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Smart India Hackathon: Top Features

The ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ has been launched in collaboration with i4c, MyGov, Persistent Systems, NASSCOM and Rambhau Mhalgi Pabodini. ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ has...

Expenditure on Public Healthcare by Indian Government

As per Economic Survey 2016-17, the expenditure by Government (Central and State Governments combined) on health as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for...

Energy Savings Certificates to Industries

Ministry of Power has issued/entitled to purchase Energy Savings Certificates (ESCerts) to Designated Consumers (DCs) of Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT) Cycle I on...

‘Equal Pay Platform of Champions’ Launched

With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the United Nations has launched a high-profile network to call for...

South Sudan: World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis

According to UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming” as 1.6 million people have either...

Post Graduate Institutes of Yoga and Naturopathy Education and Research

There are 03 institutions under the Ministry of AYUSH, which are imparting education in Yoga and Naturopathy including Yoga and Naturopathy in the country...

Measures to Improve Ranking of Indian Educational Institutions

The global ranking systems give weightage to the parameters such as percentage of the international students and foreign faculty, and perception - where Indian...

Latest Efforts on Strengthening Disaster Management in India

National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) defines the roles and responsibilities of various stake holders including Central Ministries/ Departments, State Governments, UT Administrations, District Authorities...

Inter-State River Water Sharing Disputes: Latest Official Information

On the complaint made by the State Governments, the Central Government has, so far, set up eight tribunals to settle water disputes among the...

Latest Scholarships for Pursuing Education in Foreign Universities

Government scholarships for students undertaking higher education in foreign universities in the field of art, agriculture, law, medicine, engineering are as follows:- 1. National Overseas...

Initiatives Taken for Defence Start Ups in India

Government of India has launched ‘Start-up India’ initiative in January 2016, which aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that...

Research on Treatment of Cancer by Traditional Medicine

Ministry of AYUSH (India) has set-up five autonomous Research Councils, namely, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in...

National Crime Records Bureau Celebrates Foundation Day

Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Archana Ramasundaram was the Chief Guest at the 32nd Inception Day of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). NCRB is...

New Rules for Withdrawal from Provident Fund

The norms for withdrawal of General Provident Fund (GPF) have been relaxed which will enable employees to receive payments within 15 days. Employees can also withdraw...

Issues & Analysis for Mains 2017

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