Topic: India [361 items]

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 ..

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 mulls 75 per cent reservation for locals in Private Jobs

The Rajasthan government is exploring the possibility of providing 75 per cent reservation to local people in private jobs. The proposal is still at initial stages and the government is engaging with all the stakeholders to examine the feasibility of the idea. The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII); Department of Factories and Boilers; Department of ..

Jan Soochna Portal Launched in Rajasthan

The government of Rajasthan has launched the Jan Soochna Portal to enhance transparency and accountability and empower the right of the people to seek information. The portal is developed under the RAJasthan Innovation Vision (RAJIV). Jan Soochna Portal The portal creates a streamlined system for public information to prevent anomalies and corruption. The portal provides ..