Category PIB

SAANS Campaign

• The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare provided details about the SAANS campaign recently. What is Pneumonia? • Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. • The air sacs…

Deaths Due to Road Accidents

• Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways informed Rajya Sabha about the steps taken to reduce Road Accidents in the country. Education: • Observance of National Road Safety Month/Week every year for spreading awareness and strengthening road safety. •…

Special livestock sector package

• Government approves implementation of a special livestock sector package consisting of several activities by revising and realigning various components of Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying schemes for next 5 years starting from 2021-22. About: • This package envisages…

Awas Par Samvaad

• Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) has launched Awas Par Samvaad – series of 75 seminars and workshops to take ahead the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Housing for All’. About: • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)…

SAGE portal

• The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment conducted an awareness drive about the SAGE portal for elderly persons. About: • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched the SAGE (Seniorcare Aging Growth Engine) portal for elderly persons.…

Lower Arun Hydro Electric Project

• A MoU has been signed for execution of 679 MW Lower Arun Hydro Electric Project in Nepal between Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Central Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Power, Government of India & Investment Board of Nepal…

Flexible fuel vehicles

• India has decided to allow ethanol-based ‘flex engines’, which power vehicles using local farm produce and not fossil fuels, and will be rolling out a scheme on the same in the next three months, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.…

Avicennia marina

• Scientists at the Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar have reported for the first time a reference-grade whole genome sequence of a highly salt-tolerantand salt-secreting true-mangrove species, Avicennia marina. About: • Avicennia marina is one of the…

National Institute of Urban Affairs

• National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) conducted Webinar to Commemorate the Launch of the Inclusive Cities Centre. About: • Established in 1976, NIUA has been supporting the Government of India in policy formulation, research, and capacity building for the…