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National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in order to rank all institutions of higher education in India. The Framework was approved by the MHRD and launched by Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 ..

Under-representation of Women in Judiciary in India

While women participation is on the rise in almost all sectors in India, the same is not with judiciary, lower or higher. Is it because India lacks meritorious judges? If not, what are the reasons? This article discusses this important ..

Ban on New Sugar Mills in Maharashtra

On 19 April 2016, the state government in Maharashtra announced a ban on sanctioning new sugar mills in drought-hit Marathwada district. The decision was prompted by severe drought and drinking water crisis in the state. Key Facts The decision is ..

Union Cabinet approves creation of PDF to catalyse Indian economic presence in CLMV countries

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) for catalysing Indian economic presence in the CLMV countries viz. Cambodia, Laos Myanmar and Vietnam. The PDF will have corpus of Rs 500 Crore and shall ..


Cabinet approves dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to proposal for dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC). CIWTC was incorporated in February 1967 as Public Sector Undertaking under the Companies Act 1956 by the Central Government. It was ..


Union Cabinet apprises MoU between CERT-In and CERT-UK

The Union Cabinet has apprised the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and CERT-UK. The MoU was signed between CERT-In and Ministry of Cabinet Office, UK (United Kingdom) represented by CERT-UK, a unit of ..