebrated every year on June 29 in recognition of contributions made by Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has notified draft rules for ‘Green Credit’, an incentive that individuals, farmer-producer organisations (FPO), industries, rural and urban local bodies, among other stakeholders, will be able to earn for environment positive actions.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the PM-PRANAM (PM Programme for Restoration, Awareness, Generation, Nourishment and Amelioration of Mother Earth) scheme, a promise made in the last Budget
According to Karnataka Forest Department and Coimbatore-based Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), Karnataka has the world’s largest population of lion-tailed macaques .
Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science and Technology explored the nutraceutical properties of aromatic Joha rice
‘Sagar Samajik Sahayyog’, the new guidelines of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways
India’s third moon exploration mission, slated for a mid-July launch, will share the names associated with the 2019 Chandrayaan-2 lunar adventure.
A tribal council in Meghalaya has unanimously passed a resolution to oppose the implementation of the proposed Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in areas within its jurisdiction
Austria’s capital and most populous city, Vienna has been ranked as the most liveable city in the world of 2023
GE Aerospace, HAL sign MoU to coproduce LCA-Mk-II -Tejas “F414 engines” jet engines in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted, 7.5-carat eco-friendly laboratory-grown diamond to the U.S. First Lady Jill Biden.
India has emerged as a top country with LEED Zero green building projects, outperforming the United States of America and China
India climbs eight places to 127 in global gender index
US Senator To Introduce Bill To Make India Part Of NATO Plus Grouping Amid Rising China
International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21.
Drug Control General of India granted Emergency Use Authorization for GEMCOVAC-OM
GSI proposes ‘Geo Heritage’ tag for Jurassic age ‘Natural Arch’ in Odisha
India gifted the indigenously-built in-service missile corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam to enhance its naval capabilities.
Archaeologist finds Mesolithic-era rock painting in Guntur
The ICAR-Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (CTCRI) is gearing up to extend its tuber crop-based ‘rainbow diet’ campaign to more areas in the country with sizeable tribal populations.
Central Government approves Rs 12,000-cr Green Energy Corridor Phase-II
Mahindra Defence begins deliveries of ‘Armado’ for Indian armed forces .
Gita Press, Gorakhpur, awarded Gandhi Peace Prize for 2021
Karnataka takes top spot in monitoring lakes, water bodies according to survey conducted by NGO Action Aid association
TAPAS UAV achieves major milestone off Karwar coast
According to Ministry of finance , India’s gross domestic product (GDP) has touched the $3.75 trillion-mark in 2023, up from around $2 trillion in 2014.
Tamil Nadu withdraws general consent accorded to CBI to probe cases in state
Generic drugs for diabetes, gastric issues, cardiovascular ailments see high demand in Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra
The Defence Acquisition Council approved the procurement of 31 armed MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from General Atomics from US
Bengaluru gets selected for national Cycle for Change campaign under smart city campaign
G20 Delegates from several countries attended the Digital Economy Working Group Conference, got a glimpse of the 800-year-old Warkari community’s palkhi festival.
The two day International Conference on Spacecraft Mission Operations (SMOPS-2023) concluded in Bengaluru.
Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana, have deferred a proposal, approved by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), to test a new kind of transgenic cotton.
The government announced the MSP for 17 ‘kharif’ crops, like paddy, pulses (moong, arhar, urad), oilseeds like groundnut and soyabean and cotton, for the marketing season of 2023-24.
Poshan app helps migrant workers access Anganwadi services during relocation.
INS Trishul left from Durban after three days of community activities in South Africa.
In a significant development for the Indian Navy the indigenously developed Varunastra a ship-launched anti-submarine heavy weight torpedo (HWT) was successfully test fired
India successfully tested the new generation nuclear capable Agni-Prime ballistic missiles from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Odissa.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon allow banks to issue RuPay Prepaid Forex cards for use at ATMs, PoS machines and online merchants abroad.
According to WHO report , Piped potable water across India will avert 4,00,000 diarrhoea deaths.
Mission on Advanced and High-Impact Research (MAHIR) launched to leverage Emerging Technologies in Power Sector.
A new initiative plans to combine data from satellite images and artificial intelligence (AI) to keep track of cotton certification in India.
NIRF Ranking 2023 released by the Ministry of Education.
The death of passengers in the ghastly train accident at Bahanaga Bazaar railway station in the Balasore district of Odisha has brought into sharp focus the safety mechanisms needed to prevent such tragedies.
The newly inaugurated Parliament has a unique device called Dubbed Foucault’s pendulum, installed by the National Council of Science Museums
With Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ visit to India, Ramayana Circuit is expedited to strengthen the religious and cultural ties between India and Nepal.
The world’s first 3D-printed Hindu temple is being built in Telangana.
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) issued draft guidelines for Bima Vahaks, a new initiative aimed at enhancing insurance inclusion and awareness across the country.
India has joined the Centralised Laboratory Network (CLN), which has 15 partner facilities in 13 countries that works to test vaccines which can be used during pandemics and epidemic disease outbreak
The Union Cabinet approved forming and empowering an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) to create the “world’s largest grain storage plan in the cooperative sector” by converging eight ongoing schemes of three ministries
New study discovers 62 desiccation-tolerant vascular plant species in India’s Western Ghats, with potential applications in agriculture & conservation.
A successful training launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Agni-1 was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha
‘City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain 2.0 (CITIIS 2.0)’, launched
A fresh round of excavations at the site of Delhi’s Purana Qila (Old Fort) have uncovered evidence of the continuous history of the city since the pre-Mauryan era. The findings include shards of Painted Gray Ware pottery which are usually dated to around 1200 BC to 600 BC.
SEBI will soon introduce a new light-touch regulatory framework-‘Mutual Fund Lite’ for passively managed mutual funds like exchange traded funds (ETFs) and index funds, which have seen a sharp uptick in assets under management (AUM) in recent years.
In an important step towards realising India’s ambitious Gaganyaan mission to put an Indian in space, the Indian Navy and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released the Gaganyaan Recovery Training Plan at the Water Survival Training Facility (WSTF) at INS Garuda, Kochi.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - May 2023
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully placed NVS-01, a second-generation navigation satellite, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR in Sriharikota.
For the smooth implementation of its initiative under Prime Minister (PM) Gati Shakti’s programme, the Ministry of tourism will do a mapping of all major tourist destinations and attractions
‘Sengol’ to be installed in the new parliament building when it is inaugurated on May 28.
India is set to dramatically scale up its supercomputing prowess and install an 18-petaflop system over the course of this year.
Following four successful rounds of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) and with the version 5.0 of the fifth round underway, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched UDAN 5.1 to further enhance the connectivity to remote areas of the country and achieve last mile connectivity through helicopters.
The AI Supercomputer ‘AIRAWAT’, installed at C-DAC, Pune has been ranked 75th in the world. It was declared so in the 61st edition of Top 500 Global Supercomputing List at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC 2023) in Germany. It puts India on top of AI Supercomputing nations worldwide. The system is installed under National Program on AI by Government of India
The annual G7 was held from May 19 to 21 in Hiroshima, Japan and was attended by Indian PM Narendra Modi and British PM Rishi Sunak
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) have proposed a new metric, which can help quantify image quality of the Sun taken from ground-based telescopes.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to withdraw ₹2,000 denomination banknotes from circulation in pursuance of its “Clean Note Policy”. However, the ₹2,000 notes will continue to be legal tender. A similar withdrawal of notes from circulation was undertaken in 2013-2014.
Jallikattu, the traditional rural sport involving bulls, has received judicial approval.
The closing ceremony of the four-day long Uttarakhand Shree Anna (Millets) Festival took place in Dehradun under the chief hospitality of the Union Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, approved the Production Linked Incentive Scheme 2.0 for IT Hardware with a budgetary outlay Rs. 17,000 crore.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the International Museum Expo 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
An MoU for ‘Riverine based tourism Circuit’ being developed over river Brahmaputra will be signed between Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Sagarmala Development Company Limited (SDCL), Assam Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ATDC) and Directorate of Inland Water Transport (DIWT) Assam in Guwahati
The Sanchar Saathi portal was launched by the Department of Telecom to help People to block ,track their lost or stolen mobile phones and check the genuineness of a used device before buying them across India.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has launched an initiative named ‘Online Rural Education Initiative (OREI)’ to impart online education to children belonging to rural areas of Uttar Pradesh.
The ‘E-chits’ application was launched in Andhra Pradesh to regulate chit-fund companies and prevent fraud.
The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Entreprises, Government of India organised the first meeting of the National MSME Council at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
‘Sustain: The Craft Idiom’ a specially curated cultural exhibition at Kala Bhoomi inaugurated by Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Shri Naveen Patnaik at the 2nd G20 Culture Working meet in Bhubaneshwar.
To meet the larger vision of achieving Zero Carbon Emission Goal, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways has launched ‘Harit Sagar’ the Green Port Guidelines.
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts(IGNCA) in collaboration with Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University and Sanrachna Foundation held Rabindra Jayanti Celebrations on 12th May in New Delhi.
INS Kavaratti, indigenously designed & built ASW Corvette, arrived at Batam, Indonesia to participate in the 4th edition of India-Indonesia Bilateral exercise Samudra Shakti-23.
The 35th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Royal Thai Navy was conducted.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will be conducting an event ‘Low-Cost Finance for New and Emerging Energy on the side-lines of the 3rd Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) meeting.
The Union Health Secretary launched the SAKSHAM (Stimulating Advanced Knowledge for Sustainable Health Management), a Learning Management Information System (LMIS) of MoHFW.
The government plans to develop the Indian Carbon Market (ICM) where a national framework will be established with an objective to decarbonise the Indian economy by pricing the Green House Gas (GHG) emission through trading of the Carbon Credit Certificates.
As on 01.05.2023, 728 stations are covered with 785 OSOP outlets in 21 States and 3 Union Territories across the country.
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) complete 8 years of providing social security cover
With the scaled-up activities of National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), three capacity-building programmes (CBPs) for the civil servants of Bangladesh (59th batch with 45 participants) and Maldives (22nd & 23rd batch with 50 participants) commenced at the Mussoorie campus.
With an aim to promote Indian music at the grassroots level on a national scale by identifying and recognising the new and young talent in various singing genres, MyGov in collaboration with Ministry of Culture is launching a YUVA PRATIBHA – Singing Talent Hunt.
The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Ministry of Railways jointly signed an MoU with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for ‘Station Area Development along Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail’ (Project-SMART).
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced a new introductory-level online training programme called space science and technology awareness training (START).
Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Shantanu Thakur flagged off the vessel ‘M.V. MSS Galena’ from V.O. Chidambaranar Port, as the Direct Shipping Service between Tuticorin to Maldives.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme/ Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) had organized a meeting of Range Countries to strengthen conservation efforts for migratory birds and their habitats in the Central Asian Flyway (CAF) in New Delhi.
The Indian Army is working on “digitalization and automation” of its information and data sharing, not only to keep them secure but also make them work fast too.
Tungnath temple, the third of the five Panchkedars of Uttarakhand, will be declared a national monument.
BizAmp, an outreach programme organized by the Ministry of MSME in association with NSIC Venture Capital Fund Limited (NVCFL) under its Self-Reliant India (SRI) Fund was organised at Dimapur Nagaland on 4th May 2023.
Driven by the message of Mission LiFE and circular economy goals, the Central Pollution Control Board is organizing an online ‘Waste to Wealth Ideation Hackathon’ for undergraduate and above students on 14th May, 2023
The Ministry of Culture along with IBC will celebrate the auspicious day of Vaisakh Purnima with reverence and piety on 5th May. International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in coordination with the Himalayan Buddhist Culture Association (HBCA) will be celebrating the event at the National Museum, New Delhi.
The Prime Minister has praised the initiative by Border Roads Organisation Project Dantak to commemorate 64th Raising Day.
In a step further in the expanding India-ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) military cooperation, the maiden ASEAN-India Maritime Exercise (AIME) is set to begin, with war games in South China Sea.
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to offer better training in leadership and governance to officers.
The Vote From Home (VFH) facility introduced in Karnataka by the Election Commission of India, for the first time in the country, has proved to be a blessing for those in the 80+ age group and people with disabilities (PwD).
A five-judge or constitution bench of the Supreme Court held that a court can directly grant divorce under Article 142 of the Constitution, in cases where the marriage has irretrievably broken down, without referring the parties to a family court first, where they must wait for 6-18 months for a decree of divorce by mutual consent.
11 people died due to a gas leak in the Giaspura area of Ludhiana, Punjab, while four people fell ill and were hospitalised. Any definitive reasons for the leak are not known so far. A magisterial inquiry into the incident has been initiated. According to the air quality sensors used by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, high levels of Hydrogen Sulphide gas, a kind of neurotoxin, have been detected and it is being ascertained how this gas might have led to the incident.
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) are planning to release a text-to-speech (TTS) synthesis system aimed at making India’s digital ambitions more inclusive by the end of 2023.
A survey on the degree of innovation among manufacturing firms found that Karnataka, overall, is the most “innovative” State, followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu (DNH&DD), Telangana, and Tamil Nadu.
Labour Day, also known as May Day or Worker’s Day, is celebrated on May 1 to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions made by the labour class.
Labour Day, also known as May Day or Worker’s Day, is celebrated on May 1 to recognize and appreciate the invaluable contributions made by the labour class.
A new low-cost star sensor developed by astronomers from off-the-shelf components was recently launched by ISRO on board PSLV C-55.
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs celebrated Swachhata Pakhwada from 16th to 30th April 2023.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - April 2023
The issues regarding India’s nuclear liability law continue to hold up the more than a decade-old plan to build six nuclear power reactors in Maharashtra’s Jaitapur, the world’s biggest nuclear power generation site under consideration at present.
The exercise to sequence 10,000 Indian human genomes and create a database under the Centre-backed Genome India Project is about two-thirds complete. About 7,000 Indian genomes have already been sequenced of which 3,000 are available for public access to researchers.
National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated on April 24 every year in India to commemorate the historic day when the Panchayati Raj System was introduced in the country.
Chief Justice of India (CJI) D.Y. Chandrachud announced that the Supreme Court has created a special webpage for the Kesavananda Bharati case in which a 13-judge Bench, the largest constituted in the court’s history, through a wafer-thin majority of 7:6, held that Parliament cannot amend the “Basic Structure” of the Constitution.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Kochi Water Metro — a first of its kind public boat service in India integrated with a metro rail network.
National Quantum Mission received cabinet approval at a total cost of Rs. 6003.65 crores, to scale up scientific and industrial R&D, for accelerating Quantum Technology-led economic growth and leverage India into a leading nation in the area
Bengaluru experienced a ‘Zero Shadow Day’, when vertical objects appear to cast no shadow. This was because the sun was at its zenith, and so the shadow was directly under the object.
The government has launched the fifth round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme — UDAN 5.0 — to further enhance the connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country.
India has improved its ranking on the World Bank’s Logistic Performance Index (LPI) 2023 by jumping to 38th position from 44th place among 139 countries in terms of investment in technology and logistic infrastructure
The Bhaderwah area in the mountainous Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing the ‘purple revolution’, with farmers deriving considerable economic benefits from it.
According to the ‘Irrigation Census’, the first-ever comprehensive census of water bodies, by the Ministry of Jal Shakti to evaluate the water security situation, India has 24,24,540 water bodies, out of which 97.1 per cent (23,55,055) are in rural areas and 2.9 per cent (69,485) are in urban areas
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the first time used the fourth stage of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle as an orbital platform with deployed solar panels to carry out experiments using seven Indian payloads embedded in it.
India has surpassed China to become the world’s most populous nation with 142.86 crore people, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in its State of World Population (SOWP) report, ‘8 Billion Lives, Infinite Possibilities’
Union Health Ministry in collaboration with Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has requested states/UTs to develop 100 food streets in 100 districts across the country.
Karnataka was declared topper in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) scheme, during a national conference in Chhattisgarh
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, studied the rock deposits in southern India and have found that there was a composition of shallow, inland sea in the south Indian regions.
Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, launched the new Central Sector Scheme “Marketing and Logistics Development for Promotion of Tribal Products from North -Eastern Region (PTP-NER)” for the benefit of Scheduled Tribes of North-eastern Region
In the first-ever census of mangrove pitta birds carried out in two coastal districts of Odisha, 179 such birds were sighted.
India will host an international summit on Buddhism in Delhi on April 20 and 21.
The Central Government has notified the Animal Birth Control Rules, 2023 under Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act, 1960 and after superseding the Animal Birth Control (Dog) Rules, 2001.
India celebrated a key milestone in its G20 presidency with the hosting of the 100th meeting of the grouping, the Meeting of Agriculture Chief Scientists (MACS) in Varanasi
The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu presented National Panchayat Awards and inaugurated National Conference on Incentivization of Panchayats in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to the Uttaramerur inscription in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, while discussing India’s democratic history.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inspected the under-construction Zojila tunnel, which will establish all-weather connectivity between the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
A forthcoming satellite, NISAR, jointly developed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the U.S. will map the most earthquake-prone regions in the Himalayas with unprecedented regularity.
Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B. R. Ambedkar, Indian politician and social reformer. This year marks 132nd birth anniversary
National Stock Exchange (NSE) issued a string of notices naming entities involved in ‘dabba trading’. It cautioned retail investors to not subscribe (or invest) using any of these products offering indicative/assured/guaranteed returns in the stock market as they are prohibited by law
the Election Commission of India, accorded Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with the status of a national party. Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Communist Party of India (CPI), and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) lost their national party status. The EC also revoked the recognition of some parties as State parties.
Businesses with turnover of Rs.100 crore and above will have to upload their electronic invoices on the IRP within 7 days of the issue of such invoice with effect from May 1.
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day 2023 marks 104 years since the tragic incident that is seen as a turning point in Indian History.
Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has been accorded the status of Miniratna Category-I Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE)
Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying launched the “Animal Pandemic Preparedness Initiative (APPI)” as well as the World Bank funded Animal Health System Support for One Health (AHSSOH) project under the aegis of National One Health
Exercise Cope India 23, a bilateral Air Exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the United States Air Force (USAF) is being held at Air Force Stations(Base) Arjan Singh (Panagarh), Kalaikunda and Agra.
A recent study jointly conducted by researchers from the Central University of Kerala (CUK) and the Manipal Institute of Technology has found a drastic increase in the presence of micro plastics in the soil in Kasaragod town post the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Safe Motherhood Day is celebrated on 11 April every year and it is an important day for all the mothers or expecting mothers that aimed to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths.
Country’s key wheat-producing States like Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Gujarat worried about anticipated drop in yield , output and quality.
Bandipur Tiger Reserve gets second rank in management review at fifth cycle of Management Effectiveness Evaluation (MEE) report.
India is planning to create a pool of experts in languages spoken in countries such as Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Indonesia to facilitate better people-to-people exchanges.
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan and Telangana, front-runners in State Energy Efficiency Index 2021-22.
As there is an increased cyberattacks targeted small businesses and start-ups , it resulted in a need of establishing cyber insurance from cyberattacks.
In an international event held, at Mysuru, to commemorate 50 years of Project Tiger, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the International Big Cat Alliance (IBCA) for conservation of seven big cats namely Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Cheetah, Jaguar and Puma harbouring our planet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the figures of the 5th cycle of India’s Tiger Census revealing that tiger numbers have once again increased in the country and now stands at 3,167 in the wild as of 2022.
Government has identified and documented distinctive features of more than one lakh villages across the country under Mera Gaon Meri Dharohar Survey.
125th Anniversary celebrations of Sri Ramakrishna Math Chennai, Tamil Nadu held
The government approved the Indian Space Policy 2023 that seeks to institutionalise the private sector participation in the space sector, with ISRO focusing on research and development of advanced space technologies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed 5th edition of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), that governs UPI, in a circular issued directly to banks, intimated that they can now levy charges on merchant transactions made through Prepaid Instrument wallets using UPI.
India has been elected to the highest statistical body of the United Nations for a four-year term beginning January 1, 2024.
Nation commemorates 116th birth anniversary of Jagjivan ram on April 5
Prosopis chilensis, an alien invasive plant is threatening to pulverise native vegetation across 21 islands in the Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve (GoMBR), as revealed by an avian distribution study.
National Maritime Day is celebrated on 5 April in India. The first event of the National Maritime Day or the inaugural ceremony was celebrated in 1964 with an aim to increase awareness about the economy and global trade.
The world famous ‘Basohli Painting’ – popular for its miniature art style from Kathua district, Jammu has obtained the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag followed approval by the NABARD.
Hyderabad-based National Geophysical Research Institute has found large deposits of 15 rare earth elements (REE) in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district.
Karnataka has ranked as number one in the list of states and Union Territories in granting access to justice and three other southern states figured among the best five, according to the India Justice Report 2022.
ICCR to build ambassador programme among foreign students in India.
Indian Space Research Organisation and its partners successfully demonstrated a precise landing experiment for a Reusable Launch Vehicle at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga, Karnataka.
The first case of a plant fungus called Chondrostereum purpureum infecting human beings has been reported from Kolkata.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the historic anti-untouchability movement at a ceremony in Vaikom
Replacing the foreign policy that had been in place since 2015, the new policy kicks in from 2023-24 and aims to almost triple India’s goods and services exports to $2 trillion by 2030, from an estimated $760 billion in 2022-23.
For the first time, scientists have reported evidence of the piezoelectric effect in liquids. The effect has been known for 143 years and in this time has been observed only in solids.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released images of Earth captured by the EOS-06 satellite.
All drugs and food for special medical purposes imported for personal use for treatment of all rare diseases listed under the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021 are now fully exempted from basic customs duty, the Union government declared through a general exemption notification.
To boost ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence, Ministry of Defence signed three contracts two with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Ghaziabad and one with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) – at a total cost nearly Rs 5,400 crore, to bolster the defence capabilities of the country.
SEBI pushes norms to ensure better disclosures and boost transparency.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2023
Aravalli Green Wall Project, a major initiative to green 5 km buffer area around the Aravalli Hill Range in four states was launched to celebrate the International Day of Forests at Tikli Village in Haryana.
SEBI to regulate a framework for index providers, aimed at improving transparency and accountability in governance and administration of the financial benchmarks or indices in the domestic securities market.
The Central Government has launched the National Rabies Control Programme (NRCP) for prevention and control of Rabies.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched India’s largest Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM3) rocket/OneWeb India-2 Mission with 36 satellites onboard from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
To mark 50 years of Project Tiger, India’s flagship project to conserve and increase its tiger population, the environment ministry will announce tiger estimation numbers for 2022.
Recently MP Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from the Lok Sabha, a day after he was convicted in a defamation case by a Surat court.
Karnataka state government is implementing the National e-Vidhan application in the state legislature.
On World TB Day 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will addressed the One World TB Summit ,presenting the number of initiatives.
Lok Sabha passed Finance Bill, 2023 with 64 amendments, including one that seeks to set up the much-awaited GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT).
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has approved the establishment of an Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) at Dharwad.
India’s first National Centre of Excellence in Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) Inaugurated at Gurugram,Haryana.
India has ranked 126th in the World Happiness Report 2023, showing a concerning decline in the country’s overall well-being.
The Kerala government recently announced the State’s first waste-to-energy project in Kozhikode called as Project Kozhikode.
A recent study conducted by scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) found that certain areas in Kerala are experiencing nearly three times more background radiation than previously assumed.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is organising a young scientist programme, Yuva Vigyani Karyakram (YUVIKA), to impart basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to students of Class IX.
The world observes World Sparrow Day every year on March 20 to raise awareness about the bird, it is also called as ‘Gauraya Diwas’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina virtually inaugurated the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline.
Horseshoe crabs, one of the oldest living creatures on earth and medicinally priceless, appear to be disappearing from their familiar spawning grounds along Chandipur and Balaramgadi coast in Odisha’s Balasore district.
The Centre has selected sites in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh to set up new textile parks, a year and a half after the PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel (PM MITRA) scheme was announced.
The University of Horticultural Sciences (UHS), Bagalkot, and ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes based in Pune, Maharashtra, have developed new varieties ‘Manjira Kishmish’, ‘Manjira Midika’ and ‘Manjira Shama’.
The Gujarat government has planned to translocate 40 adult and sub-adult lions to the Barda Wildlife Sanctuary in the state, according to a new report by Wildlife Institute of India (WII) under the Union Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) opened the strategic Zojila Pass located in the Greater Himalayan Range at an altitude opened in record 68 days
President Droupadi Murmu presented the President’s Colour to INS Dronacharya, Indian Navy’s gunnery school at Fort Kochi.
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National Vaccination Day or National Immunisation Day is celebrated on March 16 every year across the country to spread awareness about the importance of vaccines in the human health.
Two United States Senators, a Republican and a Democrat, have introduced a bipartisan resolution in the upper chamber of Congress reiterating that the US recognises the McMahon Line as the international boundary between China and India in Arunachal Pradesh.
First photographic record of the semi-aquatic carnivorous mammal Eurasian Otter has indicated some stretches of the Neeru stream.
The Bar Council of India (BCI) has agreed to allow foreign lawyers and law firms to practice in India in a restricted, well controlled and regulated way on a reciprocity basis.
The Department of Space’s Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) announced a seed fund scheme aimed at promoting space technology in the country.
World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15 every year with an aim to raise global awareness about consumer rights and promote consumer protection.
Manipur government decided to withdraw from the Suspension of Operations (SoO) agreement with Kuki National Army (KNA) and Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA) )
According to IVCA and Bain & Co.’s new ‘India Venture Capital 2023’ report India accounted for 20 per cent of all venture capital (VC) funding in the APAC region for the first time in 2022, even as the year was defined by a capital market slowdown.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India has announced the launch of ‘Learning Science via Standards’, a unique initiative for students for learning science via standards.
According to the Annual World Air Quality Report , India has ranked eighth in the list of countries with the worst air quality index.
State-owned Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has received Infrastructure Finance Company status from the Reserve Bank of India.
According to SIPRI report India remains world’s largest importer of arms.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Dharwad.
According to ISRO, Rudraprayag and Tehri districts in Uttarakhand have the highest landslide density and landslide risk exposure in the country.
Govt amends anti-money laundering rules, widening the scope of Know Your Customer (KYC) norms to include Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), non-profit organizations (NPOs) and those dealing in virtual digital assets (VDA) as reporting entities
3rd Session of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) held in New Delhi
Why in news? The Gujarat government recently told the High Court, which was hearing a public interest litigation seeking the setting up of virtual traffic courts in the state, that it was already in the process of doing so under the ‘One Nation One Challan’ initiative What Is The One Nation, One Challan Initiative? Initiative […]
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has received the NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) satellite from the U.S. space agency.
India’s money laundering laws will apply to trade in cryptocurrencies.
The Indian Navy carried out a successful test-firing of a Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) from frontline warship INS Visakhapatnam.
India will send its consignment of wheat as aid to Afghanistan under the Taliban regime via Chabahar.
Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), has collaborated with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for live tracking to help Railways run trains efficiently.
India has proposed launching a mega global coalition under its leadership to protect the big cats
Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution reported that, the sale of gold jewellery will not be allowed without a Hallmark Unique Identification (HUID) number.
Cooperative organisation IFFCO, introduced nano liquid urea, reported that the government has approved the launch of its nano DAP fertiliser in the market.
India held the second conference of intelligence and security chiefs and top officials from around the world, called the Raisina Security Dialogue.
World Bank to lend $1 billion to support India’s health sector.
Extensive fishing off the Coromandel coast could force the great seahorse to migrate laboriously toward Odisha.
To ensure systematic and time bound implementation of the Greater Panna Landscape Management plan, the Greater Panna Landscape Council (GPLC) has been constituted.
India and Italy announced the elevation of the bilateral relationship to the level of strategic partnership while also concluding a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation.
A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court directed in a landmark judgment that Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners will be appointed by High powered committee
March 3 is known as World Wildlife Day (WWD)
Bureau of Energy Efficiency(BEE) in building an energy-efficient economy, launched the Star-rated appliances program and also hailed the completion of a decade of PAT Scheme.
The National Stock Exchange of India received the final approval from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to set up a Social Stock Exchange (SSE).
