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World Heritage Nomination 2022-2023

World Heritage Nomination 2022-2023: The Union Ministry of Culture has nominated Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas temples for consideration as a World Heritage site for the year 2022-2023. The sacred ensembles of the Hoysalas, built in the 12th-13th centuries and represented by the three components of Belur, Halebid and Somnathapura in Karnataka. All these three […]

Draft National Higher Educational Qualification Framework (NHEQF): UGC

Draft National Higher Educational Qualification Framework (NHEQF): UGC The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a Draft National Higher Educational Qualification Framework (NHEQF) as a part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 to assess students at different levels. The NEP 2020 aims at making “India a global knowledge superpower”. Given the size of the […]

Kerala Lokayukta Act, 1999 Amendment: Proposed Changes

Kerala Lokayukta Act, 1999 : Proposed Changes The Kerala government has proposed to amend the Kerala Lokayukta Act, 1999 with an ordinance, a move that has drawn criticism from the opposition. The proposed ordinance envisages to limit the powers of the anti-corruption watchdog. The Kerala cabinet has recommended to the Governor that he promulgates the […]

PM GatiShakti: Union Budget 2022 Updates

PM GatiShakti: The Minister of Finance presented the Union Budget 2022-23. This section deals with proposals related to ‘PM GatiShakti’. PM GatiShakti National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity, launched in October 2021, is an initiative aimed at coordinated planning and execution of infrastructure projects. The objective is to bring down logistics costs. GatiShakti is a […]

Energy Transition And Climate Action: Union Budget 2022 Updates

Energy Transition And Climate Action: Union Budget The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament. Additional allocation of Rs. 19,500 crore for Production Linked Incentive for manufacture of high efficiency solar modules to meet the goal of 280 GW of installed solar power by 2030. […]

Digital Rupee: Union Budget 2022 Updates

Digital Rupee: Union Budget     Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced the launch of the Digital Rupee — a central bank digital currency (CBDC) — 2022-23 onwards. The Reserve Bank of India will launch the CBDC from the upcoming financial year. A Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), or national digital currency, is simply the […]

Project To Link Five Rivers: Union Budget 2022 Updates

Project To Link Five Rivers: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed a project to link five rivers in India in her budget speech. The rivers identified for linking are: Godavari-Krishna, Krishna-Pennar and Pennar-Cauvery, Damanganga-Pinjal and Par-Tapi-Narmada. Krishna, the fourth largest river in India, originates in Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra and flows through Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana […]

Contempt Of Court

Contempt Of Court: Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana has agreed to immediately list for hearing a petition to initiate contempt action against Haryana authorities for not reining in ‘hooligans’ who have created an ‘atmosphere of communal hatred and terror’ for worshippers offering Friday prayers in Gurugram. The petition condemned the inaction of the Haryana […]

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