Green tax to be imposed on older vehicles soon: Ministry for Road Transport and Highways

The Union Ministry  for Road Transport and Highways has approved a proposal to levy a “Green Tax” on old vehicles which are polluting the environment. The proposal will now go to the states for consultation before it is formally notified….

Polio vaccination drive start: Basics Explained

India starts its National Polio Immunisation programme,  covering kids in the age group of 0 to 5 years, on 31 January. Recently in October 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) announced  that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria, leaving the devastating…

Freedom Fighter Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary

Freedom Fighter Lala Lajpat Rai  popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesari’ or the ‘Lion of Punjab’ was born on January 28th in 1865 . He was a great leader, historian, eminent editor, social and religious reformer, and powerful orator. Lala Lajpat…

Supreme Court stays Bombay High Court judgment which ruled skin-to-skin contact necessary for offence of ‘sexual assault’ under POCSO

The Supreme Court  stayed the controversial judgment of the Bombay High Court which had held that pressing the breast of a 12-year old child without removing her top will not fall within the definition of ‘sexual assault’ under Section 7 the Protection of Children…

Sixth India-Nepal Joint Commission Meeting

The sixth meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Commission in New Delhi on 15 January 2021. Nepal requested for early provision of Covid vaccines to Nepal. Noting the milestone achieved by the Motihari-Amlekhganj petroleum products pipeline, the two sides discussed the…

Third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) launched

The third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) was launched in 600 districts across all states of India. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), this phase will focus on new-age and COVID-related skills….

2020 was one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

    The year 2020 was one of the three warmest on record, and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, according to a consolidation of five leading international datasets by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).          …