Pagri Sambhal Movement

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is celebrating 23rd February as Pagri Sambhal Diwas, honoring the memory of Ajit Singh-founder of the Pagri Sambhaal Movement of 1907. Farmer unions part of the ongoing protests in Delhi claims that farm laws passed by Parliament will ultimately force them to sell their land to corporates. It was a similar complaint

Black-Necked Crane

Recently, a group of Buddhist monks in Tawang district has opposed the Arunachal Pradesh government’s renewed push for hydropower projects. The proposed projects would not only affect the nesting grounds of the endangered Black-Necked Crane but also threaten several holy Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the region. Black-Necked Crane: Keypoints About: Both the sexes are almost of the same size

Anti-Dumping Duty on Steel

Recently, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated a probe to review the need for the continuing imposition of anti-dumping duty on certain types of steel products imported from China, following complaints from domestic industry. The duty on certain steel products was first imposed in February 2017 and is set to expire on

Jal Jeevan Mission

Every rural household has drinking water supply in adequate quantity of prescribed quality on regular and long-term basis at affordable service delivery charges leading to improvement in living standards of rural communities. Jal Jeevan Mission: Jal Jeevan Mission is to assist, empower and facilitate: States/ UTs in planning of participatory rural water supply strategy for

Swachha Bharat Mission (GRAMIN)

To accelerate the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put the focus on sanitation, the Prime Minister of India had launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October 2014.  Under the mission, all villages, Gram Panchayats, Districts, States and Union Territories in India declared themselves “open-defecation free” (ODF) by 2 October 2019, the

Blue Revolution And Integrated Development And Management Of Fisheries

It aims to achieve economic prosperity of the country and the fishers and fish farmers as well as contribute towards food and nutritional security through potential utilization of water resources for fisheries development in a sustainable manner, keeping in view the bio-security and environmental concerns. The scheme will focus on tapping the full production potential

IAEA – Iran Deal over Nuclear Inspections

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

IIT Council’s Recommendations

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

Animal Husbandry | What is It?

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

Go Electric Campaign | E-Mobility & EV Charging

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

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