RBI Seeks Ban On Cryptocurrency

RBI Seeks Ban On Cryptocurrency: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recommended a ban on cryptocurrencies citing ‘destabilising effects’ for the country’s monetary and fiscal health. China has declared all cryptocurrency transactions illegal, effectively imposing a complete ban, whereas El Salvador has permitted Bitcoin as legal tender. At the moment, there is no legislature […]

Global Platform For Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

Global Platform For Disaster Risk Reduction 2022: The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2022 (GP DRR 2022) took place in Indonesia. The outcome was summarised in the Bali Agenda for Reilience Theme: From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development For All in a Covid-19 Transformed World. Global Platform was the first global gathering for […]

Varanasi Has Been Selected As The SCO Region’s First “Tourism And Cultural Capital

Varanasi Has Been Selected As The SCO Region’s First Tourism And Cultural Capital: Ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit to be held in September 2022, Varanasi has been selected as the SCO region’s first “Tourism and Cultural Capital for 2022-23. The SCO summit will be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan where Iran and Belarus […]

Kerala’s Protest Against ESZ Notification

Kerala’s Protest Against ESZ Notification: Farmers in Kerala are protesting against Supreme Court’s order to establish Eco-Sensitive Zones (ESZs). The SC has directed to have a mandatory ESZ of minimum one kilometre measured from the demarcated boundary of every protected forest, including the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The Kerala State Assembly demands the Centre […]

Minority Status Of Religious And Linguistic Communities

Minority Status Of Religious And Linguistic Communities: Every person in India can be a minority in one State or the other. Minority status of religious and linguistic communities is “State-dependent”, the Supreme Court said. A Marathi can be a minority outside his home State e.g. Maharashtra. Similarly, a Kannada-speaking person may be in minority in […]

NAMASTE Scheme For Cleaning Of Sewers And Septic Tank

NAMASTE Scheme For Cleaning Of Sewers And Septic Tank: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore said, the Government has formulated a National Action Plan for Mechanized Sanitation Ecosystem- NAMASTE scheme for cleaning of sewers and septic tank. The scheme is a joint venture of Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry […]