National Anti-Profiteering Authority of India

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

Measures Taken To Control Population Growth

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

Credit Rating of Urban Local Bodies

With the exercise of Credit Rating of cities and towns gaining momentum, 94 of the 500 cities included in Smart City Mission and Atal...

Update on Liquor Ban in Bihar

The Nitish Kumar government unveiled its strategy to enforce prohibition of alcohol in Bihar in phases. Initially there would be total ban on sale of...

Measures for Development of Agriculture

The Government has taken a number of initiatives during last 18 months for development of Agriculture sector and welfare of farmers. Following are the sector...

Prime Minister Launched The “Stand Up India Scheme”

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

Steps Taken to Make India a Gas Based Economy

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

New Banana Research Centre Established

Union Agriculture Minister laid the foundation stone of the Banana Research Centre at Gorole, Vaishali, Bihar Centre. Banana Research Centre, Vaishali falls under Garole area...

Measles-Rubella (MR) Campaign in India

India, along with ten other WHO South East Asia Region member countries, have resolved to eliminate measles and control rubella/congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) by...

Revised Draft National Civil Aviation Policy

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

Programmes To Clean Ganga River

Cleaning of Ganga was initiated in 1985 under Ganga Action Plan (GAP). Ganga Action Plan (GAP) Phase-I was launched as a centrally funded scheme...

Nutrition Strategy of India

The first consultation to evolve a Nutrition Strategy of India was held in NITI Aayog on 28th October 2015 and was chaired by Ms....

People Affected by Dengue and Chikungunya

Union Health Minister J P Nadda informed that about 40,000 people in the country are suffered from Chikungunya and Dengue. 60 people have died across...

List of Other Backward Classes Extended

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to notify inclusion/Amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes notified in respect of States of...

MoU With Skill Development Ministry on Namami Gange

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

National Anti-Profiteering Authority in News

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the creation of the posts of Chairman and Technical Members of the National Anti-profiteering Authority (NAA)...

Rajasthan First State to Submit Smart City Plan

Rajasthan has become the first state to submit Smart City plan to the Union Urban Development Ministry. Rajasthan submitted Smart City proposals of four cities...

Initiatives to Improve Profitability of Agriculture

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

UGC Notifies New Degrees in Sports

The University Grants Commission (UGC) notified two new degrees in field of sports science and has instructed the varsities offering courses in physical education...

Budgetary Support to HMT for VRS Approved

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

Government Fixes Prices of 33 Essential Drugs

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

New Exchange Traded Fund in News

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has authorized the Alternative Mechanism on the following: i. To take decision...

Ganga Praharis in News: Know About Them

A new grassroot-level volunteer workforce is out there to protect the bio-diversity of river Ganga called Ganga Praharis. A group of 427 trained volunteers...

India’s First e-Vehicle Project Launched

India’s first multi-model electric vehicle project was inaugurated in Nagpur by Union Surface Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari. A fleet of 200 electric cars,...

UDAY Web Portal and Mobile App Launched

Union Minister for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal launched the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) Web Portal & Mobile App. It would...

Committee Setup on Gramin Dak Sevaks

A one man Committee to examine the wage structure, service conditions, etc. of the Gramin Dak Sevaks in the Department of Posts has been...

7th Pay Commission Recommendations Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) on pay and pensionary benefits. It will come...

Latest on Ethanol Blending Programme

The Union Government, through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), is implementing the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme under which, OMCs sell ethanol blended petrol with...

Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev Martyrdom Day

India paid tributes to freedom fighters – Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev – on their 86th martyrdom day on 23rd March. In 1931, British rulers...

Public Expenditure on Healthcare in India

The Twelfth Five Year Plan projected to increase total public fund, plan and non-plan on core health to 1.87 per cent of GDP by...

UP Extends Reach of Police Number 100

Uttar Pradesh government has approved police control call centre Dial-100 service to  the entire state. It was operating in select cities till now. In December 2014,...

India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians

India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) is a not-for-profit Trust set-up by the Government of India to facilitate philanthropic contributions by Overseas Indians...

Project ‘PRAGATI’ Completes 1 Year

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

What is National Investigation Agency ?

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has took over the probe into the terror attack on the Uri army camp in Jammu and Kashmir that...

Required Nuclear Fuel in India

There are currently twenty one (21) nuclear reactors with an installed capacity of 5780 MW. In addition, Kudankulam Unit-2 (KKNPP-2 1000 MW) has recently...

Govt Measures on Increased in Caesarean Surgeries

The Government has taken several steps to ensure that the unwarranted increase in C-Section surgeries can be kept in check. The Minister of Women and...

