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  • Khelo India University Games to begin in Odisha

    47 days ago
    The first-ever Khelo India University Games will begin in Odisha at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Cuttack on 22 February 2020. The multi-disciplinary sporting event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Games will be held from 22 February to 1 March 2020 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Launching Team: The Khelo India University Games will be launched by the Government of India in partnership with the Government of the State of Odisha. Aim: The aim of the move is to... Read More


    Union Ministers Harsimrat, Smriti Irani inaugurated National Organic Food Festival

    47 days ago
    Union Minister of Food Processing Industries (FPI) Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani jointly inaugurated National Organic Food Festival on 21 February in New Delhi. The festival is organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). Aim: The three-day festival aims to strengthen the organic market and encourage women entrepreneurs engaged in the manufacturing of organic produce. It focuses to empower women and promote organic... Read More
    Category: Festivals


    Myanmar President Win Myint to visit India

    47 days ago
    Myanmar President Win Myint, along with his wife, the First Lady, Daw Cho Cho, is to visit to India next from 26-29 February. President Myint's visit after the invitation extended by President Ram Nath Kovind. The information was passed by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
    Agenda: ♦ The Myanmar President will hold several official meetings will high-level delegations in New Delhi.
    ♦ Win Myint will also be expected to visit Agra and Bodh... Read More

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    Defence Minister lays foundation stone of Thal Sena Bhawan in Delhi Cantonment

    47 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone of Thal Sena Bhawan in Delhi Cantt on 21 February. The new Army headquarters will be set up near the Manekshaw Centre, Delhi. Thal Sena Bhawan: ♦ The Thal Sena Bhawan is spread over 39 acres. The multi-storeyed building can accommodate over 6000 personnel and will have all the offices of the Army in the complex. ♦ The army headquarters will be constructed in five years.
    ♦ It will represent the unsung heroes of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Chitra Bharati Film Festival began at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad

    47 days ago
    The third edition of the Chitra Bharati Film Festival (CBFF) began at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The three-day festival was inaugurated by the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai. Chitra Bharati Film Festival: ♦ The aim of the film festival is to establish a Bharatiya narrative in Indian cinema. ♦ The festival will witness around 140 films from under four categories namely short film, documentary, animation and campus... Read More


    India ranked 77th on the Sustainability Index as per UN report

    48 days ago
    India secured 77th rank on the Sustainability Index and 131st on the Flourishing Index in the UN report that was commissioned by a Commission of World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet. The report was released by over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world.
    Report Highlights: ♦ The report considered per capita carbon emissions and the ability of children in a nation to live healthy lives. ♦ The flourishing index... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    India won 11 medals at the Brazil Para Badminton International Championships

    48 days ago
    India finished Brazil Para Badminton International Championships with 11 medals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Among the total are 11 medals, 4 gold, 5 silver, and 2 bronze medals. Indian shuttler Pramod Bhagat claimed two gold medals in men's singles SL3 and men's doubles SL3-SL4 categories. With this win, he was qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj won gold in men's singles SL4.
    Brazil Para Badminton International Championships: Brazil... Read More
    Category: Sports


    SK Barua was conferred the PSU Leadership Award

    48 days ago
    SK Barua, Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) North East Council & Managing Director, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd was conferred with the seventh PSU Leadership Award on 19 February. The award was conferred by the Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries, Arjun Ram Meghwal. SK Barua: Barua is a Cost & Management Accountant has decades of rich experience in Finance & Business Development with disciplines in Oil & Gas Industry. Prior to his appointment as Managing... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Indias first private gold mine to be set up in Jonnagiri, Andhra Pradesh

    48 days ago
    India's first private gold mine operation will begin in the last quarter of 2021 at Jonnagiri in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh. The land acquisition for the mining project is expected to be completed in the next six months. Geomysore Services India Pvt Ltd is in the process of acquiring the land by negotiating with farmers and completing exploratory mining. Gold Mine operation: ♦ Geomysore company has acquired a mining lease for 1,500 acres in Jonnagiri.
    ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    DMRC signs with several government agencies to effectively utilize the groundwater

    48 days ago
    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) signed up with several government agencies to effectively utilize the groundwater. DMRC will dewater during the construction of five of its underground stations in phase 4. Agreement provisions: ♦ The groundwater will be used to revive a dried lake in North Delhi among others. ♦ DMRC started its work on the RK Ashram-Janakpuri corridor under phase-4 in December 2019. Five underground stations namely R.K Ashram, Nabi Karim, Sadar Bazar,... Read More


