Forest Rights Act

Forest Rights Act

Recent News In a writ petition filed before the SC by some ‘conservation’ groups and a few relics of the forest bureaucracy challenged the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 or the Forest Rights Act as being...
Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Assessment Report

Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Assessment Report

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) recently released the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Assessment report. Findings of the report: Regions in higher altitudes tend to warm faster than low-lying lands. So, a global temperature increase of...
India – Pakistan Relations and Terrorism

India – Pakistan Relations and Terrorism

Context In response to the terror attack against a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, India announced that it would revoke the most favoured nation (MFN) status given to Pakistan. After that India launched air strike at...
FAME-India Phase-II

FAME-India Phase-II

In order to promote manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicle technology and to ensure sustainable growth of the same, Department of Heavy Industry is implementing FAME-India Scheme. FAME II Scheme: Features In the Phase-II, the Scheme proposes to give a push to...
Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM)

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM)

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) will be rolled out by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Minimum Assured Pension: Each subscriber under the PM-SYM, shall receive minimum assured pension  of Rs 3000/- per month after attaining the age of 60 years....