DEVELOPMENTS IN J&K

Various development initiatives were launched recently in Jammu and Kashmir. About: Indian Prime Minister recently launched several development projects in Jammu and Kashmir as follows: • Infrastructure: Two new branches of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be opened in Jammu and Srinagar. The New Terminal Building of the Kushak Bakula Rinpoche…

Emergency Helpline 112

Emergency Helpline 112

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) for Himachal Pradesh at Mandi on Nov 28, 2018. About: • Himachal Pradesh is the first state to launch the pan-India single emergency helpline number 112. • It was launched under Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) project. • The Central Government has allocated Rs…

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project

National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA) Project

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources while giving a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, gave details on the status of implementation of the NeVA Project. About: • Data depository: NeVA aims to bring all the legislatures of the country together, in one platform thereby creating a massive data depository…

Integrated Government Online Training Programme (iGOT)

Integrated Government Online Training Programme (iGOT)

iGOT initiative aims at “Competent Civil Services for Good Governance”. About: • iGOT initiative will augment the existing training mechanism with online module-based training coupled with certification. • Universal accessibility: This will make training inputs available to government servant on site and on flexitime basis through Massive Online Open Courses mechanism. It will provide a…

E-Commerce Portal of India Post

E-Commerce Portal of India Post

lndia Post launched e-Commerce Portal to provide end to end support to rural artisans and online retailers to sell their products. About: • The e-Commerce Portal launched by ‘India Post’ will provide an e-Market place to sellers especially to rural artisans/self-help groups/women entrepreneurs/State and Central PSUs/Autonomous Bodies etc. to sell their products to buyers across…

Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme

Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme

The Union Government has decided to widen the ambit of Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme to extract the fuel from excess quantities of bajra, maize, jawar, and fruit & vegetable waste. About: • The decision will be valid for procurement of ethanol from year 2018-2019. • Ethanol blending, i.e. mixing of ethanol in traditional petrol,…

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS)

The Union Cabinet has approved the launching of NM-ICPS to be implemented by the Department of Science and Technology. About: • The NM-ICPS is a comprehensive mission which would address technology development, application development, human resource development, skill enhancement, entrepreneurship and start-up development in CPS and associated technologies. • The NM-ICPS is a pan India…