NammaKPSC Current Affairs - December 2022

  • National Crisis Management Committee

    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.

  • Digital payment transactions

    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.

  • Kanger Valley National Park

    Chhattisgarh’ s first ever interstate bird survey was conducted in the Kanger Valley national park

  • J. C Bose

    Ministry of Culture organizes International conference on the contributions of “J C Bose: A Satyagrahi Scientist” as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.

  • Sherpa

    The 1st Sherpa Meeting of India’s G20 Presidency begins in the historic city of Udaipur, Rajasthan

  • Rajendra Prasad

    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.

  • Energy-efficient computing platform

    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.

  • Sangai festival

    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.

  • Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana (PMAY-G)

    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

  • Hornbill Festival

    The Hornbill Festival is an annual festival celebrated from 1 to 10 of December in the Northeastern Indian state of Nagaland.

  • Personality rights

    The Delhi High Court recently passed an interim order to prevent the unlawful use of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan’s name, image and voice.

  • Digi Yatra

    The Digi Yatra paperless airport entry facility is functional at three airports in the country, at Delhi, Varanasi and Bengaluru .

  • Heat wave

    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

  • Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

    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.

  • Ransomware attacks

    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.

  • ‘Monument health card’

    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

  • Agnikul

     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.

  • Gambling dens

    Ukhrul town in Manipur have been scanning “gambling dens” after  reports of wild animals  dead or alive being offered as prizes for raffle draws

  • Carbon capture utilisation and storage policy framework

    NITI Aayog releases study report on ‘Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) Policy Framework and its Deployment Mechanism in India’

  • International Jaguar Day

    International Jaguar day observed annually on November 29, it  celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation

  • iNCOVAC

    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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  • Central Depository Services (India) Limited(CDSL)

    Certain services at CDSL were disrupted due to a suspected cyber-attack over the weekend

  • Khalanga Mela

    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

  • Himalayan Yak

    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.

  • Sacred groves

     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.

  • Constitution Day

    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

     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 award

    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.

  • Surcharges and cess

    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

  • Leith’s Soft-shelled Turtle

    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

  • National Gopal Ratna Award

    Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying announces National Gopal Ratna Awards 2022 in three categories conferred on National Milk Day

  • National Suicide Prevention Strategy

     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.

  • AGNI -3

    India carried out a successful launch of Agni-3 Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile from A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.

  • Measles

    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.

  • Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards

    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.

  • The Nyingma sect

    Buddhist sect finds ‘reincarnation’ of famous Taklung Setrung Rinpoche, a scholar known for his knowledge of Tibetan Tantric school from spiti valley

  • Batagur Kachuga

    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.

  • Independence of Election Commissioner

     The Supreme Court of India batted for the need to have a neutral mechanism for appointment of Election Commissioners.

  • Unnati project

     Lukewarm response to project Unnati, which aims to reduce dependence on the MGNREGS by imparting skill training to its beneficiaries

  • Biodiversity Hertiage Site

    Tamil Nadu gets  Arittapatti as  its first biodiversity heritage site

  • Lachit Borphukan

     The Assam government to celebrate the 400th of Birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan at New Delhi

  • Standard for e-commerce reviews

    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.

  • Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture

    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.

  • Target Olympic Podium Scheme

      The Mission Olympic Cell in its 86th meeting approved Olympic gold medallist NeerajChopra’s proposal to train at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.

  • Kameng Hydro Electric Project

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the 600 MW Kameng hydropower project in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district to the nation

  • Kashi- Tamil Sangamam

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the month-long Kashi-Tamil Sangamam in Varanasi

  • Subramania Bharathi

      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.

  • Bamboo fruits

    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

  • Vikram-S (rocket)

    India’s first private rocket- Vikram-S lifts of from ISRO spaceport

  • National Judicial Appointments Commission

    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.

  • National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

    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

  • Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas Act (PESA )

    Madhya Pradesh notifies PESA Rules on the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Divas.

  • Digital Life Certificates

     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.

  • Kali Tiger Reserve

    Mysuru zoo’s surplus deer to enrich prey base at Kali tiger reserve

  • Pangong Tso Lake

    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 

  • Carbon border tax’

    At COP-27, India and three other nations oppose ‘carbon border tax’

  • Infosys Science awards

    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

  • Inflation

     India’s retail inflation eased sharply to 6.77 per cent on an annual basis in the month of October 2022.

  • Okhla Bird Sanctuary

    Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for birdwatcher which host the rare and endangered birds

  • ‘No Money For Terror’ forum

    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). […]

  • Golden Chariot

    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

  • Sea Vigil-22

    The third edition of the ‘pan-India’ coastal defence Exercise ‘Sea Vigil-22’ is being conducted

  • The International Film Festival of India (IFFI)

    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.

  • National Sports Awards 2022

     Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry has announced the National Sports Awards 2022.

  • Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

    The birth anniversary of the iconic tribal leader Birsa Munda is observed as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas by government

  • Grid Controller of India Limited

    India’s National Grid Operator “Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO)” has changed its name to “Grid Controller of India Limited”.

  • Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology

    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.

  • Extra-regional fishing fleets

    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).

  • Eklavya Model Residential School

    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

     Marwari horses exported for first time; to serve in Bangladesh President entourage

  • Vande Bharat Express train

    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

  • Himalayan Gray Langur

    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

    Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) participates in COP 27, Egypt

  • PM Gati Shakti Multimodal Waterways Summit

     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.

  • National Financial Reporting Authority

    The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) has introduced its audit quality inspection guidelines  as a step towards  further  improving the quality of audit profession.

  • Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani

    PM Modi paid the tribute to Acharya Kripalani on his Jayanti

  • Lumpy skin disease

    (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

    National Education Day is celebrated annually on November 11 to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.  

  • “India Agribusiness Awards 2022”

    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.

  • Bhakta Salabeg

    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 

  • Mangrove Alliance

     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

  • Regional Rural Bank

    Several of RRB  are now facing an existential crisis due to dwindling business and soaring bad assets.

  • Garuda-VII

    The chiefs of Indian an French Air Forces joined the Air Exercise Garuda-VII in Jodhpur

  • Ranthambore fest

     Judgment pronounced by NGT said Ranthambore fest to be held after considering impact on wildlife

  • Nicobar forest diversion

    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

  • Provident Fund(PF) pensions

    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.

  • Raman Research Institute

    The Raman Research Institute (RRI) will be celebrating its Platinum Jubilee Year

  • Electoral bonds

    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 Dev

    Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab was celebrated on November 8, 2022. It will be observed as the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

  • EWS Quota

    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.

  • Tribal hut replicas

    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.

  • NADA

    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

    Central Consumer Protection Authority passes Order against Cloudtail for selling domestic pressure cookers in violation of mandatory BIS standards

  • Snow leopard

    Camera traps renew hope for snow leopard in Kashmir valley

  • Honeybee is a Western Ghats

    A new species of endemic honeybee has been discovered in the Western Ghats

  • Ram Mohan Roy

    Dance drama based on the life of Raja Ram Mohan Roy to be organized under the theme ‘Nari Samman’ on Central Vista

  • Polavaram Project

     A.P. and Telangana to survey Polavaram backwater effect

  • Carbon neutral pilgrimage centres

    Mathura-Vrindavan, one of India’s largest pilgrimage centres, aims to become a “net zero carbon emission” tourist destination by 2041

  • Renewable Energy Sector

    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.

  • Gold-mushroom

    Assam’s Bodoland University is part of collaborative research on a fungus-powered biosynthesised nanogold particles that has received an international patent from Germany

  • Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

    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.

  • Child Welfare Police Officers

    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.

  • Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI )

    October services signals uptick on improved demand in Purchasing Managers’ Index(PMI)

  • First avian documentation exercise

    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 (ED)

    Enforcement Directorate Summons To Jharkhand Chief Minister In Mining Case

  • Elaben Bhatt

    Gandhian, SEWA founder, and women’s empowerment activist Elaben Bhatt passed away

  • Rhino horns

    The horns of rhinoceroses may have become smaller over time due to the impact of hunting, according to a recent study

  • Panamaram Heronry

    Panamaram heronry in Kerala is set to get a new lease of life.

  • Web 3.0 and Web 5.0

    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.

  • Invasive tree

    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.

  • Eravikulam National Park

    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

  • 53rd Tiger Reserve

    Ranipur Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh has become the 53rd tiger reserve in India.

  • Machchhu River

    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 Services in India

    5G telephony services were launched in select cities by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

  • The News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA)

     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 amendments to the IT Rules, 2021

    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).

  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 2022

    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.

  • C-295 aircraft facility

    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

     Dolphins have started coming back to the Ganga with improvement in the quality of the river water made possible by the Namami Gange programme.

  • Kalanamak rice

    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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  • Swachhata Special Campaign 2.0

    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.

  • Ashoka Chakra using paddy art

    Wayanad farmer creates Ashoka Chakra using paddy art. Farmer hopes his experiment will attract people to paddy cultivation

  • Tulu, Kodava languages in Kannada Bill

    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.

  • ‘Blue Flag’ tag

    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”

  • Tombs of devotees of Krishna

    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

  • Mangarh Dham

     The Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has sought the declaration of Mangarh Dham as the memorial for tribals as a monument of national importance.

  • ISRO to boost NavIC

    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

  • Genetically modified (GM) Mustard Seeds.

    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.

  • Electronic gold receipts launched

    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.

  • Antitrust penalty

    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

  • Cleanest air in Delhi

    The national capital breathed the cleanest post-Deepavali air in eight years, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

  • Rozgar Mela – recruitment drive

     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

  • Telecom Technology Development Fund scheme

    Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF), a body under the Department of Telecommunications, officially launched Telecom Technology Development Fund (TTDF).  

  • InvITs

    The recent bond offer from the National Highway Infrastructure Trust (NHIT) has led to a lot of curiosity about Infrastructure Investment Trusts or InvIT

  • ISRO’s heaviest rocket

    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

  • India’s Basmati platter

    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.

  • ‘Invisible’ disease

    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.

  • New Chairman of Quality Council of India

    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

  • Tejas to be integrated with BrahMos-NG missile

    In the next few years, the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas, will be able to carry and launch the BrahMosNG  supersonic cruise missile

  • ‘Illegal’ axing of trees

    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.

  • Great Indian Bustards

    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)

  • ISRO conference on ‘ancient science’

    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

  • Kashi-T.N. bond

    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

    Pokkali paddy saw a good harvest this year

  • MSMEs can claim benefits post re-classification

    Micro, small and medium enterprises will continue to receive non-tax benefits for three years despite moving above the investment and turnover threshold.

  • Mission to save critically endangered vultures

    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.

  • Swadesh Darshan 2

     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

  • Pleasure doctrine

    Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s indirect threat that he can independently dismiss Ministers with constitutional provision.

  • High infant, maternal mortality rates

    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

  • Merger of State four RTCs

    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”

  • ‘One Nation, One Fertilizer’

    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

  • Digital banks

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated 75 digital banking units (DBU) across 75 districts to the nation via video conferencing.

  • Kalingattuparani

    The renewed interest in knowing more about one of the oldest and longest-ruling dynasties in the history of Southern India

  • m-rna vaccines

    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.

  • MBBS course in Hindi

    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

  • Tana Movement

    The Ministry of Culture released the third Comic book on stories of 20 Tribal Freedom Fighters at Tiranga Utsav celebration in New Delhi.

  • Infrastructure status

    The government has accorded infrastructure status to data centres with more than 5-megawatt capacity of IT load

  • Next-Gen Launch Vehicle (NGLV)

    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)

  • G. N. Ramachandran

    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.

  • Dedicated satellites for the agricultural sector

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has proposed dedicated ‘Bharat Krishi Satellite’ programme for supporting the country’s agriculture sector

  • Deendayal Port

    The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to develop a container terminal at Tuna-Tekra, Deendayal Port, in Gujarat under the public-private partnership mode.

  • Modhera

    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

  • The Graded Response Action Plan

    A revised action plan was created to fight the pollution in New Delhi and the National Capital Region

  • Mahakal Lok corridor

    Modi inaugurated the 900-metre-long Mahakal Lok corridor built at the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

  • Water Resources Ministry report

    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.

  • River disputes

    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 Indian-made LCH ‘Prachand’

    The indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) ‘Prachand’, meaning fierce was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force at the Jodhpur airbase.

  • Ayushman Digital Mission

    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.

  • Anti-conversion Bill

    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.

  • Swachh Survekshan ranking

    The Bangalore city managed to secure the 43rd national rank by scoring 2,892.98 out of 7500.

  • Chandrayaan-2

    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

    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.

  • e-rupee

    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 draft industrial policy

    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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  • Joint commission meeting

    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.

  • Hybrid propulsion system

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said, that it has successfully demonstrated a hybrid propulsion system that uses a solid fuel and liquid oxidiser.

  • NASA’s InSight lander

    Why in news? InSight detected seismic and acoustic waves from the impact of four meteorites and calculated the location of the craters they left.
    Highlights:
    • 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.

  • Government expenditure report

    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.

  • Lumpy skin disease

    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.

  • Moonlighting

    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.

  • National logistics policy

    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.”

  • Star-rating for packaged food

    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.

  • Unrecognised parties

    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

  • Scheme for development of semiconductors and display manufacturing ecosystem

    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.

  • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin)

    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)

    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.

  • the Chief Minister’s Breakfast Scheme

    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.

  • Scheduled Tribes

    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.

  • ‘India Coffee’ brand

    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.

  • Exercise Parvat Prahar

    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’

    ‘Taragiri’, the third stealth frigate of project 17A was launched by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) in Mumbai.

  • Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile

    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.

  • India’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution

    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.

  • PM Shri schools scheme

    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.

  • Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

    President Droupadi Murmu virtually launched the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan.

  • Kartavya Path

    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 mandatory requirements for packaged commodities

    The Department of Consumer Affairs, Legal Metrology Division has notified a draft amendment to the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011.

  • RAINBOW CLOUDS

    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.

  • India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, at the Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi

  • Anti-dumping duty

    The Indian government has decided not to extend the anti-dumping duty imposed on ammonium nitrate imported from Russia, Iran and Georgia.

  • Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 (IPDMS 2.0) and Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app

    The Integrated Pharmaceutical Database Management System 2.0 and Pharma Sahi Daam 2.0 app were launched

  • ‘UGC e-samadhan’

    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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  • 75 tribal districts

    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.

  • ‘One Nation One Fertilizer’ policy

    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).

  • ‘Atal Bridge’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge” on Sabarmati river in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city

  • NIDHI-PRAYAS grant

    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.

  • PIN code

    on August 15, 1972, that the Postal Index Number (PIN) was introduced in India. Hence the pin code of India turns 50 this august

  • National award

    Two teachers from Karnataka have got the National Teachers Award-2022 from the Union Ministry of Education.

  • Save the Whale Shark campaign’

    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.

  • Carbon Zero Challenge

    The Indian Institute of Technology Madras’ annual Carbon Zero Challenge 2022 competition will focus on sustainability innovations and eco ventures.

  • Food security coverage

    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 Savari’

    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.

  • Netanna Nestham aid

    Weavers owning spinning wheels will get an annual sustenance under the YSR Netanna Nestham.

  • AK-203 rifles

    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.

  • Bent-toed gecko

    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.

  • The warming of Arctic Ocean

    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.

  • UPI expands further globally

    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.

  • Windfall tax

    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.

  • D. Devaraj Urs

    The 107th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister D. Devaraj Urs was observed

  • Sadhbahavana Dina

    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.

  • HAL opens office in Kuala Lumpur

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will set up an office in Kuala Lumpur to tap business opportunities in Malaysia and the entire Southeast Asian region .

  • Indigenous defence equipment

    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.

  • Ethanol blending

    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.

  • NIDAAN portal

    The portal — NIDAAN or the National Integrated Database on Arrested Narco-offenders — has been developed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

  • Super Vasuki

    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.

  • The Manthan platform

    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.

  • Lucky Bill App

    The Kerala State government launched the Lucky Bill App to encourage consumers to upload invoices in a bid to curb tax evasion

  • Centre to study Indian Knowledge Systems

    The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has launched a Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems.

