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  • DAY-NULM signs MoU with Amazon for e-marketing of products made by SHGs

    473 days ago
    Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) that functions under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs signed MoU with Amazon for e-marketing of products made by Self Help Groups (SHGs) across the country in urban areas. Provisions: ♦ The partnership aims to provide access to a wider customer base for products... Read More

    Jitendra Singh inaugurated a workshop on International Womens Day

    473 days ago
    Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Dr. Jitendra Singh, inaugurated a workshop on International Women's Day on 6 March. Highlights: ♦ During the workshop, it was announced that New Vistas are opening up for Women under Shri Narendra Modi Government, which has a special preference and sensitivity for... Read More

    CCI organized the 5th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law

    473 days ago
    The Competition Commission of India (CCI) organized the Fifth National Conference on Economics of Competition Law at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, on 6 March 2020. Highlights: ♦ The Conference included two technical sessions where researchers presented papers on economic issues in competition enforcement and competition issues in digital... Read More

    Amita Pandove was sworn in as Information Commissioner of CIC

    473 days ago
    Smt Amita Pandove was sworn in as the Information Commissioner, Central Information Commission (CIC). The oath of office was administered by the Chief Information Commissioner, Shri Bimal Julka. With her induction, the total number of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission, including Chief Information Commissioner, has gone up to 7.

    India-EU to work together on Integrated Local Energy Systems

    473 days ago
    India and the European Union agreed to work in the Integrated Local Energy System during India's Smart Utility Week 2020. As per the agreement, the countries will work upon clean energy and climate. Highlights: ♦ The partnership will foresee strengthened cooperation in energy research and innovation, especially in renewable energy and... Read More

    TIME named 100 historical Women of the Year including Kaur, Indira Gandhi

    473 days ago
    Former Indian PM Indira Gandhi and freedom fighter Amrit Kaur was named by the TIME magazine among the world's 100 powerful women in the last century. TIME has named Kaur as 'Women of the Year' for the year 1947 and Indira Gandhi for the year 1976. Amrit Kaur: In 1918, the young princess Kaur returned to India and was fascinated by Mahatma... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    India signs deal with the US for Air Force One

    473 days ago
    The desi "Air Force One" will be ready to fly the President or Prime Minister by 2021. It is equipped with advanced missile defence measures. India has signed around $190 million to deal with the US for two self-protection suites (SPS). Air Force One: ♦ The system will be retrofitted on the two custom-built Boeing-777 aircraft,... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

    Janez Jansa elected as PM of Slovenia

    473 days ago
    Janez Jansa, an anti-immigrant politician, was elected as the new Prime Minister of Slovenia. Slovenia's lawmakers backed the selection of Jansa as the new prime minister. It paved the way to form a right-leaning government. The 90-member parliament voted 52-31 to support Janez Jansa, the leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), as the prime... Read More
    Category: International

    MHA approves Automated Facial Recognition System to identify bodies, missing children, criminals

    473 days ago
    Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the automated facial recognition system (AFRS) for the identification of unrecognized bodies, missing children, and criminals. It was announced by the Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy. AFRS Highlights: ♦ The approval has been accorded for the implementation of AFRS by the National Crime... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    SAI announced first edition of Khelo India Womens Hockey League

    473 days ago
    Sports Authority of India (SAI) has announced the first edition of the Khelo India Women's Hockey League (Under 21) will be held at three different venues across the country in three phases between March-November 2020. Organizing Team: Khelo India Women's Hockey League (Under 21) tournament will be organized by Hockey India. Highlights: ♦... Read More

    Chapchar Kut festival began in Mizoram

    473 days ago
    Chapchar Kut began in all parts of Mizoram on 5 March 2020. The festival will be held on 5-6 March. The festival is celebrated at the Assam Rifles Ground at Aizawl. Festival Highlights: ♦ Chapchar Kut is the biggest and most joyous festival of the Mizos. ♦ The pre-festival was held on 5 March and was graced by Art and Culture Minister... Read More
    Category: Festivals

    GAF-2020 festival to be held in Kochi

    473 days ago
    The Fourth Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) will be held at Kochi in Kerala from 16-20 May. A curtain raiser event was organized in New Delhi for the GAF on 5 March. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the summit. Theme: The theme for the five-day event is "Ayurveda Medical Tourism: Actualizing India's credibility." Agenda: ♦... Read More

    Two new land ports to be added as entry points for Bangladeshi people

    473 days ago
    Bangladesh is to add two new land ports for the Bangladeshi citizens travelling to India. It will have the option of two more land port entry points on their visas. The announcement was made by the High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das. Highlights: ♦ Visitors from Bangladesh to India will be able to enter India from Bhomra,... Read More
    Category: International

    EPFO lowered the interest rate on PF deposits to 8.5 percent

    473 days ago
    Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has lowered the interest rate on PF deposits to 8.5% for the current financial year 2019-20. EPFO's rate cut: ♦ For the financial year 2018-19, EPFO provided a 6.85% rate of interest on EPF. ♦ The decision was made at the Central Board of Trustees (CBT). The announcement was made... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Kobita Utsav began in Kolkata

    473 days ago
    Kobita Utsav, a poetry festival, is being held in Kolkata on 5 March. The festival aims to encourage the reading of Bengali poems among the younger generation. It will be held from 5-8 March. The festival was inaugurated by Eminent painter Jogen Choudhury. Organizing Team: Kobita Utsav is an initiative of Abrittilok Kolkata in association with... Read More

    Lok Sabha passed 2020 Direct Tax Vivad Se Viswas Bill

    473 days ago
    Lok Sabha passed the amendment of the Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020, on 4 March. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on 5 February 2020. Aim: The amendment will extend the scope to cover litigation pending in various debt recovery tribunals (DRTs). It also provides an opportunity to settle... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Bimal Julka was sworn in as the Chief Information Commissioner on 5 March

    473 days ago
    The former Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Secretary Bimal Julka was sworn in as the next Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on 5 March. The oath of office was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind. Bimal Julka was chosen by a high-level selection panel chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Also, the appointment of Sanjay Kothari as... Read More

    Minister Rajnath Singh to confer WTI Awards on 8 March

    473 days ago
    The 4th Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards (WTI) is to be awarded on 8 March 2020, the International Women's Day. The award ceremony is organized by NITI Aayog's Women Entrepreneurship Platform. The Women Transforming India Awards 2019 will be conferred by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The WTI recognized 30 finalists fro... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    International Conference on Nano Science and Technology is being held in Kolkata

    473 days ago
    "International Conference on Nano Science and Technology" (ICONSAT) is being held from 5-7 March at Kolkata. It was organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Nano Mission that functions under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Conference Highlights: ♦ The conference aims to provide a potential platform for... Read More

    Minister Smriti Irani released a book titled Chronicles of Change Champions

    473 days ago
    Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani released a book, titled "Chronicles of Change Champions" at an event held in New Delhi on 5 March. Chronicles of Change Champions: ♦ The book is a compilation of 25 innovative initiatives taken at the State and District levels under the Prime Minister's flagship... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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