Indian Beamline Project: Third Phase

Indian Beamline Project: Third Phase: The third phase of the Indian beamline project, a facility for materials research set up under India-Japan Scientific and Technological Cooperation, was initiated on March 23, 2021, with a special focus on industrial application research. The phase would increase the number of young researchers from India to be trained in […]

Right To Information (RTI) Requests In 2019-20

Right to Information (RTI) requests in 2019-20: The Centre has only rejected 4.3% of all Right to Information (RTI) requests in 2019-20, the lowest ever rate, according to the Central Information Commission’s annual report. However, almost 40% of these rejections did not include any valid reason, as they did not invoke one of the permissible […]

Data for Better Lives : World Development Report 2021

World Development Report 2021: World Development Report: Data for Better Lives was released on March 24, 2021. It examines the tremendous potential and risks of changing the data landscape for people living in lower-income countries. Recommendations of report New Social Contract for Data: Global South experts recommends that different stakeholders like civil society and academia, […]

US-Hosted Virtual Summit On Climate

US-Hosted Virtual Summit On Climate: President of the United States, Joe Biden, has invited 40 world leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for a US-hosted virtual summit on climate in April 2021. Summit will be organized to underline the urgency and economic benefits of stronger climate action. The objective of the Summit According to the […]

7th Annual Summit of NATHEALTH 2021

7th annual summit of NATHEALTH: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, addressed the 7th annual summit of NATHEALTH in virtual mode on March 26, 2021. The summit focused on ‘Indian Health system expansion in post-COVID era’. While addressing the summit the minister reiterated the commitments of the government for fulfilling the […]

What is Tribal TB Initiative?

Tribal TB Initiative: Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched the ‘Tribal TB Initiative’ in pursuit of TB Mukt Bharat. A Guidance Note on Joint Action Plan for Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination, a Special Edition of Tribal Ministry’s Publication ‘ALEKH’ on TB, and a document on Tribal Tuberculosis (TB) Initiative was also released. Over 104 million […]

Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2021 : Important Points

Maharashtra Bhushan award: Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will be presented the Maharashtra Bhushan award for the year 2020, the State government’s highest honour. A committee headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting earlier today in this regard. The award, instituted in 1996 by the State government to recognize distinguished work and achievements of […]