India called upon G-20 countries to adopt multilateral action for faster extradition of fugitive economic offenders and recovery of assets, both domestically and abroad.
The Union Home Ministry has suspended the FCRA registration of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), a Delhi-based think tank for 180 days.
Proton beam therapy is becoming popular among cancer treatment, but out of reach for many cancer patients.
ISRO has successfully conducted the flight acceptance hot test of the CE-20 cryogenic engine for Chandrayaan 3 .
RBI in collaboration with banks, would be launching a pilot project to assess the functioning of a QR-code based coin vending machine.
A start-up incubated by the Society for Innovation and Development at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), has developed SickleCert, India’s first indigenous diagnostic kit for sickle cell anemia
Italian Prime Minister Meloni to be chief guest at 8th Raisina Dialogue
The Government has taken steps to formalise the e-waste recycling sector of the country, through introduction of E-Waste (Management) Rules 2022.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) stumbled upon a 1,300-year-old stupa in the middle of a mining site in Odisha’s Jajpur district
Karnataka is currently the State with the best equipped power systems to transition its electricity system from being fossil-powered to renewable energy sources, reported by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and Ember
The Supreme Court has sought more information from the government about ‘Mission Shakti’, intrigued by a possible chronic shortage in ‘protection officers’ to deal with domestic violence cases.
IISc gets grants to study impact of solar radiation modification as proposed intervention to climate change.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2023
Why in news? The Supreme Court observed that no one in India votes for a candidate based on their educational qualifications. Thus, providing false information about a candidate’s educational qualifications cannot amount to a “corrupt act” under Sections 123 (2) and Section 123 (4) of the Representation of People’s Act, 1951.
What are ‘corrupt practices’ under the RPA, 1951?
• Section 123 of the Act defines ‘corrupt practices’ to include bribery, undue influence, false information, and promotion or attempted promotion of “feelings of enmity or hatred between different classes of the citizens of India on grounds of religion, race, caste, community, or language” by a candidate for the furtherance of his prospects in the election.
• Section 123 (2) deals with ‘undue influence’ which it defines as “any direct or indirect interference or attempt to interfere on the part of the candidate or his agent, or of any other person, with the consent of the candidate or his election agent, with the free exercise of any electoral right.” This could also include threats of injury, social ostracism and expulsion from any caste or community.
• Moreover, convincing a candidate or an elector that they will become “an object of divine displeasure or spiritual censure” will also be considered an interference “with the free exercise of the electoral right of such candidate or elector.”
• Section 123 (4) extends the ambit of “corrupt practices” to the intentional publication of false statements which can prejudice the outcome of the candidate’s election.
• Under the provisions of the Act, an elected representative can be disqualified if convicted of certain offences; on grounds of corrupt practices; for failing to declare election expenses; and for interests in government contracts or works.
What practices has the court held as corrupt practices in the past?
• In 1994, the Supreme Court’s ruling in ‘SR Bommai v. Union of India’, which otherwise held secularism to be a part of the ‘basic structure’, the court said, “whatever the attitude of the State towards the religions, religious sects, and denominations, religion cannot be mixed with any secular activity of the State.” The encroachment of religion into secular activities is strictly prohibited, the court stated while adding that the same is clear from sub-section (3) of Section 123 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
• In 2017, a seven-judge constitution bench of the apex court headed by former Chief Justice TS Thakur in ‘Abhiram Singh v C.D. Commachen’ held that an election will be annulled if votes are sought in the name of a candidate’s religion, race, caste, community, or language, as per Section 123 (3) which prohibits the same.
More recently in 2022, the top court directed a three-judge bench to look into prayers for reconsidering its 2013 judgment in ‘S. Subramaniam Balaji vs State of Tamil Nadu’, where the court held that promises of freebies cannot be termed a corrupt practice. However, the matter is still yet to be decided.
Siang Unying Festival is an important festival of the Adi community at Boleng ,Arunachal Pradesh.
West Bengal reported the highest number of species of birds, followed by Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh during the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) 2023 by Bird Count India
Shiitake, the premium variety of mushrooms being grown only in a few countries, is now being cultivated in Bengaluru.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated fellow Members of Parliament who will be conferred the Sansad Ratna Awards 2023
Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to begin the first synchronised vulture in Wayanad wildlife sanctuary.
Supreme Court asked SEBI and the government to produce the existing regulatory framework in place to protect investors from share market volatility after Adani Group of stock market manipulation and accounting fraud.
India currently hosts 17% of the planet’s human population and 17% of the global area in biodiversity hotspots, placing it at the helm to guide the planet in becoming biodiversity champions.
Second aubrite meteorite found in India in 170 years at Gujarat
The Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas are largest home to rhododendrons found in India, reveals the latest publication of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI).
India is experiencing a colder than normal winter as north-south winter flow set up by the climate phenomenon known as La Niña. Forecasts for the 2023 winter are predicting that there is a 50% possibility for its companion phenomenon, the El Niño to occur.
20 Russian banks, including Rosbank, Tinkoff Bank, Centro Credit Bank and Credit Bank of Moscow have opened Special Rupee Vostro Accounts (SRVA) with partner banks in India.
India’s real-time retail payment system Unified Payments Interface (UPI), which has allowed for quick digital payments through apps like BharatPe and Paytm, and its equivalent network in Singapore called PayNow, were integrated
The residents of Pithoragarh district’s Dharchula town, situated on the India-Nepal border and close to the China border, staged a protest over the proposed Bokang-Baling Hydroelectric Project in the Darma Valley.
The 5-day Aero India show successful at the Indian Air Force (IAF) station in Yelahanka, Bengaluru
Vertiplane X3 testing results successful
Union Cabinet approves setting up 2 lakh primary agricultural credit societies
Birth centenary celebrations of freedom fighter and founder of ‘Lokmat’ Jawaharlal Darda was recently celebrated
A not-for-profit organisation working on the international trade of animals and plants, has brought out a fact sheet reporting that 1,203 pangolins have been found in illegal wildlife trade in India from 2018 to 2022.
Supreme Court to set up a committee to examine Hindenburg Research’s report on the Adani Group that is accused for short selling
Authorities have confirmed the presence of Kashmir flycatcher for the first time inside the Periyar Tiger Reserve as per the fourth bird survey
Grants for Bengaluru under NCAP released
India and Bangladesh agreed to support each other’s non-permanent membership at the UN Security Council.
India’s G-20 Sherpa propagated the China to take a haircut on its loans to poor countries and assist their economic recovery.
The Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre and five states Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand over the failure to elect a Deputy Speaker.
Union government hiked the windfall profit tax levied on domestically-produced crude oil as well as on the export of diesel and aviation turbine fuel (ATF).
Recently central government appointed governors to 12 states and union territory.
Sant Sevalal 284th Birth anniversary will be celebrated on February 15th.
Prime minister lauded the government efforts for renovating the 350-year-old Shree Saptakoteshwar Temple in Goa
DHARA which stands for Driving Holistic Action for Urban Rivers, the annual meeting of the members of the River Cities Alliance held in Pune
Brazil, India, and the United States, as leading biofuel producers and consumers, will work together towards the development of a Global Biofuels Alliance along with other interested countries.
The Prime Minister, inaugurated the year-long celebrations commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi.
Karnataka has started mass drug administration for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis, following the launch of a nationwide Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign aimed at ending disease transmission of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)
Sundarban bird festival, first-ever festival was organised by the Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR) division of West Bengal Forest Department, inside the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve.
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has established “inferred” lithium resources of 5.9 million tonnes in Salal-Haimana area of Reasi District of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Rajasthan state Forest Department has proposed to construct a zoo inside Keoladeo National Park, a World Heritage Site popularly known as Bharatpur bird sanctuary.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will undertake the second development flight of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) from Sriharikota.
A 7-km undersea tunnel will be constructed for the bullet train project in a bid to save about 12 hectares of mangrove forests in Maharashtra’s Thane creek.
As, India and France celebrates 25 years of their strategic partnership , it presents an important opportunity for both to introspect on their relations.
In the Union Budget for 2023-24, the government has set a disinvestment target of Rs.51,000 crore, 21% down nearly from the budget estimate for the current year and also the lowest target in seven years.
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI’s) Keeladi report pushes Sangam age further back to 800 BCE
In a major milestone, the naval variant of the indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) landed on the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s helicopter factory ,the country’s largest chopper manufacturing facility in Tumakuru district of Karnataka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the India Energy Week in Bengaluru
The birth anniversary of saint-poet Guru Ravidas is celebrated on Magh Purnima called as Guru Ravidas Jayanti on 5th of February .
India, France and the United Arab Emirates declared their common intent to formalise a “trilateral cooperation initiative” to collaborate on nuclear energy and explore opportunities in the Indian Ocean region.
Mangroves got big push in the Union Budget for 2023-24 that announced an initiative for mangrove plantation along the coastline and on salt pan lands, under MISHTI (Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes).
According to the website of Centre’s Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MSPI), nearly 70 per cent of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds are used to build community halls
International Seabed Authority with headquarters in Jamaica has officially designated India as a “Pioneer Investor”.
The Supreme Court refused to set aside a provision in the election law which allows candidates to contest polls from two constituencies simultaneously
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) paved the way for international (phone) numbers to be able to transact using UPI
Yaya Tso, known as birds’ paradise has been proposed as Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site (BHS)
World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands
With recent supreme court judgment regarding demonetisation comes under criticism, as it questions our blind acceptance of numerical majorities in judicial decision-making
The CITES trade database has recorded 28 incidents of red sanders confiscation, seizure and specimens from the wild being exported from India.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval are scheduled to meet at the White House along with their respective high-powered delegations for the inaugural iCET dialogue
Economic Survey tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament
Following are the highlights of Karnataka provided by economic survey released by central government
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2023
The Union government will soon start off the process to set up the 16th Finance Commission with finance ministry
The Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan were renamed ‘Amrit Udyan’ in keeping with the theme of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch the Aditya-L1 mission by mid of this year.
Stock markets in India concluded its transition to the T+1 settlement regime
The munroe islanders are facing steady land subsidence, tidal flooding and lower agricultural productivity, that have triggered a mass exodus from the region.
An ancient terracotta temple jatar deul in West Bengal’s Sundarbans, that survived from millennia, is now facing a sea winds threat.
Markets regulator SEBI has launched an information database on municipal bonds as part of efforts to develop the bond markets, an outreach programme on municipal bonds and municipal finance
Shri C V Raju and Shri Moa Subong, grassroots innovators from Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland, respectively, are amongst the 106 Padma Shri awardees announced for the year 2023.
India and South Africa have finally signed a long-pending agreement to translocate 12 cheetahs to India
India announced that it wants to modify the 62-year-old Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan, citing as Pakistan’s refusal to resolve disputes over the Kishenganga and Ratle hydropower projects.
IIT Madras-incubated Firm develops Indigenous Atmanirbhar Mobile Operating System
India is lagging behind in the targets to increase the number and quality of tree and forest-cover plantations set in the Green India Mission, according to data accessed through the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
India and Egypt reiterate support for Non-Aligned Movement after the bilateral engagement
Nation celebrated 74th Republic day and witness zeal, enthusiasm, patriotic fervour and ‘Jan Bhagidari’, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar-2023 conferred upon 11 children by President of India
Why in news? India and Egypt agreed to elevate their bilateral ties to a ‘strategic partnership’ that covers political, security, defence, energy and economic linkages. Highlights Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations India has invited Egypt as a special guest for the G-20 summit, to show […]
The government announced one Padma Vibhushan and 25 Padma Shri awards.
First for dholes (wild dogs), a partial albino dhole has been photo-documented in the Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mass mortality of Olive Ridley turtles in A.P. raises concerns.
The Chief Justice of India compared the ‘basic structure’ of the Constitution to the North Star, in response to Vice president remarks over Keshavanda Bharati case.
The fifth Scorpene class conventional submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy as INS Vagir at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.
After Three years of programme , Ayushman Bharat School Health and Wellness Programme has less than 50% uptake
Recent excavations at Bharatpur in Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal have revealed the presence of a Buddhist monastery.
China is constructing a dam on the Mabja Zangbo river in Tibet, close to the tri-junction of India –Nepal and China
The Centre has decided to nominate Assam’s Charaideo Maidams ,the Ahom equivalent of the ancient Egyptian pyramids for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status this year.
The Department of Consumer Affairs under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution released a guide ‘Endorsements Know-hows!’ for celebrities, influencers and virtual influencers on social media platforms
There is a debate on powers of local elected officials remain curtailed by State governments and local bureaucrats in multiple ways, thereby diluting the spirit of the constitutional amendments aimed at local empowerment
Creation of Eco sensitive zones has provoked protests in Kerala and some other regions of the country.
Union cabinet approved creation of national multi-state cooperative export society under the Multi State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002.
Any news deemed “fake” by the Press Information Bureau’s fact-checking unit will have to be taken down by all platforms, including social media platforms
Chief Minister of Karnataka announced the next 10 years will be declared as Neeravari Dasahaka (irrigation decade), special impetus would be given to major projects for irrigation
India sent financing assurances to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) , becoming the first of Sri Lanka’s creditors to officially back the crisis-hit island nation’s debt restructuring programme.
Archaeological Survey of India all set to begin Excavation at Purana Qila again
The proposed Etalin hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh has been scrapped in its present form due to threats for local biodiversity
Forest department and NABARD to give skill-development training to Tharu people near Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary
The Financial Services Institutions Bureau (FSIB), recommended names for the posts of managing directors of Bank of Baroda and Bank of India
The Supreme Court expressed displeasure over six states and Union Territories (UTs), including Jammu and Kashmir, not yet giving their comments to the Centre on the issue of identification of minorities at the state level.
Astronomers from McGill University in Canada and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru have used data from the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in Pune to detect a radio signal originating from atomic hydrogen in an extremely distant galaxy.
ISRO likely to push Venus mission ‘Shukrayaan I’ to 2031 as organisation was yet to receive approval from the Union government
Prime Minister virtually addressed the first batch of Agniveers undergoing training at various centres across the country
A team of butterfly observers and researchers have found White Tufted Royal Butterfly, a rare butterfly species at Kalliyad in Kannur
Uttarakhand’s Joshimath has witnessed a rapid subsidence of nearly 5.4 cm in the past 12 days as report released by the National Remote Sensing Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation
The Voice of the Global South Summit, a unique endeavour by the central government after it assumed the G20 presidency, was inaugurated by Prime Minister
The international hockey federation (FIH) Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 will be held in the Indian state of Odisha
Indian Skimmers, included in the IUCN Red list of endangered species, were sighted in Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary in a day during the Asian Water bird Census-2023
‘17th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ that is commemorated on January 9 held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world’s longest river cruise MV Ganga Vilas and the tent city at Varanasi.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has listed Neelakurinji under Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 including it on the list of protected plants.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the government’s Aspirational Block Programme (ABP), during the 2nd National Conference of Chief Secretaries
PM inaugurated the 26th National Youth Festival in Hubbali, held on National Youth Day(Jan 12), celebrated on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, to honour and cherish his ideals, teachings and contributions
The Office of the Registrar-General of India (RGI) is following the set of criteria set out by the Lokur Committee nearly 60 years ago to define any new community as a Scheduled Tribe
Union cabinet approves incentive scheme for banks to promote digital payments
India deployed a platoon of women peacekeepers in Abyei on the border of Sudan and South Sudan as part of the Indian Battalion in the United Nations Interim Security Force.
India carries out successful test launch of Prithvi-II from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha
A study conducted by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has highlighted on how the blackbuck has survived in India by facing of natural and human-induced challenges
Central Government through its curative petition has contended Bhopal gas leak tragedy and sought additional funds from the pesticide company.
The RBI will issue Sovereign Green Bonds worth Rs 16,000 crore, in two tranches of Rs 8,000 crore each, in the current financial year
The Additional Registrar General of India communicated to States about postponed dates of decennial Census of 2021 without specifying a reason.
Ministry of Rural Development launches Prajjwala Challenge inviting ideas, solutions and actions to transform rural economy with special focus on rural women belonging to the marginalised rural communities in India.
National Health Authority (NHA) introduces new system to measure and grade performance of hospitals empanelled under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY scheme
For the first time, India is constructing “permanent vertical bunkers” to station BSF troops at Sir Creek and ‘Harami Nalla’ marshy area along the India-Pakistan International Border in Gujarat
e-NAM initiative of Ministry of Agriculture won Platinum Award in the Digital Empowerment of Citizens Category in Digital India Award 2022
The Royal Navy’s(UK) offshore patrol vessel, HMS Tamar, sailed to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of its permanent deployment in the Indo-Pacific
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting regarding Central Sector Scheme “Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development” (BIND) for infrastructure development of Prasar Bharati
Defence Minister visited Indira Point, the southernmost tip of the country and took stock of the defence preparedness and encouraged the troops to continue protecting the national interests in the region
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced draft norms for facilitating foreign universities and educational institutions to set up campuses in India
ಮತದಾರರ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಳ್ಳುವಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸುವ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಚುನಾವಣಾ ಆಯೋಗವು ದೇಶೀಯ ವಲಸೆ ಮತದಾರರಿಗಾಗಿ ರಿಮೋಟ್ ಎಲೆಕ್ಟ್ರಾನಿಕ್ ಮತಯಂತ್ರವನ್ನು (ಆರ್ವಿಎಂ) ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಪಡಿಸಿದೆ.
ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಾಹ್ಯಾಕಾಶ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ಟ್ಅಪ್ಗಳ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗೆ ಉತ್ತೇಜನ ನೀಡಲು ಭಾರತೀಯ ಬಾಹ್ಯಾಕಾಶ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ (ISRO) ಮತ್ತು ಮೈಕ್ರೋಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ಒಪ್ಪಂದಕ್ಕೆ (MoU) ಸಹಿ ಹಾಕಿವೆ
ರಾಜ್ಯ ರಾಜಧಾನಿ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಅರಮನೆ ಮೈದಾನದ ತ್ರಿಪುರವಾಸಿನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯ ಕೃಷಿ ಇಲಾಖೆ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಜನವರಿ 20 ರಿಂದ ಮೂರು ದಿನಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಸಿರಿಧಾನ್ಯ ಮೇಳ -2023′ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ.
The Union Cabinet approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission with an initial outlay of Rs19,744 crore, aimed at making the country a global hub to produce, utilise and export green hydrogen and its derivatives.
Asian elephant has lost most of its optimal habitat in Nilgiri Reserve
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) constituted a high-powered committee chaired by Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai for the Union Territory of Ladakh development
A bird survey conducted at the Silent Valley National Park in Kerala marked the 30th anniversary
India to take over leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union(APPU)
The MeitY has released draft amendments in relation to online gaming. The idea is to ensure that online games are in conformity with Indian laws and to safeguard users against potential harm.
An invertebrate survey undertaken in the Thiruvananthapuram Wildlife Division has reaffirmed the relevance of the region as a biodiversity hotspot.
Conflict between the government and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) over the Forest (Conservation) Rules, 2022, on the new rules being violative of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 .
Jharkhand government decide to change Sammed SikharAji at Parasnath Parvat (hill), Giridih district, from a “place of pilgrimage” to a “religious tourist destination”
A majority of four judges on a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court found no flaw in the Union government’s process to demonetise Rs500 and Rs1,000 banknotes through a Gazette notification issued on November 8, 2016.
India and Austria to sign migration and mobility agreement, shore up ties
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked all States to ensure strict implementation of the sexual harassment at workplace law by coaching centres and educational institutes
Among five States in southern India, Karnataka has the highest operative Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) issued by cooperative banks, regional rural banks, and commercial banks
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The bar-headed goose, considered one the world’s highest flying birds, recently visited the Muttukadu backwaters.
Scientists of the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bengaluru have discovered secrets of a long evolutionary game
The Union government raised the interest rates on eight small savings schemes for the January-to-March quarter of 2023, but left the returns on the popular Public Provident Fund (PPF) unchanged at 7.1%.
The Election Commission announced the development of a prototype of a multi-constituency remote electronic voting machine (RVM) to enable remote voting by migrant voters.
Government of India provided a major fillip to the tourism sector through PRASAD scheme for a project at Bhadrachalam temples and another one at the Rudreshwar or the Ramappa temple
Union Home Minister Amit Shah asked the border-guarding forces to use the Vibrant Village Programme (VVP) for strengthening patriotic citizens in border villages .
The inter-State border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra erupts every now and then for the border town of Belagavi.
Central Water Commission (CWC) approved the revised Detailed Project Reports (DPR) of Bhandura and Kalasa schemes in Mahadayi basin, now the challenge is for the state government to obtain Forest and Environment clearances.
NCPCR warns NGOs against depiction of vulnerable children for fundraising
The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2021-22 jointly won by Sudeep Sen and Shobhana Kumar
Tamil Nadu launches special project to conserve Nilgiri Tahr
President Murmu inaugurates Sammakka Saralamma Janjathi Pujari Sammelan at Bhadrachalam
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have worked with a combination of Raman spectroscopy and AI for quicker identification of bacterial pathogens in different types of clinical samples
India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $125 million loan to improve Urban Services in Tamil Nadu
Bargarh town turns into Mathura as 11-day Dhanu Yatra started
Election Commission to begin delimitation exercise in Assam, to use Census figures of 2001
Delhi High Court, in the case of Hamdard National Foundation (India) vs Sadar Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, judgment observed that the trademark ‘Rooh Afza’ is prima facie a strong mark requiring a high degree of protection as it has immense goodwill.
Trading volumes in government securities (g-secs) hit a two-year high on Q2 of 2022-2, rising interest rate , with the Finance Ministry terming this a sign of growing market interest in such bonds.
President of India inaugurated the project “Development of Srisailam Temple in the State of Andhra Pradesh” at Srisailam Temple Complex, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
The parliamentary panel on Social Justice and Empowerment has pulled up the government over the “very slow” process to categorise over 260 denotified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes (DNT/NT/SNT) under the SC/ST/OBC lists.
The task force has proposed a national AVGC-Extended Reality Mission with a budget outlay to be created for the integrated promotion and growth of the gaming, animation and VFX sector.
Prime Minister paid tributes to Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya on his Jayanti(December 25) at parliament
According to a report from the CPCB number of polluted stretches in India’s rivers has fallen from 351 in 2018 to 311 in 2022, though the number of most polluted stretches is practically unchanged
Government decided to observe 26th December every year as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ to mark the martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh .
Joynagar moa, the popular Bengal sweetmeat available only during the colder months of the year, with the number of registered manufacturers witnessing a massive rise and its Geographical Indication tag getting a 10-year extension.
Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of Centrally Protected Monuments that have been encroached upon, closely followed by Tamil Nadu
Union Cabinet approves pending One-Rank-One-Pension revision for veterans
The Union Cabinet decided to provide free foodgrains to all 81 crore beneficiaries covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) for one year.
The annual census of dolphins began in Odisha’s Bhitarkanika national park and Gahirmatha marine sanctuary
Tamil author M. Rajendran, Telugu writer Madhuranthakam Narendra and Sanskrit poet Janardan Prasad Pandey ‘Mani’ are among the 23 authors who won the Sahitya Akademi awards for 2022
To remember the great contribution of Srinivasa Ramanujan to mathematics, every year December 22 is celebrated as national mathematics day.
Social Progress Index (SPI) for States and Districts made by the Institute for Competitiveness and Social Progress Imperative was submitted and to Economic Advisory Council- Prime Minister
Nagaland Forest Department (NFD) announced the re-wilding of ten captive-bred juveniles of Asian Giant Tortoise into Nagaland’s protected forest Ntangki National Park.
Gujarat’s Vadnagar town, the iconic Sun Temple at Modhera, and the rock cut sculptures of Unakoti in Tripura have been added to the tentative list of UNCESO World Heritage Sites
Ladakh got its first ever Geographical Indication (GI) Tag to its Raktsey Karpo Apricot.
ISRO Geosphere Biosphere Programme reported that long-term measurements of black carbon over the Indian region from regional network of aerosol observatories clearly shows a decreasing trend in the past decade.
Centre raised its voice over ban imposed by coastal States on purse seine fishing with Supreme court
Nearly 200 countries, including India, approved a historic Paris-style deal called Kunming-Montreal Agreement to protect and reverse dangerous loss to global biodiversity, following an intense final session of negotiations at the UN COP-15 summit here in Canada.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the golden jubilee celebration of the North Eastern Council in Shillong, Meghalaya.
The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was passed in Parliament, despite the Opposition’s demands for scrutiny to a parliamentary committee. The Bill empowers the government to establish carbon markets in India and specify a carbon credit trading scheme.
The famous Tal Chhapar blackbuck sanctuary in Rajasthan’s Churu district has received a protective cover against a proposed move of the State government to reduce the size of its eco-sensitive zone.
India’s opposition to the use of Chinese contractors in the projects is cause of concern in India-Nepal power trade
Odisha’s Keonjhar district is India’s highest recipient of funds under the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) scheme, and has spent Rs.3,000 crore under the scheme over the past seven years, but the district has only recently finalised real beneficiaries
India Propagated for new biodiversity fund for helping developing countries successfully implement a post-2020 global framework to halt and reverse biodiversity loss at COP-15 biodiversity conference in Montreal
INS Mormugao ship was commissioned on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule.
Kerala-based organisation named Thanal has embarked on a unique conservation experiment, planting 300 climate-resilient varieties of traditional rice on 1.5 acre of land at its agro ecology centre in Panavally in the Wayanad district.
The Reserve Bank of India announced to issue next tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2022-23 Series III
Recently, as a true start up, ONDC began operations by working in a co-working space. Inauguration of ONDC’s official workplace is a milestone in the e-Commerce.
G20 delegates visited the Kanheri Caves in Mumbai after attending the development group meeting of G20
A revocation application of PPV&FR ACT has been filed to revoke the registration granted to PepsiCo India Holdings for Potato Variety. The said order has been challenged before Delhi High Court and no interim order has been passed till date.
India Energy Week 2023 (IEW 2023) to be organised during India’s G20 Presidency, will be held in Bengaluru in 2023
Vijay Diwas or Victory Day is commemorated on December 16, marking the end of the 1971 Indo-Pak War and the liberation of Bangladesh.
Recently Minister of Minority Affairs, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha informed about the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)
Atal Innovation Mission and UNDP India launch 5th edition of Youth Co:Lab for Young Entrepreneurs
The Idol Wing CID (IWCID) of the Tamil Nadu police successfully stopped the scheduled auctioning of a bronze idol of Nataraja by Christies.com, France. The rare variety bronze idol was suspected to have been stolen from Kayathar in Thoothukudi district half a century ago.
NASA keen on sharing its expertise with ISRO for Gaganyaan with bi-annual meet between the two space agencies
COP 15 at Montreal Canada lists Abalone, Dugong and Pillar Coral threatened with extinction
Team of birdwatchers discover news species of elusive wren babblers in Arunachal Pradesh
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has revamped the existing scheme of Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-Scheme with renaming it as ‘Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) ‘ for implementation during 2021-22 to 2025-26
Raising objection to the formulation of the detailed project report for the Almatti-Pennar proposed link project, Karnataka has registered its concern over not being indicated or allocated its share of water in the Godavari-Cauvery river linking project.
BIS issues standards for organizations publishing consumer reviews. The standard prescribes specific responsibilities for the review author and the review administrator
The results of the study by the Tata Memorial Centre show that a carboplatin, increased the cure rate of breast cancer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of noted Bengali scholar, poet, nationalist and spiritual guru Aurobindo Ghosh .
Raichur district has become the first confirmed Zika virus case in the state
The Centre is unlikely to constitute a Tribunal to resolve the dispute on sharing of the Pennaiyar river water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Uttarakhand is planning for genetic enhancement for Badri cow to increase the productivity ,its milk production capacity is quite less as it gives one to three litres of milk a day.
Tourism Ministry to prepare comprehensive plan for developing tourism circuits along the Ganga in line with Arth Ganga
The Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (Ka-BHI) would be replicated at the national level as country does not have a model for brain health initiatives.
Murty Trust, has announced a grant of 7.5 crore to the over-a-century-old Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), Pune.
