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Anindita Neogy Anaam honoured with National Nritya Shiromani award

Kathak exponent Anindita Neogy Anaam has been honoured with the prestigious National Nritya Shiromani award for her contribution towards preserving and promoting the dance form across the world. The award was conferred during the 10th Cuttack Mahotsav: International Dance and Music festival. Cuttack Mahotsav: International Dance and Music Festival The Cuttack Mahotsav is an International Dance and Music festival organised by Utkal Yuva Read More…

Pakistan withdraws on-arrival visa facility for Afghan Nationals

Pakistan has decided to withdraw the facility of on-arrival visas for Afghan nationals. Pakistan has cited security risks and the spike in terror attacks as the reasons for the withdrawal. Now the Afghan Nationals are required to apply for a visa from Pakistani missions in Afghanistan. New Visa Policy for Afghans As per the new Read More…

Parliament passes RTE amendment Bill

The Parliament has given its approval for the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018. What was the amendment proposed? The features of the amendment proposed are: The amendment bill does away with the no-detention policy mentioned in the law. The amendment bill now leaves it to the states to decide Read More…

Parliament passes NCTE amendment Bill

The Parliament has given its approval to the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The bill aims to protect the interest of the students who had completed courses from unrecognized institutes. Features of the Bill The important features of the bill are: The Bill grants retrospective recognition to institutions offering teacher education courses Read More…

How Metro Policy 2017 can be made more effective?

The Metro rail Policy 2017 was released by the central government to issue clear directives for undertaking Metro rail projects in various urban centres. The policy was a welcome change from the meandering development in the Metro rail sphere happening all over the country. Components of the Metro Policy 2017 The Metro Policy 2017 laid out Read More…

Go Green Initiatives in Indian Railways

Railways form the backbone of the Indian Transportation System. The Railways has undertaken following measures under its Go Green initiatives: Ministry of Railways has planned to set up 1000 Mega Watt (MW) solar power by 2020-21. This would help Railways to source about 10% of its electrical energy from renewable source. Wind energy plants of Read More…

Union Cabinet approves amendments to the Trade Union Act, 1926

The Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the amendment to the Trade Union Act, 1926. Amendments Proposed The amendment bill provides for inserting of section 10A in the Trade Union Act, 1926 to power centre and state governments to recognize trade unions and federation of trade unions at central as Read More…

Measures to tackle stubble burning

Stubble burning in states such as Haryana and Punjab is a major cause of air pollution in north India in October and November. The stubble burning is one of the main reasons for the higher level of pollutants in the air in the National Capital Region. The Central government has initiated following steps to reduce Read More…