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  • India Signed Deal with ADB for Metro Rails

    34 days ago
    Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $500 million loan to enlarge the metro rail community in Bengaluru with the development of two new metro lines totalling 56 km in length. Highlights: ♦ The undertaking will assemble two new metro lines, usually elevated, along Outer Ring Road and National Highway forty... Read More

    World Water Week - 23rd to 27th August

    34 days ago
    The World Water Week is regarded as an annual event organized via Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) because 1991 to tackle the international water troubles and associated concerns of global development. The World Water Week 2021 has been organised from 23-27 August, in entirely digital format. The theme: Building Resilience Faster.
    Category: Important Days

    Sanskrit Week in India - 19 to 25th August

    34 days ago
    In 2021, India is celebrating the Sanskrit Week from August 19 to August 25, 2021, to promote, popularise and cherish the significance of historic language. In this year 2021, Sanskrit Day will be celebrated on 22nd August 2021. Sanskrit day is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Shravan, which also marks the event of Raksha Bandhan each... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Partnership of HDFC and Paytm

    34 days ago
    HDFC Bank and Paytm have partnered to construct comprehensive options throughout payment gateway, factor of sale machines and credit products. This consists of Paytm Postpaid which is a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution, Eazy EMI and Flexi Pay. Highlights: ♦ The partnership will additionally deliver enhanced SmartHub options to the market.... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

    National Monetisation Pipeline by Finance Ministry

    34 days ago
    Minister for Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman has launched the asset monetisation pipeline of Central ministries and public zone entities: ‘National Monetisation Pipeline’. Asset Monetisation, potentially a constrained period license/ lease of an asset, owned by the government or public authority, to a private region entity for upfront or periodic... Read More

    Lord Shiva to the Shankaracharya Temple

    34 days ago
    As per the age-old culture related to the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, the holy mace (Chhari Mubarak) of Lord Shiva used to be introduced to the ancient Shankaracharya Temple. Highlights: ♦ It is additionally recognised as the Jyoteshwar temple or Pas-Pahar via Buddhists. Persians and Jews name it Bagh-i-sulaiman or the Garden of King Solomon.... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture

    Children are at Danger of Climate Crisis - UNICEF

    34 days ago
    According to a new report of UNICEF, Children in India are at extreme danger of impacts of climate crisis.As per report, India is among four South Asian countries where youngsters are most at risk. Climate change threatens their health, education, and protection. Highlights: ♦ Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India are the 4 South Asian... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    Third Wave to Hit by October

    34 days ago
    According to the experts committee, set up under the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), the third Covid wave could reach around late October. Highlights: ♦ Committee of professionals used to be set up as per the path of the Home Ministry, asking for a higher preparedness for teens who would possibly be at high risk. ♦... Read More

    Crypto Buying and Selling by PayPalCrypto Buying and Selling by PayPal

    34 days ago
    PayPal Holdings Inc has launched crypto buying and selling in the United Kingdom. PayPal will enable customers in the UK to buy, sell and keep bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies now. Highlights: ♦ This roll-out marks the first worldwide growth of cryptocurrencies services of PayPal outside of the United States. ♦ The cross will further... Read More

    Bashin Reappointed as Advisory Board Chairman of CVC

    34 days ago
    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has announced the re-appointment of T M Bhasin as chairman of the Advisory Board for Banking and Financial Frauds (ABBFF). Highlights: The panel used to be constituted to look at financial institution frauds of over Rs 50 crore and recommend action. The former vigilance commissioner, CVC, Mr Bhasin will now... Read More

    Largest Solar PV in Andhra Pradesh

    34 days ago
    NTPC has commissioned the biggest floating photovoltaic PV undertaking in India of 25MW power on the reservoir of its Simhadri thermal station in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This is also the first photovoltaic project to be set up beneath the Flexibilisation Scheme. Highlights: ♦ This scheme was once notified through the Government of... Read More

    CEO of BARC - Nakul Chopra

    34 days ago
    Television monitoring corporation Broadcast Audience Research Council (Barc) has introduced the appointment of Nakul Chopra as its chief government officer (CEO) on 25 August 2021. Highlights: ♦ Former CEO Sunil Lulla has resigned to pursue his ambition as an entrepreneur. This announcement comes as Sunil Lulla has decided to resign from... Read More

    Highest Herbal Park Inaugurated in India

    34 days ago
    India’s very best altitude herbal park has been inaugurated at Mana village in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Highlights: ♦ The herbal park is located at a height of 11,000 ft and is shut to the Indo-China border. Mana is the closest Indian village in Chamoli bordering China and is adjacent to Badrinath temple. ♦ The herbal... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Ubharte Sitaare Fund by Finance Ministry

    34 days ago
    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched an bold ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ -USF for export-oriented firms and startups in a application at Lucknow. Highlights: ♦ The Fund ambitions at arranging cash for the advertising of micro, small and medium companies. The fund has been set up by SIDBI and Exim Bank. This scheme... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Harvest Festival of Kerala - Onam

    34 days ago
    Onam is the most revered & celebrated festival of Kerala, is celebrated each year by means of the Malayali community across the world. The 10-day long competition marks the starting of harvest season as properly as the look of the Vaman avatar of Lord Vishnu alongside with the homecoming of King Mahabali. Highlights: ♦ The pageant starts... Read More

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