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  • Khanderao, Vasudev Kamath was conferred the Raja Ravi Varma Award

    569 days ago
    The Raja Ravi Varma State Award for the year 2019 was conferred on a veteran painter from Kalaburagi Prof. J.S. Khanderao and senior artist from Mumbai, Vasudev Kamath for the year 2020 at a programme organized in the institute premises located on Narasaraja Road in Chamundipuram, Mysore, Karnataka. Prof. J.S. Khanderao was awarded for his art that... Read More

    Ratan Tata appointed as the chairman of the advisory council of Mumbai University

    569 days ago
    Industrialist Ratan Tata is appointed as the chairman of the advisory council of Mumbai University. Tata was nominated by Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of Universities in the state Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Tata was appointed for his vast experience in education, entrepreneurship and employment creation. He has navigated the companies to greater... Read More

    IGI Airport ranked highest in duty-free revenue per passenger

    569 days ago
    Knight Frank India reported that Delhi's IGI Airport ranked highest in duty-free revenue per passenger at $10-11 per passenger. Highlights: ♦ The share non-aeronautical revenue of the joint venture airport in New Delhi is at 70%. The global average is 40%. ♦ From this 70%, 34% comes from retail, food and beverage, and duty-free... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Marathi to be made compulsory in schools

    569 days ago
    The Maharashtra state government passed the Maharashtra Compulsory Teaching and Learning of Marathi Language in Schools Bill, 2020. The bill makes Marathi a compulsory subject in all schools across boards, including the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), IB and Cambridge, from the forthcoming... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mansukh Mandaviya launched OPV-6 VAJRA in Chennai

    569 days ago
    The 6th Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-6) 'VAJRA' was launched on 27 February at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Union Minister of State for Shipping(I/C) and Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya chaired the launching ceremony. VAJRA: ♦ The 6th OPV VAJRA will strengthen the efforts of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG)... Read More

    Amit Shah to chair Eastern Zonal Council on 28 February

    569 days ago
    The 24th meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council will be held on 28 February 2020 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The member states of the Council includes the States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal. The meeting will be chaired by the Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah. It is hosted by Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, who is the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Xiaomi to use ISRO's NavIC technology

    569 days ago
    Xiaomi has collaborated with ISRO to bring the space agency's Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System "NavIC technology" to its smartphones. The announcement was made by Xiaomi Global VP and MD Manu Jain. Xiaomi is the only smartphone brand to have worked with ISRO to bring tech that has been developed in the country to the fore, so... Read More

    The US became Indias top trading partner

    570 days ago
    The data provided by the Ministry of Commerce stated that in 2018-2019 the US had surpassed China to become India's top trading partner. It shows greater economic ties between the two countries. The trend is expected to continue in the coming years as India and the US are engaged in further deepening the economic ties. Report Highlights: ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    RBI directed banks to link all new floating rate loan

    570 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directed banks to link all the new floating-rate loan to medium enterprises with external benchmark. It will be effective from 1 April 2020. The floating rate loans of the micro and small enterprises are already linked with external benchmarks. Aim: The move by RBI is aimed to further strengthen the monetary policy... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Centre lifts the ban on onion

    570 days ago
    The government decided to lift the ban on the export of onions as the price of onion has been stabilized. The move will protect the interests of farmers as prices are likely to fall sharply due to a bumper rabi crop. The decision was approved in a meeting of a Group of Ministers (GOM) headed by Home Minister Amit Shah. The lifting of ban on onion is... Read More

    India to conduct Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020 summit

    570 days ago
    The Government of India (GoI) has announced that it is to organize the mega event "Responsible AI for Social Empowerment 2020" (RAISE 2020). It will be India's first Artificial Intelligence (AI) summit. The event will be held from 11-12 April in New Delhi. Organizing Team: RAISE 2020 will be organized by the Government in partnership... Read More

    Myanmar President Win Myint to visit India

    570 days ago
    Myanmar President Win Myint, along with his wife, the First Lady, Daw Cho Cho, arrived in India on a 26 February. The state visit will be from 26-29 February. President Myint's visit comes after the invitation extended by President Ram Nath Kovind. His visit is expected to deepen bilateral ties between the countries. Agenda: ♦ The Myanmar... Read More

    Rattan Lal Kataria chaired the 17th Meeting of SCILR

    570 days ago
    The 17th edition of the Special Committee for Inter-Linking of Rivers (ILR) was held on 26 February in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Social Justice & Empowerment Rattan Lal Kataria. Highlights: ♦ The Inter-Linking of Rivers, the vision of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    NTPC, CPCB to set up 25 CAAQMS in States and UTs

    570 days ago
    NTPC Limited has agreed to help the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to set up 25 Continuous ambient air quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) across six States and three Union Territories (UTs) in India. Agreement: ♦ As per the agreement, NTPC will provide financial support of Rs.80 crore for the installation of CAAQMS in the States... Read More
    Category: Environment

    ICoSDiTAUS 2020 concluded in New Delhi

    570 days ago
    An International Conference on Standardisation of Diagnosis and Terminologies in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha Systems of Medicine (ICoSDiTAUS-2020) was concluded in New Delhi. The conference was held from 25-26 February 2020. ICoSDiTAUS-2020: ♦ ICoSDiTAUS-2020 is the biggest ever international event dedicated to the standardization of Diagnosis... Read More

    World NGO Day is observed on 27 February

    570 days ago
    World NGO Day is observed on 27 February. The day aims to raise awareness about the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) sector. The day is observed every year to encourage people worldwide who are involved and dedicatedly working for a good cause. Aim: The day aims to highlight the achievements and success of NGOs from all the sectors across the... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Cabinet approved the 2020 Surrogacy Regulation Bill

    570 days ago
    The Union Cabinet approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020, on 26 February. The Bill will allow widows and divorced women to be surrogate mothers. The Bill has incorporated all recommendations made by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee. The amended Bill is the reformed version of the draft legislation, which was passed by Lok Sabha in August 2019. Aim: The... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Scientist discover first-ever animal that does not need oxygen to breathe

    570 days ago
    Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered a unique organism that doesn't need to breathe. Henneguya salminicola, the tiny parasite, is the first known multicellular animal that can survive without oxygen. It lives in an anaerobic environment. The parasite lives in salmon tissue and evolved so that it doesn't need oxygen to produce energy.... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Cabinet approved the exemption of IPGL from the DPE Guidelines

    570 days ago
    The Union Cabinet led by PM Narendra Modi approved the exemption of the India Ports Global Ltd (IPGL) from the DPE Guidelines, except reservation and vigilance policies. The approval will help in the smooth execution of the Chabahar project in Iran. Background: IPGL was established under Companies Act 2013, as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). It... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    RBI lifted its ban on Bandhan Bank

    570 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lifted its ban on Bandhan Bank after considering the efforts made by the Bank to comply with the licensing conditions on 25 February. Now, the Bank can expand its branch network. Background: In September 2018, RBI had banned Bandhan Bank from expanding its network as the Bank failed to reduce the promoters' stake... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

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