SDG Urban Index 2021: NITI Aayog

SDG Urban Index: NITI Aayog NITI Aayog under the Indo-German Cooperation released the inaugural Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Urban Index and Dashboard 2021–22. Earlier in June 2021, the third edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index and Dashboard 2020–21. The index and dashboard are a result of the NITI Aayog-Germany’s International Cooperation Agency […]

What Are Radio-Collars?

What Are Radio-Collars? Last week, a wild elephant was radio-collared for the first time in Assam’s Sonitpur district by the state’s Forest Department, in collaboration with NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India. The joint initiative is being described as a step to study and mitigate human-elephant conflict in the state. Experts say the exercise is challenging, […]

Trade Policy Forum

Trade Policy Forum: The United States and India committed to integrating their economies across sectors to harness the untapped potential of the bilateral relationship, at the Trade Policy Forum convened after a gap of four years on Tuesday. Co-chaired by Commerce and Industry, Textiles, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Minister Piyush Goyal and […]

James Webb Space Telescope: Launch Delayed

James Webb Space Telescope: The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, which astronomers hope will herald a new era of discovery, has been delayed until December 22 after an accident at its launch facility in French Guiana. The space telescope was originally supposed to launch on December 18. JWST is a joint venture between […]

Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) Programme

Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) Programme: India will release 5 million barrels of crude oil from its emergency stockpile in tandem with the U.S., China, Japan, and other major economies to cool oil prices. This is the first time ever that India, which stores 5.33 million tonne or about 38 million barrels of crude oil in […]

Vehicle Scrappage Policy : Concessions on Buying New Vehicles

Vehicle Scrappage Policy: The Government is considering a proposal to give buyers additional concessions on buying new vehicles after scrapping of their old vehicles. The final decision (on providing more incentives under the National Automobile Scrappage Policy) will be taken by the finance ministry and the GST Council. About the Vehicle Scrappage Policy: Old vehicles […]

Who Was Rani Gaidinliu?

Who Was Rani Gaidinliu? The ‘Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum’ is being built in Manipur’s Tamenglong district (Rani Gaidinliu’s birthplace). The museum would help preserve and exhibit artefacts related to the tribal freedom fighters, involved in different stages of the fight against the British colonial rule like Anglo-Manipuri War, Kuki-Rebellion, Naga-Raj movements, among others. […]