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 […]

What Is The Bharat Gaurav Policy?

What Is The Bharat Gaurav policy? To promote and attract tourism business, the Indian Railways Tuesday launched Bharat Gaurav trains that will be operated by private players and run on theme-based circuits. Through this policy, which offers operators the “Right of Use” of its rakes and infrastructure, the Railways has liberalised and simplified a part […]

River Cities Alliance

River Cities Alliance: Union Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the River Cities Alliance, a dedicated platform for river cities in India to ideate, discuss and exchange information for sustainable management of urban rivers. This first of its kind Alliance in the world symbolizes the successful partnership of the two Ministries i.e., […]

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V)

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V): The Union Cabinet has approved the extension for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V) for a period of another 4 months i.e. December 2021 till March 2022 @ 5 kg per person per month free of cost for all the beneficiaries covered under the […]

Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021

Cryptocurrency: The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, listed for introduction in Parliament’s Winter Session starting November 29, seeks to “create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India”. The Bill “seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India, however, […]