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Policy Document On The Conservation Of River Ganga : NMCG

Policy Document On The Conservation Of River Ganga.: National Mission for Clean Ganga has released a policy document on the conservation of river Ganga. Highlights of the policy: Cities situated on Ganga river banks will have to incorporate river conservation plans when they prepare their Master Plans. These “river-sensitive” plans must be practical and consider […]

Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021

The Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021:: The Standing Committee on Information and Technology has conveyed its discontent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on the “super censorship” clause introduced in the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021. Cause of concern: In the draft, there is a provision which allows the government to order recertification for […]

Open Network For Digital Commerce

Open Network For Digital Commerce: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has issued orders appointing an advisory committee for its Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) project that is aimed at curbing “digital monopolies”. This is in the direction of making e-commerce processes open source, thus creating a platform that can […]

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s (GERD): Ethiopia has started the second phase of filling a Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s (GERD) reservoir on the upper Blue Nile, which raised tensions from Sudan and Egypt ahead of an upcoming UN Security Council meeting on the issue. Ethiopia had previously announced it would proceed to the second stage of […]

Tele-Law Programme

Tele-Law Programme.: Justice Department commemorates the milestone of crossing 9 lakh beneficiaries under its Tele-Law programme. The programme connects the disadvantaged and needy seeking legal advice from Panel Lawyers through e-interface platform available in Common Service Centres(CSC). Tele–Law began its humble journey in 2017 by covering 170 districts in 11 States through 1800 CSCs. In […]

Maitree Power Project – India-Bangladesh

Maitree Power Project: Secretary (Power) Govt of India met Secretary (Power) Govt of Bangladesh for the issues related to 1320MW Maitree Power project. The Maitree super thermal power project is a 1,320MW coal-fired power station under construction in Rampal, Bangladesh. It is located at Moithara, Rampal, in the Bagerhat district, approximately 23km south-east of the […]

White Flag Campaign : Malaysia

White Flag Campaign: In Malaysia, some residents of low-income families have started waving white flags as part of the so-called “White Flag Campaign”, or the #benderaputi (white flag) movement. They are doing this to convey distress about the financial crunch they have had to deal with amid the lockdowns due to Covid-19. Malaysia enforced another […]

Lambda Variant of Covid-19

Lambda Variant of Covid-19: Even as the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to drive the rise in infections around the world, another variant, Lambda, is increasingly being seen by scientists and health experts as a new emerging threat. On June 14, the World Health Organization designated the Lambda variant, previously known by its […]

Ministry Of Co-Operation

‘Ministry Of Co-operation’: In a historic move, a separate ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ has been created by the NDA Government for realizing the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’. This ministry will provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in the country. It will help deepen Co-operatives as a true people […]