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  • Cryptocurrency Banned In China

    51 mins ago
    The People's Bank bank of China has announced all Cryptocurrency activities as illegal on 23 September. Highlights ♦ People's Bank of China (PBOC) annaounced Virtual currency-related business activities as illegal financial ventures. ♦ Offenders will be "investigated for criminal liability" as per the law. ♦ ....

    Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In Switzerland

    54 mins ago
    The Voting polls in Switzerland declared the legalization of Same-Sex Marriage On 26 September 2021. Highlights: ♦ Law was approved through a vote, in which polls predicted extensive approval for same-sex marriage in the country. ♦ The bill change was accepted by 64.1 per cent of voters. It also received strong support in urban and ....

    Oldest Human Footprints Found In North America

    1 day ago
    In New Mexico, North America, the oldest human footprints have been found in new scientific research conducted by archaeologists in New Mexico. Highlights ♦ The research administered at the White Sands national park in New Mexico determined that the footprints were between 21,000 and 23,000 years old. ♦ The finding helps understand ....

    Statue of Bitcoin in Hungary

    3 days ago
    Hungary has opened the statue of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. The imposing bronze statue was opened in Hungary’s capital, Budapest. This is the first such statue throughout the world to pay homage to the creator of Bitcoin digital currency. It has been developed in a commercial enterprise park near the Danube River in Budapest. The bust sits ....

    Climate-Induced Migration And Modern Slavery Report Was Released By IIED And Anti-Slavery International

    4 days ago
    Anti-Slavery International and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) released a Climate-Induced Migration and Modern Slavery report. Highlights ♦ IIED is a policy and action research organisation that promotes sustainable development and links local priorities to global challenges. It's based in London, UK. ♦ ....

    Internal Displacement in East Africas Burundi Due to the Rise of Lake Tanganyika

    5 days ago
    According to Save the Children charity the raise of Lake Tanganyika has forced 100,000 people to migrate from Burundi to different places in Africa. Natural calamities like floods, storms, and landslides have caused the new displacement crisis. Key points ♦Lake Tanganyika is the world's longest freshwater lake. In April, the water level ....

    India Is Becoming Destination Country For Healthy food Items - Narendra Singh Tomar

    6 days ago
    Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, in the G-20 Agriculture Ministers' meeting on 19 Sep 2021 stated that the Government of India has placed a strong emphasis on the reintroduction of traditional food items such as millet, nutritious cereals, fruits, and vegetables, fish, dairy, and organic products. In ....

    Iran Became the Full member of SCO

    6 days ago
    Iran officially became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Highlights: ♦ The decision to admit Iran as a full member used to be declared in the twenty-first summit of the SCO leaders in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. At the give up of the 21st Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the leaders of the eight ....

    China To Join Asia-pacific Free Trade

    6 days ago
    China applied to Join the Asia-Pacific Free trade group of 11-nation to extend its influence over international policies. Highlights: ♦The application was submitted by the Commerce Minister Wang Wentao to the Trade Minister of New Zealand as a representative of the Comprehensive & Progress Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) ....

    Audits on Roads by BRO

    8 days ago
    The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) conducts road safety audits on its roads. About Border Roads Organisation: ♦ BRO was conceived and proposed by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1960 to coordinate the rapid development of the road network in the northern and northeastern border areas of the country. It operates under the Ministry of Defence's ....

    IndiaAfrica Defence Dialogue - DefExpo

    13 days ago
    India–Africa Defence Dialogue to be held together with every DefExpo. Highlights: ♦ In accordance with the Declaration, India wants to formalise the India-Africa Defense Dialogue at subsequent DefExpos, which will be conducted every two years. ♦ This will assist construct on the present partnerships between African nations & ....

    India and Australia Relations - 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

    14 days ago
    The Indian External Affairs Minister and the Minister of Defense held talks with the Australian Foreign Minister at the high-level meeting of the India-Australia 2+2 Foreign Ministers and Defense Ministers Dialogue in New Delhi. Highlights: ♦ This dialogue aims to further strengthen the overall defense and strategic cooperation between the ....

