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  • Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd developed first COVID-19 test kit

    10 days ago
    Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Pune-based molecular diagnostics company, has developed the first made-in-India test kit for COVID-19. The kit was developed in a record period of six weeks.
    Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit: ♦ Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit received commercial approval from the Indian Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).
    ♦ The cost of a single kit is Rs.80,000. It can... Read More


    Cabinet approved MoU signed between India and Germany to enhance Railway sector

    10 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by the PM Narendra Modi apprised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Railways, GoI and DB Engineering & Consulting GMBH of Germany. The MoU was signed for technological cooperation in the Railway Sector. The agreement was signed in February 2020. MoU Provisions: ♦ The MoU will freight operations, passenger operations and infrastructure building and management between the countries in the railway sector. ♦ It will enhance the... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo passed away

    10 days ago
    Albert Uderzo passed away on 24 March 2020. He died at the age of 92. He died due to a heart attack. He was the co-creator and illustrator behind the hugely popular of the Asterix comic books. Albert Uderzo: Albert Uderzo is a French comic book artist. He was born on 25 April 1927 in Fismes, France. He created the beloved Asterix comics in 1959 in collaboration with René Goscinny. The famous character was sold worldwide with more than 370m albums, 11 films, and an Asterix theme park.... Read More
    Category: Obituary

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    Cabinet approved the continuation of RoSCTL scheme from 1 April

    10 days ago
    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved for continuation of Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) scheme from 1 April 2020. Until then, the scheme will be merged with the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP). It is expected to make the textile sector competitive by rebating all taxes and levies that are currently not being rebated under any other mechanism. RoSCTL Scheme: ♦ RoSCTL Scheme is an export incentive that is... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Scientists say Sikkim glaciers are losing mass faster than other parts of the Himalaya

    10 days ago
    Scientists from the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG), Dehradun found that glaciers in Sikkim are melting at a higher magnitude as compared to other Himalayan regions.
    Study Highlights: ♦ The scientists assessed the response of 23 glaciers of Sikkim to climate change for the period of 1991-2015. It revealed that the glaciers in Sikkim have retreated and deglaciated significantly from 1991 to 2015. ♦ Small-sized glaciers in Sikkim are retreating while larger... Read More


    ARCI developed technology to improve fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines

    10 days ago
    International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) developed ultrafast laser surface texturing technology. The technology can improve the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines.      Highlights: ♦ Laser surface micro-texturing offers precise control of the size and shape. ♦ The density of micro-surface texture features gains momentum as a way to control friction and wear.
    ♦ The special feature of the technology... Read More


    Saudi Arabia proposed to convene virtual G20 Leaders Summit on 26 March

    10 days ago
    Saudi Arabia proposed to convene a virtual G20 Leaders' Summit on 26 March. Saudi Arabia is to advance a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its human and economic implications. Saud Arabia holds the chair. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will chair Summit. Summit Participants: ♦ Leaders from countries namely Spain, Jordan, Singapore, and Switzerland and several international organizations including United Nations (UN), World Bank Group (WBG), the World Health... Read More


    IMF says COVID-19 might cause a global recession

    10 days ago
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause a global recession in 2020. The recession could be worse than the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. It is also expected that the world economic output should recover in 2021. The information was passed by the IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. Highlights: ♦ Many countries have taken extraordinary measures to boost health systems and protect affected companies and workers. ♦ Also,... Read More
    Category: International


    Hindu New Year began on 25 March

    10 days ago
    The Hindu New Year 2077 began on 25 March. It is officially known as Vikram Samvat 2077 or Nav Samvatsar 2077. In common language, it is also known as Hindu Panchang. The Vikram era is extremely ancient and completely scientific. As per the Hindu calendar, the new year of Vikram Samvat starts from Chaitra Shukla Pratipada Tithi. History: According to Vedic scriptures and Puranas, Lord Brahma created the universe. He created the world on the Pratipada date of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra... Read More
    Category: Festivals


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    International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is observed on 25 March

    10 days ago
    International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is observed on 25 March. The day ais to remember the fallen personnel who served for the cause of peace in a violent world. Since the United Nations' founding, over 3,500 brave men and women have lost their lives in its service. Aim: The day aims to mobilize action, demand justice and strengthen staff in the non-governmental community and the press. History: The day is marked on the anniversary of the abduction... Read More


    International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on 25 March

    10 days ago
    International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on 25 March. The day is observed every year. The day provides an opportunity to honour and remember the people who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system.
    Aim: The International Day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice in the world. History: On 17 December 2007, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution and... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Invest India launched The Invest India Business Immunity Platform

    10 days ago
    Invest India launched a platform named "The Invest India Business Immunity Platform". The platform is hosted on the Invest India website.
    Invest India Business Immunity Platform: ♦ The Business Immunity Platform (BIP) has been designed as a comprehensive resource to help businesses and investors get real-time updates on India's active response to COVID-19.
    ♦ The platform operates 24/7. ♦ The platform is dynamic and constantly provides an update... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Centre banned export of hydroxychloroquine drug

    10 days ago
    India banned exports of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine on 25 March with immediate effect. The drug hydroxychloroquine is believed to have some positive effect on the treatment of the coronavirus. But the exports from special economic zones (SEZs) and other GoI approved exporters, only, will be allowed to export the drug. Aim: The move by the government is aimed to prevent any scope for export of ventilators by alternate classifications,  in view of the growing number of cases of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    RIL sets up first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai

    10 days ago
    Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) established India's first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The 100-bedded Covid-19 centre is located at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai. COVID-19 dedicated Hospital: ♦ The hospital was established by Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). ♦ This first-of-its-kind-in-Indiacentre is fully funded by Reliance Foundation. ♦ The hospital includes a negative... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Deadline for GST returns extended to 30 June

    10 days ago
    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has extended the last date for filing GST returns for March, April, and May to 30 June. The previous date for filing of GST returns was March 31, 2020. The deadline for composition returns on GST has been also been extended to 30 June 2020. Highlights: ♦ The companies with less than Rs.5 crore turnover will not be charged interest or penalty for the late filing of GST. Bigger companies with a turnover of more than Rs.5 crore will have have to pay... Read More


    Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as CM of Madhya Pradesh

    10 days ago
    BJP's Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on 23 March for a fourth term. The oath office was administered by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh Lalji Tandon. He was nominated by the outgoing leader of opposition Gopal Bhargava and supported by former minister Narottam Mishra, Meena Singh of the State.
    The outgoing CM Kamal Nath resigned on 20 March after 22 Congress MLAs resigned and joined the BJP. It pushed his government into a minority. The cabinet... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Tokyo Olympic torch relay has been cancelled

    10 days ago
    The Japan leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made by Yoshiro Mori, President of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee. The move comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed to postpone the Tokyo Olympic games by roughly one year. The decision was made during a telephone conference. International Olympic Committee (IOC) is planning to draw a new plan for the relay.... Read More
    Category: Sports


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