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What Is Institutional Delivery?

What Is Institutional Delivery? It has been a decade-and-a-half since India started incentivising institutional deliveries to ensure safe childbirths. But health indicators for mothers and infants have not improved as much as the number of such deliveries. Institutional Delivery means giving birth to a child in a medical institution under the overall supervision of trained […]

Bucharest Nine (B-9): Important Points

What Is Bucharest Nine? The Bucharest Nine (B 9) rejected the Russian claim about the eastward “expansion” of North-Atlantic Treaty Alliance organisation (NATO). They underlined that NATO is not an organisation that “expanded” to the east”, rather, these countries as the independent European states that decided on our own to go west. The B 9 […]

Export Preparedness Index 2021

Export Preparedness Index 2021: NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the Institute of Competitiveness, has released the second edition of the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2021. The first Index was launched in August 2020. The Export Preparedness Index is a comprehensive analysis of India’s export achievements. It aims to identify the fundamental areas critical for subnational […]

Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill

Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill: The bill will be tabled in the Parliament. It aims to merge the Capital’s three municipal corporations — South, North and East — ten years after the trifurcation of the civic body. In 2011, the state government had proposed the trifurcation for better efficiency. Constitutional Provisions related to Municipal Corporations: […]

Challenge To The Constitutional Validity Of PM-CARES Fund

Challenge To The Constitutional Validity Of PM-CARES Fund: The Supreme Court has refused to entertain an appeal challenging an Allahabad High Court order which rejected a challenge to the constitutional validity of the PM-CARES Fund. The High Court had dismissed the PIL which challenged the validity of the PM-CARES Fund and the Prime Minister National […]

Wildlife Conservation Bond

Wildlife Conservation Bond: The world’s first wildlife bond has been issued by the World Bank, raising USD 150 million that will partly be used for the conservation of South Africa’s black rhinos. The Wildlife Conservation Bond is the world’s first-of-its-kind financial instrument that is outcome-based to conserve black rhino populations. International Bank for Reconstruction and […]

Polar Science And Cryosphere Research Scheme

Polar Science And Cryosphere Research Scheme: The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), an autonomous institute that falls under the ambit of the Ministry of Earth Sciences has successfully implemented the Polar Science and Cryosphere Research (PACER) scheme which comprises of Indian Arctic program, the Antarctic program, Cryosphere, and Climate program, and Southern […]

INS Valsura Has Been Awarded The Prestigious President’s Colour

INS Valsura Has Been Awarded The Prestigious President’s Colour: The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Valsura has been awarded the prestigious President’s Colour by President Ram Nath Kovind. To mark this occasion, a guard of honour of 150-men was presented to the President and a ceremonial parade was held. About President’s Colour Award: It is the […]