North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project

Source: PIB News: Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) for the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP). Facts: NERPSIP Scheme: The Scheme was initially approved in 2014 as a Central Sector Plan Scheme of the Ministry of Power. Funding: The scheme is being funded with the assistance of the… Continue reading North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project

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Govt approves inclusion of four indigenous sports in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

Source: Click here News: Sports Ministry has approved the inclusion of four indigenous Games to be a part of Khelo India Youth Games 2021.The games include Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamba. Facts: Gatka: It is a traditional martial art form originated from Punjab.It is associated with the Nihang Sikh Warriors and is used both as self-defense… Continue reading Govt approves inclusion of four indigenous sports in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

PM-WANI: Revolutionise the way India accesses the internet

Context: PM-WANI has the potential to revolutionise the way India accesses the internet. What are the key features of Pradhan Mantri Wireless Access Network Interface (PM-WANI)? Bring large scale deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots through the country to drive up connectivity options and improve digital access. The scheme envisages setting up of public Wi-Fi networks and access… Continue reading PM-WANI: Revolutionise the way India accesses the internet

QCI Launches Recognition Scheme for Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies

Source: Click here News: Quality Council of India(QCI) at the behest of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) has launched a “Scheme for approval of Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies”. Facts: Objective: To scale up Hygiene Rating by increasing the number of recognised Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies in the country. Additional Facts: Food Hygiene Rating Scheme: It is… Continue reading QCI Launches Recognition Scheme for Hygiene Rating Audit Agencies

Declare exotic pets, avoid prosecution: how one-time scheme works

Source: Click here News: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC) has come out with an advisory on a one-time voluntary disclosure scheme that allows owners of exotic live species that have been acquired illegally or without documents to declare their stock to the government. Facts: Aim of the scheme: To address the challenge of zoonotic diseases,… Continue reading Declare exotic pets, avoid prosecution: how one-time scheme works

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PM-WANI: Cabinet approves setting up of public WiFi networks

News: Union Cabinet has approved a public Wi-Fi access network called PM-WANI (Wi-Fi Access Network Interface). Facts: Aim: To enable easily accessible public Wi-Fi hotspots spread across the country. Stakeholders: PM-WANI will be operated by different players as described herein under: Public Data Office(PDO): It will establish, maintain, and operate only WANI compliant Wi-Fi Access Points and deliver… Continue reading PM-WANI: Cabinet approves setting up of public WiFi networks

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Federal Water Governance Ecosystem

Context- Importance of Centre-States coordination to deal with the emerging challenges of inter-state water governance. How the two bills on water can attend the longstanding issue of inter-state externalities The Interstate River Water Disputes Amendment Bill 2019– The bill seeks to improve the inter-state water disputes resolution by setting up a permanent tribunal supported by a… Continue reading Federal Water Governance Ecosystem

Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana

News: Finance minister has announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana scheme. Facts: Aim: To incentivize the creation of new employment opportunities during the Covid-19 economic recovery phase. Beneficiaries (new employees) under Scheme: Any new employee joining employment in EPF registered establishments on monthly wages less than Rs 15,000. EPF members drawing a monthly wage of less… Continue reading Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana

Production-Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval to introduce the Production-Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme for 10 key sectors. Facts: Aim: To help encourage domestic manufacturing, reduce imports, and generate employment. Features: Under the Scheme, companies will get incentives on incremental sales from products manufactured in domestic units. Implementation: The scheme will be implemented by… Continue reading Production-Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme

‘Back to Village’ programme in J&K

Back to Village(B2V) programme News: Jammu and Kashmir Government announced the third phase of ambitious Back to Village(B2V) programme. Facts: Back to Village(B2V) programme: The programme aims to involve the people of the state and government officials in a joint effort to deliver the mission of equitable development. It also aims to energize Panchayats and… Continue reading ‘Back to Village’ programme in J&K

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