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  • International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

    24 days ago
    The United Nations is celebrating the "International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories" from May 25 to 31, 2021. Highlights: ♦ A Non-Self-Governing Territory is one where “people have not attained a full measure of self-government,” according to the UN Charter. ♦ In 1946, UN... Read More

    New Smart Kitchen Scheme - Kerala

    24 days ago
    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the formation of a secretary-level committee to develop guidelines and recommendations for the implementation of the “Smart Kitchen Scheme” in the state in order to meet LDF commitments. Highlights: ♦ The Smart Kitchen Scheme will be launched on July 10, 2021. ♦ As part of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mekedatu Multi-Purpose Project - NGT

    24 days ago
    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a joint committee to investigate allegations of illegal construction activity in Mekedatu. The Karnataka government had proposed building a dam across the Cauvery River in the same location. Highlights: ♦ The Mekedatu multi-purpose project entails the construction of a balancing reservoir across... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code

    24 days ago
    New rules for social media platforms and digital news media, namely the Intermediary Guidelines and the Digital Media Ethics Code, have come into force recently. Highlights: ♦ According to the guidelines, all social media platforms must establish a grievance redressal and compliance mechanism, which includes appointing a resident grievance... Read More

    Increased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India

    24 days ago
    There has been an increase in Foreign Direct Investment inflows into India. The government's policy reforms for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), investment facilitation, and ease of doing business have all contributed to the increase. Highlights: ♦ The trends in India’s FDI are: ♦ The highest-ever total FDI inflow of US $81.72... Read More

    Belarus President - International Outrage

    24 days ago
    Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, sparked international outrage after his regime forced a commercial airline flying from Greece to Lithuania to land on its territory, allegedly under the guise of a bomb scare, in order to arrest a dissident journalist on board. Highlights: ♦ Roman Protasevich, a journalist, is a vocal opponent of... Read More
    Category: International

    Panel Constituted to Suggest Reforms to IPC

    24 days ago
    The Union Home Ministry has established a panel to recommend changes to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Highlights: ♦ It will almost certainly propose a separate Section on "offences relating to speech and expression." ♦ Because there is no clear definition of what constitutes “hate speech” in the IPC, the Committee... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Biomass Use in Thermal Power Plants - A National Mission

    24 days ago
    The Ministry of Power has decided to establish a National Mission to promote the use of biomass in coal-fired thermal power plants. Highlights: ♦ Increase the level of co-firing from the current 5% to higher levels in order to have a greater share of carbon neutral power generation from thermal power plants. ♦ Conduct R&D in boiler... Read More

    Government Clarification Regarding Issues with Whatsapp

    24 days ago
    The Indian government has stated that it recognises the right to privacy as a fundamental right and is committed to providing it to Indian citizens and at the same time it is also committed to maintaining law and order as well as national security. Highlights: ♦ The Information and Technology (IT) Minister stated that “none of the measures... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Cheetah to be Re-introduced from Africa in November

    24 days ago
    The cheetah is regarded as the fastest land animal in the world. The animal has been declared extinct in India in 1952 and is expected to be reintroduced to India in the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh in November this year. Highlights: ♦ Kuno, located in the Chambal area, covers an area of more than 750 square kilometres and creates... Read More

    Vesak Day is on 26th May

    24 days ago
    Vesak Day 2021 will be held on May 26th all over the world. Vesak Day, the full moon day is the holiest day for Buddhists in the world. Highlights: ♦ On this day, Buddha Shakyamuni became enlightened. The United Nations commemorates this day every year. ♦ The United Nations has been celebrating this day since 2000. The resolution... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    International Womens Health Action Day is on 28th May

    24 days ago
    Since 1987, the International Women’s Health Action Day has been celebrated on May 28 every year to raise awareness of issues related to women’s health and well-being. The Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and Women’s Global Reproductive Rights Network (WGNRR) launched the day. Year after year, women,... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    World Hunger Day is on 28th May

    24 days ago
    Every May 28th, World Hunger Day is celebrated globally. The goal of this day is to raise awareness of more than 820 million chronically hungry people worldwide. Highlights: ♦ Since 2011, people have observed that it is not only necessary to spread awareness of chronic hunger, but also to tackle hunger and poverty through sustainable causes. ♦... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Sniffer Dogs 88% Accurate in Detecting Covid- Study

    24 days ago
    According to this study, sniffer dogs can help prevent the spread of coronavirus by detecting SARS-CoV2. The study also found that they can reach 88% accuracy in detecting viruses. Highlights: ♦ Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Durham University collaborated on the study. ♦ They believe that dog... Read More

    Agreement Between Tehran and International Atomic Energy Agency

    24 days ago
    Iran stated that a three-month monitoring agreement between Tehran and the IAEA had expired, and that the IAEA's access to images from inside some Iranian nuclear sites would be terminated. Iran had started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges, in violation of its commitments under a troubled 2015 nuclear deal, just days after the start of... Read More

    The Arctic Heats Up Three Times Faster Than the Earth

    24 days ago
    According to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) report, the Arctic has warmed three times faster than the rest of the planet, and faster than previously thought. Highlights: ♦ Arctic sea ice seems to be an early victim of rising temperatures. If the earth’s temperature is 2 degrees Celsius (vs. 1.5 degrees Celsius)... Read More
    Category: Environment

    Lithuania Withdraws From China-Central And Eastern European Cooperation

    24 days ago
    Lithuania has withdrawn from China's 17+1 cooperation forum with countries from Central and Eastern Europe, calling it "divisive." Highlights: ♦ This is an initiative of China. ♦ Goal: Promote business and investment relations between China and 16 Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC). ♦ Established in:... Read More
    Category: International

    Creation of a Lakshadweep Development Authority - LDA

    24 days ago
    The people of Lakshadweep are dissatisfied with the new administrator Praful Khoda Patel's decision to establish a Lakshadweep Development Authority (LDA). Highlights: ♦ Mr Patel is the first political appointee to the post of Administrator, which is usually held by retired civil servants. ♦ Islanders have complained that the legislation... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Shahi Litchi Export to UK from Bihar

    24 days ago
    The first consignment of GI certified Shahi Litchi from Bihar was exported to the United Kingdom. About Shahi Litchi: ♦ Shahi litchi was the fourth agricultural product in Bihar to receive GI certification in 2018, following Jardalu mango, Katarni rice, and Magahi paan. ♦ The GI registration of Shahi Litchi is carried out by the Litchi... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    India and Israel - Cooperation Work Program

    24 days ago
    India and Israel signed a three-year agricultural cooperation work program. Highlights: ♦ The “Indo-Israel Agricultural Project Centres of Excellence” and “Indo-Israel Villages of Excellence” are being implemented by Isreal and India. Indo-Israel Agricultural Project Centres of Excellence: ♦ The Agriculture... Read More
    Category: International

    Technology Development Board (TDB) Carbon Technology

    24 days ago
    TDB National Award 2021 was given to a Bangalore start-up for its recycling carbon technology. Highlights: ♦ The award was given to the start-up for creating a commercial solution for converting CO2 to chemicals and fuels. ♦ Breathe Applied Sciences, a start-up incubated at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research... Read More

    Hallmarking of Gold Jewellery in India

    24 days ago
    Gold jewellery hallmarking will start on June 15th. Due to the Covid pandemic, this date has been pushed back even further to January 15, 2021. Highlights: ♦ Mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery/artefacts was scheduled to begin on January 15, 2020, but was pushed back to June 1, 2021, in order to clear out old stock of unhallmarked jewellery.... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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