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  • APEDA signs MoU with SFAC to boost food clusters

    14 days ago
    Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed MoU with Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC)  The MoU was signed by Neelkamal Darbari, Managing Director SFAC and Paban Kumar Borthakur, Chairman, APEDA. Agri Export Policy announced by the Government of India with Farmers’ Centric Approach suggests developing product-specific clusters in the country to help improving productivity and quality of the varieties of crops with special... Read More


    International Nowruz Day celebrated on March 21

    14 days ago
    International Nowruz Day is celebrated globally on 21 March every year. International Nowruz Day to celebrate Nowruz which is an ancestral festivity and marks the first day of spring as well as the renewal of nature.
    The values of peace and solidarity among generations and within families hence contributing to cultural diversity and friendship among peoples as well as in different communities. Nowruz Nowruz marks the first day of spring celebrated on the occasion of the astronomical... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Union govt orders implementation of 37 Central Laws in Jammu and Kashmir

    14 days ago
    Union government ordered the implementation of 37 Central Laws in Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued the order after the nod of Union Cabinet. This order will be called the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Order, 2020 and will come into force with immediate effect. About the adaptation The adaptation of the central laws in the Concurrent List, with required modifications and amendments, will ensure administrative effectiveness and smooth... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Defence Minister releases Draft Defence Procurement Procedure 2020

    14 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released the Draft Defence Procurement Procedure(DPP), 2020 at a function in New Delhi. The policy is aligned with the vision of the government to empower the private industry through the Make in India initiative with the ultimate of turning India into a global manufacturing hub. The government has introduced leasing as another category to get defense equipment at affordable rates.
    The greater participation of the Indian industry and develop a robust defence... Read More
    Category: Defence


    ICMR received several complaints against misuse of stem cell therapy

    14 days ago
    Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed the Lok Sabha that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) received several complaints against the misuse of stem cell therapy from various sources. The complaints are considered in the National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (NAC-SCRT), and recommendations are forwarded to concerned authorities for appropriate action.
    ICMR: ICMR is finalizing guidelines on the clinical use of... Read More


    CBSE launches toll-free helpline on coronavirus safeguards for students

    14 days ago
    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a toll-free helpline on coronavirus safeguards for students. The facility is available on helpline number 1800118004 from 8 am to 8 pm, initially up to 31st March. CBSE: The dedicated coronavirus safeguard tele-counseling service will be provided by trained counselors who will deal with students and parents for preventive interventions, reducing transmission and counsel on first-aid to stop corona spread. They will assist students in... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    RBI chalks out contingency plan for smooth functioning of services

    14 days ago
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) put in place a contingency plan to ensure that crucial information technology (IT) services for the delivery of digital banking, treasury services.It includes measures to prepare for anticipated disruptions, ensure smooth flow of operations and staffing, identify critical resources, and form crisis management groups while keeping all staff insulated from exposure to the virus. NEFT This plan launched to ensure continuity of critical services like National... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    International Day of Forests observed on 21 March

    14 days ago
    United Nations celebrates International Day of Forest on March 21. The Day is celebrated since 2012.
    Aim: To increase awareness and importance of forests Theme: "Forests and Biodiversity" March 21 has chosen to mark the international day of forests as it is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere and autumnal equinox. The organizers are the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Peatland protection will help attain climate goals

    14 days ago
    Food and Agriculture Organization operating under the United Nations released a report cover only 3% of the earth’s surface; they trigger the carbon that was locked in a few decades. About the report: The report says that peatlands consist of 30% of world soil carbon. They emit greenhouse gases. The climate peatlands occur in mangrove forests.
    Peatlands cover only three percent of Earth’s surface. However, their degradation due to drainage, fire, agricultural use, and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    Saudi Arabia registers 70 new COVID-19 cases bringing total to 344

    14 days ago
    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has registered 70 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected cases to 344. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health stated that among the new infections were 11 cases coming from Morocco, India, Jordan, the Philippines, Britain, the UAE, and Switzerland. They were taken directly from airports to quarantine in hospitals. The remaining 58 cases involved transmission from persons already infected, who were attending social occasions, such as marriage... Read More


    Uttar Pradesh govt seeks Central Grant of 100 cr for Lucknow University and Kashi Vidyapeeth

    14 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh Government has sought a Central Grant of 100 crore rupees for Lucknow University and Kashi Vidyapeeth. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Uttar Pradesh Dr. Dinesh Sharma on Friday met Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in Delhi and made the request. The educational institutions have completed 100 years of their establishment, and there is a provision of a special grant of Rs 100 crores for these institutions. Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith Mahatma... Read More
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    COVID-19 cases rise to 236 in India

    14 days ago
    COVID-19 cases rose to 236 in India after 63 new cases were reported in a day. The government in the national capital and Maharashtra announced the shutdown of public places to contain the spread of coronavirus that has claimed more than 10,000 lives globally. Around 15,404 samples from 14,514 individuals have been tested for SARS-CoV2. A total of 236 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive instances. Narendra Modi's call for a... Read More
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