Banking ombudsman

Banking ombudsman is a quasi judicial authority It is created to resolve customer complaints against banks relating to certain services provided by them. The Ombudsman is a senior official, who has been appointed by the Reserve Bank of India to address grievances and complaints from customers, pertaining deficiencies in banking services. It covers all kinds of banks including public[…]

Thirty meter telescope

It is a proposed astronomical observatory with an extremely large telescope (ELT) that has become the source of controversy over its planned location on Mauna Kea in the state of Hawaii. It will be world’s biggest telescope. Construction of the TMT was proposed on land which is considered sacred to Native Hawaiian culture and religion. Hanle in Ladakh is one among the[…]

Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme

It is a scheme of West Bengal This scheme has received the highest prize in United Nations Public Service Award West Bengal has been awarded in the Asia-Pacific group for the category: ‘Reaching the Poorest and Most Vulnerable through Inclusive Services and Participation‘. Scheme: Aims to improve the lives and the status of the adolescent girls.[…]

City Liveability Index

Started by Ministry of Urban Development It will cover cities with a population above one million, including the capital cities. The index will help cities to analyse where they stand in terms of the quality of life. It will help them to come up with interventions required to improve it. The index will assess cities[…]

Antarctica Treaty

The treaty is framed to ensure ‘in the interests of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord.’ To this end it prohibits military activity, except in support of science; prohibits nuclear explosions and the disposal of nuclear[…]

NATGRID

About NATGRID: NATGRID is an ambitious counter terrorism programme It which will utilise technologies like Big Data and analytics to study and analyse the huge amounts of data from various intelligence and enforcement agencies to help track suspected terrorists and prevent terrorist attacks. It will connect, in different phases, data providing organisations and users besides developing[…]

Smart City Mission

Ministry/Department:  Ministry of Urban Development ( in collaboration of states)   Objective: To develop 100 cities all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable   Scheme: Smart cities to be selected through City Challenge Competition These cities to be developed as satellite towns of larger cities and by modernizing the existing mid-sized cities.[…]

KalamSat

It is world’s lightest satellite weighing only 64 grams It is designed by an Indian Student and launched by NASA KalamSat is a 3-D printed satellite. This is the first time that 3-D printing technology is used to make satellites The purpose behind the launch of KalamSat was to demonstrate the performance of 3D-printed carbon fibre.    […]

VAJRA Faculty Scheme

Ministry: Ministry of Science and Technology   VAJRA  stands for Visiting Advanced Joint Research    Scheme enables NRIs and overseas scientific community to participate and contribute to research and development in India.   Scheme: The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a Statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology will implement the Scheme. Foreign[…]

Municipal Bonds

A municipal bond is a bond issued by a local government, or their agencies. ‘Muni bonds’ are very popular among investors in many developed nations, especially in the U.S., where these have attracted investments totalling over $500 billion and are among preferred avenues for household savings. The Bangalore Municipal Corporation was the first municipal corporation[…]