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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 […]

Expo Sihak

Expo Sihak Recently, Expo Sahak Exhibition was organized as a major activity of the construction industry at the Citibanax Center of Mexico. 45 companies participated in this exhibition related to the construction of the Indian Trade Promotion Council (TPCI) from India. These companies are affiliated to various fields related to the construction industry, such as building […]

Government notified citizenship rules

Why in the discussion? The Home Ministry has notified that the collectors of some districts of seven states can accept online application for providing citizenship to minorities suffering from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living in India. Once the verification report is received from the states and the Center, they will be given citizenship. key points The […]

India and Bangladesh: Inland and Coastal Waterways Agreement

Why in the discussion? On October 25, 2018, India and Bangladesh have made significant agreements regarding the expansion of inland and coastal waterways contacts between the two countries for trade and shipping of ships. main point Under the agreement between the two countries, Chattogram and Mongla docks in Bangladesh will be used to transport goods […]