What is Operation Olivia?

Operation Olivia: Every year, the Indian Coast Guard’s “Operation Olivia”, initiated in the early 1980s, helps protect Olive Ridley turtles as they congregate along the Odisha coast for breeding and nesting from November to December. Round-the-clock surveillance is conducted from November till May utilizing Coast Guard assets such as fast patrol vessels, air cushion vessels, […]

Sub-Mission On Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) Scheme

Sub-Mission On Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) Scheme: The Government of India has released funds for various activities of Farm Mechanization under the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) scheme. The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare launched SMAM in 2014-15. Under it, the subsidy is provided for the purchase of various types of agricultural equipment and machinery […]

Ram Prasad Bismil

Ram Prasad Bismil: The Ministry of Culture organised a special ceremony at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Ram Prasad Bismil. Was born on 11th June 1897, in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district to Murlidhar and Moolmati. Was among the most noteworthy Indian freedom fighters who resisted British […]

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case: Pakistan’s National Assembly has passed the ICJ (Review and Re-consideration) Bill, 2020 to provide the right of appeal to death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav. The Bill is aimed at allowing Jadhav to have consular access in line with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Jadhav, a 51-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced […]