UN Ocean Conference: Blue Deal

UN Ocean Conference: Blue Deal A “Blue Deal” is being promoted at the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference to enable the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth. It includes global trade, investment, and innovation to create a sustainable and resilient ocean economy, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Benefits: […]

Primary Agricultural Credit Societies

Primary Agricultural Credit Societies: Cabinet approves digitisation of 63,000 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies. PACS: It is a village-level institution that works directly with rural residents. It encourages agriculturists to save, accepts deposits from them, makes loans to deserving borrowers, and collects repayments. PACS are the lowest unit in a three-tier structure: The other two tiers […]

ABHYAS: High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target

ABHYAS: High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target India successfully tested the indigenously-designed Abhyas – a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) – in Odisha. The trial was carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Odisha’s Chandipur. ABHYAS Designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), of DRDO. ADE […]

Pay Roll Automation For Disbursement Of Monthly Allowances (PADMA)

Pay Roll Automation For Disbursement Of Monthly Allowances (PADMA): The Ministry of Defense inaugurated PayRoll Automation for Disbursement of Monthly Allowances (PADMA), an automated Pay & Allowances module for the Indian Coast Guard. PADMA is an automated platform leveraging latest technology which will provide seamless and timely disbursal of Pay & Allowances to around 15,000 […]

47th Meeting Of The Goods And Services Tax (GST) Council

47th Meeting Of The Goods And Services Tax (GST) Council: At the 47th meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister, officials approved hiking the rates for some goods and services while removing exemptions for several mass consumption items to simplify the rate structure. The Goods and Services Tax […]

China-Horn Of Africa Peace, Governance And Development Conference

China-Horn Of Africa Peace, Governance And Development Conference: First “China-Horn of Africa Peace, Governance and Development Conference.” was held. This is the first time China aims “to play a role in the area of security”. The conference held in Ethiopia witnessed the participation of foreign Ministries from the following countries of the Horn: Kenya, Djibouti, […]