ENSURE Portal

ENSURE Portal

An online portal “ENSURE” has been launched to ease the subsidy payment in the livestock sector through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). About: • Recently, Ministry of Agriculture has launched a portal ‘ENSURE’ under Entrepreneurship Development and Employment Generation (EDEG) component of National Livestock Mission. • It is developed by NABARD and operated under the Department…

Right To Resign

Right To Resign

The Supreme Court has said in a recent order that, to resign is a right of an employee and he cannot be forced to continue. About: • Right to Resign: The apex court made the observations that an employee have the right to resign, while allowing the appeal of a former Air India engineer, who…

River Cruise to Bangladesh

River Cruise to Bangladesh

A trans-boundary river cruise to Bangladesh from Kolkata via Guwahati commences on March 2019. About: • A trans-boundary river cruise operation is expected to begin from Kolkata in March next year through Sundarbans to Bangladesh and then to connect the northeastern destinations. • Private players will be allowed to operate river cruise between the two…

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC)

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC)

NCLT, while hearing a case, has given the powers related to resolution or liquidation to the CoC under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC). About: • National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) was hearing a case related to Ashok Magnetics, which was brought under insolvency proceedings last year. • The company owed almost Rs 13…

National Drones Policy

National Drones Policy

Civil Aviation ministry announced that it had started the process of registration for drone operations in the country, to be done through portal called ‘Digital sky’. About: • Flying drones or remotely-piloted aircraft have become legal in India with the National Drones Policy drafted by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. • Drone regulation 1.0: The…

Food Sustainability Index (FSI)

Food Sustainability Index (FSI)

France has topped the Food Sustainability Index (FSI), 2018 while India is poorly placed. About: • The Food Sustainability Index (FSI) is a global study on nutrition, sustainable agriculture and food waste which collects data from 67 countries across the world to highlight best practices and key areas for improvement in relation to the food paradoxes…