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Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen Phase-II

Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen Phase-II: Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) [SBM (G)] Phase-II is making steady progress amidst Covid-19 with 1249 villages declared ODF(Open Defecation Free) Plus. SBM (G) Phase-II was approved in February 2020 by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. ODF Plus entails that ODF behaviors are sustained, and every village has access to solid […]

20 Reforms In 2020 eBook: Defence Sector

‘20 Reforms In 2020’: Defence Sector: The Defence Minister released an E-booklet titled ‘20 Reforms in 2020’ highlighting the major reforms undertaken by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2020. Chief of Defence Staff & Department of Military Affairs: The appointment of India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and creation of the Department of […]

Biomedical Waste : State of India’s Environment 2021

Biomedical Waste: The report titled, “State of India’s Environment 2021,” released by the Centre for Science and Environment, said 2,03,000 kg of COVID-19 biomedical waste was produced daily in May this year and it was roughly 33% of India’s non-COVID biomedical waste. As per Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016, Bio-medical waste is required to be […]

Fugitive Economic Offenders And Assets

Fugitive Economic Offenders And Assets.: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressed the Special Session of the UN General Assembly on international cooperation to combat the challenge of Fugitive Economic Offenders and Assets. Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 The bill was passed by both the houses of Parliament in 2018 after the Nirav Modi–PNB fraud worth […]

What is I-Familia?

‘I-Familia’.: Interpol has launched a new global database named ‘I-Familia’. It will identify missing persons or unidentified human remains around the world through the DNA of relatives. Interpol: The International Police Organisation is commonly known as Interpol. It is an international organization facilitating international police cooperation against cross-border terrorism, trafficking, and other crime. Membership: INTERPOL […]

Jal Jeevan Mission on 5 States will be expedited

Jal Jeevan Mission: It has been decided that in the 5 North-Western States and UTs i.e., Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh, implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission will be expedited. In these 5 states, every rural household will be provided with tap water connections by 2022, instead of by 2024. To enable […]

G7 Grouping On Taxing Multinational Companies

G7 Grouping: Advanced economies making up the G7 grouping have reached a “historic” deal on taxing multinational companies. The deal announced involving the US, the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, and Japan, is likely to be put before a G20 meeting in July. The first decision that has been ratified is to force multinationals to […]