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India ranks 138 in 2016 ICT Development Index

India ranks 138 in 2016 ICT Development Index   India has been ranked 138th in the 2016 ICT Development Index out of a total of 175 countries. In 2015, India ranked 135th position. The index was released as part of the annual Measuring the Information Society Report for 2016 of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ICT Development Index (IDI) rankings compare the state of ICT de Read More


Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana

Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana   Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana is a scheme in Madhya Pradesh to provide financial assistance to poor, needy, destitute families for marrying off their daughters. The state government has made some changes to the scheme from November 1st 2016. As per the new changes, girls who get married under Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivah Yojana will now get Rs 17000 from November 1, 2016. The girl will be provid Read More


Bima Care Card Under Samajwadi Kisan & Sarvhit Bima Yojana

Bima Care Card Under Samajwadi Kisan & Sarvhit Bima Yojana   Samajwadi Bima Care Card official website www.bimacarecard.com has been launched by the state government of Uttar Pradesh. Launched on 14th September 2016, Samajwadi Kisan and Sarvhit Bima Yojana of Uttar Pradesh Government will benefit about 15 Crore population in the state.   What is Samajwadi Bima Care Card Samajwadi Bima Care Cards will be provid Read More


Har Ghar Bijli Yojana – Free Electricity Connections for All in Bihar

Har Ghar Bijli Yojana – Free Electricity Connections for All in Bihar     Har Ghar Bijli Yojana is a new scheme under the Nischay Schemes portfolio launched by the state government of Bihar. Chief Minister launched “Har Ghar Bijli Yojana” on 15th November. The state government has directed the agencies and officials to implement the schemes on priority basis.   Objective of Har Ghar Bijly Yojana Read More


Mukhya Mantri Shikshak Samman Yojana – Motivating the Teachers

Mukhya Mantri Shikshak Samman Yojana – Motivating the Teachers   Himachal Pradesh Government has approved a new scheme for teachers employed in Government schools. Named as Mukhya Mantri Shikshak Samman Yojana (MMSSY), the scheme is aimed at motivating the teachers for giving 100% results consistently. The scheme was approved by the state cabinet on 10th November 2016.   Mukhya Mantri Shikshak Samman Yojana &nda Read More


Demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 notes

Demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 notes   Introduction The demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee banknotes is a step taken by the Government of India in November 2016 to fight corruption and black money issues in the country. Other notes remain legal tender and will be unaffected by the decision. Starting from midnight of 8 November 2016, all 500 and 1000 rupee notes ceased to be accepted as a form of legal tender in Read More


India Ranks 133rd in Commonwealth Youth Index

India Ranks 133rd in Commonwealth Youth Index   India has ranked very poorly at 133 in a new Global Youth Development Index. It’s compiled by the Commonwealth Secretariat on the countries prospects for young people in  1.employment, 2.education,  3.health,  3.civic and  4.political spheres.   India ranked 133rd in the index covering 183 nations, below neighbouring coun Read More


Odisha Government Launches Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir Scheme

Odisha Government Launches Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir Scheme   Details :  The odisha government has launched  'Madhubabu Aain Sahayata Sibir (MASS)'  scheme to woo rural voters in the ensuing panchayat polls in February. Under the scheme, the state government would set up legal assistance cells in all 6,812 gram panchayats across the state to provide free legal consultations to deprived sections o Read More


Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana (DDJAY) Launched by PM in Haryana

Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana (DDJAY) Launched by PM in Haryana Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana, an affordable housing scheme of state Government of Haryana has been launched by prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1st November on Haryana Golden Jubilee Day. Under the Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana, the state government aims to develop about 1 Lakh affordable homes in next three years. The scheme was launched during the celebration of Haryana Golden Ju Read More


List of Schemes Announced by Haryana Government in 1st Nov. 2016

List of Schemes Announced by Haryana Government in 1st Nov. 2016 State Government of Haryana has announced a slew of welfare scheme on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration of formation of Haryana as a separate state. The welfare schemes were announced by the chief Minister Shri manohar Laal Khattar on 1st November in Gurugram (Formerly Gurgaon). Prime Minister Narendra Modi also joined the event and launched schemes like Deen Dayal J Read More


