Plastic-Mixed Handmade Paper

Plastic-Mixed Handmade Paper: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has secured Patent registration for its innovative Plastic-mixed Handmade Paper developed to reduce plastic menace from nature. The plastic-mixed handmade paper (which is recyclable and eco-friendly) was developed under Project REPLAN (REducing PLAstic from Nature). The project was launched in September 2018 as part of KVIC’s […]

MK Bhan Fellowship-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme (MKB-YRFP)

MK Bhan Fellowship-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme (MKB-YRFP): The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, announced the results of the First MK Bhan Fellowship-Young Researcher Fellowship Programme (MKB-YRFP), which was instituted to honour eminent scientist and Former Secretary of the DBT. The Department established the MK Bhan Fellowship-Young Researcher Fellowship […]

Mekedatu Project : Tamil Nadu vs Karnataka

The Mekedatu Project: Tamil Nadu has protested against Karnataka’s move to build a reservoir on river Cauvery at Mekedatu. However, the Karnataka Government has asserted that there is no “compromise” on the Mekedatu project and the state wants to undertake the project. Meanwhile, the Centre has said the project required the approval of the Cauvery […]

Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The Rajya Sabha has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. Highlights of the Bill: The Bill removes the Abor tribe from the list of identified STs in Arunachal Pradesh. It replaces certain STs with other […]

Retrospective Tax Law Of 2012

Retrospective Tax Law Of 2012: The Government of India took the first step towards doing away with the contentious retrospective tax law of 2012, which was used to raise large tax demands on foreign investors such as Vodafone and Cairn Energy, and blamed for vitiating India’s investment climate. Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister introduced […]