Bank of International Settlement

BIS is international financial organisation owned by 60 member central banks, representing countries from around the world (about 95% of world GDP) including India. Established in 1930, BIS is the world’s oldest international financial organization. It fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as bank for central banks. It carries out its work Read More …

Non-Communicable Diseases Rise in India: Report

Context: As incomes rose over the last 26 years, India’s burden of disease shifted: More deaths in India (61.8%) in 2016 were due to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, while in 1990 more deaths (53.6%) were due to communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional (CMMND) Read More …

Rajasthan conversion Bill returned by Centre

Context: The Religious Freedom Bill passed by the Rajasthan Assembly in 2008, aimed at banning forcible religious conversions, was returned by the Union government as it deviated from the national policy. Recent Issues: According to the Union Home Ministry, the Bill was sent back for “further clarifications.” The State government has said Read More …

Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team

APCERT is coalition of CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) and CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams) located in Asia Pacific region. It operational mandate is to contribute to the Internet security with in the region, based on information sharing, trust and cooperation. It aims to help create a safe, clean Read More …

South Asia Economic Summit

The 10th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES) was held at Kathmandu. The theme of three day summit is “Deepening Economic Integration for Inclusive and Sustainable Development in South Asia”. The summit was organised by National Planning Commission and Ministry of Commerce of Nepal and South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics Read More …

ACCESSIBLE INDIA CAMPAIGN

Accessible India Campaign (AIC) is the nationwide flagship campaign of the <a “=””>Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The aim of the Campaign is to make a barrier free and conducive environment for Divyangjans all over the country.  It was launched by the Prime Read More …