India & Denmark agree to work together on green fuels including green hydrogen

What is the News? India and Denmark have agreed to initiate joint research and development on green fuels, including green hydrogen. This joint research is a part of the already adopted Green Strategic Partnership – Action Plan 2020-2025. What is the India-Denmark Green Strategic Partnership? India-Denmark had launched the Green Strategic Partnership during the virtual… Continue reading India & Denmark agree to work together on green fuels including green hydrogen

Cabinet approves Scheme for grant of ex-gratia payment of difference between compound interest and simple interest for six months to borrowers in specified loan accounts

What is the News? The Union Cabinet has approved the payment of ex-gratia amount pertaining to claims submitted by Lending Institutions (LIs) under “Scheme for grant of ex-gratia payment of difference between compound interest and simple interest for six months to borrowers in specified loan accounts”. What is the “Scheme for grant of ex-gratia payment… Continue reading Cabinet approves Scheme for grant of ex-gratia payment of difference between compound interest and simple interest for six months to borrowers in specified loan accounts

Experts from India and Israel suggested expanding scope of India-Israel Industrial R&D & Technological Innovation Fund(I4F)

What is the News? At the 8th Governing body meeting of the India-Israel Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund(I4F), India and Israel approved three joint R&D projects and deliberated on widening the scope of the I4F programme. What are three joint projects approved under the I4F Programme The three projects are:  ‘Centrally Monitored IoT Nanosensors… Continue reading Experts from India and Israel suggested expanding scope of India-Israel Industrial R&D & Technological Innovation Fund(I4F)

Cabinet approves extension of tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis for three years

What is the news? The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of the tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) for three years. What is the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK)? National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) was constituted in 1994 as a statutory body as per the provisions of the NCSK… Continue reading Cabinet approves extension of tenure of the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis for three years

Union Minister addresses India-UK meet on “Sustaining Food Production under Environmental Stress”

What is the news? The Union Minister for Science & Technology has addressed the joint India-UK meet on “Sustaining Food Production under Environmental Stress”. Who organised this India-UK meet on “Sustaining Food Production under Environmental Stress”? The meeting is being organised jointly by National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), and University of Birmingham, UK and supported… Continue reading Union Minister addresses India-UK meet on “Sustaining Food Production under Environmental Stress”

ICAAP and NCDC Jointly Release a Handbook on Global Good Practices for Cooperatives

  What is the news? International Co-Operative Alliance Asia And Pacific (ICAAP) and National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) have released a policy recommendation handbook on SAHAKAR PRAGYA Good Practices for Cooperatives. What is the purpose of the Handbook on Global Good Practices for Cooperatives? The Handbook is a compendium of guidelines, resources, methodologies, key learning,… Continue reading ICAAP and NCDC Jointly Release a Handbook on Global Good Practices for Cooperatives

Year End Review 2021: Ministry of Culture

What is the News? The Ministry of Culture has taken several initiatives in the year 2021. Initiatives taken by Min of Culture in 2021 Atmanirbhar Incubator Programme: It was launched by the Ministry of Culture in partnership with Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust to preserve the skills and arts of artisans/crafts persons on the… Continue reading Year End Review 2021: Ministry of Culture

Activities of 2022 discussed at BRICS STI Steering Committee: India to host 5 events

What is the News? The 15th meeting of the BRICS Science Technology Innovation(STI) Steering Committee was held recently. What are the key highlights of the 15th meeting of BRICS Science Technology Innovation (STI) Steering Committee? India to host 5 events as part of BRICS Science Technology Innovation Committee India will be hosting five events in… Continue reading Activities of 2022 discussed at BRICS STI Steering Committee: India to host 5 events

Year End Review: 2021- Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

What is the News? The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has taken several initiatives in the year 2021. Several of them are PM- KISAN Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maandhan Yojana (PM-KMDY) MSP: In the Union Budget for 2018-19 had announced the predetermined principle to keep MSP at levels of one and half times the cost… Continue reading Year End Review: 2021- Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) to launch its first bi-monthly E-Newsletter

What is the News? The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwD) is going to launch its first bi-monthly E-Newsletter. What is an E-Newsletter? The E-Newsletter is an attempt to showcase the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities activities in an accessible platform.  The E-Newsletter will be helpful in the continuity of… Continue reading Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) to launch its first bi-monthly E-Newsletter