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  • ADB Signs Loan To Boost Power Supply In Bengaluru

    10 days ago
    The Asian Development Bank recently signed a US$100 million agreement to modernize and upgrade Bangalore’s electricity. Highlights: ♦ According to the Bangalore Smart Energy Efficient Power Distribution Project, this US$100 million loan is used to improvise the quality and reliability of power supply in Bangalore. In addition, the loan will be used to install 2,800 kilometres of optical cable.
    ♦ These fibre optic cables should be placed parallel to the underground... Read More


    TRIFED Signed Mou With Akhil Bhartiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram

    10 days ago
    TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India) led by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Akhil Bhartiya vanvasi Kalyan Ashram signed a memorandum of understanding to establish TRIFOOD Park in Madhya Pradesh. Highlights: ♦ Under the Memorandum of Understanding, TRIFED and Akhil Bhartiya vanvasi Kalyan Ashram will jointly implement Van Dhan Yojana. This will be achieved by mobilizing self-help groups, TRIFOOD Park, Van Dhan Vikas Kendra.
    ♦ They will... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Indias Rice Exports To Vietnam

    10 days ago
    Due to attractive prices, Vietnam has recently started to buy grain, especially rice, from India. Although Vietnam is the world's third-largest rice exporter, Vietnam has started to import rice from India. Highlights: ♦ Vietnam has started to import rice from India because the country’s local price has jumped to the highest level in 9 years due to limited domestic supply. This is mainly because Vietnam has begun to stock a large amount of rice for the future. ♦ In... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

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    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - JCPOA

    10 days ago
    Iran notified the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) that it intends to produce uranium enriched up to 20% purity, far exceeding the threshold set by the 2015 Vienna Accord (also known as JCPOA). About JCPOA: ♦ Commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal, is an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015, between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council-China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United... Read More
    Category: International


    UK To Abolish The Tampon Tax

    10 days ago
    Beginning in 2021, the UK abolished the 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) on women’s sanitary products, commonly referred to as the tampon tax, & many activists call it sexist. Now it joins countries/regions that have eliminated this tax, including India, Australia and Canada. Highlights: ♦ Until December 31, the United Kingdom was still part of the European Union. During this period, regular products such as sanitary napkins and tampons were classified as non-essential goods,... Read More


    FSSAI Slashes Limit For Trans-Fat Levels In Foods

    10 days ago
    The Food Safety & Standards Agency of India - FSSAI has passed amendments to foods to limit the amount of trans fatty acids - TFA in fats and oils from the current 5% to 3% in 2021 and 2% in 2022. Standard (Prohibition and Restriction of Sales) Regulations. Highlights: ♦ The revised regulations apply to edible refined oils, vanaspati (partially hydrogenated oils), margarine, bakery shortenings and other cooking media, such as vegetable fat spreads and mixed fat spreads. ♦... Read More


    Covishield Was Approved By Drug Controller General Of India

    10 days ago
    Covishield is a vaccine candidate for the Serum Research Institute headquartered in Pune, India, and has been approved by the Subject-Medical Experts Committee (SEC) of the General Drug Administration of India. DCGI: ♦ Director of Drugs of India-DCGI is the head of the Central Drug Standards Control Organization Department of the Government of India, responsible for approving specific types of drugs (such as blood and blood products, intravenous fluids, vaccines and serum) in... Read More


    Indigenously Developed DNA Vaccine Candidate

    11 days ago
    DBT-BIRAC supports Zydus Cadila indigenously developed DNA Vaccine Candidate, which has been approved for phase III clinical trials. Highlights: ♦ India’s 1st indigenously developed DNA vaccine candidate against COVID-19, ZyCoV-D, by Zydus Cadila has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India - DCGI, for the conduct of Phase III clinical trials. ♦ The candidate is supported by the National Biopharma Mission (NBM) under the aegis of BIRAC and the Department of... Read More


    Kochi Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline Dedicated to the Nation

    11 days ago
    The Prime Minister dedicated the Kochi-Mangaluru Gas Pipeline to the nation. This is a 450-kilometer-long pipeline built by Gail (India) Ltd. Kochi – Mangaluru Natural Gas Pipeline: ♦ It has a daily transportation capacity of 12 million metric standard cubic meters, and transports natural gas from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) regasification station in Kochi (Kerala) to Mangaluru (Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka) while passing through The Ernakulam, Palakkad, Malapuram,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    National Metrology Conclave To Be Held

    11 days ago
    The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) in New Delhi is organizing the National Metrology Conference 2020. About the Conclave: ♦ The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) in New Delhi is organizing the National Metrology Conference 2020. ♦ The theme of the conclave is "Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation". ♦ The Prime Minister will also dedicate... Read More


    ACROSS by the Ministry of Earth Sciences

    11 days ago
    ACROSS stands for Atmospheric and Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems and Services. The ACROSS scheme applies to the atmospheric science program of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). ACROSS: ♦ ACROSS stands for Atmospheric and Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems and Services ♦ The ACROSS scheme applies to the atmospheric science program of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). ♦ It covers different aspects of weather and climate services, including... Read More


    ACROSS by the Ministry of Earth Sciences

    11 days ago
    ACROSS stands for Atmospheric and Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems and Services. The ACROSS scheme applies to the atmospheric science program of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). ACROSS: ♦ ACROSS stands for Atmospheric and Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems and Services ♦ The ACROSS scheme applies to the atmospheric science program of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). ♦ It covers different aspects of weather and climate services, including... Read More


    IFSCA Becomes A Member Of IOSCO

    11 days ago
    The International Financial Services Center Authority (IFSCA) has become an Associate Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). IOSCO: IOSCO is an international organization which brings together global securities regulatory agencies, covering more than 95% of the global securities market. It is also a global standard-setter for the securities sector. IOSCO works closely with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to develop standards to strengthen... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


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