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  • UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released its Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2019

    July 13, 2019
    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released its Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) 2019. The report said that in the 101 countries assessed there are 31 low income, 68 middle income and 2 high income and about 1.3 billion people are multi- dimensionally poor. The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) provides the detailed information to the policy makers who needs effectively target their policies. The MPI sheds light on disparities in how people experience poverty,... Read More

    Delhi govt. plans to spot of the defunct Rajghat thermal power plant into solar park

    July 13, 2019
    Delhi Government has announced its plan to convert a waste-to-energy plant, a solar park of 5,000 KW capacity. It aims to spot of the defunct Rajghat thermal power plant into solar park. The Cabinet has decided to oficially shut down the Rajghat power plant. Solar Park: A photovoltaic power station is also known as a solar park. It is a large-scale photovoltaic system designed for the supply of merchant power into the electricity grid. Rajghat Thermal Power Station: Rajghat Thermal... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    RPF launched Operation Thirst to crub the sale of unauthorized packaged drinking water

    July 13, 2019
    The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways has launched an all-India drive called Operation thirst. The operation aims to crub the sale of unauthorized packaged drinking water. In Delhi, under the drive, RPF clamped down on vendors selling unauthorized package drinking water between July 8 and July 9. Three such cases were found in the city. Under Operation thirst, more than 1,371 people were arrested and over 69,294 bottles were seized by RPF. The bottles were seized under section... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Magnus Carlsen of Norwaywon the 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour title

    July 13, 2019
    Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour title. He secured eight points and defeated Wesley So of United States with seven points. Viswanathan Anand ended up with 4.5 points and finished 11th. Carlsen: Sven Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. In addition to his success in classical chess, he is also a two-time World Rapid Chess Champion and four-time World Blitz Chess Champion. Grand Chess Tour 2019: The... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Chandigarh ranks best performing in the field of education

    July 13, 2019
    The ‘Performance Grading Index 2017-18’ is to measure these efforts. Chandigarh ranked best in the field of education and is followed by Kerala and Gujarat. Chandigarh is best among all the states. Arunachal Pradesh is the least performing state  It ranked 36th on the index. The states are Haryana (4), Tamil Nadu (5), Punjab (7), Rajasthan (8) and, Delhi (9)the lowest are Meghalaya (34), Nagaland (35) and Arunachal Pradesh (36).  Kerala is the state with highest... Read More

    Uttar Pradesh Govt sets target of $1 trillion economy in the next three years

    July 13, 2019
    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath exhorted traders and businessmen to contribute towards the state becoming a trillion dollar economy. UP Vyapari Kalyan Board (Traders’ Welfare Board) in Lucknow while referring to Modi’s aim of India becoming a $5 trillion economy urged the business community to rise up to the occasion and contribute wholeheartedly towards a 1$ trillion economy by 2024. UP Budget 2019-20 tabled in the state legislature is estimated to touch Rs 15.80... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Walmart Labs acqui-hired 2 startups FloCare and BigTrade

    July 13, 2019
    Walmart Labs, the technology arm of the US retail giant acquire-hired health tech start-up FloCare and B2B trading platform BigTrade undisclosed amount.
    Walmart brought onboard the teams of the two Bengaluru-based companies to help strengthen its customer technology and supply chain. FloCare co-founded by former Google research scientist Gagan Goel and former InMobi employee Gaurav Gupta was funded by Accel Partners.
    The health tech firm is building products and technologies to... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Govt. imposed ban on Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for its alleged anti-national activities

    July 13, 2019
    The Central governmet has banned the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a Pro-Khalistan group for its alleged anti-national activities. It has been accused of dealing with activities directed against integrity and sovereignty of India. It was banned under Section 3 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for its alleged anti-national activities. UAPA is an Indian law which is aimed at effective prevention of unlawful activities associations in India.   About Sikhs for Justice (SFJ): SFJ is a... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Reebok announced Katrina Kaif as the new brand ambassador

    July 13, 2019
    Fitness brand Reebok appointed Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif as its new brand ambassador in India. This will enhance Reebok’s commitment to be the best fitness brand in India. About Reebok Reebok is an English footwear and apparel company, subsidiary of German sports giant Adidas since 2005. Founded: 1958, Bolton, United Kingdom Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States CEO: Matthew H. O'Toole (Sep 2012–) Founders: Joseph William Foster, Jeff Foster
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Kerala launches Non Resident Keralites' Affairs (NORKA)

    July 13, 2019
    The kerala State government has decided to form Non Resident Keralites' Affairs (NORKA), an Non-Resident Keralites (NRK) investment company which aims to channel investments from overseas Keralites for major infrastructure development in the state. The NRKs will hold 74 percent stake and the state government will hold the remaining 26 percent stake. The government focuses to utilise NRI investments for implementing various projects. Under NORKA, the company can set up a special purpose... Read More

    Film Divisions to launch documentary film club in Mumbai

    July 13, 2019
    Film Divisions launch KSHITIJ, a documentary film club in Mumbai.
    An acclaimed documentary film “Secret Life of Frogs” by Ajay and Vijay Bedi screened as the inaugural film.
    The Public screenings will begin at 5:30 PM on the second and fourth Friday of every month.
    The screenings will be held at Films Division Complex.
    The initiative being launched in association with Indian Documentary Producers Association They will give movie lovers, an opportunity to watch... Read More
    Category: International

    CCEA approved for the launch of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-lll (PMGSY-III)

    July 13, 2019
    PM led-Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved for the launch of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-lll (PMGSY-III). It involves consolidation of through Routes and Major Rural Links connecting habitations to Gramin Agricultural Markets (GrAMs) to consolidate 125,000 Km road length in the states. The project will be implemented from 2019-20 to 2024-25.
    The states will have to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) before launching of PMGSY-III in the respective states. This... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Prasar Bharati signs MoU with IIT Kanpur for research collaboration

    July 13, 2019
    India’s largest public broadcasting agency, Prasar Bharati signed an MoU(Memorandum of Understanding) with IIT, Kanpur(Indian Institute of Technology)  The purpose is for research collaboration in newly emerging technologies and broadcasting-related areas in New Delhi. This will help in boosting research activities in the broadcasting field. The areas of cooperation which includes Direct to mobile broadcasting, Convergence of 5G, Artificial Intelligence(AI), Incubation Centre and... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Samsung join hands with Paisabazaar.com to offer financial products

    July 13, 2019
    Samsung announced its partnership with Paisabazaar.com, an online marketplace for financial products in India. The website will support Samsung Pay to provide users with a one-stop solution to their financial requirements. The Users can apply for credit cards and personal loans from the platform.
    The move will enable existing and potential users to get the benefit of opting for a host of financial services The feature uses advanced predictive algorithms to provide the most suited lender... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    India, EU hold high-level talks on migration, mobility

    July 13, 2019
    India and the European Union (EU) held the fifth high-level dialogue on migration and mobility (HLDMM)  They discussed steps aimed at realizing the full potential of further strengthening cooperation in the key areas. Sanjiv Arora, Secretary (Consular, Passport and Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs) and Paraskevi MICHOU, Director General (Migration and Home Affairs), European Commission put out by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The two delegations led by the co-chairs, the... Read More



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