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Ministry of Coal to Establish Sustainable Development Cell

The Ministry of Coal, Government of India has decided to establish a ‘Sustainable Development Cell’ that will advise, plan, mentor and monitor the mitigation measures taken by the coal companies for maximizing the utilization of resources available across the country in a sustainable way by minimizing the adverse impact of mitigating and mining for ecosystem ..

Challenges with the Accurate Estimate of Rainfall

Most of the rainfall in India occurs in a very specific window of seasons. However, for the accurate estimate of the monsoons and the obtained rainfall, it is essential that accurate data be obtained so that the policymakers and the administrators are able to formulate the future policy based on accurate results. Why is rainfall ..

5G

5G is the fifth generation cellular network technology which is provided via the 5G networks. These are digital cellular networks where the service area to be covered is divided into small geographical areas called cells by the network providers. All 5G wireless devices in every cell will communicate by radio waves with a local antenna ..

Digital Kleptocracy

A government in which corrupt leaders (kleptocrats) use their power to exploit the people and natural resources of a country to increase their personal wealth and political powers is referred to as Kleptocracy. What defines kleptocracy? A kleptocracy is a government which is governed by corrupt politicians who rely on their political power to receive ..

Draft National e-commerce Policy

The Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Piyush Goyal has asked the companies to submit concerns on draft e-commerce policy in 10 days. Draft Policy: Key Components It proposes setting up of a legal and technological framework for restrictions on cross-border data flow. It lays out conditions for businesses regarding collection or processing of sensitive ..

NITI Aayog and GNFC Ltd sign SOI to use Blockchain in Fertilizer Subsidy Disbursement

NITI Aayog and Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) have signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) to implement fertiliser subsidy disbursement through Blockchain Technology. Both will work on implementing a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) application for using the technology in subsidy disbursements. They will jointly develop the use case, under take research, interact with multiple ..

Geotagging of Assets

MNREGA is an employment guarantee scheme however there are issues of corruption and leakage of funds during transfer. In order to tackle such leakage Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO for geotagging of the assets created under MGNREGA. Geo-tagging of assets will ..

Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010 passed; Artists interests protected with newer issues addressed

The Rajya Sabha cleared the Copyright Amendment Bill, 2010. Objectives: The Bill amends the Copyright Act, 1957. To remove operational difficulties and address fresher issues related to the digital world and Internet. To bring Indian laws originally enacted in 1957 in conformity with international norms and World Intellectual Property Organisation, n order to protect the ..