National Board for Promotion of Yoga and Naturopathy

The Ministry of AYUSH has constituted a National Board for Promotion and Development of Yoga & Naturopathy (NBPDYN) for regulation of education & practice...

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...

‘Socio Economic and Caste Census’ Cost Revised

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by PM Modi has approved the proposal of Department of Rural Development for revision of cost of...

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...

Use of Radiation Technology in Food Processing

Preservation of food items is a pre-requisite for food security. The seasonal nature of production and the long and unmanageable distances between the production...

DANICS Officers Seek Cadre Review

A delegation of DANICS (Delhi Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil Service) Officers’ Association called on MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh and sought the intervention...

Indian Police Institute Inaugurated

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Indian Police Foundation and the Indian Police Institute today. The Indian Police Foundation (IPF) and the Indian...

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...

Latest on Agro-Economic Research Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved to extend the grants-in-aid support to the existing network of 12 Agro-Economic Research Centres (AERCs) and...

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...

‘Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra’ in News

“Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra” will be set up by “Swachh Bharat Mission” Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (GSDS),...

Embraer Controversy in News

A Brazilian newspaper reported that Brazilian and US authorities are investigating bribes Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer allegedly paid to acquire deals with Saudi Arabia...

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...

Bose Institute’s Unified Campus Inaugurated

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Bose Institute’s Unified Campus at Salt Lake, Kolkata. Bose Institute is one of India's oldest and premier...

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...

ICRISAT-ICAR Collaboration for Crop Development

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) have decided to work together on crop improvement...

NRDC Inks Agreements For Commercialization Of New Technologies

The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), under the Ministry of Science & Technology, entered into Licence Agreements with M/s Nabagram Resham Shilpa Unnayan Cooperative...

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...

Bovine Population in India

The Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh launched e-pashuhaat portal (www.epashuhaat.gov.in) on the occasion of National Milk Day. For the first time...

World Bank $ 375 Million Loan for National Waterway 1

The World Bank has approved a $375 million loan for capacity augmentation of National Waterway-1(River Ganga) under Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP). The government is...

India Set up Government E-marketplace

The government has set up an e-marketplace for procuring common use goods and services. The Director General Supply and Disposal will host an online Government...

Food Legumes Research Platform in News

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved: (i) the Establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform (FLRP) at Amlaha, Sehore, Madhya...

Gujarat Becomes First State in PM Awas Yojana

Gujarat has become the first state in the country to take up Public-Private Partnership Projects for in-situ redevelopment of slums in urban areas under...

Issue of Inter-Linking of Rivers in India

The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation, now Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR for water resources...

Swachh Bharat Mission Gets WB Support

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the US $ 1,500 million project of World...

WHO Confirms Zika Virus Cases in India

World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed the infection of Zika Virus in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Government of India...

BIRAC Setup Regional Centre in Bengaluru

BIRAC has setup its Regional Entrepreneurship Centre (BREC) at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms – C-CAMP, in Bengaluru. The centre has been set up...

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...

Physically Challenged Vehicles Exempted from Tolls

Physically challenged persons driving specially designed vehicles have been exempted from paying toll tax. The road transport and highways ministry has come out with a...

MOEF Committee Reports GM Mustard Safe

An environment ministry sub-committee on genetically modified mustard in its report has said that the technology is safe for consumption and environment and does...

MoU Signed to Establish 3 IIITs

The Central Government signed Memorandum of Understanding and documentation for establishing three Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) at Ranchi, Nagpur and Pune. These IIITs...

Prices of 18 Drugs Slashed

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has revised the ceiling price of 18 more drugs. The latest move will mean reduction in price of up...

North Eastern Council Repositioned in 2018

The Union Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister of India has approved the proposal of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) for the...

Steps Taken for Quality of Traditional Medicines

The Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India has set up Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) for undertaking coordinating, developing and promoting...

National MSME Authority Headed by PM

The Draft National MSME Policy has called for setting up an overarching policy-making authority headed by the Prime Minister as also empowering the Centre...

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....

Telecom Subscribers Touches 101cr Mark

According to TRAI, the telecom subscriber base has touched 101 crore (or 1,014.70 million) in August this year in the country, driven by growth...

Inquiry Commission Setup On DDCA Scam

Delhi government has decided to set up a commission of inquiry under chairmanship of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to probe alleged irregularities including...

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...

New Ranking System of Educational Institutions

Starting this July, educational institutions across the country will be assessed for accreditation on a different ranking system by the National Assessment and Accreditation...

Test Track Facility for Automotive Manufacturers

Union Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Minister Anant G. Geete inaugurated the test track facility develop by Global Automotive Research centre (GARC) at Oragadam,...

‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ Medical Facilities Launched

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya launched the ‘Kahin Bhi-Kabhi Bhi’ medical facilities for ESIC beneficiaries of Delhi...

Distribution Of Medical Colleges and Seats

The State-wise details of availability medical colleges and undergraduate and postgraduate seats are as under. With a view to bridging the gap in underserved areas,...

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...

Guidelines for Wind Power Projects

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has sanctioned a Scheme for Setting up of 1000 MW Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) connected Wind...

1 to 7 Star Ratings for Garbage Free Cities Launched

Indian Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs launched the ‘Protocol for Star Rating of Garbage-Free Cities’ in Goa.The star-rating initiative, developed by the...

New Central Sector Scheme – Nai Manzil Launched

Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs launched a new Central Sector Scheme – Nai Manzil in Patna. The scheme “Nai Manzil” scheme...

National Mission on Libraries

The Scheme “National Mission on Libraries – Upgradation of Libraries – providing services to the public” has been approved with a total outlay of...

Scheme of Defence Innovation Fund

The Government has approved a Scheme of Defence Innovation Fund (DIF), aimed at creating an eco-system to foster innovation and technology development in defence...

