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  • Mumbai and Bangalore Loss Top 100 in QS Ranking

    47 days ago
    Mumbai and Bangalore are out of the global top-100 listing and are presently rating at 106 and 110, respectively, in today's QS Best Student Cities Ranking edition. While Mumbai misplaced 29 places, Bengaluru fell with the aid of 21 sites in the ninth edition of the rankings added out by way of global more excellent schooling analysts QS Quacquarelli... Read More

    Bronze Medal for the Indian Hockey Team

    47 days ago
    Indian men’s hockey team defeated Germany to win their first-ever Olympic medal in forty-one years. Key Points: ♦ India wins the bronze medal in men’s hockey after beating Germany 5-4 at Tokyo Olympics. Before this podium ended for bronze, India closing climbed up the Olympic podium in 1980, gaining its 8th gold at the Games.... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Lovlina Claims Bronze Medal in Tokyo Olympics

    47 days ago
    Indian Boxer Lovlina Borgohain has failed to attain the gold medal remaining match. She settles for a bronze medal. Key Points: This is India’s third medal of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. She lost to Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey by unanimous selection in the women’s welterweight (69 kg) semifinal at Tokyo 2020. Lovlina had already assured... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Largest Star Sapphire Cluster in Sri Lanka

    47 days ago
    World’s biggest star sapphire cluster has been discovered in Ratnapura, Srilanka. Highlights: The stone is pale blue. It was located by labourers while digging properly in a gem trader’s home. Ratnapura is recognized as the gem capital of the country. The sapphire cluster weighs around 510kgs or 2.5 million carats. The cluster has an... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    India Signs MoU with World Bank for $250 Million Project

    47 days ago
    The World Bank has authorized a USD 250 million project in India for long-term dam safety software and improving the safety and performance of existing dams across quite a number of states of India. Highlights: ♦ The 2nd Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP-2) agreement was inked on between the World Bank, the Indian Government,... Read More

    A New Book by Captain Ramesh Babu

    47 days ago
    Ramesh Babu has authored a book titled “My Mazagon”. The book published by Indus Source Books aspects the history & story of Mazagon, the island which was merged into a one entity as Bombay. Highlights: ♦ The Book will be at the same time released through Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western... Read More
    Category: Books & Authors

    Leopard Dairies-The Rossette in India - A Book on Leopards

    47 days ago
    Wildlife Biologist Sanjay Gubbi authored an ebook about Leopard titled ‘Leopard Diaries – the Rosette in India’. The book is all about the meals habits, ecological context, and conservation of Leopard, along with the recommendations to overcome leopard–human conflict. Highlights: ♦ The ebook additionally small print... Read More
    Category: Books & Authors

    First Earthquake App in Uttarkhand

    47 days ago
    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched the first-of-its-kind earthquake early warning application, named ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’. Highlights: ♦ The app has been developed through IIT Roorkee, in association with Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA). ♦ Initially, this app was... Read More

    Performance of National AIDS Control Programme

    47 days ago
    An external evaluation of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) was conducted in 2020 on the advice of NITI Aayog, which found that the programme has done a commendable job and performed very well. Highlights: ♦ The NACP was launched in 1992. It is being implemented as a comprehensive programme to prevent and manipulate HIV/AIDS in India. ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Funds for Janani Suraksha Yojana

    47 days ago
    under National Health Mission (NHM), the Allocation of funds for Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is done as a part of the RCH Flexible Pool. Highlights: ♦ Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a secure motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NHM). ♦ It is being carried out with the goal of reducing maternal and child... Read More

    Fees Exemption for Battery Operated Vehicles

    47 days ago
    A notification was given by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways about fees exemption. About: The notification dated 2nd August 2021 is to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles from the payment of fees to issue or renew the registration certificate (RC) and assignment of the new registration mark. This information has been notified to encourage e- mobility.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Grants Under Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana

    47 days ago
    No grant under the Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana has been cancelled due to prevailing COVID-19. The information is by the Ministry of Culture. Highlights: ♦ The Culture Ministry issues guidelines for conserving cultural events/activities in virtual/online mode under quite a number of scheme aspects of the Central Sector Scheme ‘Kala Sanskriti... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Increase in the Global Hunger Index score

    47 days ago
    India's composite Global Hunger Index score has been improved from 38.9 to 27.2 in the year 2020. India was ranked at 94th place among 107 countries in Global Hunger Index. Highlights: ♦ The Global Hunger Index goals to track starvation at the world, regional and Indian levels. It is an annual record (peer-reviewed) published with the... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    Scheme for Reclamation of Problem Soils - Union Agriculture Minister

    47 days ago
    Union Agriculture Minister gave information on this scheme in written format in Lok Sabha. Highlights: ♦ Scheme for Reclamation of Problem Soils by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is a centrally sponsored scheme. ♦ Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is implementing Scheme for Reclamation of Problem Soils as a... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Sub Mission on National Food Security Mission

    47 days ago
    The Government of India is creating awareness among farmers for Nutri Cereals (Millets) under the Sub Mission on National Food Security Mission (NFSM) through demonstration and training. Nutri Cereals includes ragi, sorghum, bajra and small millets. Highlights: ♦ Nutri Cereals (Millets) is one of the significant components of the National... Read More

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