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New Initiatives of the Government

SWACHH BHARAT MISSION The Prime Minister launched Swachh Bharat Mission on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd October, 2014. The programme is to...

Youth Affairs and Sports

In India, the population below the age of 35 years is about 70% of the total population. (Demographic Dividend). The Ministry of Youth Affairs and...

Chapter on Welfare

The erstwhile Ministry of Welfare was formed in 1985 by transferring subjects relating to welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities and Other Backward...

Water Resources

Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India is responsible for development, conservation and management of water as a national resource. India has 4% of water...

Chapter on Transport

RAILWAYS From a very modest beginning in 1853, when the first train steamed off from Mumbai to Thane, a distance of 34 km, the...

Scientific and Technological Developments

The new Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy unveiled in 2013 by then PM includes a thrust for innovations in science and technology sector. Science,...

Rural and Urban Development

On 31st March, 1952, an organization known as Community Projects Administration was set up under the Planning Commission to administer the programmes relating to...

Planning in India

Planning in India derives its objectives and social premises from the Directive Principles of State Policy enshrined in the Constitution. The Planning Commission was set...

Mass Communication

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is divided into four wingse., the Information Wing, the Broadcasting Wing, the Films Wing and the Integrated Finance...

Labour and Employment

The Ministry of Labour & Employment is one of the oldest Ministries of the Government of India. The main responsibility of the Ministry is to...

Law and Justice

The Constitution of India guarantees, besides other rights, protection of life and personal liberty and provides adequate safeguards against the arbitrary deprivation thereof by...

Industry in India

The quest for industrial development started soon after independence in 1947. The Industrial Policy Resolution of 1948 defined the broad contours of the policy...

India and World

Important Points of this Chapter: President Hamid Karzai visited India in May 2013, December 2013 and May 2014. India also hosted a conference-cum-exihibition “Doing Buisness with...

Chapter on Housing

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (MOHUPA) is the apex authority of Government of India at the national level for formulation of...

Health and Family Welfare

The policy directions of the "Heath for All" declaration became the stated policy of Government of India with adoption of the National Health Policy...

Food and Civil Supplies

The Department of Food and Public Distribution is responsible for the management of the food economy of the nation. The total storage capacity available for...

Corporate Affairs

There were about 29,357 registered companies at work in 1957 and this number has increased to 800761 registered companies in March, 2013. The Ministry's name...

Chapter on Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for administration of finances of the Government. It is concerned with all economic and financial matters affecting the...

Environment

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MQEFCC) is the nodal agency in the Central Government for overseeing the implementation of India's environment and...

Energy in India

Power development in India commenced at the end of the 19th century with the commissioning of electricity supply in Darjeeling during 1897, followed by...

Education in India

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has two Departments i.e. Department of School Education & Literacy Department of Higher Education The vision of the Department of School...

Defence

India’s landmass covers an area of 3.3 million square kilometers and is strategically located vis-a-vis both continental Asia and the Indian Ocean Region. Land...

Tihar Jail Gets First Woman SP

Anju Mangla has become the first woman SP, incharge of Tihar jail. Two women, Kiran Bedi and Vimla Mehra, have earlier served as DG of...

JK Setup Skill Development Society

Jammu and Kashmir government has given its nod for setting up a 'Skill Development Mission Society. To bring all departments undertaking skill development activities under...

Kochi Metro Dedicated to the Nation

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kochi Metro and dedicated the Kochi Metro to the nation. Kochi, the queen of the Arabian Sea, is...

India Becomes Member of Shanghai Cooperation

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an Eurasian political, economic, and security organisation, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in...