SKOCH Award 2021

SKOCH Award: The project named Mission Parvarish to combat malnourishment among children aged six months to five years has earned the SKOCH Award for southern Assam’s Cachar district. The programme was launched during the “nutrition month” in 2020. The programme entailed a coordinated socio-economic approach for malnourished children of families below the poverty line. Government […]

Harmonised Guidelines And Standards For Universal Accessibility In India

Harmonised Guidelines And Standards For Universal Accessibility In India: The Central Public Works Department (CPWD) released the Harmonised Guidelines and Standards for Universal Accessibility in India 2021 through its website in December 2021. However, an official associated with the project said a few minor tweaks were pending. The guidelines are a revision of the Harmonised […]

Passport Seva Programme (PSP): e-Passport

Passport Seva Programme (PSP): The government of India has announced that it will soon start issuing ePassports to citizens applying for a new passport or renewing their expiring passport. The announcement is under an agreement signed between the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) which will facilitate the next phase […]

Missed Deadline of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) missed the deadline of notifying rules under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA). Amidst the concerns related to CAA and for better clarity, the two parliamentary committees (committee on subordinate legislation) in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha had sought MHA to frame the […]

First Advance Estimates Of GDP: 2021-22

First Advance Estimates Of GDP: The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) released the First Advance Estimates (FAE) for the current financial year (2021-22). According to MoSPI, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by 9.2% in 2021-22. First Advance Estimates of GDP first introduced in 2016-17, are typically published at the end of […]

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel has been appointed vice-president of the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Mr.Patel will serve a three-year term as one of the multilateral development bank’s five vice-presidents. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with a mission to […]

Jallikattu in Covid-19

Jallikattu: With a steep rise in the daily cases of COVID-19, the district administration in Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Ranipet and Tirupattur, have banned the conduct of Jallikattu events, ahead of Pongal festival, as part of safety measures. The bull-taming sport is popular in Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Theni, Pudukkottai and Dindigul districts known as the Jallikattu belt. Jallikattu […]