Page-40 of GKToday Archives: August, 2017

The CCEA approved proposal of DIPAM for strategic disinvestment.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has recently approved the proposal of Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) for the strategic disinvestment. The approval will help in speedy completion of strategic disinvestment transactions. The department will set ..

Cabinet approves raising Rs. 9020 crore for Long Term Irrigation Fund

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for raising Extra Budgetary Resources of up to Rs, 9,020 crore for Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) during the financial year 2017-18. The funds will be raised by the National Bank for Agriculture and ..


Cabinet clears stalled North Koel Reservoir Project in Bihar

The Union Cabinet approved proposal to complete the balance works of North Koel Reservoir Project in Bihar, stalled since 1993. It also revived the project to address environmental concerns. Under the revived project, storage of water in Mandal dam to ..


Union Government inks Global Environment Facility Grant Agreement with World Bank

The Union Government has inked US $24.64 million Grant Agreement from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for Ecosystem Service Improvement Project. The Project will be entirely financed by the World Bank out of its GEF Trust ..


CRISPR/CAS9 Technology: Meaning, Scope, Ethical and Safety Concerns

CRISPR/CAS9 is a new gene-editing technology that promises to revolutionize the genetics field. Using this technology, genes of any living organism can be edited at a faster and cheaper rate than the present technologies. By comparison, older gene-editing tools are ..

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Sweden on IPRs

The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Sweden on cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property (IPRs). The MoU establishes wide ranging and flexible mechanism, allowing both countries to work together and exchange best practices ..