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National Scholarship Portal Mobile App (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched the country’s first “National Scholarship Portal Mobile App” (NSP Mobile App) here today. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Naqvi said that this “National Scholarship Portal Mobile App” will ensure a smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections. He said … Continued

INDO-MONGOLIA joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018 (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Indo-Mongolia joint exercise Nomadic Elephant-2018, commenced at Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) Five Hills Training Area, Ullanbaatar, Mongolia. The 12 days long joint exercise will be conducted from 10 Sep to 21 Sep 2018. About exercise Exercise Nomadic Elephant is an annual, bilateral exercise since 2006 which is designed to strengthen the partnership between Indian Army … Continued

IOWave18 (Relevant for GS Prelims)

India, along with 23 otherIndian Ocean Nations, participated in a major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock exercise (drill) on 4th& 5thSeptember, 2018. The Exercise, known as IOWave18,was organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, which coordinated the setting up of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS) in the aftermath of the … Continued

Innovation Cell and Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) launched by M/o HRD to foster culture of innovation in Higher Education Institutions (Relevant for GS Prelims)

The Union Minister for HRD  Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the Innovation Cell and Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) at AICTE, New Delhi today. MHRD Innovation Cell (MIC) Innovation cell is MHRD’s initiative established at AICTE with a purpose to systematically foster the culture of Innovation in all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across … Continued

Krishna Kutir, a home for 1000 widows (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Krishna Kutir is a special home for 1000 widows set up by the Ministry of Women & Child Development under Swadhar Greh scheme of the Ministry and is the largest ever facility of its kind created by a government organization. The New Home for Widows, Krishna Kutir has been constructed on 1.4 hectare of land … Continued

Restoring dignity: on stigma attached to leprosy

Stigma attached to leprosy It has long been a blot on Indian society that while leprosy is completely curable, there lingers a social stigma attached to it. Even more shocking is that colonial laws that predate leprosy eradication programmes and medical advancements remain on the statute book. These were unconscionably discriminatory from the beginning, but … Continued

“PARIVESH” – an environmental single window hub for Environment, Forest, Wildlife and CRZ clearances launched (Relevant for GS Prelims)

PARIVESH (Pro-Active and Responsive facilitation byInteractive, Virtuous and Environmental Single-window Hub) is a Single-Window Integrated Environmental Management System. What are the features of PARIVES? The main highlights of PARIVESH include – single registration and single sign-in for all types of clearances (i.e. Environment, Forest, Wildlife and CRZ), unique-ID for all types of clearances required for … Continued

Maths that won Fields Medal: number theory diversified, optimal transport (Relevant for GS Prelims)

Four mathematicians, including India-born Australian Akshay Venkatesh, were awarded the Fields Medal, often described as the “Nobel prize of mathematics” the most prestigious award in the subject, at the once-in-four-years event, International Congress of Mathematicians, in Rio de Janeiro. The Fields Medal is awarded to a maximum of four mathematicians, all below the age of … Continued

Beware the SMS on I-T refunds (Read only for understanding)

Innocuous messages used to extract personal data. Cyber crime agencies are investigating a new pan-India, cyber crime racket, involving a fraudulent message purportedly from the Income-Tax Department. Officials said the seemingly innocuous message has the potential to trigger a host of cyber crimes, including data theft and banking frauds. How does the racket operate? According … Continued

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