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Tapi-Par-Narmada Link Project: Important Points

Tapi-Par-Narmada Link Project: Some tribals have intensified their protest against the Par-Tapi-Narmada river linking project after it was mentioned in the budget speech (2022-23) of the finance minister. These projects had been sanctioned in 2010, when a tripartite agreement was signed between the Union government, Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Finance Minister in her Budget Speech […]

Meri Fasal-Mera Byora E-Procurement Portal : By Haryana Government

Meri Fasal-Mera Byora E-Procurement Portal : By Haryana Government The Haryana government has launched the Meri Fasal-Mera Byora e-procurement portal. Due to this portal, Haryana has become the first state in India where as many as 14 crops are procured at the Minimum Support Price (MSP). These crops include wheat, mustard, barley, gram, paddy, maize, […]

National Youth Parliament Festival 2022

National Youth Parliament Festival 2022: The 3rd edition of National Youth Parliament Festival (NYPF) -2022 was conducted in the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi. National Youth Parliament is an innovative programme to equip youth with the understanding of parliamentary procedures and democratic processes. NYPF is based on the idea given by the Prime […]

Election Commission Ready to Hold One Nation, One Election

What Is One Nation, One Election? Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra has said that the Election Commission is ready to hold simultaneous elections or ‘One Nation, One Election’. Earlier this year, on National Voters’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address had raised the topics of ‘One Nation, One Election’ and ‘One Nation, One […]

Impact of Char Dham Highway Development Project on Himalayas

What Is Char Dham Highway Development Project? The Supreme Court has urged its former Justice AK Sikri to take over as the Chairman of the high-powered committee constituted by it to “consider the cumulative and independent impact of the Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana (Char Dham Highway Development Project) on the entire Himalayan valley”. In […]

Draft National Policy For The Medical Devices

Draft National Policy For The Medical Devices: Department of Pharmaceuticals has released an Approach Paper for the Draft National Policy for the Medical Devices, 2022 for consultation. The Draft policy aims at addressing the core objectives of accessibility, affordability, safety and quality, focus on self-sustainability, innovation and growth in the Medical devices sector. This Policy […]

Most Favoured Nation Status : Key Points

Most Favoured Nation Status: Key Points The World Trade Organization’s 164 members commit to treating other members equally so they can all benefit from each other’s lowest tariffs, highest import quotas and fewest trade barriers for goods and services. This principle of non-discrimination is known as most favoured nation (MFN) treatment. There are some exceptions, […]

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Interest Rate 2021-2022

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) : Key Points Union Minister for Labour & Employment announced the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) interest rate for the year 2021-2022 after chairing the two-day long meeting of the 230th Central Board of Trustees (CBT) at Guwahati. The return on workers’ retirement savings parked with the Employees’ Provident Fund […]

Syllipsimopodi Bideni : Oldest Octopus Fossil

Syllipsimopodi Bideni : Oldest Octopus Fossil For the roughly 300 known octopus species dwelling in the world’s oceans, having eight arms is a defining characteristic. But that is not the way it started. Scientists said a fossil unearthed in central Montana of a species named Syllipsimopodi bideni represents the oldest-known relative of today’s octopuses and […]