Kanha Tiger Reserve

A tigress was found dead in the buffer zone of Kanha tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh. Key Points Location: It stretches over an area of 940 square km in the two districts – Mandla and Balaghat – of Madhya Pradesh. History: The present-day Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar. Kanha National Park was created in 1955 and

35th Pragati Meeting

The Prime Minister of India recently chaired the 35th edition of Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) – the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based multimodal platform, involving Central and State governments. Ten projects were taken for review involving a total investment of Rs. 54,675 crore. A review of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana was also taken. Key Points

Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) with an allocation of Rs. 6,000 crore for the period 2016-20 coterminous with the 14th Finance Commission cycle. The scheme will be implemented by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). It is a central sector scheme. Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA

Project Mausam Extended Upto 2021

Project ‘Mausam’ is a Ministry of Culture project to be implemented by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi as the nodal coordinating agency with support of Archaeological Survey of India and National Museum as associate bodies. Patterns, cultural routes and maritime landscapes, Project ‘Mausam’ is examining key processes and phenomena that link different parts of the

National Urban Health Mission (NUHM)

The proposed NUHM aims to improve the health status of the urban population particularly slum dwellers and other vulnerable sections by facilitating equitable access to quality healthcare with the active involvement of the urban local bodies (ULBs). It proposes to cover 779 cities and town including 7 metros with a population of fifty thousand and

New START Treaty | What Was The Main Purpose?

The Russian lower house of Parliament, the Duma has ratified a new START nuclear treaty with the US.  Both countries had “agreed in principle” to extend the arms treaty by five years with Joe Biden swearing-in. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) pact limits the number of deployed nuclear warheads, missiles, and bombers

Mutation of Virus – What is Coronavirus Mutation?

SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged independently in several countries, and research published over the past week indicates that the virus is changing more quickly than was once believed. Mutation, an alteration in the genetic material (the genome) of a cell of a living organism or of a virus that is more or less permanent and that

Ram Setu – How It Is Formed?

In possibly a first, Indian scientists will undertake a scientific expedition to date the chain of corals and sediments forming the Ram Setu. Ram Setu (Adam’s Bridge): Also known as Adam’s bridge, Ram Setu is a 48-km long bridge-like structure between India and Sri Lanka. It finds mention in the Ramayana but little about its

International Energy Agency

The Framework for Strategic Partnership between the International Energy Agency (IEA) members and India was signed yesterday to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation & enhance global energy security, stability, and sustainability. International Energy Agency(IEA): About The IEA is a Paris-based autonomous intergovernmental organization established in the framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Great Reset – It is the Way to Build Great World?

This newscard is an excerpt from the original article published in The Indian Express and is articulated by C. Raja Mohan. The Great Reset is a proposal by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to rebuild the economy sustainably following the COVID-19 pandemic. It was unveiled in May 2020 by the United Kingdom’s Prince Charles and

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