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03/11/2019

MORE FAST TRACK COURTS FOR SPEEDY TRIAL OF RAPE CASES UNDER THE POCSO ACT

THE NEWS With annual funding of Rs 767.25 crore, the Law Ministry wants to set up 1,023 fast track courts for rape. THE PROPOSAL: The Department […]
03/09/2019

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN UNDER THE PRADHAN MANTRI UJJAWALA YOJANA (PMUY)

THE NEWS In an attempt to empower the poor women in the country, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). […]
03/09/2019

National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey

National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS 2018-19) The second National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey (NARSS 2018-19) was conducted by an independent verification agency (IVA) between November […]
03/08/2019

FLOOD MANAGEMENT & BORDER AREAS PROGRAMME APPROVED BY GOVERNMENT

THE NEWS The Union Cabinet has approved the “Flood Management and Border Areas Programme (FMBAP)” for Flood Management Works in India and River Management Activities and […]
03/07/2019

ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY PLUGS LOOPHOLE THAT LED TO INFLUX OF PLASTIC WASTE IN THE COUNTRY

THE NEWS The Central Government has plugged a ‘legal loophole’ that allowed the import of plastic waste into India for processing and has put a complete […]
03/06/2019

INDIA HAS 15 OUT OF 20 MOST POLLUTED CITIES IN THE WORLD: GREENPEACE

THE NEWS According to data released by IQAir AirVisual and Greenpeace, fifteen of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India, with Gurugram […]
03/05/2019

THREE-FOLD RISK INCREASE OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES FROM CROP RESIDUE BURNING, IFPRI

THE NEWS According to a new study from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and partner institutes, living in districts with air pollution […]
03/05/2019

FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE-CHALLENGES FACED BY IT

FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE-CHALLENGES FACED BY IT The Financial Action Task Force is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to […]
03/04/2019

Monetisation of Non-Core Asset of Central Public Sector Undertakings

THE NEWS To monetize non-core assets, NITI Aayog has been tasked with drawing up a list of non-core assets of various CPSEs (both healthy and sick […]
03/02/2019

OCEAN WARMING CAUSING ‘SUSTAINABLE’ FISH STOCK TO DROP STUDY FINDS

THE NEWS According to new research published in journal Science, the fish population is declining as oceans are warming up, putting a key source of food […]

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