Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules

Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules The new Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules has been acknowledged by the centre. It prohibited the manufacture, sale and use of some single-use goods made with plastic, polystyrene. ● Background: The Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules notified by the Centre recently acknowledge the gravity of pollution caused by plastic articles…

Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) Scheme

 About the scheme:  Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) is a sub-scheme under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Urban (PMAY-U) to provide affordable rental housing to urban migrants/poor, close to their workplace.  It aims to create a conducive ecosystem for Public/Private Entities to leverage investment in rental housing.  The beneficiaries of ARHCs will be varied groups of…

International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) and IFSC

International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) Framework for setting up and operating International Trade Finance Services platform (ITFS) for providing trade finance services at International Financial Services Centres.  The IFSCA has issued a framework for setting up and operating International Trade Finance Services Platform for providing Trade Finance Services at International Financial  Services Centres.  The…

UMANG App – Map services

 Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) enables map services in “UMANG App”.  MeitY has enabled map services in “UMANG App” through an MOU with MapmyIndia (a private firm).  As a result of the integration of UMANG with MapmyIndia Maps, citizens will be able to find government facilities nearest to their location, such as mandis, blood…

Vocabulary series 1

Clamour (noun) – protest, complaint, outcry/commotion. Condign (adjective) – well deserved, merited, warranted/justified. Debt security (noun) – a debt/financial instrument that is negotiable/trad-ablez; tradable liability/loan. Deepen (verb) – increase, grow, strengthen. Dilemma (noun) – difficulty, problem, quandary/predicament. Discrepancy (noun) –  mismatch, dissimilarity/difference, variation/deviation. Elapse (verb) – pass, go by, roll past. Gallows (noun) – execution…