UN REPORT ON MULLAPERIYAR DAM

What is the News? United Nations University-Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has released a report titled “Ageing Water Storage Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk”. The report provides an overview of the current state of knowledge on the ageing of large dams. According to the report, four Asian countries – China, Japan, India and… Continue reading UN REPORT ON MULLAPERIYAR DAM

Govt extends Smart Cities Mission timeline to 2023

What is the News? The Centre has extended the timeline for the implementation of the Smart Cities Mission to June 2023. What is the Smart Cities Mission? The Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in 2015. Type: Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Click here to read more about Smart Cities… Continue reading Govt extends Smart Cities Mission timeline to 2023

Rajya Sabha Passes The Landmark ‘Dam Safety Bill (2019)’

What is the News? Rajya Sabha has passed the landmark Dam Safety Bill (2019) paving the way for the enactment of the Dam Safety Act in the country. What is the need for the Dam Safety Bill? India is the 3rd largest dam-owning nation in the world after China and USA. There are around 5,700… Continue reading Rajya Sabha Passes The Landmark ‘Dam Safety Bill (2019)’

SC pushes for council on judicial infrastructure

What is the News? The Chief Justice of India has proposed the establishment of the National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation to uniformly improve judicial facilities and access to justice. What is the status of the Judicial Infrastructure in India? An all-India survey was conducted by the Chief Justice of India’s office to know the status of… Continue reading SC pushes for council on judicial infrastructure

Ahead of PM’s trip, station gets Gond queen’s name

What is the News? Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has renamed the Habibganj railway station after Rani Kamlapati. Who is Rani Kamlapati? Rani Kamalapati was the 18th Century Gond queen of the region. She was the widow of Gond ruler Nizam Shah, chief of Ginnorgarh. She is known to have shown great bravery in facing aggressors… Continue reading Ahead of PM’s trip, station gets Gond queen’s name

Indian Railways likely to become world’s first ‘net-zero’ carbon emitter by 2030

Synopsis: Indian railways announced a grand plan to achieve net-zero carbon emission. But the plan might face a few challenges in implementation. Introduction Indian Railways has recently announced ambitious plans to become a ‘net-zero’ carbon emitter by 2030. Read more: What is net zero target? How fair and realistic these targets are? About Indian Railways… Continue reading Indian Railways likely to become world’s first ‘net-zero’ carbon emitter by 2030

Cabinet approval sets the implementation of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP) in motion

What is the news? Recently, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved PM Gati Shakti- National Master Plan. It includes an institutional framework for rolling out, implementation, monitoring and support mechanism for providing multi-modal connectivity. Implementation framework further includes Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGOS), Network Planning Group (NPG) and Technical Support Unit (TSU) with required… Continue reading Cabinet approval sets the implementation of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP) in motion

Prime Minister to attend Abhidhamma Day programme at Kushinagar, organised on occasion of inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

What is the News? The Prime Minister will visit Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate an international airport and attend an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple. What is Abhidhamma Day? The Abhidhamma Day marks the end of a three-month rainy retreat – Varshavaas or Vassa – for the Buddhist monks and nuns, during… Continue reading Prime Minister to attend Abhidhamma Day programme at Kushinagar, organised on occasion of inauguration of Kushinagar International Airport

Kushinagar connect to Sri Lanka

What is the News? The Prime Minister will be visiting Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate the Kushinagar international airport. What is the historical significance of Kushinagar? Kushinagar is an International Buddhist Pilgrimage Centre where Buddhists believe Gautama Buddha delivered his last sermon and attained ‘Mahaparinirvana’ or salvation. Kushinagar is also identified with Kushinara, capital of the… Continue reading Kushinagar connect to Sri Lanka

Gati Shakti master plan: DPIIT to monitor, implement infra projects

What is the news?  The government has recently said that the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) would become the nodal agency for monitoring and implementation of all infrastructure projects under PM GATI SHAKTI PLAN.  In line with the Gati Shakti plan, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has finalised a blueprint for setting up multi-modal logistics… Continue reading Gati Shakti master plan: DPIIT to monitor, implement infra projects

Blog
Academy
Community