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Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS)

The Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) will soon start providing services like the one offered by Common Service Centres (CSC). A Primary Agricultural Credit Society (PACS) is a basic unit and smallest co-operative credit institution. It works on the grassroots level.  The Gover ...

First G-20 Education Working Group (EdWG) Meeting Concludes in Chennai

The two day Ist G20 Education Working Group has concluded in Chenneai . 80 delegates from 30 countries and international organizations from member nations and special invitees participated in the meeting.  Collaboration with Universities across the globe would be the major outcome of the del ...

Digi Yatra to be implemented by March 2023

Digi Yatra will be implemented at Kolkata, Pune, Vijayawada and Hyderabad Airports by March this year.  The Digi Yatra policy is an initiative for a biometric boarding system using Facial Recognition Technology at airports.  Digi Yatra will be implemented across airports in a phased ...

Amrit Dharohar: A scheme to encourage optimal use of wetlands

Wetlands are the places where water remains accumulated throughout the year on marshy soil-like land. Wetlands are vital ecosystems which sustain biological diversity. The government will promote their unique conservation values through Amrit Dharohar, a scheme that will be implemented over the next ...

National Data Governance Policy

During the Union Budget 2023 presentation, the finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced that the government of India to introduce Data Governance policy which will enable access to anonymized data.  The introduction of National Data Governance Policy will enable safe access to anonymized ...

Aditya-L1, the country’s first solar mission

This year the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to launch the Aditya-L1 mission from Sriharikota aboard the PSLV rocket by June or July. Aditya translates to 'the sun' .  Aditya-L1 is India’s first space-based Indian mission to study the Sun. The Aditya-L1 mission ...

Jal Jeevan Mission provides tap water to 11 crore rural households

Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) has achieved another milestone of providing tap water supply to eleven crore rural households with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the achievement as a great feat. He congratulated to all those who have benefitted from this initiative and complimented to those wor ...

Orange Festival in Nagaland Concludes

The 3rd edition of Orange Festival celebrated by Nagaland has concluded. The two day festival which started from 24th of January was held at Rusoma village in the Kohima district of Nagaland.  Organised to mark the harvest of organic oranges, the festival was organised in collaboration with ...

8th India International Science Festival

These days the 8th India International Science Festival  (IISF) is being held in Bhopal from 21st to 24th January 2023. Organised at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, this four-day science festival is all set to attract 8000 scientists, teachers, researchers and students. ...

Waterbird numbers drop in Kole wetlands

Recently, the Asian Water Bird Census (AWC) -2023 has reported that the number of birds in the Kole wetlands of Thrissur in Kerala has reduced significantly. The number of water birds in the wetland has decreased from the 15,959 birds counted during the 2022 survey to 9,904. Unscientific construc ...

Joint military exercise between India and Egypt in Rajasthan

The first-ever joint exercise between Indian Army and Egyptian Army named "Exercise Cyclone-I" is underway at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. This 14 day exercise intends to bolster defence cooperation between India and Egypt  It focuses on sharing professional skills and interoperability ...

International Tourism Fair FITUR underway in Spain

The 43rd edition of FITUR, an International Tourism Fair, kicked off on 18th January in Madrid in Spain. The fair will last till January 22. With over 130 countries taking part in this edition, it is one of the biggest tourism fairs in the world. FITUR means Feria Internacional del Turismo. Trave ...

Bhopal Declaration Released

More than 300 intellectuals from India and abroad released the Bhopal Declaration after discussing the G-20 agenda in the two-day meeting of Think-20 under G20 in Bhopal. What is Think 20 ? The Think 20 (T20) is an engagement group comprising of think tanks from G20 countries that provides pol ...

India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project Well on Track

Signed in 2018, the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project (IBFPL) is all set to connect Siliguri in West Bengal in India and Parbatipur in Dinajpur district of Bangladesh. Meant for importing diesel from India the 131.5 kilometre long pipeline will start supplying diesel to Bangladesh from ...

Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Varuna’ 2023

The 21st edition of the bilateral naval exercise between India and France, Exercise Varuna, has started at the Western Seaboard on January 16th, 2023. The exercise will run till January 20th.  The bilateral exercise, which was initiated in 1993, was christened ‘Varuna’ in 2001 an ...

