Kirit Parikh Committee to moderate gas prices

The Central Government has recently constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Kirit Parikh to control and reduce the continuous increase in LPG gas prices. Key Points A representative each from private companies involved in city gas distribution, public gas ..


Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas recently announced that more than 14 crores of free of cost cylinders have been provided under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to the beneficiaries of the scheme during covid-19 crisis. What is the current ..


PM Modi chairs Cabinet meeting: Key Decisions

On July 8, 2020, PM Modi chaired the union cabinet meet. Ministers of various departments attended the meet including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman, Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah Key Decisions The ..


Core Strategy Group formed in CSIR

On April 13, 2020, a core strategy group was formed in CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The group will work towards rapid and economical diagnostics, digital and molecular surveillance and repurposing of drugs. Concerns The GoI has not ..


Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Rs 5,000 crores transferred for free delivery of LPG

The GoI has so far transferred Rs 5,000 crores to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). This has been done to provide free LPG cylinders to PMUY beneficiaries. What is the plan? The GoI under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan package had ..


G20: Video Conference of Energy Ministers

On April 10, 2020, the G20 Energy ministers held virtual meeting on ways to ensure stable energy markets. The energy markets are greatly affected by demand reduction due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Highlights India’s Energy Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ..