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Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-I, PMGSY-II, and Road Connectivity Project for Left-Wing Extremism Affected Areas (RCPLWEA). The CCEA approved the continuation of RCPLWEA up to March 2023. Areas that were not covered for road connectivity under phases one and two of […]

E-Governance For Civil Aviation

E-Governance For Civil Aviation: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has launched the e-Governance for Civil Aviation (e-GCA) online platform through which the Civil Aviation will provide 298 services including pilot licensing and medical examination. The launch of the e-GCA project under DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) was part of the 100-day plan for the […]

India International Science Festival (IISF) 2021

7th Edition Of The India International Science Festival (IISF): The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has recently launched the 7th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF). Launched in 2015, IISF is an annual event considered to be the biggest platform in the country which brings together students, the public, researchers, innovators and […]

Indus River Dolphin Conservation

Indus River Dolphin: Punjab’s wildlife preservation wing has batted for conservation of Indus river dolphins and also their natural habitat. The Indus river dolphin was declared the State aquatic animal of Punjab in 2019. Scientific Name: Platanista gangetica minor According to a recent study of South Asian river dolphins, Indus and Ganges River dolphins are […]

Puri Heritage Corridor Project

Puri Heritage Corridor Project: The Odisha Government is expected to soon lay the foundation stone of the Puri heritage corridor, which is being developed at a cost of Rs 800 crore. The project is a part of the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme for developing Puri as a […]

Bribery Risk Matrix 2021: TRACE

Bribery Risk Matrix 2021: Bribery Risk Matrix 2021 was released by TRACE, an anti-bribery standard setting organisation. It measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions. It was originally published in 2014 to meet a need in the business community for more reliable and nuanced information about the risks of […]

Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP)

Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP): The Ministry of Rural Development inaugurated ‘Bhumi Samvaad’ – National Workshop on Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP). The Ministry also launched the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) portal and Dashboard. The DILRMP was approved by the Cabinet on 21st August, 2008. For modernization of land […]

National Epilepsy Day 2021

National Epilepsy Day: The National Epilepsy Day was observed on November 17, 2021. Epilepsy is a chronic non-communicable disease of the brain that affects around 50 million people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body or the entire body and […]

16th Annual Status Of Education Report 2021

16th Edition Of The Annual Status Of Education Report (ASER 2021): The percentage of rural children who were not enrolled in school doubled during the pandemic, with government schools seeing an increase in enrolment at the expense of private schools, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2021. Over a third of children […]