Bharat Gaurav Scheme

Bharat Gaurav scheme: To tap the huge potential of tourism, the Railways has announced the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ Scheme. About the Bharat Gaurav Scheme: Under this Scheme, theme-based tourist circuit trains, on the lines of the Ramayana Express, can be run either by private or State-owned operators. Key features of the scheme: Service providers, who can […]

Project SWADESH

Project SWADESH: The Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-National Brain Research Centre (DBT-NBRC) has developed Project SWADESH, for managing Neurological disorders. NBRC is the only institute in India dedicated to Neuroscience Research and Education. It is the first large-scale multimodal neuroimaging database designed specifically for the Indian population with big-data architecture and analytics for various disease categories […]

SAFAR Studies on Post Diwali Air Pollution

SAFAR: SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecast and Research) has studied post Diwali Air Pollution in the four Indian Cities (Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Pune). Air pollution during the Diwali period in 2021 was higher compared to 2020 in the three metropolitan cities of Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, whereas Pune was the only […]

9th BRICS Science & Technology Ministers Meeting

9th BRICS Science & Technology Ministers Meeting: India’s Minister for Science & Technology chaired the 9th BRICS Science & Technology Ministers meeting. Earlier, the Prime Minister chaired the annual summit of the BRICS which was held virtually. 2021 is an important landmark year in BRICS Cooperation as the grouping completed 15 years. The member countries […]

Ganga Connect Exhibition: UK

Ganga Connect Exhibition: UK The Ganga Connect exhibition concluded in London on 25th November 2021. It was inaugurated in Glasgow, Scotland after the successful culmination of COP-26 (Conference of parties) on 12th November 2021. 10 key strategic initiatives were announced during the exhibition It is a global exhibition that will showcase multiple facets of the […]

Omicron | B.1.1.529 Corona Variant: Important Points

Omicron: New Corona Variant The World Health Organization has declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 strain of Covid-19, to be a variant of concern. The virus was first detected in Southern Africa and it is renamed Omicron. Omicron is placed in the most-troubling category of Covid-19 variants, along with the globally-dominant Delta plus its weaker rivals Alpha, […]

2nd Global Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturing Hub

2nd Global Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturing Hub (GCPMH): Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers inaugurated the 2nd Global Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturing Hub (GCPMH). The event is being organised by the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India jointly with the Federation of Indian Chambers of […]

Base Revision of Wage Rate Index

Wage Rate Index: Expert Group unveils report on base revision of Wage Rate Index (WRI) to 2016=100 from base 1963-65=100. The new series of Wage Rate Index (WRI) with base year 2016=100, is being compiled and maintained by Labour Bureau, an attached office of Ministry of Labour & Employment. The new series of WRI with […]

Primary Health Care: GoI and ADB

Primary Health Care: The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $300 million loan to strengthen and improve access to comprehensive primary health care in urban areas of 13 states that will benefit over 256 million urban dwellers including 51 million from slum areas. The programme supports the Government of India’s […]