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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Talgo Train Completes Trial Run

Talgo train (like bullet train) completed its final trial run between Delhi and Mumbai. It was successful in achieving its targeted time of completing...

India Becomes Net Exporter of Electricity

As per Central Electricity Authority, the Designated Authority of Government of India for Cross Border Trade of Electricity, 1st time India has turned around...

Govt Approves New Greenfield Airports

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has granted 'in-principle' approval for setting up of 18 Greenfield Airports, namely, Pakyong in Sikkim, Navi Mumbai, Sindhudurg...

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...

Holistic Development of Islands

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the steps towards holistic development of islands. India has a total of 1382 offshore...

ESICS Telemedicine Services Project Launched

Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya inaugurated the first phase of Tele-medicine services of ESIC for providing specialist medical services at a distance to...

Current Affairs December 1 2015

Current Affairs occupy primary place in all competitive exams. No candidate can afford to take current affairs section lightly in this era of stiff...

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...

MoU to Boost Skills in Hydrocarbon Sector

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to scale up...

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...

Know About Medical Technology Assessment Board

The proposed Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB) in the Department of Health Research would recommend technologies (drugs, devices, method of treatment, etc.) in the...

India’s Solar Power Generation Reached 8.7 GW

Addition of 1,964.76 MW in the first seven months of the current fiscal has taken the total solar power generation capacity in the country...

Indian Council for Fertilizer and Nutrient Research

In order to promote research in the field of fertilizers, Indian Council for Fertilizers and Nutrient Research (ICFNR), an Institution exclusively devoted to promotion...

Measures to Check Over Exploitation of Ground Water

Central Ground Water Board carries out periodic assessment of replenishable ground water resources jointly with the State Government Departments of the Country including Punjab. As...

National Malaria Elimination Program

The Government of India has launched National Framework for Malaria Elimination 2016-2030 in Feb 2016 targeting elimination of malaria by 2030. The details are as...

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...

‘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...

Steps Taken for Development of Tourism in Islands

Niti Aayog has informed that they have taken up an initiative for preparation of a Concept Development Plan and detailed Master Plans for Holistic...

Pension for Freedom Fighters Enhanced

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval to enhancement of Pension for Freedom Fighters and for the spouses (widows/widowers), eligible daughters and...

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...

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...

‘Operation Smile-II’ to Start From 1st January

Current Affairs: The Government of India has requested the States/UTs to start “Operation Smile-II” from 1st January, 2016 to 31st January, 2016 to be...

Bharat Stage Emission Norms in News

The Government of India has taken several policy measures and significant interventions to reduce vehicular emissions and improve fuel efficiency. India has followed the...

Nagpur Metro Gets 130 million Funding

Nagpur Metro achieved financial closure of the project by securing a credit of Euro 130 million from AFD (French Development Agency). A Credit Facility Agreement...

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...

TRAI Releases Consumers Protection Regulations

TRAI has been receiving several complaints from consumers regarding non-availability of information relating to the amount of data used during a data session. TRAI issued...

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)...

Rural Sanitation Initiatives For Ganga Rejuvenation

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti launched nine projects for rural sanitation initiatives under Namami Gange Programme for...

Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency in News

The RBI has come up with idea of PARA in the latest Economic Survey 2017. The Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency or PARA will be an...

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...

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs’ Meeting

Following 8 important decisions were taken during Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs' Meeting: 1. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved YES Bank’s proposal...

ICMR MoU With Council of Agricultural Research

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) signed a MoU with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for cooperation in the area of zoonoses, anti-microbial...

10th International Conference Electronic Governance

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, in collaboration with United Nations University and UNESCO, is organizing a three-day International Conference...

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...

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...

Measures Taken to Promote Yoga WordWide

Under Central Sector Scheme of International Cooperation(IC), the Ministry of AYUSH undertakes measures for global promotion and popularization of AYUSH systems of Medicine including...

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...

NIC- CERT Launched to Prevent Cyber Attacks

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics & Information Technology inaugurated the “NIC-CERT”, a setup of National Informatics Centre, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. NIC-CERT...

Latest Measures for Simplification of Visa Regime in India

With a view to stimulating economic growth, increasing earnings from the export of services like tourism, medical value travel, travel on account of business...

Measures Taken to Boost Startups in India

The Companies (Acceptance of Deposit) Rules, 2014 have been amended to provide that an amount of twenty five lakh rupees or more received by...

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...

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...

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...

Socio-Economic Development in North-East

The Government has assessed the challenges being faced by the North Eastern Region (NER) through various studies and reports submitted by different Committees, Commissions,...

Govt Abolishes Interview for Group B and C Posts

The Central Government has decided to dispense with the interview for all Group 'C' and non-gazetted Group 'B' category in Central Government by 31.12.2015. If...

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...

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...

One lakh Villages Becomes ODF

By 2nd October 2016, one lakh villages will become Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 40 Districts will achieve the status of ODF Districts in...