Karnataka has decided to oppose the Eco Sensitive Area (ESA) notification in its entirety by citing the lack of compensation from the Centre, a recommendation of the Kasturirangan Committee report
The Supreme Court, exempted Maharashtra’s Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary (TWS) from order mandating the creation of a one-kilometre eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) around all Protected Areas in India
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to be recognized as a National Party by Election Commission of India
The Karnataka government will set up a Tech and Innovation Museum on the sprawling factory campus of the erstwhile NGEF (New Government Electric Factory) in Bengaluru.
Photometric observations taken with the 3.6 m Devasthal Optical Telescope detects unexpected kilonova emission from ‘a long-duration gamma-ray burst’
The ISRO has signed an MoU with Social Alpha, a multistage innovation curationand venture development platform for science and technology start-ups, to launch SpaceTech Innovation Network (SpIN)
The University Grants Commission held a meeting with international publishers to discuss bringing out textbooks for undergraduate courses in Indian languages, and has set a timeline of six to 12 months for the same.
An 18-member herd of all female elephants from the forests of Gudiyattam and Pernambattu of Tamil Nadu are currently on the prowl in the Koundinya wildlife sanctuary zone in Chittoor district, apparently “in search of mates”.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised the policy repo rate by 35 basis points , downshifting gears from consecutive increases of 50 bps, and scaled down GDP growth hopes for the year to 6.8% from 7%, and exuded confidence about the economy being resilient and asserted that “the worst of inflation” was behind
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) met and reviewed preparedness of Central Ministries/Agencies, and State/Union Territory Governments to review preparedness for the possible cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal.
Bengaluru, have largest digital payment transactions in the January to October 2022 period, the highest in the country, according to a study by World line India.
Chhattisgarh’ s first ever interstate bird survey was conducted in the Kanger Valley national park
Ministry of Culture organizes International conference on the contributions of “J C Bose: A Satyagrahi Scientist” as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.
The 1st Sherpa Meeting of India’s G20 Presidency begins in the historic city of Udaipur, Rajasthan
Advocate’s Day in India is observed on December 03, 2022. It is celebrated by the lawyer community to mark the birth anniversary of Rajendra Prasad, India’s First President and a very eminent lawyer.
Researchers at the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, have developed a highly energy-efficient computing platform which offers promise in building next-generation electronic devices.
The Prime Minister addressed the Manipur Sangai Festival via video message . Labelled as the grandest festival in the state, the Manipur Sangai Festival helps in promoting Manipur as a world-class tourism destination.
Centre will withdraw its share of funds allocated to States under the Centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana if, states unable to provide land to the landless beneficiaries
The Hornbill Festival is an annual festival celebrated from 1 to 10 of December in the Northeastern Indian state of Nagaland.
The Delhi High Court recently passed an interim order to prevent the unlawful use of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s name, image and voice.
The Digi Yatra paperless airport entry facility is functional at three airports in the country, at Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru .
From 2030, 160 million to 200 million people can be exposed to lethal heatwaves in India every year, and nearly 34 million Indians will face job losses due to heat stress-related productivity decline, the World Bank has said in a report
The oldest Muslim organisation in the country, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, has become the first Muslim body to accept caste-based Pasmanda Muslim identity of community members.
e-services at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) were crippled by being suspected to be a ransomware attack. The Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations have registered a case and launched investigations, while cyber security experts are employing software tools for data recovery.
Archaeological Survey of India (Bangalore Circle) is preparing the “monument health card” for all 129 protected monuments across 17 districts in Karnataka to create a complete database of all monuments in its jurisdiction, for the first time
Chennai-based space tech startup Agnikul Cosmos has launched India’s first private launchpad and mission control centre at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.
Ukhrul town in Manipur have been scanning “gambling dens” after reports of wild animals dead or alive being offered as prizes for raffle draws
NITI Aayog releases study report on ‘Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) Policy Framework and its Deployment Mechanism in India’
International Jaguar day observed annually on November 29, it celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation
Bharat Biotech’s intranasal COVID19 vaccine iNCOVAC has been given emergency use approval as a heterologous booster in adults over 18 years
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Certain services at CDSL were disrupted due to a suspected cyber-attack over the weekend
Annual Khalanga Mela was held at the Khalanga War Memorial in remembrance of the Gorkha warriors who fought bravely against the British in the battle of Nalapani on the outskirts of Dehradun
the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) has given the ‘food animal’ tag to Himalayan Yak. The decision comes after the latest census.
In Tamil Nadu’s arid northern Villupuram region, the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR & CE) Department embarking on a project to protect these forest patches by recreating sacred groves.
India observes Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas on November 26 every year in order to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India.
National Milk Day is observed annually on 26 November in honour of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of the Indian white revolution. This year it will be the 101st anniversary of the revolutionary personality.
Sangeet Natak Akademi announced awards for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 in the fields of music, dance, theatre, traditional, folk, tribal music, puppetry and overall contribution to the performing arts.
States urged the Centre to rein in its reliance on raising revenues through cesses and surcharges that reduce their share in the divisible pool of taxes
India’s proposal for transferring Leith’s Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia leithi) from Appendix II to Appendix I of the CITES has been adopted by the Conference of Parties (CoP) to CITES
Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying announces National Gopal Ratna Awards 2022 in three categories conferred on National Milk Day
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy the first-of-its-kind policy formulated by the government to prevent suicides as a public health priority.
India carried out a successful launch of Agni-3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile from A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to depute three high-level multi-disciplinary 3-member teams to Ranchi ,Ahmedabad and Malappuram to take stock of the upsurge in cases of Measles.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India announced the National Adventure Awards called “Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award” (TNNAA) for the year 2021.
Buddhist sect finds ‘reincarnation’ of famous Taklung Setrung Rinpoche, a scholar known for his knowledge of Tibetan Tantric school from spiti valley
India, at 19th Meeting of the Conference of Parties at Panama City, presented a proposal for uplifting Batagur Kachuga from Appendix II to Appendix I of the CITES.
The Supreme Court of India batted for the need to have a neutral mechanism for appointment of Election Commissioners.
Lukewarm response to project Unnati, which aims to reduce dependence on the MGNREGS by imparting skill training to its beneficiaries
Tamil Nadu gets Arittapatti as its first biodiversity heritage site
The Assam government to celebrate the 400th of Birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan at New Delhi
The Union government unveiled a framework of standards to curb fake reviews on e-commerce websites. The framework, ‘Indian Standard (IS) 19000:2022’, has been prepared by the Bureau of Indian Standards and will come into effect from November 25.
India communicated strong objections to discussions under a special UNFCCC effort known as the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, that sought to expand efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases to the agriculture sector.
The Mission Olympic Cell in its 86th meeting approved Olympic gold medallist NeerajChopra’s proposal to train at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 600 MW Kameng hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district to the nation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the month-long Kashi-Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while highlighting the strong bond between Kashi and Tamil Nadu referred to links of eminent poet and freedom fighter Subramania Bharathi with the city.
A study has shed interesting light on flowering in Melocanna baccifera, a tropical bamboo species that has fascinated researchers for its association with the occurrence of ‘bamboo death,’ ‘rat foods’ and famines in northeast India
India’s first private rocket- Vikram-S lifts of from ISRO spaceport
Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud agreed to list in due course a writ petition to reconsider the collegium system of judicial appointments to the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, chaired the 5th meeting of the Governing Council (GC) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) about investment opportunities in the economy
Madhya Pradesh notifies PESA Rules on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas.
The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has launched a nation-wide campaign for promotion of Digital Life Certificate for Central Government pensioners.
Mysuru zoo’s surplus deer to enrich prey base at Kali tiger reserve
The Army has deployed new landing docks and speedboats for patrolling on the Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, matching the Chinese deployments on the lake for border management
At COP-27, India and three other nations oppose ‘carbon border tax’
The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) announced the winners of the Infosys Prize 2022in six categories – Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences
India’s retail inflation eased sharply to 6.77 per cent on an annual basis in the month of October 2022.
Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for birdwatcher which host the rare and endangered birds
Why in news? 3rd Ministerial Conference on Countering Financing of Terrorism – No Money for Terror held in New Delhi. Highlights Hosted by : Ministry of Home Affairs, This Conference aims to progress the discussions on combating terrorist financing held by the international community in the previous two Conferences in Paris (2018) and Melbourne (2019). […]
The luxury train Golden Chariot, introduced by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), is all set to make its comeback to enhance state tourism
The third edition of the ‘pan-India’ coastal defence Exercise ‘Sea Vigil-22’ is being conducted
The 53rd edition of IFFI, the International Film Festival of India, has officially rolled out in Goa during November 2022 will showcase a collage of the best of contemporary and classic films from India and around the globe.
Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has announced the National Sports Awards 2022.
The birth anniversary of the iconic tribal leader Birsa Munda is observed as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas by government
India’s National Grid Operator “Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)” has changed its name to “Grid Controller of India Limited”.
The Commission will soon launch ‘Shabd Shala’, a website which will invite suggestions for translation of words that are recent additions to the English language and are used widely in India.
Chinese fishing vessels have been monitored in the Indian Ocean by Indian Navy, even as illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing continues to rise beyond India’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
The Tribal Affairs Ministry intends to go ahead with its plan to build new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) on 15 acres of land in all sub-districts which have Scheduled Tribe communities of more than 20,000 people, who make up at least 50% of their total population
Marwari horses exported for first time; to serve in Bangladesh President entourage
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off south India’s first Vande Bharat Express train, connecting Mysuru and Chennai via Bengaluru, at KSR Railway Station in Bengaluru
Differing elevations of habitation make one group of Himalayan Gray Langur prefer fruits and another group relish flowers, says a study published in Journal of Threatened Taxa
Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) participates in COP 27, Egypt
Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti Multimodal Waterways Summit organised by the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India at Varanasi.
The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) has introduced its audit quality inspection guidelines as a step towards further improving the quality of audit profession.
PM Modi paid the tribute to Acharya Kripalani on his Jayanti
(LSD) claiming the lives cattle in Karnataka, a startup incubated at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) has stepped in to create awareness and stop the spread of the disease.
National Education Day is celebrated annually on November 11 to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad, a vibrant organization under the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India was one of the organisation to be awarded with “India Agribusiness Awards 2022” for the best Agribusiness Award under Fisheries Sector.
In the maiden to Odissa, President got down from vehicle at Balagandhi on Grand road ,the place of Bhakta Salabeg Samadhi stal and started walking towards puri jagantha temple
the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) was launched with India as a partner At the 27th Session of Conference of Parties (COP27) UN climate summit
Several of RRB are now facing an existential crisis due to dwindling business and soaring bad assets.
The chiefs of Indian an French Air Forces joined the Air Exercise Garuda-VII in Jodhpur
Judgment pronounced by NGT said Ranthambore fest to be held after considering impact on wildlife
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has granted an in-principle clearance for the diversion of 130.75 sq. km of forest on Great Nicobar Island for the mega project
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled in the matter where the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) appealed various orders favouring employees issued by the Kerala, Rajasthan, and Delhi High Courts. The order provided relief to some employees.
The Raman Research Institute (RRI) will be celebrating its Platinum Jubilee Year
The Centre amended the Electoral Bond Scheme to grant itself the power to spell out an extra fortnight of electoral bond sales in years when States and Union Territories with a legislature have polls
Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab was celebrated on November 8, 2022. It will be observed as the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev
Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, in a 3:2 majority decision, upheld the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment, which provides 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of society.
In a first-of-its-kind bid to showcase the heritage of tribal communities, especially those of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs), the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has recreated the huts of several communities at its different regional centres.
Why in news? NADA India issued notices to athletes for not filing their whereabouts in stipulated time. Highlights: It is India’s national organisation responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring the doping control program in sports in all its forms. As listed on its official web portal, the agency deals with adopting and implementing anti-doping rules […]
Central Consumer Protection Authority passes Order against Cloudtail for selling domestic pressure cookers in violation of mandatory BIS standards
Camera traps renew hope for snow leopard in Kashmir valley
A new species of endemic honeybee has been discovered in the Western Ghats
Dance drama based on the life of Raja Ram Mohan Roy to be organized under the theme ‘Nari Samman’ on Central Vista
A.P. and Telangana to survey Polavaram backwater effect
Mathura-Vrindavan, one of India’s largest pilgrimage centres, aims to become a “net zero carbon emission” tourist destination by 2041
Karnataka will soon be the flag bearer of the country’s renewable energy sector as it is already the single largest ethanol production hub in Asia, opined an expert panel on energy spoke at Global Investors’ Meet in Bengaluru.
Assam’s Bodoland University is part of collaborative research on a fungus-powered biosynthesised nanogold particles that has received an international patent from Germany
The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held a meeting to ‘discuss and draft the report to be sent to the government’ for missing the 2%-6% inflation target mandated by the MPC framework.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the States/ Union Territories to appoint a Child Welfare Police Officer (CWPO) in every police station to exclusively deal with children, either as victims or perpetrators.
October services signals uptick on improved demand in Purchasing Managers’ Index(PMI)
Nagaland is undertaking the first avian documentation exercise going beyond the Amur falcons, the migratory raptor that put the State on the world birding map.
Enforcement Directorate Summons To Jharkhand Chief Minister In Mining Case
Gandhian, SEWA founder, and women’s empowerment activist Elaben Bhatt passed away
The horns of rhinoceroses may have become smaller over time due to the impact of hunting, according to a recent study
Panamaram heronry in Kerala is set to get a new lease of life.
Technology firms like Tech Mahindra, Microsoft and Coinbase deliberated on new age technologies such as Web 3 and Web 5 at the Global Investors Meet in Bengaluru.
An invasive species, Senna spectabilis, an exotic tree, has taken over between 800 hectares and 1,200 hectares of the buffer zones of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris hill district.
The park will convert to green energy model over the next couple of years. In the first phase, the camp sheds of the park have switched to solar power
Ranipur Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh has become the 53rd tiger reserve in India.
Why in news? A suspension bridge in the city of Morbi that crossed the river collapsed Which was reopened after repairs and renovation done by a private trust Morbi bridge It was a pedestrian suspension bridge over the Machchhu River It was connecting the districts of Mahaprabhuji and Samakantha Dates for its construction vary, but […]
5G telephony services were launched in select cities by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
The News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA), a self-regulatory agency set up by news and digital broadcasters, has fined the Hindi TV channel for turning a news debate on hijab into a “communal issue” and not adhering to guidelines.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has notified amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021).
The National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated every year on October 31 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first Home Minister.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of C-295 transport aircraft manufacturing facility – the country’s first in the private sector – in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Dolphins have started coming back to the Ganga with improvement in the quality of the river water made possible by the Namami Gange programme.
Indian Agriculture Research Institute has successfully tested two new dwarf varieties of paddy in Uttar Pradesh that give double the yield
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Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupendra Yadav inspected the “Swachhata” Special Campaign 2.0 at the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History under the MoEF&CC. Cleanliness and good governance are the key pillars of this campaign.
Wayanad farmer creates Ashoka Chakra using paddy art. Farmer hopes his experiment will attract people to paddy cultivation
Sections among Tulu and Kodava speakers in Karnataka have demanded priority for their languages too in the draft of the Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Bill, 2022.
Two more Indian beaches Minicoy Thundi beach and Kadmat beach, both in Lakshadweep have been accorded the coveted International eco-label ‘Blue Flag’, taking India’s tally to 12 in the list of the world’s cleanest and most eco-friendly “beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators”
Amid the forested lanes of Gokul in Mathura are the once forgotten tombs of Raskhan and Taj Bibi, arguably the two most famous devotees of Lord Krishna
The Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has sought the declaration of Mangarh Dham as the memorial for tribals as a monument of national importance.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working on a series of improvements to the NavIC, or India’s equivalent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), so that more people are motivated to install it and use it. Plans are also afoot to make its reach global rather than circumscribe it to India and a limited territory
Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has approved the “environmental release” of indigenously developed genetically modified (GM) Mustard Seeds. This paves the way for possible ‘commercial use’ of the country’s first indigenously developed GM food crop.
The BSE has launched electronic gold receipt (EGR) on its platform, a move that will help in efficient and transparent price discovery of the yellow Metal.
The India’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Inc’s Google for “abusing” its dominant position on its Android mobile app store, the second such penalty for the tech giant within days
The national capital breathed the cleanest post-Deepavali air in eight years, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched Rozgar Mela the recruitment drive for 10 lakh personnel. During the ceremony, appointment letters were handed over to 75,000 newly inducted appointees
Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), a body under the Department of Telecommunications, officially launched Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF).
The recent bond offer from the National Highway Infrastructure Trust (NHIT) has led to a lot of curiosity about Infrastructure Investment Trusts or InvIT
The heaviest rocket of the Indian Space Research Organisation, the LVM3-M2 OneWeb India-1, with 36 satellites on board took off from the second launch pad (SLP) of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre
Five new Basmati varieties developed by a group of scientists at Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), in 2020 and 2021 are all set to bring revolutionary changes in the way this type of paddy is cultivated in the country.
The threat to India’s pride, sandalwood, is increasing as the deadly sandalwood spike disease (SSD), which hitherto was confined mainly to forest areas, has started spreading to private fields where the cultivation of this aromatic tree has been taken up on a commercial basis.
Shri Jaxay Shah, former Chairman of CREDAI and founder Chairman of Savvy Group has been appointed as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI) for a period of three years
In the next few years, the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas, will be able to carry and launch the BrahMosNG supersonic cruise missile
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered the forest officials of Uttarakhand that it would direct the Union government to form a committee to initiate an investigation into “illegal tree cutting” in Jim Corbett National Park.
The recent sighting of three Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) deep in Pakistan’s Cholistan desert has given rise to speculation that the birds might have flown across the international border from India’s Desert National Park (DNP)
The Indian Space Research Organisation, along with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), is set to organise a two-day conference themed ‘Akash Tatva’ (the element Akash) in Dehradun
The Union government announced a month long programme to “strengthen” and “rekindle” the cultural and civilisational bond between Tamil Nadu and Varanasi. Named the ‘Kashi-Tamil Sangamam’, the programme would be held on November
Pokkali paddy saw a good harvest this year
Micro, small and medium enterprises will continue to receive non-tax benefits for three years despite moving above the investment and turnover threshold.
The Tamil Nadu Government formed a State-level Committee to set up an institutional framework for the effective conservation of vultures, which almost went extinct in the country at the beginning of the 21st century.
Prayagraj, Chitrakoot, and Gwalior are among the cities identified in 15 States across the country to be romoted as part of India’s new domestic tourism policy which moves away from theme-based tourist circuits and focuses on revving up destination tourism
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s indirect threat that he can independently dismiss Ministers with constitutional provision.
Worried over rising Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality rate (MMR) in Karnataka compared with other states, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai directed deputy commissioners and zilla panchayat chief executives to take necessary measures
Despite a recommendation to the contrary of M.R Srinivasa Murthy committee( Reject the idea of merger) , the state government has decided to merge all four state-run road transport corporations “to plug operational losses and increase efficiency”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘One Nation, One Fertiliser’ . The prime minister also inaugurated the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan 2022 at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 75 digital banking units (DBU) across 75 districts to the nation via video conferencing.
The renewed interest in knowing more about one of the oldest and longest-ruling dynasties in the history of Southern India
Co-founders of BioNTech, the German firm that partnered with Pfizer to manufacture a revolutionary mRNA Covid vaccine, said they had made breakthroughs that fuelled their optimism for cancer vaccines in the coming years.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched MBBS textbooks in Hindi,making Madhya Pradesh the first State in the country to offer medical education in the language
The Ministry of Culture released the third Comic book on stories of 20 Tribal Freedom Fighters at Tiranga Utsav celebration in New Delhi.
The government has accorded infrastructure status to data centres with more than 5-megawatt capacity of IT load
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is developing a Next-Gen Launch Vehicle (NGLV), which will one day replace operational systems like the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)
Oct 8, 2022 marked the 100th birth anniversary of a great Indian physicist G. N. Ramachandran, who is in the same league as physicists C.V. Raman, M.N. Saha and S.N. Bose.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed dedicated ‘Bharat Krishi Satellite’ programme for supporting the country’s agriculture sector
The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to develop a container terminal at Tuna-Tekra, Deendayal Port, in Gujarat under the public-private partnership mode.
In a significant step towards promoting clean energy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Modhera, a village in the Mehsana district of Gujarat as India’s first solar-powered village
A revised action plan was created to fight the pollution in New Delhi and the National Capital Region
Modi inaugurated the 900-metre-long Mahakal Lok corridor built at the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
Around 62% of rural households in India had fully functional tap water connections within their premises, according to a survey commissioned by the Union Ministry of Water Resources to assess the functioning of the government’s marquee Jal Jeevan Mission.
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the long-pending Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal issue between Punjab and Haryana, saying, “It’s the duty of the Centre to ensure water for Punjab and Haryana, not to make them fight
The indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) ‘Prachand’, meaning fierce was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force at the Jodhpur airbase.
From a mere 124 verified healthcare professionals in its Health Professionals Registry (HPR) under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) in July, Karnataka now stands first in the country with 25,511 professionals registered in its HPR.
The Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion of Religion Bill, 2022, has received the assent of Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot. The Bill was passed a few days ago by the Karnataka State legislature.
The Bangalore city managed to secure the 43rd national rank by scoring 2,892.98 out of 7500.
Scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have mapped out the global distribution of sodium on the Moon’s surface. They used the CLASS instrument (Chandrayaan-2 large area soft X-ray spectrometer) carried by the second Indian Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2.
Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is making its closest approach to Earth in 59 years. This rare event last occurred in 1963.
The Reserve Bank said it will soon commence the pilot launch of e-rupee for specific use cases as it tests digital currency in India.
Kerala’s new draft industrial policy promises a host of incentives aimed at attracting investments, promoting employment generation, and fostering entrepreneurship.
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Top officials of India and Nepal began a three-day meeting to discuss the issues related to the long-awaited Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project and other bilateral issues related to water resources.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, that it has successfully demonstrated a hybrid propulsion system that uses a solid fuel and liquid oxidiser.
Why in news? InSight detected seismic and acoustic waves from the impact of four meteorites and calculated the location of the craters they left.
• Mars, by virtue of its tenuous atmosphere and proximity to our solar system’s asteroid belt, is far more vulnerable than Earth to being struck by space rocks – one of the many differences between the two planetary neighbours.
• Scientists are now gaining a fuller understanding of this Martian trait, with help from NASA’s robotic InSight lander.
• Researchers described how InSight detected seismic and acoustic waves from the impact of four meteorites and then calculated the location of the craters they left – the first such measurements anywhere other than Earth.
• The researchers used observations from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in space to confirm the crater locations.
• The space rocks InSight tracked – one landing in 2020 and the other three in 2021 – were relatively modest in size, estimated to weigh up to about 440 pounds (200 kg), with diameters of up to about 20 inches (50 cm) and leaving craters of up to about 24 feet (7.2 meters) wide. They landed between 53 miles (85 km) and 180 miles (290 km) from InSight’s location. One exploded into at least three pieces that each gouged their own craters.
How is this detection useful?
• We can connect a known source type, location and size to what the seismic signal looks like.
• We can apply this information to better understand InSight’s entire catalog of seismic events, and use the results on other planets and moons, too.
The three-legged InSight –
• Its name is short for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – landed in 2018 in a vast and relatively flat plain just north of the Martian equator called Elysium Planitia.
• The scientific goals set for InSight ahead of the mission were to investigate the internal structure and processes of Mars, as well as studying seismic activity and meteorite impacts.
• InSight’s seismometer instrument established that Mars is seismically active, detecting more than 1,300 marsquakes. In research published last year, seismic waves detected by InSight helped decipher the internal structure of Mars, including the first estimates of the size of its large liquid metal core, thickness of its crust, and nature of its mantle.
The government expenditure in India on early childhood education (ECE) for children between the age of three years and six years is a mere 0.1% of the GDP, and the average spend per child of ₹8,297 per annum is at least a fourth of desired levels, according to a new study.
The Mumbai Police have ordered the prohibition of cattle transportation in the city to prevent the spread of the lumpy skin disease. This means cattle cannot be moved out of the place they are being raised or transported to marketplaces.
Wipro Ltd. has sacked some 300 employees for ‘moonlighting’ as the IT services firm toughens its stand against staffers taking a second job after work hours.
The Union Cabinet approved the National Logistics Policy which aims to reduce the cost of logistics and bring efficiency by “streamlining processes, regulatory framework and skill development.”
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has issued a draft notification on front-of-package labelling, which proposes “Indian Nutrition Rating” (INR) modelled on the health star-rating system.
The Election Commission of India’s (ECI’s) ongoing drive to clean up the electoral space has now gone “beyond RUPPs” (registered unrecognised political parties) to cover recognised national and State parties
The Union Cabinet approved modifications in the scheme for development of the semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem, with a uniform fiscal support of 50% project cost for all technology nodes for setting up of semiconductor fabrication units.
Pulling up the States for the delay in completion of the Narendra Modi government’s flagship rural household scheme — Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) — the Union Ministry of Rural Development has come up with a set of penalties that the State governments will have to bear for any further delay.
The National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), 2022, was released, with 384 drugs in it across 27 categories. While 34 new drugs are on the list, 26 drugs from the earlier NLEM including common gastrointestinal medicines Ranitidine and Sucralfate, have been dropped.
Chief Minister M. K. Stalin, at the Madurai Corporation Primary School Aathimoolam II in Simmakal, Madurai, launched the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme for students of Class I to V in government schools.
The Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the addition of four tribes to the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST), including those from Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh.
Coffee Board of India, a body that represents coffee growers and the coffee industry in the country, has decided to expand its reach by launching four premium coffees under the ‘India Coffee’ brand as well as two affordable coffees under the ‘Coffees of India’ brand on Amazon.
Army chief General Manoj Pande visited the Ladakh sector to review Exercise Parvat Prahar and was briefed on operational preparedness by Commanders on ground.
‘Taragiri’, the third stealth frigate of project 17A was launched by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) in Mumbai.
India has successfully completed six flight-tests of the Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QRSAM) system from the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur off the Odisha coast, as part of evaluation trials by the Army.
In August 2022, India formally updated its nationally determined contribution (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which was made on October 2, 2015.
The Union Cabinet approved the ‘PM Schools for Rising India’ (PM SHRI) scheme to turn existing government schools into model schools for implementation of the National Education Policy, 2022.
President Droupadi Murmu virtually launched the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan.
Why in news? The 2-km stretch from India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhawan called Kartavya Path, which was known as Rajpath till earlier this week,was inaugurated and the statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Background of Rajpath: The ceremonial boulevard of the national capital running from […]
The Department of Consumer Affairs, Legal Metrology Division has notified a draft amendment to the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011.
Last week, pictures of an unusually-shaped rainbow cloud that appeared over China were widely shared on social media. The cloud in question resembles a pileus cloud, and the phenomenon of bright colours appearing on a cloud is called cloud iridescence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, at the Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi
The Indian government has decided not to extend the anti-dumping duty imposed on ammonium nitrate imported from Russia, Iran and Georgia.
The Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 and Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app were launched
The University Grants Commission (UGC) will soon launch a single-window for submitting grievances by merging the different portals and helplines that exist currently, with the aim to fastrack their resolution as well as monitor institutes that are slow in responding to them.
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the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Central TB Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have zeroed in on 75 tribal districts, where focused interventions will be run over the next few months with the aim to make them TB-free.
In an order on August 24, the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers issued a memo announcing the implementation of the “One Nation One Fertiliser” scheme under which a single brand and logo for fertilisers will have to be used by all manufacturers under the Centre’s fertiliser subsidy scheme newly renamed as a Prime Minister’s scheme- “Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Janurvarak Pariyojna” (PMBJP).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge” on Sabarmati river in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city
The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has chosen ideas of 14 start-ups in the hardware sector and other innovators from the State for the NIDHI-PRAYAS grant, a flagship initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to foster indigenously developed innovations and products.
on August 15, 1972, that the Postal Index Number (PIN) was introduced in India. Hence the pin code of India turns 50 this august
Two teachers from Karnataka have got the National Teachers Award-2022 from the Union Ministry of Education.
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), a nature conservation organisation, will launch a ‘save the Whale Shark campaign’ in Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep on the occasion of International Whale Shark Day on August 30.
