Climate Change Conference (COP26)

Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC), COP26, is held in Glasgow, Scotland, between 31 October and 12 November 2021. It was initially scheduled between November 9 and 19, 2020, but was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 meeting focuses on taking immediate actions to contain the consequences of climate change based on … Read more

Coal Shortage Crisis in India

Coal Shortage Crisis

The Central Electrical Authority of India announced that India is facing a shortage of coal across thermal plants, which might lead to an electrical power crisis. As of the first week of October, thirteen thermal power plants in Maharashtra, three in Punjab, and four in Kerala is shut down due to a lack of coal … Read more

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Ayushman Bharat Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission through video conferencing to provide Digital Health ID to citizens, which will contain all their health records. The programme is implemented in six states and union territories on a pilot basis. Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will create an online platform that enables interoperability within the … Read more

National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited

India Narcl

National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL), introduced in July 2021, is a bad bank to dispose of the stressed assets of commercial banks. Stressed assets are a combination of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs), restructured loans, and written-off assets. Under the Companies Act, NARCL is established as an assets reconstruction company and has applied for a license … Read more

5G Technology

5G Technology

After China marked its entry to 5G technology, there have been efforts globally to shift to a 5G network. This faster network makes global communication and market easy. The 5G technology establishes a high speed, mobile, safe and widespread new generation information infrastructure. India plans to launch Indigenous 5G as part of PM’s Atmanirbhar under … Read more

Privatisation of Public Sector Banks

Privatisation Of Banks

During Union Budget 2020-21, the government announced a new policy for strategic disinvestment of public sector undertakings. This policy provides an explicit schedule for disinvestment in all non-strategic and strategic sectors. The Banking sector falls under the strategic industry. The government aims to keep a low presence in the strategic sector. After a massive consolidation … Read more

Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Cinematograph Bill

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recently released the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The bill proposes to amend the Cinematograph Act of 1952 with some provisions and bring back its “revisionary powers” over the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Cinematograph Act of 1952 The Cinematograph Act of 1952 is an act made for … Read more

Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021

Indian Telegraph Right Of Way

The Central Government has informed the Indian Telegraph Right of Way (Amendment) Rules, 2021, on 21 October 2021. The Amendment aims to incorporate the provisions related to nominal one-time compensation and uniform procedure for establishing Overground Telegraph Line in the Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, 2016. Indian Telegraph Right of Way Rules, 2016 The … Read more

Labour Law Reforms

Indian Labour Law Reforms

Labour reforms mean taking steps in increasing production, productivity, and employment opportunities in the economy that the workers’ interests are not compromised. In India, both the Parliament and the state legislatures can enact labour laws. Before the new labour codes were passed, more than 40 central laws and 100 state laws on labour and related … Read more

Gender Responsive Budgeting Amid COVID-19

Gender Responsive Budgeting Amid Covid-19

Gender Responsive Budgeting is related to the gender-sensitive formulation of programmes and schemes legislation, implementation and execution; allocation of resources, audit and impact assessment of programmes; and follow-up remedial action to address gender inequality. In 2004-05, India adopted gender budgeting based on the recommendations of a group committee constituted by the Finance Ministry on Classification … Read more

Air Quality Early Warning System (AQEWS) Enhanced for Delhi

Air Quality Delhi

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh, launched the Air Quality Early Warning System (AQEWS) for Delhi. AQEWS and Decision Support System (DSS) were developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). The Air Quality Early Warning System is designed to predict extreme air pollution events and better … Read more