Autonomous Bodies

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency(IREDA) is a Mini Ratna Enterprise of the Government of India. It was founded in 1987. Purpose: IREDA promotes, develops, and extends financial assistance for setting up projects relating to new and renewable sources of energy. Nodal Ministry: It comes under the administrative control of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). Registered …

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National Testing Agency

About NTA: It is an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. It will be society registered under Indian Societies Registration Act, 1860. What will NTA do? The NTA will initially conduct entrance examinations currently being conducted by CBSE. Other examinations will be taken up gradually after NTA …

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Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS): INCOIS is an autonomous organization of the Union Government. It comes under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. It was established in 1999 HQ : Hyderabad Its mandated is to provide the best possible ocean information and advisory services to government agencies, society, industry and the scientific community …

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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 …

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Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Archaeological Survey of India: The ASI is the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the country. The prime objection of ASI is to maintain the archaeological sites, ancient monuments and remains of national importance. Headquarters: New Delhi. Established: 1861 by Alexander Cunningham. It regulates all archaeological activities as …

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National Innovation Foundation – UPSC Prelims

National Innovation Foundation: NIF is an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Union Ministry of Science and Technology. It was set up in February 2000 to provide institutional support for scouting, sustaining, spawning and scaling up the grassroots innovations across the country. Since then, it has been actively engaged in promoting creativity …

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Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) – UPSC Prelims

Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR): ICHR is an autonomous body of the Union Ministry of Education. It was established by an Administrative Order of the then Union Ministry of Education and Social Welfare. It is based in New Delhi with regional centers in Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Gowahati (Assam). ICHR disburses funds for carrying out …

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