Centre for The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum announced its new Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in India, which would aim to bring together the government and...

20th Livestock Census

The 20th Livestock Census will be conducted in all districts of the Indian Union in participation with all States and Union Territories. States/UTs have...

Mission Satyanishtha: Complete Details

Indian Railways organized a programme on Ethics in Public Governance and launched “Mission Satyanishtha” at a event held at National Rail Museum, New Delhi. “Mission...

Initiatives to Improve Knowledge of Engineers

With a view to improve the standards of technical knowhow and knowledge of engineering professionals who are graduating from various colleges to enable them...

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the...

IAS Prelims 2019 Preparation

IAS Prelims 2019 also known as Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2019 will be held in the month of June 2019. The exact date is...

National Productivity Council of India

National Productivity Council is national level organization to promote productivity culture in India. Established by the Ministry of Industry, Government of India in 1958,...

Shipment of Green Chillies by Air Starts in India

Eastern Uttar Pradesh is one of the potential areas for export of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as green chillies, okra, bitter guard, green...

Counter Nuclear Smuggling Team of India

To check the smuggling of radioactive material, the Government of India has formulated scheme which is aimed at detection, interception, interdiction, prevention, preparedness and...

70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United Nations in Paris, France has launched a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th...

Storytelling Festival ‘Kathakar’ in News

7th edition of ‘Kathakar: International Storytellers Festival’ was held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ( IGNCA), New Delhi. Kathakar is the...

Supply of Sand from South-East Asia to India

An MoU was signed between Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for facilitating the supply of sand for...

SAUBHAGYA Scheme Launched in Manipur State

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) was launched in Manipur. A total of approximately 1.75 lakh households (1.62 lakh rural households and...

Dr. Ambedkar International Centre Launched

The Prime Minister Modi dedicated the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, in New Delhi, to the nation. He had laid the foundation stone of this...

New Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board

Mr. Sunil Kumar Chourasia, IOFS, has been appointed as the new Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman of the Ordnance Factory Board...

Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu delivered the 19th Convocational address at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, in Kanpur. Chandra...

National Milk Day Observed

The National Milk Day (NMD) was observed on 26 November is to mark birth anniversary Dr.Verghese Kurien, father of the White Revolution in India. Since...

Government Makes Standards For Caustic Soda Mandatory

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar announced that Government will make revised quality standards for Caustic Soda mandatory for both domestic manufacturers...

‘Traill’s Pass’ in News

In continuance to the revered tradition of the Army Ordnance Corps, a ‘Trekking Expedition to Traill’s Pass’ was organized by AOC Centre, Secunderabad, under...

World Skills Competition

The WorldSkills Competition occurs every two years and is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world that truly reflects global...

Wage Agreement of Coal Workers

The 10th Wage Agreement of Coal Workers was finalised recently. Wage Agreement of the employees has been due from 1 July 2016. The negotiation...

Government Launches E-Greetings

With the aim to reduce use of paper and give a boost to digital initiatives of the Government and to promote a contemporary and...

‘Women of India Organic Festival’ in News

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the 3rd annual ‘Women of India Organic Festival’ at Dilli Haat (INA). The...

Google Adds 8 Local Tongues in Search

Tech giant Google has added voice search capability for eight additional Indian languages including Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil. Currently, voice search feature is available in...

Digital Accounting and Assurance Board

The CA Institute recently constituted a 'Digital Accounting and Assurance Board' to foster a cohesive global strategy on aspects related to digital accounting and...

Rajaswa Gyan Sangam

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) have been holding annual Conferences of senior officers...

International Military Music Festival

The International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" is the parade of the best military music bands of Russia and other countries that takes place...

Pilot Project “e-Shakti” in News

e-Shakti is a pilot project of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for digitisation of Self Help Groups (SHGs). It was initiated to...

Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium

The Government established Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) as a Society in 1994 to facilitate agri-business ventures by catalyzing private investment through Venture Capital...

