PM GatiShakti

PM GatiShakti: Large-scale absence of coordination and collaboration among agencies has been a major challenge to time bound infrastructure project implementation in India. Very often these projects have faced time overruns, leading to significant cost escalations. As per the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India, in the beginning of 2021, 1,687 […]

Electricity Market Report

Electricity Market Report: The early 2022 edition of the Agency’s bi-annual Electricity Market Report has been published. Highlights of the report: Nations are largely turning to fossil fuels to meet the increase in electricity demand as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are lifting. The global electricity demand rose 6% year-on-year in 2021 – the steepest year-on-year increase […]

Ravidassia Community: Punjab

Guru Ravidas: The postponement of the Assembly elections in Punjab to February 20 underlines the importance of the Ravidassia community in the state. Several political parties had urged the Election Commission for a postponement as the earlier date of February 14 would have clashed with Guru Ravidas Jayanti, an annual occasion during which Ravidassias travel […]

Street For People Challenge And Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge

Street For People Challenge And Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) announced eleven winning cities for the Streets for People Challenge and ten winning cities for the pilot stage of the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge. Streets for People Challenge is a city-led design competition. It supports cities across the country to […]

World Employment And Social Outlook Trends (WESO Trends) 2022 : ILO

World Employment And Social Outlook – Trends (WESO Trends) 2022: ILO The International Labour Organisation (ILO) released a report titled World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends (WESO Trends) 2022. The Outlook remains fragile because the future path of the pandemic remains uncertain. The WESO Trends includes comprehensive labour market projections for 2022 and 2023. […]

National Centre For Good Governance (NCGG)

National Centre For Good Governance (NCGG): In order to promote inclusive good governance, strengthening of local institutions and effective implementation of government programmes, the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), Government of India and National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Hyderabad signed MoU on 17th January 2022. The main purpose […]

International Roaming SIM Cards: Revised T and C

International Roaming: As part of the policy reforms initiated in telecom sector, the Department of Telecom (DOT) has issued the “Revised terms & conditions for issue/renewal of NOC for sale/rent of International Roaming SIM Cards/ Global Calling Cards of Foreign Operators in India”. The revised terms & conditions strengthens the mechanism to protect the interests […]