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Zero Budget Natural Farming

Zero Budget Natural Farming: Women farmers in the hill State of Himachal Pradesh are gradually turning to non-chemical, low cost “natural farming”, which has not only provided them with a sustainable livelihood but also empowered them better. Launched in 2018, the State’s Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Yojana (PK3Y) is promoting the climate resilient Subhash Palekar Natural […]

Operation Red Rose

Operation Red Rose: In 2020, Punjab’s Excise Department launched Operation Red Rose to curb illicit liquor trading and nail excise-related crimes. A year-and-a-half later, with the use of precise tracking and monitoring systems to check illicit distillation and smuggling of liquor, the results in terms of the number of suspects booked for crimes, convictions and […]

Information Fusion Centre For Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR)

Information Fusion Centre For Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR): The Netherlands is interested in posting a Liaison Officer (LO) at the Indian Navy’s Information Fusion Centre for Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) for Maritime Domain Awareness and information sharing, Vice Admiral René Tas, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, says. The IFC has been established at the […]

New Border Law: China

China’s Legislature Has Adopted A New Border Law: China’s legislature has adopted a new border law, to take effect on January 1, 2022 that calls on the state and military to safeguard territory and “combat any acts” that undermine China’s territorial claims. The law was first proposed in March 2021, a year into tensions that […]

White Dwarfs: Important Points

White Dwarf: An international team has reported a unique phenomenon in a white dwarf about 1,400 light years from Earth. They saw the white dwarf lose its brightness in 30 minutes. These gaps in brightness have been previously reported but the process usually takes place over a period of several days to months. The team […]

Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission

Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission: The Prime Minister launched the Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission. It is one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. It is in addition to the National Health Mission. It will provide support to 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres in 10 ‘high focus’ states […]

City With The Most Sustainable Transport System: Kerala

City With The Most Sustainable Transport System: Kerala Kerala has won the award for the ‘city with the most Sustainable Transport System’. It will be presented by the Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs. The award is given in recognition of the transport facilities in various states and Union Territories of India. The award has […]

What Is Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)?

What Is Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR)? Bharti Airtel has decided to opt for the four-year moratorium on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) and spectrum payments, making it the second telco after Vodafone Idea to accept the offer, which was part of the recently announced telecom relief package. The Union Cabinet had in September approved several measures […]