    Closing Ceremony of KAZIND

    14 days ago
    This is the fifth version of the annual bilateral joint exercising of the armies of India and Kazakhstan. About Kazind-21: ♦ This year, it will be held at Aisha Bibi, a training node in Kazakhstan. The last Kazind exercise was held in India in 2019. ♦ This exercise will provide a boost to the ever developing army and diplomatic ties ....

    Green Visa of UAE

    19 days ago
    The United Arab Emirates has introduced a new classification of visas supposed to ease the restrictions faced by foreigners in pursuing employment opportunities in the country, referred to as “green visa”. Highlights: ♦ According to the green visa, foreigners can work in the UAE without an employer’s guarantee. ♦ This ....

    AUSINDEX - Bilateral Exercise

    20 days ago
    Indian and Australian navies commenced the bilateral exercising AUSINDEX. Highlights: ♦ From the Indian Navy, INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt are taking part in AUSINDEX 2021, the fourth version of the bilateral naval exercise. ♦ Under the Eastern Naval Command, they form the part of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet based at Visakhapatnam. ♦ ....

    Logistics Agreement with Russia - India

    21 days ago
    India is about to sign a bilateral logistics agreement with Russia, and the agreement with the United Kingdom has entered the final stage. Highlights: ♦ The Reciprocal Exchange of Logistics Agreement is probably to be signed through India in next 2 months ♦ This agreement is an administrative arrangements facilitating access to military ....

    UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue

    24 days ago
    The eleventh India-United Kingdom Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) was held virtually with the Finance Minister leading the Indian delegation. Highlights: ♦ The dialogue covers, among other things, economic cooperation discussions on multilateral issues, including G20 and COP26. ♦ Both aspects deliberated on furthering Financial ....

    Over 4 Billion do not have Social Protection - ILO

    25 days ago
    In a report on the state of global social protection, the UN’s International Labor Organization stated that 4.1 billion people live without any form of social safety net. Highlights: ♦ More than half of the people in the world have no social security, ♦ Social protection consists of access to health care and earnings safety measures ....

    Indian Army in ZAPAD - Russia

    25 days ago
    Indian army to take part in multilateral exercise Zapad 2021 in Russia. About Zapad: ♦ In September 2021, a multinational military exercise, Zapad 2021, will be held in Russia. ♦ This is one of the theatre level exercises of the Russian Armed Forces and will focus in particular on operations towards terrorists. ♦ Over a number ....

    Opening of KAZIND-21 - India and Kazakhstan

    25 days ago
    The opening ceremony of Indo-Kazakhstan joint army exercise Kazind-21 was held. Highlights: ♦ KAZIND-21 is the fifth version of the annual bilateral joint exercising of the armies of India and Kazakhstan. ♦ For 2021, it is taking place at Training Node Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan. ♦ The preceding Kazind exercising was once held in ....

    UNSC Adopts Resolution on Afghanistan

    26 days ago
    The UNSC (United Nations Security Council), under the Presidency of India, adopted a resolution on the scenario in Afghanistan on August 30, 2021. Highlights: ♦ The resolution requires that war-torn Afghanistan cannot be used to threaten or attack any country or shelter terrorists. ♦ Resolutions used to be put ahead via the US, UK ....

    First Exercise with Algerian Navy - Indian Navy

    26 days ago
    On 29th August 2021, the Algerian and Indian navies conducted their first naval exercises off the coast of Algeria. Highlights: ♦ The exercise displays improved maritime cooperation among two countries. ♦ Stealth ship INS Tabar represented India while Algeria used to be represented by means of its naval ship ANS Ezager. ♦ As ....

    Greater Male Connectivity Project - India and Maldives

    31 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 ....

    Joint Training Exercise of India and Kazakhstan

    32 days ago
    The 5th version of the Indo- Kazakhstan Joint Training Exercise, KAZIND-21 will be held from 30th August to 11th September 2021, at Training Node, Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan. Highlights: ♦ The joint coaching exercise will raise the bilateral members of the family between India and Kazakhstan Armies. The Exercise is additionally a platform for ....

