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Pneumococcal 13-Valent Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

Pneumococcal 13-Valent Conjugate Vaccine (PCV): The government has launched a nationwide expansion of Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) as a part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. It was for the first time in the country that PCV would be available for universal use. PCV13 protects against 13 types of […]

Report On Suicides Among Farm Workers: NCRB

Report On Suicides Among Farm Workers: NCRB   National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released a report on Suicides among farm workers. The number of agricultural labourers who died by suicide in 2020 was 18% higher than the previous year. Overall, 10,677 people engaged in the farm sector died by suicide in 2020. However, suicides […]

Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill 2019: UIDAI Asked for Exception

Data Protection Bill 2019: The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked for exemption from the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Law. UIDAI functionaries said the authority is already being governed by the Aadhaar Act and there cannot be duplicity of laws. The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill 2019: The genesis of this Bill lies […]

MGNREGA Runs Out of Fund

MGNREGA: The Centre’s flagship rural employment scheme (MGNREGA) has run out of funds halfway through the financial year. This means that payments for MGNREGA workers as well as material costs will be delayed, unless the States dip into their own funds. Earlier, the government introduced the category-wise wage payment system for SC, ST and others, […]

MATSYA 6000: Samudrayaan Mission Launched in Chennai

Samudrayaan Mission: The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched India’s first manned ocean mission “Samudrayaan” in Chennai. With this Unique Ocean Mission, India joined the elite club of nations such as the US, Russia, France, Japan, and China to have niche technology and vehicles to carry out subsea activities. It is India’s first unique […]

RBI Eased Current Account Rules

Current Account Rules: The Reserve Bank of India eased Current Account Rules for bank exposures less than five crore rupees allowing lenders to open current accounts, cash credit and overdraft facilities without any restriction. The Apex Bank asked banks to implement the changes within one month. For borrowers, where the exposure of the banking system […]

Amendments To Energy Conservation Act, 2001

Amendments To Energy Conservation Act, 2001: Amidst the growing energy needs and changing global climate landscape, the Government of India has identified new areas to achieve higher levels of penetration of Renewable energy by proposing certain Amendments to Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The objective will be to enhance demand for renewable energy at the end- […]

Pan-India Legal Awareness Program For Women

Pan-India Legal Awareness Program For Women: The National Commission for Women (NCW), along with National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has launched a pan-India Legal Awareness Program for Women, “Empowerment of Women through Legal Awareness” to impart practical knowledge about legal rights. The programme was launched in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh by Justice UU Lalit, Judge Supreme […]