One-Person Companies

In her Budget speech, the Union Finance Minister had announced measures to ease norms on setting up one-person companies (OPCs). As the name suggests, a one-person company is a company that can be formed by just one person as a shareholder. These companies can be contrasted with private companies, which require a minimum of two

Hope Mission | Mission to Mars

The first Arab interplanetary mission is expected to reach Mars’ orbit on February 9 in what is considered the most critical part of the journey to unravel the secrets of weather on the Red Planet. The Emirates Mars Mission called “Hope” was announced in 2015 with the aim of creating mankind’s first integrated model of

FSSAI Caps Transfats in Foods

The FSSAI has amended its rules to put a cap on trans fatty acids (TFAs) in food products just weeks after it tightened the norms for oils and fats. Food products in which edible oils and fats are used as an ingredient shall not contain industrial Trans fatty acids more than 2% by mass of

Assam’s Jerenga Pothar and Dhekiajuli Town

The Prime Minister visited two significant historical places in Assam. The first was Sivasagar’s Jerenga Pothar, where 17th-century Ahom Princess Joymoti sacrificed her life. Second was Dhekiajuli town, associated with the Quit India Movement of 1942. Assam’s Jerenga Pothar and Dhekiajuli Town: Key Points Jerenga Pothar: Jerenga Pothar, an open field in Sivasagar town, is popularly connected to the valour of 17th century Ahom princess Joymoti. Formerly known

Clean Fuel Hydrogen | Why it is Future?

Recently, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) have come up with a way to generate clean fuel hydrogen from water at a low-cost. It is a significant step towards efforts across the globe that are being made to look for cleaner and greener energy sources. Hydrogen gas is a viable choice as a renewable substitute

Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan-dhan, Yojana 

The scheme is meant for old age protection and social security of retail traders/ shopkeepers and self-employed persons whose annual turnover is not exceeding Rs. 1.5 crore. These retail traders/ shopkeepers and self-employed persons are mostly working as shop owners, retail traders, rice mill owners, oil mill owners, workshop owners, commission agents, brokers of real

National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme 

Government had initiated the National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Scheme in 1988 to rehabilitate working children in 12 child labour endemic districts of the country. It is a central sector scheme. Objectives: This is the major Central Sector Scheme for the rehabilitation of child labour. The Scheme seeks to adopt a sequential approach with a

UDAAN – Giving Wings TO Girls

Udaan is a project launched by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). It is to address the low enrolment of girl students in prestigious engineering institutions and the teaching gap between school education & the engineering entrance examination.  The effort is to enrich the

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