Venkaiah Naidu becomes India’s new vice-president

Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu has been elected as India’s 15th Vice-president who was a Former Union Minister. Vice President Election Unlike the presidential election held recently, in which the electoral college also includes MLAs of all state assemblies and union territories, only MPs of the two Houses can vote in the vice-presidential election. 1. It consists of… Read More Venkaiah Naidu becomes India’s new vice-president

Draft Guidelines for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

In News Draft guidelines for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) have been prepared by the Ministry. Draft Guidlines The draft guidelines inter-alia provide Aadhaar linkage, Direct Benefit Transfer of Rs. 5000 in beneficiarys bank/post office account in three instalments at the stage of early registration of pregnancy, after six months of pregnancy on at… Read More Draft Guidelines for implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

Ministry of Rural Development to launch Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana

In News The Ministry of Rural Development will launch a new sub-scheme under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) which will be named as Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY). Objective of the scheme The main objectives of AGEY are to provide an alternative source of livelihoods to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) under DAY-NRLM by facilitating them to… Read More Ministry of Rural Development to launch Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana

First meeting of Integrated Monitoring and Advisory Council (IMAC)

Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan chaired the first meeting of apex body for policy formulation and implementation of Roadmap to achieve target of 10 % reduction in import dependency in oil and gas by 2021-22 under an institutional mechanism ‘Integrated Monitoring and Advisory Council (IMAC). Integrated Monitoring and… Read More First meeting of Integrated Monitoring and Advisory Council (IMAC)

Asmara and Hoh Xil in world heritage list of UNESCO

In News UNESCO declared the Hoh Xil nature reserve in China’s Qinghai Province a natural heritage site and the Eritrean capital of Asmara has been listed as a Unesco world heritage site. Eritrean Capital Asmara Asmara is the capital city of Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa. Asmara is a former Italian colony .… Read More Asmara and Hoh Xil in world heritage list of UNESCO