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PM Inaugurates International Rice Research Institute’s South Asia Regional Centre

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the International Rice Research Institute South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC) in Varanasi. It is the sixth campus of IRRI SARC. The institute will complement the government’s effort to double farmer’s income by 2022. IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (IRRI SARC) The components of the IRRI SARC are: The education and training arm Read More…

Proposals for implementation of Mahila Police Volunteer Scheme approved

The proposal from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh for the implementation of Mahila Police Volunteer Scheme has been approved by the union government. Haryana was the first state to adopt the initiative of Mahila Police Volunteer at Karnal and Mahindergarh District on a pilot basis under the Nirbhaya Read More…

Factsheet: Initiatives to deal with cyber crimes against women

Data suggests that Every second, one woman in India gets tricked to be a victim of cyber crimes. The online platform has now become an avenue where a woman’s dignity, privacy and security is increasingly being challenged every moment. Hence to address the cybercrimes against women, the government has initiated the following initiatives: Cyber Crime Read More…

Bimal Jalan Panel on Economic Capital Framework

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up an expert committee, headed by its former governor Bimal Jalan, to suggest how the central bank should handle its reserves and whether it can transfer its surplus to the government. The committee will submit its report within 90 days of its first meeting. The expert committee headed Read More…

Union Cabinet approves the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018. The bill seeks to replace the existing regulator, the Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM). Features of the Bill The salient features of the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018 are: The bill provides for Read More…

National Commission for Homeopathy Bill, 2018 gets cabinet approval

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Commission for Homeopathy bill, 2018. The National Commission for Homeopathy seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council of Homoeopathy. Features of the Bill The salient features of the draft National Commission for Homeopathy bill are: Constitution of a national commission with three autonomous boards. The Homoeopathy Education Board to be vested with Read More…

Postal Stamp dedicated to Nabin Chandra Das, inventor of Rosogolla launched in West Bengal

A postal stamp dedicated to Nabin Chandra Das, inventor of Rosogolla was launched on the inaugural day of the three-day festival, Bagbazar-O-Rosogolla Utsob marking the 150th year of its invention. Bagbazar-O-Rasogolla Utsob Bagbazar O Rosogolla Utsob, a three-day Rosogolla Utsav is being held at Bagbazar, Kolkata as a tribute to Nabin Chandra Das, inventor of Read More…

Union Cabinet approves budget for Gaganyaan project

The Union Cabinet has approved a budget of Rs 10,000 crore for India’s Gaganyaan project. The allocation of the budget comes after the announcement of Prime Minister that, an Indian would travel to space in an Indian spacecraft by 2022 in his 2018 Independence Day speech. About the Mission The salient features of the Gaganyaan Read More…