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ annual Carbon Zero Challenge 2022 competition will focus on sustainability innovations and eco ventures.
The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to increase coverage under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) so that “more and more needy persons and citizens get the benefit” under the 2013 law which entitles rural and urban poor to subsidised foodgrains under the Targeted Public Distribution System.
Kerala has soft launched ‘Kerala Savari’, to ensure decent service to passengers along with fair remuneration to auto-taxi workers. It is operated by the Motor Workers Welfare Board under the aegis of the Labour Department.
Weavers owning spinning wheels will get an annual sustenance under the YSR Netanna Nestham.
The manufacture of the AK-203 assault rifles by the Indo-Russian joint venture at Amethi, Uttar Pradesh is set to begin by year-end and the manufacturing equipment required for it will be dispatched from Russia shortly.
A group of researchers has discovered a new species of bent-toed gecko from Agasthyamalai hills in the Western Ghats. The species has been given the common name Aravind’s ground gecko after noted malacologist N.A. Aravind.
On August 11, Finnish Meteorological Institute researchers published their study in the Communications Earth & Environment journal, concluding that the Arctic is heating four times faster than the rest of the planet.
Expanding further outside India, the indigenously developed real-time payments solution the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) will foray into the United Kingdom market starting with QR code-based transactions.
Government has revived the windfall tax on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) exports at ₹2 per litre, raised the export tax on diesel from ₹5 a litre to ₹7, and slashed the central excise levy on domestically produced crude oil to ₹13,000 per tonne as opposed to ₹17,750 levied a fortnight ago.
The 107th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister D. Devaraj Urs was observed
the Karnataka government has advanced the date of ‘Sadbhavana Dina’ to August 18, 2022, while it was earlier observed on August 20 to coincide with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will set up an office in Kuala Lumpur to tap business opportunities in Malaysia and the entire Southeast Asian region .
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on August 16 handed over several indigenously-developed equipment and systems to the Army which includes Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS), new generation anti-personnel mine ‘Nipun’, rugged and automatic communication system with enhanced capabilities, upgraded sights system for tanks, advanced thermal imagers and state-of-the art high mobility infantry protected vehicles and assault boats.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India has achieved its target of blending 10% sugarcane-extracted ethanol in petrol, ahead of schedule. India is one of the world’s biggest oil importing nations.
The portal — NIDAAN or the National Integrated Database on Arrested Narco-offenders — has been developed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
The Railways conducted a test run of its longest freight train, Super Vasuki, with 295 loaded wagons carrying over 27,000 tonnes of coal, on August 15, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
Government unveiled the manthan platform to drive collaboration between the industry and research institutes to implement technology-based social impact innovations and solutions in the country.
The Kerala State government launched the Lucky Bill App to encourage consumers to upload invoices in a bid to curb tax evasion
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has launched a Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems.
Dr. Pawar virtually launched the ‘Paalan 1000’ National Campaign and Parenting App at the Early Childhood Development Conclave in Mumbai.
With tur dal prices surging since mid-July and reports coming in of some traders creating artificial supply squeeze by restricting sales, the Centre has invoked the Essential Commodities Act of 1955 to ask States to monitor and verify the stocks available with such traders.
The south London home where Dadabhai Naoroji, a prominent member of the Indian freedom struggle and Britain’s first Indian parliamentarian, lived for around eight years at the end of the 19th century has been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque.
An Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent left for Malaysia to participate in a four-day bilateral exercise ‘Udarashakti’ with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). This continues the recent trend of India’s expanding defence and security cooperation with South East Asian countries.
The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry on Friay launched the ‘SMILE-75’ initiative for comprehensive rehabilitation of persons engaged in begging in 75 identified municipalities as a part of the celebrations of 75 years of Independence
In a first, an indigenous artillery gun, the Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), will be used along with the usual 25-Pounders for the 21-gun salute during the Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort this year.
On August 7, ISRO was ready for the first developmental flight of the SSLV-D1/EOS-2 mission. The launch took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) D1/EOS-2 mission, was carrying two satellites — the Earth Observation Satellite-2 (EOS-2) which weighed about 135 kg and AzadiSAT which weighed about eight kg.
In a major breakthrough, two institutes of Agri research body ICAR have developed an indigenous vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle which has spread across many States in the last few months.
The Union Cabinet approved an extension to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban so that the houses sanctioned under the scheme can be completed.
The Supreme Court refused to consider the question of derecognising political parties who promise freebies.
Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was appointed the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI) after President Droupadi Murmu signed his warrant of appointment.
Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was sworn in as the 14th Vice-President of India.
The 13th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise “Ex Vajra Prahar 2022” commenced at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS), Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh on August 8.
A study carried out by researchers from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, undertook to characterise urbanisation in the region and also to understand where the rock agama reside in and around Bengaluru specifically.
PM Modi remembered freedom fighters on Quit India movement anniversary
The Lok Sabha passed the Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which provides for the establishment of carbon credit markets and brings large residential buildings under the energy conservation regime.
Suresh Patel recently took the charge as new CVC.
The Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana’s tenure is drawing to an end in a few days. The Ramana Collegium has been particularly successful. The collegium, as a united front, was able to recommend numerous judicial appointments and scripted history by getting nine Supreme Court judges appointed in one go. Of the nine, Justice B.V. Nagarathna, is in line to be the first woman CJI in 2027.
Addressing the seventh meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council, the Prime Minister said that during the pandemic, every State played a crucial role by focusing on the grassroots delivery of public services through cooperation across political lines.
The legality of Section 295(A) was affirmed by a five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court. The court said that the punishment under Section 295(A) deals with aggravated form of blasphemy which is committed with the malicious aim of offending any religious sensibilities
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Tamil movie “Soorarai Pottru” bagged national awards for the Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Background Score and the Best Screenplay at the 68th National Film Awards-2020.
India is preparing to auction off about 72 Ghz of airwaves to rollout 5G services in the country. However, the infrastructure needed for such a rollout requires existing radio towers to be connected via optical-fibre cables. The work of connecting the towers could prove to be a huge challenge for the country.
Adequate nutrients brought by substantial rain and a high abundance of the plankton, called diatom Thalassiosira sp. triggered the (bioluminescent) bloom of Noctiluca scintillans, says a study done by the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR).
The occurrence of uranium in groundwater beyond the permissible limits was observed in around 409 samples against 14,377 samples analysed in 18 states, the Jal Shakti Ministry said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to freedom fighters Chandra Shekhar Azad and Bal Gangadhar Tilak on their birth anniversaries saying they epitomised courage and patriotism.
Denying an unmarried woman the right to a safe abortion violates her personal autonomy and freedom”, observed the Supreme Court while allowing an unmarried woman to seek abortion of her pregnancy of a term of 24 weeks which arose out of a consensual relationship.
The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019 has been listed for consideration and passing during the Monsoon session of the Parliament. If passed, the Bill will bring the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) into domestic law and enable Indian authorities to take action against piracy on the high seas.
The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Antarctica Bill, 2022.
Karnataka has bagged the top rank in NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index, 2022, which determines innovation capacities and ecosystems at the sub-national level. The State has held this position, under the Major States category, in all three editions of the Index so far.
Google celebrated the 113th birth anniversary of famous Malayalam poet Balamani Amma with a Doodle illustrated by Kerala-based artist Devika Ramachandran.
The Navy’s Kilo-class submarine, INS Sindhudhvaj, was decommissioned from service at Visakhapatnam after 35 years in service. With this, the Navy now has 15 conventional submarines in service.
Every person in India can be a minority in one State or the other. Minority status of religious and linguistic communities is “State-dependent”, the Supreme Court said on July 18.
About 20 km from Rairangpur lies Gorumahisani, which is India’s first iron ore mine, and widely dubbed as ‘mother mine’ for empire of Tata Steel that has grown to a global steel behemoth having crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per annum.
The fastest land animal in the world, declared extinct in the country in 1952, will find a new home in the Kuno-Palpur National Park (KNP) in Sheopur district,
A total of 11 educational institutions from the State have figured in the top ten lists across all categories under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which was released by the Ministry of Education.
Indian soldiers patrolling on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), when they come face to face with Chinese soldiers, will soon be able to understand Mandarin and reply back instantly, with the help of a 600gm Artificial Intelligence-based device developed by an Indian start-up.
The latest news in the field of dark matter is a dark matter detector experiment named LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) in South Dakota in the U.S.
The first image from NASA’s new space telescope unveiled is brimming with galaxies and offers the deepest look of the cosmos ever captured.
On July 4, the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) announced five guidelines to prevent unfair trade practices and to protect consumer interests regarding the levy of service charges in hotels and restaurants.
The Tamil Nadu State Agricultural Marketing Board and the Chettikulam Small Onion Farmers’ Producer Association, Perambalur, have filed an application seeking Geographical Indications (GI) tag for the Chettikulam small onion.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has put in place a mechanism to facilitate international trade in rupees (INR), with immediate effect. However, banks acting as authorised dealers for such transactions would have to take prior approval from the regulator to facilitate this.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting of the Northern Zonal Council in Jaipur, where security, road, transport, industries, water, power and other issues of common interests was discussed
India is going to elect its new President on July 18. The new President will be sworn in on July 25.
The Union Ministry of Mines has awarded both the mining leases of the Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores Limited (SMIORE) with the five-star Rating for the year 2020-21.
The staff of Amaravati Boating Club (ABC), a private firm that organises leisure water sports at Bhavani Island in the Krishna River spotted a red-eared slider in the jetty area.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the experiments of natural farming in Surat district of Gujarat.
To bolster measurement of air pollution in rural India, the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, is embarking on a $2.5 million project (₹19 crore) to install nearly 1,400 sensors in rural blocks of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
The legendary Kannimara teak of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is still growing in height and girth.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a three-day summit in Varanasi that culminated with the adoption of the Varanasi Declaration on higher education.
The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) recently issued guidelines to prevent false or misleading advertisements.
The Tripura government has decided to restart the Vidyalaya Cholo Abhiyan to bring back around 9,000 students aged between six and 14 who dropped out of 4,300 schools across the State during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four out of seven vacancies have been filled in the category of eminent persons nominated by the President
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the national emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building.
Malaysia has narrowed down on the Indian aircraft notwithstanding stiff competition from China’s JF-17 jet, South Korea’s FA-50 and Russia’s Mig-35 and the Yak-130 plane
In Odisha, scientists are now fine-tuning their research to make a presentation for the geographical indications (GI) registry of Kai Chutney.
Single-use plastic (SUP) products are banned in the whole country from July 1st.
The 500-year-old painting of Our Lady of Ransom that adorns the main altar of the Vallarpadam Basilica has been reinstalled after restoration.
Why in news? Modi to launch year-long celebrations to remember contributions of Alluri Sitarama Raju Highlights: Hundred years ago, in August 1922, the forests of the Godavari Agency in Madras Presidency witnessed attacks on three police stations over three continuous days. Alluri Sitarama Raju, along with 500 tribals, attacked the police stations of Chintapalli, Krishnadevipeta, […]
Researchers led by those from the National Centre of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bengaluru (NCBS-TIFR), have found a new pathway that regulates nitrate absorption in plants.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the June 28 killing of tailor Kanhaiyya Lal (48) in Rajasthan’s Udaipur over a social media post supporting suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nupur Sharma.
Karnataka, which ranked low at 14th in India in the number of Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHAs), has set up an ambitious target of creating the unique health identity cards for the entire population in the next six months.
To mark National Doctors’ Day that is observed on July 1, the State Health and Family Welfare Department has launched a “Selfie with a doctor” campaign.
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Hyderabad-based Creasent Handicraft Artisans Welfare Association has filed an application for securing a Geographical Indications tag for lac bangles that are manufactured in the city.
A new species of spider Pseudomogrus sudhii discovered from the Thar desert of Rajasthan has been named after a Malayalee arachnologist Sudhikumar A.V., Head, Department of Zoology, Christ College, Irinjalakuda, and founder of the Centre for Animal Taxonomy and Ecology (CATE) in recognition of his contributions to the field of Indian arachnology.
According to a study, marine heat waves — or the ones that form on oceans — have been on the rise in the waters around India.
The World Bank has approved a project worth ₹1,000 crore for taking rain-fed farming to new heights in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand.
More than 26,000 enterprises have been started by the Kudumbashree under the Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP) since it was rolled out in 2016-17. The programme is also being implemented in 25 blocks in Kerala, the highest in the country.
Fasal Bhavantar Kawach an Insurance scheme launched to protect chilli farmers in A.P. from price fluctuations
A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to invalidate Talaq-e-Hasan, the prescribed Islamic way of divorce, has been filed in the Supreme Court.
Amrita’ oil barge from the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) is ready for service.
The Indian Coast Guard Region (East) inducted the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark-III, indigenously developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), in Chennai
The Noolpuzha Family Health Centre (FHC), which caters to the health care of the State’s second largest tribal grama panchayat, has been selected for the National Quality Assurance Certification (NQAC) process for the second consecutive time.
The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States.
Andhra Pradesh is set to take up transit oriented development (TOD), a form of compact, pedestrian and non-motorised vehicle (NMV) friendly development that promotes mixed land use along the mass transit corridors in the urban areas.
The Wayanad District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) is preparing to launch kayaking, an adventure tourism-cum-sports activity, in more water bodies in the district.
Electricity Minister K. Krishnankutty has said that the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is trying to generate power at a low cost.
Mysuru hosted the main event of the 8th edition of International Day of Yoga (IDY) with a mass yoga demonstration after a gap of two years. It was the first International Day of Yoga (IDY) public event after the outbreak of COVID-19.
India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile during night time as part of a user training trial from a test range off the Odisha coast.
The Cabinet approved the Agnipath scheme for temporary recruitment to the armed forces
NLC India Ltd., (NLCIL), a Navaratna Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Ministry of Coal has planned to set up a methanol project using lignite with an investment of ₹4,400 crore in Neyveli.
India remained on the US treasury department’s currency “Monitoring List” of major trading partners as Washington placed India along with 11 other major economies that merit close attention to their currency practices and macroeconomic policies.
Fitch Ratings revised India’s outlook from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’ on, June 10, 2022, citing fading downside risks to medium-term growth thanks to a rapid economic recovery and easing of weaknesses in the financial sector.
The World Bank cut India’s economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.5% as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions taper recovery.
The Agriculture Ministry unveiled India’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Biotech Startup expo 2022 at Pragati Maidan.
The State-level inauguration of the school weather station project of the Samagra Shiksha was held at Kollam School Kerala
India has objected to a report, called the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), 2022, that places India last in a list of 180 countries on managing climate change, environmental health, and ecosystem vitality.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) voted unanimously to increase the repo rate by 50 basis points to 4.90% in a bid to slow inflation that it estimates will average 7.5% in the current April-June quarter.
The State-level ‘Suchitwa Sagaram, Sundara Teeram’, an ambitious project aimed at making the sea and coast plastic-free was inaugurated in Kerala.
Tamil Nadu Start-up and Innovation Mission, popularly known as TANSIM among entrepreneurs, has launched an initiative called ‘S2G Buy Day’ to link start-ups and the government.
India is set to deploy drones to gather atmospheric data that is currently collated by sending sensors through weather balloons released from at least 55 locations across the country twice every day.
A five-year-long research initiative on tribal health was launched in Chamarajanagar district.
A successful training launch of an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-4, was carried out on June 06, 2022 from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha.
The Union Civil Aviation Minister, has said that the Government of India is exploring the possibility of inviting manufacturers of Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft to set up base in India.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE) Movement’, a global initiative, via video conferencing.
A research team of the Shadpada Entomology Research Lab (SERL) of Christ College Irinjalakuda, has found a rare species of Osmylidae or lance lacewing from Janakikadu in Kozhikode district.
Three out of every four river monitoring stations in India posted alarming levels of heavy toxic metals such as lead, iron, nickel, cadmium, arsenic, chromium and copper according to the State of Environment Report 2022.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged bank chiefs to make it easier for people to avail loans through a new Jan Samarth portal, a repository of a dozen credit-linked government schemes.
Petitioners in the Delhi High Court questioned why marital status, age, or gender were the criteria for being allowed to commission or not commission surrogacy in India.
A man from Kerala’s Thrissur reportedly succumbed to West Nile fever
The Indian Navy decommissioned its two ships, INS Akshay and INS Nishank, after 32 years of service including participation in Operation Talwar and Operation Parakram.
The Central government has revised the premium rates for Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)
In a major boost to the domestic defence manufacturing capacity, the government has placed an order for a Rs 3,000-crore Astra MK1 missile designed and manufactured indigenously.
The Union health ministry released detailed guidelines on surveillance, identification, confirmation, and treatment of the viral infection in the country
The joint committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to look into the causes of pollution in Ulsoor Lake has asked the civic body to modernise its slaughterhouse on Tannery Road by March 31, 2024.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman filed her nomination for the Rajya Sabha election scheduled to be held on June 10
Southwest Monsoon season
The southwest monsoon has arrived in Kerala three days before its normal onset date of June 1
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Prime Minister releases PM CARES benefits for ‘COVID orphans’
Gujarat Titans won 15th edition of Indian Premier League
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Iraq
One fatality reported in Kerala due to West Nile fever
Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves 50% Completion Milestone
Indian writer Geetanjali Shree has become the first Indian author to win the prestigious International Booker Prize for Hindi novel ‘Tomb of Sand’
National Facility for Gene Function in Health and Disease (NFGFHD) was inaugurated in Pune recently
The Chhattisgarh government has become the only second state in the country to recognize the Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights of a village inside a national park. The CFR rights of tribals living in a hamlet inside the Kanger Ghati National Park in Bastar district, were recognized
A new species of old world monkey recorded from Arunachal Pradesh has been named after a strategic mountain pass as Sela macaque
Ministry of Education released the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 report
President of India inaugurated the National Women Legislators’ Conference-2022 in Thiruvananthapuram
India joined the US and 11 other nations to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)
Money spider discovered in India for first time
Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal (FIFP) completes 5 years
National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) announced the launch of a revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile application
BioRRAP Single National Portal for Biotech researchers and Start-Ups launched
Centre approves Karnataka move to keep eggs in school meals in 7 districts under Mid Day meal scheme
The World Health Organization (WHO) has honoured India’s more than one million Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) for connecting people with healthcare services through World Health Organisation Director-General’s Global Health Leaders Awards
13th Annual Day commemoration of the Competition Commission of India celebrated
Death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi observed
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The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has issued guidelines easing norms for research into genetically modified (GM) crops and circumventing challenges of using foreign genes to change crops profile.
Black magic and the use of body parts in traditional medicine pose a major threat to Slender Loris
India’s Women Boxing fraternity added another feather to its cap with Nikhat Zareen winning the Gold Medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship
The Navy recently tested an indigenous Naval Anti-Ship Missile (Short Range) or NASM-SR from a Sea King helicopter at the Integrated Test Range in Balasore, Odisha
The government issued a stark warning to virtual private network (VPN) service providers to adhere to the cybersecurity rules released by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) or wrap up operations in the country
The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels, 2018, to advance the date by which fuel companies have to increase the percentage of ethanol in petrol to 20%, from 2030 to 2025
Supreme Court ruled that the Goods and Services Tax Council’s recommendations only had a “persuasive value” and were not binding on the Centre and the state governments
India topped air pollution death toll in 2019 as per a recent report by The Lancet Planetary Health
Union Defence Ministerh recently launched two frontline warships of the Indian Navy – ‘Surat’ and ‘Udaygiri’ – at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL).
India wins THOMAS CUP for the first time in history after defeating Indonesia
Full moon day of the Hindu month Vaishakha is celebrated as Buddha Poornima, which marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, founder of Buddhism.
A study in Madhya Pradesh has revealed 37 (about 8%) of 475 children who tested COVID-19 positive from April to July in 2021 developed COVID-acquired hepatitis
Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner
Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) to be extended to India’s neighbouring countries
The Indian Space Research Organization successfully completed the static test of a human-rated solid rocket booster (HS200) for the Gaganyaan program at Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
More than 18 crore health cards have been issued under the Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) scheme so far and over 3.2 crore people have availed the hospital facilities, as per recent statistics
Conference of Parties – 15th session of United Nation’s Conference to Combat Desertification was held in Cote d’Ivoire
India observes its National Technology Day on 11th May every year
Three state-owned oil marketing companies and three public sector banks entered into a long-term purchase agreement for the upcoming five dedicated ethanol plants across India recently
Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020 was released recently
Char Dham Yatra commenced recently
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked lending (repo) rate by 40 basis points to 4.4% at an off-cycle meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)
Central Government reduced the wheat allocation to some states and UTs under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) till September. However, the reduced wheat quota will be replenished with rice to keep the overall figure intact.
Governor of Tamilnadu has forwarded the NEET exemption Bill to the Union Home Ministry to be sent to the President of India for his assent
NATGRID campus was inaugurated in Bengaluru recently
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the Report on Currency and Finance (RCF) for the year 2021-22
S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index recently released
Pilot phase of the open network for digital commerce (ONDC) was launched
Prime Minister greeted the people of India on of Basava Jayanti
India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) enters into force
16th Steering Committee meeting of Project Elephant recently held
Union Labour and Employment Ministry is working on a mechanism to process accident insurance claims by unorganised workers registered on the e-Shram portal
Ujjwala Diwas celebrated to commemorate launching of PM Ujjwala Yojana
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Anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired jointly by the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command
Union Education Minister released the ‘Mandate Document: Guidelines for the Development of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF)’ at a function held at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru recently
Ministry of Culture and Tourism has granted Rs 3.75 crore under the ‘Upgradation of Museums Scheme’ as part of Museums Grant Scheme for project in Eluru town, Andhra Pradesh.
Atal Innovation Mission launched the phase 1 of the 2nd edition of the Atal New India Challenge
Prime Minister inaugurated the first ever Semicon India-2022 in Bengaluru
International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) released World Economic Outlook
Shigella bacterial infection has been reported in Kerala’s Kozhikode after a gap of around a-year-and-a-half as three children from the district were found to have its symptoms
Recently, data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) shows that India’s Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) has fallen to just 40% from an already low 47% in 2016
Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 (UBA 2.0) has successfully completed four years
Ministry of MSME launched MSME sustainable (zed) certification Scheme , an extensive drive to enable and facilitate MSMEs adopt Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is hoping to have all three development flights planned for its ‘baby rocket’ — the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) — in 2022 itself
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the investment for 540 Megawatt (MW) Kwar Hydro Electric Project located on river Chenab of Union Territory of Jammy and Kashmir.
Maharashtra is experiencing fourth heatwave continuously in the second month
Cabinet approves Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for Kharif Season
Government has urged insurance companies to conduct ‘Fasal Bima Pathshalas’
The government of Meghalaya’s Planning Department’s initiative of the “e-Proposal System”- Meghalaya Enterprise Architecture (MeghEA) Project, has won the UN Award – World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum Prizes 2022
Prime Minister inaugurated the seventh edition of Raisina Dialogue on April 25, 2022
Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh and his Assam have decided to form district-level committees for settling their inter-state boundary disputes
Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated on every 24th day of April wherein Panchayati Raj system was accorded the constitutional status
Second edition of Khelo India University Games recently begun at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru
Defence Minister launched Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) Prime and the sixth Defence India Start-up Challenge (DISC–6) meant to encourage defence start–ups during DefConnect 2.0
A long-term people’s campaign to document the worsening tidal flooding in Ernakulam district of Kerala was launched in 14 coastal villages earlier this week
India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) launched the Fincluvation Platform
Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has announced that all 100 smart cities will have Integrated Command and Control Centers (ICCCs), under Smart Cities Mission (SCM)
The Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) gets Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration, 2020 for the ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme
Ajay Kumar Sood, an eminent physicist has been appointed as the central government’s principal scientific advisor
The Supreme Court asked Attorney General for assistance to institutionalise a mechanism by which information crucial to decide whether a person should be condemned to death or not can be gathered and placed on record before trial judges.
The 401st birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur was observed on 21st April, 2022.
The sixth and last of the French Scorpene-class submarines, INS Vagsheer, was launched into water at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai
NITI Aayog has prepared draft battery swapping policy
National Civil Services Day is celebrated on April 21
Karnataka government launched ‘Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully’ (SAANS), a campaign to ensure greater awareness and early detection of pneumonia in children under five
Central government has expressed its desire to stop the purchase of excess parboiled rice
Recently, the 40th edition of the ‘Hunar Haat’ was inaugurated in Mumbai under the theme Vocal for Local and “Best from Waste
Civil Aviation Ministry’s “UDAN” scheme selected for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration
Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has prepared a report to ensure a safe and vibrant cyberspace for India focussing on areas like large scale digitisation of public services, State-level cyber security etc
PM visited Vidya Samiksha Kendras in Gujarat
4th Anniversary celebrations of Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres was recently observed
The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) recently published the draft Uniform Code for Medical Device Marketing Practices (UCMDMP)
The record sightings of Malabar tree toad by citizen scientists has increased. Since 2014, over 100 ‘citizen scientists’ have recorded 201 observations from various locations in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka
The Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has developed the portal named ‘e-DAR’ (e-Detailed Accident Report) to speed up accident compensation claims
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has recently issued guidelines to states and union territories asking that they modernize prisons as part of the Modernisation of Prisons Project
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) has recognized Hyderabad and Mumbai jointly as the ‘2021 Tree City of the World
April 15 is observed as Himachal Day
The India Meteorological Department (IMD), while forecasting a “normal” southwest monsoon and average rainfall for the year 2022
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of the revamped Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) till 2026
Birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar celebrated as Ambedkar Jayanti
Mahavir Jayanti celebrated on 14 April 2022. It marks the birth of Vardhamana Mahavira
Rongali/Bohag Bihu celebrated in Assam
Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the Canister Launched Anti-Armour Loiter Ammunition (CALM) System of its mechanised forces
A report prepared by JMK Research and Analytics and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says India will likely miss its 2022 target of installing 100GW of solar power capacity
NEWS The Union Government has launched the ‘SVANidhi se Samriddhi’ program DETAILS Additional program of PM SVANidhi Scheme Launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Implemented by Quality Council of India (QCI) AIM Provide social security benefits to street vendors for their holistic development and socio-economic upliftment Socio-economic profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries and […]
Recently, Archaeologists have identified 65 large sandstone jars (Megaliths) believed to be used for ritual burials across four sites in Hasao district, Assam
103 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre observed
India has successfully flight-tested Helina, an Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), in Pokhran
The Supreme Court has directed the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) not to exclude candidates suffering from colour blindness from its courses on film making and editing and asked it to make changes to its curriculum instead
NEWS RBI has announced cardless cash withdrawals at ATMs across the country. DETAILS HOW WILL THIS SYSTEM WORK Cardless cash withdrawals are to be authenticated via UPI ATMs are expected to show an option for withdrawing cash using UPI Once a user selects this option, they can input the amount to be withdrawn and a […]
NEWS The fourth ‘2+2’ dialogue between India and the United States was recently conducted 2+2 TALKS BETWEEN INDIA AND ALLIES 2+2 dialogue Format of meeting of the foreign and defence ministers of India and its allies on strategic and security issues Enables the partners to better understand and appreciate each other’s strategic concerns and sensitivities […]
As part of the Seema Darshan project an Indo-Pakistan border viewing point in Nadabet in Gujarat (Located in the Rann of Kutch region) known as the ‘Wagah of Gujarat’ – was recently inaugurated
The government is pushing infrastructure to bring Barbara forest in Odisha on ecotourism map
NITI Aayog launched the State Energy and Climate Index (SECI)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently released guidelines for the banks of the country to set up digital banking units (DBUs).
As per Ministry of Earth Sciences Bengal coast faces most erosion
The 20th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was held in Pakke tiger reserve in Arunachal Pradesh recently under the chairmanship of Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change. For the first time in history the NTCA meeting happened outside the national capital.
Birth Anniversary of Jyotiba Phule celebrated.
