Nirbhaya Fund

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has approved projects worth Rs 2,919 crore under Nirbhaya Fund for creating eight safe cities. They are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow. The projects for safe cities will have a special focus on women safety in public spaces and Read more…

Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas

Odisha Government has launched ‘Ama Gaon, Ama Vikas’ (Our Village, our development) programme to reach out to people in rural areas and involve themselves in developmental activities.As part of it, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off mobile video vans that will move across the state to highlight various welfare schemes Read more…

Know India Program (KIP)

40 participants of Indian Origin from 9 countries attended 46th edition of Know India Programme (KIP). Madhya Pradesh was partner state of this edition. As part of the initiative participants visited Madhya Pradesh, Parliament House, President’s House and attended orientation programme at the Foreign Service Institute Know India Programmes (KIP) Read more…

SUVIDHA: 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin under Janaushadhi Pariyojana.

The Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers has launched ‘Suvidha’, a 100% Oxo-biodegradable Sanitary Napkin, under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP). It was launched by Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananthkumar on the occasion of International Woman’s day. The affordable Suvidha sanitary napkins will be Read more…

Agrarian distress

India is mainly an agricultural country. Agriculture is the most important occupation for 60% of the population either directly or indirectly. It is the basic foundation of economic development. It is not merely a source of livelihood but a way of life. It is the main source of food, fodder Read more…

Pro-agriculture Budget-2018

Background: This year’s budget is being termed pro-agriculture (increased outlays to the agricultural sector and initiation of various programmes). But, closer scrutiny of the three major measures announced shows it may be less effective to tackle the agrarian distress. There are some real challenges confronting them. 1st Measure: Raising the Read more…

SC allows Passive Euthanasia

Key pointers: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court recently passed an order allowing passive euthanasia in the country. The apex court, recognising “living will” made by terminally-ill patients who are likely to go into a permanent vegetative state, laid down guidelines for the same. The guidelines include who would Read more…

Why is Jerusalem in news now?

Recently, US President Donald Trump’s pledge to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has caused controversy across the world. He also announced his plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Let’s analyse the implications of US Embassy in Jerusalem. What is the capital of Israel? Read more…