Year End Report 2018- Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP)/ Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) This is a paradigm shift from Production Sharing Contract (PSC) regime to Revenue Sharing Contract (RSC) regime based on the principle of ease of doing business. It provides for single License for exploration and production of conventional as well Read More …

Manodhairya Yojana scheme

A special court in Maharashtra recently ordered recovery of Rs 2 lakh compensationfrom a woman who had initially alleged she had been raped but later turned hostile. The compensation had been given to her under the Manodhairya Yojana, set up by the state government through a government resolution (GR) in August Read More …

Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT)

Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), a major and unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM. For implementing ARPIT, 75 discipline-specific institutions have been identified and notified as National Resource Centres (NRCs) in the first phase, which are tasked to prepare Read More …

Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP)

Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) is a three weeks Flagship leadership development training programme (2 weeks domestic and one week foreign training) for second level academic functionaries in public funded higher education institutions. The main objective is to prepare second tier academic heads who are potentially likely to assume leadership roles Read More …

Operation Greens

Context: Ministry of Food Processing Industries(MoFPI) has approved the operationalisation strategy for Operation Greens today. Operation Greens was announced in the Budget speech of 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs 500 crores to stabilize the supply of Tomato, Onion and Potato(TOP) crops and to ensure availability of TOP crops throughout Read More …

Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)

Context: The Minister of Human Resource Development, launched   the web portal of the Scheme “Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)”. SPARC scheme aims at improving the research ecosystem of India’s higher educational institutions by facilitating academic and research collaborations between Indian Institutions and the best institutions in the Read More …

Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS)

Context: The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the web portal of the Scheme “Impactful Policy Research in Social Sciences (IMPRESS)” in New Delhi today.  Under the Scheme, 1500 research projects will be awarded for 2 years to support the social science research in the higher educational Read More …

Atal Innovation Mission

Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) is NITI Aayog’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India AIM has been established to create and promote an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in a holistic manner through various initiatives at school, university and industry levels The Atal Innovation Mission Read More …

Operation Green Scheme

Context: Recently the Central Cabinet is likely to consider a proposal to launch a new scheme ‘Operation Green’. About Operation Green The Operation Green or the TOP Scheme is a simple scheme, announced in this year’s Budget, will be implemented on a pilot basis for two years after the Cabinet nod. Read More …

PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana

Context: Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) is a comprehensive package which will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet. Highlights of the Scheme: The scheme will be implemented by Ministry of Read More …