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  • RailMadad was received National e-Governance Award

    49 days ago
    RailMadad was awarded Silver under Category II of National e-Governance Awards-"Excellence in providing Citizen-centric Delivery". The award was presented at the 23rd National Conference on e-Governance which was held in Mumbai on 7-8 February 2020.
    RailMadad: ♦ RailMadad is the grievance redressal portal of Indian Railways. ♦ The portal can be accessed by Railways customers using RailMadad Helpline 139, website railmadad.indianrailways.gov.in and RailMadad... Read More


    Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the Statehood Day on 20 February

    49 days ago
    Indian states of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh celebrated the Statehood Day on 20 February.
    The culture of Arunachal Pradesh is special. The people are known for their wonderful nature and patriotic zeal. Similarly, the people of Mizoram are known for their valour and rich value systems. It holds the rich Mizo culture and the contribution of the state towards India's progress. Mizoram: Statehood day: 20 February 1987 Governor: P. S. Sreedharan Pillai Chief Minister:... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Cabinet approved Phase-II of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen

    49 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by PM Narendra Modi approved the Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) (SBM (G)) till 2024-25. The scheme will focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus), which includes ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM). The program will ensure that no one is left behind and everyone uses a toilet. It aims to help rural India can effectively handle the challenge of solid and liquid waste management. It focuses on substantial improvement in the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Cabinet approves Elevation of BISAG as BISAG N under MEITY

    49 days ago
    Union Cabinet led by PM Narendra Modi approved Elevation of Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications and Geoinformatics (BISAG), Gujarat as Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG(N)). It will function under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY), GoI. Highlights: ♦ The approval will maintain the efficiency and innovation of services. ♦ The current skilled manpower working at BISAG will national level... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Minister for Tribal Affairs inaugurated function to celebrate 16th Foundation of Day of NCST

    49 days ago
    Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda inaugurated the function to celebrate the "16th Foundation of Day of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)". It was organized by National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on 19 February.
      Also, awards were presented for exemplary service towards Scheduled Tribes in the country to (i) CPSU-Western Coalfields Ltd. Nagpur. Award was received by Rajiv Ranjan Mehra, CMD received the award and (ii) Individual award... Read More


    Cabinet approved Updating European Union AIFMD MoU signed between SEBI and FCA of UK

    49 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal of the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to sign an updated Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The MoU was signed between SEBI and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK on 31 January 2020. MoU: ♦ The UK exited the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020.
    ♦ FCA, UK had submitted to SEBI that no transitional measures would be available if the amended MoU is... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Animal culture is linked to conservation action at COP13 CMS

    49 days ago
    Animal culture is being linked to conservation action for the first time at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13).
    Animal culture and Conservation: ♦ In addition to individual learning, some animals including whales, dolphins, elephants, and primates have the ability to learn socially from adults or peers about various behaviours, including optimal migration routes. These... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Cabinet approved revamping of PMFBY and RWBICS

    49 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Modi approved revamping of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) and Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS). The aim is to address the existing challenges in the implementation of Crop Insurance Schemes. Aim: The changes are expected to help the farmers to manage risk in agriculture production and to succeed in Stabilizing the farm income. It also aims to increase coverage in the northeastern region. It will enable accurate yield... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Lewis Hamilton, Lionel Messi jointly won the Laureus World Sportsman of the year award

    49 days ago
    British racing driver Lewis Hamilton and footballer Lionel Messi were declared the joint winners of the Laureus World Sportsman of the year award. The two received the same number of votes. For the first in the 20-year history, the award was split.
    Other awardees: ♦ American gymnast Simone Bile received the World Sportswoman of the year award. This is her third in four years after winning it in 2017 and in 2019. She has won five gold medals at the 2019 World... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


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    Cabinet approved the 22nd Law Commission for 3 years

    49 days ago
    Union Cabinet approved the Twenty-second Law Commission of India for a period of three years. The law commission will provide a recommendation on different aspects of law, to the government, which are entrusted to the Commission for its study and recommendations, as per its terms of reference. Members of the Commission: The 22nd Law Commission will consist of: ♦ a full-time Chairperson ♦ four full-time Members (including Member-Secretary) ♦ Secretary, Department of Legal... Read More


