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What is SDG Dashboard launched by Statistics Ministry?

Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) launched India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. It was launched on occasion of National Statistics Day (on June 29) which marks birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis. ContentsAbout SDG DashboardWhat are Read More…

30 June: International Day of Parliamentarism

Every year 30 June is celebrated across the world as International Day of Parliamentarism. It marks day of establishment of Inter-Parliamentary Union, the global organization of parliaments in 1889. ContentsAbout International Day of ParliamentarismAbout Inter-Parliamentary UnionFacts About Parliaments About International Day of Parliamentarism Background: It was established by United Nations General Assembly in 2018 by Read More…

India sign Rs.200 crore deal with Russia to acquire Strum Ataka

India has signed Rs.200 crore deal with Russia for acquiring Strum Ataka anti-tank missile for its fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers of Indian Air Force (IAF). This deal comes in wake of an IAF’s attempt to keep itself battle-ready in situations like post-Balakot aerial strikes. ContentsKey HighlightsWhat is Emergency Clause? Key Highlights This Rs.200 crore Read More…

1 July: GST Day

1st July 2019 is being celebrated as GST (Goods & Services Tax) Day. This year marks the 2nd anniversary of implementation of historic tax reform of Goods & Services Tax. ContentsBackgroundGST Day 2019What is GST? Background First GST Day was celebrated on 1 July 2018, as to mark the first anniversary of new indirect tax Read More…

Aparna Kumar becomes 1st IPS Officer to complete 7 Summits Challenge

Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and DIG Frontier in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Aparna Kumar recently scaled North America’s Highest Peak Denali (20,310 feet) in Alaska, USA. With this she became 1st civil servant to climb the rare mountain. She scaled this summit in her 3rd attempt. ContentsKey HighlightsWhat is ‘Seven Summits’ Challenge? Key Highlights Read More…

29 June: National Statistics Day

National Statistics Day is observed every year on 29 June to popularize use of Statistics in everyday life and sensitize public as to how Statistics helps in shaping and framing policies. 2019 is the 13th edition of National Statistics Day. ContentsAbout National Statistics DayAbout PC Mahalanobis About National Statistics Day Objective: To create public awareness Read More…

NALCO to get President’s award for excellent CSR in social development

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), an Odisha-based Navaratna Company has been selected for President’s award for utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in social development. NALCO was selected for its Aliali Jhia Scheme. ContentsAbout Aliali JhiaAbout National Aluminium Company LimitedWhat is Corporate Social Responsibility? About Aliali Jhia In 2015 NALCO started a scheme called Read More…

Goa Govt. approves amendment to Factories Act to allow Women in Night Shifts

The state government of Goa recently approved an amendment to Factories Act 1948 which will allow deployment of women in night shifts (from 7pm to 6 am) in industries. It is a welcome step taken by Goa government towards women empowerment. ContentsKey HighlightsWhat is Factories Act 1948? Key Highlights The Amendment Bill was approved by Read More…