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Agriculture Infrastructure Fund : Crossed Rs. 8000 crore

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund : Agriculture Infrastructure Fund has crossed the Rs. 8000 crore mark after receiving 8,665 applications worth Rs. 8,216 crores. The largest share of the pie is contributed by Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) (58%), agri-entrepreneurs (24%) and individual farmers (13%). The Agriculture Infrastructure Fund is a medium – long term debt financing […]

Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT) of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021

Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT) Of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021: The Government of National Capital Territory (GNCT) of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021, which gives primacy to the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) over the elected government in the city, has come into force. Provisions of the GNCT of Delhi (Amendment) Act 2021: It amended the Sections […]

What Is Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global problem to which the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may further contribute. With resources deployed away from antimicrobial stewardship, evidence of substantial preemptive antibiotic use in Covid-19 patients and indirectly, with deteriorating economic conditions fuelling poverty potentially impacting on levels of resistance, AMR threat remains significant. Antimicrobial […]

What Is Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC)?

Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its report on Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) said that the growth of the ARC industry has not been consistent over time and not always been synchronous with the trends in Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) of banks and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs). However, the RBI has […]

My Octopus Teacher: Best Documentary Award At Academy Awards

My Octopus Teacher: The 85-minute documentary feature, My Octopus Teacher, which won the best documentary award at the recently concluded Academy Awards, is about the relationship that developed between a human being and a wild octopus. My Octopus Teacher is a 2020 Netflix Original documentary film directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, which documents […]

The Maharashtra Civil Services (Declaration of Small Family) Rule of 2005

The Maharashtra Civil Services (Declaration of Small Family) Rule of 2005: A woman officer from the Maharashtra Prison Department was dismissed from service after an inquiry revealed that she violated the Maharashtra Civil Services (Declaration of Small Family) rules because she suppressed the information from the authorities that she has three children The Maharashtra Civil […]

NavlC: Opportunities for the Telecom Industry

NavlC: National Telecommunications Institute for Policy Research, Innovation, and Training (NTIPRIT), the apex training institute of the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India conducted a webinar on April 28, 2021, on the topic “NavlC — Opportunities for the Telecom Industry” in collaboration with ISRO and Telecom Industry. NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) is an autonomous […]

Aditya-L1 Support Cell

Aditya-L1 Support Cell:: Aditya-L1 Support Cell is a community service center that has been set up to bring all data onboard India’s first dedicated solar space mission to a single web-based interface. It is a joint effort of the Indian Space Research Organisation and Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences. It will allow every interested […]

Vehicle Scrappage Policy : Latest Update

Vehicle Scrappage Policy: A Crisil Research analysis shows that the Centre’s scrappage policy is unlikely to have freight transporters queuing up to replace old vehicles with new ones. The scrappage volume of buses, passenger vehicles (PVs) and two-wheelers will be limited as well. Issues with the new policy: Limited incentive and poor cost economics for […]

Assam Earthquake : Himalayan Frontal Thrust

Assam Earthquake: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale jolted Assam and other parts of Northeast. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) report, the tremors have been attributed to Kopili Fault zone closer to Himalayan Frontal Thrust (HFT). NCS is the nodal agency of the Government of India for monitoring earthquake […]