    Gujarat signed MoU with ITDC to promote tourism

    48 days ago
    India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Ltd signed an MoU Tourism Corporation of Gujarat on 20 February 2020. The move is an attempt to enhance the tourism growth in India. The MoU was signed by G Kamala Vardhana Rao, C&MD, ITDC, Jenu Devan, Commissioner of Tourism and Managing Director, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat in an event held at Dhordo, Kutch. MoU Provisions: ♦ The MoU will provide consultancy services for innovative or decorative lighting and the illumination of... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    DFCCIL signs MoU with RailTel for maintenance of OFC network

    48 days ago
    Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RailTel for the maintenance, development, and marketing of the existing and upcoming telecom infrastructure comprising of Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) network. The MoU was signed by Anurag Sachan MD and Puneet Chawla Chairman & Managing Director Railtel.
    MoU: ♦ Under the telecom infrastructure along the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) alignment consisting of Towers, Telecom... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Researchers develop the first 3D map of novel coronavirus, leading way to vaccine

    48 days ago
    Researchers from the University of Texas have developed the first 3D atomic-scale map of the part of the virus, called the spike protein, that attaches to and infects human cells. This will lead to developing a vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spike protein: ♦ Mapping the spike protein is an essential step that can lead to developing vaccines and antiviral drugs to combat the virus. The scientists are working on a related viable vaccine candidate stemming from the... Read More


    Nepal celebrated its 70th National Democracy Day on 19 February

    48 days ago
    Nepal celebrated its 70th National Democracy Day on 19 February. To mark the occasion, a special ceremony was held at the Nepal Army Pavilion Tudikhel in Kathmandu. Falgun 7 of the Nepali calendar is commemorated as the National Democracy Day every year in Nepal. The ceremony was attended by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker of the House of Representatives, National Assembly Chairperson, Chief Justice, cabinet ministers,... Read More
    Category: International


    India ranks 35th in 2019 WEFFI list

    48 days ago
    The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019. India jumped five ranks and secured 35th rank in the list.
    Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019: ♦ WEFFI ranked countries that are based on their abilities to equip students with skill-based education. ♦ It analyzed the education system from the perspective of skill-based education in areas like problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration,... Read More


    UK introduced new points-based visa system to boost the economy

    48 days ago
    Home Secretary of the United Kingdom Priti Patel unveiled a new points-based visa system that will close doors for low migration. The new system will come with effect from 1 January 2021. New visa system: ♦ The New visa system will attract the brightest and the best workers from the world, including from India. It will reduce the number of cheap and low-skilled workers coming to the country.
    ♦ The system aims to boost the economy of the country. ♦ The end of the... Read More
    Category: International


    Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav launched HRMS Mobile App

    48 days ago
    Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav launched HRMS Mobile App on 20 February. The app was designed and developed by Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS). The aim is to bring transparency between Railway employees and Administration. HRMS Employee Mobile App for Indian Railways: ♦ All employees of Indian Railways can see the data related to their service and communicate with the administration for any changes if required. ♦ A railway employee can view his historical... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    AFC chooses India to host the 2022 AFC Womens Asian Cup

    48 days ago
    Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Women's Committee has announced that India will host the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup. The tournament was awarded to India with an aim to maximize the promotion of the game. Asian Football Confederation's Women's Committee was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  China, Taiwan, and Uzbekistan were the other competing candidates.
    India as a host: India has proposed venues namely DY Patil Stadium, Trans Stadia Arena and Fatorda... Read More
    Category: Sports


    Rear Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh takes charge as the Commandant of the Naval War College, Goa

    48 days ago
    Rear Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh AVSM, NM took charge as the Commandant of the Naval War College, Goa on 18 February 2020.
    Sanjay Jasjit Singh: Sanjay Jasjit Singh has held a wide range of operational, training and staff appointments over the past three decades. He served as the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Fleet prior to the appointment. In 2009, he was the lead drafter of the Indian Navy's Maritime Doctrine. In 2015, he served as the Strategic Guidance to Transformation and... Read More


    International Mother Language Day is observed on 21 February

    48 days ago
    International Mother Language Day is observed on 21 February. The day is observed every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Theme: The theme for 2020 International Mother Language Day is "Languages without borders". The theme aims to promote unity in diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism. Linguistic diversity: Linguistic diversity is threatened as more languages disappear. 40% of the... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    CSIR tops the 2020 Nature Ranking Index

    48 days ago
    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) topped the Nature Ranking Index 2020. The rankings are based on the output of the total research that was carried out from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019 in all the institutions.
    Report highlights: ♦ The total research output indicated: counts which mean total citations in numbers shares which mean the sharing percentage per article ♦ The top subjects associated with the research work include Chemistry,... Read More
    Category: Index / List


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