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  • India invokes 123-year-old Epidemic Disease Act

    467 days ago
    GoI is to invoke provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897. The 123-year old Law is to be invoked in order to limit the spread of the outbreak. The announcement comes after WHO declaring COVID-19 as GLOBAL PANDEMIC. Highlights: ♦ The Central government has declared that all the states and Union Territories (UTs) should invoke... Read More

    WGSHA enters Limca Book of Records for Indias first Living Culinary Arts Museum

    467 days ago
    The culinary museum in Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Karnataka, has been listed in Limca Book of Records as India's First Living Culinary Arts Museum. The process for making WGSHA's culinary museum to enter into the popular Limca Book of Records (LBR) started in 2019. Culinary museum in WGSHA: The culinary... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Rajesh Chaplot honoured with Ugandas Highest Civilian Award

    467 days ago
    Rajesh Chaplot, a distinguished Non-Resident Indian (NRI) businessman, was honoured with the Highest Civilian Award "Golden Jubilee Medal-Civilians" of Uganda. The award was conferred by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, in a ceremony in Kampala. Chaplot was awarded for his excellence in the field of Business and Commerce, Social Service... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    India ranked second as the better-performing countries in the API list

    467 days ago
    The international animal welfare charity, World Animal Protection, released the global Animal Protection Index 2020. India has ranked second as the better-performing countries in the Animal Protection Index (API). Highlights: ♦ The aim of API is to showcase where countries are doing well, where they fall short on animal welfare policy and... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    ADB allocates USD 200 mn to support supply chains in the fight against Coronavirus

    467 days ago
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to make available $200 million through its Supply Chain Finance Program for several companies that manufacture and distribute medicines and other items needed to combat the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). About Funding: ♦ ADB, in partnership with commercial banks, has offered to provide the companies in Asia... Read More

    India ranks second as the most promising source of disruptive technology

    467 days ago
    According to KPMG's "2020 Global Technology Industry Innovation Survey" report, India shared the second position with China as the most promising source of disruptive technology in the world. The report was topped by the United States as the most promising market for developing disruptive technologies. Highlights: ♦ The report... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 introduced in Lok Sabha

    467 days ago
    The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 12 March. The Bill was introduced by the Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020: ♦ The Bill will provide for the regulation, operation, and planning of major ports in India and to provide greater autonomy and flexibility in decision-making.... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Parliament passed amendments to IBC Amendment Bill

    467 days ago
    Parliament passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020, on 12 March 2020. It was earlier passed in Lok Sabha on 6 March. The Bill will now replace an ordinance passed in 2019. Bill Provision: ♦ The amendments will introduce a mechanism to incorporate viable changes in the legislation. ♦ The Bill will remove bottlenecks... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab

    467 days ago
    Hola Mohalla festival was celebrated at Anandpur Sahib Punjab from 10-12 March 2020. Hola Mohalla is a Sikh festival celebrated in the month of Phalguna, a day after Holi. Celebrations: ♦ The three-day festival will host mock battles, poetry, and music competitions. ♦ The Nihang Singhs will carry the martial tradition with mock battles... Read More
    Category: Festivals

    GOKADDAL-worlds first Digital Solutions Exchange cloud launched in India

    467 days ago
    The world's first Digital Solutions Exchange in the cloud "GOKADDAL" has been launched in India. GOKADDAL will revolutionize the way digital solutions are sourced, delivered, and managed. GOKADDAL: ♦ The cloud-based platform is created to help the customers realize their digital transformation vision by bringing them the right... Read More

    Maharashtra approves a bill on caste validity certificate

    467 days ago
    Maharashtra State Assembly approved a bill on caste validity certificate. The Bill was unanimously passed by the Maharashtra state assembly on 11 March 2020. Provision: ♦ The Bill will allow gram panchayat members to submit their caste validity certificates within a year of winning elections. ♦ The Bill will ensure that the aspiring... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Wings India 2020 began in Hyderabad

    467 days ago
    Wings India 2020, an International conference and exhibition on the Civil Aviation sector, has begun on 12 March in Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, India. The conference will be held from 12-15 March 2020. Organizing Team: The biennial event is organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India (AAI) along with the Federation... Read More

    WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic

    467 days ago
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a "pandemic" on 11 March. The infectious disease has spread freely in more than 100 countries around the world. In January, WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a "global health emergency." WHO's highest level of alarm reserves for the most sudden,... Read More

    IISc researchers develop a method to rapidly detect disease-causing bacteria

    467 days ago
    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a new method to rapidly identify and check whether a disease-causing bacterium is alive or dead. The uniqueness of the method is the rapidity and sensitivity of the method. New Method Highlights: ♦ The new method uses Raman spectroscopy to recognize bacteria and check for... Read More

    Maharashtra implements happy hour for autorickshaws

    467 days ago
    Maharashtra State government approved the implementation of "happy hour" for autorickshaws. The move was recommended by Khatua panel, which is led by retired IAS officer BC Khatua and the four-members of the panel. Happy hour: ♦ The government resolution stated that fares would be slashed by 15% between 12 noon and 4 pm, barring... Read More

    Leh to host the national event for the 6th International Day of Yoga

    467 days ago
    Leh is to host the main national event for the sixth International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 21 June 2020. The events on the day will be led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was announced by the Union Minister of AYUSH Shripad Naik. IDY 2020: ♦ It is expected that a large congregation of around 15,000 to 20,000 people will participate in the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    GoI constituted a high-level GOM to review prevention and management of Coronovirus

    467 days ago
    GoI has constituted a high-level Group of Ministers (GOM) to review, monitor, and evaluate the current preparedness and measures taken regarding the management of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The GOM was constituted upon the directions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting was held under the GOM chairperson Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Tamil Nadu hosts Divya Kala Shakti for the first time

    467 days ago
    Tamil Nadu State government is to host the first-ever regional event "Divya Kala Shakti: Witnessing the abilities in disabilities a unique cultural" event at Kalaivanar Arangam, Chennai on 12 March 2020. The event will be witnessed by Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit. Organizing Team: The event is organized by the National... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    World Kidney Day is observed on 12 March

    467 days ago
    World Kidney Day is observed on 12 March. It is celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year. The day aims to create awareness and educate people about the importance of kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide. As a part of the 2020 campaign, the #MyGr8Rule... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    GoI, World Bank signs loan agreement on Integrated Project for Source Sustainability and Climate Resilient

    467 days ago
    The World Bank signed an $80 million loan agreement with the Government of India, Government of Himachal Pradesh on 11 March 2020. The aim is to improve water management practices and increase agricultural productivity in selected Gram Panchayats in Himachal Pradesh. The loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

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