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  • IIT- Guwahati signed MoU with the C-DAC to establish 650TF supercomputing facility

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    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC). The aim is to establish Rs. 17 crore worth of 650TF Supercomputing Facility under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM). The MoU was signed by C-DAC Director General Hemant Darbari and IIT-G Director T G Sitharam during a virtual event in the presence of Union ministers.of State for Education, Communications and... Read More


    USFDA approved first treatment for Ebola

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    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug for the treatment of Ebola on October 14, 2020.
    The United States approved a lab-made antibody treatment against the Ebola virus developed by the biotech firm Regeneron after it was shown to significantly reduce the mortality rate in a clinical trial. Highlights: ♦ FDA approved the first drug for the treatment of Ebola. ♦ The US regulator approved the drug developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for... Read More


    India contributes USD 1 million dollars to UNRWA for Palestine Refugees

    10 days ago
    India has contributed 1 million dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in Near East. India has contributed 1 million dollars to UNRWA for Palestine Refugees in the Near East as support of COVID-19 Pandemic. Highlights: ♦ The contribution was accepted by the UN body is for the Palestinian refugees who have been facing extreme challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This aid will support the Agency's programmes and services, including... Read More
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    Two-day 4th India Agricultural Outlook Forum 2020 webinar was inaugurated

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    Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shri Parshottam Rupala inaugurated the Two-day 4th India Agricultural Outlook Forum 2020. It is known that the Agriculture sector has recorded 3.4% growth during the first quarter of 2020-21. Highlights: ♦ The 4th India Agricultural Outlook Forum 2020’ webinar started in Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
    ♦ It should be noted that the agriculture sector has emerged as the star performer in India’s pandemic-hit economy.
    ♦... Read More


    Russia Approved second COVID-19 Vaccine EpiVacCorona

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced about the 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine EpiVacCorona.
    Russian authorities have given regulatory approval to EpiVacCorona, the second coronavirus two-shot vaccine after early-stage trails. Highlights: ♦ The peptide-based EpiVacCorona, a vaccine was developed by the Vector Institute in Siberia and tested among 100 volunteers in early-stage. ♦ The tested volunteers were between 18 and 60 years old. ♦ The vaccine produces enough... Read More


    WMO released 2020 State of Climate Services Report

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    World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released the State of Climate Services 2020 Report on October 13, 2020. The State of Climate Services 2020 Report was released on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction by the UN- WMO. Highlights: ♦ Over the past 50 years, more than 11,000 disasters have been attributed to weather, climate and water-related hazards, involving 2 million deaths and US$ 3.6 trillion in economic losses. ♦ The report is prepared by 16... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Intellectual Property India annual report released by Government of India

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    Government of India (GoI) released Intellectual Property India annual report on October 15, 2020. Intellectual Property India annual report released by GoI focuses on the patent for the inventions that are invented in India. Highlights: ♦ With the report released, the rankings for the year 2018 – 19 was also finalized by Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Government of India. ♦ Chandigarh University Gharuan topped the list by filing the... Read More


    Union Education Minister launched KAPILA Kalam Program

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    Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank virtually launched the 'KAPILA' Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign on October 15, 2020. 'KAPILA' Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness campaign was launched on the 89th birth anniversary of former President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Highlights: ♦ The ‘KAPILA’ Kalam Program helps those students who pursuing education in higher... Read More
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    Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs Inter-ministerial Meeting

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    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan presided over an inter-ministerial meet with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on October 15, 2020. He presided over an inter-ministerial meet with FSSAI and senior officials to build a ‘Whole of Government’ approach to achieve ‘Vision 2050’ of the eat Right India Movement. Highlights: ♦ The officials noted that the economic cost of food borne diseases in India is estimated to... Read More


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    World Food Day is observed on 16 October

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    World Food Day is observed across the globe with the view of honouring the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). World Food Day is observed on 16 October every year all over the world to generate awareness about the need for food and to ensure food security. Aim: World Food Day aims to generate awareness for those who suffer from hunger and also focuses to provide nutritious diet to all. The day ensures that the food is a basic right for each and every human in the world. Theme: The... Read More


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