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  • RBI Grants PPI Authorisation To Eroute Technologies

    29 days ago
    Eroute Technologies has been given permission to operate as a prepaid payment instruments (PPI) company by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Highlights: ♦ Eroute Technologies Pvt Ltd was granted a perpetual licence by the RBI to begin issuing and operating semi-closed pre-paid instruments in India. ♦ Through developing user-friendly... Read More

    Idea Of Placing Convicts Under House Arrest

    29 days ago
    The Supreme Court has given the legislature permission to "consider" putting convicts under house arrest in order to prevent prison overcrowding. Highlights: ♦ In a decision, Justices U.U. Lalit and K.M. Joseph emphasised the “alarming” statistics of prisons. ♦ Considering the spread of COVID-19, this recommendation... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Smokeless Cremation System Developed

    29 days ago
    The Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, has produced a prototype of a moveable electric cremation device that claims to be the world's first smokeless cremation system despite the use of wood. Highlights: ♦ It uses half of the wood required for cremation. ♦ Because of the use of combustion air system technology, it is very environmentally... Read More

    SWAMIH Completes Its First Residential Project

    29 days ago
    As the Special Window for Affordable and Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) Fund completes its first residential project, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs handed over possession to homebuyers. Highlights: ♦ Rivali Park, a residential development in Mumbai's suburbs, was the first housing project in India to receive SWAMIH Fund... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Indian Researchers Sequence Pangolin Scales

    29 days ago
    Indian scientists have sequenced 624 pangolin scales, allowing them to differentiate between Indian and Chinese pangolins. Highlights: ♦ Despite being classified in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972, pangolins are still the most trafficked mammal on the world. ♦ The primary demand for its scales in the production... Read More

    COVAXIN Is Undergoing Clinical Trials In Children

    29 days ago
    COVAXIN's Phase II/III clinical trial in children aged 2 to 18 years has been approved by the DCGI. Highlights: ♦ The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given permission to Bharat Biotech Ltd to conduct a Phase II/III clinical trial of Covaxin (COVID vaccine) in children aged 2 to 18. ♦ In the trial, the vaccine will be... Read More

    Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) Indian Navy

    29 days ago
    Under the aegis of the Naval War College in Goa, the Indian Navy hosted ‘GMS-21.' Highlights: ♦ Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the event was held online. ♦ The virtual event was attended by naval delegates from 13 Indian Ocean Littoral nations, including India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia,... Read More

    Mongolian Kanjur Culture Ministry

    29 days ago
    The Culture Ministry will finish reprinting about 100 sets of sacred Mongolian Kanjur next year for distribution in Mongolia's main Buddhist centres, according to the Culture Minister. About Mongolian Kanjur: ♦ It is a 108-volume Buddhist canonical text that is considered Mongolia's most significant religious text. It serves as a source... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    PM-KISAN Eighth Instalment

    29 days ago
    The eighth instalment of financial benefits under PM-KISAN will be released by the PM. Highlights: ♦ The Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana as a central sector scheme. This scheme was created to supplement the income of many small and marginal farmers. ♦ The following are the primary goals... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    Manisha Kapoor Joins Executive Committee Of ICAS

    29 days ago
    Manisha Kapoor, the general secretary of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), has been named to the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) executive committee. Highlights: ASCI was a member of the executive committee for a two-year term until April. Kapoor will now serve as the committee's chairman until... Read More

    Google Pay Customers in the US Can Now Transfer Money to India

    29 days ago
    Alphabet Inc's Google has announced foreign money transfer agreements with remittance firms Wise and Western Union Co. Highlights: ♦ Google Pay users in the USA can now send money to app users in India and Singapore, with plans to extend to the 80 countries supported by Wise & 200 countries supported by Western Union by the last of... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Cyclone Tauktae Forms in the Arabian Sea

    29 days ago
    The Tauktae Cyclone is India's first cyclone in 2021. Kerala's government has released a "Red Alert" warning. Cyclone Formation: ♦ The humid, moist air rising from the sea rises. When more air rises, less air is left behind. This results in a low-pressure zone. There is pressure in this region. The low-pressure area is pushed... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Blood Moon to be on 26th May

    29 days ago
    A blood moon occurs when the earth's moon is in a total lunar eclipse. During this time, the moon looks red or tan. Therefore, it is called the blood moon. The next blood moon will happen on May 26, 2021. The last blood moon occurred on January 20-21, 2019. About the Blood Moon: ♦ Lunar eclipses occur during the full moon day only. During... Read More

    First Dose Administered at Rs 995 Sputnik V

    29 days ago
    On May 14, 2021, Dr Reddy's laboratory announced that it had launched Sputnik V in India. The vaccine is imported from Russia and distributed by Dr Reddy's laboratory. Highlights: ♦ Currently, Sputnik V is the second most expensive COVID-19 vaccine in the country. The price of a dose of Sputnik V is 995 rupees. The cost of the COVISHIELD... Read More

    International Day of Families 15th May

    29 days ago
    Every year, May 15th is International Family Day. In 1993, the General Assembly decided to designate May 15 every year as the "International Day of the Family." Since 1994, May 15 is observed as Family Day. About the day: This day provides an opportunity to increase people's awareness of family-related issues and increase their understanding... Read More

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