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Large Ceremonial Chariot Discovered in Pompeii

Pompeii: Archaeologists working at Pompeii have announced the discovery of a large ceremonial chariot, found with four wheels, it’s iron components, bronze and tin decorations, mineralized wood remains, and imprints of organic materials. It is likely that the chariot was used as a transport vehicle by Roman elites during various ceremonies. This is an exceptional […]

Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship

Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship: The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India under its “Waste to Wealth” Mission launched the “Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship” Aim of the fellowship to recognize students, community workers/self-help groups, and municipal/sanitary workers who are engaged in tackling the enormous challenge of waste management, scientifically and sustainably. The Waste […]

What is North East Cane And Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC)?

North East Cane And Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC):   The Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir will set up three Bamboo Clusters through technical know-how and collaboration from North East Cane and Bamboo Development Council (NECBDC). Each of the three clusters will be devoted to the production of Agarbatti, baskets, and charcoal respectively. What is […]

National Food Security Act, 2013 Revisions Recommended by NITI Aayog

Revising National Food Security Act, 2013: NITI Aayog: NITI Aayog, through a discussion paper, has recommended reducing the rural and urban coverage under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013, to 60% and 40%, respectively. It has also proposed a revision of beneficiaries as per the latest population which is currently being done through Census- […]

Formation & Promotion of 10,000 FPOs – Key Points

‘Formation & Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs): The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare celebrated the first anniversary of the Central Sector Scheme titled ‘Formation & Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Produce Organizations (FPOs)’. In February 2020, at Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh) with a budgetary provision of Rs. 6865 crore. More than 2200 FPOs produce […]

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan : Recent Development

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan: The Union Education Minister chaired a review meeting on Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). Highlights of the Meeting: Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER): Need to draw plans on educating additional 3.5 crore students to increase GER to 50% by 2035. India’s higher education enrollment is calculated in terms of GER, which is […]

Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) : Key Points | Ministry

The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) Celebrated Its 9th Foundation Day: The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) celebrated its 9th Foundation Day today at its headquarters in New Delhi. It is a statutory body (created through the Land Ports Authority of India Act, 2010). Founded in: 2012. Parent ministry: Ministry of Home Affairs. […]

3rd Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021 : Key Points

3rd Jan Aushadhi Diwas Celebrations: The 3rd Janaushadhi Diwas 2021 celebrations starting from 1st March to 7th March It will be a weeklong celebration starting from 1st March to 7th March 2021. Jan Aushadhi kendras conducted Health Checkup Camps across the country. These health check-up camps included Blood Pressure checkups, Sugar level checkups, free doctor […]

Global-Bio India 2021 : Theme | Ministry

Global-Bio India 2021: The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the second edition of Global Bio-India-2021 in New Delhi through virtual mode. The three-day event will be held from March 01 to 03, 2021, on a digital platform. The purpose of the event is […]