Gender Self Identification

Recently, the Spanish government approved a draft bill that would allow anyone over the age of 14 to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis or hormone therapy. Currently, for someone to change their gender in official records, the law first requires two years of hormone therapy and a psychological evaluation. ‘Self-Identification’ has been a long held demand of trans-right

Union’ or ‘Central’ Government

Recently, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to shun the usage of the term ‘Central government’ in its official communications and replace it with ‘Union government’. In common parlance, the terms “union government” and “central government” are used interchangeably in India. However, the Constituent Assembly did not use the term ‘Centre’ or ‘Central government’ in all of its

Global Cybersecurity Index

Recently, India has ranked tenth (10th) in Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020 by ITU (International Telecommunication Union) by moving up 37 places. The affirmation came just ahead of the sixth anniversary of Digital India on 1st July. Global Cybersecurity Index Top Ranking: The US topped (1st), followed by the UK (United Kingdom) and Saudi Arabia tied on the second position together. Estonia was ranked

BharatNet Project

Recently, the Union Cabinet approved a Viability Gap Funding support of up to Rs. 19,041 crore (Out of the total expense of Rs. 29,430 crore) for the implementation of the BharatNet project through Public-Private Partnership model. Public-Private Partnership (PPP) involves collaboration between a government agency and a private-sector company that can be used to finance, build, and operate projects. The PPP Model

Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme

Recently, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a Reforms-based and Results-linked, Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme worth Rs. 3.03 trillion wherein the Centre’s share will be Rs. 97,631 crore. It aims to improve the operational efficiencies and financial sustainability of discoms (excluding Private Sector DISCOMs). Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme About: It will provide conditional financial assistance to strengthen the supply infrastructure

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