Category PIB

Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme

• In order to boost domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of Rs 400 crore for creating state-of-the-art testing infrastructure in partnership with the private industry. About:…

Draft Electricity Rules 2021

• The Ministry of Power has circulated the “Draft Electricity (promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021”. About: • These rules are proposed for purchase and consumption of green energy including the energy from Waste-to-Energy plants. •…

Open Network for Digital Commerce

• The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry chaired a meeting for the review of the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) initiative of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). About: • ONDC is globally first-of-its-kind…

World Elephant Day

• World Elephant Day was celebrated on August 12 to raise awareness on the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. About Elephants: • There are two species of elephants, African and Asian, and while they are similar in physiology,…

Seekho Aur Kamao scheme

• Minister of Minority affairs informed Rajya Sabha about the Seekho Aur Kamao scheme. About: • Seekho Aur Kamao is a skill development scheme for youth of 14 – 35 years age group and aiming at providing employment and employment…

Ujjwala 2.0

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY) by handing over LPG connections, at Mahoba Uttar Pradesh on 10th August, 2021. Ujjwala 1.0: • During Ujjwala 1.0 launched in 2016, a target was…

Technical Group on Population Projections

• Details of steps taken by the Government to stabilize population growth in last five years are given below: About: • Mission Parivar Vikas has been introduced for substantially increasing access to contraceptives and family planning services in 146 high…

National Handloom Day

• Union Minister of Textiles has said that steps needs to be taken to increase the production capacities of handloom sector from existing 60,000 crore rupees to over one lakh 25,000 crore rupees within three years. About: • The minister…