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India’s Navy Day

December 4th is observed as the Navy Day of India. The Indian Navy is the marine arm of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy. The Navy organises a Beating Retreat ceremony on the eve of the Navy Day at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The ..

‘Maternity scheme reaches only one-third of beneficiaries’, says RTI data

As per the recent data obtained under the Right to Information Act (RTI) Act, revealed that, almost 61% of beneficiaries registered under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) between April 2018 and July 2019 received the full amount of Rs. 6,000 promised under the scheme. The RTI survey was conducted to assess the implementation ..

CJI office under RTI ambit, says SC

  On 13 Nov, the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogai said that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a ‘public authority ‘under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005. The court decision dismissed the earlier three appeals filed by ..

Satellite-based advisory service ‘Gemini’ launched for deep sea fishermen

The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and Airport Authority of India (AAI) has launched a new satellite-based GEMINI system that will alert deep-sea fishermen of upcoming disasters. The acronym ‘GEMINI’ stands for “GAGAN Enabled Mariner’s Instrument for Navigation and Information”& is works on GAGAN (GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) satellite system of ISRO ..

Over 14 lakh join Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana

The government had launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana to provide social security through pensions for small and marginal farmers. How did the enrolment go? The scheme was rolled out in the month of August and in a month about over 14 lakh farmers have registered under the scheme. Analysis of initial data ..

Rajasthan government launches ‘Jan Soochna Portal’

In Jaipur, the Rajasthan government has launched  a ‘Jan Soochna Portal’ to provide information about government authorities and departments suo motu to the public in the true spirit of the Right To Information (RTI) Act. It is claimed that the site is the first of its kind in India that  will bring transparency and accountability, ..

PM Launches National Pension Scheme for Small Traders and Self Employed Persons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons with annual turnover not exceeding Rs 1.5 crore. About the Scheme It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for traders in the age group of 18 to 40 years The scheme provides for minimum assured pension of Rs 3,000 ..

ISRO Attempts to Reconnect with Lander Vikram

After the Vikram lander of the Chandrayaan-2 mission lost its communication link with the ground station, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had started its efforts to restore the link. This has not been successful so far. About Chandrayaan-2 Mission Chandrayaan-2 Mission was India’s first moon lander and rover mission. ISRO attempted to soft-land the ..