Revised Accreditation Framework of NAAC

The Revised Accreditation Framework which became operational in July 2017, is ICT enabled, objective, transparent, scalable and robust. The new framework is a subtle combination...

Ayurvedic Drugs Developed by Indian Councils

The Central Government has set up four Research Councils, namely Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Unani...

India Convention Promotion Bureau

The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) has been set up under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism to promote India as a venue...

National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board

A National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board has been constituted to provide a dedicated institutional framework to take forward the cause of promotion of...

Electricity Distribution and Tariff Rates

Electricity generated by central sector generating stations is allocated to the beneficiary States and Union Territories in the electricity region by the Ministry of...

Indigenous Sports Disciplines in India

The Central Government complements/supplements the efforts of the State Governments. Under the revamped Khelo India proposal, there is an exclusive component called “Promotion of...

Payment of Mineral Royalty to Districts

Ministry of Mines has amended the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 through the MMDR Amendment Act, 2015, one of the...

Steps Taken To Check Increase in Population

Government is expanding health infrastructure and human resources, besides bringing in new interventions to increase the accessibility to health services. The details of steps taken...

Steps Taken to Reduce the Debt Burden of Farmers

The Government has taken the following initiatives to reduce the debt burden of farmers: With a view to ensuring availability of agriculture credit at a...

Steps Taken for Development of Cattle Population

Government has initiated Rashtriya Gokul Mission with the aim of development and conservation of indigenous breeds and National Mission on Bovine Productivity for enhancing...

Research Institutes in Yoga and Naturopathy

An autonomous Research Council, namely, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) is working under the Ministry of AYUSH as the apex...

Per Capita Expenditure on Education in India

As per National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), survey conducted during 2011-12 on Household Consumer Expenditure, percentages of monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) on education...

USA Declares Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as Terrorist Group

USA has designated Hizbul Mujahideen — also known as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, also known as HM — as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. It has also imposed sanctions on this Pakistan-based...

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences

The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH is conducting the various research oriented health...

Institutional Mechanism for Textiles Sector

Building on the overwhelming success of Textiles India 2017, Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanisms to synergize efforts of the Ministry of...

Regulation of Higher Education in India

The University Grants Commission (UGC) was established in 1956 under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)...

Book Titled ‘Vande Mataram’ Released

The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh released a book titled ‘Vande Mataram’. The book traces the journey of ‘Vande Mataram’ since the time of...

Latest Labour Laws Reforms in India

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken a number of legislative initiatives in labour laws during the last 3 years. Such initiatives include: Amendment...

2nd Round of National Deworming Initiative

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is implementing the 2nd  round of National Deworming Day (NDD) 2017 on 10th August in 33 States/UTs followed by...

75th anniversary of Quit India Movement

India in 2017 commemorated the 75th year of 'August Kranti' or 'Quit India Movement'. In the history of our freedom movement, the 9th August movement has...

Champaran Satyagrah Centenary Anniversary

The Government has decided to commemorate centenary of Champaran Satyagraha during April 2017 to April 2018. A National Implementation Committee (NIC) has been constituted under...

Two New Institutes of Ayurveda Established

The Central Government has established National Institute of Ayurveda at Jaipur which offers undergraduate and postgraduate and fellowship programme. Further, the Government has also established...

Extra Mural Research Scheme in News

Ministry of AYUSH has set-up two autonomous organisations namely, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) and Morarji Desai National Institute of...

Autonomous Research Councils in AYUSH

Ministry of AYUSH has set-up four autonomous Research Councils, namely, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy...

Programme on Scientific Research on Panchgavya

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India has constituted a National Steering Committee to initiate a National Programme on “Scientific Validation...

