Topic: India

Governors of RBI: Major Events During their Tenure

Sir Osborne Smith (1935-1937) Sir Osborne Smith was the first Governor of RBI. He had earlier headed the Imperial Bank of India. Lord Willingdon was India’s Viceroy when RBI started operations and sir Osborne Smith took charge as its governor. Due to his differences with the government over issues such as exchange rates, interest rates ..

Meghalaya School wins Subroto Cup U-17 category

The Hopewel Elias Higher Secondary School of Meghalaya defeated Krida Shiksha Prothishtan of Bangladesh 1-0 to win the U-17 junior boys Subroto Cup football tournament. Sangti Janai of the Hopewel Elias Higher Secondary School scored the match’s solitary goal in the 32nd minute. The winning team Hopewel Elias Higher Secondary School of Meghalaya took home ..

8.65 Per Cent rate of interest notified for EPFO Subscribers

The government has approved 8.65 per cent interest rate on employees provident fund for 2018-19. This will be credited into the accounts of over 60 million subscribers of EPFO. The government had approved an interest rate of 8.55 per cent for 201-18. Central Board of Trustees Recommendation The Central Board of Trustees which is the ..

Open Defecation Down by 47%: WHO Report

A WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) has made the following observations: About 43 per cent of Indians have gained access to basic sanitation and the practice of open defecation decreased by 47% in the country between 2000 and 2017. About one-third of the population of Nepal and Lao People’s Democratic Republic and over half of ..

Draft Code on Social Security, 2019

The draft code amalgamates eight laws. It includes Employees Provident Fund and maternity benefits. The code was published by the Ministry of Labor and Employment. 4 major codes The code on social security will combine 44 labor laws into 4 codes. They are wages, occupational safety, working conditions and health. Unorganized Sector According to the ..

Documentary Film Moti Bagh Earns Oscar Nominations

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand congratulated the director of the documentary film Moti Bagh for Oscar Nominations. Moti Bagh: A Movie about a Farmer in Uttarakhand Moti Bagh is a documentary film based on the struggle of a farmer in a remote Himalayan village. The film unwraps the journey of Vidyadutt, a farmer living in ..

Govt plans to set up joint counter operation centre in Punjab

The Central government is planning to set-up a joint counter operation centre in Punjab involving National Investigation Agency (NIA), external spy agency R&AW, counter-terror unit of Intelligence Bureau and Punjab Police. Why the Centre is mulling on the idea? The intelligence report with the Union Home Ministry hints at the Inter-Services Intelligence network’s nefarious design ..

TN unveils New Electric Vehicle Policy

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K Palaniswami has unveiled the State’s electric-vehicle policy. Features of the Policy The policy sets out a vision to attract ₹50,000 crore in investments and create 1.5 lakh new jobs. The aims to create a comprehensive EV ecosystem in the State of Tamil Nadu and provide for a strategy ..