Day: October 21, 2020

Heeng Cultivation Project in India

Scientists at CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur are on a mission to grow heeng (asafoetida) in the Indian Himalayas. IHBT is the only laboratory of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in …

Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center

Recently, the NITI Aayog and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced the establishment of a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC), the first of its kind in India. AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon, multinational tech …

Ayushman Sahakar Scheme

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has launched Ayushman Sahakar, a scheme to assist cooperatives in creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country. Key Points Formulated By: National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). NCDC was set up …

Assam-Mizoram Boundary Dispute

Recently, the residents of Assam and Mizoram have clashed twice over territory. In the Northeast’s complex boundary equations, showdowns between Assam and Mizoram residents are less frequent than they …

District Development Councils

The Centre has amended the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, to facilitate the setting up of District Development Councils (DDC), the members of which will be directly elected …

Asafoetida

Scientists at CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource, Palampur (IHBT), are on a mission to grow asafoetida (heeng) in the Indian Himalayas. The first sapling has been planted in Himachal Pradesh’s Kwaring village …

Fertiliser Subsidy

The Centre is working on a plan to restrict the number of fertiliser bags that individual farmers can buy during any cropping season. What is ‘fertiliser subsidy’? Farmers buy …