Current Affairs - Infrastructure

National Monetisation Pipeline: Unlocking Value in Brownfield Projects

On 23rd August 2021, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs launched a four year (FY2022-FY2025) National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) worth Rs 6 lakh crore to unlock value in brownfield projects by engaging the private sector, transferring to them the rights but not the ownership in projects; and using the funds for infrastructure creation across the country.


Plans for ‘Freight Smart Cities’ Unveiled

The Commerce Ministry’s Logistics division has recently unveiled the concept of ‘Freight Smart Cities’ to improve the efficiency of urban freight and create an opportunity for reduction in the logistics costs.


6 Years of Urban Transformation: Infra in Numbers

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) recently commemorated 6 years of the three transformative Urban Missions - Smart Cities Mission (SCM), Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Urban ...

WHO Names Covid-19 Variants

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced Greek alphabetical labels to identify different strains of Covid-19 that have emerged across the world. The WHO's decision to rename Covid variants came nearly ...

‘Infrastructure’ Status For Convention Centres

The Finance Ministry has granted ‘Infrastructure’ status for exhibition and convention centres that is expected to ease bank financing for such projects.The benefits available as ‘infrastructure’ projects would only be ...

India Energy Dashboards (Version 2.0)

The India Energy Dashboards Version 2.0 was launched on 12 April 2021 by NITI Aayog.India Energy Dashboards (IED) is an endeavour to provide single-window access to the energy data for ...

National Policy For Rare Diseases 2021

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has approved the “National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021” on 30th of March.The Rare Diseases Policy aims to lower the high cost of treatment for ...

Udan 4.1 Launched

To further enhance regional air connectivity, the Centre has launched the 4.1 round of the RCS-Udan scheme.Some operational flexibilities are extended to Airlines under the Udan 4.1 to ensure suitable ...

India's First Forest Healing Centre Inaugurated

The first forest healing centre of India has been inaugurated at Ranikhet in Kalika Uttarakhand.The centre has been developed by the Research Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department.It draws inspiration from ...

FSSAI Caps Trans Fatty Acids In Food

The FSSAI has amended its rules to put a cap on trans fatty acids (TFAs) in food products just after it tightened the norms for oils and fats.


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