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Open Acreage Licensing Programme(OALP) Bid Round-VII

Open Acreage Licensing Programme(OALP) Bid Round-VII: In continuation of its aggressive programme for exploration and adhering to the prescribed timelines, the Government has launched the Open Acreage Licensing Programme(OALP) Bid Round-VII for International Competitive Bidding. The bids can be submitted through a dedicated online e-bidding portal till 1200 hrs. on February 15, 2022. Award of […]

First AgriTech Challenge Cohort

First AgriTech Challenge Cohort: Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) rolled out their first AgriTech Challenge cohort for its ambitious innovative Agri-tech program that aims to help smallholder farmers across Asia and Africa to address their challenges in the aftermath of the pandemic. AIM, NITI Aayog in […]

Albino Indian Flapshell Turtle

Albino Indian Flapshell Turtle: A rare species of Albino Indian Flapshell turtle was recently sighted by Mountaineers in Sirnapalli forest in Telangana’s Nizamabad. The Indian flapshell turtle is commonly found in South Asian countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar. The rare yellow color of the turtle may be due to the […]

The Mekedatu Project

The Mekedatu Project:   Karnataka has demanded that the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) give clearance for the detailed project report (DPR) of Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir Project in its next meeting. Tamil Nadu has protested against Karnataka’s move to build a reservoir on river Cauvery at Mekedatu. However, the Karnataka Government has asserted that there […]

Definition of the Word ‘Anti-National’

Anti-National: The word ‘anti-national’ has not been defined in statutes, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Lok Sabha. It added that ‘anti-national activity’ was inserted in the Constitution during Emergency in 1976 but was removed later. The Constitution (Forty–Second Amendment) Act, 1976 inserted in the Constitution Article 31D (during Emergency) which defined ‘anti-national […]