Latest Measures for the Benefit of OBCs

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the norms for establishing equivalence of posts in Government and posts in PSUs, PSBs etc. for...

India Second Largest Producer of Footwear

India is the second largest global producer of footwear after China, accounting for 9.57% of global footwear production of 23.00 billion pairs. India produces 2200...

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...

Uttar Pradesh Bans Polythene

Current Affairs: Uttar Pradesh government has decided to enforce the ban on the use of polythene across the state.  This move follows after the...

Rail Development Authority Gets Approval

The Cabinet approved the formation of an independent rail regulatory authority to determine tariffs ensuring fair play and level playing field for private players...

List of Approved Expressways Under NHDP-VI

The Government has approved a plan for constructing one thousand kilometers of Expressways under NHDP Phase-VI. These include sections of high density corridors of...

Growth in Domestic and Foreign Tourist Visits

Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism compiles data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) received from Departments of Tourism...

Tampering of Electronic Voting Machines: Latest Developments

With a view to overcome certain problems associated with use of ballot papers and taking advantage of development of technology so that voters cast...

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,...

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...

Nalanda University Gets New Board

Nalanda University new governing board will be headed by Nalanda University Chancellor George Yeo and have the Vice-Chancellor and representatives of India, China, Australia,...

FLO Gender Parity Index Launched

Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley unveiled the ‘Gender Parity Index, a tool kit to evaluate gender diversity and empowerment of women in the...

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...

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...

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,...

Digital Payment Security Alliance

Google and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on Thursday announced a ‘Digital Payment Security Alliance’ initiative that aims to create community...

Agreement with ISRO to Monitor Highways

NHAI has signed Memorandum of Understanding with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) under Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and North East Centre for Technology...

MoU on Occupational Health, Injuries and Diseases

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ESIC and Directorate General Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) has been signed for collaboration in the field...

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...

RBI Set up Enforcement Department

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that they have set up an Enforcement Department (EFD). EFD would serve as a centralised department to speed...

NSCN (K) Declared as Terrorist Organization

The Indian Government has declared the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), NSCN (K), all its formations and front organizations as a terrorist organization...

New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras Opened

The Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Post have decided to utilise the Head Post Office (HPO) in the various States as...

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...

India Haj Quota Increased to 170520

Saudi Arabia has increased India’s annual Haj quota by 34,500. Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr. Mohammad Saleh...

India 3rd Biggest Importer of Scotch

According to Scotch Whisky Association, India has become the third largest importer of Scotch. India has established itself as the third-biggest export market for Scotch...

Standard Procedure for Protection of Street Children Launched

A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Care and Protection of Children in Street Situations for their rehabilitation and safeguarding was released by Minister for...

State Disaster Response Fund in News

Government of India has taken an important decision to enhance its contribution in the State Disaster Response fund (SDRF) from 75% to 90%. w.e.f....

National Industrial Corridor Development Trust

The Centre has approved the re-designation of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund as National Industrial Corridor Development & Implementation Trust (NICDIT)...

New Post Office Passport Seva Kendras

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Department of Posts (DOP) had announced  their decision to utilize the Head Post Offices (HPO) in...

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...

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of India

As per the information provided by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Traditional Knowledge Digital Library(TKDL) consists of 2.93 lakh medicinal formulations...

Mineral Production in India in 2017

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of May (new Series 2011-12=100) 2017 at 100.5, was 0.9% lower...

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...

E-Voting in Local Elections in Gujarat

E-Voting will be used in the coming local bodies elections in Gujarat. The proces  in this reagard has already started. More than 20,000 people have...

National Survey on Substance Use

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has signed a MoU with National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) under All India Institute of Medical...

Helpline 14401 Launched for Power Outages

Consumers can now get an update from power distribution companies about outages in their area through 'Urja Mitra Helpline' by dialling 14401. Department of Telecom...

Paryawaran Bhawan Renamed

“Paryavaran Bhawan” located in CGO Complex, New Delhi has been renamed as Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan. Earlier, the Ministry of Environment and Forests was a...

Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by PM Modi, has approved the setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI) in Assam. The proposal...

India Ratifies Two Conventions on Labour

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for ratification of the two fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization namely, Minimum Age Convention (No...

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...

Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 Launched

Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines launched the Energy Conservation Building Code 2017 (ECBC 2017). Developed by...

Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions

The Bureau of Police Training & Development (BPR&D), under the Ministry of Home Affairs, is the apex body at the national level to promote...

Meeting on Seasonal Influenza (H1N1)

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri J P Nadda has issued necessary directions related to procurement, training, issuing of advisories and guidelines...

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...

National E-Governance Services Limited (NESL)

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) registered National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL) as an Information Utility (IU) under the IBBI (Information Utilities)...

National Tribal Advisory Council Soon

Government has decided to set up a National Tribal Advisory Council for effecting monitoring and implementation of various tribal welfare schemes. This was announced...

Gangetic Dolphin Census in News

The government will carry out a comprehensive census of endangered Gangetic dolphins, ghariyals and turtles across the entire Ganges river system to get their...

Know About Strategic Petroleum Reserves of India

As part of Phase I of Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) programme, SPR facilities are at three locations viz. Vishakhapatnam, Mangalore and Padur with a...

‘Pharma Sahi Daam’ App Launched

The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar launched a Mobile App “Pharma Sahi Daam” developed by NPPA which shows the MRP fixed...

Cyber Swachhta Kendra Launched

Extending the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign to the cyber world, the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, launched the Cyber Swachhta Kendra–Botnet...

UIDAI Launched Challenge Drive

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has launched Challenge drive to enroll leftover population for Aadhaar, in 22 States/UTs where Aadhaar saturation of...