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Environmental Clearance Process

Environmental Clearance Process: The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has introduced a number of changes to the environmental clearance process for projects development projects while proposing to exempt others entirely from its jurisdiction due to which the environmentalists are showing concern. These proposals and changes came in the form of two office […]

Actinimenes koyas: New Species Of Shrimp

Actinimenes koyas: New Species Of Shrimp A new species of shrimp has been discovered by scientists from the ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR). The newly discovered species has been named Actinimenes koyas. NBFGR is focused on the documentation of the country’s aquatic genetic resources and gives special attention to shellfish and fish resources. […]

Vaquita Porpoise: Little Cow

Vaquita Porpoise: Little Cow According to the United States Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), Vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) is nearing extinction and immediate measures are needed to save the remaining population. Porpoises are among the smallest members of the cetacean family (whales, porpoises and dolphins). They are only distant relatives of dolphins (they last had […]

World Haemophilia Day 2022: Theme

World Haemophilia Day: World Haemophilia day is celebrated on 17th April every year, aiming to increase awareness about haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The day is celebrated in the honour of Frank Schnabel, founder of the World Federation of Haemophilia (WHF). This year’s (2022) theme is “Access for All: Partnership. Policy. Progress. Engaging your […]

Remission Of Duties And Taxes On Export Products (RoDTEP) Scheme

Remission Of Duties And Taxes On Export Products (RoDTEP) Scheme: The government had left out sectors such as iron and steel, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, from the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme. These sectors were omitted from the scheme, as iron and steel were ‘already booming’ and the pharma industry’s business […]

Award For Excellence To UDAN Scheme

Award For Excellence To UDAN Scheme: The UDAN (UdeDeshkaAamNagrik) Scheme has been selected for Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 under the category “Innovation (General) – Central”. The Ministry of Civil Aviation will receive the award on 21st April,i.e. Civil Service Day. The government of India celebrates Civil Services Day, every year […]

National Cyber Security Strategy

National Cyber Security Strategy: In 2020, the National Cyber Security Strategy was conceptualised by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) headed by Lt General Rajesh Pant. The report focused on 21 areas to ensure a safe, secure, trusted, resilient, and vibrant cyberspace for India. However, amid a surge in cyberattacks on India’s networks, the […]