  • Paalan 1000

    Dr. Pawar virtually launched the ‘Paalan 1000’ National Campaign and Parenting App at the Early Childhood Development Conclave in Mumbai.

  • Essential Commodities Act

    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.

  • London home of Dadabhai Naoroji

    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.

  • Exercise Udarashakti

    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.

  • SMILE-75 initiative

    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

  • Indigenous ATAGS

    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.

  • ISRO launch of SSLV

    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.

  • Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle

      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.

  • PMAY-Urban

    The Union Cabinet approved an extension to the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban so that the houses sanctioned under the scheme can be completed.

  • Freebies

    The Supreme Court refused to consider the question of derecognising political parties who promise freebies.

  • 49th Chief Justice of India

    Justice Uday Umesh Lalit was appointed the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI) after President Droupadi Murmu signed his warrant of appointment.

  • 14th Vice-President of India

    Former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was sworn in as the 14th Vice-President of India.

  • “Ex Vajra Prahar 2022”

    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.

  • ROCK AGAMA

    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.

  • Quit India movement anniversary

    PM Modi remembered freedom fighters on Quit India movement anniversary 

  • The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022

    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.

  • Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

    Suresh Patel recently took the charge as new CVC.

  • The Supreme Court collegium

    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.

  • NITI Governing Council

    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.

  • Section 295 (A) of the Indian Penal Code

    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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  • NATIONAL FILM AWARDS 2020

    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.

  • FIBERISATION

    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.

  • BIOLUMINESCENCE

    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).

  • URANIUM FOUND BEYOND PERMISSABLE LIMITS

    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.

  • FREEDOM FIGHTERS TILAK AND AZAD

    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.

  • RIGHT TO SAFE ABORTION

    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?

    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.

  • INDIAN ANTARCTIC BILL, 2022

    The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Antarctica Bill, 2022.

  • KARNATAKA TOPS NITI AAYOG INNOVATION LIST

    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.

  • BALAMANI AMMA

    Google celebrated the 113th birth anniversary of famous Malayalam poet Balamani Amma with a Doodle illustrated by Kerala-based artist Devika Ramachandran.

  • INS SINDHUDHVAJ

    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.

  • MINORITY STATUS OF RELIGIOUS, LINGUISTIC COMMUNITIES

     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.

  • GORUMAHISANI, INDIA’S FIRST IRON ORE MINE TOWNSHIP

    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.

  • CHEETAHS

    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,

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL RANKING FRAMEWORK (NIRF)

    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.

  • AI-BASED MANDARIN TRANSLATION

    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.

  • DARK MATTER

    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.

  • JAMES WEBB TELESCOPE

    The first image from NASA’s new space telescope unveiled is brimming with galaxies and offers the deepest look of the cosmos ever captured.

  • UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

    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.

  • CHETTIKULAM SMALL ONION

    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.

  • SYSTEM TO SETTLE TRADE IN RUPEES

    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.

  • NORTHERN ZONAL COUNCIL MEET

    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

  • THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

    India is going to elect its new President on July 18. The new President will be sworn in on July 25.

  • SMIORE

    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.

  • RED-EARED SLIDER

    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.

  • NATURAL FARMING

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the experiments of natural farming in Surat district of Gujarat.

  • AIR-QUALITY SENSORS

    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.

  • PARAMBIKULAM TEAK

    The legendary Kannimara teak of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve is still growing in height and girth.

  • VARANASI DECLARATION

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a three-day summit in Varanasi that culminated with the adoption of the Varanasi Declaration on higher education.

  • NEW RULES TO KEEP ADVERTISEMENTS IN CHECK

    The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) recently issued guidelines to prevent false or misleading advertisements.

  • THE VIDYALAYA CHOLO ABHIYAN

    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.

  • NOMINATED TO RAJYA SABHA

    Four out of seven vacancies have been filled in the category of eminent persons nominated by the President

  • NATIONAL EMBLEM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the national emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building.

  • TEJAS AIRCRAFT

    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

  • THE KAI CHUTNEY

    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 IS BANNED

    Single-use plastic (SUP) products are banned in the whole country from July 1st.

  • VALLARPADAM BASILICA

    The 500-year-old painting of Our Lady of Ransom that adorns the main altar of the Vallarpadam Basilica has been reinstalled after restoration.

  • ALLURI SITARAMA RAJU

    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, […]

  • NITRATE ABSORPTION IN PLANTS

    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.

  • NATIONAL INVESTIGATION AGENCY

    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.

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT DIGITAL MISSION (ADBM)

    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.

  • ‘SELFIE WITH A DOCTOR’ CAMPAIGN

    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 LAC BANGLES

    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.

  • PSEUDOMOGRUS SUDHII

    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.

  • MARINE HEAT WAVE

    According to a study, marine heat waves — or the ones that form on oceans — have been on the rise in the waters around India.

  • RAIN-FED FARMING IN UTTARAKHAND

    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.

  • KUDUMBASHREE

    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

    Fasal Bhavantar Kawach an Insurance scheme launched to protect chilli farmers in A.P. from price fluctuations

  • TALAQ-E-HASAN

    A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to invalidate Talaq-e-Hasan, the prescribed Islamic way of divorce, has been filed in the Supreme Court.

  • NEW BARGE FROM KSINC

    Amrita’ oil barge from the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) is ready for service.

  • ADVANCED LIGHT HELICOPTER MK-III

    The Indian Coast Guard Region (East) inducted the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark-III, indigenously developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), in Chennai

  • HEALTH CENTRE OF WAYANAD TRIBAL PANCHAYAT

    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.

  • WORLD’S LARGEST FRESHWATER FISH

    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.

  • TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

    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.

  • KAYAKING IN MANANTHAVADY RIVER

    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.

  • KSEB AIMS AT LOW-COST POWER GENERATION

    Electricity Minister K. Krishnankutty has said that the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is trying to generate power at a low cost.

  • INDIA’S FIRST PUBLIC YOGA DAY EVENT POST-PANDEMIC

    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.

  • PRITHVI-II MISSILE

    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 AGNIPATH SCHEME

    The Cabinet approved the Agnipath scheme for temporary recruitment to the armed forces

  • NLCIL TO SET UP METHANOL PROJECT IN NEYVELI

    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.

  • ‘MONITORING LIST’ OF US TREASURY

      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 UPGRADES INDIA OUTLOOK

    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.

  • INDIA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH FORECAST

    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.

  • ANCOVAX

    The Agriculture Ministry unveiled India’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals.

  • PM INAUGURATES BIOTECH STARTUP EXPO-2022

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Biotech Startup expo 2022 at Pragati Maidan.

  • SCHOOL WEATHER STATIONS

    The State-level inauguration of the school weather station project of the Samagra Shiksha was held at Kollam School Kerala

  • ENVIRONMENTAL INDEX RANKING

    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 REPO RATE

    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.

  • ‘SUCHITWA SAGARAM, SUNDARA TEERAM’

    The State-level ‘Suchitwa Sagaram, Sundara Teeram’, an ambitious project aimed at making the sea and coast plastic-free was inaugurated in Kerala.

  • ‘S2G BUY DAY’

    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.

  • DRONES MAY REPLACE WEATHER BALLOONS

    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.

  • RESEARCH INITIATIVE ON TRIBAL HEALTH

    A five-year-long research initiative on tribal health was launched in Chamarajanagar district.

  • STRATEGIC MISSILE AGNI-4

    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.

  • EVTOL

    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.

  • LIFE MOVEMENT

    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.

  • RARE LANCE LACEWING

    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.

  • HEAVY METAL POLLUTION

    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.

  • ‘JAN SAMARTH’ PORTAL

    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.

  • THE SURROGACY ACT

    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.

  • WEST NILE FEVER

     A man from Kerala’s Thrissur reportedly succumbed to West Nile fever

  • INS NISHANK, INS AKSHAY DECOMMISSIONED

    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.

  • PRADHAN MANTRI JEEVAN JYOTI BIMA YOJANA, SURAKSHA BIMA YOJANA

    The Central government has revised the premium rates for Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)

  • ASTRA MK1

     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.

  • MONKEY POX

    The Union health ministry released detailed guidelines on surveillance, identification, confirmation, and treatment of the viral infection in the country

  • ULSOOR LAKE POLLUTION

    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.

  • RAJYA SABHA POLLS

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman filed her nomination for the Rajya Sabha election scheduled to be held on June 10

  • SOUTHWEST MONSOON

    Southwest Monsoon season

  • ONSET OF MONSOON

    The southwest monsoon has arrived in Kerala three days before its normal onset date of June 1

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  • PM CARES FOR CHILDREN

    Prime Minister releases PM CARES benefits for ‘COVID orphans’

  • INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

    Gujarat Titans won 15th edition of  Indian Premier League

  • CRIMEAN-CONGO HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER

    Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Iraq

  • WEST NILE FEVER

    One fatality reported in Kerala due to West Nile fever

  • JAL JEEVAN MISSION

    Jal Jeevan Mission Achieves 50% Completion Milestone

  • INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE

    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

    National Facility for Gene Function in Health and Disease (NFGFHD) was inaugurated in Pune recently

  • COMMUNITY FOREST RESOURCE

    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

  • SELA MACAQUE

    A new species of old world monkey recorded from Arunachal Pradesh has been named after a strategic mountain pass as Sela macaque

  • NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SURVEY (NAS) 2021 REPORT

    Ministry of Education released the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 report

  • NATIONAL WOMEN LEGISLATORS’ CONFERENCE-2022

    President of India inaugurated the National Women Legislators’ Conference-2022 in Thiruvananthapuram

  • INDO-PACIFIC ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK FOR PROSPERITY

    India joined the US and 11 other nations to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)

  • MONEY SPIDERS

    Money spider discovered in India for first time

  • FOREIGN INVESTMENT FACILITATION PORTAL

    Foreign Investment Facilitation Portal (FIFP)  completes 5 years

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT HEALTH ACCOUNT

     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

    BioRRAP Single National Portal for Biotech researchers and Start-Ups launched

  • MID-DAY MEAL/PM POSHAN SCHEME

    Centre approves Karnataka move to keep eggs in school meals in 7 districts under Mid Day meal scheme

  • ASHA WORKERS

    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

  • COMPETITION COMMISSION OF INDIA

    13th Annual Day commemoration of the Competition Commission of India celebrated

  • RAJIV GANDHI

    Death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi observed

  • RAM MOHAN ROY

    NEWS : Birth Anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy celebrated RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY • Great scholar and an independent thinker, was a prominent Indian social reformer of 19th century modern India. • Known as the ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’ for his contribution to socio-religious reforms of contemporary Indian society. • Born in Radhanagar, Hooghly […]

  • GUIDELINES FOR SAFETY ASSESSMENT OF GENOME EDITED PLANTS, 2022

    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.

  • SLENDER LORIS

    Black magic and the use of body parts in traditional medicine pose a major threat to Slender Loris

  • WORLD BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP

    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

  • NASM-SR

    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

  • VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK

    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

  • NATIONAL POLICY ON BIOFUELS

    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

  • GST VERDICT OF SC

    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

  • POLLUTION IN INDIA

    India topped air pollution death toll in 2019 as per a recent report by The Lancet Planetary Health

  • INS SURAT & UDAYAGIRI

    Union Defence Ministerh recently launched two frontline warships of the Indian Navy – ‘Surat’ and ‘Udaygiri’ – at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL).

  • THOMAS CUP

    India wins THOMAS CUP for the first time in history after defeating Indonesia

  • BUDDHA POORNIMA

    Full moon day of the Hindu month Vaishakha is celebrated as Buddha Poornima, which marks the birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, founder of Buddhism.

  • COVID ACQUIRED HEPATITIS

    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

  • NEW CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER

    Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner

  • INDIAN SARS-COV-2 GENOMICS CONSORTIUM

    Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) to be extended to India’s neighbouring countries

  • HS200 SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER

    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

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT – PRADHAN MANTRI JAN AROGYA YOJANA

    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

  • UNITED NATION’S CONFERENCE TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION

    Conference of Parties – 15th session of United Nation’s Conference to Combat Desertification was held in  Cote d’Ivoire

  • NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY

    India observes its National Technology Day on 11th May every year

  • ETHANOL BLENDING PACT

    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 REPORT, 2020

    Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020 was released recently

  • CHAR DHAM YATRA

    Char Dham Yatra commenced recently

  • RBI POLICY RATES

    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)

  • PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA

    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.

  • TN NEET EXEMPTION BILL

    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

    NATGRID campus was inaugurated in Bengaluru recently

  • REPORT ON CURRENCY AND FINANCE (RCF)

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the Report on Currency and Finance (RCF) for the year 2021-22

  • PURCHASING MANAGERS’ INDEX

    S&P Global India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index recently released

  • OPEN NETWORK FOR DIGITAL COMMERCE

    Pilot phase of the open network for digital commerce (ONDC) was launched

  • BASAVA JAYANTI

    Prime Minister greeted the people of India on of Basava Jayanti

  • INDIA-UAE COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

    India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) enters into force

  • PROJECT ELEPHANT

    16th Steering Committee meeting of Project Elephant recently held

  • E SHRAM

    Union Labour and Employment Ministry is working on a mechanism to process accident insurance claims by unorganised workers registered on the e-Shram portal

  • PRADHAN MANTRI UJJWALA YOJANA

    Ujjwala Diwas celebrated to commemorate launching of PM Ujjwala Yojana

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  • ANTI-SHIP VERSION OF BRAHMOS MISSILE

    Anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired jointly by the Indian Navy and the Andaman and Nicobar Command

  • NATIONAL CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

    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

  • MUSEUMS GRANT SCHEME

    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 NEW INDIA CHALLENGE 2.0

    Atal Innovation Mission launched the phase 1 of the 2nd edition of the Atal New India Challenge

  • SEMICON INDIA 2022

    Prime Minister inaugurated the first ever Semicon India-2022 in Bengaluru

  • WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

    International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) released World Economic Outlook

  • SHIGELLA INFECTION

    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

  • LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE

    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

    Unnat Bharat Abhiyan 2.0 (UBA 2.0) has successfully completed four years

  • MSME SUSTAINABLE (ZED) CERTIFICATION SCHEME

    Ministry of MSME launched MSME sustainable (zed) certification Scheme , an extensive drive to enable and facilitate MSMEs adopt Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) practices

  • SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

    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

  • KWAR HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

    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.

  • HEATWAVE IN MAHARASHTRA

    Maharashtra is experiencing fourth heatwave continuously in the second month

  • NUTRIENT BASED SUBSIDY

    Cabinet approves Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P&K) fertilizers for Kharif Season

  • FASAL BIMA PATHSHALA

    Government has urged insurance companies to conduct ‘Fasal Bima Pathshalas’

  • INFORMATION SOCIETY (WSIS) FORUM PRIZES 2022

    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

  • RAISINA DIALOGUE 2022

    Prime Minister inaugurated the seventh edition of Raisina Dialogue on April 25, 2022

  • ARUNACHAL-ASSAM BORDER DISPUTE

    Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh and his Assam have decided to form district-level committees for settling their inter-state boundary disputes

  • NATIONAL PANCHAYATI RAJ DAY

    Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated on every 24th day of April wherein Panchayati Raj system was accorded the constitutional status

  • KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES

    Second edition of Khelo India University Games recently begun at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru

  • INNOVATIONS FOR DEFENCE EXCELLENCE

    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

  • TIDAL FLOODING

    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

  • FINCLUVATION

    India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) launched the Fincluvation Platform

  • SMART CITIES MISSION

    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)

  • ONE NATION ONE RATION CARD

    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

  • PRINCIPAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

    Ajay Kumar Sood, an eminent physicist has been appointed as the central government’s principal scientific advisor

  • DEATH PENALTY

    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.

  • GURU TEGH BAHADUR

    The 401st birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur was observed on 21st April, 2022.