Civil Aviation Policy 2015 Released

National Civil Aviation Policy 2015 Vision: To create an eco-system to enable 30 crore domestic ticketing by 2022 and 50 crore by 2027. Similarly, international...

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)...

Step Taken to Increase Production of Lychee

Several steps taken by the Government to increase the Country’s production of fruits and vegetables including lychee are as under: Mission for Integrated Development of...

Measures Taken for Benefit of Farmers

Following the cancellation of legal tender character of old Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 notes, a number of measures have been announced by the Union...

Railways Project Management & Information System

Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways launched one E-enabled project, namely, Project Management & Information System (PMIS). The Indian Railways has numerous big projects throughout the...

Accrual System of Accounting in Railways

The CA Institute’s Accounting Research Foundation (ARF) has signed an agreement with Railways for the national rollout of accrual accounting in Railways. The agreement seeks...

Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Amount Increased

To further ease access to financial assistance under Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN), the Government has decided to enhance the financial powers delegated to designated...

Technology Upgradation Scheme for Textiles Industry

Current Affairs: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of "Amended Technology Upgradation Fund...

NICPR Signs MoU With AIIACPR

An MoU was signed between the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), an autonomous institute under Department of Health Research, Ministry of...

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...

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...

Now 100% Central Funding of Northeast Projects

The Union Cabinet approved 100% Central funding of Northeast projects through Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER). In departure from the earlier practice...

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...

Combating Financing of Terrorism Cell

The Government has constituted a Combating Financing of Terrorism Cell (CFT Cell) in the Ministry of Home Affairs to coordinate with the Financial Action...

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...

Radio Broadcasting Completes 90 Years in India

Radio broadcast completes 90 years in India on July 23, 2017. The first ever radio broadcast in the country went on the air from the...

Recent Steps Taken on Safety of Commuters on Road

On the issue of Road Safety which is reflected in number of road accidents and fatalities in the country, the Ministry of Road Transport...

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...

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...

Wide Ranging Reforms in Indian Cruise Tourism

The Ministry of Shipping, in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, has announced reforms to the regulatory processes governing the cruise tourism industry in...

President Dedicates NIMHANS to Nation

Current Affairs:  The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences(NIMHANS), Bangalore to the nation as an Institute...

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...

Gujarat Tops in Marine Fish Production in India

Gujarat tops in marine fish production in India in year 2016. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2016. State wise details of seafood...

World Day against Death Penalty Observed

Every year on October 10, people around the globe observe World Day Against the Death Penalty. The focus changes year by year, and this...

‘First LPG Panchayat’ in News

Union Minister for Petroleum will inaugurate one of the ambitious programmes of the Centre — LPG Panchayat, aimed at encouraging rural communities to turn...

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...

‘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),...

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering Rashtriya Ekta Divas address in New Delhi on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel said...

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...

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...

POCSO e-Box to File Sexual Abuse Complaints

An online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse, the POCSO e-Box was launched by the Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Sanjay...

Prices of LED Bulbs Under UJALA Scheme

The prices of energy efficient appliances distributed under the UJALA scheme have been revised according to GST rules. LED bulbs of 9 Watts are priced...

OBC Creamy Layer Limit Extension Soon

The central government is working on proposal to increase the OBC "creamy layer" income limit to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing...

‘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...

Panel Recommends For Simultaneous Polls

The Parliament Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice has suggested that there should be a debate on holding simultaneous elections to the...

India is the Largest Producer of Milk in the World

The Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh informed that it is a matter of immense pride that our country is number one in milk production...

MoU to Promote Energy Efficiency

Ministry of Urban Development has embarked on a major programme to improve energy use efficiency in bulk water supply, public lighting, transportation and domestic...

Zika Virus in News

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sh J P Nadda held a high level meeting comprising senior officials from the Health Ministry and...

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...

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 Biotechnology Strategy 2015-2020

Current Affairs: The National Biotechnology Development Strategy -2015-2020 was unveiled by the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan...

CTTC Bhubaneswar Signs Agreement With ISRO

Central Tool Room and Training Centre (CTTC), Bhubaneswar, has signed an agreement with ISRO for technology transfer and a contract for supply of spacecraft...

Neeranchal National Watershed Project

The Government of India signed a loan agreement with World Bank for the Neeranchal National Watershed Project. The project to be implemented by the Ministry...

National Board of Electric Mobility

The union government notified the constitution of the National Board of Electric Mobility (NBEM). It also nominated six members into it. The nominated members will...

Industrial Corridors in India: Latest Status Report

An industrial corridor is a package of infrastructure spending allocated to a specific geographical area, with the intent to stimulate industrial development. An industrial...

Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Approved

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for setting up of Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh as...

ADB and PNB $100m Loan for Solar Rooftop Projects

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Punjab National Bank (PNB) signed a $100 million loan — to be guaranteed by the Government of...