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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) : Report 2021

New Report Released By The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): According to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), one in five children worldwide resides in areas of high or extremely high water vulnerability. The Report was released ahead of World Water Day (22nd March). The new report is part of […]

National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021

National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021 in the Lok Sabha. The bill seeks to establish the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development. Its objective is to support the development of long-term non-recourse infrastructure financing in […]

What is Rajasthan Model Of Public Health?

Rajasthan Model Of Public Health: The Chief Minister of Rajasthan announced the implementation of the Rajasthan Model of Public Health that would include a Right to Health as well as measures for preventive, primary and curative care as envisioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Rajasthan Model of Public Health: The Mukhya Mantri Chiranjeevi Yojana […]

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI)

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI): Union Minister of Science & Technology Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the new Advanced High-Resolution Microscopy Facility at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI). He also Unveiled the 4 Star GRIHA Certification of Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) Lab and Admin Building at Mohali in Punjab. Both NABI & CIAB […]

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The Lok Sabha passed The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that seeks to put seven castes under one nomenclature of “Devendrakula Vellalars” with some exceptions for some of the castes in certain districts of Tamil Nadu. The castes include Devendrakulathan, Kadaiyan, Kalladi, Kudumban, Pallan, Pannadi […]

Mines And Minerals Amendment Bill : Provisions

Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill: Lok Sabha passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation), Amendment Bill, 2021 to streamline the renewal of the auction process for minerals and coal mining rights. The amendment proposes to allow captive miners of both coal and other minerals to sell up to 50 percent of […]

World Happiness Report 2021 : Top and Worst Performers

World Happiness Report 2021: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations released the World Happiness Report 2021, a day before the International Happiness Day. This year it focuses on the effects of Covid-19 and how people all over the world have fared. The World Happiness Report ranks 149 countries by how happy their […]

What is Open Market Operations? Types

Open Market Operations: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to conduct simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities (G-Sec) under Open Market Operations (OMOs) for an amount of Rs. 10,000 crore each. Simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities under OMOs, popularly known as operation twist, involves purchasing G-Sec of longer maturities and […]