10 New Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors Approved

In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet has given...

Old Power Plants’ Replacement with Supercritical Units

The government has identified 7,738 MW inefficient thermal plants, which would be replaced with supercritical units, to conserve scarce natural resources like land, water...

PM Launched Cashless Township Model

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched in Nagpur a cashless/less cash township model, developed by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GNFC). The 81 townships...

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...

National Contact Centre of Elections Launched

The Commission has launched 'National Contact Centre' with a toll-free No. 1800111950. Now any citizen from any part of the country can call on...

Wind Power Auction Scheme Started

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy sanctioned a Scheme for setting up of 1000 MW ISTS connected Wind Power Project in 2016 with the...

‘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),...

‘Wall of Valour’ Campaign Launched

To create a spirit of respect for our real heroes, Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar launched a campaign to have a ‘Wall...

Broadband Connectivity to Post Offices in Rural Areas

A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding has been signed among BBNL, Department of Posts and BSNL for providing broadband connectivity of BharatNet to Post Offices...

International Basava Convention

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the golden jubilee celebrations of Basava Samithi in New Delhi. To mark the birth anniversary of 12th century philosopher, statesman,...

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...

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...

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...

Projects Launched by Prime Minister Recently

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur, where he paid floral tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar on the occasion of his...

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...

Composite Water Management Index in India

NITI Aayog has developed a Composite Water Management Index as a useful tool to assess and further improve the performance in efficient management of...

Steps Taken for Growth of Air Cargo in India

As per the statistics furnished by Airports Authority of India (AAI), total passenger traffic (both domestic and international) at all Indian Airports during 2016-17...

Deoghar-Basukinath Solar Project in News

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 44 Kms Deoghar - Basukinath Solar Street Light Project and laid the foundation stone of Software...

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...

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...

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...

Govt Allows Export of Organic Agricultural Products

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for removal of all quantitative ceilings on...

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...

MoU on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Forum of Regulators (FOR) and the National Association...

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...

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...

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...

Thermal Plant with Fluidised Bed Combustion Technology

BHEL has commissioned a 250-MW eco-friendly unit using low grade coal (lignite) as primary fuel. The lignite-based thermal unit, based on circulating fluidised bed combustion...

New Integrated Cold Chain Projects Approved

India is one of the largest food producers in the world and is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables yet only 2.2%...

Electronic Waste and Its Management in India

The country’s economic growth, rise in per capita income, and technological innovations coupled with high obsolescence rate of electronic and electrical equipment to increase...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Deepening and Widening of Mumbai Harbour Channel

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved fresh estimates of the project Deepening and Widening of Mumbai Harbour Channel and JN Port Channel...

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...

National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust

 The Government has approved the expansion of the mandate of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMIC-PITF) and re-designated it as National...

Government Approves 50 New Kendriya Vidyalayas

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the proposal for opening of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) under Civil / Defence Sector in 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...

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...

Government Setup Credit Registry

The Union government has set up an information utility (IU) called National E-Governance Services. It is a credit registry, maintaining data on borrowing, default, and security interest...

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...

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...

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...

First Integrated Heliport of India Launched

The First Integrated Heliport was dedicated to the Nation by Ministry of Civil Aviation in association with Pawan Hans at Rohini Heliport, Delhi. It is...

India’s First Antyodaya Express Train Launched

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off the fourth Humsafar clan of trains and first Antyodaya clan of trains: 1. Train No 14715/14716 Sri...

Government Reduces Labour Registers to 5

The Government has simplified the maintenance of Labour registers of about 5.85 crore establishments in agriculture and non- agriculture sectors. These registers are related...

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...

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...

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...

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...

MoU Signed for Welfare of Handicraft Artisans

Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have come together to step up interventions for the economic development of an estimated...

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...

Higher Education Financing Agency of India

Canara Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to operationalise the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA). In...

Pre-Loaded Sim Card for Tourists Launched in India

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, launched the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for providing pre-loaded...

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...

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...

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...

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...

TAMRA Portal and Mobile Application Launched

With an objective to enhance transparency and accountability as a part of the Ease of Doing Business in the Mining sector, Union Minister of...

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...

Funds for Research and Development in India

As per the global studies on research investment, 2014, India spends 0.85% of GDP on research as against United States-2.74%, China-2.10%, Japan-3.58%, Germany 2.84%...

MoU Signed with States on Education Quality

The Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar signed MoU for Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (Phase- III) with 18 States and 1 UT in...

Foreign Investment Promotion Board: Latest Developments

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which vets and approves foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals not cleared...

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...

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...

Timeline Fixed for Enquiry Against Officers

Government has laid down specific timeline for completing enquiry against officers and members of All India Services (AIS) within a given deadline, in a...

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...

‘ShaGun’ Web Portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar launched a dedicated web portal ‘ShaGun’ for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan at New Delhi. ‘ShaGun’ aims to capture and...

States Excluded From National Small Savings Fund

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to exclude State Governments States/UTs (with Legislature) except Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh from National...

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...

BIS Standard on Gold Hallmarking Revised

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has revised Indian Standard on gold hallmarking, effective from January 1 this year. The hallmarked gold jewellery will now be...

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...

Net Neutrality: Important Topic in News

The Internet has become an indispensable tool for users around the globe and a fundamental facilitator of innovation and economic growth. Demand for Internet...

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...

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...

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)...

Platform To Tackle Call Drops Started

In order to obtain direct feedback from subscribers and use that feedback to solve the problem of call drops, DoT launched an IVRS system...

National Index for Performance on Health Outcomes

A ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index, spearheaded by NITI Aayog along with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to nudge States towards transformative action...

New Passport Rules Comes Into Effect

In order to streamline, liberalize and ease the process of issue of passport, the Ministry of External Affairs has taken a number of steps...

Coal Mitra Portal Launched

Power Minister Piyush Goyal has launched 'Coal Mitra' Web Portal to facilitate Flexibility in Utilization of Domestic Coal. With this Government has also allowed Coal...

Cable TV Digitalisation Time Phases Revised

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has extended the cut-off date for Phase IV to 31st March, 2017 in lieu of uncertainty in the market...

Class X CBSE Board Exams Mandatory in 2018

The Central Board of Secondary Education's Governing body unanimously approved a proposal to  make board exams compulsory for Class X from 2018. At the meeting...

Google Toilet Locators Launched

Toilet construction in India has increased in urban areas and due to this Swachh Bharat Mission(Urban) moved to a new level of improving ‘ease of...

Permanent Tribunal to Adjudicate Water Disputes

The Union government  has decided to set up a single, permanent Tribunal to adjudicate all inter-State river water disputes. This initiative is aimed at resolving grievances...

Progress of India in Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5 and 6 pertain to health sector. Progress on MDGs 4, 5 and 6 are given below. MDG - 4: Reduce...

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...

Measures Taken to Ease Out the Indebtedness

An analysis of the corporate sector based on two separate data sets of listed, and public limited and private limited non-government non-financial companies is...

Organic Farming on Banks of Ganga

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfares...

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...

Coastal Economic Zones of India

The National Perspective plan of the Sagarmala Programme has identified two maritime clusters for development, one in Tamil Nadu and other in Gujarat. 14 Coastal...

Steps Taken to Ensure Availability of Fertilizers

There is no considerable time lag between indented demand and actual supply of fertilizers to farmers. Government takes following steps to ensure availability of fertilizers:...

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...

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...

Indian Collaboration with Foreign Universities

University Grants Commission (UGC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have issued regulations/guidelines on collaboration between Indian and Foreign Universities with a...

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...

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...

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...

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...