Centre Extends Powers Related To Citizenship Application

Centre Extends Powers Related To Citizenship Application: The Central Government issued a notification granting powers related to citizenship applications under existing rules to authorities of five states. The order has been issued under the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Citizenship Rules, 2009 and not under the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 since its rules have not […]

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is attempting to mediate to solve the crisis in Mali. Since 1960, when Mali gained independence from France, there have been five coups — and only one peaceful transition from one democratically elected president to another. Recent coup: Nine […]

Monsoon Forecast: India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Monsoon Forecast: India Meteorological Department (IMD): The arrival of the southwest monsoon over Kerala has been delayed to June 3, the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The agency had last month forecast that the onset would be on May 31. Skymet, a private weather forecast agency, however, said the monsoon had arrived. This was because two […]

Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme

Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme: On account of the disruptions caused by the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic to businesses across various sectors of the economy, Government has further enlarged the scope of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme as under. ECLGS 4.0: 100% guarantee cover to loans up to Rs.2 crore to hospitals/nursing homes/clinics/medical […]

The Tianzhou-2 Cargo Spacecraft: China

The Tianzhou-2 Cargo Spacecraft: China: China took another step towards completing the construction of its first space station by the end of next year following the launch and docking of a cargo spacecraft. The Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft, described by as “the delivery guy for China’s space station”, was launched on a Long March-7 rocket from […]

Chief Secretary Transfer Issue

Chief Secretary Transfer Issue: The Central Government may initiate disciplinary action against the West Bengal Chief Secretary after he failed to report to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in New Delhi as ordered earlier. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the “placement of services” of the Chief Secretary, as per […]

Bell of Faith Scheme of Kerala

The ‘Bell of Faith’ scheme: Kerala: The ‘Bell of Faith’ scheme will now be implemented for senior citizens staying alone in villages. Previously, this scheme was successfully implemented in a number of urban households in Kerala. It is a safety project conceived under Kerala’s Community Policing Scheme. It will help elderly citizens attract the attention […]