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Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi : Iran’s President

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi : Iran’s President: Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi became Iran’s president. He succeeded Hassan Rouhani. Iran’s 13th presidential elections were recently held. As per rules, the president should be a Shiite Muslim. Over 90 per cent of Iran’s population is comprised of Shiite Muslims. Raisi first came to prominence when he became the Prosecutor […]

Right To Reservation In Promotions For PwDs

Right To Reservation In Promotions For PwDs: The Supreme Court of India has recently held that persons with physical disabilities have the right to reservation in promotions also. A disabled particular person can avail the advantage of reservation for promotion even when she or he was recruited within the common class or developed the incapacity […]

PM Formalization Of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme

PM Formalization Of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme: The Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme, launched under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, completed its one year on 29th June. The PMFME Scheme is currently being implemented in 35 States and Union Territories (UTs). Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). Features: […]

National Thermal Power Corporation : Energy Compact Goals

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC): National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited has become the first energy company in the energy domain in India to declare its Energy Compact Goals as part of UN High-level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE). The United Nations is set to convene a high-level dialogue (HLD) in September, 2021 to promote the […]

Not-For-Profit Hospital Model: NITI Aayog

Not-For-Profit Hospital Model: NITI Aayog: The NITI Aayog released a comprehensive study on the Not-for-Profit Hospital Model in the country. It is an initiative in a step towards closing the information gap on such institutions and facilitating robust policymaking in this area. NITI Aayog It is a public policy think tank of the Government of […]

Bharitalasuchus Tapani : Important Points

Bharitalasuchus Tapani: A Carnivorous Reptile: An international team of paleontologists has thrown light on a carnivorous reptile that lived 240 million years ago (Bharitalasuchus tapani). The Team studied some of the fossil specimens stored at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. In the mid 20th century, researchers from the Institute carried out extensive studies on rocks […]

What are Parliamentary Privileges?

Parliamentary Privileges: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on science and technology, has moved a privilege motion against news channel Times Now for “falsified and mischievous” reporting of the proceedings of the panel’s meeting. Parliamentary Privileges: Parliamentary Privileges are certain rights and immunities enjoyed by members of Parliament, individually and collectively, […]