Category PIB

National Conference on Accessible Elections

• The Election Commission of India organised a virtual National Conference on Accessible Elections 2021 with the objective to assess the present accessibility policies and discuss strategies for addressing barriers to enhance participation in electoral process for voters with disabilities.…

Blue Flag Certification

• The globally recognized and coveted International eco-label “Blue Flag”, has accorded the Blue Flag Certification for 2 new beaches this year –Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry beaches. About: • Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark (FEE)…

Ethanol plants

• The first Expression of Interest (EOI) for signing a long-term agreement with upcoming dedicated Ethanol plants for supply of Ethanol has received an overwhelming response, with 197 bidders participating in the same. About: • The EOI was published by…

e-SHRAM portal

• The Ministry of Labour and Employment conducted a sensitization programme about the features and benefits of the recently launched e-SHRAM portal for creating a national database of unorganized sector workers. About the Portal: • The Ministry of Labour and…

Subramanya Bharathi

• Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tributes to Mahakavi Subramania Bharati to mark the death centenary of the poet and freedom fighter. About Subramania Bharati • C. Subramaniya Bharathi (also known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar) was born in the Tamil…

National Meet on SVAMITVA Scheme

• Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Shri Giriraj Singh inaugurated the National Meet on SVAMITVA Scheme. About the scheme: • SVAMITVA (Survey of villages and mapping with improvised technology in village areas) scheme is a collaborative effort…

India Rankings 2021

• This is the sixth consecutive edition of India Rankings of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). About: • NIRF has been accepted by the MoE in September 2015. This framework outlines a…

U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership

• Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri co-chaired a virtual Ministerial meeting with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ms. Jennifer Granholm to launch the revamped U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP).…

Dugong conservation reserve

• India’s first Dugong conservation reserve will be built in Tamil Nadu for the conservation of Dugong, a marine animal that has been enlisted vulnerable to extinction on a global scale by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). About: • The…

India Rankings 2021

• Union Education Minister released the India Rankings 2021 instituted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. Key highlights of India Rankings 2021: • Indian Institute of Technology Madras retains 1st Position in Overall Category as well as in Engineering for…

Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021

• The Minister of Jal Shakti Ministry presided over the e-launch of Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021 under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase -II at an event organized by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS). About: • The Department of…