National List of Essential Medicines – India

Essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority healthcare needs of the majority of the population. The essential medicines list needs to be country-specific addressing the disease burden of the nation and the commonly used medicines at primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare levels. The medicines in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) should be […]

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What is Atal Bhujal Yojana?

The per capita water availability in the country is reducing due to the increase in population. The average annual per capita water availability in the years 2001 and 2011 was assessed as 1816 cubic meters and 1545 cubic meters respectively which may further reduce to 1486 cubic meters, 1367 cubic meters, 1282 cubic meters and […]

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CAG has found loopholes in the way environment safety is managed by Coal India Limited

India’s coal production has been under fire for being a polluting source of energy generation and in some cases, not adhering to environmental safeguards. Giving credence to this charge, the latest report by India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found loopholes in the way environment safety is managed by Coal India Limited (CIL) and its subsidiaries […]

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Schemes for Installation and Use of Solar Energy Systems in Rural and Urban areas

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) Coverage (a) Component-A: 10 GW Installation of Renewable power plants (incl. solar) up to 2 MW capacity on barren/agriculture land. (b) Component-B: Installation of 17.5 lakh standalone solar pumps up to 7.5 HP capacity each for irrigation purpose (c) Component-C: Solarization of 10 lakh existing agricultural […]

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Gaganyaan: The Human Space Mission

The Human Space Mission: Gaganyaan is targeted for December 2021. The Gaganyaan Programme has been approved by the Government of India. The design and configuration of the major subsystem are finalized. The procurement and system/ subsystem realization for tests and flight has commenced. The crew selection and training process for the Gaganyaan mission is progressing […]

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