Sanctioned Posts of IAS / IPS Officers

The current sanctioned strength of IAS and IPS as on 01.01.2017 is detailed below:   Sl No. Cadre   IAS IPS Total Authorized Strength 1 Andhra Pradesh 211 144 2 AGMUT 337 295 3 Assam-Meghalaya 263 138 4 Bihar 342 231 5 Chhattisgarh 193 103 6 Gujarat 297 195 7 Haryana 205 137 8 Himachal Pradesh 147 94 9 Jammu & Kashmir 137 147 10 Jharkhand 215 149 11 Karnataka 314 215 12 Kerala 231 172 13 Madhya Pradesh 439 305 14 Maharashtra 361 302 15 Manipur 115 89 16 Nagaland 94 70 17 Odisha 237 188 18 Punjab 221 172 19 Rajasthan 313 215 20 Sikkim 48 32 21 Tamil Nadu 376 263 22 Telangana 208 139 23 Tripura 96 65 24 Uttarakhand 120 69 25 Uttar Pradesh 621 517 26 West...

Radiation from Mobile Phones and Its Towers

The Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha said that for provision of seamless services including advanced facilities like 4G, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT),...

Book ‘Empowering the Marginalized’

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has released the book ‘Empowering the Marginalized’ authored by Deepak Dwivedi. The Vice President said that empowering...

UPSC Civil Services Prelims Result Declared

Union Public Service Commission on 27 July 2017 has declared the result of Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2017. This IAS Prelims 2017 exam was...

Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy

The Government has established Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH. Prime mandate of the Pharmacopoeia Commission is to...

‘SHe-Box’ Launched for Sexual Harassment Complaints

The Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic–Box (SHe-Box) for registering...

Mobile App ‘Aarambh’ Launched For Road Maintenance

The Union Ministry of Rural Development launched Aarambh mobile app for performance based maintenance contracting and community contracting for maintenance of rural roads. Aarambh mobile...

Conventions That India Has Not Ratified

India has ratified six out of the eight core/fundamental International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions. These are the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), Abolition...

India Becomes Largest User of Facebook

India has become the largest user of facebook in world. India has overtaken USA recently with 241 million active users beating USA's 240 million...

Main Organizations for Yoga and Naturopathy

The Ministry of AYUSH has established the following three organizations for the development of Yoga and Naturopathy and also for providing treatment through Yoga...

Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal Issue in Parliament

Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in a written reply in Lok Sabha informed...

List of Ship-Repairing Facilities in India

In order to promote ship building and ship-repair industry in India, the government has formulated a policy of financial assistance for shipbuilding for a...

18 New Greenfield Airports in India

Government of India (GoI), Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has granted 'in principle' approval for setting up of 18 Greenfield Airports in the country. The...

Paika Rebellion of Odisha in News

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Paika Rebellion of Odisha on July 20, 2017 in New Delhi. The...

Countries Where India Don’t Have Resident Mission

The Government of India is expanding ties with small countries and island nations based on its assessment of various relevant factors. The opening of...

Latest Information on Passport Seva Kendras

There are 91 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) and 55 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) working as on 15 July, 2017. There are 38 Passport...

DBFOT Model of Investment in Infrastructure

Total Sixteen number of National Highway Projects have been awarded on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) model in Karnataka. Thirteen number of National...

National Bamboo Mission Renamed

National Bamboo Mission renamed as National Agro-Forestry & Bamboo Mission (NABM) is being implemented as per the set objectives and targets of the Mission. As...

UGC NET Examination: New Qualifying Criteria

University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed that the new qualifying criteria for declaration of result for UGC NET Examination is as follows: Top 6% of...

WHO Model List of Essential Medicines Released

WHO's Model list of essential medicines for 2017 has been released. It contains new advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and...

Cooperatives in India: Latest Information

The Indian cooperative movement has sustained itself as one of the biggest cooperative movements in the world. The reach of cooperative in India is...

President Dedicates New University to Nation

President of India Pranab Mukherjee dedicated the BML Munjal University to the nation. The event was conducted at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. BML Munjal...

