World Cancer Day 2021 : Highlights

World Cancer Day: India Post, Mumbai Region, in collaboration with the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai releases a Special Cover on World Cancer Day (February 4). Objective: To save millions of preventable deaths each year through raising awareness and by pressing governments to take action against Cancer. Organized by: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), an […]

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana : Crossed 1.75 Crores Eligible Women

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana: The scheme has crossed 1.75 crores, eligible women, till the financial year 2020. It is a Maternity Benefit Programme that is implemented in all the districts of the country in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013. Under PMMVY, pregnant women and lactating mothers (PW&LM) receive ₹5,000 […]

Increased Farm Exports in Q4 2020 : Key Points

Increased Farm Exports: According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, farm exports have registered 9.8% growth for the period of April-December 2020. Previously, the government of India launched the Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Product (RoDTEP) scheme replacing Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) to further improve exports. Data for April-December 2020: […]

DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2019 : Concerns

DNA Bill, 2019: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change has recommended that the government should address the concerns raised over the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019, including over creation of a national databank of crime scene DNA profiles and fears of communities being targeted. While […]

100 Years Of The Chauri Chaura Incident : A Postage Stamp Was Released

Centenary Of The Chauri Chaura Incident: On the occasion of the centenary of the Chauri Chaura incident, a postage stamp was released by the Prime Minister. Chauri Chaura is a town in the Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. On 4th February 1922, this town witnessed a violent incident – a large crowd of peasants set […]

Who was Pandit Bhimsen Joshi?

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Jayanti: Prime Minister paid homage to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the classical music vocalist, on his centenary birth anniversary. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi was born on February 4, 1922. He received the Bharat Ratna in 2008. He is remembered for his famous ragas including Shuddha Kalyan, Miyan Ki Todi, Puriya Dhanashri and Multani etc. […]

What is Smart Wall at the USA-Mexico border?

Smart Wall: An alternative Smart Wall has been proposed to replace the physical and armed patrolling with advanced surveillance technology at the USA-Mexico border. Earlier in 2019, the USA declared a national emergency to fund the construction of a border wall along the USA-Mexico Border citing “invasion” of drugs and criminals from Mexico. About Smart […]

2nd CCTNS Hackathon And Cyber Challenge 2020-21

2nd CCTNS Hackathon And Cyber Challenge 2020-21:   The inaugural function of the 2nd CCTNS Hackathon and Cyber Challenge 2020-21 of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was held in New Delhi. This hackathon is in continuation to the Hackathon & Cyber Challenge which concluded in March 2020. It aimed to deepen understanding and enhance […]

What is Consumer Welfare Fund?

Consumer Welfare Fund: During the ongoing session, the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has informed the parliament about Consumer Welfare Fund (CWF). It was set up under the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017. The consumer welfare fund rules of 1992 have been subsumed under the CGST […]

E-NAM (National Agriculture Market) : Recent Updated

E-NAM (National Agriculture Market): So far, more than 1.69 crore Farmers & 1.55 Lakh traders are registered on the e-NAM platform. E-NAM (National Agriculture Market) is an online trading platform for agriculture produce aiming to help farmers, traders, and buyers with online trading and getting a better price by smooth marketing. Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium […]