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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

List of PSUs in India

India has nearly 300 Central Public Sector Enterprises. Of these, there are 8 Maharatnas, 16 Navratnas and 74 Miniratnas. List of all major Public Sector Enterprises also called Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) is given here

List of Maharatna

  1.     National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC)
  2.     Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)
  3.     Steel Authority of India Limited(SAIL)
  4.     Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited(BHEL)
  5.     Indian Oil Corporation Limited(IOCL)
  6.     Coal India Limited(CIL)
  7.     Gas Authority of India Limited(GAIL)
  8.     Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited(BPCL)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fast Facts: International Solar Alliance

World need more energy, fossil fuel reservoirs are depleting. Save Energy is one option but perhaps we cannot  save enough of it to fill the rising energy demand. Solar Energy is the option. We need to trap solar energy for the use of human kind and hence formed International Solar Alliance at Paris, France. The objective of this organization is making good use of solar energy.

It all started with an speech of Prime Minister of India in November 2015 at Wembley Stadium, in which he referred to sunshine countries as Suryaputra ("Sons of the Sun").

The sunshine countries are those lied in the Torrid Zone, i.e. between tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn.

The Foundation stone of ISA jointly laid by the Prime Minister of India and French President President Fran├žois Hollande. The ISA has Headquarters in Gurugram, Haryana India.

As of 2017, 121 countries are members of ISA.

Countries outside of Torrid Zone can also join ISA and enjoy equal rights and responsibilities but no voting rights.

The First Edition of International Solar Alliance (ISA) summit i.e. ISA 2018 concluded in New Delhi. According to Devdiscource, the summit was attended by Heads of 23 member countries. The World Bank is extending support of US Dollar 500 000 for awareness and other activities.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

List of Government of India Agencies

The Government of India has many agencies like Ministries, Autonomous Bodies, Departments and Centres to advise government and help in functioning. Its important for every individual living in a country to know his / her government and its functioning. Broadly this knowledge makes a portion of General Awareness. In competitive examinations like Railway Recruitment, Banking, PO, Civil Services, Teachers' Appointment, Legal Professional Selection, SSC, Defence Personnel's Recruitment questions related various domains are asked. To help readers of this blog in preparing for competitive examination I have gathers here data about List of Government of India Agencies. To know about each of those Government of India agencies click of the links below
  1. Agencies under Ministry of Home Affairs India Government

  2. Agencies Under Ministry of Agriculture Government of India

  3. Agencies under Ministry of Civil Aviation

  4. Agencies under Ministry of Coal

  5. Ministry of Commerce and Industry/ Ministry of Business

  6. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

  7. Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

  8. Ministry of Corporate Affairs

  9. Ministry of Culture

  10. Ministry of Defence

  11. Ministry of Earth Sciences

  12. Ministry of Environment and Forests

  13. List of Forest Research Institutes in India

  14. Ministry of External Affairs

  15. Ministry of Finance

  16. Ministry of Food Processing Industries

  17. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  18. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

  19. Ministry of Home Affairs

  20. Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation

  21. Ministry of Human Resource Development

  22. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

  23. Ministry of Labour and Employment

  24. Ministry of Law and Justice

  25. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

  26. Ministry of Mines

  27. Ministry of Minority Affairs

  28. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

  29. Ministry of Panchayati Raj

  30. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

  31. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

  32. Agencies under Ministry of Power

  33. Ministry of Railways

  34. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

  35. Ministry of Rural Development

  36. Ministry of Science & Technology

  37. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

  38. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

  39. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

  40. Ministry of Steel

  41. Ministry of Textiles

  42. Autonomous Bodies

  43. Ministry of Women and Child Development

  44. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

  45. Independent Departments

  46. Independent Agencies/Bodies

  47. Intelligence

  48. Law enforcement

  49. Tribunals in India



Tribunals in India

    •     Appellate Tribunal for Electricity
    •     Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property
    •     Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange
    •     Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal
    •     Armed Forces Tribunal
    •     Authority for Advance Rulings
    •     Authority for Advance Rulings (Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax)
    •     Central Administrative Tribunal
    •     Competition Commission of India
    •     Company Law Board
    •     Competition Appellate Tribunal
    •     Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
    •     Cyber Appellate Tribunal
    •     Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal
    •     Film Certification Appellate Tribunal
    •     Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal
    •     Industrial Tribunal
    •     Intellectual Property Appellate Board
    •     National Green Tribunal
    •     National Highways Tribunal
    •     National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
    •     Railway Claims Tribunal
    •     Securities Appellate Tribunal
    •     Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Authority
    •     Telecom Regulatory Authority of India