Death anniversary of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee observed
Punjab government has announced gazetted holiday on the birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Dass, a 16th century saint
The Supreme Court upheld amendments introducing restrictions in the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) while holding that no one has a fundamental or absolute right to receive foreign contributions
Cabinet approves extension of Atal Innovation Mission till March 2023
The Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has inaugurated the Comprehensive Training Programme on Natural Farming
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced the Standing Deposit Facility (SDF) as an additional tool for absorbing liquidity
As per Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is taking rapid strides to fulfill the government’s vision- ‘Housing for all by 2024’, with over 3 crore pucca houses already constructed under the program.
Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana completes 7 years
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation passed a resolution stating that the city should remain a Union Territory
The government introduced The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022 in Lok Sabha
Scientists at Pune’s Indian Council of Medical Research – National Institute of Virology were able to detect the presence of IgG antibodies against Nipah virus infection (NiV) in 51 bats that were captured from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
Mascot named ‘Prakriti’ was launched with the aim of spreading awareness among the people of the country about the small changes that can contribute to a better environment for the nation’s future generations
National Medical Commission (NMC) put out a set of three draft regulations on the registration of doctors to the National Medical Register recently
Government of India launched Mission Integrated Bio-refineries
Stand-up India scheme was launched by the Indian government completed six years recently
Both the Houses of Parliament have been adjourned sine die
India and Australia signed an Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) recently
NEWS 114th birth anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram celebrated ABOUT National leader, a freedom fighter, a crusader of social justice, a champion of depressed classes and an outstanding Parliamentarian Born on 5th April 1908 in Chandwa in Bihar to a Dalit family Pursued his schooling at the nearby town of Arrah where he faced discrimination […]
Shree Mandira Parikrama Project (SMPP) of Odisha government has already run into a controversy
NEWS Google Pay has recently launched a new feature in India, ‘Tap to pay for UPI’, in collaboration with Pine Labs. The feature makes use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology DETAILS WHAT IS NFC AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Short-range wireless connectivity technology Allows NFC-enabled devices to communicate with each other and transfer information […]
First cases of Fournier’s gangrene reported in India
Unemployment rate in the country is decreasing with the economy slowly returning to normal, according to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy’s data
‘Tatkal services’ proposed to be brought under Sakala Mission
Karnataka distribution companies (discoms) have become the top seller of renewable energy under the Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) at Indian Energy Exchange Ltd. (IEX).
Record nesting of Olive Ridley turtles noticed in Rishikulya
Union Cabinet approved the “Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance” (RAMP) scheme
Utakala Dibasha or Odisha Day is celebrated every year on April 1
The second P-8I aircraft squadron of the Navy has been commissioned by the Indian Navy in a ceremony that was held at INS Hansa, Goa
The dolphin population along Odisha’s coast and in its waterbodies has increased but the number of Irrawaddy dolphins in Chilika lake has fallen
Reserve Bank of India celebrates its annual establishment day
Darlongs – a small community of around 11,000 people in Tripura – was officially included in the list of Scheduled Tribes after the Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
Karnataka government has revised amount to be paid as green tax for certificates
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2022
In the context of ongoing ‘Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022’, Harichand Thakur is being remembered
Polar Science and Cryosphere (PACER) scheme has been approved for continuation by the Union Cabinet from 2021 to 2026
NEWS The population of the greater one-horned or Indian rhinoceros in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve has increased by 200 in four years, the latest census has revealed DETAILS The last rhino census conducted in 2018 had put the number at 2,413 There are 2,613 rhinos, which indicates an annual increase of 50 […]
Zojila tunnel deadline advanced to 2024
The milestone of having 50,000 open defecation-free (ODF) Plus villages has been crossed by the country.
The standing committee of the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) has rejected the proposal of the Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) to build a concrete road to Kodachadri hills cutting through Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful flight tests of the Army version of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) at off the coast of Odisha
The Indian Army has issued a Request For Information (RFI) for the supply of Articulated All-Terrain Vehicles to be deployed in Ladakh and Kutch.
Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) for 6 months
Niti Aayog released export preparedness index. Gujarat topped the list
President of India presented the President’s Colour to INS Valsura, the Navy’s premier technological training establishment
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for capital acquisition proposals for GSAT 7B satellite, along with equipment like Night Sight (image intensifier), 4X4 light vehicles, and Air Defence Fire Control Radar (light).
ISRO said GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission has failed
NEWS India’s projected economic growth for 2022 has been downgraded by over two per cent to 4.6% as per UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report WHAT DID THE REPORT SAY The decrease is attributed to the ongoing war in Ukraine India is expected to face restraints on energy access and prices, reflexes from […]
Assam government informed the Assembly that nearly 1.44 lakh illegal foreigners had been identified in the state until January 31 this year based on the 1985 Assam Accord
Bihar is the first state to implement dynamic map to track land ownerships
NEWS Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, have declared the Kashmir Files movie tax-free. WHAT QUALIFIES A FILM TO BE DECLARED TAX-FREE? There are no fixed criteria for a film to claim or enjoy tax exemption Decision to give up its claim on tax revenues is taken by state governments […]
India told the UN Security Council meeting said it attaches importance to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)
Tribals of Gujarat are protesting against Par-Tapi-Narmada River linking project
NEWS India has plans to introduce eight deep ocean to strengthen the capacity of observations in the Indian Ocean as part of its ‘Deep Ocean Mission’. DETAILS WHAT ARE OCEAN GLIDERS Autonomous, unmanned underwater vehicle used for ocean science Require little or no human assistance while traveling Uniquely suited for collecting data in remote locations, […]
Telangana has started documenting crop diversification trends in the form of an index for the first time in the country, following the paddy procurement row with the Centre and the state government asking farmers to opt for alternate crops.
Government of India released India’s Arctic Policy, with the aim of enhancing the country’s cooperation with the resource-rich and rapidly transforming region
Arabian Tropicbird, one of the rarest seabirds in Kerala, has been sighted off the Kollam coast during a pelagic survey
Parliament’s Standing Committee on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has asked the government to roll back the system of caste-based wages, under which NREGS workers are paid based on whether they belong to a Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, or Others
The Kerala High Court asked organisations associated with the film industry to take steps to constitute a joint committee to deal with cases of sexual harassment of women, in line with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act of 2013
Country’s first Digital Water Bank ‘AQVERIUM’ launched in Bengaluru aims to provide clean drinking water & sanitation
World’s most advanced technology-developed Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Toyota Mirai was recently launched
Maharashtra has decided to withdraw from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) if changes to it are not carried out
The Supreme Court upheld the Centre’s one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces
While hearing a criminal appeal against the Bihar Government recently, Chief Justice of India admonished a counsel for submitting a ‘sealed cover report’ to the court.
India and Japan held the sixth joint meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) recently
As per RBI recent report, gross NPA have increased in MSME.
National Vaccination/Immunisation Day is observed every year on March 16 to convey the significance of vaccination as well as its role in public health
The government of India is proposing National Policy for Medical Devices, 2022 to reduce India’s dependence on import of high-end medical devices
ISRO successfully completed the ground test of the solid-fuel based booster stage (SS1) of its new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), completing the ground testing of all three stages of the launch vehicle
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has proposed the rejuvenation of 13 major rivers across the country
As per recently released economic survey , Karnataka State’s Total Fertility Rate falling faster than national trend.
PM paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and all the eminent persons who marched to Dandi in order to protest injustice and protect our nation’s self-esteem. The day also marks beginning of Civil Disobedience Movement
The Odisha government has proposed to ban movement of mechanised fishing boats in the Mangalajodi area of the Chilika lake, an important haunt of migratory birds, to provide the winged guests an undisturbed ecosystem for six months every year.
Government of India launched ‘India Water Pitch-Pilot-Scale Start-up Challenge’ under AMRUT 2.0 which will select 100 start-ups through this challenge and provide Rs.20 lakh each as funding support
The government has notified certain amendments to Census rules to allow online self-enumeration in the upcoming Census and National Population Register (NPR)
NEWS Government of India launched the MSME Innovative Scheme THE SCHEME AIM Guide the MSMEs in developing business ideas into viable business propositions Acts as a hub for innovation activities OTHER DETAILS Provide support through guidance, financial and marketing assistance, technical support, etc. to ensure the scaling up of MSMEs Launched with the combination of […]
37th Foundation Day celebrations of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was recently held
The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2022 was held in Cairo, Egypt
Union Ministry of Power has launched the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park
A webinar on Captive Employment Policy under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) was recently held
Union Minister of Labor and Employment presented Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) and National Safety Awards (NSA). They are presented by the Ministry of Labor & Employment since 1965
Cabinet approves establishment of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India
As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5 , Odisha has the highest coverage of full immunization in the country, with 90.5 percent coverage
Mt. Merapi of Indonesia is a volcano that erupted recently
NEWS Reserve Bank of India launched a new Unified Payments Interface (UPI) payments solution for feature phone users dubbed ‘UPI123Pay’ DETAILS FEATURES UPI-based service Designed to bring the digital payments platform closer to a significant number of feature phone mobile subscribers in the country Materially improve the options for such users to access UPI, who […]
Cabinet approves Amendment of the Second Schedule to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 for specifying rate of royalty in respect of certain minerals
3rd edition of National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) to be completed
On March 7, the Gujarat government marked 100 years of the Pal-Dadhvav killings
New data from Chandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 (CHACE-2) mass spectrometer on Chandrayaan-2 show the distribution of Argon-40 gas in the lunar ‘exosphere’, beyond the areas this was known to exist
The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) has now deployed “PARAM Ganga”, a supercomputer at IIT Roorkee, with a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops
Camel Protection and Development Policy was announced by state government of Rajasthan in its budget 2022-23
Union ministry of women and children launched Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav campaign
53rd Raising Day celebrations of Central Industrial Security Force was recently celebrated
Government of India launched a Special Entrepreneurship Promotion Drive for Women – “SAMARTH” on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022
The Union Labour and Employment Ministry launched the “donate a pension” scheme allowing any citizen to pay the premium amount on behalf of an unorganised worker under the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme.
Speaking at the 12th edition of the ‘Bengaluru India Nano’ which is themed around the subject ‘NanoTech for sustainable future’, CM said Nano Urea will be a game changer in agri sector
HANSA-NG has completed sea-level trials in Puducherry
Preliminary findings of a study by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) suggest that the density of tigers in the Sunderbans may have reached the carrying capacity of the mangrove forests, leading to frequent dispersals and a surge in human-wildlife conflict
India celebrated 7 March as ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’
Government of India & International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA)
The Kaliyattam festival is an annual Theyyam festival held in the temples in Kerala’s Malabar region
Government has approved the scheme – Modernisation Plan-IV for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in continuation of the scheme “Modernisation Plan-III for CAPFs.
Kavach, an indigenously developed Automatic Train Protection System showcased on South Central Railway Friday, is earmarked for aggressive rollout on 2,000 km in 2022-23, according the Budget proposals
A team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have discovered a new gin berry species from the Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. The species is Glycosmis albicarpa
A Member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has been opposing the RBI’s accommodative policy stance
Andhra Pradesh government announced that ₹5 lakh per acre financial package would be given to the farmers who parted with their lands for the Polavaram irrigation project prior to the enactment of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
Quad Summit was recently held
Ministry of Defence (MoD) has offered four projects to the Indian Industry for design & development under Make-I category of Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020.
NEWS Historic resolution on Plastic Pollution adopted by 175 countries at the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly WHAT IS THE RESOLUTION Addressing plastic pollution is recognized as a global environmental challenge Resolution on “End plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument” It was initiated by India India engaged constructively with all member states in […]
Trade Deficit of India is expected to increase.
Under “Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates scheme”, Central Government has approved the proposal for continuation of seven existing sub schemes for the period 2021-22 to 2025-26.
India’s indigenous INS Visakhapatnam was dedicated to the Visakhapatnam city formally
The State of India’s Environment Report, 2022 of the Centre for Science and Environment was released recently
Central government to launch the electronic bill (e-Bill) processing system under the Digital India eco-system and ease of doing business
The Indian FMCG industry witnessed a consumption slowdown in urban markets and degrowth in rural areas in 2021 as the sector was hit hard by higher inflation levels forcing companies to go for successive price increases, according to data analytics firm NielsenIQ
NEWS Uthralikkavu Pooram festival celebrated UTHRALIKKAVU POORAM Annual Hindu festival held in Vadakkancherry Held every year in the Malayalam month of Kumbham (usually falls on February / March) Eight-day celebration Traditional musical ensembles like the Panchavadyam and the Pandimelam can be seen About twenty-one elephants in the traditional attire line up with colourful parasols; swaying […]
National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Celebrates its 17th Foundation Day
NEWS Only the appropriate authorities notified by the State Government can initiate criminal prosecution against health facilities for violation of provisions of the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act 1994, ruled the Karnataka High Court. THE CASE AND RULING HC passed the order while quashing a criminal proceeding initiated against Dhondiba Anna […]
NEWS International Monsoons Project Office launched DETAILS Hosted at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune Under Ministry of Earth Sciences Set up reiterates the importance of monsoons for the national economy It would encompass activities and connections related to international monsoon research that would be identified and fostered under the leadership of the […]
The West Bengal government’s ambitious Deocha Pachami coal block mining project despite the announcement of a relief and rehabilitation package, saw widespread protests which resulted in the arrests of nine people including economist-activist Prasenjit Bose.
A recent study conducted by CSTEP has revealed highest PM2.5 in South zone, Rajarajeshwarinagar in Bengaluru
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2022
Death anniversary of Veer Savarkar observed
Sixth Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai was born on 29th February 1896 in Gujarat
National Science Day is celebrated every year on 28 February to mark the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by Sir C.V. Raman on 28 February 1928
Goa celebrates its annual ‘Carnaval’ or carnival, the colourful festival, a vestige of the state’s erstwhile Portuguese rulers
The Government of India has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme for a period of five years to 2026
Karnataka launched Pulse Polio – 2022 campaign, as part of a nationwide drive
Birth anniversary of the Dayanand Saraswati recently celebrated
Aviation and defence colossus Boeing delivered India’s 12th maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare P-8I aircraft
Ombudsman App for MGNREGA was recently released for smooth categorization and reporting of grievances
Government of India launched National Policy Guidelines on Bio-Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently
Professor Neena Gupta, conferred the Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2021
Researchers of Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta University (BKNMU), Junagadh, discovered a new species of spider and named it Narsinhmehtai in honour of Narsinh Mehta. However it is being opposed
NEWS National WASH Conclave-2022 was organized recently DETAILS WHO ORGANIZED – National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) COLLOBARATIONS – Ministry of Jal Shakti, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, UNICEF, WaterAid and other development partners THEME – “WASH Forward: Advancing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Panchayats” CONCLAVE OBJECTIVES Bringing Government and WASH sector players […]
NEWS Celebration of 3rd Anniversary of PM-Kisan Scheme DETAILS LAUNCHED – 24th February, 2019 AIM – Supplement financial needs of land holding farmers WHAT IS IN IT – Financial benefit of Rs 6000/- per year in three equal instalments, every four month is transferred into the bank accounts of farmers’ families across the country through […]
The Kerala Nattukala Kshema Sabha (KNKS), an outfit that works for the promotion of local art forms in the state, has demanded that Karakattam (also known as Kumbakkali in certain parts) be recognised as the agricultural art form of Kerala
The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in association with Startup India has launched the ‘Ayush Start-up Challenge’ to encourage start-ups and individuals working on innovations in the field of Ayurveda and alternative healing
An FIR has been registered against three Mumbai Police officials last week for allegedly threatening Angadias and extorting money from them in south Mumbai
25th Meeting of Financial Stability and Development Council held
PM CARES for Children Scheme Extended
Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAYG) Dashboard was recently launched
NEWS 48th edition of Khajuraho Dance Festival was recently held KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL 2022 48th edition of this festival Madhya Pradesh State Rupankar Kala Award and National Kalidas Award for dance will be presented to the various artists Feature a number of major events which will focus on the cultural landscape of the various genres […]
NEWS President of India took part in the Indian Navy’s 12th Presidential Fleet Review WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT’S FLEET REVIEW? In simplest terms, it is the country’s President taking stock of the Navy’s capability Showcases all types of ships and capabilities the Navy has Takes place once under every President, who is the supreme commander […]
Recently, Prime Minister flagged off 100 kisan drones in different cities and towns of India, in order to help farmers in spraying pesticides in their farms
The Supreme Court asked the Union and the State governments to respond to a petition to enforce the fundamental duties of citizens, including patriotism and unity of the nation, through “comprehensive, well-defined laws”.
India – UAE signed an FTA pact recently
PM greets people of Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day
The Centre approved the implementation of Phase II of the Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) project by the Ministry of Home Affairs during the period from 2022-23 to 2025-26
The Centre recently notified the green hydrogen and green ammonia policy aimed at boosting the domestic production of green hydrogen to 5 million tonnes by 2030 and making India an export hub for the clean fuel.
PM recently inaugurated municipal solid waste based Gobar-Dhan plant in Indore
The Union Environment Ministry notified extended producer responsibility (EPR) guidelines for plastic packaging waste.
Government has approved the scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for continuation till 31.03.2026 or till further review, whichever is earlier.
Inviting Taiwanese companies to make more investments in Karnataka, Large and Medium Industries Minister promised to extend support and cooperation of the state government
National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad developed Fluorine Doped Tin Oxide (FTO) electrode fabricated with reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) for as an electrochemical based immunosensor for the rapid, sensitive and specific detection of the Non-Structural 1 (NS1) secretory protein, which is suitable biomarker for Japanese encephalitis virus found circulating in the blood and has been reported to elicit an immune response.
India’s first water taxi service was inaugurated in Maharashtra recently, that connects the Navi Mumbai area to mainland Mumbai
Tamil Nadu has made it clear to the Supreme Court that it does not want the Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) to be set up in a sensitive ecological zone in the Western Ghats at a great cost to wildlife and biodiversity, and by ignoring the local opposition to the project.
Medaram Jathara 2022 recently commenced.
Bihar Chief Minister said February 15 would henceforth be commemorated as “Shahid Diwas” in memory of the 34 freedom fighters who were killed by police in Tarapur town of Bihar
75th raising day of Delhi police recently celebrated
The pristine beach of Dhanushkodi at the southern-most tip of the Rameswaram island in the Indian peninsula has witnessed a rare phenomenon over the past few days. Thousands of Crimson Rose butterflies swarmed all available flowering plants along the beach.
NEWS Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves Milestone Of Providing Tap Water To 9 Crore Rural Homes JAL JEEVAN MISSION Launched in 2019 Envisages supply of 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024. Under the Ministry of Jal Shakti. Also encompasses Prioritizing provision of […]
Chief Justice of India has questioned the Centre over vacancies in various tribunals despite the Supreme Court nudging the government to fill them up soon
Maharashtra assembly will get a new Speaker in its budget session
NEWS The high-powered committee set up by the Union Government has approved the proposal to declare the Upper Bhadra Project as a national project, which would enable the State to get a ₹12,500 crore grant from the Centre to implement it UPPER BHADRA PROJECT WHAT – Major lift irrigation Scheme AIM – Irrigate 2.25 lakh […]
The 4th India – Australia Energy Dialogue was recently held
PM visited Guru Ravidas shrine in UP on account of Guru Ravidas Jayanti
India plans to prepare digital maps of all its 6,00,000 villages and pan-India 3D maps will be prepared for 100 cities, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology said at an event to mark a year of the updated geospatial policy guidelines. It will help SVAMITVA scheme
Project proposals for more than 60,000 houses were approved for construction in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan at the 58th meeting of Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) recently
The Karnataka High Court is hearing a challenge to the constitutionality of the state government’s ban on students wearing a hijab in educational institutions. In recent hearing, the judges heard an argument on whether the state can justify the ban on the ground that it violates ‘public order’.
One of the three persons diagnosed with Lassa fever in the UK has died as per recent reports.
India’s retail inflation accelerated past the 6% mark in January to hit 6.01%, breaching the central bank’s tolerance threshold for consumer price inflation for the first time since June 2021.
• Camp for free Assistive Devices distribution organized for Divyangjan and Senior Citizens in Tikamgarh (M.P) under ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY Scheme) of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) in Bengaluru has received its single largest private donation of ₹425 crore, which will be used to set up a postgraduate medical school along with a multispeciality 800-bed hospital on its Bengaluru campus.
The Registry Building, a two-storey structure at Chandernagore built in 1875 and a symbol of French settlement of the colonial town, has been awaiting restoration for a long time.
NEWS LCA TEJAS to participate in Singapore air show -2022 LCA TEJAS WHAT – Single engined, light weight, highly agile, multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft DESIGNATED MANUFACTURING UNIT – LCA-Production Group (LCA-PG) (launched in 2002 at HAL) DESIGNED BY – Aeronautical Development Agency ( designated project manager for the development of LCA ) FEATURES Has quadruplex […]
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully launched its earth observation satellite EOS-4 and two co-passenger technology demonstrator and scientific satellites from the first launch pad at the country’s only spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh recently
To mark Deendayal Upadhyay’s death anniversary, the National Monuments Authority organised an international webinar on preserving monuments and heritage recently. The event saw participation by 20 countries including was held in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
Only one-fourth of the required number of Disha meetings have taken place, Union Rural Development Minister informed Lok Sabha
Prime Minister pays his obeisances to Sri Madhwacharya on Madhwa Navmi
Capacity Building Commission (CBC) and Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA) to the Government of India jointly called for a virtual session involving S&T departments and councils of all states to discuss the need for working knowledge of new-age technologies, process improvements, reskilling or upskilling and human resource development.
Recently, Andhra Pradesh government banned a 100-year-old play named ‘Chintamani Padya Natakam’
Recently, A team at the Joint European Torus (JET) facility near Oxford in central England generated 59 megajoules of sustained energy during an experiment in December, more than doubling a 1997 record
Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have found a new mammal species in the country — the White Cheeked Macaque.
The 11-day tiger census was conducted at Male Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
University Grants Commission (UGC) has developed a draft National Higher Educational Qualification Framework (NHEQF), which is part of a set of reforms that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisages.
Parliamentary Budget session 2022-23 begins
Street vendors selling food in BBMP jurisdiction will be able to ply their trade only after they undergo mandatory training and receive certification as per the new guidelines of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)
The Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala — the famed Hoysala temples of Belur, Halebid and Somananthpura in the State — has been finalised as India’s nomination for consideration as World Heritage for 2022-23.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - January 2022
30th National Commission for Women (NCW) Foundation Day was recently celebrated
PM pays tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai on his Jayanti
Karnataka has raised objections on Hogenakkal project saying Tamil Nadu cannot go ahead with any scheme that utilises Cauvery water without its concurrence.
Decommissioned INS Khukri to be converted into museum. The Navy vessel handed over to Diu administration
A nematode infestation has led to mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans (Pelicanus philippensis) at Telineelapuram Important Bird Area (IBA) in Andhra Pradesh.
CVC modifies criteria for nomination of Independent External Monitors
More than 400 convicts lodged in Delhi’s three jails are set to have their sentences remitted or reduced for showing good conduct during incarceration.
As per Green Peace India report, Bengaluru City’s air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines
The government has put out the eternal flame of the Amar Jawan Jyoti underneath India Gate and merged it with the one instituted at the National War Memorial in 2019
Modalities to deepen cooperation in “Deep Ocean Mission” was recently discussed
Tiger census commenced at Bandipur at Nagarahole on Sunday as part of the All-India Tiger and Mega Herbivore Estimation recently
The State of Himachal Pradesh is well on track to achieve the target of providing clean tap water supply to every rural home by 2024 under Har Ghar Jal initiative.
ISRO successfully conducted a 25-second qualification test for its liquid propellant-based Vikas engine to be used under the Gaganyaan mission.
On the Statehood Day of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura (21st January), Prime Minister and other leaders praised the traditions and culture of the three northeast states.
The Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates in the All India Quota seats for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses, noting that “reservation is not at odds with merit” in open competitive examinations.
In a bid to revive the Saraswati river, the governments of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh will enter into an agreement that entails the building of a dam to supply round-the-year water flow to the river channel
Sixty Ninth Meeting of Governing Body of National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was held recently
PM greets NDRF team on their Raising Day
Denison barb (Miss Kerala), a native freshwater fish species commonly found in parts of Karnataka and Kerala, has been included in Schedule I of the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021.
The population of the vulnerable eastern swamp deer, extinct elsewhere in South Asia, has dipped in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.
Large chunks of forests and the Aravalis in Gurugram and Faridabad could lose protection from construction under the National Conservation Zone as defined in the Regional Plan-2021, if the provisions in the Draft Regional Plan-2041 are implemented, fear environmentalists
Cabinet approves extension of tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis for three years
Union Labour and Employment Minister said special camps would be organised to register brick kiln, plantation, forestry and other unorganised sector workers on the Centre’s e-Shram portal.
The Union government is planning to acquire for itself overriding powers to transfer IAS and IPS officers through Central deputation, doing away with the requirement of taking the approval of the State governments.
Institute for Social and Economic Change celebrates mark its golden jubilee
Nepal questions on unilateral construction of roads at Lipulekh
Election commission of India announced postponement of Punjab general elections on account of Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Union defence ministry has rejected Tableaux proposals of Kerala and West Bengal
Chief Minister of Karnataka said irrigation projects in Karnataka are bogged down by inter-State river water disputes and asked the Centre to “revisit the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act since the law is creating more disputes than resolving them.”
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has invited applications from 100 domestic companies, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as startups for incentives under the design linked incentive (DLI) scheme.
Addressing first National Start-up day Union Minister Jitendra Singh highlighted that “Purple Revolution” is Jammu & Kashmir’s contribution to “Start-ups India”. It relates to growth of LAVENDER flowers.
NEWS National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended that the Delhi government must suspend its flagship ‘Desh ke Mentor’ programme DESH KE MENTOR Launched in October 2021 Aimed at connecting students in classes IX to XII with voluntary mentors. People between the ages of 18 and 35 can sign up to be […]
NEWS PM pays tributes to the great Thiruvalluvar on Thiruvalluvar Day ABOUT THIRUVALLUVAR Tamil poet Best known as the author of Thirukkural. Thirukkural is a collection of couplets on political and economic matters, ethics and love. No known details about the life of Thiruvalluvar. However, he is believed to have lived near Chennai between fourth […]
PM extends best wishes to Indian Army personnel on Army Day
58th Foundation Day of the Food Corporation of India celebrated recently.
Election commission of India issued guidelines regarding attention of all media to the Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 that prohibits displaying any election matter by means, inter alia, of television or similar apparatus, during the period of 48 hours before the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in a constituency
Ministry of AYUSH hosted the first-ever global Surya Namaskar demonstration programme where about 10 million people participated
Edtech sector companies have formed a collective — India EdTech Consortium — under the aegis of the industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021.
The committee to select the next director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) held interactions with a few shortlisted candidates recently
S Somanath appointed tenth chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation
Ministry of Education recently launched the National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) 3.0.
Union Education Ministry launched the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 – 2022.
Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated
High court of Calcutta has imposed More curbs for Ganga Sagar mela 2022
UK firm Henley & Partners released its latest global passport ranking index recently
India Tests Advanced ‘Sea-To-Sea’ Variant Of BrahMos Missile From INS Visakhapatnam
Vodafone Idea has opted to convert its adjusted gross revenue dues into equity, resulting in the government owning 35.8 per cent of the total outstanding shares of the company.
Haryana government invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act after the Outdoor Patient Department services across the State were crippled due to a day-long strike by the doctors in support of their demands.
Ace rider Fouaad Mirza, golfers Anirban Lahiri, Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar and Alpine Skier Mohammed Arif Khan are among the 10 athletes added by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) to the list of athletes who would be provided support under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme
The analysis by NCAP Tracker, has ranked cities based on pollution level
Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and A.S. Bopanna of the Supreme Court recused themselves from hearing a dispute among the States of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka on the allocation of the Krishna river water.
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s party gets it symbol
Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed vice-president of the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
Bharath Subramanian becomes 73 chess grandmaster of India. He completed his third and final GM norm at Vergani Cup Open in Italy.
Adi Sankaracharya’s birthplace in Kerala likely to be declared as national monument
Various district administrations in Tamilnadu have banned the conduct of Jallikattu events, ahead of Pongal festival, as part of safety measures.
