Context: Government has approved Vibrant Villages Programme (VVP) as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme recently for  comprehensive development of the select villages. About the programme: The Vibrant Villages Programme will aid in raising the standard of living for residents of designated border communities and encouraging them to remain there, reversing the outmigration from these villages and enhancing border …

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Context:  The 8th India-Australia Defence Policy Talks (DPT) were held recently. Indo-Australia Relations: The historical ties between India and Australia started immediately following European settlement in Australia from 1788. All trade to and fro from the penal colony of New South Wales was controlled by the British East India Company through Kolkata. India and Australia established diplomatic relations in the pre-Independence period, …

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Samudrayaan Project

Union Minister of Earth Sciences informed the Lok Sabha about Samudrayaan project. Deep Ocean Mission has been launched in 2021 as a Central Sector Scheme of Ministry of Earth Sciences. Samudrayaan is a project under the Deep Ocean Mission. The Samudrayaan mission is India’s first manned ocean mission, with the goal of sending men deep into the ocean in …

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Leaders across India’s political spectrum paid their tributes to India’s armed forces and the fallen martyrs on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas. The Kargil War The Kargil War officially ended on July 26, 1999, with the eviction of the last remaining Pakistani troops and infiltrators from positions …

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India has taken the first step to generate digital birth certificates by introducing Registration of Births and Deaths Amendment Bill, 2023. Key details: It will be an all-encompassing document that can be used for: admission to educational institutions, jobs, passports or Aadhaar, voter enrolment, registration of marriage, etc. Significance: This will avoid multiplicity …

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Govt. is ready for discussion on Manipur

Why in NEWS Union Home Minister told the Lok Sabha on Monday that the government was ready for a discussion on Manipur on the floor of the House as the country needs to know the “truth about the sensitive situation in the State”. What is happening in Manipur Manipur, a …

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House panel expresses concern over slow documentation of antiquities

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has expressed dismay at the slow pace of documentation of antiquities noting that this was critical in proving ownership and reclaiming stolen heritage items. The government has been intent on securing the repatriation of stolen Indian artefacts from abroad. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism …

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Final G-20 disaster risk meeting starts today

Why in NEWS The G20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group, under the Indian presidency, is set to hold its third and final meeting in Chennai from July 24 to 26. This is the first time a dedicated working group on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has been constituted, signifying India’s commitment …

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