What is the trigger? Brent, the international benchmark for oil prices, crossed $80 a barrel this week, touching the highest level since November 2014. The current price is almost three times the cost in early 2016 when it was $29 a barrel. The trend may continue in the coming weeks and months, according to most … Continued
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Indore cleanest city The union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs declared Indore as the cleanest among 4,203 urban local bodies (ULBs) in the country in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 carried out earlier this year. This is the second time in a row that Indore — the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, venue for the … Continued
The Union Cabinet in February 2018 decided to bring a law to make life easier for small savers, especially those who save for girl children and senior citizens, and to “further strengthen the objective of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’”. The main objective, as stated by the Ministry of Finance, is to make implementation easier for … Continued
Swachh Survekshan 2018 Jharkhand has emerged as the best-performing State in terms of cleanliness, while Indore in Madhya Pradesh was adjudged the cleanest city in the country, according to the government swachhta survey released. Maharashtra stood second behind Jharkhand, while Chhattisgarh was at the third position in the category of ‘best-performing States’ in the ‘Swachh … Continued
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs as approved an initial Corpus of Rs.5,000 crore for setting up of a dedicated “Micro Irrigation Fund” (MIF) with NABARD under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). Details: 1. The allocation of Rs. 2,000 crore and Rs. 3,000 crore will be utilised during 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively. NABARD will … Continued
CBI had named her in Nirav Modi FIR State-run lender Allahabad Bank has decided to relieve its managing director and chief executive officer Usha Ananthasubramanian of her powers after she was named in the first information report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Rs. 13,800-crore Nirav Modi scam that defrauded Punjab National … Continued
Atal Pension Yojana (APY) Scheme’s subscriber base crossed 1 Crore on completion of 3 years of the Scheme launch. The current number of subscribers stands at 1.10 Crore. About Atal Pension Yojana Atal Pension Yojana (APY), a guaranteed Pension Scheme for citizens of India announced by the Government of India, is focused on the unorganised … Continued
Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) aims to get 80, 000 people imparted green skills and in filling the skill gaps in the environment sector. Under the programme, more than 30 programmes have been identified, which will be conducted in 84 institutions across the country. BACKGROUND OF GSDP: Realizing the need for developing the green skills, … Continued
The Directorate General of Hyrdrocarbons (DGH) had recently announced the completion of the first round of bidding under its new Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP), a part of its revamped Hyrdrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP) unveiled in March 2016. What is OALP? The policy was brought out in June 2017 and marked a departure … Continued
What is it? The ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India. It was launched in September 2017 on World Tourism Day by President Ram Nath Kovind. Under it, the government invites entities, including … Continued