    Sanjay Kothari is appointed as the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner

    49 days ago
    The Secretary to the President Sanjay Kothari has been chosen as the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) by a high-powered 6-member committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    Other appointments: The former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka has been chosen as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) in the Central Information Commission. The retired Indian Administrative Service officer is currently serving as an Information Commissioner. Suresh Patel has... Read More


    Cabinet approves the Constitution of Technology Group

    49 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by the PM Narendra Modi approved the Constitution of an empowered Technology Group on 19 February. The group will provide Policy Support, Procurement Support, and Support on Research and Development proposals. Highlights: ♦ Cabinet constituted a 12-Member Technology Group headed by Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India.
    ♦ The group will recommend new ideas on the mapping of technology and technology products, commercialization of dual-use... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NITI Aayog to organize SDG Conclave 2020 in Assam

    49 days ago
    Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern States has been scheduled to be held from 24-26 February at Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati, Assam. The conclave will be a part of NITI Aayog's continuous efforts towards fostering partnerships at the sub-national level. Organizing Team: The conclave will be organized by NITI Aayog in association with North Eastern Council, Assam government, Tata Trusts, United... Read More


    India, Myanmar signed MoU for bus services from Mandalay-Imphal

    49 days ago
    India and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the commencement of a bus service between the two countries from April 2020. The information was provided by Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh.
    Aim: The opening of bus service between India and Myanmar aims to promote tourism and visits between people of the two cities. MoU Highlights: ♦ The MoU was signed between Shwe Mandalar Express Company Limited, Yangoon and Seven Sisters Holiday, Imphal on 14... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Titabor became Assams first zero-waste town

    49 days ago
    Titabor has become Assam's first "zero waste town" by setting high standards in effective integrated waste management. Titabor has revolutionized municipal solid waste management than any other town in the state. Zero waste town: ♦ Any town that has processed up to 80% of waste can be claimed to be a zero-waste town.
    ♦ Titabor has set up a material recovery facility where all organic waste is managed through aerobic composting. ♦ The door-to-door... Read More


    DoT can bar Chinese firms from govt telecom tenders

    49 days ago
    Government of India has empowered the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to bar Chinese or any foreign telecom equipment suppliers from participating in tenders that are floated by central/state governments and state-run companies on 19 February.
    Highlights: ♦ The move by DoT aims to hit Chinese companies such as Huawei, ZTE, and UTStarcom that may not be allowed to participate in government projects. ♦ Now the Indian suppliers can invoke the provision of clause 10(d)... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    NITI Aayog organized a meeting on API Industry

    49 days ago
    NITI Aayog under the chairmanship of CEO Amitabh Kant organized a meeting to charge the API Industry on 19 February. Highlights: ♦ The Department of Pharmaceuticals made a detailed presentation on the history and status of the Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API) industry. ♦ The officials discussed the challenges faced by the industry and provided various options available to make India a powerhouse in Key Starting Materials, Intermediates and API.   ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Museum hosts Historical Gastronomica-The Indus Dining Experience in New Delhi

    49 days ago
    The National Museum is to host a unique exhibition on India's ancient food history "Historical Gastronomica-The Indus Dining Experience" that dates back to more than 5000 years ago. The exhibition will be held from 19-25 February 2020 in New Delhi. Organizing Team: The event is organized by the National Museum, OSMS, and Fabrica by Chef Saby. It is truly a Made in India event with an international appeal. Historical Gastronomica-The Indus Dining Experience: ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture


    Cabinet approved 2020 Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill

    49 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020 on 19 February 2020. The move comes after the introduction of the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2020  in Parliament and the approval of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill 2020.
    Aim: The bill was aimed at the welfare of women in the Country. These legislative measures are a step to protect women's reproductive rights.
    Provisions of the... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    World Day of Social Justice is observed on 20 February

    49 days ago
    World Day of Social Justice is observed on 20 February. It is observed every year to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication.
    Theme: The theme for the year 2020 is "Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice". The theme focuses to uphold the principles of social justice by promoting gender equality, or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. Background: On 10 June 2008, the International Labour Organization (ILO)... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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