India 100th on Global Hunger Index

India has a “serious” hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index — behind North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan, according to a report. Other Facts & Figures The country’s serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines Read More …

SANKALP & STRIVE Schemes to boost Skill India Mission

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister has approved two new World Bank supported schemes of Rs. 6,655 crore – Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE).  About the Scheme: SANKALP and STRIVE are outcome focused Read More …

India and Morocco

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister  has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Morocco on cooperation in the field of water resources. The MoU intends to enhance cooperation in the field of water resources development and management within the framework Read More …

IALA to change its status from NGO to Inter-Governmental Organization

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has given its approval for International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) to change its status from Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO).  The move will facilitate “to foster the safe, economic and efficient movement of vessels”. Read More …