Law enforcement

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  • Directorate General Civil Defence & Fire Services (DGCD)
  • Home Guards
  • Railway Protection Force
  • Rapid Action Force (RAF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Central Vigilance Commission
  • Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)
  • National Security Guards (NSG)
  • Defence Security Corps
  • Department of Internal Security
  • Special Protection Group (SPG)


  •     Intelligence Bureau (IB) (internal)
  •     Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) (external)
  •     Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) (internal)

  •     Economic Intelligence Council
  •     Central Economic Intelligence Bureau
  •     Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence (DGRI)
  •     Directorate of Enforcement
  •     Directorate General of Anti-Evasion
  •     Directorate General of Income Tax Investigation
  •     Directorate of Income Tax Intelligence and Criminal Investigation

  •     Aviation Research Centre(ARC)
  •     Directorate of Military Intelligence
  •     Directorate of Air Intelligence
  •     Directorate of Naval Intelligence
  •     Special Service Bureau

  •     All-India Radio Monitoring Service (AIRMS)
  •     Joint Cipher Bureau
  •     Signal Intelligence Directorate

Independent Agencies/Bodies

    •     Planning Commission
    •     Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI)
    •     Election Commission of India
    •     Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)
    •     Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
    •     Central Information Commission
    •     Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)
    •     Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser
    •     National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)
    •     National Commission for Minorities (NCM)
    •     National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
    •     National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)
    •     National Commission for Women (NCW)
    •     National Commission on Population
    •     National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
    •     Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)
    •     Reserve Bank of India (RBI)


Independent Departments

Department of Atomic Energy
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
  • Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam
  • Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
  • Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Calcutta
  • Atomic Minerals Division, Hyderabad
  • Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad
  • Heavy water plant, Manuguru
  • NPCIL, Mumbai
  • UCIL, Jhaduguda
  • Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad
Department of Space
  •     Indian Space Research Organisation
  •     National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Which agencies comes under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GOI?
  • Department of Sports
  • National Sports Federation
  • Sports Authority of India (SAI)
  • All India Boxing Association (AIBA)
  • Indian Amateur Boxing Federation
  • Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
  • Indian Olympic Association (IOA)
  • All India Chess Federation
  • All India Football Federation (AIFF)
  • All India Tennis Association (AITA)
  • Tamil Nadu State Chess Association (TNSCA)
  • All India Carrom Federation (AICF)
  • Badminton Association of India
  • Ball Badminton Federation of India
  • Amateur Baseball federation of India
  • Indian Body Builders Federation
  • Bridge Federation of India
  • Cycling Federation of India
  • Equestrian Federation of India (EFI)
  • Hockey India
  • Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI)
  • Volleyball Federation of India (VFI)
  • Indian Weightlifting Federation
  • Indian Powerlifting Federation
  • Billiards & Snookers Federation of India
  • Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India
  • Yachting Association of India
  • Kho-Kho Federation of India
  • Basketball Federation of India
  • Wushu Association of India
  • Netball Federation of India
  • Jump Rope Federation of India (JRFI)
  • Paralympic Committee of India
  • National Rifle Association of India (NRAI)
  • Judo Federation of India
  • Swimming Federation of India
  • National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)
  • Services Sports Control Board

Ministry of Women and Child Development

Statutory Body
  •     National Commission for Protection of Child Rights

Autonomous Bodies

  • National Institute of Hydrology
  • National Projects Construction Corporation Limited

Ministry of Textiles

Which agencies comes under the purview of Ministry of Textiles, GOI?

  • Autonomous Bodies
  •     National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
  •     Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textile Management

Statutory Bodies
  •     Textiles Committee
  •     Central Silk Board, Bangalore

Export Promotion Councils
  •     EEPC India (Formerly, Engineering Export Promotion Council), largest export promotion council in India.
  •     Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC)
  •     Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC)
  •     Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL)
  •     Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH)
  •     Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC)
  •     Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)
  •     Cashew Export Promotion Council of India (CEPC)
  •     Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil)

Textiles Research Associations
  •     Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA)
  •     Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA)
  •     South India Textile Research Association (SITRA)
  •     Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA)
  •     The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills Research Association (SASMIRA)
  •     Man-made Textile Research Association (MANTRA)
  •     Indian Jute Industry's Research Association (IJIRA)
  •     Wool Research Association (WRA)

