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Index Monitoring Cell Report : Recommendation

Index Monitoring Cell (IMC): Pointing out that the right to dissent should be the central focus of press freedom, independent journalist P. Sainath struck a dissenting note in the report submitted by the Index Monitoring Cell (IMC). The Index Monitoring Cell (IMC) was set up by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry with stakeholders to improve […]

AICTE : Compulsory Subjects (PCM) Optional

The All India Council for Technical Education: Compulsory subject: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) — the technical education regulator — has made Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) optional for students who wish to pursue technical courses like biotechnology, textile or agriculture engineering at the undergraduate level. However, PCM remains mandatory for most […]

What is Commission For Air Quality Management (CAQM) ?

Commission For Air Quality Management Or CAQM: Nearly five months after its setup, the central government’s “Commission for Air Quality Management” or CAQM in National Capital Region and its Adjoining Areas has been shut down due to lapsing of the ordinance. The Centre dissolved it after five months as the ordinance lapsed after failing to […]

Panel For Studying The Mythical Sarasvati River

Panel For Studying The Mythical Sarasvati River: The Centre has reconstituted an advisory committee to chalk out a plan for studying the mythical Sarasvati river for the next two years after the earlier panel’s term ended in 2019. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on March 10 issued a notification for “reconstitution of the Advisory […]

Who was Lachit Borphukan?

Lachit Borphukan: Opposition parties in poll-bound Assam slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for referring to 17th-century Ahom general Lachit Borphukan as a freedom fighter. Lachit Borphukan (1622 – 1672) was a commander and Borphukan (Phu-Kon-Lung) in the Ahom kingdom, located in present-day Assam. He is known for his leadership in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat […]

Bank Credit And Deposits Grew in Feb 2021 : RBI – Reasons

Bank Credit And Deposits grew: RBI: Recent data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed that Bank credit and deposits grew and were higher in February 2021 than January 2021. The credit and deposits for February 2021 were even higher than the pre-pandemic data of February 2020. Bank by RBI: At the end […]

National Non-Ferrous Metal Scrap Recycling Framework, 2020

National Non-Ferrous Metal Scrap Recycling Framework, 2020: The Ministry of Mines has issued a National non-ferrous metal scrap recycling framework, 2020 in a bid to cut down the scrap imports. It also seeks to use a life cycle management approach for better efficiency in the mineral value chain process. Objectives of the Recycling Framework: To work […]

India and Myanmar : Illegal Influx of Refugees

Illegal Influx From Myanmar Into India: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh to check illegal influx from Myanmar into India. The instructions have also been given to Border Guarding Force (BGF), i.e. Assam rifles. India already has a lot of Rohingya migrated from Myanmar. India, treats all […]

Framework For Water Quality Testing : Jal Shakti Ministry

Framework For Water Quality Testing, Monitoring: Jal Shakti Ministry launches a framework for water quality testing, monitoring. The framework is part of the Centre’s flagship Jal Jeevan Mission. Of the ₹3.6 lakh crore Jal Jeevan budget, 2% has been earmarked for quality monitoring. The guidelines mandate a network of the National Accreditation Board for Testing […]