The vision of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the development of the agriculture sector and to increase agricultural production

ICAR has been updating the vision and strategies of research for the holistic development of Indian Agriculture. ICAR has developed perspective plans and vision for 2030 and 2050. These documents provide the strategic framework for innovation-led inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth in the country. The ICAR Institutes under the Council have also prepared their vision […]

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Admission to Ph.D. Programme in Science Education – 2020

Admission to PhD Programme in Science Education – 2020  Interest in science and mathematics education Flair for teaching and writing Curiosity about how students learn Critical and analytical skills Commitment to improving education Science and mathematics teachers and educators are also encouraged to apply. They would have to spend a minimum of two years at […]

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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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