KUSUM Scheme

Context: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme with the objective of providing financial and water security to farmers. Aout KUSUM Scheme The scheme would provide extra income to farmers, by giving them an option to sell additional power Read More …

Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)

Context: For the overall empowerment of Divyangajan, a Regional Conference on Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) was organized by the Dept. of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. About Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)  The umbrella Central Sector Scheme called the “Scheme to Promote Voluntary Read More …

Cabinet Approves Proposal to Align with Global Trademark System

Context:  Recently Cabinet approves proposal for accession of India to: The Nice Agreement on the International classification of goods and services for the purposes of registration of marks. The Vienna Agreement for setting up an International classification of the figurative elements of marks. The Locarno Agreement for establishing an International classification for industrial designs. Significance and Read More …

National Knowledge Network

Context:  India has decided to extend its National Knowledge Network to Bangladesh. About NKK: NKN is a multi-gigabit pan-India network which facilitates the development of India’s communications infrastructure, stimulates research and creates next generation applications and services. With its multi-gigabit capability, NKN aims to connect all universities, research institutions, libraries, laboratories, Read More …

Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP)

Context: The World Bank, the Government of India and representatives of 5 States of Government of India and Implementing Agencies signed here in New Delhi today the Loan Agreement for Additional Financing of $137 Million for the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) that will help rehabilitate and modernize over 220 selected large dams in Read More …

India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)

Context:  Recently India Cooling Action Plan Launched. Significance: India is the first country in world to develop such a document (ICAP), which addresses cooling requirement across sectors and lists out actions which can help reduce the cooling demand. The overarching goal is to provide sustainable cooling and thermal comfort for all Read More …

National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage

Context:  The Union Cabinet has approved setting up of a National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage. About National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Storage: The Mission will have an Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee chaired by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NITI Aayog to promote clean, connected, shared, sustainable and holistic mobility initiatives. The Read More …

Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)

Context:  The Union Cabinet has approved the “Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)” for Flood Management Works in entire country and River Management Activities and works related to Border Areas for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. Salient features: The Scheme “FMBAP” has been framed by merging the components of two continuing XII Read More …

Measures to promote Hydro Power Sector

Context: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, has approved Measures to promote Hydro Power Sector. These include Declaring Large Hydropower Projects (HPO) as part of non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Details: Large Hydropower Projects to be declared as  Renewable  Energy source (as per existing practice, only hydropower projects Read More …

Swachh Survekshan awards 2019

Context:  The Swachh Survekshan awards 2019 were recently conferred by President Ram Nath Kovind. Swachh Survekshan 2019 covered all urban local bodies in the country, making it the largest such cleanliness survey in the world. Performance of various countries: Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year. The second Read More …