PM announces 26th December as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ to mark martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji.They were sahibzades of Guru Gobind Singh
INS Vikrant, is likely to be commissioned in 2022.It successfully conducted Sea Trials
The Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), recently conducted a pilot project on the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) corporate office premises to demonstrate the use of clean energy to power EVs. It has said Solar-powered EV charging reduces carbon footprint.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Announces 3rd National Water Awards
With the model code of conduct coming into effect in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur, the Union Health Ministry has decided to “exclude” the picture of Prime Minister from the Covid-19 vaccine certificates in these states.
North Korea has successfully tested a hypersonic missile in the first major weapons test by the nuclear-armed nation this year.
Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has called for more effective utilisation of drone applications
Cabinet approves Intra-State Transmission System – Green Energy Corridor Phase-II
The Sanjay Lake in east Delhi has become polluted over the years and the number of birds sighted there has fallen
In a conservation effort to monitor seasonal fluctuations in birds’ movements, the ringing of oriental darters has been taken up in the Keoladeo National Park after a gap of 22 years.
PFMS Division of Office of Controller General of Accounts (CGA) under Ministry of Finance organized a workshop on Public Finance Management System (PFMS) to generate awareness among the officials on the functioning and achievements of the system at Jaydev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.
Election Commission announced a hike in expenditure limit for candidates to Rs 95 lakh (up from Rs 70 lakh) for Lok Sabha elections, and Rs 40 lakh (up from Rs 28 lakh) for Assembly polls.
Sri Lanka Cabinet clears oil tank deal with India to jointly develop Trincomalee oil tank farms
PM inaugurated Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Tripura
Delhi Assembly passed an amendment Bill to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971, recognising Takht Damdama Sahib as the fifth Takht of Sikhs.
• Telecommunication Engineering Centre(TEC) releases ‘Code of Practice for securing consumer Internet of Things(IoT)’ Internet of Things is the inter-linking of digital devices, machines, people and other objects with each other through wireless networks.
19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) held
Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lake and wintering ground of birds in the Indian subcontinent, saw a million birds, including the uncommon Mongolian gull, visiting the waterbody this year.
Border Roads Organisation breaks record at Zoji La battling extreme weather conditions
The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Rani Velu Nachiyar on her birth anniversary. She was the queen of Sivagangai
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated 64th Foundation Day
Several States are demanding a continuation of the compensation beyond June 2022
Union Education Minister and Skill Development Minister launched NEAT 3.0, a single platform to provide the best-developed ed-tech solutions and courses to students of the country.
President notified the appointment of three additional judges of Bombay High Court as permanent judges and extended tenure of another additional judge of the HC by a year.
Aviation Ministry releases draft National Air Sports Policy
Birth anniversary of Savitri Bai Phule celebrated
Union Education Minister launched a 100-day Reading Campaign called ‘Padhe Bharat’.
Success of Yuva initiative of Delhi police is being discussed
POWERGRID celebrated anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency on 31 December
Defence Minister inaugurated 27 projects built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) recently
GST Council’s 46th meeting was held recently
India’s Balance of Payments (BoP) position moved to a deficit of $9.6 billion in the quarter ended September (Q2), as widening trade deficit weighed.
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2021
The Sahitya Akademi announced its prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards, Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 in various languages.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority recorded 126 tiger deaths this year, the highest since it began collecting the data for the same a decade ago
The Government of India has notified Sale of Electoral Bonds at Authorised Branches of State Bank of India
Centre notifies rules for Consumer Protection (Jurisdiction of the District Commission, the State Commission and the National Commission) Rules, 2021
The One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) scheme has been rolled out in 34 states and Union Territories covering 75 crore beneficiaries by the Union Ministry of Food and Public Distribution
Added by British for stability, sand inside Konark Sun Temple may be cleared
All-woman team performs Tholpavakkoothu, a first in history, breaking age-old conventions. Rajitha Ramachandra Pulavar, who led the performance at the District Panchayat Hall in Kerala’s Palakkad on Christmas, aptly titled the show Penpavakkoothu, meaning women’s Tholpavakkoothu.
Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) Rankings was recently released.
The State Government of Goa approved a policy permitting mining companies to export low-grade iron ore, paving the way for resumption of mining activity that has been stalled since 2018.
The total funds disbursed under Rythu Bandhu, Telangana government’s direct benefit transfer scheme for farmers, will soon touch Rs 50,000 crore
Efforts are on to include the Buddhist site excavated in and around Sannati, on the banks of the Bhima in Chittapur taluk of Kalaburagi district, in the World Heritage site list of UNESCO
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over technology for indigenous extreme cold weather clothing system (ECWS) to 05 Indian companies
Stock markets regulator SEBI recently approved a ceiling on the Initial Public Offering (IPO) proceeds to be used to make unspecified acquisitions.
Success of PMEGP was discussed recently
Governance department has partnered with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and State Bank of India (SBI) for enabling and implementing ‘e-RUPI’
NITI Aayog, has released the health index of States and Union Territories taking 2019-2020 as the reference year.
Vikram Misri former Ambassador to China has been appointed Deputy National Security Adviser
Minister for Road Transport and Highways asked automobile manufacturers to manufacture flex-fuel vehicles complying with BS-6 norms within six months.
The Union Home Ministry has refused to renew the FCRA registration of Missionaries of Charity (MoC), a Catholic religious congregation set up by Nobel laureate Mother Teresa due to some adverse inputs
As part of deployment undertaken by Indian Navy under Mission SAGAR, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port of Maputo, Mozambique.
Phishing attacks on central ministry officials get sharper, targeted
NEWS The increase in post-monsoon rainfall in Karnataka has accentuated the growing concerns that the shifting monsoon patterns being witnessed in recent years is induced by climate change and, in turn, could have a bearing on agriculture and crop output. DETAILS Between August 3 and 10, 2019, the State received 224 mm of rainfall and […]
India has imposed anti-dumping duty on Chinese products
Good Governance Index 2021 recently released. The index has been prepared by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
PM pays tributes to Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya on his Jayanti
The Good Governance Day (GGD) is celebrated every year in India on December 25 to mark the birthday anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Union home minister will inaugurate the Bharat Darshan Park in Punjabi Bagh area of South Delhi built with scrap and waste material
Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti, VSM assumed charge as Director General, Project Seabird
The Reserve Bank of India has extended the implementation date of card-on-file (CoF) tokenisation norms by six months.
According to a recent statement issued by RBI, Financial Inclusion has helped monetary policy transmission in India
President of India Unveils a Statue of Late Shri P.N. Panicker
The DRDO has successfully flight-tested ABHYAS – the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Odisha.
The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) has regained the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accreditation.
Plans afoot to uproot lantana bushes from BRT reserve, Bandipur in Karnataka
National Farmers’ Day is celebrated across the country on December 23 to honour India’s farmers. It marks the birth anniversary of the nation’s fifth PM Choudhary Charan Singh.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted the maiden flight test of indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’, from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
The first batch of next-generation Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicles (AERV) was formally inducted into the Indian Army
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited city-based Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) with A++ grade. It is the second institution in the country and the first in Karnataka to have achieved the highest CGPA
National Mathematics Day is observed every year on December 22 to celebrate the life and work of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a great mathematician who was born on this day in 1887.
Government of India does not agree with the conclusions drawn by Reporters Without Borders about press freedom in India for various reasons
Albino Indian Flapshell turtle was recently spotted in Sirnapalli forest in Telangana
Chillai Kalan, harshest 40 days of winter begins in Kashmir
The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was recently passed in Union Legislature
India signs loan agreements with ADB for various projects
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued an order suspending futures trading in paddy (non-basmati), wheat, Bengal gram (chana dal), mustard seeds and its derivatives, soyabean and its derivatives, crude palm oil and green gram (moong dal) for a year, in a move believed to stem rising prices.
A committee examining the income criteria for determining EWS is likely to submit its report to the Centre soon.
Centre has decided to amend the Multi State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002 to plug the loopholes in the Act
The draft paper of the Delimitation Commission has proposed seven additional Assembly seats for Jammu and Kashmir — six in Jammu division and one in Kashmir valley. For the first time, the commission proposed reserving nine seats for Scheduled Tribes (STs) on the basis of population. Seven seats are proposed for the Scheduled Caste (SC) community.
Karnataka has begun issuing BH (‘Bharat’) series of registration numbers for a select group of vehicle owners, to enable smooth transfer of government employees from one state to another.
India’s K. Srikanth’s won Silver BWF World badminton championship
Delhi hosted the Grand Finale of All India Vande Bharatam, Nritya Utsav
60th anniversary of the liberation of Goa was celebrated
One-year celebrations of the Bodoland Territorial Region Council (BTR) was recently held.
DRDO successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni Prime missile from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
Nearly 2,000 pet and stray dogs in Amravati city were affected by canine parvovirus virus
An Indian desert cat has been spotted for the first time in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR)
Loss of Aravalli hills because of unchecked mining activities would result in the sandstorms travelling to NCR and Delhi according to new study
On the lines of Delhi, preparations are underway to implement the ‘happiness curriculum’ in primary schools of Uttar Pradesh under a pilot project
NEWS Bhutan confers its highest civilian award , Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo on PM of India INDO-BHUTAN BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP IN THE HISTORY Bhutan came under the British suzerainty in 1865. It signed the ‘Treaty of Punakha’ with the British in 1910, which set the stage for any future contact between the two countries after the […]
President of India inaugurated the reconstructed Ramna Kali temple in Ramna, a part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka
The Joint Committee of Parliament recommendations on the Personal Data Protection Bill are in some aspects very similar to global standards such as European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, but differs in aspects such as jail terms
The centre has given “in-principle’’ approval for setting up of six nuclear power reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra
IMD has predicted a cold wave in Northwest India
The Union Cabinet has cleared 21 years as the minimum marriage age for women, from 18 earlier .It is based on the recommendation of a panel led by Jaya Jaitly.
Durga Puja in Kolkata has been included by UNESCO in its representative list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.
The Cabinet has given its approval to extend Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for another five years till 2026
India votes against UN draft resolution on climate change
December 15 marks the death anniversary of the great “unifier of the nation”, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Supreme Court of India permitted the Central Government for double lane widening of the roads for the Char Dham Project
NEWS The Centre has approached the Supreme Court seeking modification of its order directing that all transmission cables in the habitat of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) be laid underground REASON CITED Area falling in Rajasthan and Gujarat contains a large proportion of the country’s total solar and wind energy potential and the process will […]
The Reserve Bank of India announced a Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs), to strengthen applicable supervisory tools.
Wholesale price inflation spikes in India to a record as food, fuel surge
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by Lok Sabha
President of India pays homage to Pranab Mukherjee on his Birth Anniversary
The 400-metre-long Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi connecting the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva to the banks of the Ganges was inaugurated by Prime Minister
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) tested several weapons over the last three days including the extended range Pinaka missile with the Army and a flight test of the indigenously designed and developed Stand-off Anti-Tank Missile (SANT)
NEWS Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) designed for Indian Naval warships was successfully flight tested ABOUT Designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation Has the capability of neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets Tactic of sea skimming is used by various anti-ship missiles and some fighter jets to avoid […]
Prime Minister paid deposit insurance to depositors who could not access their money as their banks faced financial crises
Kerala Governor has expressed desire to quit as chancellor of a state university
The UN General Assembly has conferred Observer Status on the International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Union Government is working on a plan to use stubble as a biofuel and manure as part of an effort to deal with stubble burning
NEDFI Announces Atmanirbhar Hastshilpkar Scheme for the Artisans under Ministry of Doner.
Union Law Minister told the Lok Sabha that the Ministry of Home Affairs had no proposal under consideration to scrap Section 124A of IPC that deals with sedition.
PM pays tributes to C. Rajagopalachari on his Jayanti
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) virtually launched “Certification Course on Home Energy Audit (HEA)”
H5N1 influenza outbreak reported in Kerala
India’s retail inflation accelerated in Nov. to 5.1%
More than One Lakh pensioners are currently being serviced by Principal Controller of Communication Accounts/ Controller of Communication Accounts offices all over India via SAMPANN
The performance of Centre’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme in the states has not been up to the mark, the Committee on Empowerment of Women has said in its latest report
Sunil Arora, former Chief Election Commissioner of India has been invited to join the Board of Advisers for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA).
Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr has won the 56th Jnanpith Award, and Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo has won the 57th Jnanpith Award.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat have been confirmed to be among the 13 people who died in the IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu
The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji on his martyrdom day.
The Union Cabinet approved the funding and implementation of the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project
Two species of plants first collected by botanists more than 125 years ago from Meghalaya and the Andaman Islands are now extinct in the wild
NEWS The Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bengaluru, (IIPMB), celebrated its 29th foundation day ABOUT HQ – Bengaluru Autonomous institution under Ministry of Commerce, Government of India Set up in 1993 to provide professional management education in the field of plantations and associated agribusiness sector Jointly promoted by Coffee Board, Tea Board, Tobacco Board, Rubber […]
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India kept key policy rates unchanged
Cabinet extends PMAY-Rural plan till March 2024
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issues advisory for the General Public on PM Kusum Scheme
India and Russia have signed a number of agreements, contracts and protocols covering small arms and military cooperation
President of India visits Raigad fort and paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Nagaland CM calls for scrapping of AFSPA
Afforestation funds released to States by CAMPA
A tiny snail with a golden-yellow shell found in the Edappally canal in Kochi has been flagged as an invasive species
Kazhuveli notified as 16th bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu
India finalises cooperation plan to revive Covid-hit Sri Lanka economy
December 6 is observed every year all over India as Mahaparinirvan Din, the death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
President of India pays floral tributes to R. Venkataraman, former President of India, on his birth anniversary
A copy of the Bhagavad Gita, a Parker pen, a Gandhi topi (cap) and a tulsi mala are some of the personal effects of former Prime Minister Morarji Desai that will make their way to the Museum of Prime Ministers, New Delhi
Buoyed by the success of its innovative Project RE-HAB (Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees) in Karnataka, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has now replicated the project in Assam.
Event to commemorate 100 years of Public accounts committee celebrated
Chief Justice of Supreme court of India suggested one central agency- National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation, with a degree of autonomy, for overseeing infrastructure development of subordinate courts in India
Prime Minister has greeted the people of Goa on the day of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier.
Centre has refused to accept Odisha state demand of declaring Paika revolution as first war of independence
Opening Ceremony of Gateway of India is being celebrated. The gateway was opened on 4th December 1924, by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading
Longest migration route of lesser florican from Rajasthan tracked. The latest instance of migration detection is that of a male lesser florican covering a distance of 1,000 km from its breeding ground was recorded.
NEWS An increase in discharge of sewage from cities and towns has resulted in the deterioration of water quality in the Periyar, according to the Kerala State Pollution Control Board. DETAILS Worsening water quality has been detected along the three river stretches Results are showing that the worsening of water quality is due to sewage […]
PM inaugurated INFINITY FORUM , a fintech initiative of International Financial Services Centres Authority
President of India Pays Homage to Dr Rajendra Prasad on His Birth Anniversary
Victory of India in 1971 war is being commemorated
The Centre has extended the timeline for the implementation of the Smart Cities Mission to June 2023. Reason cited being Pandemic. It was launched by MOHUA in 2015 for Developing citizen-friendly and self-sustainable urban settlements
Chief Minister has sought the NITI Aayog’s assistance in getting special status for Andhra Pradesh. Special Status is guaranteed by the Constitution through an Act that has to be passed by 2/3rds majority in both the houses of Parliament that empowers legislative and political rights
On 1 December 1965, India’s first line of defense, the Border Security Force (BSF) was formed.
The average contribution of stubble burning to Delhi’s PM2.5 level in November was 14.6%, according to data from the government-run monitoring agency SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research).
The Uttarakhand Government recently withdrew the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act.
More than six lakh Indians renounced citizenship in the past five years, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Lok Sabha. It is done in accordance of Citizenship Act, 1955
NammaKPSC Current Affairs - November 2021
Death Anniversary of Jyotiba Phule celebrated.
Recently, Habibganj railway station of Bhopal has been renamed as ‘Rani Kamalapati’ station.
73 annual rising day of National Cadet Corps celebrated
BASIC DEFENITIONS OF DIGITAL CURRENCY
Parliament Winter session Begins
In order to increase the share of manufacturing in the overall GDP of the country and for ensuring systematic and planned urbanization, Government of India (GoI) has adopted the strategy of developing integrated Industrial Corridors on the backbone of transport connectivity infrastructure in partnership with State Governments.
The PLI Scheme for Pharmaceuticals is based on the strategy of “Atmanirbhar Bharat- Strategies for enhancing India’s manufacturing capabilities and enhancing exports in ten sectors”, which had been approved by the Union Cabinet
Government begins finalizing proposals on PM’s action plan for Smart Cities initiative
The first multi-dimensional poverty index (MPI) was released by NITI Aayog
Birth centenary of Dr. Varghese Kurien (Milk Man of India) is celebrated as National Milk Day
India to release 5 million barrels oil from strategic reserves in coordination with other buyers
5th Foundation Day function of the Indian Institute of Insolvency Professionals of ICAI (IIIPI) was recently celebrated
The results from the second phase of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) was recently released
• Ruling party issued a whip for its members in Rajya Sabha. Whip is appointed by the political party to serve as an assistant floor leader and is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the attendance of his party members in large numbers and securing their support in favour of or against a particular issue.
Constitution Day also known as ‘Samvidhan Divas’ is celebrated in our country on 26th November every year, to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India.
Light-touch regulation of PM-WANI framework will encourage entrepreneurs to set up public wifi hotspots and generate additional revenue
Shortage of drug, Desferal 500 mg hits thalassaemia patients in Karnataka
To promote and attract tourism business, the Indian Railways launched Bharat Gaurav trains that will be operated by private players and run on theme-based circuits.
• Acknowledging that poor families still need food security support in the middle of a recovering economy, the Centre has decided to extend its free ration scheme, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), for another four months, until March 2022. Eligible beneficiaries will receive 5kg of foodgrains and 1 kg Gram per month.
The National Green Tribunal, Chennai, has directed a joint committee to ascertain if any construction has been made on Karwar Beach and in Kali riverbank areas in violation of CRZ rules and identify the same.
India, U.S. commit to linking economies across sectors at recently held Trade Policy Forum meet
Union Home Minister laid the foundation stone for the ‘Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum’ in Manipur’s Tamenglong district. The museum project was sanctioned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved deal for the manufacture of 6.71 lakh AK-203 assault rifles in India in cooperation of Russia
Andhra Assembly withdraws resolution to abolish Legislative Council. Government had passed the statutory resolution in January 2020 under Article 169(1) of the Constitution
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a scheme of the then ruling AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu granting a waiver of outstanding crop loans, medium-term (agriculture) loans, and long-term (farm sector) loans issued to small and marginal farmers.
The Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission (KAPC) has recommended to the State Government to seek permission from the Centre for increasing the procurement of quantity of foodgrains under the MSP for distribution at subsidised prices under the public distribution system (PDS).
Assam’s forest department is planning to collar at least five elephants in high-conflict habitats in the coming months.
The Chhattisgarh government has formulated draft rules under PESA Act, 1996, terming it the Chhattisgarh Panchayat Provisions (Extension of the Scheduled) Rules, 2021.
World Fisheries Day is observed on the 21st November every year.
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The President of India conferred awards to 342 cleanest cities of India at the ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ as part of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban 2.0 by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
The concept of social audit is being extended to more departments and the Government schemes in Rajasthan
The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Rani Lakshmibai on her Jayanti
Birth Anniversary of Indira Gandhi celebrated
By Competition Commission of India
PM participated in the event, at Lakshmi bai fort,Jhansi
PM announced that the three contentious farm laws passed last year would be repealed
Allahabad High Court has called upon the Central Government to forthwith initiate the process for implementation of Uniform Civil Code
Defence Minister to dedicate revamped Rezang La War Memorial.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti/ Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak.
Delhi CM pledges to clean Yamuna by 2025, announces six-point action plan
Odisha Chief Minister is expected to soon lay the foundation stone of the Puri heritage corridor
Conservation Of Delhi’s Sabz Burj Complete
Pochampally village in Telangana is set to be named as one of the best Tourism Villages by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
Visakhapatnam, a P15B stealth guided missile destroyer named after the port city of Andhra Pradesh on the East coast, is to be commissioned into the Indian Navy
The Vice President,addressing scientists and staff of the U R Rao Satellite Centre suggested to ISRO to give a thrust to the indigenously-developed regional navigation satellite system, NaVIC for global use.
380 endangered Indian star tortoises seized in Karnataka
National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), a public enterprise under Ministry of Steel celebrated its 64th Formation Day
The 16th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021 (Rural) was released by Pratham foundation
The government is considering reopening the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara corridor to Pakistan this week to allow Sikh pilgrims to cross over, more than 20 months after it was shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Prime minister discussed important schemes that inspired children to dream of future with S&T at an event
India has successfully launched the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica
Stem cells from late kannada actor Puneeth’s eyes to help many regain vision. corneal epithelial stem cells are being cultured to treat people who may lose vision due to eye injuries such as cracker burns, chemical and acid injuries.
First Audit Diwas is being celebrated on 16 November 2021
Birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru is celebrated every year as Children’s day
The Centre has decided to observe November 15 as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas,’ every year in honour of tribal people’s contribution to the freedom movement and nation-building. It is Birthday of Birsa Munda
Moscow has started deliveries of the S-400 air defence systems to India
29th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council was recently held
President of India promulgated two ordinances that would allow the Union Government to extend the tenures of the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) from two years to up to five years.
Prime Minister launched two customer-centric initiatives of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) — the RBI Retail Direct Scheme and the Integrated Ombudsman Scheme.
Birth anniversary of Acharya Kripalani was recently celebrated
32nd edition of “Hunar Haat” was inaugurated in Lucknow
Privilege motion will be passed against a Rajya Sabha member
National Education Day of India is celebrated every year on 11 November to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
The annual Leonids Meteor Shower has begun
Conservation biologists of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, will collaring 10 fishing cats in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) in Andhra Pradesh
Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) that was suspended due to COVID has been resumed where MPs to get ₹2 cr. each instead of previously approved ₹5 cr.
Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has provided an opportunity to open Vana Dhana Vikas Kendra to provide a market to the minor forest products collected by tribals in Madikeri district
The fourth submarine of the Project – 75, VELA was delivered to the Indian Navy today recently
A layer of froth was seen floating over parts of the Yamuna river near Kalindi Kunj on the eve of Chhath pooja
National legal services day is celebrated every year on November 9
SC collegium recommends transfer of Madras HC Chief Justice to Meghalaya HC
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has picked Srinagar among 49 cities as part of the creative city network under the Crafts and Folk Arts category.
CBI filed two chargesheets against serving and retired naval officers, and some others, for allegedly sharing details of the ongoing modernisation project of India’s Kilo Class submarines
UK drug regulator announced that it has approved the first oral antiviral for treatment of Covid-19. The drug, molnupiravir, has been developed by Merck and Ridgeback
The Election Commission has noted that the 22 Biju Janata Dal MLAs who were appointed as chairpersons of various district planning committees and special development councils do not attract disqualification for holding an office of profit.
Three Bengaluru scientists have been awarded Swarnajayanti fellowships for their innovative research ideas and their potential to create an impact on research and development in different disciplines.
President of India presented the prestigious Padma Awards of the year 2020 to achievers of various fields at a colourful ceremony held at Rashtrapathi Bhavan
The overnight rain in chennai that lasted recently was reportedly the heaviest since 2015
Bathukamma festival was screened on Burj Khalifa
Politicization of Ban on Chhath Pooja is being witnessed
Recently, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2021.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 12-foot statue of Adi Shankaracharya at Kedarnath, where the acharya is believed to have attained samadhi
Ashoka University hosted a virtual conference titled ‘The Dyslexic Mind: Thinking Differently about Higher Education’
The Prime Minister enhanced India’s existing climate targets and announced a new one during his speech in Glasgow COP 26
Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a revised Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework.
National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur celebrates National Ayurveda Day 2021
Initiative called IRIS or Infrastructure for Resilient Island States, was formally launched by Prime Minister recently
The leopard (Panthera pardus) faces an 83% increased risk of extinction in North India due to roadkill, according to a new international study that quantifies the threat posed by roads to the survival of animal populations around the world.
India did not sign the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use
Flipkart, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Rural Development of the Government of India (MoRD), for their ambitious Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM) program, to help empower local businesses and self-help groups (SHGs) – especially those that are led by women – by bringing them into the e-commerce fold.
The central government is preparing to give a fresh push to the establishment of an All India Judicial Service (AIJS) on the lines of the central civil services.
A district autonomous council in Meghalaya, which If implemented, the proposed Bill would modify an age-old customary practice of inheritance of the matrilineal Khasi tribe.
Chess, Costumes and a Crown from Satyajit Ray’s ‘Shatranj Ke Khilari’ is on display at the India International Centre, New Delhi
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day is celebrated on October 31, every year.
Punjab Police has submitted a proposal to Declare Guru Nanak Jayanti as WORLD PEDESTRIAN DAY
The first ship of the four Project-15B state-of-the-art stealth guided missile destroyers, Visakhapatnam, being built at the Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL), was delivered to the Navy
Punjab is all set to conduct Indus Dolphin census along with WWF
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Recently heads of India and Italy issues Joint Statement on Italy-India Strategic Partnership in Energy Transition
Public Affairs Centre has released Public Affairs Index 2021
The Prime Minister has recalled the rich contributions of the illustrious Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on Thevar Jayanthi.
The government-backed Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) Fund has announced complete exit from its investment made in CCI Rivali Park Wintergreen project in Mumbai.
Justice Ashok Bhushan is appointed as the full-time chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued the notification for draft amendments to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules, 2016, and invited feedback.
Tourism Minister of Karnataka urges centre to develop Hampi under iconic tourist destination scheme
World Occupational Therapy Day is annually observed across the globe on October 27th
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to Shri K.R. Narayanan, former President of India
India successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5
SC sets up committee to examine Pegasus allegations
Telangana government has red-flagged encroachment of forests by non-tribals, who are indulging in the practice of shifting agriculture which is called PODU.
The report ‘Mapping India’s Climate Vulnerability – A District-level Assessment’, which has been supported by the India Climate Collaborative and Edelgive Foundation was released by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
Raksha Mantri chairs Ambassadors’ Round Table for DefExpo 2022
Union Health Ministry has rushed a high level multi-disciplinary team to Uttar Pradesh where a case of Zika Virus Disease case has been reported.
The technology Cashew Multiple Rooting for Senile plantation was developed by local farmer of Kerala is gaining popularity
The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry reviewed the progress on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) initiative of DPIIT.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has urged the central and state governments to increase the minimum legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21
IIT-Delhi announced the launch of M.Tech in Machine Intelligence & Data Science (MINDS) to be offered by the School of Artificial Intelligence (ScAI)
Prem Bhatia awards for journalism was recently presented
On the banks of the Sarayu in Ayodhya, acres of green space, mostly known as Ram Katha Park, have been through a major beautification exercise. Once inaugurated on November 4, the spruced-up space will be known as Queen Heo Hwang-ok Memorial Park, after a Korean queen believed to have had Indian roots
The Supreme Court directed the Supervisory Committee to take an immediate and firm decision on the maximum water level that can be maintained at Mullaperiyar dam
Drug price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said it has fixed the ceiling prices for 12 anti-diabetic generic medicines, including glimepiride tablets, glucose injection and intermediate acting insulin solution.
With an aim to “speed-up” the process of clearing the Ghazipur landfill site, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation on Monday passed a proposal to implement the bio-mining of “50 lakh tonnes” of legacy waste.
Prime Minister is set to inaugurate Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission , what is being touted as “India’s largest scheme to scale-up health infrastructure”.
Govt panel chaired by Union Education Minister is all set to oversee NIPUN Bharat progress
The Prime Minister has paid tributes to cartoonist RK Laxman on his 100th birth anniversary
The Prime Ministers’ Museum on the Teen Murti Bhavan premises is likely to miss yet another deadline, this time the “October, 2021” tentative date, for completion
The Gujarat High Court has reprimanded the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) for the pollution on the Sabarmati riverfront
Kerala wins award for city with most sustainable transport system
An acute shortage of di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) in Haryana has seen desperate farmers pelting stones at the police, blocking roads in protest, and even resorting to “loot” the fertilizer from a private dealer’s outlet in Mahendragarh district of south Haryana.