  • INS VAGSHEER

    The sixth and last of the French Scorpene-class submarines, INS Vagsheer, was launched into water at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai

  • BATTERY SWAPPING

    NITI Aayog has prepared draft battery swapping policy

  • NATIONAL CIVIL SERVICES DAY

    National Civil Services Day is celebrated on April 21

  • SAANS CAMPAIGN

    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

  • PARABOILED RICE

    Central government has expressed its desire to stop the purchase of excess parboiled rice

  • HUNAR HAAT

    Recently, the 40th edition of the ‘Hunar Haat’ was inaugurated in Mumbai under the theme Vocal for Local and “Best from Waste

  • PRIME MINISTER’S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    Civil Aviation Ministry’s “UDAN” scheme selected for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration

  • DATA SECURITY COUNCIL OF INDIA (DSCI) REPORT ON CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY

    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

  • VIDYA SAMIKSHA KENDRA

    PM visited Vidya Samiksha Kendras in Gujarat

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT – HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRES

    4th Anniversary celebrations of Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres was recently observed

  • UNIFORM CODE FOR MEDICAL DEVICE MARKETING PRACTICES

    The Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) recently published the draft Uniform Code for Medical Device Marketing Practices (UCMDMP)

  • MALABAR TREE TOAD

    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

  • E-DETAILED ACCIDENT REPORT

    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

  • MODERNISATION OF PRISONS PROJECT

    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

  • TREE CITIES OF THE WORLD

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) has recognized Hyderabad and Mumbai jointly as the ‘2021 Tree City of the World

  • HIMACHAL DAY

    April 15 is observed as Himachal Day

  • NORMAL MONSOON

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD), while forecasting a “normal” southwest monsoon and average rainfall for the year 2022

  • RASHTRIYA GRAM SWARAJ ABHIYAN

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of the revamped Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) till 2026

  • DR BR AMBEDKAR

    Birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar celebrated as Ambedkar Jayanti

  • MAHAVIR JAYANTI

    Mahavir Jayanti celebrated on 14 April 2022. It marks the birth of Vardhamana Mahavira

  • RONGALI BIHU

    Rongali/Bohag Bihu celebrated in Assam

  • CANISTER LAUNCHED ANTI-ARMOUR LOITER AMMUNITION SYSTEM

    Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the Canister Launched Anti-Armour Loiter Ammunition (CALM) System of its mechanised forces

  • INDIA’S SOLAR POLICY

    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

  • SVANIDHI SE SAMRIDDHI

    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 […]

  • MEGALITHS OF ASSAM

    Recently, Archaeologists have identified 65 large sandstone jars (Megaliths) believed to be used for ritual burials across four sites in Hasao district, Assam

  • JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE

    103 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre observed

  • Helina: Anti-Tank Guided Missile

    India has successfully flight-tested Helina, an Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), in Pokhran

  • COLOR BLINDNESS

    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

  • CARDLESS ATM WITHDRAWALS

    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 […]

  • ‘2+2’ DIALOGUE

    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 […]

  • SEEMA DARSHAN PROJECT

    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

  • BARBARA FOREST

    The government is pushing infrastructure to bring Barbara forest in Odisha on ecotourism map

  • STATE ENERGY AND CLIMATE INDEX

    NITI Aayog launched the State Energy and Climate Index (SECI)

  • DIGITAL BANKING UNITS

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently released guidelines for the banks of the country to set up digital banking units (DBUs).

  • EROSION IN BENGAL

    As per Ministry of Earth Sciences Bengal coast faces most erosion

  • NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

    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.

  • JYOTIBA PHULE

    Birth Anniversary of Jyotiba Phule celebrated.

  • BANKIM CHANDRA CHATTERJEE

    Death anniversary of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee observed

  • GURU NABHA DASS

    Punjab government has announced gazetted holiday on the birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Dass, a 16th century saint

  • FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) ACT (FCRA) 2010

    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

  • ATAL INNOVATION MISSION

    Cabinet approves extension of Atal Innovation Mission till March 2023

  • NATURAL FARMING

    The Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has inaugurated the Comprehensive Training Programme on Natural Farming

  • Standing Deposit Facility

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced the Standing Deposit Facility (SDF) as an additional tool for absorbing liquidity

  • PM AWAS YOJANA

    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

    Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana completes 7 years

  • UNION TERRITORY

    Chandigarh Municipal Corporation passed a resolution stating that the city should remain a Union Territory

  • WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

    The government introduced The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022 in Lok Sabha

  • NIPAH VIRUS

    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

  • GOVERNMENT OF INDIA – ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVES

    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

  • DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR MEDICAL REGISTRATION

    National Medical Commission (NMC) put out a set of three draft regulations on the registration of doctors to the National Medical Register recently

  • MISSION INTEGRATED BIO-REFINERIES

    Government of India launched Mission Integrated Bio-refineries

  • STAND-UP INDIA

    Stand-up India scheme was launched by the Indian government completed six years recently

  • ADJOURNMENT SINE DIE

    Both the Houses of Parliament have been adjourned sine die

  • INDIA-AUSTRALIA TRADE AGREEMENT

    India and Australia signed an Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) recently

  • BABU JAGJIVAN RAM

    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

    Shree Mandira Parikrama Project (SMPP) of Odisha government has already run into a controversy

  • NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION

    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 […]

  • FOURNIER’S GANGRENE

    First cases of Fournier’s gangrene reported in India

  • UNEMPLOYMENT RATE 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

    ‘Tatkal services’ proposed to be brought under Sakala Mission

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY IN KARNATAKA

    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).

  • ARRIBADA

    Record nesting of Olive Ridley turtles noticed in Rishikulya

  • RAMP SCHEME

    Union Cabinet approved the “Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance” (RAMP) scheme

  • UTKAL DIWAS

    Utakala Dibasha or Odisha Day is celebrated every year on April 1

  • P-8I AIRCRAFT SQUADRON

    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

  • IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS

    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

    Reserve Bank of India celebrates its annual establishment day

  • DARLONG COMMUNITY

    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.

  • GREEN TAX

    Karnataka government has revised amount to be paid as green tax for certificates

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - March 2022

  • HARICHAND THAKUR

    In the context of ongoing ‘Matua Dharma Maha Mela 2022’, Harichand Thakur is being remembered

  • PACER SCHEME

    Polar Science and Cryosphere (PACER) scheme has been approved for continuation by the Union Cabinet from 2021 to 2026

  • RHINO CENSUS IN KAZIRANGA

    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

    Zojila tunnel deadline advanced to 2024

  • OPEN DEFECATION-FREE (ODF) PLUS VILLAGES

    The milestone of having 50,000 open defecation-free (ODF) Plus villages has been crossed by the country.

  • NATIONAL BOARD OF WILDLIFE

    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

  • MEDIUM RANGE SURFACE TO AIR MISSILE (MRSAM)

    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

  • ARTICULATED ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES

    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.

  • PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA

    Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) for 6 months

  • EXPORT PREPAREDNESS INDEX

    Niti Aayog released export preparedness index. Gujarat topped the list

  • INS VALSURA

    President of India presented the President’s Colour to INS Valsura, the Navy’s premier technological training establishment

  • GSAT 7B SATELLITE

    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).

  • GSLV-F10/EOS-03 MISSION

    ISRO said GSLV-F10/EOS-03 mission has failed

  • UNCTAD ON INDIA

    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 ACCORD

    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 – DYNAMIC MAPS

    Bihar is the first state to implement dynamic map to track land ownerships

  • TAX FREE FILMS

    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 […]

  • BIOLOGICAL AND TOXIN WEAPONS CONVENTION

    India told the UN Security Council meeting said it attaches importance to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)

  • PAR-TAPI-NARMADA RIVER LINKING PROJECT

    Tribals of Gujarat are protesting against Par-Tapi-Narmada River linking project

  • OCEAN GLIDER

    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, […]

  • CROP DIVERSIFICATION INDEX

    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.

  • INDIA’S ARCTIC POLICY

    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

    Arabian Tropicbird, one of the rarest seabirds in Kerala, has been sighted off the Kollam coast during a pelagic survey

  • CASTE-BASED NREGS WAGES PAYMENT

    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

  • POSH ACT

    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

  • AQVERIUM

    Country’s first Digital Water Bank ‘AQVERIUM’ launched in Bengaluru aims to provide clean drinking water & sanitation

  • GREEN HYDROGEN

    World’s most advanced technology-developed Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Toyota Mirai was recently launched

  • PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA

    Maharashtra has decided to withdraw from the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bhima Yojana (PMFBY) if changes to it are not carried out

  • ONE RANK – ONE PENSION

    The Supreme Court upheld the Centre’s one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme for the armed forces

  • SEALED COVER JURISPRUDENCE

    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-JAPAN ACT EAST FORUM

    India and Japan held the sixth joint meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) recently

  • NON-PERFORMING ASSET

    As per RBI recent report, gross NPA have increased in MSME.

  • NATIONAL VACCINATION DAY/NATIONAL IMMUNISATION DAY

    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

  • NATIONAL POLICY FOR MEDICAL DEVICES, 2022

    The government of India is proposing National Policy for Medical Devices, 2022 to reduce India’s dependence on import of high-end medical devices

  • SMALL SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE

    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

  • RIVER REJENUVATION

    Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has proposed the rejuvenation of 13 major rivers across the country

  • TOTAL FERTILITY RATE

    As per recently released economic survey , Karnataka State’s Total Fertility Rate falling faster than national trend.

  • DANDI MARCH

    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

  • MANGALAJODI

    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.

  • AMRUT 2.0

    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

  • CENSUS NEW RULES

    The government has notified certain amendments to Census rules to allow online self-enumeration in the upcoming Census and National Population Register (NPR)

  • MSME INNOVATIVE SCHEME

    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 […]

  • NATIONAL CRIME RECORDS BUREAU

    37th Foundation Day celebrations of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was recently held

  • INDIA AT INTERNATIONAL SPORT FEDERATION (ISSF) WORLD CUP

    The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup 2022 was held in Cairo, Egypt

  • SMART GRID

    Union Ministry of Power has launched the Virtual Smart Grid Knowledge Center (Virtual SGKC) and Innovation Park

  • ‘CAPTIVE EMPLOYER’ INITIATIVE

    A webinar on Captive Employment Policy under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) was recently held

  • LABOUR MINISTRY AWARDS

    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

  • WHO GLOBAL CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

    Cabinet approves establishment of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in India

  • MISSION INDRADHANUSH

    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

    Mt. Merapi of Indonesia is a volcano that erupted recently

  • UPI123PAY

    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 […]

  • MINES AND MINERALS (DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION) ACT, 1957

    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

  • NATIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT FESTIVAL

    3rd edition of National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) to be completed

  • PAL-DADHVAV KILLINGS

    On  March 7, the Gujarat government marked 100 years of the Pal-Dadhvav killings

  • CHACE-2

    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

  • PARAM GANGA

    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

    Camel Protection and Development Policy was announced by state government of Rajasthan in its budget 2022-23

  • KANYA SHIKSHA PRAVESH UTSAV

    Union ministry of women and children launched Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav campaign

  • CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY FORCE

    53rd Raising Day celebrations of Central Industrial Security Force was recently celebrated

  • SAMARTH INITIATIVE

    Government of India launched a Special Entrepreneurship Promotion Drive for Women – “SAMARTH” on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022

  • “DONATE A PENSION” SCHEME

    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.

  • NANO UREA

    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

    HANSA-NG has completed sea-level trials in Puducherry

  • TIGERS IN SUNDERBANS

    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

  • JANAUSHADHI DIWAS

    India celebrated 7 March as ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’

  • HOST COUNTRY AGREEMENT

    Government of India & International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signed the Host Country Agreement (HCA)

  • KALIYATTAM FESTIVAL

    The Kaliyattam festival is an annual Theyyam festival held in the temples in Kerala’s Malabar region

  • MODERNISATION PLAN-IV FOR CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES

    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

    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

  • GLYCOSMIS ALBICARPA

    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

  • MONETARY POLICY COMMITTEE

    A Member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has been opposing the RBI’s accommodative policy stance

  • RIGHT TO FAIR COMPENSATION ACT, 2013

    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

    Quad Summit was recently held

  • DEFENCE ACQUISITION PROCEDURE 2020

    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.

  • UN ENVIRONMENT ASSEMBLY

    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

    Trade Deficit of India is expected to increase.

  • RELIEF AND REHABILITATION OF MIGRANTS AND REPATRIATES’ SCHEME

    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.

  • INS VISAKHAPATNAM

    India’s indigenous INS Visakhapatnam was dedicated to the Visakhapatnam city formally

  • STATE OF INDIA’S ENVIRONMENT REPORT 2022

    The State of India’s Environment Report, 2022 of the Centre for Science and Environment was released recently

  • ELECTRONIC BILL (E-BILL) PROCESSING SYSTEM

    Central government to launch the electronic bill (e-Bill) processing system under the Digital India eco-system and ease of doing business

  • FMCG SECTOR

    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

  • UTHRALIKKAVU POORAM

    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

    National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Celebrates its 17th Foundation Day

  • PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES (REGULATION AND PREVENTION OF MISUSE) ACT 1994

    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 […]

  • INTERNATIONAL MONSOONS PROJECT OFFICE

    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 […]

  • DEOCHA PACHAMI COAL BLOCK

    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.

  • PM2.5

    A recent study conducted by CSTEP has revealed highest PM2.5 in South zone, Rajarajeshwarinagar in Bengaluru

  • NammaKPSC Current Affairs - February 2022

  • VEER SAVARKAR

    Death anniversary of Veer Savarkar observed

  • MORARJIBHAI DESAI

    Sixth Prime Minister of India, Morarji Desai was born on 29th February 1896 in Gujarat

  • CV RAMAN

    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 CARNAVAL CELEBRATION

    Goa celebrates its annual ‘Carnaval’ or carnival, the colourful festival, a vestige of the state’s erstwhile Portuguese rulers

  • IMMIGRATION VISA FOREIGNERS REGISTRATION TRACKING (IVFRT) SCHEME

    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

  • PULSE POLIO PROGRAMME

    Karnataka launched Pulse Polio – 2022 campaign, as part of a nationwide drive

  • DAYANAND SARASWATI

    Birth anniversary of the Dayanand Saraswati recently celebrated

  • P-8I AIRCRAFT

    Aviation and defence colossus Boeing delivered India’s 12th maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare P-8I aircraft

  • MGNREGA

    Ombudsman App for MGNREGA was recently released for smooth categorization and reporting of grievances

  • NATIONAL POLICY GUIDELINES ON BIO-MEDICAL INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Government of India launched National Policy Guidelines on Bio-Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently

  • RAMANUJAN PRIZE FOR YOUNG MATHEMATICIANS 2021

    Professor Neena Gupta, conferred the Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2021

  • NARSINH MEHTA

    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

  • NATIONAL WASH CONCLAVE-2022

    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 […]

  • PM KISAN SAMMAN NIDHI YOJANA

    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 […]

  • KARAKATTAM DANCE

    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

  • AYUSH START-UP CHALLENGE

    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

  • ANGADIAS

    An FIR has been registered against three Mumbai Police officials last week for allegedly threatening Angadias and extorting money from them in south Mumbai

  • FINANCIAL STABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

    25th Meeting of Financial Stability and Development Council held

  • PM CARES FOR CHILDREN

    PM CARES for Children Scheme Extended

  • PRADHAN MANTRI AWAAS YOJANA – GRAMIN

    Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAYG) Dashboard was recently launched

  • KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL

    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 […]

  • PRESIDENT’S FLEET REVIEW

    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 […]

  • KISAN DRONES

    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

  • FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES

    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 COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

    India – UAE signed an FTA pact recently

  • STATEHOOD DAY OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH & MIZORAM

    PM greets people of Mizoram & Arunachal Pradesh on their Statehood Day

  • INTER-OPERABLE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

    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

  • GREEN HYDROGEN POLICY

    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.

  • GOBAR-DHAN

    PM recently inaugurated municipal solid waste based Gobar-Dhan plant in Indore

  • EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY (EPR) GUIDELINES FOR PLASTIC PACKAGING WASTE

    The Union Environment Ministry notified extended producer responsibility (EPR) guidelines for plastic packaging waste.

