GI tag for Telangana’s Adilabad dokra, Warangal Dhurries

Chennai based Geographical Indication Registry has awarded Geographical Indication (GI) Tag to two more craft forms from Telangana viz. Adilabad dokra and Warangal Dhurries. Adilabad Dokra is an ancient bell metal craft and Warangal Dhurries is a popular traditional cotton rug. Adilabad Dokra It is form of ancient bell metal craft practiced by Woj community Read More…

24 April: National Panchayati Raj Day

The National Panchayati Raj Diwas (Day) is celebrated every year in India on 24th April. . This day marks the passing of Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.  The passage of 73rd Amendment Act is hailed as defining moment in history of democratic India as it Read More…

Recommendations of Rajesh Bindal committee on Inter-country removal and retention of children

The Justice Rajesh Bindal committee has submitted on legal issues related to inter country removal & retention of children its report to Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). Along with its recommendation, Committee has also submitted draft legislation- International Child Abduction bill to the Government.  The WCD Ministry will be sharing the report with Read More…

Protected Area Permit regime: MHA allows foreign tourists to visit Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has relaxed six-decade-old protected area permit (PAP) regime to allow foreign tourists to access border areas of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur for five years with effect from April 1, 2018 with protected area permit (PAP). The move is being initiated to promote tourism, create job opportunities for the locals and Read More…

India highest recipient of Remittances in 2017: World Bank

According to recently released Migration and Development Brief by World Bank, India has retained top position as recipient of remittances with about $69 billion in 2017. India was followed by China ($64 billion), Philippines ($33 billion), Mexico ($31 billion), Nigeria ($22 billion) and Egypt ($20 billion). Key Highlights of Migration and Development Brief Global remittances: Read More…