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February 9, 2019

CONTEXT: Ministry of Women and Child development has come up with Draft Child Protection policy in the wake of Muzaffarpur Shelter abuse case on Supreme Court prodding. 

REQUIREMENT OF POLICY: 

  1. As on date there is no policy dedicated to the protection of the children...

January 27, 2019

Context:

  • Journal of Food Science study detected zearalenone in wheat, rice, corn and oats from markets in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Fungal toxins are commonly found in food, and can be a public health concern.

What is it?

  • It is a fungal toxin infesting cereals such a...

November 1, 2018

Context: Based on the observations made by Parliamentary Standing Committee and recommendation made by the National Commission for Women on the basis of consultation with civil society groups and likeminded individuals, WCD has proposed amendments in IRWA keeping in mi...

August 23, 2018

In August 2018, the honourable Supreme Court directed to close and seal resorts operating in corridors used by elephants in the Nilgiris. It was an applaudable move in order to protect the species whose livelihood depends on migratory corridors.

The National Heritage An...

July 8, 2018

About SCO:

  1. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the 

    1. Republic of Kazakhstan, 

    2. The...

July 4, 2018

A welcome sight at Mumbai airport is the tiny figure of Kabir, poet saint and weaver which many may overlook. 

Kabir enthralled people and inspired them with his devotional poems and songs of love and humanism. He wrote in vernacular Hindi, which was a mixture of B...

June 27, 2018

Context:

UNESCO has removed Belize reef from endangered World Heritage list.

About Belize Barrier Reef:

  1. It is the second largest barrier reef system, first being the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. It is the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

  2. Barrier reefs are...

June 15, 2018

LIMBS: Legal Information Management and Briefing System

In the wake of judicial pendency, LIMBS Is an initiative by Ministry of Law and Justice which aims to make government litigation more efficient.

With this, the information about cases involving 64 ministries/departm...

June 6, 2018

Context:

  1. Government has introduced the concept of Extended Producer responsibility (EPR) by the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

  2. As per the new rules, The producers, importers and brand owners who introduce the plastic carry bags, multi-layered plastic sa...

May 18, 2018

Why in news?

The phenomenon of Mumbai’s beaches glowing in the dark maybe a consequence of global warming and not industrial pollution, according to a year-long investigation by Indian and American scientists.

Why do the beaches glow?

Dinoflagellates are basically tiny pl...

May 17, 2018

Composition:

  1. One Chairman:

    • Officer of the level of Secretary to the Government of India.

  2. Four Technical Officers:

    • From the centre or states.

Aim:

  1. The "anti-profiteering" measures enshrined in the GST law provide an institutional m...

May 16, 2018

Ministry: Ministry of Power

Context: 

  1. In line with the energy conservation and efficiency policies of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the Ministry of Power, Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT)scheme under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (...

May 15, 2018

​Ministry : Ministry of Textiles

Objective: 

  1. The broad objective of the new scheme is to skill the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector covering the entire value chain of textiles, excluding spinning and weaving.

  2. The scheme targets...

May 14, 2018

Ministry: Ministry of Rural Development.

Context: 

  1. The Government of India has decided to launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). 

  2. AGEY wil...

May 6, 2018

Context: 

  1. Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan said that Centre is taking various steps to help the Sugar Industry.

  2. World Economic Outlook of International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that the international price...

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