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National Monetisation Pipeline – Important Points

National Monetisation Pipeline   The Union Finance Minister has launched the National Monetization Pipeline for the brownfield infrastructure assets. The NMP comprises a four-year pipeline of the Central Government’s brownfield infrastructure assets. Brownfield infrastructure is any previously developed asset that is not currently in use that may be potentially contaminated. The term is also used […]

Yuktdhara Portal

New Portal Under Bhuvan “Yuktdhara”: Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that the new portal under Bhuvan “Yuktdhara”, which has been released recently, will facilitate planning of new MGNREGA assets using Remote Sensing and GIS based information. The “Yuktdhara” Geospatial Planning Portal will serve as a repository of assets (Geotags) created under various national rural development […]

Corbett Tiger Reserve : Uttarakhand

Corbett Tiger Reserve: Uttarakhand: The Delhi High Court has asked the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to consider as representation a petition to stop the alleged illegal construction of bridges and walls within tiger breeding habitat of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The Project Tiger was launched in […]

Earthquake Observatories in India

Earthquake Observatories: The government has announced that India is going to have 35 more earthquake observatories by the end of the 2021 and aims to add 100 more earthquake observatories by 2026. The announcement came at the inaugural function of the Joint Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) – International […]

Adoption (First Amendment) Regulations, 2021

Adoption (First Amendment) Regulations, 2021: According to a new clause in the adoption regulations, Indian diplomatic missions abroad will now be in charge of safeguarding adopted children whose parents move overseas with the child within two years of adoption. So far, Indian missions have had a role in inter-country adoption of Indian children limited to […]

Four-Tier Structure For The Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs).

Four-Tier Structure For The Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs): A Reserve Bank of India (RBI)-appointed committee has suggested a four-tier structure for the Urban Cooperative Banks (UCBs). In June 2020, the Central government approved an Ordinance to bring all urban and multi-state co-operative banks under the direct supervision of the RBI. In January 2020, the RBI […]

Alternative Investment Fund For Export-Oriented MSMEs

Alternative Investment Fund For Export-Oriented Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises (MSMEs): Finance minister has launched Rs 250 crore worth Alternative Investment Fund for export-oriented micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Objective of the fund: To Identify Indian enterprises with potential advantages by way of technology, products or processes along with export potential, but which are […]