Daily News Updates

India’s first forest-certification scheme gets global recognition

March 23, 2019

The council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a Geneva-based non-profit, has decided to endorse the Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) developed by Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), an Indian non-profit.

Voluntary retention route for foreign portfolio investors

March 23, 2019

It is a new channel of investment available to FPIs to encourage them to invest in debt markets in India over and above their investments through the regular route

Issues related to stubble burning

March 23, 2019

Only educating farmers about the monetary costs of burning stubble can address the environmental crisis triggered every year in Punjab, says a team of Swiss and Indian researchers who interviewed 600 farmers over two years.

Integrate TB services with primary health system: Lancet

March 23, 2019

Compared with 2015 data, 57% reduction in incidence and 72% reduction in mortality will been seen only by 2035 in three countries including India.

International Day of Forests- 21 March

March 23, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012.

World Water Day- 22 March

March 23, 2019

The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind,’ which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.

Social Media Platforms Present Voluntary Code of Ethics

March 23, 2019

Social media platforms and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) have presented a ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics for the General Election 2019 to the Election Commission of India.

ON THE LEARNING CURVE: TRANSFORMING EDUCATION OUTCOMES IN INDIA

March 23, 2019

With more than 1.5 million schools, 260 million enrolments and 12 million teachers, India has the largest, most diverse and complicated learning systems in the world.

A FRESH WARNING: WHAT GEO-6 MEANS FOR INDIA

March 20, 2019

The sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook from the UN Environment Programme has come as another stark warning

THE WWW TURNS 30

March 19, 2019

Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee and his colleagues at CERN began a project to create an information retrieval service on the internet.

CHINA’S BLOCK: ON NOT LISTING AZHAR AS GLOBAL TERRORIST

March 19, 2019

China’s decision to block the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the UN Security Council is both a setback to India’s post-Pulwama diplomatic strategy and a reality check on ties with China at present.

BACK TO LIFE: ON THE BELATED ACQUITTAL OF DEATH ROW CONVICTS

March 09, 2019

A nation’s legal system is integral to how its citizens look upon issues that concern the country in general and their individual lives in particular.

STUDY PUTS ANNUAL LOSSES FROM STUBBLE BURNING AT $30 BN

March 08, 2019

The study by researchers at the University of Washington and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

SOLAR POWERHOUSE

March 08, 2019

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved phase 2 of the grid-connected rooftop solar programme, with a focus on the residential sector.

West Bengal Police Recruitment 2019- 8419 Constable Vacancy

February 06, 2019

WEST Bengal Police Recruitment 2019 – 8419 Constables Vacancy – Last Date 05 March

Jharkhand SSC – JSSC Recruitment 2019 – 518 Excise Constable (JECCE) Vacancy

February 06, 2019

Jharkhand SSC – JSSC Recruitment 2019 – 518 Excise Constable (JECCE) Vacancy – Last Date 09 February 2019

Jharkhand SSC – JSSC Recruitment – 1012 Special Branch Constable (Close Cadre) Vacancy

February 06, 2019

Jharkhand SSC – JSSC Recruitment – 1012 Special Branch Constable (Close Cadre) Vacancy – Last Date 18 February 2019

UPSSSC Recruitment-672 Marketing Inspector, Executive Officer, Consolidation Officer & Various Vacancy

February 06, 2019

UPSSSC Recruitment – 672 Marketing Inspector, Executive Officer, Consolidation Officer & Various Vacancy – Last Date 19 February 2019

SSC JE Recruitment – Junior Engineer Exam 2018 Vacancy

February 06, 2019

SSC JE Recruitment – Junior Engineer Exam 2018 Vacancy – Last Date 25 February 2019

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – PSC AP Recruitment 2019 – 78 Assistant Statistical Officer Vacancy

February 06, 2019

Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission – PSC AP Recruitment 2019 – 78 Assistant Statistical Officer Vacancy – Last Date 06 March

Haryana Staff Selection Commission-HSSC Recruitment 2019 – 49 Junior Engineer (Electrical) Vacancy

February 06, 2019

Haryana Staff Selection Commission – HSSC Recruitment 2019 – 49 Junior Engineer (Electrical) Vacancy – Last Date 05 March