Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Established 26th September, 1942 Chairperson Prime Minister of India HQ : New Delhi About:  It is an autonomous body and the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in India – running 37 laboratories and 39 field stations or extension centres. Although it is mainly funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, it operates as an autonomous body …

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Kandhamal Haldi

Odisha’s Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric) will soon get Geographical Indications (GI) tag. Kandhamal Haldi is famous for its healing properties. It is main cash crop of tribal people in Kandhamal. Apart from domestic use, it is also used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.  

Maharatna, Navratna, and Miniratna

Miniratna, Navratna and Maharatna Status are given to PSUs depending on their success. Department of Public Enterprises under Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises grants these status. Navratna Status: The Government had introduced Navratna scheme, in 1997, to identify CPSEs that had comparative advantages and to support them in their drive to become global …

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Emergency Response Support System (ERSS)

It will provide single emergency response number across the country, providing 24*7 efficient and effective response system which can receive inputs from various voice and data services like voice call, SMS, e-mail and panic buttons in public transport, to attend to citizens in distress. It can also identify the location of persons in distress, connecting …

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India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL)

It was set up in 2006 to provide long term debt for infrastructure projects. It provides financial assistance to commercially viable projects, which includes projects implemented by public sector company, private sector company; or private sector company selected under Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative. IIFCL raises funds from domestic as well as external markets on …

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National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog

NITI Aayog was formed on January 1, 2015. It is neither a constitutional nor a statutory body. NITI Aayog is created via an executive resolution of the Union Cabinet. It is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Union Government, providing both directional and policy inputs. It had replaced the 65-year old Planning Commission established …

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