Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS)

Context: The Reserve Bank has tightened reporting norms for the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). Now banks will be required to upload daily transaction-wise information undertaken by them under LRS. Other details: The Reserve Bank on Thursday tightened reporting norms for the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) under which an individual can transfer up to USD Read More …

e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office

Context: The government has launched the web-based application ‘e-FRRO’ (e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office) which aims to provide efficient visa related services online to foreigners visiting India. About ‘e-FRRO’ scheme: The e-FRRO scheme is aimed at building a centralized, transparent online platform for the foreigners to avail visa related services and Read More …

New technique developed to monitor coastal landforms

Indian Scientists have developed a remote sensing technique that uses satellite data to delineate between various coastal landforms like beaches, mangroves and marshes. This method can help monitor and understand impacts of natural disasters as well as human activities on coastal ecosystem. Distinguishing different landforms in coastal region remains a Read More …

India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway

Context:  Work on the 1,000 km-long India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) Trilateral Highway officially started with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) signing an agreement with a joint-venture (JV) between Punj Lloyd and Varaha Infra to upgrade the Yagyi-Kalewa section of the India-Myanmar Friendship Road in Myanmar. This is NHAI’s first international Read More …

World’s first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard

Context: An Indian-origin scientist in Australia has launched the world’s first microfactory that can transform the components from electronic waste items such as smartphones and laptops into valuable materials for re-use. More details: The e-waste microfactory has the potential to reduce the rapidly growing problem of vast amounts of electronic Read More …