Union Budget 2021 : Key Points | Highlights

Budget 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Budget proposals for this financial year rest on six pillars — health and well-being, physical and financial capital and infrastructure, inclusive development for aspirational India, reinvigorating human capital, innovation, and R&D, and ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’. Significant announcements included a slew of hikes in customs duty […]

Deployment Of Rohingya Muslims To Bhashan Char Island

Bhashan Char Island:   The Bangladesh Authorities recently moved around 1,750 Rohingya Muslims to a controversial island in the Bay of Bengal called the “Bhashan Char Island”. This move by Bangladesh was opposed by the refugees already living on the island. About Bhashan Char: The island is also known as Char Piya. It is in […]

14 Minor Forest Produce Items Included Under MSP Scheme

14 Minor Forest Produce Items Included Under MSP Scheme:   Highlights: This new mechanism will help to provide remunerative and fair prices to tribal gatherers of forest produces. The items which have been included in the scheme include- Tasar Cocoon, bamboo shoot, elephant apple dry, wild dry mushroom and malkangani seed. Minimum Support Price (MSP) […]

Reasons for High Fiscal Deficit in 2019-20

Increased Fiscal Deficit: The government’s fiscal deficit has increased to Rs. 11.58 lakh crore or 145.5% of the Budget Estimate (BE) at the end of December 2020 (accounting for the first nine months of the year 2020-21) mainly on account of lower revenue realisation. Key Points: Fiscal Deficit Target Fixed for 2020-21: The Centre had […]

Sustainable Development Of Little Andaman Island Vision Document By NITI Aayog

Sustainable Development of Little Andaman Island Vision Document by NITI Aayog: A plan named the Sustainable Development of Little Andaman Island Vision Document by NITI Aayog for the sustainable and holistic development of the 680 sq km, fragile Little Andaman Island in the Andaman and Nicobar island group has raised alarm among conservationists. Earlier in […]

What is National e-Vidhan (NeVA) PROJECT?

National e-Vidhan (NeVA) PROJECT: Meghalaya State Assembly Speaker visited Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Secretariat in Itanagar to get first-hand information about the National e-Vidhan project implemented in the Assembly. e-Vidhan is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) included in Digital India Programme and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) is the ‘Nodal Ministry’ for its implementation in […]

Periyar Tiger Reserve: Taken Up Training Of A Tiger Cub

Periyar Tiger Reserve:   For the first time in the country, the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Kerala has taken up the training of a tiger cub to equip it to naturally hunt in the forest environment. Periyar tiger reserve falls in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala (saddled in the southern region […]

Chabahar Port: India To Deliver 2 Cranes

India delivers 2 cranes for Chabahar: This is part of a bilateral contract between India and Iran signed in May 2016 for $85 million to equip and operationalise the port. Amid talks with Iranian authorities, it signals a push to the port project.India’s plans to invest further in the port project are seen as an indicator […]