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  • GI Certified Jalgaon Banana Exported to Dubai

    40 days ago
    On June 16, 2021, a consignment of fibre and mineral-rich “Jalgaon Banana” was exported to Dubai, providing a significant boost to exports. Highlights: Jalgaon Banana is a Geographical Indications (GI) certified agricultural product from Maharashtra's Jalgaon district. Progressive farmers in Tandalwadi village provided 22 metric... Read More

    Cent Percent of Human Genome Sequenced

    40 days ago
    The Telomere-to-Telomere Consortium, an international collaboration of researchers, has sequenced the first complete human reference genome. About Genome Sequencing and genome: ♦ Genome Sequencing is the process of determining the exact order of base pairs in an individual. ♦ Genome is an organism's entire set of DNA. ♦ Approximately... Read More

    Dagmara Hydro-Electric Project - Bihar

    40 days ago
    National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) Limited and Bihar State Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (BSHPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the implementation of the Dagmara Hydro-Electric Project in Supaul, Bihar. The project is situated on the banks of the Kosi River. Highlights: It is a Run-of-the-River scheme. Run-of-river... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    National Geographic Magazine Has Named the Southern Ocean the Fifth Ocean

    41 days ago
    On the occasion of World Oceans Day (June 8), National Geographic magazine named the "Southern Ocean" as the fifth largest ocean in the world. The other four oceans are the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Arctic. About Southern Ocean: ♦ The Southern Ocean is the only ocean that has contact with three other oceans (Pacific, Atlantic... Read More
    Category: Environment

    The EU Has Been Urged to Reconsider The GSP+ Status Granted To Sri Lanka

    41 days ago
    The European Parliament passed a resolution urging the European Union (EU) Commission to consider temporarily abolishing Sri Lanka’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP+) status. Highlights: ♦ It is a set of EU rules that allows developing-country exporters to pay lower or no duties on their exports to the European Union. ♦... Read More

    Sankalp Se Siddhi Mission Van Dhan

    41 days ago
    The Minister for Tribal Affairs launched the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi – Mission Van Dhan' tribal livelihoods initiative. About Sankalp Se Siddhi – Mission Van Dhan: ♦ The mission was launched to promote local products made by tribal artisans in order to ensure the long-term livelihood of India's tribal population. ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Code on Social Security 2020 Draft Rules

    41 days ago
    The draft rules on employee compensation under the Social Security Code of 2020 were notified. Highlights: ♦ The Ministry of Labor has notified the draft rules on employee compensation under the Social Security Code of 2020 to solicit objections and suggestions (if any) from stakeholders. ♦ The Code amends and consolidates social security... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Global Yoga Conference 2021 - Mokshayatan Yog Sansthan

    41 days ago
    The ‘Mokshayatan Yog Sansthan', in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH, the Government of India, and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, organised the Global Yoga Conference 2021. Highlights: ♦ The event was planned to commemorate the 7th International Day of Yoga, which will take place on June 21, 2021. ♦ This... Read More

    Mandatory Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery

    41 days ago
    Mandatory signs for gold jewellery took effect on June 16. Highlights: ♦ Mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery/artefacts was scheduled to begin on January 15, 2020, but was pushed back to June 1, 2021, in order to clear out old stock of un hallmarked jewellery. ♦ Because of the Covid pandemic, this date has been pushed back to January... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    India Slips Down 12 Positions in World Home Price Index

    41 days ago
    India has moved down 12 spots in the world home price index to 55th rank in Q1 2021 in opposition to 43rd rank in Q1 2020, with a decline of 1.6 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in home prices, Knight Frank, in its cutting-edge research document “Global House Price Index” – Q1 2021. Global Home Price Index is organized by means of the London-based... Read More

    India Ranks 14th in World Giving Index

    41 days ago
    India has been ranked at 14th spot amongst 114 countries in the World Giving Index 2021, by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). This rank is up from its 10-year world rank of eighty-two The World Giving Index ranking has been topped by Indonesia, accompanied by way of Kenya, Nigeria, Myanmar and Australia in the top five respectively. Charities Aid... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    Federal Bank Collaboration with Oracle and Infosys

    41 days ago
    Federal Bank has improved its strategic collaboration with Oracle and Infosys, to provide a superior consumer journey thru Oracle CX (Customer Experience) platform. Highlights: ♦ The collaboration will focus on creating a complete integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) answer throughout marketing, sales, purchaser service, and... Read More

    Non-Permanent Members Elected by UNSC

    41 days ago
    UN Security Council elected Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, and UAE as non-permanent participants for the 2022-23 term. All 5 countries, elected unopposed, will start their time period from 1 January 2022. Highlights: ♦ The election for the non-permanent individuals of the Security Council is held via secret ballot and candidates require a... Read More
    Category: International

    Report it, Dont Share it Initiative by Facebook

    41 days ago
    Social media massive Facebook has launched a new initiative ‘Report it, don’t share it!’ that encourages humans to report child abuse content on its systems and not to share it. The initiative ‘Report it, don’t share it’ is in collaboration with civil society establishments like Aarambh India Initiative, Cyber Peace... Read More

    International Family Remittances Day 16th June

    41 days ago
    The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and is located on 16 June. Highlights: The IDFR acknowledges the extra than 200 million migrant workers, female and men, who send cash domestic to over 800 million family members. This day similarly highlights the brilliant resilience of migrant... Read More

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