SaaRthi Mobile App

SaaRthi Mobile App: Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has launched Saa₹thi – a mobile app on investor education. ‘R’ represents ‘₹’. It aims to create awareness among investors about the basic concepts of the securities market. The app will also explain about KYC process, trading and settlement, Mutual Funds (MF), recent market developments, […]

Devas-Antrix Deal

Devas-Antrix Deal: The controversial deal between Indian Department of Space’s commercial entity Antrix and Bengaluru-based startup Devas Multimedia has been under the scanner for more than a decade now. The International Telecommunication Union granted India S-band spectrum in the 1970s. Handing Over of Spectrum to ISRO: By 2003, there was a fear that the spectrum […]

Indian Cellular And Electronics Association (ICEA)

Indian Cellular And Electronics Association (ICEA): A report by the Indian Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) has said that India’s policy of adopting high tariffs on the import of electronics components may prove to be counterproductive. ICEA is the apex industry body of the mobile and electronics industry comprising manufacturers. India has adopted high tariffs […]

Anti-Defection Law

Anti-Defection Law: Last week, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati called for a more stringent anti-defection law amid a string of politicians switching parties ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election beginning next month. The practice of politicians deserting parties just ahead of elections is not unusual. And every time there are defections, the anti-defection […]

Steering Committee for SAMARTH

SAMARTH: Union Power Secretary chaired the second meeting of Steering Committee for SAMARTH (SUSTAINABLE AGRARIAN MISSION ON USE OF AGRO RESIDUE IN THERMAL POWER PLANTS)i.e. National Mission on Use of Biomass in coal based thermal Power Plants He reviewed the status of bio-mass co-firing and progress of the actions being taken to promote the co-firing […]

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA)

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the equity infusion of Rs.1500 crore in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA). This equity infusion will help in employment generation of approximately 10200 jobs-year and CO2 equivalent emission reduction of approximately 7.49 Million Tonnes CO2/year. Additional equity infusion of […]