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  • Fourth India-Swiss Financial Dialogue

    41 days ago
    The 4th India-Switzerland Financial Dialogue was held via video conferencing. Highlights: ♦ Discussions on working together on a variety of issues, including investments, the International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA), the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), FinTech, sustainable finance, and cross-border financial... Read More

    MLA-LAD Scheme Approved by Rajasthan Government

    41 days ago
    The Rajasthan government approved a proposal to provide Rs. 3 crore each from the MLA Local Area Development (LAD) Fund to help people aged 18 to 44 get vaccinated against Covid-19. The fund for each legislator has been raised from Rs. 2.25 crore to Rs. 5 crore per year to cover expenses. Highlights: ♦ This is the state version of the central... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    OSIRIS-REx Mission of NASA

    41 days ago
    NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft recently departed from the asteroid Bennu and began its two-year journey back to Earth. OSIRIS-REx is NASA's first mission to visit, survey, and obtain a sample from a near-Earth asteroid. Highlights: ♦ It is the US's first asteroid sample return mission, with the aim of collecting and returning a clean,... Read More

    Beema Bamboo Oxygen Park - TNAU

    41 days ago
    With the aid of Beema Bamboo, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) in Coimbatore has developed an "oxygen park." About Beema Bamboo: ♦ Beema or Bheema Bamboo is an excellent clone, selected from Bambusa balcooa, which is a bamboo species with higher biomass. The bamboo clone has been developed through conventional breeding... Read More

    HakkiPikki Tribe of Karnataka - Covid

    41 days ago
    In Karnataka, several members of the HakkiPikki Tribe survived Covid-19. Highlights: ♦ The Gujrathioa, Kaliwala, Mewara, and Panwara clans of the HakkiPikki tribes are semi-nomadic tribal people. ♦ They speak a variety of south Indian languages, including Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, as well as Vagribooli, a Guajarati-like... Read More

    India-EU Leaders Meeting

    41 days ago
    On the invitation of the President of the European Council, India's Prime Minister attended the India-EU Leaders' Meeting. Highlights: ♦ The meeting was held in a mixed format. ♦ The leaders of all 27 member states of the European Union, the President of the European Council and the European Commission attended the meeting. ♦... Read More

    Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

    41 days ago
    The Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine has been authorised by the WHO for emergency use and it is the first Chinese vaccine to be approved by the World Health Organization(WHO). Highlights: ♦ It's a two-dose vaccine that's still in use in hundreds of countries around the world. ♦ The vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna,... Read More

    Shortage of Anti-Fungal Injection - Amphotericin B

    41 days ago
    A severe shortage of amphotericin, an anti-fungal injection, and other anti-fungal drugs used to treat mucormycosis is causing patients further problems. Mucormycosis is a life-threatening infection that occurs in around 30% of diabetics after Covid-19. Highlights: ♦ The injection of Amphotericin B is used to treat severe and potentially fatal... Read More

    Christchurch Call to Action

    41 days ago
    The United States will take part in the Christchurch Call to Action to End Terrorist and Violent Extremist Online Content. It's a global movement led by New Zealand to combat violent extremism online. Highlights: ♦ The Christchurch Call is named after the New Zealand city where 51 Muslims were killed in terrorist attacks that were broadcast... Read More
    Category: International

    Jana Small Finance Bank Introduces I Choose My Number Feature

    41 days ago
    Jana Small Finance Bank has launched the launch of the I Choose My Number feature for all its customers throughout India. Highlights: ♦ This new feature gives the bank’s present and new customers the alternative to pick out their preferred numbers as their savings or cutting-edge account number. ♦ The financial institution will... Read More

    Indonesian and Indian Navies Conduct Exercise in Arabian Sea

    41 days ago
    The Indian and Indonesian Navies conducted Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the southern Arabian Sea with a center of attention on similarly enhancing their interoperability. Highlights: ♦ The exercising used to be aimed at enhancing interoperability and understanding between both the friendly navies. ♦ From the Indian Navy, INS Sharda,... Read More
    Category: International

    COVI Van for Senior Citizens Launched by Delhi Police

    41 days ago
    Delhi Police has launched a helpline variety for senior residents who are struggling with their essential needs amid Covid-19. District Police of the national capital (Delhi) has launched a COVI Van Helpline (012- 26241077) for senior citizens of the district in the neighbourhood amid the coronavirus situation here. Highlights: ♦ The data... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Har Ghar Jal UT Puducherry

    41 days ago
    Puducherry has executed the goal of one hundred percent piped water connection in rural areas under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM). Highlights: ♦ Earlier, Goa, Telangana and Andaman & Nicobar Islands have furnished tap water furnish to each rural domestic underneath Jal Jeevan Mission. So, Puducherry is the fourth State/UT to furnish certain... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    IREDA Conferred with Green Urja Award

    41 days ago
    IRDEA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd) has been conferred with the “Green Urja Award” for being the Leading Public Institution in the Financing Institution for Renewable Energy this year by means of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Highlights: ♦ IREDA gets the award for the pivotal & developmental position... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Mayflower 400 - First Unnamed Vessel of the World to Navigate Across Atlantic

    41 days ago
    The world's first unmanned ship named Mayflower 400 will sail on the Atlantic Ocean. It was built by the marine research organization ProMare in cooperation with IBM. It will begin its transatlantic voyage on May 15, 2021, to track aquatic mammals, analyze plastics in the water and study marine pollution. Highlights: ♦ Mayflower 400 is... Read More

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