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  • Abhay Kumar - Joint Secretary of Cooperation Ministry

    33 days ago
    Mr Abhay Kumar Singh has been appointed as joint secretary in the Cooperation Ministry. This ministry used to be lately formed with an intention to toughen the cooperative motion in the country. The appointment of Abhay Kumar Singh has been cleared by way of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed through PM Modi. Singh, a 2004-batch Indian... Read More

    First Indigenous Motorised Wheelchair by IIT

    33 days ago
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) developed India’s first indigenous motorised wheelchair car known as NeoBolt. Highlights: ♦ NeoBolt can be used on roads as nicely as on uneven terrains. ♦ It has a maximum velocity of 25 kmph and it can travel up to 25 km per charge. ♦ It was developed to empower wheelchair... Read More

    Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund by World Bank

    33 days ago
    A new Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund has been launched by the World Bank, to better roll out a cybersecurity improvement agenda in a systematic manner. Highlights: ♦ This new fund has been developed as an associated have confidence fund below the broader Digital Development Partnership (DDP) umbrella program. ♦ The World Bank... Read More

    Wanchuwa Festival in Assam

    33 days ago
    Tiwa tribesmen operate their usual dance as they take part in Wanchuwa Festival in Assam. Highlights: ♦ This festival is celebrated with the aid of Tiwa tribesmen to mark their top harvest. It comes with songs, dances, a bunch of rituals and human beings clad in their native attires. ♦ Tiwa is additionally regarded as Lalung is an... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    CCI Imposed Penalty on Maruti Suzuki

    33 days ago
    The CCI (Competition Commission of India) passed a closing order against Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) for indulging in anti-competitive habits by imposing Discount Control Policy vis-à-vis dealers. Key Points: ♦ CCI has accordingly imposed a penalty of Rs.200 crore (Rupees Two Hundred Crore Only) upon MSIL, besides passing a cease-and-desist... Read More

    Malabar Naval Exercise to Begin

    33 days ago
    The navies of US, India, Australia and Japan are all set to conduct the Malabar Naval Exercise from August 26, 2021. Key Points: ♦ The sea drill will be conducted off Guam island, which is a territory of the US. It is positioned 2,500 km east of the Philippines. ♦ The annual exercise will be a 4 day affair. ♦ It will be carried... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Gaza Border Closed by Egypt

    33 days ago
    Egypt closed its foremost border crossing point with Gaza Strip on August 23, 2021 due to the fact of tensions with Hamas rulers. Key Points: ♦ Rafah crossing was closed for the 1st time at some point of a workday in the year 2021. ♦ This crossing was once stored open during the 11-day combat between Israel & Hamas in May 2021. ♦... Read More
    Category: International

    My Gov and UN Women - Amrit Mahotsav Shri Shakti Innovation Challenge

    33 days ago
    MyGov underneath the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and UN Women have joined palms to launch the Amrit Mahotsav Shri Shakti Innovation Challenge 2021. Highlights: ♦ The target of this assignment is to encourage science options developed with the aid of Women Entrepreneurs associated with Women's Safety and Empowerment. ♦... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

    Operation Devi Shakti - Evacuating People from Afghanistan

    33 days ago
    The External Affairs Ministry has given a name to India’s complex mission of evacuating its citizens from war-torn Afghanistan, as ‘Operation Devi Shakti’. Highlights: ♦ The identity of the operation was recognised when External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar cited it in a tweet on August 24 whilst referring to the arrival... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Safe Cities Index 2021 - Economist Intelligence Unit

    33 days ago
    Copenhagen (capital city of Denmark), has been named as the world’s most secure metropolis from among 60 international cities, in Safe Cities Index 2021, launched through the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Highlights: ♦ Copenhagen scored 82.4 factors out of 100, to top the fourth version of the EIU’s biennial index, which... Read More

    First Smog Tower of India - Delhi

    33 days ago
    The Chief Minister of Delhi inaugurated the country's first 'smog tower’ in Connaught Place. It was once inaugurated months before the air pollution level spikes in the national capital due to burning of crop waste (stubble burning) with the aid of farmers. Background: ♦ In 2019, the Supreme Court directed the Central Pollution... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Corbett Tiger Reserve - NTCA

    33 days ago
    The Delhi High Court has requested the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to reflect on consideration as illustration a petition to end the alleged illegal construction of bridges and partitions inside tiger breeding habitat of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. About NTCA: ♦ National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) is a statutory body... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Launch of Yuktahara - Geospatial Planning Portal

    33 days ago
    Yuktahara is a geospatial planning portal for facilitating Gram Panchayat level planning of MGNREGA. The new portal under Bhuvan “Yuktahara” will enable the planning of MGNREGA assets, the use of far flung sensing and GIS based total information. Highlights: ♦ The Yuktahara platform will serve as a repository of property (Geotags)... Read More

    Summit on Sustainable Development - World Economic Forum

    33 days ago
    The Annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit of the World Economic Forum will take place on September 20-23, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. This year’s match will focus strongly on inclusively revitalizing economies. Highlights: ♦ The UN General Assembly, the summit convenes below the theme “Shaping an Equitable, Inclusive and... Read More

    Forum for Decarbonizing Transport - NITI Aayog and WRI

    33 days ago
    NITI Aayog & World Resources Institute (WRI), India, collectively launched the ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ in India. NITI Aayog is the imposing partner for India. Highlights: ♦ The intention of the venture is to reduce the height of GHG emissions (transport sector) in Asia (in line with a well beneath 2-degree pathway),... Read More

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