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  • World Bank, GoI and Meghalaya Govt. signs Meghalaya Integrated Transport Project

    12 days ago
    The government of India, the government of Meghalaya and the World Bank signed a $120 million project to improve and modernize the transportation sector in Meghalaya. Highlights: ♦ The project will improve approximately 300 kilometres of strategic road sections and independent bridges through the use of innovative, climate-resilient, nature-based solutions. ♦ It will support innovative solutions, such as precast bridges, to reduce construction time and costs. ♦ MITP will... Read More


    India and Bhutan to Launch Rupay Card Phase-2 in Bhutan

    12 days ago
    The Prime Ministers of India and Bhutan will virtually launch the second phase of the RuPay card in Bhutan in November 2020. Highlights: ♦ During the visit of the PM of India to Bhutan in August 2019, the two prime ministers jointly initiated the first phase of the project. ♦ The implementation of the first phase of the Bhutan RuPay card enables Indian tourists in Bhutan to access ATMs and point-of-sale terminals in Bhutan. ♦ Now, the second phase will allow Bhutanese... Read More
    Category: International


    First-Ever India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit Was Held

    12 days ago
    The first-ever India-Luxembourg Virtual Summit was held. In 1948, India established diplomatic relations with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Highlights: ♦ Three important agreements were signed at the virtual summit: ♦ Memorandum of Understanding between India International Exchange (India INX) and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: Provide cooperation in the financial services industry, maintain an orderly securities market, ESG (environmental, social and governance) and green finance... Read More

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    APEC Meeting was Held Virtually

    12 days ago
    Recently the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Vision Leaders Meeting was held recently. APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to take advantage of the growing interdependence in the Asia-Pacific region. Highlights: ♦ The goal of APEC is to create greater prosperity for the people in the region by promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and safe growth and accelerating regional economic integration. ♦... Read More


    Fly Ash to Replace Natural Aggregates

    12 days ago
    National Thermal Power Corporation has developed geopolymers made from fly ash to replace natural aggregates used in construction. Highlights: ♦ Fly ash is a fine powder, a by-product of the combustion of pulverized coal in power plants. Fly ash is a pozzolan, a substance containing aluminium and siliceous substances, which forms cement in the presence of water. When mixed with water and lime, fly ash can form compounds similar to Portland cement. ♦ Fly ash can be used as the... Read More


    World Television Day is Observed on 21 November

    12 days ago
    Every year, the world celebrates World Television Day on November 21 to recognize the importance of visual media. Highlights ♦ The first World Television Forum was celebrated on 21st November in 1996 and the day later came to be known as World Television Day.
    ♦ Television is a symbol of communication and globalization. ♦ It can educate, inform, entertain and influence our decisions and opinions. ♦ Since its invention, TV has undergone several changes from... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Willow Warbler was Seen in Kerala

    12 days ago
    The Willow Warbler was seen for the first time in the Vellayani-Punchakkari rice fields in Kerala, India. Highlights: ♦ These rice fields are a bird-watching hotspot on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram.
    ♦ More than 213 species of birds are known to be inhabited, including settlers and migrants. Key Facts: Scientific Name: Phylloscopus trochilus. Habitat: They breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe and the Palearctic. The Paleartic  Ecoregion is one of... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Foreign Office Consultations Between India and Kazakhstan Held

    12 days ago
    Foreign Office Consultations between India and Kazakhstan held The 7th round of Foreign office consultations was held between India and Kazakhstan was held on November 17, 2020. Highlights: ♦ During the consultation, the 2 sides reviewed the entire scope of bilateral cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership. ♦ Consultations covered political, economic and commercial, energy, defence, space, consular and cultural affairs. ♦ Signed a memorandum of... Read More
    Category: International


    MOU Signed For Indias First Green Energy Convergence Project

    12 days ago
    Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between PSU under the Ministry of Power and the Department of New Renewable Energy (DNRE) of Goa City, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)to implement India’s first convergence project in India. Highlights: ♦ According to the MoU, EESL and DNRE will conduct feasibility studies and subsequently implement decentralized solar projects. ♦ EESL will implement solar projects, including: - (a)Establish a 100... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


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    Mission Purvodaya - Japan to Become a Partner Country

    12 days ago
    The Union Minister of the Iron &Steel and the Japanese ambassador to India met with the Chief Minister of Odisha State to discuss the ways for Japan to become a partner country of the Purvodaya Mission. Highlights ♦ The Purvodaya delegation in the steel industry envisages the establishment of an integrated steel hub in eastern India. ♦ Of India’s anticipated new steel production capacity, more than 75% of the resources will come from eastern India, and Odisha alone... Read More


    Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge Launched for Many Cities

    12 days ago
    The Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs launched the Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge in 243 cities. Background: The Law on Prohibition of Hiring Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (2013) and the Supreme Court’s decisions clearly prohibit dangerous cleaning, that is, manual entry into septic tanks or sewers without protective equipment and following operating procedures. Despite this, frequent fatal deaths among people cleaning septic tanks and sewers are still a concern.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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