Public Sector Undertakings
  •     British India Corporation Ltd. (BIC)
  •     Central Cottage Industries Corporation (CCIC)
  •     Cotton Corporation of India Ltd. (CCI)
  •     Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation (HHEC)
  •     Jute Corporation of India Ltd. (JCI)
  •     National Handloom Development Corporation (NHDC)
  •     National Jute Manufacturers Corporation (NJMC)
  •     Birds Jute and Export Ltd. (BJEL)
  •     National Textile Corporation Ltd. (NTC)

Ministry of Steel

Which agencies comes under the purview of Ministry of Steel, GOI

  •     Steel Authority of India (SAIL)
  •     Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL)
  •     National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Agencies under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GOI
  • National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD)

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Agencies under the purview of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, GOI

  •     Department of Statistics
  •     Department of Programme Implementation

Autonomous Bodies
  •     Central Statistical Office (CSO)
  •     National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Agencies under the purview of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI

  •         National Commission for Backward Classes
  •         National Commission for Scheduled Castes
  •         National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
    Other Statutory Bodies
  •         Rehabilitation Council of India
  •         Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
  •         National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation
    National Institutes
  •         Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped
  •         Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped
  •         National Institute of Mentally Handicapped
  •         Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ministry of Science & Technology

Which agencies comes under the purview of Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI?
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Ocean Development
    •  National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR)

  • Department of Scientific & Industrial Research
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  • National Research Development Corporation
  • Consultancy Development Centre
  • Central Electronics Limited

  •    Department of Science & Technology
  •     Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (formerly Centre For Liquid Crystal Research)
  •     National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF)

Ministry of Rural Development

Which agencies comes under the Ministry of Ministry of Rural Development, GOI?

  •     National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD)
  •     Department of Land Resources
  •     Department of Rural Development
  •     Department of Drinking Water Supply

Ministry of Railways

Which agencies comes under the purview of Ministry of Railways, GOI?

  •     Railway Board
    •         Indian Railways
  •             16 Zones
  •             Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (public sector undertaking)
  •             Konkan Railway Corporation (public sector undertaking)
  •             Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (public sector undertaking)
  •             Production Units
  •                 Chittaranjan Locomotive Works
  •                 Diesel Locomotive Works
  •                 Diesel-Loco Modernisation Works
  •                 Integral Coach Factory
  •                 Rail Coach Factory
  •                 Rail Wheel Factory
      •             Maintenance Units
    •         Bharat Wagon and Engineering Limited (public sector undertaking)
    •         Central Organisation for Modernisation of Workshops
    •         Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE)
    •         Container Corporation of India (public sector undertaking)
    •         Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (public sector undertaking)
    •         Indian Railway Finance Corporation (public sector undertaking)
    •         IRCON International (public sector undertaking)
    •         Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (public sector undertaking)
    •         Railtel Corporation of India (public sector undertaking)
    •         Railway Protection Force
    •         RITES Limited (public sector undertaking)
  •     Rail Land Development Authority

Agencies under Ministry of Power

Which agencies comes under Ministry of Power, GOI?


  •     Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

Autonomous Bodies, Boards & Corporations

  •     Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), Bangalore, Karnataka
  •     National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad, Haryana

Power Boards / Undertakings

  •     Power System Operation Corporation Limited, Kolkata
  •     National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) - Power System Operation Corporation Limited, New Delhi
  •     National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  •     Power System Operation Corporation Limited, Shillong
  •     Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited (NTECL)
  •     PFC Consulting Limited (PFCCL), Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC), New Delhi
  •     Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFCL), New Delhi
  •     Power Trading Corporation of India Limited (PTC)
  •     Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private limited (RGPPL), New Delhi
  •     Power System Operation Corporation Limited, Bangalore
  •     Power System Operation Corporation Limited, Mumbai

'POWER PSUs & Joint Ventures

  •     Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC)
  •     National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
  •     National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (NHPC)
  •     National Thermal Power Corporation NTPC
  •     North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO)
  •     NTPC BHEL Power Projects Private Limited (NBPPL), Noida
  •     Power Finance Corporation Limited, New Delhi
  •     Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID)
  •     REC Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL), New Delhi
  •     Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
  •     Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Limited
  •     Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC)
  •     Triveni Structurals Limited (TSL), Uttar Pradesh

Statutory Bodies, Commissions & Councils

a. Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) b. Central Electricity Authority (CEA) c. Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) d. Regional Inspectorial Organisation, Shillong

7. Commissions/Committees/Missions a. Northern Regional Power Committee, Ministry of Power b. Southern Regional Power Committee c. Western Regional Power Committee (WRPC)

8. Regional/Field Offices (Central Government) a. Energy Manager Training b. Koldam Hydro Power Project, NTPC C. North Eastern Regional Power Committee

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