  • RASHTRIYA UCHCHATAR SHIKSHA ABHIYAN

    Government has approved the scheme of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for continuation till 31.03.2026 or till further review, whichever is earlier.

  • INDIA – TAIWAN RELATIONS

    Inviting Taiwanese companies to make more investments in Karnataka, Large and Medium Industries Minister promised to extend support and cooperation of the state government

  • NON-STRUCTURAL 1 PROTEIN

    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.

  • WATER TAXI

    India’s first water taxi service was inaugurated in Maharashtra recently, that connects the Navi Mumbai area to mainland Mumbai

  • INDIAN NEUTRINO OBSERVATORY

    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 FESTIVAL

    Medaram Jathara 2022 recently commenced.

  • TARAPUR MASSACRE

    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

  • DELHI POLICE

    75th raising day of Delhi police recently celebrated

  • CRIMSON ROSE BUTTERFLIES

    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.

  • JAL JEEVAN MISSION

    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 […]

  • TRIBUNALS

    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

  • ELECTION OF SPEAKER OF STATE ASSEMBLY

    Maharashtra assembly will get a new Speaker in its budget session

  • UPPER BHADRA PROJECT

    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 […]

  • 4TH INDIA – AUSTRALIA ENERGY DIALOGUE

    The 4th India – Australia Energy Dialogue was recently held

  • GURU RAVIDAS

    PM visited Guru Ravidas shrine in UP on account of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

  • NEW GEOSPATIAL DATA GUIDELINES

    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

  • PRADHAN MANTRI AWAS YOJANA-URBAN

    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

  • HIJAB & PUBLIC ORDER

    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’.

  • LASSA FEVER

    One of the three persons diagnosed with Lassa fever in the UK has died as per recent reports.

  • INFLATION IN INDIA

    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.

  • RASHTRIYA VAYOSHRI YOJANA

    • 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.

  • IISC MEDICAL SCHOOL

    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.

  • CHANDERNAGORE

    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.

  • LCA TEJAS

    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 […]

  • EOS-4

    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

  • DEENDAYAL UPADHYAY

    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).

  • DISHA MEETINGS

    Only one-fourth of the required number of Disha meetings have taken place, Union Rural Development Minister informed Lok Sabha

  • MADHWACHARYA

    Prime Minister pays his obeisances to Sri Madhwacharya on Madhwa Navmi

  • CAPACITY BUILDING COMMISSION

    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.

  • CHINTAMANI PADYA NATAKAM

    Recently, Andhra Pradesh government banned a 100-year-old play named ‘Chintamani Padya Natakam’

  • NUCLEAR FUSION

    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

  • WHITE CHEEKED MACAQUE

    Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have found a new mammal species in the country — the White Cheeked Macaque.

  • TIGER CENSUS IN MM HILLS

    The 11-day tiger census was conducted at Male Mahadeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary

  • NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK

    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.

  • BUDGET SESSION

    Parliamentary Budget session 2022-23 begins

  • DEEN DAYAL ANTYODAYA YOJANA

    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)

  • HOYSALA TEMPLES

    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

  • NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

    30th National Commission for Women (NCW) Foundation Day was recently celebrated

  • LALA LAJPAT RAI

    PM pays tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai on his Jayanti

  • HOGENAKKAL PROJECT

    Karnataka has raised objections on Hogenakkal project saying Tamil Nadu cannot go ahead with any scheme that utilises Cauvery water without its concurrence.

  • INS KHUKRI

    Decommissioned INS Khukri to be converted into museum. The Navy vessel handed over to Diu administration

  • SPOT-BILLED PELICANS

    A nematode infestation has led to mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans (Pelicanus philippensis) at Telineelapuram Important Bird Area (IBA) in Andhra Pradesh.

  • INTEGRITY PACT BY CVC

    CVC modifies criteria for nomination of Independent External Monitors

  • REMIT

    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.

  • AIR POLLUTION IN BENGALURU

    As per Green Peace India report, Bengaluru City’s air pollution exceeds WHO guidelines

  • AMAR JAWAN JYOTI AND NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL FLAME

    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

  • DEEP OCEAN MISSION

    Modalities to deepen cooperation in “Deep Ocean Mission” was recently discussed

  • TIGER CENSUS

    Tiger census commenced at Bandipur at Nagarahole on Sunday as part of the All-India Tiger and Mega Herbivore Estimation recently

  • HAR GHAR JAL

    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.

  • VIKAS ENGINE

    ISRO successfully conducted a 25-second qualification test for its liquid propellant-based Vikas engine to be used under the Gaganyaan mission.

  • STATEHOOD DAY OF MANIPUR, MEGHALAYA AND TRIPURA

    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.

  • IPC & CrPC

    Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has written to Home Minister and urged the government to consider “legislative action”, including amendments to the IPC and CrPC, to deal with all manifestations of hate speech.

  • OBC QUOTA IN NEET

    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.

  • SARASWATI RIVER

    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

  • NATIONAL WATER DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    Sixty Ninth Meeting of Governing Body of National Water Development Agency (NWDA) was held recently

  • NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE

    PM greets NDRF team on their Raising Day

  • MISS KERALA

    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.

  • EASTERN SWAMP DEER

    The population of the vulnerable eastern swamp deer, extinct elsewhere in South Asia, has dipped in the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve.

  • DRAFT REGIONAL PLAN 2041

    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

  • NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR SAFAI KARAMCHARIS

    Cabinet approves extension of tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis for three years

  • E SHRAM PORTAL

    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.

  • INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (CADRE) RULES 1954

    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

    Institute for Social and Economic Change celebrates mark its golden jubilee

  • INDIA – NEPAL BORDER ISSUE

    Nepal questions on unilateral construction of roads at Lipulekh

  • GURU RAVIDAS

    Election commission of India announced postponement of Punjab general elections on account of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

  • REPUBLIC DAU TABLEAUX

    Union defence ministry has rejected Tableaux proposals of Kerala and West Bengal

  • INTER-STATE WATER DISPUTES ACT

    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.”

  • DESIGN LINKED INCENTIVE (DLI) SCHEME

    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.

  • PURPLE REVOLUTION

    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.

  • NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS

    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 […]

  • THIRUVALLUVAR

    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 […]

  • INDIAN ARMY DAY

    PM extends best wishes to Indian Army personnel on Army Day

  • FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA

    58th Foundation Day of the Food Corporation of India celebrated recently.

  • SECTION 126 OF THE REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE ACT, 1951

    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

  • MAKAR SANKRANTI

    Ministry of AYUSH hosted the first-ever global Surya Namaskar demonstration programme where about 10 million people participated

  • INDIA EDTECH CONSORTIUM

    Edtech sector companies have formed a collective — India EdTech Consortium — under the aegis of the industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

  • INDIA STATE OF FOREST REPORT-2021

    The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2021.

  • NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING

    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

    S Somanath appointed tenth chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation

  • NEAT INITIATIVE

    Ministry of Education recently launched the National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) 3.0.

  • SWACHH VIDYALAYA PURASKAR2021 – 2022

    Union Education Ministry launched the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar (SVP) 2021 – 2022.

  • SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

    Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda celebrated

  • GANGASAGAR MELA

    High court of Calcutta has imposed More curbs for Ganga Sagar mela 2022

  • HENLEY PASSPORT INDEX 2021

    UK firm Henley & Partners released its latest global passport ranking index recently

  • BRAHMOS ADVANCED VARIANT

    India Tests Advanced ‘Sea-To-Sea’ Variant Of BrahMos Missile From INS Visakhapatnam

  • BAILOUT OF VODAFONE IDEA

    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.

  • ESSENTIAL SERVICES MAINTENANCE ACT

    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.

  • TOPS SCHEME

    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

  • NCAP TRACK REPORT

    The analysis by NCAP Tracker, has ranked cities based on pollution level

  • RECUSAL OF JUDGES

    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.

  • ELECTION SYMBOLS

    Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s party gets it symbol

  • ASIA INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK

    Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel has been appointed vice-president of the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

  • CHESS GRANDMASTER

    Bharath Subramanian becomes 73 chess grandmaster of India. He completed his third and final GM norm at Vergani Cup Open in Italy.

  • MONUMENTS OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE

    Adi Sankaracharya’s birthplace in Kerala likely to be declared as national monument

  • JALLIKATTU

    Various district administrations in Tamilnadu have banned the conduct of Jallikattu events, ahead of Pongal festival, as part of safety measures.

  • VEER BAL DIWAS

    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

    INS Vikrant, is likely to be commissioned in 2022.It successfully conducted Sea Trials

  • SOLAR-POWERED EV CHARGING

    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.

  • WATER AWARDS

    Union Jal Shakti Minister Announces 3rd National Water Awards

  • ELECTION MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

    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.

  • HYPERSONIC MISSILES

    North Korea has successfully tested a hypersonic missile in the first major weapons test by the nuclear-armed nation this year.

  • UTILISATION OF DRONE APPLICATIONS

    Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has called for more effective utilisation of drone applications

  • GREEN ENERGY CORRIDOR PHASE-II

    Cabinet approves Intra-State Transmission System – Green Energy Corridor Phase-II

  • SANJAY LAKE DELHI

    The Sanjay Lake in east Delhi has become polluted over the years and the number of birds sighted there has fallen

  • ORIENTAL DARTERS

    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.

  • PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM(PFMS)

    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 EXPENDITURE LIMITS

    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 OIL TANK DEAL

    Sri Lanka Cabinet clears oil tank deal with India to jointly develop Trincomalee oil tank farms

  • MAHARAJA BIR BIKRAM MANIKYA KISHORE

    PM inaugurated Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Tripura

  • TAKHT DAMDAMA SAHIB

    Delhi Assembly passed an amendment Bill to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1971, recognising Takht Damdama Sahib as the fifth Takht of Sikhs.

  • INTERNET OF THINGS

    • 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.

  • NATIONAL TIGER CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

    19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) held

  • CHILKA LAKE

    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.

  • ZOJI LA PASS

    Border Roads Organisation breaks record at Zoji La battling extreme weather conditions

  • RANI VELU NACHIYAR

    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

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) celebrated 64th Foundation Day

  • GST COMPENSATION TO STATES

    Several States are demanding a continuation of the compensation beyond June 2022

  • NEAT 3.0

    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.

  • APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES OF HIGH COURT

    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.

  • DRAFT NATIONAL AIR SPORTS POLICY

    Aviation Ministry releases draft National Air Sports Policy

  • SAVITRI BAI PHULE

    Birth anniversary of Savitri Bai Phule  celebrated

  • ‘PADHE BHARAT’ CAMPAIGN

    Union Education Minister launched a 100-day Reading Campaign called ‘Padhe Bharat’.

  • YUVA INITIATIVE OF DELHI POLICE

    Success of Yuva initiative of Delhi police is being discussed

  • POWERGRID

    POWERGRID celebrated anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency on 31 December

  • LADAKH BRIDGE ROAD

    Defence Minister inaugurated 27 projects built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) recently

  • GST COUNCIL MEETING

    GST Council’s 46th meeting was held recently

  • BALANCE OF PAYMENTS

    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.

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  • SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD

    The Sahitya Akademi announced its prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards, Yuva Puraskar and Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2021 in various languages.

  • DEATH OF TIGERS

    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

  • ELECTORAL BONDS

    The Government of India has notified Sale of Electoral Bonds at Authorised Branches of State Bank of India

  • CONSUMER PROTECTION RULES

    Centre notifies rules for Consumer Protection (Jurisdiction of the District Commission, the State Commission and the National Commission) Rules, 2021

  • ONE NATION ONE RATION CARD (ONORC) SCHEME

    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

  • KONARK SUN TEMPLE

    Added by British for stability, sand inside Konark Sun Temple may be cleared

  • THOLPAVAKKOOTHU

    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

    Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) Rankings was recently released.

  • IRON ORE’S IN INDIA

    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.

  • RYTHU BANDHU

    The total funds disbursed under Rythu Bandhu, Telangana government’s direct benefit transfer scheme for farmers, will soon touch Rs 50,000 crore

  • SANNATI

    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

  • EXTREME COLD WEATHER CLOTHING SYSTEM

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over technology for indigenous extreme cold weather clothing system (ECWS) to 05 Indian companies

  • INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO)

    Stock markets regulator SEBI recently approved a ceiling on the Initial Public Offering (IPO) proceeds to be used to make unspecified acquisitions.

  • PRIME MINISTER EMPLOYMENT GENERATION PROGRAM

    Success of PMEGP was discussed recently

  • E-RUPI

    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 HEALTH INDEX

    NITI Aayog, has released the health index of States and Union Territories taking 2019-2020 as the reference year.

  • NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

    Vikram Misri former Ambassador to China has been appointed Deputy National Security Adviser

  • FLEX-FUEL VEHICLES

    Minister for Road Transport and Highways asked automobile manufacturers to manufacture flex-fuel vehicles complying with BS-6 norms within six months.

  • FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) ACT (FCRA)

    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

  • MISSION SAGAR

    As part of deployment undertaken by Indian Navy under Mission SAGAR, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port of Maputo, Mozambique.

  • PHISHING

    Phishing attacks on central ministry officials get sharper, targeted

  • SHIFTING RAINFALL PATTERN

    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 […]

  • ANTI-DUMPING DUTY

    India has imposed anti-dumping duty on Chinese products

  • GOOD GOVERNANCE INDEX 2021

    Good Governance Index 2021 recently released. The index has been prepared by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).

  • MADAN MOHAN MALAVIYA

    PM pays tributes to Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya on his Jayanti

  • ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

    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

  • BHARAT DARSHAN PARK

    Union home minister will inaugurate the Bharat Darshan Park in Punjabi Bagh area of South Delhi built with scrap and waste material

  • PROJECT SEABIRD

    Vice Admiral Tarun Sobti, VSM assumed charge as Director General, Project Seabird

  • TOKENISATION NORMS

    The Reserve Bank of India has extended the implementation date of card-on-file (CoF) tokenisation norms by six months.

  • FINANCIAL INCLUSION – MONETARY POLICY

    According to a recent statement issued by RBI, Financial Inclusion has helped monetary policy transmission in India

  • P.N. PANICKER

    President of India Unveils a Statue of Late Shri P.N. Panicker

  • ABHYAS: HIGH-SPEED EXPENDABLE AERIAL TARGET (HEAT)

    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. 

  • NATIONAL DOPE TESTING LABORATORY (NDTL)

    The National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) has regained the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accreditation.

  • INVASIVE LANTANA BUSHES

    Plans afoot to uproot lantana bushes from BRT reserve, Bandipur in Karnataka

  • CHOUDHARY CHARAN SINGH

    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.

  • MISSILE ‘PRALAY’

    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.

  • AERV

    The first batch of next-generation Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicles (AERV) was formally inducted into the Indian Army

  • NAAC ACCREDITATION

    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

  • SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN

    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.

  • WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX

    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

    Albino Indian Flapshell turtle was recently spotted in Sirnapalli forest in Telangana

  • CHILLAI KALAN

    Chillai Kalan, harshest 40 days of winter begins in Kashmir

  • ELECTION LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021

    The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was recently passed in Union Legislature

  • ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB)

    India signs loan agreements with ADB for various projects

  • FUTURES TRADING

    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.

  • EWS QUOTA

    A committee examining the income criteria for determining EWS is likely to submit its report to the Centre soon.

  • MULTI STATE COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES (MSCS) ACT, 2002

    Centre has decided to amend the Multi State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) Act, 2002 to plug the loopholes in the Act

  • DELIMITATION

    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.

  • BH SERIES

    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.

  • BWF WORLD BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP

    India’s K. Srikanth’s won Silver BWF World badminton championship

  • ALL INDIA VANDE BHARATAM – NRITYA UTSAV

    Delhi hosted the Grand Finale of All India Vande Bharatam, Nritya Utsav

  • GOA LIBERATION DAY

    60th anniversary of the liberation of Goa was celebrated

  • BODOLAND TERRITORIAL REGION COUNCIL

    One-year celebrations of the Bodoland Territorial Region Council (BTR) was recently held.