Book ‘Ganga Avahan-The Epic Tale of a Historic Swim’

The Defence Minister Arun Jaitley released a Book titled ‘Ganga Avahan – The Epic Tale of a Historic Swim’. The ‘Ganga Avahan’ was a pioneering...

Record Production of Food Grains in India

As per the Third Advance Estimates food grain production in the country has increased to 273 MT in 2016-17, oil seeds to 32.5 MT,...

New Tax Payer Service ‘Aaykar Setu’ Launched

Union Finance Minister launched a new tax payer service module ‘Aaykar Setu’. This e-initiative would help in reducing physical interface between assesses and tax assessing...

Garib Nawaz Skill Development Centres Launched

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi inaugurated the first Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre at Vijayanagar Colony in Hyderabad. In this Skill...

Farm Mechanisation in Indian Agriculture

Agricultural mechanisation is one of the important factors for sustainable development of the agricultural sector which helps in increasing production through agricultural works, reducing...

TransStadia “Arena Project” Inaugurated by PM

Indian Prime Narendra Modi formally inaugurated TransStadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The multi-purpose sports complex hosts a 20-000 seater state-of-the-art football stadium, the first of its...

125th Birth Anniversary of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee attended the 125th birth anniversary celebrations of Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an Indian scientist and applied...

Golden Eye Cyber Attack Strikes World

New ransomware virus with name "GoldenEye" or "Petya" has striked the world. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing...

Mount Dhaulagiri Mountaineering Expedition

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Krishna Chaudhary flagged-in the first Mount Dhaulagiri-1 (8167 Mtr) International Mountaineering...

Mosul’s Great Al-Nuri Mosque Destroyed

Islamic State group militants have blown up Mosul’s iconic al-Nuri mosque (In Iraq) and its famous leaning minaret. The Great Mosque was named after Nur...

‘Slum Yuva Daud’ in News

Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel flagged off 2nd Slum Yuva Daud. The marathon started from Cross River Mall, Karkardooma and...

Postage Stamp Released on 50 Years of Passport Act

The Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha released a commemorative postage stamp on completion of 50 years of “The Passports Act, 1967”. 24th June 1967 marked an...

Online Software for Departmental Proceedings Launched

The Union Minister of State for PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the online Software for Departmental Proceedings. The aim of...

National Productivity Council in News

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India has notified Six Waste Management Rules in year 2016. These are 1. Plastic Waste...

Latest Projects of Ministry of Water Resources

A number of challenges in the field of water sector have been identified by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. A...

Wellness and Medical Tourism in India

WELLNESS TOURISM The potential of wellness systems, developed through centuries of wisdom of this ancient civilization would be fully tapped. This is being done by...

Book ‘Garuda Purana’ by All India Kashiraj Trust

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of book ‘Garuda Purana’ (Critical Edition) published by All India Kashiraj Trust on June...

IAS Prelims Question Papers 2017

UPSC conducted the Civil Services Preliminary Exam on 18th June 2017. The IAS Prelims Question Paper of 2017 both General Studies and CSAT must...

First Female Sikh MP Elected in UK

Britain got its first female Sikh MP and first turban-wearing MP. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, known as Tan, won his Slough seat decisively polling 34,170 votes,...

Making of Developed India (MODI) Festival in News

Union Minister Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda has inaugurated Making of Developed India Festival - MODI Fest at Malleswaram in Bengaluru. The objective of the programme was...

CISF Sign MoU With Skill Development Corporation

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), under Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) & National Skill Development Fund (NSDF)...

MoU Signed for Training in Aviation Sector

The National Aviation University (NAU) signed an MoU with the Bird Worldwide Flight Services (India) Private Limited to develop professional aviation and aerospace education...

First Successful Uterine Transplant in India

A team of 12 doctors at the city’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) successfully completed the India’s first uterine transplant on a woman from...

Civil Services Examination Result Declared

The final results of Civil Services Examination (CSE), 2016 has been declared on 1st June, 2017. Nandini K R bagged the first rank and Anmol...