Emergency Response Support System (ERSS)

Context: The Union Home Minister launched Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for the State of Nagaland at Kohima, coinciding with the Formation Day of Nagaland and the inaugural day of Hornbill Festival 2018. About the system: Residents in Nagaland do not require to remember multiple helpline numbers now. They can Read More …

Hornbill Festival and Nagaland

Context: The Union Home Minister inaugurated the hugely popular Hornbill Festival 2018 in Kohima, coinciding with the Formation Day of Nagaland.  Synopsis from PIB: Nearly 50% of Nagaland population is below 25 years. Nagaland is geographically located at a vantage point.  It is the gateway to the South-East Asia. North-East Read More …

The Indian Delegation At COP-24

Context: The 24th meeting of Conference of Parties (COP-24) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held at Katowice, Poland from 2nd December 2018 to 14th December 2018. COP-24 is very significant as it is expected to finalise guidelines for implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted in Read More …

Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS)

Context: Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), popularly referred to as drones, are a technology platform with wide-ranging applications. Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR): In August 2018, India had announced the release of its Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) to enable safe flying of RPAS in India. The CAR detailed the obligations of Read More …

Blue Economy

Context: Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has said that Blue Economy is very crucial for India’s economic development.  The conference is being organized by Kenya, with Canada and Japan as co-hosts. Shri Gadkari will address the conference tomorrow. Blue Economy under Read More …

Logix India 2019

Context: Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, has launched the logo and brochure of Logix India 2019 in New Delhi. About Logix India It will enable effective international trade logistics and help provide efficient and cost-effective flow of goods on which other commercial sectors depend. The Minister called Read More …

Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)

Context: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister has approved continuation of the nine sub-schemes of the umbrella scheme “Atmosphere & Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems & Services (ACROSS)” during 2017-2020.   It will be implemented by the Ministry of Earth Sciences through its institutes namely India Meteorological Read More …

PAISA Portal

Context: A centralized electronic platform for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) named “PAiSA – Portal for Affordable Credit and Interest Subvention Access”, was launched. About the Platform: The web platform has been designed and developed by Allahabad Bank which is the Nodal Read More …

Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP)

Context: Recently the Union Health Ministry did soft-launch of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) segment of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) in seven states today. About Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) IHIP is real time, village-wise, case based electronic health information system with GIS tagging which will help in Read More …

Himalayan State Regional Council

Context:  NITI Aayog has constituted the ‘Himalayan State Regional Council’ to ensure sustainable development of the Indian Himalayan region. More about the Council: Composition:  The Himalayan State Regional Council will be chaired by the Dr VK Saraswat, Member, NITI Aayog and will consist of the Chief Secretaries of the Himalayan States as Read More …