Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed to temporary measures to offset Iran’s decision to restrict access to inspectors. In December 2020, Iran’s Parliament passed the law demanding a suspension of some inspections if the USA failed to lift sanctions. IAEA – Iran Deal over Nuclear Inspections About: Iran will stop the implementation of
Recently, the Institute of Technology (IIT) Council has constituted four working groups to look at greater autonomy for the IITs. The decision is in line with the National Education Policy recommendation. The IITs are seeking autonomy on the lines of what was granted to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). IIT Council’s Recommendations: Key Points About: Members and
A variety of policy concerns and the ongoing discussion over farm laws have fixed the spotlight on infrastructure investments necessary to boost productivity levels and fill critical gaps in production especially in the Animal Husbandry. As the bulk of establishments in this sector is concentrated in rural India, the socio-economic relevance of this sector cannot be overstated. Animal Husbandry: Key
The central government has launched the “Go Electric” Campaign to spread awareness on the benefits of e-mobility and EV Charging Infrastructure as well as electric cooking in India. Go Electric Campaign: Key Points About the Campaign: Features: To push the country towards 100% e-mobility and clean and safe e-cooking. To create awareness at PAN-India level and reduce the import dependence of the country. To move ahead
Recently, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched the operational guidelines for integration of NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) with NPCDCS (National Programme for Prevention & Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Stroke). The NPCDCS is being implemented under the National Health Mission (NHM). It was launched in 2010 to prevent and control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
The Ministry of Minority Affairs has launched a new scheme ‘Upgrading the Skills and Training In Traditional Arts/ Crafts For Development’ (USTTAD), which inter-alia, aims to preserve the heritage of traditional arts and crafts of minorities and build the capacity of traditional crafts persons and artisans. The scheme aims at capacity building and updating the
Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) consists of a set of activities to be implemented in an intensified manner for prevention and control of deaths due to dehydration from diarrhoea across all States & UTs. These activities mainly include- intensification of advocacy & awareness generation activities for diarrhoea management, strengthening service provision for diarrhoea case management, establishment
National Iron Plus Initiative (6 – 59 Months) This programme is for infants & preschool children (6- 59 months) in urban and rural areas. The programme implemented through the platform of AWCs. Bi weekly IFA syrup supplementation is done in AWCs. Objectives: To ensure administration of IFA syrup twice per week from 6 months and