Ushering a Gas Based Economy in India

The Government of India has envisaged ushering a Gas Based economy by increasing the share of natural gas in primary energy mix of the...

2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index

The Female Entrepreneurship Index – measures the development of high potential female entrepreneurship worldwide. Defined as “innovative, market expanding, and export oriented,” this gender specific...

Action Plan to Promote AYUSH System

Government of India has approved and notified National AYUSH Mission (NAM) on 29th  September 2014 in the States/UTs during 12th Plan. The basic objective of...

New Initiatives Launched in Health Sector

Mr. JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare announced four new IT-based initiatives on Good Governance Day. He launched the AIIMS OPD Transformation...

National Skill Development Mission Meeting

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

84,460 Affordable Houses Sanctioned for Urban Poor

Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has approved construction of 84,460 more affordable houses for urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban) in...

Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project

Central Water Commission (CWC) under the Ministry of Water Resources River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation signed two separate MoUs with IIT Madras and IIS...

Ram Nath Kovind Becomes 14th President of India

Ram Nath Kovind was declared elected as India’s 14th President polling 65.6% of the vote defeating the Opposition’s joint candidate, former Lok Sabha Speaker...

Social Media Communication Hubs in India

In January this year, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry planned to set up a hub to monitor social media activities, trending news in districts...

Pension Tracking System ‘BHAVISHYA’ Launched

Union Minister of State Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated an Awareness Workshop on the online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking...

Group A Indian Skill Development Service in News

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has issued the notification of setting up of Indian Skill Development Services (ISDS). This service has been...

Phase III of Cable TV Digitisation Started

Current Affairs: Keeping in view the cutoff date of 31st Dec 2015 for Phase III of cable TV Digitisation, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting...

Govt Forms ‘DISHA’ For Implementation of Schemes

The Centre announced the formation of District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DDCMC) to be named “DISHA” for effective development coordination of almost all...

ESIC Enhances Wage Ceiling to Rs. 21,000

The Employees State Insurance Corporation(ESIC) has approved the enhancement of wage ceiling from present Rs. 15,000 per month to Rs. 21,000/-. The draft Rules calling...

National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes

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

NITI Aayog to Improve Health and Education in 3 States

In a major push to competitive, cooperative federalism, NITI Aayog, announced partnership with three States each to radically transform their Health and Education sectors. NITI...

Government Establishes ‘SETU’ Mechanism

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

Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India

The Ministry of Tourism has launched a Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI) for three major segments of tourism industry, namely Tour Operators,...

Bihar Kosi Basin Development Project

The Financing Agreement for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US$ 250 million for Bihar Kosi Basin Development Project was signed between Government of India...

Government Notification on Japanese Encephalitis

With a view to addressing the issue of Japanese Encephalitis in some regions of the country, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued...

Measures Taken for Safety of Tourists

The Ministry of Tourism has taken the following measures to ensure the safety and security of foreign tourists:- i. The Ministry of Tourism has launched...

India’s First Technology and Innovation Support Center

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, signed an Institutional agreement with the Punjab State...

Higher Education Funding Agency Operationalised

For providing additional funds for research and related infrastructure, Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA), has started its operations. The HEFA Board had held its...

Campaign ‘Darwaza Band’ Launched

The union government launched an aggressive new campaign titled 'Darwaza Band' to promote toilet use and freedom from open defecation across the country's villages. The...

Steps To Promote Agro-Forestry in India

Current Affairs: Government of India is promoting Agro forestry and orchards in all States of the country under various missions/ schemes namely: 1- Mission for...

Good Governance Initiatives of Aviation Ministry

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken the following initiatives to promote “Good Governance” in India: 1) The Draft Civil Aviation Policy has been released....

Measures to Contain Prices of Pulses

The recent rise in prices of pulses is mainly on account of shortfall in domestic production due to adverse weather conditions and increase in...

Regional Connectivity Fund under UDAN

The objective of Regional Connectivity Scheme, UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is to enhance air passenger traffic in the country by stimulating demand...

Shell Companies: Action Taken by Indian Government

A Meeting was held on 10 February 2017 in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) along with the Senior Officers of various Departments to review the...

Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

Project for setting up of the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) in India was sanctioned during September, 2010 with a proposal for...

Coffee Krishi Tharanga: Details Explained

Coffee is cultivated in India in about 4.54 lakh hectares by 3.66 lakh coffee farmers and 98% of them are small farmers. Its cultivation...

Liquor Ban in Bihar

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

UP Joins UDAY Scheme

Current Affairs: With State Cabinet of Uttar Pradesh approving State’s participation in UDAY (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana) , Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Power,...