  • AGNI PRIME MISSILE

    DRDO successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni Prime missile from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.

  • PARVOVIRUS

    Nearly 2,000 pet and stray dogs in Amravati city were affected by canine parvovirus virus

  • INDIAN DESERT CAT

    An Indian desert cat has been spotted for the first time in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna Tiger Reserve (PTR)

  • SANDSTORMS IN DELHI

    Loss of Aravalli hills because of unchecked mining activities would result in the sandstorms travelling to NCR and Delhi according to new study

  • HAPPINESS CURRICULUM

    On the lines of Delhi, preparations are underway to implement the ‘happiness curriculum’ in primary schools of Uttar Pradesh under a pilot project

  • INDIA – BHUTAN

    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 […]

  • RAMNA KALI TEMPLE

    President of India inaugurated the reconstructed Ramna Kali temple in Ramna, a part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka

  • COMPARING INDIA – EU DATA REGULATION

    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

  • JAITAPUR NUCLEAR REACTORS

    The centre has given “in-principle’’ approval for setting up of six nuclear power reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra

  • COLD WAVE

    IMD has predicted a cold wave in Northwest India

  • LEGAL AGE OF MARRIAGE

    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.

  • KOLKATA DURGA PUJA

    Durga Puja in Kolkata has been included by UNESCO in its representative list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’.

  • PRADHAN MANTRI KRISHI SINCHAYEE YOJANA (PMKSY)

    The Cabinet has given its approval to extend Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana for another five years till 2026

  • UN DRAFT RESOLUTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    India votes against UN draft resolution on climate change

  • SARDAR PATEL

    December 15 marks the death anniversary of the great “unifier of the nation”, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

  • CHAR DHAM ROAD PROJECT

    Supreme Court of India permitted the Central Government for double lane widening of the roads for the Char Dham Project

  • GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD

    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 […]

  • PROMPT CORRECTIVE ACTION (PCA)

    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

    Wholesale price inflation spikes in India to a record as food, fuel surge

  • NDPS ACT

    The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was passed by Lok Sabha

  • PRANAB MUKHERJEE

    President of India pays homage to  Pranab Mukherjee on his Birth Anniversary

  • KASHI VISHWANATH CORRIDOR

    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

  • PINAKA ER

    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)

  • VL-SRSAM

    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 […]

  • DEPOSIT INSURANCE

    Prime Minister paid deposit insurance to  depositors who could not access their money as their banks faced financial crises

  • ROLE OF GOVERNER IN STATE UNIVERSITIES

    Kerala Governor has expressed desire to quit as chancellor of a state university

  • INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE (ISA)

    The UN General Assembly has conferred Observer Status on the International Solar Alliance (ISA)

  • BIOFUELS

    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

  • ATMANIRBHAR HASTSHILPKAR SCHEME

    NEDFI Announces Atmanirbhar Hastshilpkar Scheme for the Artisans under Ministry of Doner.

  • SECTION 124A

    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.

  • C RAJAGOPALACAHARI

    PM pays tributes to C. Rajagopalachari on his Jayanti

  • ‘CERTIFICATION COURSE ON HOME ENERGY AUDIT’ INITIATIVE

    The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) virtually launched “Certification Course on Home Energy Audit (HEA)”

  • BIRD FLU

    H5N1  influenza outbreak reported in Kerala

  • RETAIL INFLATION

    India’s retail inflation  accelerated in Nov. to 5.1%

  • SAMPANN PROJECT

    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

  • BETI BACHAO-BETI PADHAO SCHEME

    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

  • INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND ELECTORAL ASSISTANCE

    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).

  • JNANAPEETH AWARDS

    Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr has won the 56th Jnanpith Award, and Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo has won the 57th Jnanpith Award.

  • BIPIN RAWAT

    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

  • GURU TEG BAHADUR JI

    The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji on his martyrdom day.

  • KEN-BETWA RIVER INTERLINKING PROJECT

    The Union Cabinet approved the funding and implementation of the Ken-Betwa river interlinking project

  • SPECIES EXTINCT IN THE WILD

    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

  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANTATION MANAGEMENT

    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 […]

  • RBI POLICY RATES

    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India kept key policy rates unchanged

  • PMAY-RURAL

    Cabinet extends PMAY-Rural plan till March 2024

  • PM KUSUM SCHEME

    Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issues advisory for the General Public on PM Kusum Scheme

  • INDIA-RUSSIA RENEW MILITARY PACT

    India and Russia have signed a number of agreements, contracts and protocols covering small arms and military cooperation

  • RAIGAD FORT

    President of India visits Raigad fort and paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

  • ARMED FORCES (SPECIAL POWERS) ACT (AFSPA)

    Nagaland CM calls for scrapping of AFSPA

  • COMPENSATORY AFFORESTATION FUND MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING AUTHORITY (CAMPA)

    Afforestation funds released to States by CAMPA

  • INVASIVE SPECIES

    A tiny snail with a golden-yellow shell found in the Edappally canal in Kochi has been flagged as an invasive species

  • KAZHUVELI

    Kazhuveli notified as 16th bird sanctuary in Tamil Nadu

  • INDIA – SRI LANKA ECONOMIC COOPERATION

    India finalises cooperation plan to revive Covid-hit Sri Lanka economy

  • DR BR AMBEDKAR

    December 6 is observed every year all over India as Mahaparinirvan Din, the death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.

  • R. VENKATARAMAN

    President of India pays floral tributes to  R. Venkataraman, former President of India,  on his birth anniversary

  • MORARJI DESAI

    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

  • PROJECT RE-HAB

    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.

  • 100 YEARS OF PAC

    Event to commemorate 100 years of Public accounts committee celebrated

  • NATIONAL JUDICIAL INFRASTRUCTURE CORPORATION

    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

  • ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

    Prime Minister has greeted the people of  Goa on the day of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier.

  • PAIKA REBELLION

    Centre has refused to accept Odisha state demand of declaring Paika revolution as first war of independence

  • GATEWAY OF INDIA

    Opening Ceremony of Gateway of India is being celebrated. The gateway was opened on 4th December 1924, by the Viceroy, the Earl of Reading

  • LESSER FLORICAN

    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.

  • PERIYAR RIVER

    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 […]

  • FINTECH

    PM inaugurated INFINITY FORUM , a fintech initiative of International Financial Services Centres Authority

  • DR RAJENDRA PRASAD

    President of India Pays Homage to Dr Rajendra Prasad on His Birth Anniversary

  • 1971 INDO-PAK WAR

    Victory of India in 1971 war is being commemorated

  • SMART CITIES MISSION

    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

  • SPECIAL STATUS FOR STATES

    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

  • BORDER SECURITY FORCE

    On 1 December 1965, India’s first line of defense, the Border Security Force (BSF) was formed.

  • AIR POLLUTION IN DELHI

    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).

  • CHAR DHAM DEVASTHANAM MANAGEMENT ACT

    The Uttarakhand Government recently withdrew the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act.

  • RENUNCIATION OF INDIAN CITIZENSHIP

    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

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  • MAHATMA PHULE

    Death Anniversary of Jyotiba Phule celebrated.

  • RANI KAMALAPATI

    Recently, Habibganj railway station of Bhopal has been renamed as ‘Rani Kamalapati’ station.

  • NATIONAL CADET CORPS

    73 annual rising day of National Cadet Corps celebrated

  • CRYPTOCURRENCY : BASIC DEFENITIONS

    BASIC DEFENITIONS OF DIGITAL CURRENCY

  • PARLIAMENT WINTER SESSION

    Parliament Winter session Begins

  • INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR PROGRAMME

    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.

  • PRODUCTION LINKED INCENTIVE (PLI) SCHEME FOR THE PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR

    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

  • SMART CITIES PROJECT

    Government begins finalizing proposals on PM’s action plan for Smart Cities initiative

  • NITI AAYOG’S MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX

    The first multi-dimensional poverty index (MPI) was released by NITI Aayog

  • DR VERGHESE KURIEN

    Birth centenary of Dr. Varghese Kurien (Milk Man of India) is celebrated as National Milk Day

  • STRATERGIC OIL RESERVES

    India to release 5 million barrels oil from strategic reserves in coordination with other buyers

  • INDIAN INSTITUTE OF INSOLVENCY PROFESSIONALS

    5th Foundation Day function of the Indian Institute of Insolvency Professionals of ICAI (IIIPI) was recently celebrated

  • NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY (NFHS)

    The results from the second phase of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) was recently released

  • WHIP

    • 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

    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.

  • PM WANI

    Light-touch regulation of PM-WANI framework will encourage entrepreneurs to set up public wifi hotspots and generate additional revenue

  • THALASSAEMIA

    Shortage of drug, Desferal 500 mg  hits thalassaemia patients in Karnataka

  • BHARAT GAURAV SCHEME

    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.

  • PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN ANNA YOJANA

    • 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.

  • CRZ VIOLATIONS

    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 – US TRADE

    India, U.S. commit to linking economies across sectors at recently held Trade Policy Forum meet

  • RANI GAIDINLIU

    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

  • AK-203 DEAL

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved deal for the manufacture of 6.71 lakh AK-203 assault rifles in India in cooperation of Russia

  • LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

    Andhra Assembly withdraws resolution to abolish Legislative Council. Government had passed the statutory resolution in January 2020 under Article 169(1) of the Constitution

  • TN LOAN WAIVER

    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.

  • PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

    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).

  • RADIO-COLLARING

    Assam’s forest department is planning to collar at least five elephants in high-conflict habitats in the coming months.

  • PESA ACT 1996

    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

    World Fisheries Day is observed on the 21st November every year.

  • GENDER EQUALITY – SCHOOL CLOSURE – REPORT

    By : UNESCO

  • HEALTHCARE EQUITY IN URBAN INDIA

    By : Azim Premji University

  • SWACHH SURVEKSHAN AWARDS

    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

  • SOCIAL AUDIT

    The concept of social audit is being extended to more departments and the Government schemes in Rajasthan

  • RANI LAXMI BAI

    The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Rani Lakshmibai on her Jayanti

  • INDIRA GANDHI

    Birth Anniversary of Indira Gandhi celebrated

  • REPORT ON GENERIC DRUGS IN INDIA

    By Competition Commission of India

  • RAKSHA SAMARPAN PARV

    PM participated in the event, at Lakshmi bai fort,Jhansi

  • FARM LAWS REPEALED

    PM announced that the three contentious farm laws passed last year would be repealed

  • UNIFORM CIVIL CODE

    Allahabad High Court has called upon the Central Government to forthwith initiate the process for implementation of Uniform Civil Code

  • REZANG LA

    Defence Minister to dedicate revamped Rezang La War Memorial.

  • GURU PURAB

    Guru Nanak Dev Ji Jayanti/ Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab  celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak.

  • ACTION PLAN TO CLEAN YAMUNA

    Delhi CM pledges to clean Yamuna by 2025, announces six-point action plan

  • PURI HERITAGE CORRIDOR

    Odisha Chief Minister is expected to soon lay the foundation stone of the Puri heritage corridor

  • SABZ BURJ

    Conservation Of Delhi’s Sabz Burj Complete

  • POCHAMPALLY

    Pochampally village in Telangana is set to be named as one of the best Tourism Villages by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

  • VISHAKAPATTANAM

    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

  • NaVIC

    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.

  • INDIAN STAR TORTOISES

    380 endangered Indian star tortoises seized in Karnataka

  • NATIONAL MINERAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), a public enterprise under Ministry of Steel celebrated its 64th Formation Day

  • COVID’S IMPACT ON LEARNING

    The 16th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021 (Rural) was released by Pratham foundation

  • KARTARPUR CORRIDOR

    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.

  • IMPORTANT SCIENCE SCHEMES

    Prime minister discussed important schemes that inspired children to dream of future with S&T at an event

  • 41ST SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA

    India has successfully launched the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica 

  • STEM CELL THERAPY

    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.

  • AUDIT DIWAS

    First Audit Diwas is being celebrated on 16 November 2021

  • PANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

    Birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru is celebrated every year as Children’s day

  • BIRSA MUNDA

    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

  • S-400 SYSTEMS

    Moscow has started deliveries of the S-400 air defence systems to India

  • ZONAL COUNCIL

    29th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council was recently held

  • TENURE OF DIRECTORS CBI AND ED

    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.

  • RBI NEW SCHEMES

    Prime Minister launched two customer-centric initiatives of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) — the RBI Retail Direct Scheme and the Integrated Ombudsman Scheme.

  • ACHARYA JB KRIPALINI

    Birth anniversary of Acharya Kripalani was recently celebrated

  • HUNAR HAAT

    32nd edition of “Hunar Haat” was inaugurated  in Lucknow

  • PRIVILEGE MOTION

    Privilege motion will be passed against a Rajya Sabha member

  • MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD

    National Education Day of India is celebrated every year on 11 November to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

  • LEONIDS METEOR SHOWER

    The annual Leonids Meteor Shower has begun

  • CORINGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

    Conservation biologists of the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, will collaring 10 fishing cats in the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) in Andhra Pradesh

  • MP-LADS SCHEME

    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.

  • VAN DHAN KENDRAS

    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

  • PROJECT 75

    The fourth submarine of the Project – 75, VELA  was delivered to the Indian Navy today recently

  • FROTHING IN DELHI’S YAMUNA

    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

    National legal services day is celebrated every year on November 9

  • TRANSFER OF HIGH COURT JUDGES

    SC collegium recommends transfer of Madras HC Chief Justice to Meghalaya HC

  • UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK (UCCN)

    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.

  • INDIA’S SUBMARINE STRENGTH

    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

  • MOLNUPIRAVIR

    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

  • DISQUALIFICATION FOR OFFICE OF PROFIT

    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.

  • SWARNAJAYANTI FELLOWSHIPS

    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.

  • PADMA AWARDS 2020

    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

  • HEAVIEST RAINFALL IN TAMILADU

    The overnight rain in chennai that lasted recently  was reportedly the heaviest since 2015

  • BATHUKAMMA

    Bathukamma festival was screened on Burj Khalifa

  • CHHATH POOJA

    Politicization of Ban on Chhath Pooja is being witnessed

  • NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS 2021

    Recently, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports announced the National Sports Awards 2021.

  • ADI – SHANKARACHARYA

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a 12-foot statue of Adi Shankaracharya at Kedarnath, where the acharya is believed to have attained samadhi

  • DYSLEXIA

    Ashoka University hosted a virtual conference titled ‘The Dyslexic Mind: Thinking Differently about Higher Education’

  • INDIAS ANNOUNCEMENTS IN GLASGOW

    The Prime Minister enhanced India’s existing climate targets and announced a new one during his speech in Glasgow COP 26

  • PROMPT CORRECTIVE ACTION (PCA) FRAMEWORK

    Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a revised Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework.

  • DHANVANTARI

    National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur celebrates National Ayurveda Day 2021

  • INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RESILIENT ISLAND STATES

    Initiative called IRIS or Infrastructure for Resilient Island States, was formally launched by Prime Minister recently

  • ANIMALS VULNERABLE TO ROADKILL

    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.

  • FORESTS DECLARATION

    India did not sign the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use

  • DEENDAYAL ANTYODAYA YOJANA – NATIONAL RURAL LIVELIHOOD MISSION

    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.

  • ALL INDIA JUDICIAL SERVICE

    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.

  • KHASI INHERITANCE OF PROPERTY BILL, 2021

    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.

  • SATYAJIT RAY

    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

    Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day is celebrated on October 31, every year.

  • WORLD PEDESTRIAN DAY

    Punjab Police has submitted a proposal to Declare Guru Nanak Jayanti as WORLD PEDESTRIAN DAY

  • PROJECT 15B

    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

  • INDUS RIVER DOLPHIN

    Punjab is all set to conduct Indus Dolphin census along with WWF

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  • ITALY-INDIA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN ENERGY TRANSITION

    Recently heads of India and Italy issues Joint Statement on Italy-India Strategic Partnership in Energy Transition

  • PUBLIC AFFAIRS INDEX 2021

    Public Affairs Centre has released Public Affairs Index 2021

  • U. MUTHURAMALINGAM THEVAR

    The Prime Minister has recalled the rich contributions of the illustrious Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar on Thevar Jayanthi.

