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...

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...

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...

Steps Taken to Prevent Zika Virus

There is no case of Zika virus disease have been reported in India. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been regularly reviewing...

Deregulation of Fruits Vegetables Marketing

In order to reduce the price gap between producers and consumers through reduction in intermediation of supply chain, create alternative marketing channels and promote...

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...

Shale Gas Exploration in India

Shale gas refers to natural gas that is trapped within shale formations. Shales are fine-grained sedimentary rocks that can be rich sources of petroleum...

RFID System Introduced at Paradip Port

Paradip Port has taken a step forward with introduction of the modern RFID Access Control System (RFID) for controlling and tracking the entry and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Steps Taken For High Security at Airports

The security arrangements at Airports in India are reviewed from time to time and upgraded as per requirement, by the Bureau of Civil Aviation...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Waste to Energy Plants Operational in India

5 Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) to Energy Plants with a cumulative installed capacity of 66.5 MW are currently operational/under trial run in the country. The...

Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued draft guidelines for development of onshore wind power projects in May 2016. After consultation with stakeholders MNRE...

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...

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...

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,...

Measures to Reduce Infant Mortality in India

Infant Mortality Rate As per the Sample Registration Report (SRS) of Registrar General of India, the major causes of infant mortality or deaths of children...

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...

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...

‘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...

School Education Quality Index

NITI Aayog organized the first regional workshop on the School Education Quality Index (SEQI) in collaboration with the Ministry of HRD. It was done to...

Joint Advanced Technology Centre in Delhi

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi to establish a ‘Joint Advanced...

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...

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...

Reward Scheme Port Workers Approved

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to New Productivity Linked Reward Scheme for all Major Port Trusts and Dock Labour Board employees/workers for...

Measures Taken on Outbreak of Avian Influenza

The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for overseeing outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza, reviewed the control and...

e-Postal Ballot System for Service Voters

The Union Government has issued Notification on 21st October, 2016 amending rule 23 with the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 enabling service voters, including...

Cyber Security Research and Development Fund

The union government is setting up a cyber security research and development fund of ₹1,000 crores. First proposed in 2013, it will be implemented by...

Committee Setup to H5 Avian Influenza Outbreak

Acting swiftly on the reports of mortality among the birds in National Zoological Park, Delhi NCR and other parts of the country due to...

Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India Launched

Mr. Vinod Zutshi, Secretary Ministry of Tourism, launched the Implementation of the Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI) in association with Ecotourism Society of...

IPR Cell Logo Unveiled

Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched a logo of the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM). She termed this as "an ambitious task"...

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...

Waste Management Campaign Launched

The Centre launched a campaign to promote waste management in rural areas. The campaign has been started under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission which also...

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...

Govt Establishes Debt Management Cell

Union Finance Ministry has set up a Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC) to streamline government borrowings and better cash management with the overall objective...

India Ratifies Paris Agreement on Climate Change

India has ratified the Paris agreement on Climate Change on the 147th birth-anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change has moved closer...

Declaration to Make Swachh Bharat Signed

Top leadership of the country including the Prime Ministers, Chief Ministers and Ministers from States and Union Territories signed a Declaration of Commitment to...

33%Quota to Women in Railway Catering

The Indian Railways introduced a sub-quota of 33 per cent for women in allotment of each of the reserved catering units. The introduction of new...

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...

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...

Cabinet Approves Ratification of Paris Agreement

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Paris...

India Hands Patrol Vessel to Mauritius

India handed over to Mauritius a fast patrol vessel, designed and built in-house by Goa Shipyard Limited. It will be used for coastal patrolling, anti-piracy...

Census 2011 Data on Median Age

According to Census 2011 data, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar's populations have the lowest median ages or youngest populations in India while Kerala and Tamil...

Four New Airports Projects Approved

The Steering Committee on Greenfield airports headed by Secretary, Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India considered 4 new airport projects. The Committee recommended ‘in principle’...

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...

Rashtrapati Bhavan Artists-in-Residence

Eminent artists Shri Paresh Maity and his wife, Smt. Jayasri Burman commenced their stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as Artists In-Residence. They will be in residence...

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...

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...

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...

Optical Fibre Connectivity to Andaman Nicobar

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for provision of a direct communication link through a dedicated submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) between Mainland...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Projects by Ministry of Earth Sciences

The Ministry of Earth Sciences has initiated six new projects as part of the implementation of the recommendations of the group of secretaries to...

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...

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...

Another Guinness World Record Made

The Guinness Book of World Records recorder yet another Indian record of 2016 in its book as the tiny flames of exactly 989 oil...

India Now Free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)...

Use of Drones to Monitor Rail Projects

Currently six major rail projects are being monitored through the latest equipment like drones. Progress in Bilaspur-Seawood-Uran Brihan Mumbai rail link project in Maharashtra, Sultanpur-Lambhua...

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...

Higher Education Financing Agency Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) to give a major push for creation of high quality...

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...

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...

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...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned in Flights

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued a public notice prohibiting the use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on board an aircraft. The Ministry...

Govt Approves 6 Start-up Centres

The Central government has approved six proposals to set up centres of excellence to promote and fund start-ups under the National Initiative for Development...

Subsidised Helicopter Service for JK and Himachal

The Centre approved operation of subsidised helicopter services in 10 sectors each in Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh to connect inaccessible destinations. Srinagar-Kargil, Srinagar-Drass,...

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...

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...

‘Gas4India’ Campaign Launched

The Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched 'Gas4India' campaign, aimed at promoting the use of gas in the country. Public and...

Ministry of DoNER goes LIVE on e-office

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has gone LIVE on e-office. All the officers and the concerned staff were regularly trained in the...

New Guidelines on SIM Upgradation

The Department of Telecom has released a new guidelines on SIM upgradation to 3G or 4G from 2G. According to guidelines SIM upgradation can be...

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...

Indian Medical Association Issues Zika Alert

Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a Zika alert in the country. The IMA, which is the largest association of allopathic doctors, has asked...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Star Rating Methodology for ACs Issued

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has introduced a new star rating methodology called Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) for air conditioners. This evolved...

Indian Railways Partners with Google

Indian Railway is preparing a comprehensive conservation management plan to preserve and promote its heritage assets. Google has agreed to partner with Railways to digitise...

Namami Gange Projects Launched at Kanpur

Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti launched various projects worth Rs. 560 crore under Namami Gange programme at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

UGC Eases Process For Deemed Varsity Status

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has amended regulations for Deemed to be Universities (DTBU), keeping in view the changing requirements and recent policies of...

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...

13 More Smart Cities Announced

Central Government announced 13 more smart cities from as many States. Lucknow topped the list of winners of the Fast Track competition conducted for 23...