First Virtual Trade Fair (VTF) 2021 : APEDA

First Virtual Trade Fair (VTF): By APEDA: The First Virtual Trade Fair (VTF) organized by APEDA to boost the export potential of India’s agricultural and processed food products during the COVID19 pandemic drew a huge response from participants, exporters, and buyers from other countries. The VTF was organized during March 10-12, 2021. The fair with […]

Central Motor Vehicles (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2021

Central Motor Vehicles (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2021: As per the rules: Automakers may face fines of up to ₹1 crore from April 1 for defects in vehicles they fail to voluntarily flag. A recall of more than six lakh two-wheelers, one lakh-plus four-wheeler, and more than three lakh three-wheelers and quadricycles would attract a penalty […]

India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum Meeting

India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum Meeting: The Sixth India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum meeting was held virtually. India is the current chair of the IBSA Dialogue Forum. Highlights from the Meeting: Recalled that the Year 2020 marked- The 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDFA): The 1995 Beijing Platform for Action […]

Mines And Minerals Amendment Bill, 2021 : Highlights

Mines And Minerals Amendment Bill, 2021 Introduced In Lok Sabha: The Bill amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Highlights of the Bill: Removal of restriction on end-use of minerals: The Bill provides that no mine will be reserved for particular end-use. Sale of minerals by captive mines: The Bill provides that […]

Appropriation Bill 2021 : Cleared By Lok Sabha

The Appropriation Bill: Cleared By Lok Sabha: The Lok Sabha has cleared the Appropriation Bill, allowing the Central government to draw funds from the Consolidated Fund of India for its operational requirements and implementation of various programs. The Bill was passed after Speaker Om Birla put it through guillotine, a legislative mechanism to approve the […]

What is Act East Policy of India?

Act East Policy: The Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) said that connectivity is an important element of Act East Policy. The ‘Act East Policy’ announced in November 2014 is the upgrade of the “Look East Policy”. It is a diplomatic initiative to promote economic, strategic, and cultural relations with the […]