Atal Bhujal Yojana

Context: The World Bank has approved Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY), a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development  and Ganga Rejuvenation. The scheme is  to be implemented over a period of five years from 2018-19 to 2022-23, with World Bank assistance.  About the Yojana: Atal Bhujal Read More …

What’s polluting the air of India’s major cities?

Context: While Delhi, India’s capital city, may be notorious for smog episodes and choking air that is now changing the colour of Taj Mahal, at least dozens of other Indian cities are dealing with severe pollution too. Unfortunately, rural areas are just as badly affected by poor air. In 2015, Read More …

Baba Kalyani heads group to study SEZ Policy

Government of India has constituted a group of eminent persons to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Policy of India. The SEZ Policy was implemented from 01st April, 2000. Subsequently the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 was passed by Parliament in May, 2005 and received Presidential assent on the 23rd of June, Read More …

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved funding for the for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) continuation programme (Phase-I) consisting of ten (10) GSLV (Mk-III) flights. The GSLV Mk-III continuation Programme – Phase 1 is the first phase of operational flights that will enable the launch Read More …

India and Oman

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister was apprised of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India represented by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Oman represented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications on Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. This MoU shall enable the Read More …

Inter-Linking of Rivers

Ken-Betwa interlinking Project: The Ken-Betwa ILR project aims to transfer surplus water from the Ken River to the Betwa basin through concrete canal to irrigate India’s worst drought-prone Bundelkhand region. It is India’s first inter-State river interlinking project The main feature of the project is a 230-km long canal and Read More …

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III Continuation Programme

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has approved the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Continuation Programme (Phase 6)  and funding of thirty PSLV operational flights under the Programme. The Programme will also meet the launch requirement of satellites for Earth observation, Navigation and Space Sciences. This will also Read More …

India and Denmark

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Denmark on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development in April, 2018. Details The objective of this MoU is to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of Read More …

India and Netherlands

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Netherlands on technical cooperation in the field of Spatial Planning, Water Management and Mobility Management. Objective: The objectives of this MoU are to promote and strengthen the collaboration between the Read More …

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India

The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) came into existence in 1987. It is a national-level apex organization functioning under the administrative control of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India. TRIFED has its registered and Head Office located in New Delhi and has a network of 13 Read More …