India’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Package: Phase II

India’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Package: Phase II: The Union Cabinet has approved a new scheme ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response & Health System Preparedness Package: Phase-II’ amounting to Rs. 23,123 crore for FY 2021-22. The Phase-II of the Package has Central Sector (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) components. Under the Central Sector components: National Centre […]

Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC)

Organisation Of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC): The Ministry of External Affairs rejected the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) proposal to assist a dialogue between India and Pakistan. Earlier in December 2020, India also rejected the criticism of its Kashmir policy by the OIC. OIC’s Offered to arrange a meeting between India and Pakistan and proposed to […]

A Future For All – The Need For Human-Wildlife Coexistence: WWF And UNEP Report

A Future For All – The Need For Human-Wildlife Coexistence: WWF And UNEP Report: A report titled, A future for all – the need for human-wildlife coexistence, was recently released by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Highlights of the Report: Conflict between humans and animals is one […]

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft : Findings

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft: Findings: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has made the following discoveries in the moons of Saturn by flying through their plumes: Titan has methane in its atmosphere. Enceladus has a liquid ocean with erupting plumes of gas and water. Researchers have concluded that there may be unknown methane-producing processes on Enceladus that await discovery. […]

Authorised Economic Operators Programme:

Authorised Economic Operators Programme: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has inaugurated the online filing of Authorised Economic Operators (AEO). The new version (V 2.0) of the web application is designed to ensure continuous real-time and digital monitoring of physically filed applications for timely intervention and expedience. Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme: […]

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund: The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the various modifications in Central Sector Scheme of Financing Facility under ‘Agriculture Infrastructure Fund’. Eligibility has now been extended to State Agencies/APMCs, National & State Federations of Cooperatives, Federations of Farmers Producers Organizations (FPOs) and Federations of Self Help Groups (SHGs). For APMCs, interest subvention […]