  • SWAMIH FUND

    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.

  • NATIONAL COMPANY LAW APPELLATE TRIBUNAL

    Justice Ashok Bhushan is appointed as the full-time chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)

  • AMENDMENTS TO JUVENILE JUSTICE (CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN) MODEL RULES, 2016

    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.

  • HAMPI

    Tourism Minister of Karnataka urges centre to develop Hampi under iconic tourist destination scheme

  • WORLD OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DAY

    World Occupational Therapy Day is annually observed across the globe on October 27th

  • KR NARAYANAN

    The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind paid homage to Shri K.R. Narayanan, former President of India

  • AGNI-5

    India successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5

  • PEGASUS ISSUE

    SC sets up committee to examine Pegasus allegations

  • ‘PODU’ LAND ISSUE

    Telangana government has red-flagged encroachment of forests by non-tribals, who are indulging in the practice of shifting agriculture  which is called PODU.

  • CLIMATE VULNERABILITY INDEX

    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)

  • DEFEXPO 2022

    Raksha Mantri chairs Ambassadors’ Round Table for DefExpo 2022

  • ZIKA VIRUS

    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.

  • CASHEW MULTIPLE ROOTING FOR SENILE PLANTATION

    The technology Cashew Multiple Rooting for Senile plantation was developed by local farmer of Kerala is gaining popularity

  • OPEN NETWORK FOR DIGITAL COMMERCE

    The Union Minister of Commerce & Industry reviewed the progress on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) initiative of DPIIT.

  • COTPA 2003

    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

  • MTECH IN MINDS

    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 AWARD

    Prem Bhatia awards for journalism was recently presented

  • QUEEN HEO HWANG-OK MEMORIAL PARK

    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

  • MULLAPERIYAR DAM ISSUE

    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

  • NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL PRICING AUTHORITY

    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.

  • BIO-MINING

    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.

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE MISSION

    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”.

  • NIPUN BHARATH

    Govt panel chaired by Union Education Minister is all set  to oversee NIPUN Bharat progress

  • RK LAXMAN

    The Prime Minister has paid tributes to cartoonist RK Laxman on his 100th birth anniversary

  • PRIME MINISTERS MUSEUM

    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

  • SABARMATI RIVER POLLUTION

    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

  • KOCHI OPEN MOBILITY NETWORK

    Kerala wins award for city with most sustainable transport system

  • DAP ‘SHORTAGE’

    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.

  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA

    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

  • RAMAPPA – KAKATIYARUDRESHWARA TEMPLE

    The Union Minister for Culture, Tourism   unveiled the UNESCO World Heritage Listing plaque at Ramappa – KakatiyaRudreshwara Temple in Palampet.

  • INDO-TIBETIAN BORDER POLICE

    ITBP is awarding Best Dog & Best Horse awards . These awards are being presented since 2016

  • E-CIGARETTES

    An analysis has found that e-cigarette use — even on a daily basis — did not help smokers successfully stay off cigarettes.

  • INDIAN TELEGRAPH RIGHT OF WAY (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2021

    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.

  • MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

    Election commission issues a statement for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during bye-elections being conducted

  • INNOVATIONS FOR YOU

    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.

  • UDAN DAY

    Government of India celebrated UDAN day on October 21

  • CHANGING MONSOON PATTERN

    The  excessive rain and the landslides in Uttarakhand, as well as other states such as Kerala, is linked to the changing patterns of monsoon

  • PYGMY HOGS

    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

  • BIO-ENZYMES

    Punjab farmers are creating bio-enzymes from kinnow fruit wastes

  • ORANGE ALERT IN KERALA

    The IMD has also withdrawn the orange alert it issued for nine districts

  • ‘MOUNT MANIPUR’

    The Centre has rechristened Mount Harriet, a historical tourist spot in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, as ‘Mount Manipur’

  • ELECTION OF DEPPUTY SPEAKER

    The 17th Lok Sabha which, more than two years after it was constituted in 2019, remains without a Deputy Speaker.

  • GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY INDEX

    Report by London-based Economist Impact and is sponsored by Corteva Agriscience.

  • WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

    IMF unveiled its 2nd World Economic Outlook (WEO)

  • MAHARSHI VALMIKI

    Valmiki Jayanti celebrated

  • BHASKARABDA

    Bhaskarabda to be added to official calendar of Assam

  • DALIT BANDHU SCHEME

    Election Commission of India halts the Dalit Bandhu scheme in Huzurabad Assembly constituency citing the October 30 byelection.

  • AMENDMENTS TO THE FOREST (CONSERVATION) ACT, 1980

    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.

  • TRIPS ESCAPE CLAUSE

    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

    Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh  to be declared as an international airport .

  • ALLIUM NEGIANUM

    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.

  • REVISED RASHTRIYA GOKUL MISSION AND NATIONAL LIVESTOCK MISSION

    Rashtriya Gokul Mission and National Livestock Missions were revamped recently

  • HEAVY RAINFALL IN KERALA

    Heavy rain and landslides are occurring all over southern Kerala

  • SIR SYED AHMAD KHAN

    Birth Anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan celebrated recently

  • EARTHSHOT PRIZE

    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

  • SOUTH ASIAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP

    India crowned SAFF champions for 8th time as Sunil Chhetri leads Blue Tigers to 3-0 win over Nepal

  • WORLD FOOD DAY

    Every year, the World Food Day is celebrated on October 16.

  • INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

    Chennai Super kings clinch fourth IPL title

  • GLOBAL HUNGER INDEX

    By : Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe

  • DR GANGAKHEDKAR

    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.

  • BORDER SECURITY FORCE

    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.

  • MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2021

    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

  • POWER PRODUCTION IN KERALA

    Union Ministry of Power has asked Kerala to provide support by increasing generation at storage-based hydroelectric stations, such as the 780 MW Idukki

  • STUBBLE BURNING

    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

    World Standards Day is observed on 14 October annually

  • APJ ABDUL KALAM

    Birth Anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam celebrated

  • E-CHHAWANI

    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.

  • MYPARKINGS APP

    • 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.

  • PM GATI SHAKTI MASTERPLAN

    Prime Minister Gati Shakti National Master Plan has been launched recently

  • MAHARATNA STATUS

    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

    Retail inflation falls to 4.35% in September

  • NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

    28th anniversary of NHRC recently celebrated

  • AKASA AIRLINES

    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

    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

  • SOUTH ASIA ECONOMIC FOCUS REPORT ON INDIA

    Report by World Bank

  • KATOL METEORITE

    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.

  • BIODECOMPOSER FOR STUBBLE BURNING

    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.

  • QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT SURVEY

    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).

  • WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME

    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

    Jim Corbett National Park, a world-renowned tiger reserve in Uttarakhand, may be renamed as Ramganga National Park in the future.

  • JP NARAYAN

    Death anniversary of Jayaprakash Narayan recently celebrated.

  • INDIAN AIR-FORCE DAY

    Celebrated on OTOBER 8

  • HIGH AMBITION COALITION (HAC) FOR NATURE AND PEOPLE

    India joins HAC

  • G-SEC ACQUISITION PROGRAMME

    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.

  • GI TAG FOR KANYAKUMARI CLOVE

    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.

  • BUDDHIST CIRCUIT

    Ministry of culture to provide financial push to Buddhist circuit

  • ANIMAL HUSBANDRY IN IVC

    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.

  • SC120-LOX

    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).

  • PM MITRA PARK

    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.

  • NOBEL PRIZE FOR CHEMISTRY

    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.

  • RTS.S

    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.

  • NEW TIGER RESERVE

    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.

  • PARTICULATE MATTER

    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).

  • PRADHAN MANTRI JAN AUSHADI PARIYOJANA

    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.

  • GOOD SAMARITANS SCHEME

    Ministry of road, transport & highways launched a scheme for “Good Samaritans”

  • INDUSTRIAL PARK RATING SYSTEM (IPRS) REPORT

    The 2nd edition of the Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS) Report was launched by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry

  • PURCHASING MANAGERS’ INDEX

    Report By IHS Markit’s survey

  • FOREST CONSERVATION ACT

    The Centre has proposed an amendment to the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, to liberalise forest laws.

  • SVAMITVA SCHEME

    Prime Minister interacted with the beneficiaries of SVAMITVA scheme in Madhya Pradesh

  • AYUSHMAN BHARAT

    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.

  • TRANSFER OF HIGH COURT JUDGES

    Union Law Ministry on Tuesday notified the transfers of 15 judges across 11 High Courts as per recommendations of Supreme Court Collegium

  • MANAGEMENT OF STORMWATER IN BENGALURU URBAN AREA

    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.

  • SYAMJI KRISHNA VARMA

    The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his Jayanti.

  • DRDO DARE TO DREAM 2.0 AWARDS

    Defence Minister felicitated the winners of ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ Contest organised by Defence Research & Development Organisation

  • SMOG TOWERS

    Two new smog towers have been recently inaugurated in Delhi. Bengaluru and Chandigarh also installed smog towers this year.

  • ONE DISTRICT – ONE PRODUCT

    The first consignment of Kashmiri walnuts was recently flagged off from Budgam.

  • 40TH INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR 2021

    40th India International Trade Fair 2021 to be held from November 14-27 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

  • ELECTION SYMBOLS

    ECI allots election symbols to parties for By poll elections in Bihar

  • MAHABAHU BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER HERITAGE CENTRE

    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

  • SUCHETGARH

    First ever retreat ceremony to be held at Suchetgarh

  • ‘ENVIRONMENTAL SEISMOLOGY’ GROUP

    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.

  • LAL BAHADDUR SHASTRI

    Birth Anniversary of Lal Bahaddur Shastri celebrated

  • COMMISSION ON AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT

    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.

  • CHACHA CHAUDHARY

    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)

  • INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA

    The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) celebrated its Fifth Annual Day

  • PEOPLE’S PLAN CAMPAIGN 2021

    Panchayati Raj Ministry launched People’s Plan Campaign 2021- Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas along with the Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard.

  • AMRUT 2.0 & SWACHH BHARAT MISSION 2.0

    Prime Minister launched the second phases of the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.

  • RENUNCIATION OF CITIZENSHIP

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has simplified the process for Indians who want to renounce their citizenship.

  • SIVAJI GANSEAN

    Google Doodle celebrates SIVAJI GANESAN

  • MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

    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

  • RETREATING MONSOON

    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.

  • FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) ACT (FCRA), 2010

    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.

  • SACRED PORTAL

    Ministry of Social Justice launched Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal

  • DIGI-SAKSHAM

    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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  • ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD DISSOLVED

    Defence Ministry has issued an order to dissolve the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)

  • MALARIA DRUG-RESISTANCE

    Instances of drug resistant malaria are increasing in India

  • PRAGATI

    Prime Minister  chaired the 38th PRAGATI meeting

  • PM POSHAN SHAKTI NIRMAN

    The mid-day meal scheme will now be known as PM POSHAN

  • BHAGATH SINGH

    PM pays tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his Jayanti

  • INDIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

    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

  • NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

    17th Foundation Day celebrations of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was recently celebrated

  • INDIA’S FOREIGN TRADE POLICY (FTP) EXTENDED

    India’s foreign trade policy (FTP) will be extended for six months, till March 31, 2022

  • जनCARE

    Aim is to Identify 75 innovations in Telemedicine, AI, Digital Health & BIG Data by Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

  • SWACHH SURVEKSHAN

    Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the seventh consecutive edition of Swachh Survekshan.

  • ANTI-DEFECTION LAW FOR INDIPENDENT MLA

    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.

  • AKASH PRIME MISSILE

    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.

  • XENON1T

    With advanced technologies and newer experiments, and researchers of  XENON1T have made the first putative direct detection of dark energy.

  • NON-GM RICE VARIETIES

    The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has developed the country’s first-ever non-GM (genetically modified) herbicide-tolerant rice varieties

  • AYUSHMAN BHARATH DIGITAL

    Prime Minister launched Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

  • PM KUSUM

    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

  • ARTICLE 30

    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.

  • IAF SHOW IN DAL LAKE

    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.

  • INTERACTIVE DIGITAL AIRSPACE MAP

    Ministry of Civil Aviation released an “interactive digital airspace map” for flying drones, that demarcates areas into different zones for flying drones across India.

  • COVISHIELD

    Italy has recognised Covishield vaccine against the Coronavirus

  • ODISHA’S FIRST SILK YARN CENTER

    Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has set up Odisha’s first ever tussar silk yarn production centre at Choudwar in Cuttack district

  • CARTELS

    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”

  • ARJUN’S MARK-1A

    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.

  • ROAD CAVE-IN

    Delhi records an unprecedented rainfall this season and an increase in incidents of road cave-ins across the city.

  • SAUBHAGYA SCHEME

    SAUBHAGYA completes FOUR years of successful implementation.

  • NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME AWARDS

    The President of India presented the National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2019-20

  • RAMDHARI SINGH DINAKAR

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar on his birth anniversary.

  • TRANS FAT

    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

  • NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM

    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.

  • QS GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY RANKINGS 2022

    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

  • BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION

    Kovalam beach in Tamil Nadu and Eden beach in Puducherry recieve ‘Blue Flag’ certification for 2021

  • WHO AIR-QUALITY NORMS

    The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its first-ever update since 2005, has tightened global air pollution standards

  • EXPORTERS CONCLAVE

    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

  • RHINO HORNS

    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.

  • PEARL FARMING IN TRIBAL AREAS

    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.

  • FOREST RIGHTS ACT

    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

  • VAYOSHRESHTA SAMMAN

    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.

  • GLOBAL INNOVATION INDEX 2021

    India scores 46th rank in the Global Innovation Index 2021.

  • 36TH INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

    It aims at creating awareness among people to keep beaches clean

  • PROJECT FULWARI

    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.

  • EARTHSHOT PRIZE 2021

    Two Indians (Vinisha and Vidyut) among 15 finalists were selected for the first ever Earthshot Prize 2021

  • HELINA MISSILE

    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.

  • HUMBOLDT PENGUIN

    Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo announced the addition of two new Humboldt penguin chicks this year.

  • SEA CUCUMBER

    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.

  • MUMBAI – DELHI EXPRESS WAY

    Union Transport minister concluded review on Mumbai-Delhi expressway.

  • DISTRICT COMMITTEES ON POWER

    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.

  • SPIN SCHEME

    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.

  • TRADE & DEVELOPMENT REPORT

    It is a report by UNCTAD

  • S K JOSHI

    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.

  • SHANKHALIPI SCRIPT

    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

  • GENERAL SHERMAN

    The General Sherman trees are now being threatened by Wildfires of California

  • WORLD OZONE DAY

    Every year, 16th September is observed as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer (World Ozone Day).

  • GST COUNCIL MEET

    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

  • BAD BANK

    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.

  • RAIL KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA

    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)”.

  • MISSION SHOONYA

    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.

  • TARBALLS

    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has removed over 20,000 kg of TARBALLS from Juhu and Versova beaches in Mumbai recently

  • CONNECT KARO 2021

    Recently, the Union Home Minister addressed the ‘Connect Karo 2021’ – Towards Equitable, Sustainable Indian Cities’ Event.

  • ENGINEERS DAY

    Engineers Day 2021 was observed on September 15, to mark the birthday of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

  • CYBERCRIMES IN BENGALURU

    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.

  • QUAD SUMMIT

    The quadrilateral security dialogue includes Japan, India, United States and Australia.

  • RAJA MAHENDRA PRATAP SINGH

    PM Modi lays foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University in UP’s Aligarh

  • UNIFIED PAYMENTS INTERFACE (UPI) AND PAYNOW

    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.

  • QR CODE FOR WASTE COLLECTION

    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.

  • WHOLESALE PRICE-BASED INFLATION

    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.

