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Reasons for High Fiscal Deficit in 2019-20

Increased Fiscal Deficit: The government’s fiscal deficit has increased to Rs. 11.58 lakh crore or 145.5% of the Budget Estimate (BE) at the end of December 2020 (accounting for the first nine months of the year 2020-21) mainly on account of lower revenue realisation. Key Points: Fiscal Deficit Target Fixed for 2020-21: The Centre had […]

Sustainable Development Of Little Andaman Island Vision Document By NITI Aayog

Sustainable Development of Little Andaman Island Vision Document by NITI Aayog: A plan named the Sustainable Development of Little Andaman Island Vision Document by NITI Aayog for the sustainable and holistic development of the 680 sq km, fragile Little Andaman Island in the Andaman and Nicobar island group has raised alarm among conservationists. Earlier in […]

What is National e-Vidhan (NeVA) PROJECT?

National e-Vidhan (NeVA) PROJECT: Meghalaya State Assembly Speaker visited Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Secretariat in Itanagar to get first-hand information about the National e-Vidhan project implemented in the Assembly. e-Vidhan is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) included in Digital India Programme and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) is the ‘Nodal Ministry’ for its implementation in […]

Periyar Tiger Reserve: Taken Up Training Of A Tiger Cub

Periyar Tiger Reserve:   For the first time in the country, the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Kerala has taken up the training of a tiger cub to equip it to naturally hunt in the forest environment. Periyar tiger reserve falls in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala (saddled in the southern region […]

Corruption Perception Index 2020 : India Ranks 86th

Corruption Perception Index 2020: Corruption Perception Index 2020 has been released. It is prepared by Transparency International. Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI): It is a composite index that draws from 12 surveys to rank nations around the globe. It has become a benchmark gauge of perceptions of corruption and is used by analysts and investors. The […]

ASEAN India Hackathon 2021 : Highlights

ASEAN India Hackathon: The ASEAN-INDIA Hackathon was inaugurated to further strengthen the India and ASEAN ties. The background of the India-ASEAN hackathon lies in Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call during the India-Singapore hackathon in the year 2019. The minister highlighted that the ASEAN-India hackathon will provide a unique opportunity to India and ASEAN countries […]

15th Finance Commission’s Final Report

15th Finance Commission’s Final Report: The Fifteenth Finance Commission of India have submitted its final report for a five-year duration. The report has been submitted with the objective of transforming the financial governance of India’s municipalities. The interim report for Financial Year 2020-21 was tabled in Parliament along with Budget 2020-21. The final report for […]

Voluntary Vehicle Scrappage Policy : Budget 2021

“Voluntary Vehicle Scrappage Policy”: The Finance minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, has proposed for the “Voluntary Vehicle Scrappage Policy”. This proposal was made during the presentation of the Union Budget for Financial Year 2022. The voluntary vehicle scrappage policy will help to scrap out the unfit and pollution-causing vehicles. The new policy will help in […]

Economic Survey 2020-21 – KeyPoints

Economic Survey 2020-21: Highlights Agriculture: The Agriculture and Allied activities showed a growth of 3.4 percent at constant prices during 2020-21 (first advance estimate) says the Economic Survey 2020-21. As per the Provisional Estimates of National Income released by CSO on 29th May 2020, the share of Agriculture and Allied Sectors in Gross Value Added […]