Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute

Recently, several IED (Improvised Explosive Device) blasts were carried out inside Cachar district of Assam allegedly by miscreants from Mizoram. These blasts signal the re-emergence of long-unresolved Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute. The boundary issue between Assam and Mizoram has existed since the formation of Mizoram — first as a union territory in 1972, and then as a

Delay in Aadhaar Enrolment due to Incomplete NRC: Assam

The Aadhaar enrolment of more than 27 lakh people in Assam has become uncertain/delayed because of the delay in completing the process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The biometrics of these people were frozen after the publication of the NRC in August 2019. The Centre had earlier been asked to unfreeze the biometrics since the NRC was

Fertiliser Self-Sufficiency

Recently, the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers has reviewed the initiatives of the Department of Fertilisers for making India Atmanirbhar in Fertilisers. The Government is planning to liberalise Market Development Assistance (MDA) policy to promote the use of alternative fertilisers. Fertiliser Self-Sufficiency MDA Policy: MDA policy was earlier limited to city compost only. There were demands to expand this policy by incorporating organic waste like Biogas, Green

Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has demanded an additional $200 billion fund flow to developing countries from various sources to manage nature through 2030. It is one of many demands and targets that have been set through 2030 in the official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework. Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Background: Biodiversity,

BHIM – UPI Launched in Bhutan

The Union Minister of Finance of India along with her counterpart, the Finance Minister of Bhutan has jointly launched Bharat Interface for Money – Unified Payments Interface (BHIM-UPI) in Bhutan. The payment system was launched by NPCI International Payments Ltd. (NIPL), the international arm of National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), in partnership with the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) of Bhutan. BHIM

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