Prime Minister to attend Abhidhamma Day programme at Kushinagar, organised on occasion of inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

What is the News? The Prime Minister will visit Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate an international airport and attend an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple. What is Abhidhamma Day? The Abhidhamma Day marks the end of a three-month rainy retreat – Varshavaas or Vassa – for the Buddhist monks and nuns, during… Continue reading Prime Minister to attend Abhidhamma Day programme at Kushinagar, organised on occasion of inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

Union Minister inaugurates 250mm Seer Water supply scheme in Kashmir and visited Martand Sun Temple

What is the News? The Union Commerce and Industry Minister has inaugurated a 250 mm seer water supply scheme in Kashmir. He also visited the Martand Sun Temple in Kashmir. About Seer Water Supply Scheme The scheme aims to benefit around 10000 people in Kashmir and will be completed under the ambit of Jal Jeevan… Continue reading Union Minister inaugurates 250mm Seer Water supply scheme in Kashmir and visited Martand Sun Temple

J&K Accession files: Disclosure of Bucher papers in ‘national interest’, observes CIC

Source: This post is based on the article “J&K Accession files: Disclosure of Bucher papers in ‘national interest’, observes CIC” published in India Today on 19th October 2021. What is the News? The Central Information Commission(CIC) has observed in an order that the disclosure of Bucher papers is in the National Interest. However, the commission… Continue reading J&K Accession files: Disclosure of Bucher papers in ‘national interest’, observes CIC

Kushinagar connect to Sri Lanka

Source: This post is based on the article “Kushinagar connect to Sri Lanka” published in The Hindu on 19th October 2021. What is the News? The Prime Minister will be visiting Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate the Kushinagar international airport. What is the importance of Kushinagar? Kushinagar is an International Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre where Buddhists believe… Continue reading Kushinagar connect to Sri Lanka

NITI Aayog Launches Geospatial Energy Map of India

Source: This post is based on the article “NITI Aayog Launches Geospatial Energy Map of India” published in PIB on 14th October 2021. What is the News? NITI Aayog has launched the Geospatial Energy Map of India. About Geospatial Energy Map of India Developed by: NITI Aayog in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).… Continue reading NITI Aayog Launches Geospatial Energy Map of India

Statsguru: Six charts explain another dimension of poverty in India

Source: This post is based on the article “Statsguru: Six charts explain another dimension of poverty in India” published in Business Standard on 18th October 2021. What is the News? Researchers have released a paper titled “Examining multidimensional poverty reduction in India between 2005/6–2015/16”. What are the key highlights of the paper released? Incidence of… Continue reading Statsguru: Six charts explain another dimension of poverty in India

More than 4 crore unorganized workers registered at e-Shram Portal, India’s first National Database on Unorganized Workers

Source: This post is based on the article “More than 4 crore unorganized workers registered at e-Shram Portal” published in PIB on 17th October 2021. What is the News? According to the Labour Ministry’s data, more than 4 crores (40 million-plus) workers have registered at the e-Shram portal.  Click Here to Read about e-Shram portal… Continue reading More than 4 crore unorganized workers registered at e-Shram Portal, India’s first National Database on Unorganized Workers

India slips 7 spots to rank 101 among 116 countries on Global Hunger Index

Source: This post is based on the articles  “Hunger Index: poor ranking devoid of ground reality and facts, says Govt” published in The Hindu on 16th October 2021.  “India slips 7 spots to rank 101 among 116 countries on Global Hunger Index” published in Down To Earth on 15th October 2021.  “Statement of Ministry of Women and Child Development on Global Hunger Report 2021” published… Continue reading India slips 7 spots to rank 101 among 116 countries on Global Hunger Index

COVID-19 reverses decades of progress in TB elimination, India worst-hit: WHO

Source: This post is based on the article “COVID-19 reverses decades of progress in TB elimination, India worst-hit: WHO” published in Down To Earth on 14th  October 2021.  What is the News?  World Health Organization (WHO) released “Global TB report” which stated that the world suffered huge reverses in progress towards tuberculosis (TB) elimination in 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic. India has been the worst-hit. … Continue reading COVID-19 reverses decades of progress in TB elimination, India worst-hit: WHO

PM launches 7 defence PSUs carved out of OFB

Source: This post is based on the following articles “PM launches 7 defence PSUs carved out of OFB” published in Business Standard on 16th October 2021. “Aim is to make India a military power on its own strength: PM” published in The Hindu on 16th October 2021. “Seven new defence companies, carved out of OFB”… Continue reading PM launches 7 defence PSUs carved out of OFB