Shillong to Get India’s first CoE in Online Gaming

Indian government has announced plans to set up the country’s first Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Online Gaming in Shillong by March 2023. India Embracing Online gaming in unprecedented way The CoE will be set up under Digital India Startup Hub through the Software Technology Parks of In ...

Neelakurinji listed as a Protected plant

 The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has listed Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) under Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, including it on the list of protected plants. Hence, Neelakurinji has joined the list of 19 plants that are listed under Sc ...

Digital India Awards 2022: e-NAM wins Platinum Award

Instituted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) the Digital India Awards (DIA) encourage and honor innovative digital solutions and exemplary initiatives by various government entities in the realm of digital governance.  DIA aims to inspire and motivate not only ...

World Hindi Day 2023

World Hindi Day, i.e.Vishwa Hindi Diwas, is an annual celebration that takes place on January 10th every year. The rationale for celebrating this day is to establish the significance of Hindi as a language and to promote it.   Difference between World Hindi Day and National Hindi Diwas ...

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023

On 9th January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore in Madhya Pradesh.  Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD) is a biennial event held in January, to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa on 9th January 1915. Thi ...

Cabinet approves BIND scheme for Prasar Bharati

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved a large infrastructure development scheme for the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati that runs both Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio(AIR). The outlay of the scheme named Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND) is Rs. ...

Marion Biotech, cough syrup makers linked to Uzbek deaths, halts all production

Marion Biotech, cough syrup makers linked to Uzbek deaths, halts all production Uzbekistan cough syrup deaths: Controversy surrounding India's pharma exports doubled after reports of cough syrup-linked deaths in Africa's The Gambia. Marion Biotech - the Noida-based manufacturer of a co ...

Why Zelenskyy is looking to PM Modi to help end Ukraine war

Why Zelenskyy is looking to PM Modi to help end Ukraine war The Ukrainian president recognises Modi’s influence over Russian president Vladimir Putin and wants India to play a proactive role in forging peace Within days of returning from his US trip, where he addressed the Congress, Ukra ...

Ukraine seeks 'peace summit' with Russia, Kremlin says 'never followed conditions set by others'

Ukraine seeks 'peace summit' with Russia, Kremlin says 'never followed conditions set by others' Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has expressed he would want to have a peace summit with Russia, at the United Nations. Russia, however, seems reluctant to hold talks. In Sh ...

Amid renewed Covid scare, do we need fourth vaccine dose? What experts say

Amid renewed Covid scare, do we need fourth vaccine dose? What experts say The poor uptake of the precautionary dose (third dose) in India raises concerns. Experts say a fourth dose is not needed. India is on high alert given the surge in cases and deaths due to Covid-19 on China. The Centre h ...

Arunachal clash: Rajnath Singh calls high-level meet, tri-service chiefs, foreign minister to attend

Arunachal clash: Rajnath Singh calls high-level meet, tri-service chiefs, foreign minister to attend Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has called for a high-level meet in New Delhi over the clash that happened between the Indian and Chinese troops along the LAC in the Tawang sector of Arunachal Prad ...

PM Modi, Amit Shah in Gujarat as Bhupendra Patel takes oath as CM at mega event: Top 10

PM Modi, Amit Shah in Gujarat as Bhupendra Patel takes oath as CM at mega event: Top 10 Gujarat oath ceremony: Bhupendra Patel was elected unanimously as the leader of BJP legislative party on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are in their home state of G ...

Tata Group-owned Air India nears deal for 150 Boeing 737 Max aircrafts: Report

Tata Group-owned Air India nears deal for 150 Boeing 737 Max aircrafts: Report Tata Group-owned Air India Ltd. is likely to place a firm order for 50 737 Max jets with an option to acquire as many as 150. The integration is set to make Air India the country’s largest international and secon ...

As India takes over G-20 presidency, here's what is in focus

As India takes over G-20 presidency, here's what is in focus As India assumes the G-20 presidency today, it will focus on bridging the digital divide, forging world unity, combating terror and dealing with supply-chain disruptions.  India will take over the G-20 presidency today (Dece ...

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral military ties

India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral military ties India and France on Monday discussed ways to deepen their bilateral military ties with a focus on defence industrial cooperation pivoting on the Make in India initiative, increasing the scope and complexity of exercises between thei ...

          
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