Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS)

Context: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai, has prepared a draft of new Scheme called Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS) incorporating various guidelinesTurbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS). About the draft IWTCS: The IWTCS is a consolidation of relevant National and International Read More …

70% Youth Unaware of Govt’s Skill Development Programmes: WEF

Context: Though the government is aiming to skill 40 crore people by 2022 through its ‘Skill India’ program, the lack of awareness among youth about the government-run skill development programs is one of the key obstacles with about 70% of Indian youth is not aware of these schemes, according to a Read More …

Multi-Modal Terminal in Varanasi

Context: Prime Minister will inaugurate a Multi-Modal Terminal on River Ganga in Varanasi. About the Modal Terminal: The Multi-Modal Terminal in Varanasi is the first of three Multi-Modal Terminals being constructed on River Ganga. Started in June 2016. A total of three Multi-Modal Terminals and two Inter-modal Terminals are being constructed Read More …

Public Private Partnership (PPP) through Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the following: “In-principle” approval for leasing out six airports of AAI viz. Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru for operation, management and development under Public Private Partnership (PPP) through Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC). Constitution of an Read More …

Cabinet approves Laying down procedure and mechanism for sale of enemy shares

Context: The Union Cabinet has approved the mechanism and procedure for sale of the enemy shares. ‘In principle’ approval has been accorded for sale of enemy shares under the Custody of Ministry of Home Affairs/ Custodian of Enemy Property of India (CEPI), section 8A of the Enemy Property Act, 1968. Read More …

Advanced Motor Fuels Technology Collaboration Programme

Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has been apprised of India joining as Member of Advanced Motor Fuels Technology Collaboration Programme (AMF TCP)under International Energy Agency (IEA) on 9thMay, 2018.  AMF TCP works under the framework of International Energy Agency (IEA) to which India has “Association” status Read More …

UN World Food Programme and Alibaba join hands to achieve zero hunger

Context: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Alibaba Group (Alibaba), the world’s largest e-commerce company by transaction value, have entered into a strategic partnership to support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 a world with zero hunger. What exactly will come out of this partnership? Read More …

How GST and demonetisation impacted govt finances

Context: Widening the tax base and collecting more taxes has been a priority for the current government at the centre. This government’s two major economic disruptions—the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) and demonetisation—were justified in the name of raising tax compliance among other things. However, these moves have Read More …