As the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, returns in a hybrid format on November 20, it tries to generates interest with some international personalities and talked-about titles of the year. It is 52 edition of film festival
The Union Minister for Culture, Tourism unveiled the UNESCO World Heritage Listing plaque at Ramappa – KakatiyaRudreshwara Temple in Palampet.
ITBP is awarding Best Dog & Best Horse awards . These awards are being presented since 2016
An analysis has found that e-cigarette use — even on a daily basis — did not help smokers successfully stay off cigarettes.
The Central Government has notified the Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021 on 21st October 2021 to incorporate the provisions related to nominal one-time compensation and uniform procedure for establishment of Overground Telegraph Line in the Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, 2016.
Election commission issues a statement for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during bye-elections being conducted
NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) has launched – “Innovations for You” an attempt to showcase the success stories of Atal Innovation Mission’s Startups in different domains. These startups have worked to create new, disruptive and innovative products, services, and solutions that can pave a path for a sustainable future.
Government of India celebrated UDAN day on October 21
The excessive rain and the landslides in Uttarakhand, as well as other states such as Kerala, is linked to the changing patterns of monsoon
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has achieved success in improving the numbers of Pygmy hogs. This breakthrough is done through captive genetic inbreeding of endangered species
Punjab farmers are creating bio-enzymes from kinnow fruit wastes
The IMD has also withdrawn the orange alert it issued for nine districts
The Centre has rechristened Mount Harriet, a historical tourist spot in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, as ‘Mount Manipur’
The 17th Lok Sabha which, more than two years after it was constituted in 2019, remains without a Deputy Speaker.
Report by London-based Economist Impact and is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.
IMF unveiled its 2nd World Economic Outlook (WEO)
Valmiki Jayanti celebrated
Bhaskarabda to be added to official calendar of Assam
Election Commission of India halts the Dalit Bandhu scheme in Huzurabad Assembly constituency citing the October 30 byelection.
Opposition is mounting against the proposed amendments to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, with environmentalists and activists arguing that it will lead to further degradation of forests, especially in ecologically sensitive areas such as the Western Ghats.
New Delhi suggested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) consider ‘escape clause’ for countries, relying on flexibilities in trade agreements, to avoid disputes while tackling the current pandemic and any other in future under TRIPS
Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh to be declared as an international airport .
A plant discovered in Uttarakhand in 2019 has been newly confirmed as a new species of Allium — the genus that includes many staple foods such as onion and garlic, among 1,100 species worldwide.
Rashtriya Gokul Mission and National Livestock Missions were revamped recently
Heavy rain and landslides are occurring all over southern Kerala
Birth Anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan celebrated recently
Vidyut Mohan led Takachar’s innovation of India was recognised for its affordable technology to convert crop residues into sellable bio-products was awarded with Prince William’s inaugural Earthshot Prize
India crowned SAFF champions for 8th time as Sunil Chhetri leads Blue Tigers to 3-0 win over Nepal
Every year, the World Food Day is celebrated on October 16.
Chennai Super kings clinch fourth IPL title
By : Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe
Dr R R Gangakhedkar, former head of epidemiology and communicable diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has been selected for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) expert group that will examine the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential, including SARS-CoV-2.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) up to 50 km inside the international borders in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam.
The government has notified new rules under which the gestational limit for termination of a pregnancy has been increased from 20 to 24 weeks for certain categories of women under newly amended Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021
Union Ministry of Power has asked Kerala to provide support by increasing generation at storage-based hydroelectric stations, such as the 780 MW Idukki
There is a 70% reduction in instances of stubble burning in Punjab and 18% in Haryana from last year, according to a report on Friday by the Commission for Air Quality Management
World Standards Day is observed on 14 October annually
Birth Anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam celebrated
In order to extend the facility for booking community halls of Cantonment Boards online without any physical application, a ‘Community Hall Booking module’ has now been made live on the eChhawani portal for greater ease of living for Cantonment residents.
• Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launched MyParkings app for region of Delhi. It is created by Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) with South Delhi Municipal Corporation with the purpose to digitize all authorized parking under SDMC municipal limits.
Prime Minister Gati Shakti National Master Plan has been launched recently
Govt. of India accorded ‘Maharatna’ status to the state-owned Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), thus giving PFC greater operational and financial autonomy.
Retail inflation falls to 4.35% in September
28th anniversary of NHRC recently celebrated
Aviation venture SNV Aviation, which is planning an airline under the Akasa brand, has received a no-objection certificate from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Rajasthan’s marriage registration Bill passed last month by the Rajasthan Assembly, which amended a 2009 law on mandatory registration of marriages, including child marriages, has been embroiled in controversy. It has been criticized for registration of child marriage
Report by World Bank
Based on research over KATOL meteorite researchers have unravelled the composition expected to be present in the Earth’s lower mantle which is at about 660 km deep.
The Delhi government, in a move to provide an alternative to stubble burning and combat air pollution, will start its campaign to use bio-decomposer – PUSA solution on farmlands under its winter action plan.
The Labor Bureau released the results of the All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (QES) for the first quarter (FQ) of 2021 (April to June).
In a interview the representative and country director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Bishow Parajuli, said Eliminating social taboos with regard to food diversification is crucial for improving nourishment levels among the Indian population
Jim Corbett National Park, a world-renowned tiger reserve in Uttarakhand, may be renamed as Ramganga National Park in the future.
Death anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan recently celebrated.
Celebrated on OTOBER 8
India joins HAC
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said it was halting its bond buying under the G-Sec Acquisition Programme (GSAP) for now, stressing that the measure had succeeded in ensuring adequate liquidity and stabilising financial markets.
The spices growers of Kanniyakumari have obtained the Geographical Indication Tag for the clove being grown in the hilly regions of the district as it is known for its rich aromatic oil content.
Ministry of culture to provide financial push to Buddhist circuit
Researchers at the Central University of Kerala (CUK) have found that domestication of sheep had taken place in the Indian subcontinent, especially in Indus Valley civilisation regions in the 6th or 7th millennium BC.
The heaviest semi-cryogenic propellant tank (SC120-LOX) ever fabricated by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been delivered to the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro).
Union Cabinet has given its approval, to set up seven PM MITRA parks, accomplishing the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to establish Atmanirbhar Bharat.
Germany’s Benjamin List and U.S.-based David MacMillan on Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for developing a tool to build molecules which has helped make chemistry more environmentally friendly.
World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday endorsed the first anti-malarial vaccine use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission.
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) approved the Chhattisgarh government’s proposal to declare the combined areas of the Guru Ghasidas National Park and Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary as a Tiger Reserve.
Uttar Pradesh is the largest emitter of PM2.5, the class of particulate matter considered most harmful to health, according to an analysis by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) has completed the target of opening of 8,300 Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) for the FY 2021-22 before end of September, 2021.
Ministry of road, transport & highways launched a scheme for “Good Samaritans”
The 2nd edition of the Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS) Report was launched by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Report By IHS Markit’s survey
The Centre has proposed an amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, to liberalise forest laws.
Prime Minister interacted with the beneficiaries of SVAMITVA scheme in Madhya Pradesh
The National Health Authority (NHA), the apex body for implementing Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), has revised the Health Benefit Package (HBP) Master under the scheme.
Union Law Ministry on Tuesday notified the transfers of 15 judges across 11 High Courts as per recommendations of Supreme Court Collegium
The CAG report titled ‘Performance Audit of Management of StormWater in Bengaluru Urban Area’ showed that the shrinking of water bodies and drains has led to a loss of connectivity between the water bodies and the drains.
The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his Jayanti.
Defence Minister felicitated the winners of ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ Contest organised by Defence Research & Development Organisation
Two new smog towers have been recently inaugurated in Delhi. Bengaluru and Chandigarh also installed smog towers this year.
The first consignment of Kashmiri walnuts was recently flagged off from Budgam.
40th India International Trade Fair 2021 to be held from November 14-27 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
ECI allots election symbols to parties for By poll elections in Bihar
A British-era bungalow on a hillock that used to be the 17th century military office of the Ahom rulers has been converted into a heritage centre depicting life along the Brahmaputra. It has been named Mahabahu Brahmaputra River Heritage Centre
First ever retreat ceremony to be held at Suchetgarh
The Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research -National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI) has launched an ‘Environmental Seismology’ group to develop a ‘Landslide and Flood Early Warning System’ for the Himalayan region based on real-time monitoring with dense seismological networks, coupled with satellite data, numerical modelling and geomorphic analysis.
Birth Anniversary of Lal Bahaddur Shastri celebrated
In a move to curb and abate the air pollution levels arising from the Construction and Demolition (C&D) activities in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Commission for Air Quality and Management (CAQM) will periodically review compliance of dust mitigation measures at Construction & Demolition sites in the National Capital Region.
The centre will use Chacha Chaudhary, the popular comic book character, for sensitising children and youths about the cleaning of Ganga and other rivers under National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) celebrated its Fifth Annual Day
Panchayati Raj Ministry launched People’s Plan Campaign 2021- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas along with the Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard.
Prime Minister launched the second phases of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has simplified the process for Indians who want to renounce their citizenship.
Google Doodle celebrates SIVAJI GANESAN
India has extended support for protecting the Antarctic environment and for co-sponsoring the proposal of the European Union for designating East Antarctica and the Weddell Sea as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) at a high-level ministerial meeting
The monsoon is likely to begin withdrawing from the mainland from October 6, said the India Meteorological Department as the country recorded an average of nearly 87 cm of rainfall across subdivisions, just short of the nearly 88 cm it normally receives during the monsoon.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the deadline till December 31 for NGOs to apply for renewal of their Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration certificates.
Ministry of Social Justice launched Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal
Ministry of Labour and Employment launched DigiSaksham – a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills that are required in an increasingly technology driven era.
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Defence Ministry has issued an order to dissolve the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)
Instances of drug resistant malaria are increasing in India
Prime Minister chaired the 38th PRAGATI meeting
The mid-day meal scheme will now be known as PM POSHAN
PM pays tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his Jayanti
The 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA), the PSU under Ministry of New & Renewable Energy was held recently
17th Foundation Day celebrations of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was recently celebrated
India’s foreign trade policy (FTP) will be extended for six months, till March 31, 2022
Aim is to Identify 75 innovations in Telemedicine, AI, Digital Health & BIG Data by Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the seventh consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan.
The Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, popularly known as the anti-defection law, specifies the circumstances under which changing of political parties by legislators invites action under the law.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested a new version of the Akash surface-to-air missile Akash Prime from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha.
With advanced technologies and newer experiments, and researchers of XENON1T have made the first putative direct detection of dark energy.
The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has developed the country’s first-ever non-GM (genetically modified) herbicide-tolerant rice varieties
Prime Minister launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission
The Union Minister of Power, New and Renewable Energy recently reviewed the progress of the PM-KUSUM scheme and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to accelerating solar pump adoption
The right of an institution, whether run by a majority or minority community, to get government aid is not a fundamental right. Both have to equally follow the rules and conditions of the aid, the Supreme Court held in a judgment.
The show saw a display by the IAF’s Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team, Paramotor and powered hang-glider display, flypast by MiG-21 Bison and aerobatics by Su-30 aircraft. It also included the Akashganga skydiving display, IAF symphony orchestra display and a photo exhibition depicting the history of IAF.
Ministry of Civil Aviation released an “interactive digital airspace map” for flying drones, that demarcates areas into different zones for flying drones across India.
Italy has recognised Covishield vaccine against the Coronavirus
Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has set up Odisha’s first ever tussar silk yarn production centre at Choudwar in Cuttack district
According to competition commission of India ” “Cartel includes an association of producers, sellers, distributors, traders or service providers who, by agreement amongst themselves, limit, control or attempt to control the production, distribution, sale or price of, or, trade in goods or provision of services”
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) Thursday said it has placed an order worth over Rs 7,500 crore to Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Chennai for supply of 118 units of Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun’s Mark-1A variant for the Indian Army.
Delhi records an unprecedented rainfall this season and an increase in incidents of road cave-ins across the city.
SAUBHAGYA completes FOUR years of successful implementation.
The President of India presented the National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2019-20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar on his birth anniversary.
As per Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) study, India is all set and is on the right track to become industrial trans fat-free by 2022
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will be observing 1st October 2021 as the National Pension System Diwas (NPS Diwas) to promote pension and retirement planning for a carefree ‘azad’ retirement.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bengaluru, and six Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are among 12 Indian institutions that have figured in the top 500 universities in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022
Kovalam beach in Tamil Nadu and Eden beach in Puducherry recieve ‘Blue Flag’ certification for 2021
The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its first-ever update since 2005, has tightened global air pollution standards
In order to harness the vast export potential of Karnataka, and as a part of the series of programmes being organized by APEDA under the “Aazadi Ka Amrith Mahotsav” celebrations, APEDA Bangalore Regional Office organized an “Exporters Conclave” cum Exhibition in Bangalore
Assam will mark World Rhino Day — September 22 — with a special ceremony by burning a stockpile of nearly 2,500 horns of the one-horned rhinoceros.
Recently, the Trifed (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) inked an agreement with the Jharkhand-based Purty Agrotech for the promotion of pearl farming in tribal areas.
Recently, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to implement the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, which will elevate the socio-economic status of a sizable section of the 14-lakh-strong population of tribals and nomadic communities
Kerala has bagged the Vayoshreshta Samman instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for geriatric care. It is a award to eminent senior citizens and institutions in recognition of their services towards the cause of elderly persons, especially indigent senior citizens by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
India scores 46th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2021.
It aims at creating awareness among people to keep beaches clean
Nothern Coalfields Ltd (NCL),a Singrauli based Coal India arm under the Ministry of Coal is all set to start 75 “FulwariCenters” in the Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh.
Two Indians (Vinisha and Vidyut) among 15 finalists were selected for the first ever Earthshot Prize 2021
The helicopter-launched Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Helina, being developed indigenously, has completed all trials and the process for issuing of acceptance of necessity (AoN) by the Army. It is 3rd generation lock on Before Launch (LOBL) fire and forget class missile.
Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo announced the addition of two new Humboldt penguin chicks this year.
Recently, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized two tonnes of sea cucumber, a banned marine species, in the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay areas in Tamil Nadu.
Union Transport minister concluded review on Mumbai-Delhi expressway.
Recently, the Ministry of Power has issued an order for the setting up of District Level Committees to improve the quality of electricity supply in the country.
Khadi and Village Industries Commission launched SPIN scheme to Facilitate potters to get easy loans. Bank loans will be provided under Pradhan Mantri Shishu Mudra Yojana.
It is a report by UNCTAD
QCI launched the Prof. S.K. Joshi Laboratory Excellence Award.This is country’s first-of-its- kind Laboratory Excellence Award. This Award has been instituted to promote Laboratory Quality and performance improvement in the country.
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) discovered remains of an ancient temple dating back to the Gupta period (5th century) in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district recently
The General Sherman trees are now being threatened by Wildfires of California
Every year, 16th September is observed as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer (World Ozone Day).
GST council which met recently has come up with effected several long-pending tweaks in tax rates including an increase in the GST levied on footwear costing less than ₹1,000 as well as readymade garments and fabrics to 12% from 5%. Petroleum products has not been included under GST
Paving the way for a major clean-up of bad loans in the banking system, the Union Cabinet has cleared a ₹30,600-crore guarantee programme for securities to be issued by the newly incorporated ‘bad bank’ for taking over and resolving non-performing assets (NPAs) amounting to ₹2 lakh crore.
Indian Railways took a leap in advancement of Skill India Mission by launching the “Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana (RKVY)” under the aegis of “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)”.
NITI Aayog, with RMI and RMI India’s support, launched Shoonya—an initiative to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and industry.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has removed over 20,000 kg of TARBALLS from Juhu and Versova beaches in Mumbai recently
Recently, the Union Home Minister addressed the ‘Connect Karo 2021’ – Towards Equitable, Sustainable Indian Cities’ Event.
Engineers Day 2021 was observed on September 15, to mark the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
Data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2020 shows that among the 19 metro cities in the country, Bengaluru has the ignominy of recording the maximum number of cybercrimes against children.
The quadrilateral security dialogue includes Japan, India, United States and Australia.
PM Modi lays foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University in UP’s Aligarh
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India have announced their intent to link Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) real-time payment systems by July 2022.
Greater Noida Authority has planned to introduce innovative ways for door-to-door waste collection efficiently. Innovative methods comprise of high-tech features such as pasting QR codes outside houses, installation of GPC & CCTV on vehicles carrying garbage.
The wholesale price-based inflation (WPI) increased marginally to 11.39 per cent in August 2021 due to higher prices of manufactured goods, even though the prices of food articles softened.
Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana will be restarted in 36000 villages of India with focus on ST
On recommendation of the syllabus committee, the “applied philosophy of Shri Ramcharitmanas” has been introduced as an elective (optional) course under the philosophy subject for first-year students of graduation (BA) from the academic session of 2021-22 in Madhya Pradesh
NCBS study of ‘black tigers’ has shed light on genetic mystery
Accessibility of banking and availability of credit
BRICS Bank admits UAE, Bangladesh, Uruguay as new members
The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Acharya Vinoba Bhave on his Jayanti.
September 12 marks the 124th anniversary of the Battle of Saragarhi
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has handed over the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force (IAF)
KYC-VS is a new application programming interface (API) launched on the CoWIN platform. The new feature will enable entities to check an individual’s status of vaccination through CoWIN.
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and U.S. Secretary of Energy, co-chaired a virtual Ministerial meeting and launched the revamped U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP).
The Prime Minister has remembered freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai on his Jayanti.
The centre signed a tripartite agreement- “Karbi Anglong Agreement” with representatives of Karbi outfits
Kerala reports mortality due to Nipah.
Amazon India announced the launch of Kisan Store.
India has become the first Asian Country to launch a Plastics pact
Union Finance Minister laid the foundation stone for the office building of the Income Tax Department in Bengaluru.
Avani Lekhara has become the 1st Indian women to win two Paralympic medals at a single edition of the Paralympics
Government in Tamil Nadu has announced the construction of a memorial in Villupuram to people killed in police firing and clashes in 1987, during a movement demanding reservation for the Vanniyar community.
It is a report by Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor launched the Rural Enterprises Acceleration Programme called ‘Saath’ for Self Help Group (SHG) women
Chief Minister of Manipur virtually launched the e-ILP platform for effective regulation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the state.
Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has apologised for comparing Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu and his four advisers to the Panj Piare
Equitas Small Finance Bank (SFB) has launched a new initiative that enables Google Pay users to book fixed deposits (FDs) on Google Pay in just 2 minutes without opening a bank account.
Forty Central universities will kick off implementation of innovative measures such as the academic credit bank and the glue grant meant to encourage multidisciplinarity
NAGA Battalion group contingent of 200 Army personnel will participate in the multinational Exercise ZAPAD 2021 being held at Nizhniy, Russia from September 3 to 16
Amidst reports of rising numbers of “breakthrough infections”, India SARS-CoV-2 Genome Consortium (INSACOG) said these numbers are on expected lines but did not officially quantify the extent of such infections.
scientists of Indian Institutes of Technology, Ropar and Kanpur and Faculty of Management Studies of Delhi University have developed a living-plant based air purifier “Ubreathe Life” that amplifies the air purification process in the indoor spaces. These indoor spaces can either be hospitals, schools, offices and Homes.
According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe
Ladakh MP inaugurated the world’s highest motorable road at 18,600 ft connecting Leh to the Pangong Lake. The road stretches through the Kela Pass.
Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to celebrate the POSHAN MAAH throughout the month September
Lok Sabha speaker, inaugurated a parliamentary outreach programme to empower Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir
Ladakh adopted two endangered species, snow leopard and black-necked crane, as the State animal and the State bird
Indian Royal Jelly has been found to surpass top-quality sellers, including those produced in Thailand and Taiwan.
The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has launched a regular Jungle Tea Toy Train Safari on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Route.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to enable international settlement of transactions in government securities (G-secs) through International Central Securities Depositories (ICSDs), to help expand the investor base for the G-secs market
Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
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A new initiative to revive pashmina shawls has been revived
Web version of e-GOPALA application was launched recently
Union AYUSH Ministry launched a Y-Break App to boost its activities
Government of India has introduced a new registration mark under the Bharat Series (BH-Series) for new vehicles
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched the India’s first ‘Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) Toolkit’.
Hurricane Ida struck the coast of Louisiana, South USA as a powerful Category 4 storm
The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has announced the operationalization of the BRICS Agricultural Research Platform.
According to finance ministry, Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), number of bank accounts have increased to 43 crores with total deposits of Rs 1.46 lakh crore
NITI Aayog has recommended various measures to boost monetization
Prime Minister inaugurated the newly renovated Jallianwala Bagh complex and museum in Amritsar
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, took charge as the Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board
NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI) of India together launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the eco-sensitive zone of Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary
Fourth edition of Public Sector Bank (PSB) Reforms Agenda.
The NITI Aayog and US-based tech giant, Cisco launched the next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)
In the wake of present afghan crisis, the legendary HARI SINGH NALWA is being remembered. He was legendary Sikh commander of Ranjith Singh, tamed the turbulent forces at play in Afghanistan and earned the reputation of the most feared Sikh warrior
Union ministry of civil aviation released LIBERALIZED DRONE RULES 2021. It seeks to simplify present rules.
According to the Textiles Ministry, that more than 1,500 artisans have been benefitted by training in 63 Samarth Training Centres
Recently, FIR has been filed against a Rajya sabha member and union cabinet Minister
According to a new report titled “Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2021” released by Asian Development Bank (ADB), COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an estimated 75 million to 80 million people in developing Asia into extreme poverty as compared to what would have happened without COVID-19
The Ministry of Jal Shakti began ‘SUJALAM’, a ‘100 days campaign’ to create more and more ODF Plus villages by undertaking waste water management at village level particularly through creation of 1 million Soak-pits and also other Grey water management activities
The Union government has increased the minimum price that sugar mills must pay to sugar cane farmers by ₹5 a quintal, setting the fair and remunerative price (FRP) at ₹290 a quintal for the 2021-22 sugar season, which runs from October to September.
The labour ministry is set to launch a National Database for Unorganised Workers (NDUW) or e-Sharm portal
The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Sree Narayana Guru on his Jayanti.
India pitched its indigenously built fighter aircrafts at the International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2021’ in Moscow.
The S-400 air defence systems deal, for which deliveries are scheduled to begin in a few months, was on schedule said Russia
The government launched a new geospatial planning portal called ‘Yuktdhara’ under Bhuvan
Reserve Bank of India had appointed committee headed by N. S. Vishwanathan to make suggestions on structure for the urban cooperative banks (UCBs)
Finance Minister, unveiled a four-year National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) scheme
The first of two additional Krivak class stealth frigates being built by Russia is expected to be delivered to India in the middle of 2023
A cyclone is defined as a powerful storm containing strong winds and rains.
Chief Minister of Delhi, will inaugurate India’s first smog tower at Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place (CP), Delhi.
UN food agency has been able to negotiate with the Taliban in order distribute aid in one provincial capital in Afghanistan. However, it is unable to resume food deliveries to three other provincial capitals.
The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited on August 21, 2021, commissioned India’s largest floating solar PV project of 25MW on the reservoir of its Simhadri thermal station in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, tend to be of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behaviours factors.
India’s highest herbal park, at a height of 11,000 feet, was inaugurated near Indo-China border at Mana village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.
Sanskrit Week is being celebrated from August 19 to August 25, 2021
The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), a Union government initiative for skill development in rural areas, has brought high-speed internet to some of the remotest tribal hamlets deep inside the Nilambur jungle in Kerala.
August 20, marks the centenary of the Malabar rebellion, which is also known as the Moplah (Muslim) riots. Also year 2021 will mark the 100th year anniversary of the Malabar rebellion of 1921.
for the first time on record, the summit of Greenland received rain and not snow, just as temperatures at the spot went above freezing for the third time in less than ten years.
GSI launched upgraded GSI Mobile App (Beta Version)
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has identified certain geological sites across the Northeast for promotion of geo-tourism as some States in the region prepare to ‘unlock’ from September.
Recently Prime Minister has inaugurated various projects in Somnath, Gujarat under PRASHAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) scheme
New Study Suggests Indus Valley People Spoke Ancestral Dravidian Language.
Rice fortification is a process of adding micronutrients to regular rice.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced that an experiment carried out in its National Ignition Facility has made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion research
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer for phase down of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by India, adopted by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on October, 2016 at 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol held at Kigali, Rwanda.
Recently launched initiative which commemorated the completion of two crore treatment under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). It was organized to raise awareness about the program (AB-PMJAY) among poor households.
The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana, has recommended to the government nine names for appointment as judges in the court
VRIKSHAROPAN ABHIYAN has been launched by Union Ministry of Coal & Mines.In this year, coal PSUs of the Ministry of Coal have set an ambitious target to cover 2385 hectares of area under “Go Greening” drive. Areas will be covered under bio-reclamation or plantation.
The Odisha Forest and Environment Department is all set to begin ‘Island Odyssey’ and ‘Hirakud Cruise’ ecotourism packages for tourists to islands inside the reservoir when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. ‘Cattle island’, one of three islands in the Hirakud reservoir, has been selected as a sight-seeing destination.Hirakud Dam is built across the Mahanadi River, close to Sambalpur city in Odisha in India.
The Reserve Bank of India introduced the financial inclusion index.Financial Inclusion Index has been conceptualised as a comprehensive index comprising the details of banking, insurance, investments, postal and pension sector in consultation with government and sectoral regulators.
Centre has notified RoDTEP Scheme Guidelines and Rates (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products).The scheme was announced in 2020 as a replacement for the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS), which was not compliant with the rules of the World Trade Organisation.
Prime Minister during his address on 75th Independence Day celebration, announced that Sainik Schools across India will now be open for female students as well.
The Ministry of Power has circulated the “Draft Electricity (promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021”.
Odisha government announced that his government will provide smart health cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.
Assam Assembly passed the “Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021”
Google Honours India’s First Woman Satyagrahi, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, With A Doodle.
Recently, Bihar has decided to tag greater adjutant storks locally known as ‘Garuda’ with GPS trackers to monitor their movement as part of efforts to conserve them.
Environment Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021
Four more wetlands from India have been added to the Ramsar list and have been recognized as wetlands of global importance in accordance with the Ramsar Convention.
alternative metrics to complement GDP
Noted writer Babasaheb Purandare celebrates 100th birthday
INDIA’S MARITIME ROLE
Chandrayaan-2 orbiter of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has detected water molecules on Moon’s surface
IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FISHES
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, today launched ‘SonChiraiya’ – (A brand and logo)- for marketing of urban Self-Help Group (SHG) products.
Union Cabinet approved a proposal to amend the list of Scheduled Tribes in Arunachal Pradesh, Parliament last week passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill 2021
Prime minister formally launched the national vehicle scrapping policy.
The Skytrax World Airport Award ranking 2021 was recently published in which Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi has emerged among world’s top-50 best airports in the 2021.
Maharashtra government has announced for creation of a new award named “Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Information Technology (IT)”
The Government of India announced the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards (PMSA) for the year 2018.
Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can strike targets up to 290 kilometres
The Odisha government has directed engineers of its Water Resources Department to prepare an action plan for the coastal stretches of the State, which are highly vulnerable to storm surges, within a month along with a map.
From December, India will move to a system that will count tigers and elephants as part of a common survey.
The Delhi government is set to implement a world-class Health Information Management System (HIMS) soon in line with its bid to bring a transformation in the healthcare system of the Capital.
Report by coomonwealth secratariat
ISRO EOS 3 satellite that was launched failed in third stage.
Interventions that are expected to help revive manufacturing with lower production costs, induce investments and promote technology transfers.
Recently, the Prime Minister has announced a new national initiative on palm oil production to help increase farm incomes. The scheme, called National Edible Oil Mission-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP), for self-reliance in edible oil involves investment of over Rs. 11,000 crore (over a five year period).