  • ADARSH GRAM YOJANA

    Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana will be restarted in 36000 villages of India with focus on ST

  • RAMCHARITMANAS

    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

  • PSEUDO-MELANISTIC TIGERS

    NCBS study of ‘black tigers’ has shed light on genetic mystery

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS – FINANCIAL INCLUSION

    Accessibility of banking and availability of credit

  • BRICS BANK

    BRICS Bank admits UAE, Bangladesh, Uruguay as new members

  • ACHARYA VINOBA BHAVE

    The Prime Minister has paid  tributes to Acharya Vinoba Bhave on his Jayanti.

  • BATTLE OF SARAGARHI

    September 12 marks the 124th anniversary of the Battle of Saragarhi

  • MRSAM SYSTEM

    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

    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.

  • U S – INDIA CLEAN ENERGY PARTNERSHIP

    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).

  • V. O. CHIDAMBARAM PILLAI

    The Prime Minister has remembered freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai on his Jayanti.

  • KARBI ANGLONG AGREEMENT

    The centre signed a tripartite agreement- “Karbi Anglong Agreement”  with representatives of Karbi outfits

  • NIPAH VIRUS

    Kerala reports mortality due to Nipah.

  • AMAZON KISAN STORE

    Amazon India announced the launch of Kisan Store.

  • PLASTICS PACT

    India has become the first Asian Country to launch a Plastics pact

  • AAYKAR SEVA KENDRA

    Union Finance Minister laid the foundation stone for the office building of the Income Tax Department in Bengaluru.

  • AVANI LEKHARA

    Avani Lekhara has become the 1st Indian women to win two Paralympic medals at a single edition of the Paralympics

  • VANNIYAR MOVEMENT

    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.

  • STATE OF THE WORLD’S TREES REPORT

    It is a report by Botanic Gardens Conservation International

  • ‘SAATH’ INITIATIVE

    Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor launched the Rural Enterprises Acceleration Programme called ‘Saath’ for Self Help Group (SHG) women

  • E-ILP SYSTEM

    Chief Minister of Manipur virtually launched the e-ILP platform for effective regulation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in the state.

  • PANJ PIARE

    Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat has apologised for comparing Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu and his four advisers to the Panj Piare

  • EQUITAS SFB’S FD

    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.

  • ACADEMIC BANK OF CREDIT AND GLUE GRANT SCHEME

    Forty Central universities will kick off implementation of innovative measures such as the academic credit bank and the glue grant meant to encourage multidisciplinarity

  • ZAPAD 2021

    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

  • BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS

    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.

  • “UBREATHE LIFE”

    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.

  • LEADED PETROL

    According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe

  • WORLD’S HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD

    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.

  • POSHAN MAAH

    Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to celebrate the POSHAN MAAH throughout the month September

  • PARLIAMENTARY OUTREACH PROGRAMME

    Lok Sabha speaker,  inaugurated a parliamentary outreach programme to empower Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir

  • LADAKH STATE SYMBOLS

    Ladakh  adopted two endangered species, snow leopard and black-necked crane, as the State animal and the State bird

  • INDIAN ROYAL JELLY

    Indian Royal Jelly has been found to surpass top-quality sellers, including those produced in Thailand and Taiwan.

  • TOY TRAINS

    The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has launched a regular Jungle Tea Toy Train Safari on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Route.

  • CENTRAL SECURITIES DEPOSITORIES

    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

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS – DEMOCRACY

    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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  • PASHMINA SHWALS

    A new initiative to revive pashmina shawls has been revived

  • E-GOPALA

    Web version of e-GOPALA application was launched recently

  • AYUSH MINISTRY ACTIVITIES

    Union AYUSH Ministry launched a Y-Break App to boost its activities

  • BH SERIES

    Government of India has introduced a new registration mark under the Bharat Series (BH-Series) for new vehicles

  • QSIM

    Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched the India’s first ‘Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) Toolkit’.

  • HURRICANE IDA

    Hurricane Ida struck the coast of Louisiana, South USA as a powerful Category 4 storm

  • BRICS-AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PLATFORM

    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has announced the operationalization of the BRICS Agricultural Research Platform.

  • PRADHAN MANTRI JAN DHAN YOJANA (PMJDY)

    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 ON MONETIZATION

    NITI Aayog has recommended various measures to boost monetization

  • HUNTER COMMISSION-JALLIANWALAH BHAG MASSACRE

    Prime Minister  inaugurated the newly renovated Jallianwala Bagh complex and museum in Amritsar

  • STOP TB PARTNERSHIP

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, took charge as the Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board

  • FORUM FOR DECARBONISING TRANSPORT

    NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI) of India together launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India

  • DEEPAR BEEL

    Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the eco-sensitive zone of Deepar Beel Wildlife Sanctuary

  • EASE 4.0

    Fourth edition of Public Sector Bank (PSB) Reforms Agenda.

  • WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PLATFORM

    The NITI Aayog and US-based tech giant, Cisco launched the next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)

  • HARI SINGH NALWA

    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

  • LIBERALIZED DRONE RULES 2021

    Union ministry of civil aviation released LIBERALIZED DRONE RULES 2021. It seeks to simplify present rules.

  • SAMARTH SCHEME

    According to the Textiles Ministry, that more than 1,500 artisans have been benefitted by training in 63 Samarth Training Centres

  • ARREST OF A CABINET MINISTER

    Recently, FIR has been filed against a Rajya sabha member and union cabinet Minister

  • KEY INDICATORS FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC 2021

    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

  • SUJALAM

    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

  • FRP OF SUGARCANE

    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.

  • E-SHARM PORTAL

    The labour ministry is set to launch a National Database for Unorganised Workers (NDUW) or e-Sharm portal

  • SHREE NARAYANA GURU

    The Prime Minister has paid tributes to Sree Narayana Guru on his Jayanti.

  • ARMY-2021

    India pitched its indigenously built fighter aircrafts at the International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2021’ in Moscow.

  • S-400 AIR DEFENCE

    The S-400 air defence systems deal, for which deliveries are scheduled to begin in a few months, was on schedule said Russia

  • YUKTDHARA

    The government launched a new geospatial planning portal called ‘Yuktdhara’ under Bhuvan

  • N. S. VISHWANATHAN COMITTEE

    Reserve Bank of India had appointed committee headed by N. S. Vishwanathan to make suggestions on structure for the urban cooperative banks (UCBs)

  • NATIONAL MONETISATION PIPELINE

    Finance Minister, unveiled a four-year National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) scheme

  • KRIVAK CLASS STEALTH FRIGATES

    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

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS – CYCLONES IN INDIA

    A cyclone is defined as a powerful storm containing strong winds and rains.

  • INDIA’S FIRST SMOG TOWER

    Chief Minister of Delhi, will inaugurate India’s first smog tower at Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place (CP), Delhi.

  • REPORT ON HUNGER IN AFGHANISTAN

    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.

  • INDIA’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR PLANT

    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.

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS-NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES – COVID 19

    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

    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

    Sanskrit Week is being celebrated from August 19 to August 25, 2021

  • JAN SHIKSHAN SANSTHAN

    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.

  • MOPPLAH / MALABAR REBELLION

    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.

  • GREENLAND

    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.

  • GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

    GSI launched upgraded GSI Mobile App (Beta Version)

  • GEO-TOURISM

    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.

  • PRASHAD SCHEME

    Recently  Prime Minister has inaugurated various projects in Somnath, Gujarat under PRASHAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) scheme

  • IVC LINGUISTUCS

    New Study Suggests Indus Valley People Spoke Ancestral Dravidian Language.

  • FEATURED ARTICLE-RICE FORTIFICATION

    Rice fortification is a process of adding micronutrients to regular rice.

  • NUCLEAR FUSION

    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

  • KIAGALI AGREEMENT

    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.

  • AAROGYA DHARA- 2.0

    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.

  • COLLEGIUM SYSTEM

    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

    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.

  • HIRAKUD RESERVOIR

    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.

  • FINANCIAL INCLUSION INDEX

    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.

  • RoDTEP

    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.

  • SAINIK SCHOOLS

    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.

  • DRAFT ELECTRICITY (PROMOTING RENEWABLE ENERGY THROUGH GREEN ENERGY OPEN ACCESS) RULES, 2021

    The Ministry of Power has circulated the “Draft Electricity (promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021”.

  • BIJU SWASTHYA KALYAN YOJANA

    Odisha government announced that his government will provide smart health cards under Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.

  • CATTLE PRESERVATION BILL

    Assam Assembly passed the “Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021”

  • SUBHADRA KUMARI CHAUHAN

    Google Honours India’s First Woman Satyagrahi, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, With A Doodle.

  • GREATER ADJUTANT STORKS (GARUDA)

    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.

  • PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT RULES, 2021

    Environment Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021

  • RAMSAR WETLANDS

    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.

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS – HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PRODUCT

    alternative metrics to complement GDP

  • BABASAHEB PURANDARE

    Noted writer Babasaheb Purandare celebrates 100th birthday

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS – INDIA’S MARITIME SECURITY

    INDIA’S MARITIME ROLE

  • WATER MOLECULES ON MOON

    Chandrayaan-2 orbiter of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has detected water molecules on Moon’s surface

  • MAHITI FOR MAINS : IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FISHES

    IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON FISHES

  • SONCHIRAIYA

    Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, today launched ‘SonChiraiya’ – (A brand and logo)- for marketing of urban Self-Help Group (SHG) products.

  • SCHEDULED TRIBES IN ARUNACHAL

    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

  • VEHICLE SCRAPPAGE POLICY

    Prime minister formally launched the national vehicle scrapping policy.

  • INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, DELHI

    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.

  • RAJIV GANDHI AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    Maharashtra government has announced for creation of a new award named “Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Information Technology (IT)”

  • PM SHRAM AWARDS

    The Government of India  announced the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards (PMSA) for the year 2018.

  • GHAZNAVI

    Pakistan  successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can strike targets up to 290 kilometres

  • ODISHA COAST MAPPING

    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.

  • MERGER OF ELEPHANT AND TIGER CENSUS

    From December, India will move to a system that will count tigers and elephants as part of a common survey.

  • HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    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.

  • GLOBAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INDEX 2020

    Report by coomonwealth secratariat

  • ISRO EOS-3

    ISRO EOS 3 satellite that was launched failed in third stage.

  • MAHITI FOR PRELIMS – RESILIENCE IN GLOBAL TRADE

    Interventions that are expected to help revive manufacturing with lower production costs, induce investments and promote technology transfers.

  • NATIONAL MISSION ON EDIBLE OIL-OIL PALM

    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).

  • INDIAS FOOD GRAIN PRODUCTION

    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

  • NATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CONCLAVE

    The 5th edition of the National Public Procurement Conclave (NPPC) was recently organized

  • MINORITY INSTITUTIONS AND RTE: NCPCR SURVEY

    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”

  • WATER PLUS PROTOCOL

    Indore, India’s cleanest city, has now been declared as the country’s first ‘water plus’ city under the Swachh Survekshan 2021

  • DEEP OCEAN MISSION

    Union Government has informed Parliament that it has approved Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) for 5 years during the period 2021-2026.

  • GREY MULLET

    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.

  • DOODH DURONTO

    Transportation of Milk through “Doodh Duronto” special trains from Renigunta of Andhra Pradesh to the National Capital has crossed ten crore litres mark.

  • QUIT INDIA

    Remembrance day of Quit India celebrated

  • ATLANTIC MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION (AMOC)

    AMOC is getting weaker due to increase in global temperature

  • GRADED RESPONSE ACTION PLAN

    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.

  • EXTREME WEATHER IN INDIAN OCEAN

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts extreme weather events in Indian ocean due to global warming

  • UJJWALA – 2

    Prime Minister is set to launch the second edition of the government’s free LPG connection scheme called Ujjwala.

  • SEEKHO AUR KAMAO

    SEEKHO AUR KAMAO aims at providing employment and employment opportunities, improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc.

  • SAANSAD ADARSH GRAM YOJANA

    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

  • DARAH SHIKOH

    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

    National handloom day is celebrated every year on August 7 to pay tribute to handloom weavers and artisan communities across India

  • GRAMIN DIGITAL SAKSHARTA ABHIYAN SCHEME

    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.

  • PM-DAKSH

    Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment  launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App recently.

  • INNER LINE PERMIT

    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.

  • KHEL RATNA

    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 […]

  • ABANINDRANATH TAGORE

    Year-long celebrations marking 150 years of Abanindranath Tagore was started recently

  • DECENTRALIZED BIOMEDICAL WASTE INCINERATOR

    Principal Scientific Adviser, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan, virtually inaugurated a decentralized biomedical waste incinerator at Buxar in Bihar.

  • STEPS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE ONLINE EDUCATION TO STUDENTS

    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.

  • IAC – 1

    Sea trials of the country’s maiden indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-1), built by the public sector Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL).

  • MULLAPERIYAR DAM

    Kerala seeks consent of Tamilnadu to construct new dam at Mullaperiyar

  • SATAT SCHEME

    Government has informed Parliament that  13 plants under SATAT have initiated supply of Compressed Bio Gas

  • SAMAGRA SHIKSHA SCHEME

    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

  • MPLADS

    Half of funds allotted for MPLADS in 2020-21 lapsed due to incomplete works

  • COMMISSION FOR AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

    The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Bill to formalise the Commission for Air Quality Management For National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas.

  • PINGALI VENKAYYA

    Birth Anniversary of Pingali Venkaiah celebrated

  • ARYAN VALLEY

    Power Grid Corporation of India has commissioned a 40-kilometre transmission line successfully in Aryan Valley (Kargil district) of Ladakh

  • PM MUDRA YOJANA

    Central government has set loans disbursement target under PM Mudra Yojana (PMMY) at Rs 3 trillion for financial year 2021-2022.

  • SABKI YOJNA SABKA VIKAS

    The success of Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas scheme was recently discussed in Parliament.

  • CONSUMER EXPENDITURE SURVEY (CES)

    New Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) is likely to be conducted in 2021-22

  • PARDONING POWERS OF GOVERNER

    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

  • NORTH EASTER BORDER DISPUTE SOLUTIONS

    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.

  • INDIA’S LIGHTEST METRO TRAIN

    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

  • NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL

    112th Annual Day celebrations of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was recently celebrated

  • MADRAS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

    100th year of the Madras Legislative Council in Chennai was recently celebrated

  • PREVENTIVE DETENTION

    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”

  • ASHWAGANDHA

    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.

  • NATIONAL MINERAL EXPLORATION TRUST

    A call for Restructuring National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) as Autonomous Body has been done

  • INFLATION IN INDIA

    Inflation is the decline of purchasing power of a given currency over time.

  • E-RUPI

    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

  • OPERATION BLUE FREEDOM

    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.

  • REVAMPED DISTRIBUTION SECTOR SCHEME

    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 […]

  • BREASTFEEDING THE NEW-BORN

    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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  • BHUMIPUTRA ADHIKARINI BILL, 2021

    Was passed by Legislative assembly of Goa

  • SUTLEJ RIVER POLLUTION

    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.

  • NEW INITIATIVES IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

    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.

  • LAND-SLIDES

    Nine tourists were killed after heavy boulders fell on their van following a landslip near Basteri in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh

  • CREAMY LAYER IN RESERVATION

    What is in news : The session of Lok Sabha discussed on revising creamy layer criterion for OBC

  • I-MESA

    The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme, namely Information-Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Audit (I-MESA)

  • GLOBAL CONSERVATION ASSURED TIGER STANDARDS

    14 Tiger reserves of India received the accreditation of the Global Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS)

  • G20 ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY MINISTERS MEET

    G20 environment and energy ministers meet recently concluded. India recently upheld its priority for climate protection at the  meet.

  • 3RD ARCTIC SCIENCE MINISTERIAL

    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

  • COVID BEEP

    Country’s first cost effective indigenously made wireless physiological parameters monitoring system for the patients who are suffering from COVID-19

  • CLOUD-BURST

    At least seven people were killed, 17 injured and over 35 missing after a cloudburst hit a remote village of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • AVICENNIA MARINA

    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.

  • INDIA’S FIRST GREEN HYDROGEN PLANT

    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.

  • EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE CHANGE

    World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has recently released a report citing the relations between extreme weather events and climate change

  • SPACE ACTIVITIES BILL

    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.

  • GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD

    Central government informed the Rajya Sabha that there were no Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Kutch Bustard Sanctuary (KBS)

  • ARUN HYDRO-POWER PROJECT

    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.

  • HEPATITIS -C DRUG

    World’s first affordable as well as effective new drug for hepatitis C has been registered by Malaysia.

  • BHARTIYA PRAKRITIK KRISHI PADHATI

    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.

  • EDUCATION CRISIS IN PANDEMIC

    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

  • GECKO SPECIES

    Odisha’s forest officials have announced measures to preserve the newly discovered tiny gecko species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus.

  • DEATH’S BY LIGHTNING

    At least 30 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning in various parts of the country in the past 24 hours.

  • MONK FRUIT

    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.

  • NORTH EAST BORDER DISPUTES

    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

    Fake news is disinformation that has no basis in reality, but is presented as fact.

  • FOREST DWELLERS ACT

    Union government directs States to expeditiously implement Forest Rights Act.

  • RE-WILDING OF TIGERS

    National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) under Section 38(O) of The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 specifies 3 ways about this

  • UAPA ACT

    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.

  • BIPYRAZOLE ORGANIC CRYSTALS

    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

    Nauka meaning “science” in Russian is biggest space lab launched by Russia

  • VAN DHAN YOJANA

    NITI AAYOG -TRIFED join hands for successful implementation of  Van Dhan Yojana in Tribal Clusters of Aspirational Districts of India

  • ALL INDIA JUDICIAL SERVICES(AIJS)

    An ALL-INDIA JUDICIAL SERVICE, if created , is a cadre of judges who can be appointed at the districts courts level across the country.

  • COLLEGIUM SYSTEM

    It is a forum consisting of the CJI and the four senior-most judges of the SC.

  • LUDWIG GUTTMANN

    Google honours ‘founder of the paralympic movement’ Ludwig Guttmann with a doodle

  • SAAGARMALA PROGRAMME

    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.

  • AYUSH MISSION

    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

  • RBI TO INTRODUCE DIGITAL CURRENCY

    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).

  • FARMERS PROFUCERS ORGANIZATION

    Voluntary organizations controlled by their farmer-members who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions.

  • DALIT BANDHU SCHEME

    By Government of Telangana. Envisioned as a welfare scheme for empowering Dalit families.

  • AMLEX

    “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.

  • FDI LIMITS

    The Union Cabinet on approved raising the foreign investment limit in privatisation-bound PSU refiners.

  • SECURED LOGISTICS DOCUMENTS EXCHANGE

    The government has launched the Secured Logistics Document Exchange. A Calculator for Green House Gas Emissions has also been launched.

  • HISTORIC URBAN LANDSCAPE PROJECT

    In the state of Madhya Pradesh, the cities of Orchha and Gwalior have been selected by UNESCO under its ‘Historic Urban Landscape Project.’

  • ANIMAL CORRIDOR

    The Rajasthan government will develop a tiger corridor connecting the newly proposed ‘Ramgarh Tiger Reserve’, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve.

  • CRYPTOGAMS

    India’s first cryptogamic garden was inaugurated in the Chakrata town of Dehradun, Uttarakhand

  • DAIRY INVESTMENT ACCELERATOR

    Government of India’s Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), under its Investment Facilitation Cell, has setup Dairy Investment Accelerator.

  • PRE-PACKAGED INSOLVENCY RESOLUTION PROCESS (PIRP)

    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).

  • ICMR SERO SURVEY

    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.

  • FLASH FLOODS

    Manjhi river in dharmasala, Himachal has created damage to the city due to overflow caused by a flashflood

  • LEMRU ELEPHANT RESERVE

    Chhattisgarh government has proposed to reduce the area of Lemru Elephant Reserve from 1,995 sq km to 450 sq km.

  • KANDLA SEZ

    KASEZ is the First Green SEZ to achieve the IGBC Green Cities Platinum Rating for Existing Cities.

  • SPECIAL THREE-YEAR LONG-TERM REPO OPERATIONS (SLTRO)

    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.

  • PEGAUSUS

    A global collaborative investigative project has discovered Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to target thousands of people across the world.

  • 7 YEARS OF MYGOV

    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”

  • MARINE PLASTIC

    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

  • DISHA BILL

    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.

  • OCI CARDS

    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.

  • ESSENTIAL DEFENCE SERVICES BILL, 2021

    Recently, the government introduced the Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha.

  • MEGHALAYA YOUTH POLICY

    The cabinet of the state of Meghalaya has approved the Meghalaya Youth Policy 2021.

  • PRASHAD SCHEME

    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”.

  • ST QUEEN KETEVAN

    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.

  • KANWAR YATRA

    Supreme court has asked UP government about allowing Kanwar yatra despite COVID

  • ZIKA VIRUS

    Kerala is on alert of the Zika virus.

  • INCOME-TAX DAY

    161 Income tax day was recently celebrated

  • INDIA’S FOREX RESERVE

    As of 25th June, 2021, India has surpassed Japan, China, Russia and Switzerland to become the world’s fifth-largest foreign exchange reserve holder.

  • ACUTE ENCEPHALITIS SYNDROME

    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.

  • E-SANTA

    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

  • DR BIDHAN CHANDRA ROY

    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.

  • PERSONS IN NEWS: DILLIP KUMAR

    Bollywood Legend Dillip Kumar passed away recently

  • HIMALAYAN YAK

    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.

  • BAD BANK

    Government of India has brought to the notice of Parliament a bad bank has been set up with regulations

  • RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN

    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”

  • DOMICILE CERTIFICATES IN J&K

    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 POPULATION POLICY

    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

  • MATSYA SETU APP

    Online course app that aims to disseminate the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies to the aqua farmers of the country.

  • FLY ASH

    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

    Inflation has remained above 6%. RBI estimate of inflation for 2021-22 was 5.1%

  • DTP VACCINE

    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

  • MARINE AIDS TO NAVIGATION BILL

    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.

  • IDEX

    The Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence has approved a central sector scheme viz. Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX)

  • LAST ICE AREA

    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.

  • FINANCIAL INCLUSION

    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.

  • ARTICLE 19(1)(c)

    Guarantees freedom to form association or unions or cooperative societies subject to certain restrictions

  • ALL INDIA QUOTA SCHEME

    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.

  • SEC 66A OF IT ACT

    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.

  • GREEN FREIGHT CORRIDOR-2

    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

  • UN RESOLUTION ON VISION

    The resolution named “Vision for Everyone” has been sponsored by Antigua, Bangladesh and Ireland, and co-sponsored by more than 100 countries.

  • LIBOR RATES

    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).

  • GREEN HYDROGEN MOBILITY PROJECT

    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.

  • MONSOON SESSION OF PARLIAMENT

    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 […]

  • CONJUGAL RIGHTS

    Supreme Court is expected to begin hearing a fresh challenge to the provision allowing restitution of conjugal rights under Hindu personal laws.

  • BHARATH NET

    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.

  • ANTI-DUMPING DUTY

    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.

  • GAGANYAAN

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the third long-duration hot test of the liquid propellant Vikas engine for the Gaganyaan programme.

  • UMANG APP

    Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has enabled map services in UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) App.

  • ADJOURNMENT MOTION

    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.

  • AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT ROJGAR YOJANA

    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

  • CABINET COMMITTEES

    After cabinet expansion, prime minister has brought changes in cabinet committees

  • LIVERPOOL

    The English city of Liverpool has been removed from UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites.

  • ELECTION OF SPEAKER & DEPUTY SPEAKER OF STATE LEGISLATURE

    Election for Appointment of Speaker in Maharashtra legislature is stalled due to Covid reasons.

  • 10th SCHEDULE OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

    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.

  • AUTHORIZED ECONOMIC OPERATORS PROGRAM

    The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has inaugurated the online filing of Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) applications.

  • AGRI-INFRA FUNDS

    Centre has extended usage of Agri-Infra funds to APMC developments

  • NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

    SC directs NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority) to issue norms for financial help to kin of Covid victims

  • LAND BANK

    India Industrial Land Bank is gaining popularity.

  • KESARIA BUDDHA STUPA

    Kesaria Buddha stupa has been waterlogged

  • HAR GHAR JAL

    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.

  • CROP INSURANCE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

    Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister has launched the Crop Insurance Awareness Campaign for Fasal Bima Yojana.

  • DIGITAL INDIA

    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.

  • DRAFT ANTI-TRAFFICKING BILL

    Recently the Ministry of Women and Child Development released Draft anti-trafficking Bill, the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021.

  • GREEN FREIGHT CORRIDOR-2

    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.

  • KUNDANKULALAM POWER PLANT

    Russia started construction of fifth nuclear power unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.

  • SIR CHETTUR SANKARAN NAIR

    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.

  • COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

    New members of Parliament were inducted to Union council of ministers

  • OPEC+

    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.

  • G20-OECD TAX FRAMEWORK DEAL

    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.

  • PROJECT – 75

    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)

  • MINISTRY OF COOPERATION

    Government announced the formation of a separate Union Ministry of Cooperation, a subject that till date was looked after by the Ministry of Agriculture.

  • BREAK IN MONSOON

    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

  • FATF GREY LIST

    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.

  • HAYABUSA-2

    NASA, has received its first sample of asteroid Ryugu that returned to Earth in December 2020 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

  • SATAT SCHEME

    Petroleum ministry pushed for more steps to provide more fillip  to Satat scheme.

  • AFSPA

    AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) extended in Nagaland for another six months by Home ministry

  • CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION

    Supreme court has enquired about details of vacancies in CIC.

  • LEAF COALITION

    LEAF (Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance) Coalition was announced at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate, 2021.

  • SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

    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.

  • GROSS NON-PERFORMING ASSET RATIO

    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.

  • INSPIRE PROGRAMME

    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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  • I-MESA

    The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a scheme, namely Information-Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Audit (I-MESA)

  • ATTORNEY GENERAL OF INDIA

    The central government has extended the term of K.K. Venugopal as Attorney General (AG) for one more year.

  • ONE NATION ONE RATION CARD

    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.

  • NITI AAYOG

    The Centre has extended the tenure of NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant by one year till June 2022.

  • ODISHA – WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME PARTNERSHIP

    Odisha government and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered to improve household food and nutritional security.

  • DELIMITATION EXERCISE IN KASHMIR

    In all party meet on Jammu Kashmir, the topic on DELIMITATION was discussed.

  • CONSUMER PROTECTION (E-COMMERCE) RULES, 2020- AMENDMENTS

    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.

  • CINEMATOGRAPH (AMENDMENT) BILL 2021

    I&B ministry seeks public comments on proposed amendments to Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 by 2 July

  • UNION TERRITORY & HIGH COURTS

    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.

  • INDIA SMART CITIES AWARD CONTEST

    The India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) is organized under the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

  • ATMA-NIRBHAR KRISHI APP

    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.

  • ATLAS ON GENERAL ELECTIONS 2019

    Election Commission of India  released ‘General Elections 2019 – An Atlas’, Atlas on General Elections 2019.

  • COCHIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    Cochin International Airport (CIAL) won Airport Council International (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour in Airport Service Quality.

  • INSOLVENCY AND BANKRUPTCY BOARD OF INDIA (IBBI)

    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.

  • “e-PGS”

    Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has launched a centralized web-based workflow-based IT platform called “e-PGS”.

  • AGNI PRIME

    A new-generation nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Agni-P (Prime) was successfully test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recently.

  • CUSTOMIZED CRASH COURSE PROGRAMME FOR COVID 19 FRONTLINE WORKERS

    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

    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.

  • CABLE TELEVISION NETWORKS (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2021

    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 – FIRST RABIES FREE STATE

    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’S FLEET FEATURE

    Twitter Inc announced  that it is going to shut down its Fleets feature.

  • INLAND VESSELS BILL, 2021

    The Union Cabinet approved the Inland Vessels Bill, 2021, which will replace the Inland Vessels Act, 1917 after passing in Parliament

  • SILVERLINE PROJECT

    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

  • QS WORLD RANKINGS 2022

    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

  • DIVIDEND PAYOUT NORMS

    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.

  • DOPPLER RADAR

    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

    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.

  • MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AND COVID

    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.

  • SOLAR THERMAL FORWARD OSMOSIS

    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.

  • ICMED 13485 SCHEME

    Indian Certification of Medical Devices Plus (ICMED) Scheme.

  • ARTICLE 340

    It speaks about Appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes

  • DRAFT NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    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.

  • CHEIF ELECTION COMMISSIONER

    Union government has appointed Anup Chandra Pandey, as Election Commissioner.

  • WOMEN IN SCIENCE

    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.

  • CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

    Retail inflation hit a six-month high of 6.3% in May, owing to a persistent rise in fuel and edible oil prices

  • BLUE FINNED MASHEER

    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

    Gold hallmarking is a purity certification for precious metal. Presently, gold hallmarking is voluntary. Currently, 40 % of the gold jewellery is being hallmarked.

  • OPEN NETWORK FOR DIGITAL COMMERCE

    Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has launched a project on Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC).

  • NEW NORMS FOR DIGITAL CONTENT

    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.

  • SENIOR CARE AGEING GROWTH ENGINE (SAGE) PROJECT

    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.

  • GANDHI ASHRAM MEMORIAL PROJECT

    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.

  • NEW INVESTMENT POLICY 2012

    The Union government  extended the subsidy benefits under the amended New Investment Policy 2012 to Ramagundam Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd (RFCL), located in Telangana.

  • K.P. KRISHNAN COMMITTEE

    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.

  • DRAFT MODEL RULES FOR LIVE-STREAMING AND RECORDING OF COURT PROCEEDINGS

    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.

  • CRYO-EM

    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.

  • TELANGANA FORMATION DAY

    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

  • PENSION RULES-1972

    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

  • BALIDAN DIWAS

    The 67the death anniversary of Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee was observed as ‘Balidan Diwas’

  • FCRA 2010

    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.

  • MISSION KARMAYOGI

    Recently, a three-member task force has been formed to help the government in bringing major bureaucratic reforms through its ambitious “Mission Karmayogi”.

  • DEEP OCEAN MISSION

    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.

  • ISRO VENTILATORS

    Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed three types of cost-effective ventilators and an oxygen concentrator.

  • COVID 19 – ESIC

    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.

  • NATIONAL MARITIME HERITAGE COMPLEX(NMHC)

    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 STUDY ON BLACK CARBON

    World bank recently conducted a research on impact of Black Carbon on Glaciers of Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush (HKHK) mountain ranges.

  • EMERGENCY CREDIT LINE GUARANTEE SCHEME

    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.

  • H10N3 BIRD FLU

    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

  • BAL SWARAJ

    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.

  • GURU ARJAN DEV

    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.

  • RESEARCH DESIGN & STANDARDS ORGANIZATION

    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

  • NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (NHRC)

    Justice Arun Mishra took charge as chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

  • CHINA’S ‘ARTIFICIAL SUN’ EAST

    An advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device by The Institute of Plasma Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) in Hefei, China.

  • SCO DUSHANBE MEET

    Recently, all member meeting of Shanghai cooperation organisation concluded

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  • INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY

    Create and spread awareness about the dangers faced by the tiger population of the world

  • PROTEST IN LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS

    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.

  • APPOINTMENT OF CBI DIRECTOR

    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.

  • LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS IN STATE

    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.

  • MALERKOTLA

    Punjab Chief Minister  declared Malerkotla as the 23rd district of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • GUARDIAN MINISTERS

    Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, appointed “Guardian Ministers” in state.

  • SIKKIM STATEHOOD DAY

    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.

  • PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE(PAC)

    Leader of opposition, Lok sabha has asked permission of Lok sabha speaker for a PAC meeting to review vaccination policy.

  • INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY

    Oxygen-related items and medicines coming from the U.S. will be distributed by the Indian Red Cross Society

  • COVID 19 : FOREIGN AID/SUPPLY

    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.

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