Unified Portal of Gobardhan

Recently, a Unified Portal of Gobardhan has been launched to ensure smooth implementation of Biogas schemes/initiatives and their real time tracking. Key Points: Objectives: Ensure close coordination with various Departments/Ministries for smooth implementation of Biogas schemes/initiatives and its real time tracking. Coordinated by: The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Swachh Bharat Mission – Grameen (SBMG). Benefits: Economy:Strengthen

Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Scheme

Recently, there has been a privacy concern with respect to Haryana’s Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) Scheme. Although enrollment under the scheme is voluntary, but the precondition of linking itto get the benefit of many essential services has raised serious concerns about the scheme. Key Points: Current Issue: Contradictory Position:Although the enrollment under the PPP is voluntary, but in

Three New Fighter Jets

According to the Ministry of Defence, three new fighter jets will be flying by 2026, of which two will be for the Air Force and one for the Navy. This includes a new LCA (the Mk-2 version) and AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft) for the Air Force and the TEDBF (Twin-Engine Deck-Based Fighter) for the Navy. Earlier, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) had cleared a deal worth Rs. 48,000

Square Kilometre Array Telescope

Recently, the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) Council held its inaugural meeting and approved the establishment of the world’s largest radio telescope. The new venture is being deemed as important following the collapse of one of the most prolific radio telescopes in the world, the Arecibo in Puerto Rico,in December last year. SKAOis a new intergovernmental organisation dedicated to radio

Direct Access to G-Sec Market for Retail Investors

Recently, the Reserve Bank of India has proposed to allow retail investors to open gilt accounts with the central bank to invest in Government securities (G-secs) directly and without the help of intermediaries. Retail Investoris a non-professional investor who buys and sells securities or funds that contain a basket of securities such as mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Key Points:

Earth’s Atmosphere

The atmosphere is the thin envelope of gas molecules surrounding the Earth; it is held down by Earth’s gravitational pull. The atmosphere is concentrated at the Earth’s surface and rapidly thins as you move upward, blending with space at about 100 miles above sea level.  The atmosphere is actually very thin compared to the size

Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP)

The Project, Third phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (referred to as TEQIP-III) is fully integrated with the Twelveth Five-year Plan objectives for Technical Education as a key component for improving the quality of Engineering Education in existing institutions with a special consideration for Low Income States and Special Category States (SCS) and support

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

The Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana(PMRPY) Plan Scheme has been designed to incentivise employers for generation of new employment, where Government of India will be paying the full employer’s contribution towards EPF & EPS both w.e.f 01.04.2018 (earlier benefit was applicable for employer’s contribution towards EPS only) for the new employment. This scheme has a

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