Governance

State Energy and Climate Index

NITI Aayog launches State Energy and Climate Index

Gujarat has topped the list for larger States in the NITI Aayog’s State Energy and Climate Index–Round 1 has ranked States and Union Territories (UTs) on six parameters including discoms’ performance, including the energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability. The States have been categorised based on size and geographical differences as larger and smaller States and UTs. The …

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Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, which would allow police and prison authorities to collect, store, and analyse physical and biological samples, including the retina and iris scans, was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday amid strong opposition from opposition members, who forced a vote and labelled the bill “unconstitutional.” According to the bill, these …

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SAMARTH

MSME Ministry launches ‘SAMARTH’ to promote women entrepreneurship

The MSME Ministry launched SAMARTH, a special entrepreneurship promotion drive for women, on Monday, a day before International Women’s Day. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Narayan Rane said the MSME sector provides a multitude of opportunities for women. He emphasised that the MSME Ministry, via its schemes and …

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Labour

Labour Ministry launches ‘donate a pension’ scheme

The Union Labour and Employment Ministry on Monday launched the “donate a pension” scheme, which allows any citizen to pay the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Scheme premium on behalf of an unorganised worker. The pension system, which began in 2019, enables unorganised sector employees aged 18 to 40 who earn up to Rs. 15,000 …

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rooftop solar

Centre government to simplify norms for residential rooftop solar programme

Due to the poor performance of the rooftop solar (RTS) programme in the residential sector, the government announced on Friday that individual households may now choose their own vendor and have the subsidy amount for purchasing the equipment credited directly into their bank accounts. On Wednesday, during a review meeting on the RTS program’s performance …

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ias

What are the proposed new IAS cadre rules?

What are the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules? The personnel of the All India Services—Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, and Indian Foreign Service—are recruited by the Central Government and assigned to different State Cadres, which is a unique aspect of the AIS Act, 1951. Members of the armed forces are required to serve in …

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What is the Passport Seva Programme (PSP) and what does it aim to achieve?

On January 7, the Ministry of External Affairs inked a deal with Tata Consultancy Services Limited for the second phase of the Passport Seva Programme (PSP), one of the Government of India’s several Mission Mode Projects (MMPs). The current agreement will pave the way for the PSP’s next phase, known as PSP-V2.0. The $1 billion …

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MoHUA Launches Smart cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR) program

The Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the ‘Smart Cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR)’ program. The move was a part of the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav. SAAR is a joint initiative of MoHUA, the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), and the leading Indian academic institutions …

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FCRA and the Foreign Funding

The Missionaries of Charity’s application for renewal of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act registration was refused on December 25 for not satisfying eligibility standards and after “certain unfavourable inputs,” according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Missionaries of Charity, established in Kolkata by Mother Teresa, were registered under the FCRA through October 31, …

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GGI 2021: Gujarat tops, Delhi top in UTs, UP Shows ‘Incremental Growth’

The Good Governance Index 2021 was released on Saturday by Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah, with Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa coming out on top. The framework for the Good Governance Index, GGI 2021, includes 10 sectors and 58 indicators. “Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Goa are at the top of the composite rank …

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