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Second report on cross border lending

Why in the discussion? The Insolovency Law Committee-ILC, set up for the recommendation of the amendment in the Indian Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, submitted its second report to the government.  Committee recommendations ILC has recommended the implementation of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) draft […]

UN Report on Privatization and Human Rights

Why in discussion Recently, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has developed a hybrid maize which is being claimed that it is rich in Pro-Vitamin-A along with lysine and Tryptophan, the world’s first maize. Important point After wheat and rice, maize is India’s third most important foodstuff. It is used for making foods such as chips, flakes, […]

NASA named Hama, gamma ray beams placed on Godzilla

Why in the discussion? American Space Agency NASA scientists have given a new name to the set of 21 gamma beam beams. Their names have been kept on fictional films like Hulk and Godzilla. Scientists have named it on the occasion of completion of ten years of Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Mission. key points  Gamma rays are […]

Green Diwali- Healthy Diwali

Why in the discussion? Keeping in view the importance of the festival of lights along with the adverse effects of fireworks lit on Diwali, the Environment Ministry has started the Green Diwali campaign. This year this campaign will be run throughout the country. The merger of ‘Green Diwali-Healthy Diwali’ campaign has now been done in the […]

Government formed panel to look into cases of sexual harassment

Why in the discussion? The government has constituted a Group of Ministers (GOM) under the leadership of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with sexual harassment cases and to prevent this. key points  The ministerial group will be chaired by the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh. Its members include […]

Seoul peace

Seoul peace award toPrime Minister Narendra Modi to promote international cooperation and global economic development, improving the quality of life of the people of the country by accelerating economic development, through the efforts of anti-corruption measures and social unity, to strengthen democracy in the country 2018 Will be honored with the Seoul Peace Prize. The […]

Anonymous Property Transaction Prohibition Act, 1988

Why in the discussion? A major defense company of Israel has signed a defense deal worth 777 million US dollars with Bharat Electronics Limited. It is notable that after Israel, Israel is the second largest supplier of India’s weapons . key points According to this agreement, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will supply a marine version of […]

Fisheries and aquaculture infrastructure development fund

Under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the creation of the Special Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). key points Under this clearance, the estimated amount of fund will be Rs 7,522 crore, out of which Rs 5266.40 crore will be raised by […]

Public Administration and Management Award, 2018

Why in the discussion? The Union Human Resource Development Ministry launched the web portal of ‘Impactful Policy Research in Social Science – IMPRESS’ program in New Delhi. Key features Under this scheme 1500 research projects will be run in two years to support social science research in the higher education institutions and to make policy. […]

‘Strategic Policy Research in Social Sciences’ (Impress)

Why in the discussion? Recently, the Supreme Court banned the sale and registration of motor vehicles in accordance with the emission standard BS-4 in the country from 1st April, 2020. The Supreme Court while announcing the judgment said that pollution has reached a ‘dangerous and critical’ level throughout India. key points In the country, the use […]