Gold Schemes In India: Expected Changes

Gold Schemes In India: The government is planning to bring changes in the existing gold deposit and gold metal loan schemes to gradually stop investors from excessive investment in physical gold. Despite the government’s emphasis on gold monetisation over the last few years, including issuing gold bonds as part of its borrowing programmes, investment in […]

AXIOM MISSION 1 (AX 1): First Entirely Private Orbital Space Mission

AXIOM MISSION 1 (AX 1): A former Israeli fighter pilot, an American technology entrepreneur, and a Canadian investor will be part of the crew of the first entirely-private orbital space mission. The three men are paying $55 million each to fly aboard a SpaceX rocket for an eight-day visit to the International Space Station, organized […]

What Is a Common Trust Network?

Common Trust Network: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare addressed the event on Restoring Cross Border Mobility by World Economic Forum’s Common Trust Network through Video Conference. As countries around the world work to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and restart their economies, they all face the challenge of how to reopen […]

Indo-French Year Of the Environment: Keypoints

Union Minister for Environment and French Minister for Ecological Transition launched the Indo-French Year of the Environment: The basic objective is to strengthen Indo-French cooperation in sustainable development, increase the effectiveness of actions in favor of global environment protection and give them greater visibility. The Indo-French Year of the Environment over the period 2021-2022 would […]

Marine Mega Fauna Stranding Guidelines And National Marine Turtle Action Plan: Highlights

‘Marine Mega Fauna Stranding Guidelines’ and ‘National Marine Turtle Action Plan’.: The Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has released ‘Marine Mega Fauna Stranding Guidelines’ and ‘National Marine Turtle Action Plan’. The documents contain ways and means to guide improved coordination amongst the government, civil society, and all relevant stakeholders on the response […]

DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 :Overview

DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019: Asaddudin Owaisi, president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), and CPI leader Binoy Viswam have filed dissent notes to the parliamentary standing committee’s report on the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 on the grounds that it does not take into account their concerns over […]

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments : Supreme Court

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments: The Supreme Court (SC) questioned the government about the delay in clearing Collegium recommendations for judicial appointments to various High Courts (HC). Collegium System: It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the SC, and not by an Act of Parliament or […]

What is Manufactured Sand (M-Sand)? Rajasthan Government Policy

Manufactured sand (M-sand): The Rajasthan government has brought a policy on manufactured sand (M-sand), giving industry status to the units producing it for construction work and reducing the dependence on bajri (riverbed sand). Highlights of the new Policy: The policy will enable the investors to set up M-sand units by utilising the incentives offered by […]