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  • G20 Ministerial Meeting - Women & Child Development

    30 days ago
    The Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smriti Irani addressed the First ever G20 Ministerial Conference on Women’s Empowerment on August 26, 2021. Highlights: ♦ Conference was once held at Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy in a hybrid format. ♦ During the conference, the union minister highlighted India’s commitment... Read More

    First Green Hydrogen of India

    30 days ago
    Indian Oil will construct India’s first Green Hydrogen Plant at Mathura refinery. This plant will be an addition in order to amplify the existing crude oil refining capability by using 25 million tonnes per annum. Highlights: ♦ Indian Oil has been pursuing its ambitious plans of hydrogen manufacturing throughout a range of sorts such... Read More

    India Elected to CA and POC

    30 days ago
    India has received the elections for membership of two key bodies of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), during the twenty seventh UPU Congress in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Highlights: India was elected to the CA (Council of Administration) with 134 votes, out of 156 countries. The Country obtained the easiest votes in CA elections from... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    SVEEP Workshop by ECI

    30 days ago
    The Election Commission of India (ECI) geared up the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Consultation Workshop. Highlights: ♦ As a part of this workshop, the Chief Election Commissioner, Sushil Chandra along with Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar unveiled a new initiative. The most important goal of the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    E-Shram Portal by Labour Minister

    30 days ago
    The Ministry of Labour & Employment has launched e-Shram Portal to hyperlink Unorganised Workers with social security schemes being carried out by the Central & State Governments. Highlights: ♦ Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav has launched the portal where 38 crore Unorganised Workers can register themselves and... Read More

    Liberalisation of Drones Rules

    30 days ago
    The central authorities have notified the Drone Rules 2021, a much more liberalised regime for unmanned plane systems than what existed previously. Highlights: ♦ Digital sky platform - Developed as a business-friendly single-window on-line system. ♦ No flight permission required upto four hundred toes in inexperienced zones and upto... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Indian Coast Guard Ship Vigraha - 7th of OPV

    30 days ago
    Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Vigraha is the seventh in the collection of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). Highlights: ♦ The ship will be primarily based in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and operate on the jap seaboard underneath the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East). ♦ The 98-meter OPV,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Womens Equality Day - 26th August

    30 days ago
    Women’s Equality Day is designated every year on 26th August to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in the year 1920. This amendment granted all ladies the right to vote in the USA. Highlights: ♦ The United States Congress formally recognised and specified August 26 as Women’s Equality Day in 1971,... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    No Fund From World Bank for Afghanistan

    30 days ago
    The World Bank has stopped funding for projects in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control in the country. Highlights: ♦ The World Bank also raised worries over how the Taliban offensive will have an effect on development possibilities in Afghanistan, specifically with respect to women. ♦ The IMF additionally introduced that Afghanistan... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Women Entrepreneurship Platform - NITI Aayog and Cisco

    30 days ago
    The NITI Aayog and a US-based tech giant, Cisco launched the next segment of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) on August 26, 2021. Highlights: ♦ This phase of the WEP has been titled as ‘WEPNxt’. ♦ It will leverage science from Cisco and journey working with India’s start-up ecosystem in order to enable more... Read More

    Greater Male Connectivity Project - India and Maldives

    30 days ago
    The India Government and Maldives inked the contract for the mega Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP). The Greater Male Connectivity Project is the largest-ever civilian infrastructure undertaking in the Maldives. Highlights: ♦ The Indian Government is funding the implementation of GMCP through a USD four hundred million Line of Credit... Read More
    Category: International

    Chikungunya Vaccine by Bharat Biotech

    30 days ago
    International Vaccine Institute has announced that Bharat Biotech’s Chikungunya vaccine candidate (BBV87) has entered into Phase II & III clinical trials. Currently, there is no industrial chikungunya vaccine. Highlights: ♦ BBV87 is an inactivated virus vaccine, that is similar to Covaxin. ♦ Inactivated vaccines incorporate... Read More

    Last Edition of PRAGATI Chaired by PM

    30 days ago
    The Prime Minister (PM) chaired the 37th edition of Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation (PRAGATI) - the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based totally multimodal platform, involving Central and State governments. Highlights: ♦ The PM reviewed a number of projects worth Rs 1,26,000 crores alongside the ‘One Nation... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    NER District SDG Index by NITI Aayog

    30 days ago
    NITI Aayog & Development of North Eastern Region Ministry (M/DoNER) released the first version of the North Eastern Region District SDG Index Report and Dashboard for this reason attaining the milestone towards localizing the Sustainable Development Goals. Highlights: ♦ The index is the first of its form in the country as it focuses on... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    MANTHAN Hackathon by BPR&D and AICTE

    30 days ago
    Bureau of Police Research & Development and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be launching MANTHAN 2021 on twenty sixth August 2021 at National Media Centre. Highlights: ♦ Hackathon “MANTHAN 2021” is a unique country wide initiative (36-hour online hackathon with Prize cash really worth Rs. 40 Lakh and... Read More

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