02 April

Insurance Amendment Bill 2021

The Insurance Amendment Bill 2021 that increases the maximum foreign investment allowed in an insurance company from 49% to 74%, was introduced in Rajya Sabha by the Minister of Corporate Affairs, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, on March 15, 2021. The Bill amends the Insurance Act, 1938.

02 April

polity and Governance

Electoral Bonds

The Supreme Court has dismissed petitions seeking to stay the sale of fresh electoral bonds ahead of Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, and Puducherry. Although the court said there is no justification to stay the current sale, the larger constitutional challenge to the electoral bonds scheme filed in 2017 is still pending.

01 April

Middle East Green Initiative

सऊदी अरब सहित कुछ अरब देशों ने मध्य पूर्व में प्लांट 50 बिलियन ट्रीज के उद्देश्य के साथ दि मिडिल ईस्ट ग्रीन इनिशियेटिव को शुरू करने पर वार्ता की है । दुनिया के सबसे बड़े वनीकरण कार्यक्रम के रूप में इसके तहत 50 बिलियन पेड़ लगाने का लक्ष्य निर्धारित किया गया है।

01 April

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, was established on 5 October 1948 in the French town of Fontainebleau. As the first global environmental union, it brought together governments and civil society organisations with a shared goal to protect nature. Its aim was to encourage international cooperation and provide scientific knowledge and tools to guide conservation action.

31 March

Catch the Rain Campaign

National Water Mission’s (NWM) campaign “Catch The RainCampaign” with the tagline “Catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls” is to nudge the states and stake-holders to create appropriate Rain Water Harvesting Structures (RWHS) suitable to the climatic conditions and sub-soil strata before monsoon.

31 March

polity and Governance

Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

Parliament of India comprises President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha is called the House of People while Rajya Sabha is called the Council of States. The names, ‘Lok Sabha’ &’ ‘Rajya Sabha’ were adopted in 1954 by the Indian Parliament. Article 79-122 in the Indian Constitution deals with the Indian Parliament.

31 March

Pendency of Cases In The Judiciary

The total sanctioned strength in the 25 High Courts is 1,080. However, the present working strength is 661 with 419 vacancies as of March 1, 2021. The SC highlighted this as one of the reasons for the pendency of cases in the Judiciary. The pendency of cases in the Judiciary is a long pending issue.

31 March

Net Zero Target

Almost every country has joined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which calls for global warming to be limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. However, if we continue to emit greenhouse gases that cause climate change, temperatures will rise far beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius, threatening the lives and livelihoods of people all over the world.

30 March

Act East Policy

India’s Act East Policy is based on four C’s: Culture, Commerce, Connectivity, and Capacity Building. As described by Prime Minister Modi, India’s vision for the region is SAGAR, i.e., Security for All & Growth for All.

30 March

Dispersion of Light

When white light is passed through a glass prism it splits into its spectrum of colours (in order violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red) and this process of white light splitting into its constituent colours is termed as Dispersion of Light.

28 March

Remote Voting Facility

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Saturday said that the remote voting facility is likely to be launched by the 2024 Lok Sabha election with its first pilot project expected to begin in the next two to three months.

27 March

Gupta Empire | गुप्‍त साम्राज्‍य

मौर्य साम्राज्‍य के पतन के पश्‍चात, उत्‍तर में कुषाण और दक्षिण में सातवाहन शासकों के पास सत्‍ता थी। गुप्‍त साम्राज्‍य ने प्रयाग में अपनी शक्ति के केन्‍द्र को रखते हुए उत्‍तर में कुषाणों को प्रतिस्‍थापित किया और एक शताब्‍दी (335 – 455 ईसवी) से अधिक समय तक राजनैतिक एकता को अखण्‍ड बनाए रखा। गुप्ता राजवंश की स्थापना श्री गुप्ता ने की थी।