The latest data on output at the eight core industries point to tentative signs that the pandemic caused economic contraction may have begun to bottom out(get worse).
These are extraordinarily difficult times for our nation and the world. People are gripped with the fear of disease and death from COVID-19.
The National Education Policy (NEP) emphatically makes the case for early childhood care and education (ECCE).
In the month since China imposed the controversial national security law in Hong Kong.
The first-quarter data on central government accounts has been released by the Controller General of Accounts.
The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is the first universal basic income-type of scheme targeted towards landed farmers.
The Centre has announced further relaxations in the lockdown that began on March 25 to combat the COVID-19 pandemic although the numbers are unrelenting. The third phase will now take effect from August 5.
The Taliban’s decision to cease fire(suspension of fighting) for 3 days during Id-ul-Adha has come as a relief for Afghans who have seen unabated(unstopped) violence despite a peace agreement between the insurgents and the U.S.
On July 12, Fridays for Future India (FFF), a collective of young environmental campaigners, received a notice from the Delhi police that accused it of committing offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The Supreme Court disposed(disapprove) of a petition by J&K Congress leader Saifuddin Soz’s wife challenging his “illegal detention”
In a recent address to leaders of the US-India Business Council, Prime Minister highlighted the growth and gaps in India’s digital economy.
The Union Minister for Electronics and IT launched India’s National Artificial Intelligence Portal called www.ai.gov.in.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has refused to disclose details on the creation and operation of the PM CARES Fund, telling a Right to Information applicant that the fund is “not a public authority” under the ambit of the RTI Act, 2005
China has issued a statement reiterating its long-standing objections to the presence of the US THAAD missile defence system in South Korea.
The UN Command led by the United States, found that North Korea and South Korea were both guilty of violating armistice agreement following a recent incident involving gunfire along the Demilitarised Zone between the two countries.
The Department of Biotechnology has taken several proactive measures to streamline the biosafety regulation and to facilitate researchers and industries which are undertaking research and development in Recombinant DNA Technology and Hazardous Microorganisms.
The Ministry of Minority Affairs has released a set of 5 infographics to highlight the initiatives and achievements of the Ministry over the last six years
The Punjab & Haryana High Court has ruled that the use of caste-based remarks during a phone call does not constitute an offence under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
Families of several migrants who died on board the Shramik Specials can be given compensation under the “eggshell principle" as per a former chairman of the Railway Claims Tribunal (RCT).
Recent remarks by the Indian Army chief implying that Nepal was raising imaginary border claims with India at China’s behest could hit the relations between the Indian Army and the Nepalaese origin Gurkha soldiers.
The recent pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of cities, especially the smaller towns.
The current geopolitical scenario calls for deepening relations between India and South Korea.
Recently India Ideas Summit has been concluded with the theme ‘Building a Better Future’.
On the occasion of the birth anniversaries of great freedom fighters - Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad, the Vice President of India paid rich tributes to them.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently issued the formal Government Sanction Letter for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) to women officers in the Army.
The index of eight core industries dropped 15 per cent in June compared to a 22 per cent decline in May. It had declined 37 per cent in April. This is the fourth consecutive month of contraction in the core sector.
The United States contracted by 33 per cent in the second quarter making it the sharpest GDP decline in its history. While China’s 3.2 per cent year-on-year GDP growth announced recently showed a clear recovery in consumption trends.
The US House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the Gandhi-King Exchange Act and the bill is set to establish an exchange programme between the United States and India in order to share knowledge on and study the legacies of Gandhi and Luther King Jr.
The Union Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has released a booklet on “Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP)”.
National Commission for Minorities organised a virtual conference on the occasion of Muslim Women Rights Day, celebrated on August 1st.
The High Level Group (HLEG) on Agricultural Exports set up by the Fifteenth Finance Commission has submitted its report.
The U.S. President Donald recently triggered a new controversy by suggesting that the November Presidential elections be delayed due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Foreign Minister of Nepal recently said that the 1947 agreement among India, Nepal, and the United Kingdom that deals with the military service of Gorkha soldiers has become redundant.
The government has set up a panel headed by the department of economic affairs (DEA) secretary Tarun Bajaj to select four new members for the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
New analysis from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that millions of people in India above the international poverty line cannot afford a healthy or nutritious diet.
Early marriage and early pregnancy play a central role in many of the problems associated with women.
The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has launched four schemes of department of Pharmaceuticals for promotion of domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs and medical devices parks in the country .
Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd. (SIIPL) has conducted a clinical trial of a recombinant BCG vaccine candidate, VPM1002.
According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, India has ranked third among the top 10 countries that have gained in forest areas in the last decade.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set stringent conditions for commercial groundwater use, asking authorities to be tightfisted in granting permits, initiating swift punitive action in case of breaches and mandating third-party compliance audit of businesses every year.
With the covid-19 pandemic having halted the progress of several public health programmes, a study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned that India may miss the national target to end AIDS by 2030.
Rajasthan Governor returned the fresh proposal by the state Cabinet – seeking to convene a session of the Assembly on 31 July which has raised fresh legal questions on the powers of the Governor.
Forest Experts believe close to 60 big cats are present in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR).
The government has come up with Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2020, which seems to dilute 2006 notification.
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, and Earth sciences spoke at an event to celebrate the Foundation Day of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
New Delhi is unlikely to alter its engagement with the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) despite a host of offensive measures announced recently to reduce its trade and investment links with China.
A recent report, ‘Taking the Temperature’, by the British Council in association with FICCI and Art X, spoke of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the creative economy.
Calls for a westward shift in India’s foreign policy appear misplaced as engagement with Russia and China still does matter.
The Union Environment Ministry has released the detailed report of Tiger Census on the eve of Global Tiger Day to be celebrated on July 29th.
The Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) has approached the Supreme Court of India to win back its 6 MLAs, who have joined the ruling party in Rajasthan.