Saur Sujala Yojana – Solar Irrigation Pumps for Farmers in Chhattisgarh

Saur Sujala Yojana – Solar Irrigation Pumps for Farmers in Chhattisgarh   Saur Sujala Yojana is a new scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chhattisgarh for farmers. Under the Saur Sujala Yojana, the state government would provide solar powered irrigation pumps to farmers in Chhatisgarh.   Objective of Saur Sujala Yojana The main objective of the Saur Sujala Yojana is to empower farmers by provi Read More


India Ranks 87th On The WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016

India Ranks 87th On The WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016   India has climbed 21 spots to rank 87th  out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2016.In 2015, it was ranked 108th. The improvement in ranking, the report says, is driven largely by major improvements in education, where it has managed to close its gap entirely in primary and secondary education. With this jump Read More


Union Government Launches Biotech-KISAN And Cattle Genomics To Empower Farmers

Union Government Launches Biotech-KISAN And Cattle Genomics To Empower Farmers   The Union Ministry of Science and Technology has launched two new schemes Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics in order to apply science to boost rural economy. The two programs are intended to have major impact on rural livelihood through science. The Minister in his address stated that the Prime Minister’s emphasis on the importance to work o Read More


India ranks 130th in 2017 Ease of Doing Business index

India ranks 130th in 2017 Ease of Doing Business index India has been placed at 130th position among the 190 countries in the recently released World Bank’s ease of doing business index for the year 2017. The index was released as part of the World Bank’s annual report Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All. This report had revised India’s rank to 131 from earlier 130th for the year 2016. Thu Read More


BRICS to set up credit rating agency

BRICS to set up credit rating agency The five-nation group of emerging economies BRICS has agreed to set up an independent BRICS Rating Agency in its efforts to challenge western hegemony in the world of finance. It was announced during the 8th BRICS summit held in Goa, India.  BRICS comprises five emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.   Key Facts •The BRICS Rating Agency w Read More


8th BRICS Summit concludes in Goa

8th BRICS Summit concludes in Goa The eighth BRICS summit was held in Goa from 15 to 16 October 2016. The summit concluded with adaptation of Goa Declaration. The two day summit was attended by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Michel Temer and South African President Jacob Zuma. The theme for the summit was “Building Responsive, Inclusive and Col Read More


India ranking different Indexes 2016

India ranking different Indexes 2016   No. Indexes India Rank Top Ranked Country 1 World’s most valuable nation brands report 2016 Yet to Release Yet to Release 2 Global Competitiveness Index Read More


Nobel Prize Winners List 2016

  Nobel Prize Winners List 2016   1) The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter"   2) The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa &qu Read More


Nobel Prize Winners List 2016

Nobel Prize Winners List 2016     1) The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter"   2) The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa "for the design and synt Read More


Nobel Prize Winners list 2016

Nobel Prize Winners list 2016     The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter"   The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has not been awarded yet. It will be announced on Wednesday 5 October, 11:45 a.m. CET at t Read More


India ranks 39th in Global Competitiveness Index 2016-17

India ranks 39th in Global Competitiveness Index 2016-17 India has been ranked 39th among the 138 countries in the 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). However, the index was released as part of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report for 2016-17.   Must Know Facts and Figures • Here are the lists of Top 5 Countries: Switzerland (1st), Singapore (2nd), United States (3rd), Netherlan Read More


India Carries Out Surgical Strikes On Terror Launch Pads At LoC

India Carries Out Surgical Strikes On Terror Launch Pads At LoC Indian Army has successfully conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) i.e. along India’s de-facto border with Pakistan.Director General of Military Operations Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh said the motive of the operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into the Read More


Ujjwala Yojana to be Launched in Chhattisgarh in August

Ujjwala Yojana to be Launched in Chhattisgarh in August Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, a flagship social welfare scheme of Narendra Modi Government to provide free LPG connections to the BPL women in the country is all set to be launched in the state of Chhattisgarh in the first fortnight of August. The scheme was launched by the prime minister Narendra Modi on May 1st from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. The scheme preparations were reviewed Read More





 

 

 

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