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Smart Cities And Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR) Program

Smart cities And Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR) Program: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched “Smart cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR)” program. It is a joint initiative of MoHUA, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and leading Indian academic institutions of the country. Under the program, 15 […]

One District One Product under PMFME Scheme

PMFME Scheme: The Ministry of Food Processing Industries and NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited) today launched six, One District One Product (ODOP) brands under the Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme. The Ministry has signed an agreement with NAFED for developing 10 brands of selected ODOPs under […]

United Nation Security Council: Five New Non Permanent Members

United Nation Security Council: The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) got five new non permanent members (Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates). Estonia, Niger, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam finished their terms recently. Albania is joining for the first time while Brazil is taking an 11th turn. Gabon and […]

Economical Weaker Sections: Income Criteria

Economical Weaker Sections: A government committee report told the Supreme Court (SC) that “income” is a “feasible criterion” for defining the “Economical Weaker Sections” (EWS). In October 2021 NEET aspirants filed a petition asking how ‘Rs 8 lakh’ has been taken as an annual income criterion to identify EWS for grant of 10% reservation in […]

What is Multi Agency Centre (MAC)?

Multi Agency Centre (MAC): The Union government has asked the States to share more intelligence inputs through the Multi Agency Centre (MAC). MAC is a common counter-terrorism grid under the Intelligence Bureau that was made operational in 2001 following the Kargil War. As many as 28 organisations, including the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), armed […]