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  • World Statistics Day is observed on 20 October

    239 days ago
    The Static - divison of the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs is the global coordinator of the campaign, defining global key messages and making available outreach resources to countries and other partners Highlights: ♦ The 3rd World Statistics Day will be celebrated around the globe on 20 October 2020. ♦ The theme of 2020–“Connecting... Read More

    First ever SCO Startup Forum to be launched on 27th October, boost for Startup India

    239 days ago
    The 1st ever Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) startup forum will be launched on 27th October 2020,ahead of the SCO trade Ministers meeting on 28th October 2020. Highlights: The 1st ever SCO Startup Forum will be launched on October 27 2020. The forum will lay the foundation for multilateral cooperation and engagement among the SCO Member... Read More

    Prime Minister to inaugurate India Energy Forum by CERAWeek

    239 days ago
    PM Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the annual India Energy Forum by CERAWeek that will be held between October 26 to October 28 2020. Highlights: ♦ The forum is in its fourth year and is hosted by IHS Markit. ♦ The event will convene an international group of speakers and delegates as well as a community of a thousand delegates... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Nozomi Okuhara clinches Women's Singles title at Denmark Open

    239 days ago
    In Badminton, former Japanese World Champion Nozomi Okuhara clinched the Denmark Open title beating three-time world champion Carolina Marin in women's singles. Highlights: ♦ The Japanese star took 56 minutes to get the better of the Olympic gold medallist Spaniard in two games 21-19, 21-17, at Odense. ♦ With reigning world champion... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Asafoetida/Heeng cultivation has been introduced by CSIR-IHBT in the Indian Himalayan region

    239 days ago
    CM of Himachal Pradesh has recognized the efforts of the Institute and announced the introduction & cultivation of Heeng in the state on 6March 2020. Highlights: ♦ Asafoetida/heeng is one of the top condiments and is a high value spice crop in India. ♦ India imports nearly 1200 tonnes of raw asafoetida annually from Afghanistan,... Read More

    Chinese firm tests drone swarm technology

    239 days ago
    The China Academy of Electronics & Information Technology under the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation recently conducted tests on a fixed-wing drone swarm system. Highlights: ♦ A state-run weapon manufacturer in china has tested and launched the drown swarm technology, a concept featuring the simultaneous and coordinated operation... Read More
    Category: International

    NITI Aayog & AWS Launch Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Centre in India

    239 days ago
    NITI Aayog announced the establishment of a Frontier Technologies Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) with Amazon Web Services (AWS)—the first of its kind in India on October 19, 2020 to address societal challenges through digital innovation. Highlights: ♦ This CIC is part of the AWS CIC Global Program, which provides an opportunity for government... Read More

    ADB, India sign $177 million loans for state road improvements in Maharashtra

    239 days ago
    The Government of India (GoI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on October 15, 2020 signed a $177 million loan to upgrade 450 kilometres (km) of state highways and major district roads in the state of Maharashtra. Highlights: ♦ This project of ADB will improve connectivity between rural areas and urban centres in that state enabling rural... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    IFSCA introduces Framework for Regulatory Sandbox to tap into innovative FinTech solutions

    239 days ago
    The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA), to develop a world-class FinTech hub at the IFSC located at GIFT City in Gandhinagar (Gujarat, India), endeavours to encourage the promotion of financial technologies (‘FinTech’) initiatives in financial products and financial services across the spectrum of banking, insurance,... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Australia to join Malabar naval exercise 2020

    239 days ago
    Australia will be joining Malabar naval exercise involving India, US and Japan. The Malabar naval exercise is a milestone opportunity for the Australian Defence Force. Malabar Exercise: This is an annual trilateral naval exercise between the navies of India, Japan, and the USA which is held alternately in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It started... Read More

    Agriculture Minister launches AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme

    239 days ago
    Central Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme on October 19, 2020. The scheme is a special way to assist cooperatives to play an essential role in the creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country. Highlights: ♦ AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR scheme has been designed by the National Cooperative Development Corporation... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    List of Nobel Prize Winners 2020

    240 days ago
    Nobel Prize is announced at an international level which is administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. The man, Alfred Nobel is the reason behind the Nobel prizes. He was a versatile personality with various talents. Alfred Nobel’s will: Nobel Prize is announced in the will of versatile person Alfred Nobel. He had talents in... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

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