Report on Road Accidents: World Bank

Recently, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways released the World Bank Report titled “Traffic Crash Injuries And Disabilities: The Burden on India Society”. The Report has been prepared in collaboration with the NGO-Save Life Foundation. The survey data was collected from four Indian states i.e. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Report on Road Accidents:

Corruption Perception Index 2021

India’s rank has slipped six places to 86th among 180 countries in Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released by Transparency International. India was ranked 80th out of 180 countries in 2019. Corruption Perception Index 2021: Key Points About: The index ranks 180 countries and territories by the perceived level of public sector corruption according to experts and business people. It uses a scale of zero (highly

Bhuvan Portal – Detailed Information

Recently, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and MapmyIndia have partnered to come up with an indigenious geospatial portal known as ‘Bhuvan’. This is in line with the above discussed new guidelines for the Geo-Spatial Sector in India. Bhuvan Portal: Key Points Geospatial Portal (Bhuvan): It is a type of web portal used to find and access geographic information (geospatial information) and associated geographic services (display, editing, analysis, etc.) via

Digital Intelligence Unit

Recently, the Ministry of Communications has decided to set up a Digital Intelligence Unit (DIU) as a nodal agency to deal with complaints of unsolicited commercial communication (UCC) and cases of financial fraud, especially in the digital payments space. Apart from the DIU a Telecom Analytics for Fraud Management and Consumer Protection (TAFCOP) will also be set up at all the

Arjun MBT MK-1A

Recently, the Prime Minister of India has handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT) MK-1A to the Indian Army. Arjun MBT MK-1A: Key Points About: Launch: The Arjun MBT Project was initiated by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in 1972 with the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) as its lead laboratory. Objective: To create a “state-of-the-art tank with

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) is a scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category.  This is a Central Sector Scheme, fully funded by the Central Government. The expenditure for implementation of the scheme will be met from the “Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund”.  The Scheme will be implemented through the

Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojna (BJRCY)

This scheme for construction of hostels for Scheduled Caste (SC) students is one of the means to enable and encourage children/students belonging to these Castes (SC) to attain quality education. Such hostels are immensely beneficial to the students hailing from rural and remote areas of the country. While the scheme of construction of hostels for SC girls

Scheme For Integrated Textile Park (SITP) 

It was launched by merging two schemes, namely, Apparel Parks for Exports Scheme (APES) and the Centre Infrastructure Development Scheme (TCIDS) in 2005. The scheme targets industrial clusters/locations with high growth potential, which require strategic interventions by way of providing world-class infrastructure support.  Public Private Partnership mode is followed to set up Integrated Textile Parks (ITPs). It

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