5th World Congress On Disaster Management

5th World Congress On Disaster Management: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated the 5th World Congress on Disaster Management on November 24, 2021. The 5th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) is being organised in New Delhi between November 24-27, 2021 at the campus of IIT Delhi on the overarching theme of ‘Technology, Finance and […]

National Apprenticeship Training Scheme

National Apprenticeship Training Scheme: Union Cabinet has approved continuation of National Apprenticeship Training Scheme for next five years. It has accorded its approval for stipendiary support of Rs. 3,054 crore to apprentices who undergo apprenticeship training under National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) of Ministry of Education for the period from 2021-22 to 2025-26 (upto 31-03-2026). […]

ACROSS Scheme

ACROSS Scheme: Union Cabinet approved continuation of the umbrella scheme “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” along with its eight sub-schemes to the next finance cycle of five years i.e. 2021-2026 at an estimated cost of Rs.2,135 crore. The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) through its […]

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V)

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V): The Union Cabinet has approved the extension for the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-Phase V) for a period of another 4 months i.e. December 2021 till March 2022 @ 5 kg per person per month free of cost for all the beneficiaries covered under the […]

Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021

Cryptocurrency: The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, listed for introduction in Parliament’s Winter Session starting November 29, seeks to “create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India”. The Bill “seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India, however, […]

Trade Unions Push For Repeal Of Labour Codes

Trade Unions Push For Repeal Of Labour Codes: Over a year since Parliament passed four labour codes (on wages, social security, occupational safety and industrial relations), the Centre is still in the process of notifying the rules to implement the laws and has not set a date for the roll-out. Trade unions, however, have planned […]

National Family And Health Survey (NFHS)-5

National Family And Health Survey (NFHS)-5: The National Family and Health Survey (NFHS)-5, the most comprehensive survey on socio-economic and health indicators in the country, has been released. The previous four rounds of the NFHS were conducted in 1992-93, 1998-99, 2005-06 and 2015-16. Highlights of the Report: Women outnumber men, fertility has decreased, and India […]

African Swine Fever Spreading in Vietnam

African Swine Fever: African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading widely in Vietnam and is hurting the local farming industry, forcing the culling of three times the number of hogs culled last year. The outbreak has this year spread to 2,275 areas, in 57 out of the country’s 63 cities and provinces, the government said, adding […]