Entries by VIF

Policy Watch – January 25th, 2018

Important policy updates from 19th January 2018 – 25th January 2018. Innovation CSR & Corporate Data Portal The Minister of Finance and the Minister for Corporate Affairs have launched a National CSR Portal and a Corporate Data Portal, in a step towards increasing accountability and transparency in Indian corporate sphere. The portal will be accessible […]

Policy Watch – January 18th, 2018

Important policy updates from 12th January 2018 – 18th January 2018. Innovation Short Film Making on SAUBHAGYA A company working under the Ministry of Power has organised a short filmmaking contest, with an aim to create awareness about the SAUBHAGYA scheme among the people, and at the same time, involve the general public as agents […]

Policy Watch – January 11th, 2018

Important policy updates from 5th January 2018 – 11th January 2018. Technology & Innovation CSIR to Develop Eco-friendly Firecrackers The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research will be developing a cost-effective technology to make e-crackers. With concerns increasingly being raised over the use of polluting firecrackers, this initiative by different labs at the CSIR will go […]

Policy Watch – January 4th, 2018

Important policy updates from 29th December 2017 – 4th January 2018. Innovation E-catalogue to Promote Engineering Goods at a Global Level As part of the Brand India Initiative, Indian companies that adhere to international standards and quality will be showcased on an e-catalog, for buyers across the globe. This initiative seeks to promote India’s high-quality engineering […]

Policy Watch – December 28th, 2017

Important policy updates from 22nd December 2017 – 28th December 2017. Infrastructure Ganga Gram Project The Drinking Water and Sanitation Ministry has launched the Ganga Gram project, aimed at undertaking an integrated development of all the 4470 villages along Ganga river. The project was launched at the Ganga Gram Swachhta Sammelan, which witnessed over 1400 participants, […]

Policy Watch – December 21st, 2017

Important policy updates from 15th December 2017 – 21st December 2017. Innovation India’s First Social Audit Law in Meghalaya Passed in April, the Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act will facilitate the auditing of government schemes and programmes by the Government, giving these audits an official sanction and making them a mandatory act. […]

Policy Watch – December 14th, 2017

Important policy updates from 8th December, 2017 – 14th December, 2017. Infrastructure A Push for Sustainable Urban Transport The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the GIZ, of Germany, have signed an agreement to promote sustainable urban transport, by means of technical cooperation. An investment of Euro 4 million by GIZ will be made […]

Policy Watch – December 7th, 2017

Important policy updates from 1st December, 2017 – 7th December, 2017. Health & Hygiene National Nutrition Mission The Cabinet has approved Rs. 9046 crore for the purpose of National Nutrition Mission. This body will aid in monitoring and supervising the initiatives taken by ministries to eradicate malnutrition. The targets set by the Government include a […]

Policy Watch – November 30th, 2017

Important Policy Updates from 24th November, 2017 – 30th November, 2017. Infrastructure 30.76 Lakh Houses Sanctioned Under PMAY Since the launch of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), in June,2015, 30.76 lakh houses have been sanctioned, of which, about 4.13 lakh houses have been constructed, and 15.65 lakh houses are currently at various stages of construction. […]

Policy Watch – November 23rd, 2017

Important policy updates from 17th November, 2017 – 23rd November, 2017. Home Affairs ‘National Integration Week’ ‘National Integration Week’ will be observed from November 19 – 25  with a view to fostering and reinforcing the spirit of communal harmony across the country amidst ongoing debate over the issue of intolerance. Union Home Minister Sh. Rajnath […]

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 […]

Policy Watch – September 7th, 2017

Important policy updates from 1st September 2017 – 7th September 2017 Administrative Rajaswa Gyan Sangam The purpose of organizing the conference is to facilitate a two-way communication between policy makers and the officers working in field offices. This is seen as a step that will increase the efficiency in collecting revenue and ensuring that policies […]

Policy Watch – August 31st, 2017

Important policy updates from 25th August 2017 – 31st August 2017 Economy RBI Annual Report- Post Demonetisation Update The Annual Report released by RBI has published trends detected in counterfeit notes in the banking system for the year 2016-17. As per the report, 762,072 counterfeit notes were detected in the system and it was 20.4% […]

Policy Watch – August 24th, 2017

Important policy updates from 18th August 2017- 24th August 2017 Youth Opportunities Be Soldiers of Development: Modi to Entrepreneurs On the occasion of  ‘Champions of Change’ organized by Niti Aayog, Prime Minister asked young entrepreneurs to be soldiers of development. He said that we as Indians should take pride in our rich heritage and boost […]

Policy Watch – August 17th, 2017

Important policy updates from 11th August 2017- 17th August 2017 Sports Sports University in India Government has taken a major step to encourage sports in India. On 10th August 2017, Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha to set up a National Sports University. The aims and objectives of the Bill states that the National […]