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PRAKHAR: Delhi Police’s anti-street crime vans

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik flagged off 15 ‘PRAKHAR’ vans from the police headquarters at ITO, New Delhi. The vans are special vehicles to curb street crimes in the national capital.  The new vans are in addition to already operational 15 ‘PRAKHAR’ vans launched in September 2019, thus taking the total number of vans plying Read More…

Himachal Pradesh: 2,000 Panchayats under Natural Farming

Around 2,209 panchayats were brought under natural farming under Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana. The State is promoting Organic and Zero Budget Naturna Farming under the scheme. ContentsFeaturesPrakritik Kheti Khushal Kisan Scheme Features Under the scheme, a target of 50,000 farmers have been set for the year 2019. So far 20,579 farmers have been trained. Read More…

Commemorative Coin released on Paramahansa Yogananda

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitaraman released a commemorative coin on Paramahansa Yogananda to mark his 125th birth anniversary on October 29, 2019. Paramahansa Yogananda Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian monk, guru and yogi who introduced millions of teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Self-Realization Fellowship. He Read More…

Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Parv

The Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Parv is to be inaugurated by Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. It is organized by Kendra Vidhyalaya Sangathan under Ministry of HRD. ContentsHighlights of the eventKendra Vidya Sangathan Highlights of the event The event is organized to showcase the spirit of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat”. It Read More…

Vice President unveils 15-point reform on Parliament Functioning

On October 29, 2019, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a 15-point reform charter for a new political normal to enable effective functioning of the Parliament and State Legislatures. The Charter The pre and post Legislative Impact should be assessed The functioning of Department related Standing Committees of Parliament should be ensured through longer tenures instead Read More…

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde (aged 63) was appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India (CJI). His Warrant of Appointment was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind under Article 124 of the Constitution of India. He will take oath as the next head of the Indian judiciary on 18 November 2019, a day after incumbent Ranjan Read More…

What is IndiGen Genome project?

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has conducted a Whole Genome Sequencing of around 1,008 Indians from different populations across country in order to generate data on genetic diseases and to know risk of genetic diseases in future generations. The project is called as IndiGen Genome project. Highlights of IndiGen Genome project In Read More…

Nelloptodes gretae: Tiny beetle named after climate activist Greta Thunberg

Scientists at the British Natural History Museum in London, UK have officially named a tiny species of beetle that was discovered more than 50 years ago as ‘Nelloptodes gretae’, to honour the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist’s ‘outstanding contribution’ in raising global awareness of climate change. About Nelloptodes gretae It is an arthropod, which has no Read More…