Committee Setup on Cinematograph Act

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

Advisory Issued on the Use of Indian Flag

Ahead of the Independence Day, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an Advisory to the Chief Secretaries / Administrators of all State Governments...

Measures Taken to Mainstream AYUSH

The National Policy on Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy - 2002, envisages integration of AYUSH with the Health Care Delivery System. Mainstreaming of AYUSH...

Combating Vector Borne Diseases by AYUSH System

Action taken by the Government of India to combat vector borne diseases through AYUSH system of medicines are as follows: (i) Development of AYUSH-PJ7 for...

Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh

Indian Central Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Modi has accorded its approval for creation of a non-lapsable pool in the Public Account for secondary...

2.5% of Central Road Fund Marked for National Waterways

The Union Cabinet has accorded its approval to a proposal jointly mooted by the Ministry of Shipping and the Ministry of Road Transport &...

India Innovation Index: Know Its Features

The World Economic Forum, NITI Aayog, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Cornell University will work together to develop an India Innovation Index...

Measures for Availability of Essential Items

In order to ensure availability of essential food items at reasonable prices the Government took flowing decisions recently: 1. Advance action plan drawn to ensure...

Telemetry Systems for Water Gauging

The Apex council meeting on Krishna river held in New Delhi has decided for setting up telemetry systems for water gauging on river Krishna...

Measures Taken to Attract Tourists in India

The number of Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) to different States/ Union Territories for the year 2013, 2014 and 2015 were 19.95 million, 22.33 million...

RailTel and Google Brings RailWire Wi-Fi Service

Wi-Fi services to passengers are being provided under ‘Railwire’, the retail Broadband distribution model of RailTel. Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, Railwire...

Haj Without “Mehram” Allowed in India

Indian Government’s decision to lift the ban on Muslim women going for Haj without “Mehram” (male companion) has generated very positive results, as Muslim...

New AIIMS in Kamrup, Assam Approved

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for establishment of new AIIMS at Kamrup (North Guwahati Revenue circle). The cost of the project is...

West Bengal Adopts Resolution on ‘Intolerance’

The West Bengal Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on the issue of "intolerance". The ruling Trinamool Congress, Opposition left and Congress adopted the resolution which...

Odd-Even Formula for Vehicles Released

The Delhi government formally notified its 'odd-even' formula. Announcing the modalities of the plan, which is aimed at battling record levels of pollution in...

National Disaster Management Plan Released

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country. The NDMP has...

Measures Taken To Increase Speed of Trains

The following steps have been initiated for increasing the speed of the trains: Gatiman Express at 160 kmph (kilometre per hour) has been introduced on...

Coronary Stent Prices Capped

Government of India has issued the notification for fixing the ceiling prices of coronary stents. The step would bring down the cost of coronary stents,currently...

Current Affairs November 28

Current Affairs November 28, 2015 Following are the Summary of Important Current Affairs. You can read all these current affairs in detail in our Monthly...

Mount Abu Freezes in Rajasthan

Hill station Mount Abu recorded the lowest temperature in the Rajasthan State. Cold wave conditions revived in Rajasthan with the State’s sole hill station...

Shyam Benegal Committee on Film Certification

Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore and I&B Secretary Shri Sunil Arora...

Issue of GEAC Approval of GM Mustard

Environment Ministry has clarified that no final decision was taken on approval to GM Mustard. A section of the media has carried reports that...

New 62 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved for the opening of new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) each in “62 uncovered districts”. There will be...

Bhadla Solar Power Project Launched

NTPC has commissioned 20 mega watt (MW) of Bhadla Solar Power Project in Rajasthan. With this, the commissioned capacity of Bhadla Solar Power Project, NTPC...

Distribution of Energy Efficient Appliances in India

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Ministry of Power signed a MoU with Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) under the Ministry of Petroleum and...

First Licensed Indian Shipyard to Make LNG Ships

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), a Public Sector Undertaking under the administrative control of Ministry of Shipping, has successfully completed a Mark-III Flex Mock-Up, which...

Steps Taken for Consumer Protection

Following steps have been taken by Union government to ensure consumer protection and consumer awareness: 1. Consumer Protection Bill 2015 that seeks to simplify and...

DGCA Bans Samsung Note Series in Flights

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asked all airlines to ban the use of Samsung Galaxy Note series of smartphones inside planes. In recent incident...

Initiatives to Facilitate Nuclear Power

The Government has taken measures to ensure availability of fuel in required quantity (from both domestic and imported sources) and to expedite ongoing projects. In...

International Rice Research Institute in India

The Union Cabinet chaired PM Modi has approved the establishment of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at campus...

Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety Created

The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of one circle office of Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS), along-with all supporting officers and staffs...