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National e-Governance Plan In Agriculture : Keypoints

National e-Governance Plan In Agriculture: The National e-governance plan in agriculture (NeGPA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The scheme was initially launched in the year 2010-11 in 7 States. Recently, this scheme was extended up to March 31, 2021. The NeGPA guidelines were amended in 2020-2021 in order to infuse modern information technologies in the farm […]

What is Vigyan Jyoti Programme? Second Phase

Vigyan Jyoti Programme: The second phase of the Vigyan Jyoti program was started on February 11, 2021. It was started on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Vigyan Jyoti Programme will spread the programme to encourage the girls to take interest in science. It would also encourage them to […]

Parliamentary Panel Report On 5G In India : Key Findings

Parliamentary Panel Report On 5G In India:   Key findings by the panel: Despite the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) having submitted a report on the steps to make India 5G ready as early as August 2018, there was very little progress on the ground. Challenges: Lack of various approvals around spectrum such as uncertainty around […]

Tholpavakkoothu : Will Tell Stories Of The Epic Ramayana

Tholpavakkoothu: For the first time, Tholpavakkoothu, the famous shadow leather puppets will tell stories of the epic Ramayana with the help of robots. Tholpavakoothu is a form of shadow puppetry that is practiced in Kerala, India. It is performed using leather puppets as a ritual dedicated to Bhadrakali and is performed in Devi temples in […]

What Is Draft Heritage Bylaws?

Draft Heritage Bylaws: The Centre has withdrawn the draft heritage bylaws issued by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) for Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. The Odisha Government is demanding the withdrawal of the bylaws for temples in the Ekamra Kshetra area of Bhubaneswar as well. Draft Heritage Bylaws: The government in 2010 formed the […]

New System Of Faceless Assessment And Appeal : Tax Disputes

New System Of Faceless Assessment And Appeal: The Finance Secretary has said that the new system of faceless assessment and appeal would help bring down tax disputes substantially. Tax Disputes (Data): As per official data, the amount involved in tax disputes was over Rs. 11 lakh crore in FY19-end, up 23% over a year-ago. Since […]

Voluntary Guidelines On Food Systems And Nutrition (VGFSyN)

Voluntary Guidelines On Food Systems And Nutrition (VGFSyN): The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has endorsed the first-ever Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN) which aims to support countries to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by utilizing a food systems approach. The endorsement took place during the CFS 47th […]

India Energy Outlook 2021 Report : Key Points

India Energy Outlook 2021 Report: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the India Energy Outlook 2021 Report which explores the opportunities and challenges ahead for India as it seeks to ensure reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy for a growing population. The India Energy Outlook 2021 is a new special report from the IEA’s World […]