Swarna Jayanti Fellowship: DST

Swarna Jayanti Fellowship: DST Seventeen scientists from scientific institutions across India have been awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowships for their innovative research ideas and the potential of creating impact on R&D in different disciplines. Scientists selected for the award will be allowed to pursue unfettered research with a freedom and flexibility in terms of expenditure as […]

Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) Report (Index) 2021

Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) Report (Index) 2021: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) Report (Index) 2021. The LEADS report is aimed at gauging the logistics performance of states and Union Territories (UT) and identifying areas where they can improve logistics performance. It was launched […]

Delhi Regional Security Dialogue On Afghanistan

Delhi Regional Security Dialogue On Afghanistan: In the coming days, India will be hosting the ‘Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan’. The meeting will be held at the level of National Security Advisors (NSAs) and will be chaired by India’s NSA Ajit Doval. About the Meeting: Invited Participants: India’s top security establishment, the National Security […]

Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011

Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011: To safeguard interest of consumers, the Department of Consumer Affairs under Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has omitted the Rule 5 of the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities), Rules 2011 defining the Schedule II prescribing the pack sizes of various types of commodities. A new provision has […]

Global Drug Policy Index 2021

Global Drug Policy Index: The inaugural Global Drug Policy Index, released on Sunday by the Harm Reduction Consortium, ranks Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, the UK and Australia as the five leading countries on humane and health-driven drug policies. The five lowest-ranking countries are Brazil, Uganda, Indonesia, Kenya, and Mexico. India’s rank is 18 out of […]

Rise of Zika Virus Cases in Uttar Pradesh

Zika virus: With a rise in the number of Zika virus cases in Uttar Pradesh, doctors have advised that people should avoid all non-essential travel to areas reporting cases. Currently close to 90 persons, including 17 children, have tested positive for the virus from the State. According to information released by the World Health Organisation […]

Mullaperiyar Dam Issue Update

Mullaperiyar Dam Issue: The Kerala government has withdrawn its decision granting permission to Tamil Nadu for felling 15 trees downstream the Baby Dam at Mullaperiyar reservoir as part of efforts to strengthen the structure. The state government said that action will be taken against the officials who had sanctioned the move. Both the states are […]