November 2016: Important Days

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) Significance: Seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, end the violence against the women. 2016 Theme: “Orange the World – raise funds to end violence against women”. The orange colour in the theme symbolizes a better future to women and girls all over the globe without the pervasive human rights violation which affects 1 in 3 women Continue Reading

Current Affairs November 2016: News Snippets

This post shall contain summarized current affairs of November 2016 and shall be updated weekly. National Current Affairs November: Andhra Pradesh Government has launched the ‘Smart Water Distribution Monitoring’ web interface. The monitoring portal is a part of ourvmc.org from where it can be accessed. Using this portal people can check the status of drinking water in the water tanks nearby. The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) won the Continue Reading

Currency Printing In India and Features of new 2000 and 500 Rupee Notes

RBI has issued new 500 & 2000 Rupee notes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. Few important things to note regarding currency printing in India are: The rupee is named after the silver coin, rupiya, first issued by Sultan Sher Shah Suri in the 16th century. Section 22 of the RBI Act 1934 makes provided that RBI has the sole right to issue Bank notes of all denominations. Thus, Reserve Bank is Continue Reading

Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana for entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) recently announced launch of Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana to scale up an ecosystem of entrepreneurship for young people. The scheme was launched as part of events to mark  2nd Foundation Day of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Highlights of Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYY): PMYY is MSDE’s flagship scheme on entrepreneurship education and training. The scheme will run for five years (2016-17 Continue Reading

First International Agro-biodiversity Congress held at New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently inaugurated the first International Agro-biodiversity Congress at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The event was organized by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources and Biodiversity International to discuss conservation of genetic resources. What is meant by Agro-biodiversity? Agro-biodiversity is defined as the variety and variability of animals, plants and micro-organisms that are used directly or indirectly for food and agriculture. Agro-biodiversity is a vital sub-set of Continue Reading