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Change in India’s FDI Policy for IPO of LIC

Changes To India’s Foreign Direct Investment Policy:   The Union Cabinet approved changes to India’s foreign direct investment (FDI) policy to allow global investors to participate in the initial public offering of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) shares expected to be launched soon. Foreign investors will now be able to invest up to 20% […]

Coal E-Auction

Coal E-Auction:   Union Cabinet has approved offering of coal by coal companies through a common e-auction window instead of sector specific auctions. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the following: Offering of all the non-linkage coal by coal companies through one e-auction window of CIL (CIL) / Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). This […]

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM):   The Union Cabinet has approved the national roll-out of Central Sector Scheme, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, with a budget of Rs.1,600 crore for five years. The National Health Authority (NHA) will be the implementing agency of Ayushman Bharat […]

Exercise MILAN 2022

Exercise MILAN 2022:   The Indian Navy’s multilateral Exercise MILAN 2022 is scheduled to commence from 25th Feb 2022 in the ‘City of Destiny’, Visakhapatnam. 2020 edition of MILAN was postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19. MILAN 22 will witness its largest ever participation, with more than 40 countries sending their warships/ high level delegations. […]

Council Of Europe: Important Points

Council Of Europe:   Russia’s membership in the Council of Europe has been suspended after its invasion of Ukraine. Russia has launched a full-blown attack on Ukraine, with Russian forces entering the Obolon district, which is less than 10 km away from Central Kyiv – the government’s seat of power. India abstained on a US-sponsored […]

Whether Cryptocurrencies Is Legal In India? Supreme Court

Whether Cryptocurrencies Is Legal In India?   The Supreme Court has asked the Centre whether dealing with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is legal in India. The Court posed the query while hearing a plea by one of the accused in the GainBitcoin scam, seeking quashing of the charges against him. There’s no formal regulation on cryptocurrencies […]

Kuno-Palpur National Park: India’s First Cheetah Sanctuary

India’s First Cheetah Sanctuary:   Kuno-Palpur National Park in Madhya Pradesh could become the country’s first-ever cheetah sanctuary. Although the plan of bringing cheetahs to India was in the works for more than a decade, it came close to a realisation after the Supreme Court’s nod in January 2020. The cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is one […]

What are Bloatware Apps?

Bloatware Apps:   Also known as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP), bloatware apps are needless programs that take a toll on your device’s performance. Bloatware apps are being criticized for taking up the storage of the device unnecessarily and affecting the system’s battery life and overall performance. Generally, these apps that run in the background are […]

Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme

Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme:   The Government of India has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme beyond March 31, 2021 for a period of five years from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2026 with a financial outlay of Rs.1,364.88 crore. The objective of IVFRT is […]