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Bhojpuri In The Eighth Schedule Of The Constitution

Demand For Inclusion Of Bhojpuri In The Eighth Schedule Of The Constitution: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said his government would revive its long-pending demand for inclusion of Bhojpuri in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, so that it can be accorded the status of an official language. The state cabinet had sent a […]

Kavach: Automatic Train Protection System

Kavach: Automatic Train Protection System The Indian Railways tested ‘Kavach’-Automatic Train Protection System by making two trains move towards each other at full speed. The Kavach system was announced in the 2022 Union Budget as a part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. Around 2,000 km of rail network is planned to be brought under the […]

State Of India’s Environment Report 2022: CSE

State Of India’s Environment Report 2022: CSE The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), released the State of India’s Environment Report 2022. The report is the annual publication of the Centre for Science and Environment, and Down To Earth (magazine). The report focuses on climate change, migration, health and food systems. It also covers biodiversity, […]

Iran’s 2015 Nuclear Accord: Important Points

Iran’s (Tehran’s) 2015 Nuclear Accord: The diplomats from Iran and world powers reconvened in Vienna (Austria) to seek a deal reviving Iran’s (Tehran’s) 2015 Nuclear Accord. The 2015 Iran nuclear deal, signed under President Barack Obama, and dismantled in 2018 by President Donald Trump. The US said it will rejoin the agreement if Iran complies […]

Defence Acquisition Procedure

Defence Acquisition Procedure: The Ministry of Defence approved projects that will involve design and development of the military hardware covering light tanks, airborne stand-off jammers, communication equipment and simulators under Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP). The defense ministry has cleared nine such projects: four under the ‘Make-I’ and five under the ‘Make-2’ categories of the DAP […]

FDI Limit Under Automatic Route In LIC

FDI Up To 20% Under The “Automatic Route” In LIC: The Union Cabinet cleared an amendment to the FDI Policy to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 20% under the “automatic route” in Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) ahead of its proposed Initial Public Offer (IPO). The government expects to mobilize Rs 63,000-66,000 crore from […]