Entries by Policy Watch

Policy Watch – November 16th, 2017

Important policy updates from 10th November 2017 – 16th November 2017. Agriculture MOU Approved Between India and Philippines The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Philippines in the field of agriculture and related fields. The MoU will improve […]

Policy Watch – November 9th, 2017

Important policy updates from 3rd November 2017 – 9th November 2017. Comm. & Information Technology Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana launched Minister of Communications Shri Manoj Sinha launched a Pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Under the scheme of SPARSH (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & […]

Policy Watch – November 2nd, 2017

Important policy updates from 27th October 2017 – 2nd November 2017 Finance NPS increased from 60 years to 65 years The government has increased the maximum age of joining the National Pension System (NPS)-Private Sector from the existing 60 years to 65 years. “Now, any Indian citizen, resident or non-resident, between the age of 60 […]

Policy Watch – October 26th, 2017

Important policy updates from 20th October 2017 – 26th October 2017 Infrastructure Road Projects worth Rs 6.92 Lakh Crore Announced Infrastructure projects aimed at improving the road sector, worth Rs. 6.92 lakh crore has been announced. The recent announcement has estimated building 83,677 km of roads over the next five years and ensuring employment generation […]

Policy Watch – October 19th, 2017

Important policy updates from 13th October 2017 – 19th October 2017 Infrastructure Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana The Central Government has launched the Sampoorna Gram Bima Yojana, with a view to benefit rural India, with better life insurance services. This scheme will ensure that at least one identified village in a revenue district will be covered with […]

Policy Watch – October 12th, 2017

Important policy updates from 06th September 2017 – 12th October 2017 International Relation India & South Africa mark 20 years of Cooperation in Science & Technology An Indian delegation led by the Union Minister for Science and Technology will participate in the celebration of 20 years of cooperation between India and South Africa in the […]

Policy Watch – October 5th, 2017

Important policy updates from 29th September 2017 – 05th October 2017 Energy Push for Electric Vehicles The state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd will procure 10,000 electric vehicles from Tata Motors Ltd in two phases. 500 vehicles will be supplied by November 2017 in the first phase. This step is seen as a major step towards […]

Policy Watch – September 28th, 2017

Important policy updates from 22nd September 2017 – 28th September 2017 Rural & Tribal Affairs Promotion and Reach of TRIFED The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India, that works towards promoting tribal culture through its art and craft, intends to scale up its operations for the greater benefit of tribal artisans. This expansion plan […]

Policy Watch – September 21st, 2017

Important policy updates from 15th September 2017 – 21st September 2017 Infrastructure New Policy for Affordable Housing A new Public-Private Partnership policy for affordable housing has been announced, which provides for central assistance of upto 2.50 lakh rupees for each house to be constructed by private builders. This may also lead to an increase in […]

Policy Watch – September 14th, 2017

Important policy updates from 8th September 2017 – 14th September 2017 Infrastructure WiFi for all Panchayats by March 2019 The government is attempting to cover nearly 5.5 lakh villages with WiFi facility by March 2019, with an ambitious Rs 3,700-crore plan. Broadband services with about 1,000 megabits per second (1 gbps) benefitting 1 lakh gram […]