What is Sattras in Assam?

Sattras: There is a report on political significance of Sattras in Assam published by Indian Express. It is common to see politicians often going to different Sattras to seek blessings or extolling the virtues of Sankardeva, especially in the run-up to elections. Sattras are monastic institutions created as part of the 16th-century Neo-Vaishnavite reformist movement started by […]

Sub-Mission On Agroforestry (SMAF) Scheme

Sub-Mission On Agroforestry (SMAF) Scheme: The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Silk Board on a convergence model for the implementation of Agroforestry in the silk sector. It is a part of the ongoing Sub-Mission on Agroforestry (SMAF) Scheme. Earlier, the Government of India allocated Rs. […]

International Women’s Day 2021 : Theme

International Women’s Day: The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways has flagged off an all-women crew onboard Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) vessel MT Swarna Krishna. The initiative is a part of SCI’s ongoing Diamond Jubilee celebrations and also to commemorate International Women’s Day (8th March). This is the first time in the world […]

MSME Credit Health Index 2021 : Latest Data

MSME Credit Health Index: The latest MSME Credit Health Index indicates that MSME credit growth has accelerated in the quarter ending September 2020 as compared to the quarter ending in June 2020. The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECGLS) has helped in the credit growth for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. About […]

Indian Science Research Fellowship (ISRF) 2021

Indian Science Research Fellowship (ISRF) 2021: Forty scholars from six countries have been recommended for the award of Indian Science Research Fellowship (ISRF) 2021. This fellowship is a platform to establish research cooperation with neighbouring countries of India, which is one of the mandates of DST’s (Department of Science and Technology) International Science and Technology […]

What is Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)? Outbreak in Europe

Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1): There has been an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) among horses in Europe. So far seven countries have confirmed EHV-1 cases: Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Qatar. About Equine Herpes Virus (EHV): Equine Herpes Virus is a common DNA virus that occurs in horse populations worldwide. EHV is […]

What is Students Islamic Movement Of India (SIMI)?

Students Islamic Movement Of India (SIMI): Over 19 years after they were arrested, the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Surat has acquitted all 127 persons accused of “promoting a banned organization”, the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in 2001. The Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) is a banned terrorist organization that […]

Delhi High Court Has Set up a Special Committee on Rare Diseases

Rare Diseases: The Delhi High Court has set up a special committee to find a time-bound solution on ways to provide treatment and therapy options to patients suffering from rare diseases. The committee has been asked to give “immediate concrete proposals for crowdfunding of the costs of treatment for children with rare diseases”. The High […]

China Plans To Build Downstream Dams On Brahmaputra River

China Plans To Build Downstream Dams On Brahmaputra: In its new Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), China has proposed to build the first dams on the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo river, as the Brahmaputra is known in Tibet before it flows into India. Other major projects include the construction of coastal nuclear power plants and […]