India’s total foodgrain production has hit a record high of 308.65 million tonnes (MT) for 2020-21 as the rabi foodgrain output exceeded the target, according to the fourth advance estimate of production released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
The 5th edition of the National Public Procurement Conclave (NPPC) was recently organized
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has released a report — The “Impact of Exemption under Article 15 (5) with regards to Article 21A of the Constitution of India on Education of Children in Minority Communities”
Indore, India’s cleanest city, has now been declared as the country’s first ‘water plus’ city under the Swachh Survekshan 2021
Union Government has informed Parliament that it has approved Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) for 5 years during the period 2021-2026.
Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed breeding and seed production technology of Grey Mullet (Madavai) under controlled conditions.
Transportation of Milk through “Doodh Duronto” special trains from Renigunta of Andhra Pradesh to the National Capital has crossed ten crore litres mark.
Remembrance day of Quit India celebrated
AMOC is getting weaker due to increase in global temperature
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) issued an order to implement the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to effectively manage the COVID-19 in Delhi.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts extreme weather events in Indian ocean due to global warming
Prime Minister is set to launch the second edition of the government’s free LPG connection scheme called Ujjwala.
SEEKHO AUR KAMAO aims at providing employment and employment opportunities, improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc.
Recently, the Union Minister of State for Rural Development has informed in Rajya Sabha about the various steps taken by the government for implementation of the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
The final resting place of Mughal prince Dara Shikoh remains a mystery, with the Archaeological Survey of India saying it has not located the grave within the Humayun’s Tomb complex
National handloom day is celebrated every year on August 7 to pay tribute to handloom weavers and artisan communities across India
Government announced that approximately five crore beneficiaries have been enrolled and four crores have been trained under Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan Scheme till date.
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App recently.
Ladakh Administration has removed the need of an Inner Line Permit (ILP) for all Indian nationals who seeks to visit protected areas of union territory.
What is in news : The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna stands renamed as the “Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna”. About Khel Ratna awards : Highest sporting award By – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports For – Spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four […]
Year-long celebrations marking 150 years of Abanindranath Tagore was started recently
Principal Scientific Adviser, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, virtually inaugurated a decentralized biomedical waste incinerator at Buxar in Bihar.
A comprehensive initiative called PM Evidya has been initiatedas part of AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan on 17th May, 2020, which unifies all efforts related to digital/online/on-air education to enable multi-mode access to education.
Sea trials of the country’s maiden indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1), built by the public sector Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL).
Kerala seeks consent of Tamilnadu to construct new dam at Mullaperiyar
Government has informed Parliament that 13 plants under SATAT have initiated supply of Compressed Bio Gas
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has given its approval for continuation of the revised Samagra Shiksha Scheme for a period of five years till 2026
Half of funds allotted for MPLADS in 2020-21 lapsed due to incomplete works
The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Bill to formalise the Commission for Air Quality Management For National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas.
Birth Anniversary of Pingali Venkaiah celebrated
Power Grid Corporation of India has commissioned a 40-kilometre transmission line successfully in Aryan Valley (Kargil district) of Ladakh
Central government has set loans disbursement target under PM Mudra Yojana (PMMY) at Rs 3 trillion for financial year 2021-2022.
The success of Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas scheme was recently discussed in Parliament.
New Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) is likely to be conducted in 2021-22
The Supreme Court recently held that the Governor of a State can pardon prisoners, including those on death row, even before they have served a minimum 14 years of prison sentence
To solve the Assam- Mizoram border dispute and to arrive at a permanent solution, the Centre has asked the North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) to map and demarcate the State boundaries using satellite imaging.
According to Titagarh Wagons Ltd, its plant in Italy has rolled out first train for Pune Metro coach, which will be Lightest train in India
112th Annual Day celebrations of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was recently celebrated
100th year of the Madras Legislative Council in Chennai was recently celebrated
Telangana High Court passed a judgement citing “To invoke a public detention law against someone, it is not enough that his/her actions pose a threat to law and order but must affect the public order”
The Ministry of Ayush has collaborated with the U.K.’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to conduct a study on ‘Ashwagandha’ for promoting recovery from COVID-19.
A call for Restructuring National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) as Autonomous Body has been done
Inflation is the decline of purchasing power of a given currency over time.
Electronic voucher based digital payment system called “E-RUPI” which is developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) was launched by PM recently.It is a Cashless and contactless digital payments medium that connects the sponsors of the services with the beneficiaries and service providers in a digital manner without any physical interface
Government of India has accorded sanction to Team CLAW to lead a team of people with disabilities to scale Siachen Glacier and create a new world record for the largest team of people with disabilities.This is the land world record expedition part of ‘Operation Blue Freedom Triple World Records’ being undertaken.
What is in news : This Union cabinet has recently approved a Reforms-based and Results-linked, Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme. Details : Subsumes – Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) 2015 for the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and […]
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has promised in its manifesto that maternity as well as paternity leave in Tamil Nadu would be extended to 12 months.
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Was passed by Legislative assembly of Goa
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Punjab and Rajasthan governments to submit quarterly compliance reports to Jal Shakti ministry about remedial action being taken to curb the inflow of effluent discharge into the Satluj and Beas.
Recently, the Prime Minister launched multiple initiatives in the education sector at a conference, to mark the completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy 2020 which aims at making India a global knowledge superpower.
Nine tourists were killed after heavy boulders fell on their van following a landslip near Basteri in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh
What is in news : The session of Lok Sabha discussed on revising creamy layer criterion for OBC
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme, namely Information-Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Audit (I-MESA)
14 Tiger reserves of India received the accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS)
G20 environment and energy ministers meet recently concluded. India recently upheld its priority for climate protection at the meet.
India participated in the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) meeting, jointly organised by Iceland and Japan and virtually hosted by Japan, for discussing research and cooperation in the Arctic
Country’s first cost effective indigenously made wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for the patients who are suffering from COVID-19
At least seven people were killed, 17 injured and over 35 missing after a cloudburst hit a remote village of Jammu and Kashmir.
Scientists of Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar for the first time have decoded the reference-grade whole genome sequence of a highly salt-tolerant and salt-secreting mangrove species, Avicennia marina.
IOC, India’s largest oil firm will build the country’s first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at its refinery in Mathura. This decision has been undertaken with the view of preparing for a future to cater to the growing demands cleaner forms of energy.
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has recently released a report citing the relations between extreme weather events and climate change
Government informed Parliament Space Activities Bill is under active consideration of the Government which will include aspects pertaining to regulation and promotion of private players in space sector.
Central government informed the Rajya Sabha that there were no Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Kutch Bustard Sanctuary (KBS)
Nepal has inked a USD 1.3 billion deal with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) of India to develop a 679-megawatt hydropower project in eastern Nepal.
World’s first affordable as well as effective new drug for hepatitis C has been registered by Malaysia.
Government is implementing Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2020-21 for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices.
According to a study by the Azim Premji Foundation, in January 2021, covering more than 16,000 children in the age group six to 11 years, and across five States, 92% of children on average have lost at least one specific language ability from the previous year across all classes; the figure is 82% when it comes to mathematical ability
Odisha’s forest officials have announced measures to preserve the newly discovered tiny gecko species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus.
At least 30 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours.
The ‘monk fruit’ from China, which is known for its properties as non-caloric natural sweetener, was Monday introduced for field trials in Himachal Pradesh by the Palampur-based Council of Scientific Research and Industrial Technology-Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (CSIR-IHBT) in Kullu.
Assam is facing a border dispute with Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, while Tripura and Mizoram too are facing similar issue for long.
Fake news is disinformation that has no basis in reality, but is presented as fact.
Union government directs States to expeditiously implement Forest Rights Act.
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) under Section 38(O) of The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 specifies 3 ways about this
Act provides for declaring an association or a body of individuals “unlawful” if they indulged in any activity that envisages secession or questions or disclaims the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, teaming up with IIT Kharagpur, have developed piezoelectric molecular crystals that repair themselves from mechanical damages without need for any external intervention.
Nauka meaning “science” in Russian is biggest space lab launched by Russia
NITI AAYOG -TRIFED join hands for successful implementation of Van Dhan Yojana in Tribal Clusters of Aspirational Districts of India
An ALL-INDIA JUDICIAL SERVICE, if created , is a cadre of judges who can be appointed at the districts courts level across the country.
It is a forum consisting of the CJI and the four senior-most judges of the SC.
Google honours ‘founder of the paralympic movement’ Ludwig Guttmann with a doodle
Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways undertook third party evaluation of the schemes / funded projects which included the pillar of Coastal Community Development projects under Saagarmala scheme.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the continuation of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme from 01-04-2021 to 31-03-2026
The Reserve Bank of India is likely to soon kick off pilot projects to assess the viability of using digital currency to make wholesale and retail payments to help calibrate its strategy for introducing a full-scale central bank digital currency (CBDC).
Voluntary organizations controlled by their farmer-members who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions.
By Government of Telangana. Envisioned as a welfare scheme for empowering Dalit families.
“AMLEX” an oxygen rationing device, the first of its kind in India, have been developed by researchers from Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. This device can reduce oxygen wastage by regulating the oxygen flow from the cylinder by a patient.
The Union Cabinet on approved raising the foreign investment limit in privatisation-bound PSU refiners.
The government has launched the Secured Logistics Document Exchange. A Calculator for Green House Gas Emissions has also been launched.
In the state of Madhya Pradesh, the cities of Orchha and Gwalior have been selected by UNESCO under its ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project.’
The Rajasthan government will develop a tiger corridor connecting the newly proposed ‘Ramgarh Tiger Reserve’, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve.
India’s first cryptogamic garden was inaugurated in the Chakrata town of Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Government of India’s Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), under its Investment Facilitation Cell, has setup Dairy Investment Accelerator.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed by Lok Sabha has proposed ‘pre-packs’ as an insolvency resolution mechanism for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
The latest serological survey conducted nationwide by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that up to two-thirds of the country’s population who are above the age of six have already been infected with the Coronavirus.
Manjhi river in dharmasala, Himachal has created damage to the city due to overflow caused by a flashflood
Chhattisgarh government has proposed to reduce the area of Lemru Elephant Reserve from 1,995 sq km to 450 sq km.
KASEZ is the First Green SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities.
Finance Minister in Parliament said the RBI has announced Special three-year Long-Term Repo Operations (SLTRO) of Rs 10,000 crore at repo rate for the Small Finance Banks (SFBs), to be deployed for fresh lending of up to Rs 10 lakh per borrower to provide further support to small business units, micro and small industries, and other unorganised sector entities adversely affected during the current wave of the pandemic.
A global collaborative investigative project has discovered Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to target thousands of people across the world.
Promote the active participation of Indian citizens in their country’s governance and development. Aimed at creating a common platform for Indian citizens to “crowdsource governance ideas from citizens”
According to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) Annual Report on Implementing the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, the plastic waste generated in 2018-19 was 3.3 million tonnes per year
The Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill, 2019 i.e. Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2019 provides for death sentence for offences of rape and gangrape.
The Delhi High Court has said that the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) cannot insist on the physical or virtual presence of both the spouses for processing Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card applications for one of them.
Recently, the government introduced the Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha.
The cabinet of the state of Meghalaya has approved the Meghalaya Youth Policy 2021.
Prime Minister inaugurated various development projects in Varanasi which includes Tourist Facilitation Centre and operation of Cruise Boat from Assi Ghat to RajGhat under the Project “Development of River Cruise in Varanasi under PRASHAD Scheme”.
After a long-standing request of Georgia, External Affairs Minister handed over the holy relics of 17th century Georgian Queen St. Ketevan nearly 16 years after they were found in Goa.
Supreme court has asked UP government about allowing Kanwar yatra despite COVID
Kerala is on alert of the Zika virus.
161 Income tax day was recently celebrated
As of 25th June, 2021, India has surpassed Japan, China, Russia and Switzerland to become the world’s fifth-largest foreign exchange reserve holder.
The Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has provided tap water supply to more than 97 lakh households in five JE-AES (Japanese Encephalitis-Acute Encephalitis Syndrome) affected states.
Many aquaculture farmers in Andhra Pradesh are planning to update the details of their produce online and market their stocks through e-Santa, an electronic marketplace to export marine products
ATIONAL DOCTORS DAY is observed on July 1 every year. The date marks the birth and death anniversary of a renowned physician and former Chief Minister of West Bengal Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.
Bollywood Legend Dillip Kumar passed away recently
The National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) at Dirang in West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh, has tied up with the National Insurance Company Ltd. for insuring High-altitude Yak.
Government of India has brought to the notice of Parliament a bad bank has been set up with regulations
Recently, a celebrity from Bombay has approached the Delhi High Court with a plea saying that his videos, photographs and articles etc. be removed from the internet citing his “Right to be Forgotten”
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has rolled out the process of issuing domicile certificates to the spouses of the erstwhile State subjects who have a domicile certificate.
Uttar Pradesh launched the State’s population policy for 2021-2030. Decreasing the total fertility rate of UP from 2.7 to 2.1 by 2026 and 1.7 by 2030
Online course app that aims to disseminate the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies to the aqua farmers of the country.
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for sale of fly ash, in its endeavour to achieve 100% utilization of fly ash, from the designated plants of the Middle East and other regions.
Inflation has remained above 6%. RBI estimate of inflation for 2021-22 was 5.1%
Global and regional estimates of Covid-19’s impact on routine childhood immunisation indicates unparalleled disruptions in delivery of vaccines against measles (MCV1) and diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) (DTP3) — with 2020’s coverage likely falling in some regions to levels not seen in over a decade
The government on 19th July, 2021 had introduced a Bill in the Rajya Sabha that seeks to repeal the decades old Lighthouse Act of 1927 to make way for shifting to modern aids from lighthouses for marine navigation.
The Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence has approved a central sector scheme viz. Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX)
A part of the Arctic’s ice called “Last Ice Area”, located north of Greenland, has melted before expected. Scientists had believed this area was strong enough to withstand global warming.
To make the post-pandemic recovery more inclusive and sustainable, financial inclusion would continue to be a policy priority , RBI Governor said at The Economic Times Financial Inclusion Summit.
Guarantees freedom to form association or unions or cooperative societies subject to certain restrictions
The Union Health Ministry has announced 27% reservation for the OBCs (Other Backward Classes) and 10% quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the all-India quota (AIQ) scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses from 2021-22.
Central Government has directed all states and Union Territories to ask police stations under their jurisdiction to withdraw FIRs registered under Section 66 of Information Technology Act, 2000.
Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways inaugurated the loading operation for the maiden voyage of coastal shipping service Green Freight Corridor-2 from Kochi to Beypore and Azhikkal ports
The resolution named “Vision for Everyone” has been sponsored by Antigua, Bangladesh and Ireland, and co-sponsored by more than 100 countries.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued an advisory to banks and other financial institutions to be prepared for year-end transition from London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).
Recently, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) Renewable Energy Ltd (REL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Territory of Ladakh to set up the country’s first Green Hydrogen Mobility project.
What is in news : Recently, central legislature meet for the monsoon session MAHITI FOR PRELIMS Sessions of Parliament Who summons the meet – President ( On advice of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs) Which article gives President the power to summon – Article 85 Time gap between sessions- not more than 6 months Sessions […]
Supreme Court is expected to begin hearing a fresh challenge to the provision allowing restitution of conjugal rights under Hindu personal laws.
The Union Cabinet approved a viability gap funding support for the implementation of the BharatNet project through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in 16 States.
Recently, the government has decided not to impose Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) on imports of certain copper products, from China, Thailand, Korea and three other countries.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the third long-duration hot test of the liquid propellant Vikas engine for the Gaganyaan programme.
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has enabled map services in UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) App.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has decided to move an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha against the government on the three controversial farm laws.
The Union Cabinet has given its approval for extending the terminal date for registration of beneficiaries for availing the benefit under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) for another nine months
After cabinet expansion, prime minister has brought changes in cabinet committees
The English city of Liverpool has been removed from UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites.
Election for Appointment of Speaker in Maharashtra legislature is stalled due to Covid reasons.
The Supreme Court said that it is for the legislature to frame law for timely disposal of disqualification petitions by the Speaker or Chairman of the House under the tenth schedule of the Constitution.
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has inaugurated the online filing of Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) applications.
Centre has extended usage of Agri-Infra funds to APMC developments
SC directs NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) to issue norms for financial help to kin of Covid victims
India Industrial Land Bank is gaining popularity.
Kesaria Buddha stupa has been waterlogged
Haryana State is making significant contribution towards the success of Jal Jeevan Mission, a path breaking scheme of the Central Government which aims to provide potable drinking water to every rural household of the country by 2024.
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister has launched the Crop Insurance Awareness Campaign for Fasal Bima Yojana.
6 years of Digital India campaign was celebrated recently. Digital India was an initiative taken by the Government of India for providing high-speed internet networks to rural areas.
Recently the Ministry of Women and Child Development released Draft anti-trafficking Bill, the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021.
Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways inaugurated the loading operation for the maiden voyage of coastal shipping service Green Freight Corridor-2 from Kochi to Beypore and Azhikkal ports.
Russia started construction of fifth nuclear power unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
Filmmaker Karan Johar recently announced his decision to produce the biopic of Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair, an acclaimed lawyer and judge in the Madras High Court and one of the early builders of the Indian National Congress.
New members of Parliament were inducted to Union council of ministers
PEC+ has decided to increase overall production by 4,00,000 barrels per day every month till the remaining portion of the group’s 10 million barrel per day production cut, announced in April 2020, is completely phased out.
India and majority members of OECD and G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion & Profit Shifting adopted a high-level statement that outlines a consensus solution in a bid to address tax challenges that are arising from digitalisation of economy.
Kickstarting the formal process for building six conventional submarines indigenously under the Project 75 India or P-75I, the government issued a Request for Proposal (RPF) to the two selected Indian Strategic Partners (SP)
Government announced the formation of a separate Union Ministry of Cooperation, a subject that till date was looked after by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The progress of the monsoon has stalled since June 19, leaving many parts of the country experiencing deficient rainfall. This monsoon “break” is likely to continue till the second week of July, as is the heatwave currently affecting parts of north western and central India, according to IMD
As per the officials of FATF, the review of India’s anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing regime has been postponed for the second time on account of the pandemic and is expected to take place by next year.
NASA, has received its first sample of asteroid Ryugu that returned to Earth in December 2020 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.
Petroleum ministry pushed for more steps to provide more fillip to Satat scheme.
AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) extended in Nagaland for another six months by Home ministry
Supreme court has enquired about details of vacancies in CIC.
LEAF (Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance) Coalition was announced at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, 2021.
Radio Vishwas, a Community Radio Station (CRS) in Nashik, Maharashtra has bagged two awards at the 8th edition of the National Community Radio Awards instituted by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
NPA is advances which do not earn interest for 90 days and more. Banks make provision for standard, sub-standard, doubtful and loss assets based on age of advance and mortgage value available at different rates. If provision amount is deducted we get Net NPA.
A nano biomaterial with a stable link between two molecules or a hormone nanoconjugate called hydroxyapatite-Parathyroid synthesized by Inspire Faculty fellow Dr. Geetanjali Tomar from Savitribai Phule Pune University may soon help tissue regeneration.
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The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme, namely Information-Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Audit (I-MESA)
The central government has extended the term of K.K. Venugopal as Attorney General (AG) for one more year.
The Supreme Court directed all states and Union Territories to implement the One Nation, One Ration Card (ONORC) system, which allows for inter- and intra-state portability, by July 31.
The Centre has extended the tenure of NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant by one year till June 2022.
Odisha government and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered to improve household food and nutritional security.
In all party meet on Jammu Kashmir, the topic on DELIMITATION was discussed.
For the purposes of preventing unfair trade practices in e-commerce, the Central Government had notified the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 with effect from 23 July 2020.
I&B ministry seeks public comments on proposed amendments to Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 by 2 July
The Lakshadweep administration, which has been facing widespread protests over its policies, has mooted a proposal to shift its legal jurisdiction from the Kerala High Court to the Karnataka High Court.
The India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) is organized under the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
The Atmanirbhar Krishi app was created to equip farmers with actionable agricultural insights and early weather alerts. Data related to soil type, soil health, moisture, weather, and water table were aggregated and analysed to generate personalized insights related to crop selection, fertilizers requirements, and water needs for each farmer at the farm-holding level.
Election Commission of India released ‘General Elections 2019 – An Atlas’, Atlas on General Elections 2019.
Cochin International Airport (CIAL) won Airport Council International (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour in Airport Service Quality.
Seeking to enhance transparency in the insolvency process, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has amended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations.
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has launched a centralized web-based workflow-based IT platform called “e-PGS”.
A new-generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Agni-P (Prime) was successfully test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently.
Prime Minister launched ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ recently. The programme aims to skill and upskill over one lakh Covid warriors across the country.
Quantitative easing (QE) is a massive expansion of the open market operations of a central bank. It is a form of unconventional monetary policy in which a central bank purchases longer-term securities (as well as other types of assets, such as mortgage-backed securities – MBS) from the open market.
Central government issued a notification amending the Cable Television Network Rules, 1994 thereby providing a statutory mechanism for redressal of grievances/complaints of citizens.
Goa has become the first Rabies-free state of India. According to Chief Minister , state has not reported a single rabies case in last three years.
Twitter Inc announced that it is going to shut down its Fleets feature.
The Union Cabinet approved the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021, which will replace the Inland Vessels Act, 1917 after passing in Parliament
Kerala cabinet gave the green light to begin acquiring land for SilverLine, its flagship semi high-speed railway project aimed at reducing travel time between the state’s northern and southern ends
Quacquarelli Symonds popularly called as QS World Rank of universities was recently released for the year 2022. Jawaharlal Nehru University has entered the top 1 ,000, as its new undergraduate engineering programme now makes it eligible for the rating
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to prescribe guidelines on distribution of dividend by NBFCs in order to induce a greater transparency and uniformity in practice.
Recently, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that it will install seven new doppler radars in Maharashtra, including Mumbai in 2021.
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology had summoned representatives of the micro-blogging site to appear before it and also called officials from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to present their version on the ongoing controversies.
An experimental monoclonal antibody cocktail, REGEN-COV2, has been found to be a life-saving treatment for some of the most severely affected Covid-19 patients, results of a clinical trial in the UK have shown.
Narippaiyur, a village in Ramanathapuram District, a drought prone area situated in the South-East corner of Tamil Nadu will benefit from 20,000 litres per day of fresh water produced from sea water – thanks to the solar thermal Forward Osmosis (FO) sea water desalination system installed in the place.
Indian Certification of Medical Devices Plus (ICMED) Scheme.
It speaks about Appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes
Ministry of tourism has released three draft strategies in order to boost tourism sector in aftermath of covid-19 pandemic. Draft strategies were put forward with roadmaps to promote India as a rural and medical tourism destination.
Union government has appointed Anup Chandra Pandey, as Election Commissioner.
The involvement of women as science leaders seem to be increasing as the percentage of them leading research projects has increased, said a report released by the Department of Science and Technology.
Retail inflation hit a six-month high of 6.3% in May, owing to a persistent rise in fuel and edible oil prices
THE BLUE-FINNED Mahseer, which was on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list of endangered species, has now moved to the ‘least concern’ status
Gold hallmarking is a purity certification for precious metal. Presently, gold hallmarking is voluntary. Currently, 40 % of the gold jewellery is being hallmarked.
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has launched a project on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).
The Education Ministry has laid down new guidelines for producing digital education resources for children with disabilities, after a year in which the COVID-driven shift to online education has spotlighted the lacunae in such resources.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister launched Senior care Ageing Growth Engine or SAGE project. Launched to select, support and create “one-stop access” of elderly care products and services provided by credible start-ups.
Gujarat state authorities have started the process of clearing residential properties within the Sabarmati Ashram premises to develop a world class memorial as part of a project planned under Project Gandhi Ashram Memorial and Precinct Development.
The Union government extended the subsidy benefits under the amended New Investment Policy 2012 to Ramagundam Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd (RFCL), located in Telangana.
Dr. K.P. Krishnan committee on “Variable Capital Company” has submitted its report to International Financial Services centres Authority (IFSCA) regarding feasibility of Variable Capital Companies in International Financial Services Centres in India.
The e-Committee, Supreme Court of India has released the Draft Model Rules for Live-Streaming and Recording of Court Proceedings and has invited inputs, feedback and suggestions on it from all the stakeholders.
Cryogenic electron microscopy is an electron microscopy technique applied on samples cooled to cryogenic temperatures and embedded in an environment of vitreous water. An aqueous sample solution is applied to a grid-mesh and plunge-frozen in liquid ethane or a mixture of liquid ethane and propane.
The Andhra State Act (1953) formed the first linguistic state of India, known as the state of Andhra, by taking out the Telugu speaking areas from the State of Madras (now Tamil Nadu) on protest of POTTI SRIRAMULU
With a notification dated May 31, the Centre has amended its CCS Pension Rules-1972 putting new restrictions of officials of intelligence and security organisations after retirement
The 67the death anniversary of Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee was observed as ‘Balidan Diwas’
The problems that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and registered organisations are facing due to the strict regulations of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, are magnified when individuals attempt to channel international funds into the country.
Recently, a three-member task force has been formed to help the government in bringing major bureaucratic reforms through its ambitious “Mission Karmayogi”.
The Union Cabinet has approved the long-pending deep ocean mission, which among other things involves developing a submersible vehicle that will allow a crew to plunge 6,000 metres into the ocean and hunt the floor for precious metals.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed three types of cost-effective ventilators and an oxygen concentrator.
The pension coverage under the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) scheme has been extended to all registered dependents of those who died due to Covid-19.
The Ministry of Culture (MoC) and Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ‘Cooperation in Development of National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) at Lothal, Gujarat
World bank recently conducted a research on impact of Black Carbon on Glaciers of Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush (HKHK) mountain ranges.
ECLGS was launched under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package in May 2020. It was launched to overcome the distress caused on economy due to lockdown. It helped different sectors by providing credit to them. Credit is provided to them for four years besides one year moratorium period on principled repayment.
A 41-year-old man in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu has been confirmed as the first human case of infection with a rare strain of bird flu known as H10N3
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The portal will be used to track children who have lost both their parents during COVID-19.
Pakistan government, citing the second wave of Covid-19, has denied permission to a group of Sikh pilgrims from India who wanted to visit the historic Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore to mark the martyrdom day Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru.
The Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) is an ISO 9001 research and development organisation under the Ministry of Railways of government of India, which functions as a technical adviser and consultant to the Railway Board, the Zonal Railways, the Railway Production Units, RITES, RailTel and Ircon International in respect of design and standardization of railway equipment and problems related to railway construction, operations and maintenance. It is headquartered in Lucknow
Justice Arun Mishra took charge as chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
An advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device by The Institute of Plasma Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) in Hefei, China.
Recently, all member meeting of Shanghai cooperation organisation concluded
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Create and spread awareness about the dangers faced by the tiger population of the world
An order from the Administration seeks to ban the slaughter of cow, calf, bull and buffalo without a certificate from a competent authority. It prohibits the sale, transport and storage of beef and beef products. Penalties include a jail term up to one year and a fine of Rs 10,000. The Administration has not provided an explanation on why the rule was brought in.
Subodh Kumar Jaiswal appointed as new CBI Director. The Director of CBI as Inspector General of Police, Delhi Special Police Establishment, is responsible for the administration of the organisation.
West Bengal assembly approved the setting up of a Legislative Council in the state. West Bengal’s Legislative Council was abolished 50 years ago by a coalition government of Left parties.
Punjab Chief Minister declared Malerkotla as the 23rd district of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, appointed “Guardian Ministers” in state.
Sikkim was a country with a king known as a Chogyal or dharma king, who ruled till 16 May 1975 was an independent country ruled by the monarchs. The Treaty of Tumlong in 1861 made Sikkim a protectorate of the British.
Leader of opposition, Lok sabha has asked permission of Lok sabha speaker for a PAC meeting to review vaccination policy.
Oxygen-related items and medicines coming from the U.S. will be distributed by the Indian Red Cross Society
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant recently provided insights about medical supplies being received from abroad to battle the pandemic, and allocations being made to the states.