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Community Innovator Fellowship (CIF)

Community Innovator Fellowship (CIF):   Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog in collaboration with UNDP, India launched the Community Innovator Fellowship (CIF) marking the “International Day of Women & Girls in Science”. This is going to be a one-year-long intensive fellowship program which has been designed for an aspiring community innovator irrespective of their socio-economic […]

Mekedatu Issue: Updates

Mekedatu Issue:   Tamil Nadu has rejected the idea for an exclusive discussion by the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) on the Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir-cum-Drinking Water Project proposed by Karnataka. Tamil Nadu reiterated its position that there should be no discussion on the subject, which was sub judice. Tamil Nadu has protested against Karnataka’s move […]

Committee on Chardham Project

Char Dham:   Veteran environmentalist Ravi Chopra has resigned as chairman of the Supreme Court’s High Powered Committee (HPC) on the Char Dham project, saying that his “belief that the HPC could protect this fragile (Himalayan) ecology has been shattered”. In his resignation letter to the secretary general of the Supreme Court on January 27, […]

Russia Exclusion From SWIFT?

Society For Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT):   As tensions exacerbate between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine, political commentators say that the United States could, as a last resort, exclude Russia from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). If a country is excluded from the most participatory financial facilitating platform, its foreign funding […]

Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari: Madras High Court

Collegium System For The Appointment Of Judges:   The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointing Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari as Chief Justice of Madras High Court. It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the Supreme Court (SC), and not by an Act of Parliament or by […]


PM-POSHAN Scheme:   The central government requested state governments/union territory administrations to explore the possibility of introducing millets under the PM POSHAN Scheme preferably in the districts where eating millets is a culturally accepted food habit. NITI Aayog has also been advocating the need to introduce millets in the mid-day meal programme (now PM POSHAN […]