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The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The Lok Sabha passed The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that seeks to put seven castes under one nomenclature of “Devendrakula Vellalars” with some exceptions for some of the castes in certain districts of Tamil Nadu. The castes include Devendrakulathan, Kadaiyan, Kalladi, Kudumban, Pallan, Pannadi […]

Mines And Minerals Amendment Bill : Provisions

Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill: Lok Sabha passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation), Amendment Bill, 2021 to streamline the renewal of the auction process for minerals and coal mining rights. The amendment proposes to allow captive miners of both coal and other minerals to sell up to 50 percent of […]

World Happiness Report 2021 : Top and Worst Performers

World Happiness Report 2021: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations released the World Happiness Report 2021, a day before the International Happiness Day. This year it focuses on the effects of Covid-19 and how people all over the world have fared. The World Happiness Report ranks 149 countries by how happy their […]

What is Open Market Operations? Types

Open Market Operations: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to conduct simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities (G-Sec) under Open Market Operations (OMOs) for an amount of Rs. 10,000 crore each. Simultaneous purchase and sale of government securities under OMOs, popularly known as operation twist, involves purchasing G-Sec of longer maturities and […]

SAMAR Campaign : Important Points to Remember

SAMAR (Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anemia Reduction) campaign: The Jharkhand government announced the launch of SAAMAR (Strategic Action for Alleviation of Malnutrition and Anemia Reduction) campaign to tackle malnutrition in the state. The campaign aims to identify anaemic women and malnourished children and converge various departments to effectively deal with the problem […]

Pusa Farm Sun Fridge (Pusa-FSF)

Pusa Farm Sun Fridge (Pusa-FSF): Scientists from the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) have developed an on-farm green energy refrigeration system (Pusa-FSF) and technology for the extraction of gluten from the wheat dough and its regeneration in bajra (pearl millet) and makka (maize) flour. Pusa-FSF: Pusa Farm Sun Fridge (Pusa-FSF) is a 100% solar-powered battery-less […]

Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary : In News

Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary: Rajasthan: Six tigers are missing in Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary (Rajasthan). However, State forest officials are not willing to label them “missing” and denied reports that they may have been poached. The National Tiger Conservation Authority, a wing of the Union Environment Ministry, has constituted a committee to ascertain the disappearance of the […]

What is US India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI)?

US India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI): US India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI) initiative has been launched to scale up the science and technology relationship between India and the United States. US India Artificial Intelligence (USIAI) is an initiative of the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) which was established in March 2000. The Department of Science & […]