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  • President awarded the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy

    230 days ago
    The President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy to Dr. N.S. Dharmashaktu under the Individual category and The Leprosy Mission Trust under the institutional category on 6 February 2020. Government's measure on leprosy: ♦ Government has accomplished levels of leprosy elimination defined as less than one case per ten thousand population. Also, the stigma and prejudice against leprosy have been reduced considerably through the efforts... Read More


    Rakhi Halder won gold at Senior Womens National Weightlifting Championships

    230 days ago
    Rakhi Halder of Bengal claimed gold in the 64kg category of the 35th edition of the Senior Women's National Weightlifting Championships at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra in Kolkata. She lifted 93 kg in snatch and 117 kg in clean and jerk on 5 January 2020. She lifted 10kg ahead of Harjinder Kaur of Chandigarh, her rival. Rakhi Halder: Halder is ranked 19th in the Olympic qualifiers list. She has personal best of 218 kg (95kg in snatch and 123 kg in clean and jerk) at the Qatar International... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Karnataka government launched the Janasevaka scheme

    230 days ago
    The Karnataka State government has launched the Janasevaka scheme in a few municipal corporation wards on 4 February. The scheme was earlier implemented in Dasarahalli area on a pilot basis. It will be extended to Mahadevapura, Bommanahalli and Rajajinagar areas. Janasevaka scheme: ♦ Janasevaka scheme was launched by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa. ♦ The scheme will ensure home delivery of various services like ration cards, health cards, and senior citizen... Read More
    Category: Schemes

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    India ranked 40th in the International IP Index

    230 days ago
    India ranked 40th on a global International Intellectual Property (IP) Index. It was released by the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) of the US Chambers of Commerce. GIPC conducted the survey for 53 countries.
    Report Highlights: ♦ India scored 38.46% (19.23 out of 50) in 2020. It 2019, it scored 36.04% (16.22 out of 45).
    ♦ As per the report, India has shown improvement in terms of scores when it comes to the protection of IP and copyright issues. India showed a... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    SASE reported that Himalayas get 20 percent above normal snowfall in 30 years

    230 days ago
    Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment (SASE) report on mid-winter assessment stated that the snowfall received from November 2019 to January 2020 has been the highest in the past 30 years. Report Highlights: ♦ Snowfall in the western Himalayas during the first half of the ongoing winter season has been about 20% above the long period average. ♦ It also forecasted that snowfall in the Himalayas during February to April would be good. ♦ The winter season over the... Read More


    Conrad K Sangma inaugurated Meghalaya Police Academy at Umran

    230 days ago
    Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma inaugurated the Meghalaya Police Academy at Umran in the Ri-Bhoi district. The first phase of the academy was built with a total fund of Rs.50 crore which was provided by the 13th Finance Commission from 2013. The second phase of the academy is to begin with an additional fund of Rs.92 crore from the 15th Finance Commission. Meghalaya Police Academy: ♦ The Meghalaya Police Academy is located at Umran, Niangbyrnai. It is close to the North... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Cabinet approved amendments to bring cooperative banks under RBI regulation

    230 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the proposal to amend the Banking Regulation Act. The move comes after the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank crisis.
    Amendment to Banking Regulation Act: ♦ The amendment will bring the cooperative banks under the regulatory mechanism of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
    ♦ It will ensure greater accountability and transparency in the functioning of cooperative banks. ♦ The cooperative banks need to fulfill regulatory... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    UP govt allots 5-acre land for the construction of a mosque

    230 days ago
    The Uttar Pradesh state cabinet approved the proposal for allotment of 5-acre land to UP Sunni Central Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque in compliance with the Supreme Court order. The move comes after the announcement of the introduction of trust to manage the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Land in Dhannipur: The 5-acre land of Dhannipur is located in Sohawal tehsil in Ayodhya district. It is 18 km away from the district headquarter... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Centre to introduce new scheme to empower NGOs to provide care to the senior citizens

    230 days ago
    The government is to introduce a new programme which will allow the NGOs to take care of senior citizens, who are living alone, in their homes. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot on 5 February 2020. The new law is different from the Maintenance and Welfare of Senior Citizens (MWPSC) Act, 2007 and Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) which has the provision for taking care of all senior citizens. A New Scheme for Senior... Read More
    Category: Schemes


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    Salmara Mankachar district received National Award for implementing Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

    230 days ago
    The district of South Salmara Mankachar of Assam won National Award for implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana under the category of State/Union Territory having a population of more than one crore. The award was conferred by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani in a prize distribution meeting held at New Delhi.
    Awarded for: The award recognized the performance of Assam in implementing the scheme. In April 2019, only 24% of the targeted... Read More


    India, Madagascar reiterates maritime security cooperation

    230 days ago
    India and Madagascar have agreed to reiterate maritime security cooperation in bilateral talks held between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Lt Gen Rokotonirina Richard, Defence Minister of Madagascar on the second day of DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow on 6 February 2020. Highlights: ♦ The ties aim to enhance Maritime security cooperation in the region.
    ♦ The leaders agreed to ensure a secure maritime environment to flourish trade and commerce. ♦ DefExpo 2020 provides a... Read More
    Category: Defence


    India International Seafood Show to be held in Kochi

    230 days ago
    Ministry of Commerce and Industry is conducting the 22nd edition of India International Seafood Show (IISS) 2020 in Kochi from 7-9 February 2020.
    Organizing Team: The three-day event is organized by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in association with the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI).
    Theme: The theme for the 2020 seafood show is "Blue Revolution- Beyond Production to Value... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    PM inaugurated the 11th edition of DefExpo in Lucknow on 5 Feb

    230 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 11th edition of DefExpo in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 5 February 2020. The 2020 Def Expo is organized over a 200-acre area. Also, it is expected that 65 MoUs will be signed with the Indian and foreign defence companies at the Lucknow expo. The event will be held from 5-9 February 2020. Organizing Team: The DefExpo 2020 is being organized by the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence with full support from the Government of... Read More
    Category: Defence


    NIDM organized Conference on Disability-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

    230 days ago
    A one-day National Conference on Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Pathways for Inclusion and Action for Resilience was held on 5 February in New Delhi. The conference was a run-up to the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) in May 2020.
    Organized by: The conference was organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) in collaboration with the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and... Read More


    Cabinet approved 2020 IIIT Laws Amendment Bill

    230 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi approved the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Bill will approve the formalization of IIITs at Agartala, Bhagalpur, Bhopal, Raichur, and Surat. The institutions will now be covered under the IIIT (PPP) Act, 2017.
    Provisions of the Bill: ♦ The Bill aims to promote higher education and research in the field of Information Technology. ♦ The Bill declares the remaining 5 IIITs-PPP (IIITs at... Read More


    Cabinet approves the setting up of Vadhavan Port in Maharashtra

    230 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its in-principle approval to set up a Major Port at Vadhavan near Dahanu in Maharashtra. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs.65,544.54 crore. Vadhavan port: ♦ The Vadhavan port will be developed on the landlord model. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will be formed with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. JNTP is the lead partner with equity participation equal to or more than 50% to implement the project. The SPV will... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed on 6 February

    230 days ago
    International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is observed on 6 February. The day is observed to end the practice of FGM. It creates awareness about FGM which is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. On this day, a campaign titled 'A Piece of Me' is organized by the UNFPA to celebrate three survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) to raise awareness to end FGM. Theme: The theme for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM for the... Read More
    Category: Important Days


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