    Report From Panjshir Valley

    33 days ago
    The Panjshir Valley is yet to be conquered by the Talibans. Resistance is all set to defend Panjshir valley. Panjshir Valley: ♦ It is a valley in north-central Afghanistan, close to the Hindu Kush mountain range. ♦ The Valley is divided by the River Panjshir. ♦ The Panjshir valley is home to Afghanistan’s largest concentration ....

    Renewal of the Mandate of UNAMA

    33 days ago
    World leaders are planning to meet to talk about the renewal of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which expires on September 17. Highlights: ♦ Taliban has launched a predominant nationwide offensive in the wake of the withdrawal of overseas troops over the previous few months. ♦ UNAMA was installed on ....

    Gaza Border Closed by Egypt

    34 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. ♦ ....

    UNSC Meeting Afghanistan Issues

    40 days ago
    Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has requested the worldwide neighborhood to unite and use all handy units in order to make sure Afghanistan is no longer used as a secure haven for terrorists again. Highlights: ♦ The UN Security Council met for the 2nd time in a week beneath India’s Presidency to talk about ....

    Knowing About Taliban

    40 days ago
    On August 15, 2021, the fundamentalist Islamic pressure known as the Taliban entered Kabul after gaining control over an awful lot of the US following the withdrawal of US troops. Highlights: ♦ Taliban had dominated Afghanistan from 1996 till 2001 when US troops toppled. This team had sheltered Osama bin Laden as he deliberate the Sept. 11 ....

    New Visa for Afghans by India

    40 days ago
    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) introduced a new visa class for Afghans on August 17, 2021. MHA took this selection in the aftermath of the prevailing state of affairs in Afghanistan. Highlights: ♦ A new class of digital visas has been introduced to fast-track their functions for entry into India. This digital visa is dubbed as “e-Emergency ....

    Afghan in Hands of Taliban

    42 days ago
    Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani will shortly tender his resignation, as the authorities have surrendered to the Taliban forces, which entered Kabul and sought the unconditional lay down of the central government. Highlights: ♦ Following this, a new interim authority has been announced, which is probably to be headed by Ali Ahmad Jalali, ....

    First Indian PM to Chair UNSC Debate

    48 days ago
    Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has chaired the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) open debate through video conferencing. Highlights: ♦ With this, PM Modi has become the first Indian Prime Minister to chair a UNSC open debate. It must be remembered that India has assumed the Presidency of the UNSC for August 2021, taking over from ....

    The Fifth Country to Sign ISA Framework - Germany

    48 days ago
    Germany grew to become the fifth united states to signal the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement after its amendments entered into force on 8th January 2021, opening its Membership to all Member States of the United Nations. Highlights: ♦ Ambassador of Germany to India Walter J. Lindner deposited signed copies of the International ....

    Construction of Border Roads Organisation

    53 days ago
    Border Roads Organisation constructs the highest motorable road in the world in Eastern Ladakh. Highlights: ♦ The constructed road is at 19,300 ft at Umlingla Pass in Eastern Ladakh. ♦ BRO has constructed a 52-km lengthy tarmac road through Umlingla Pass, bettering the preceding record of a street in Bolivia connecting to its volcano ....

    Joint Training Exercise of India and Russia

    53 days ago
    The Joint training exercise of India and Russia, Exercise INDRA 2021, commenced at Prudboy Ranges, Volgograd. Highlights: ♦ The Indra exercise was initiated as a bilateral single-service exercise in the year 2003. In October 2017, the 1st tri-service Indra Exercise took place in the Eastern Military District of Russia. ♦ The 2nd edition ....

    India Assumes UNSC Presidency

    56 days ago
    India has assumed the Presidency of the world organisation council (UNSC) Highlights: ♦ Taking over the Presidency from France, this is often India’s 1st Presidency throughout its 2021-22 tenure as a non-permanent member of the council. ♦ India’s biennial tenure as a non-permanent member began in the Gregorian calendar month ....

    Two New Heritage Sites in Spain

    57 days ago
    The notable Paseo del Prado avenue and Retiro Park of Madrid, in Spain, has been allowed the situation with UNESCO World Legacy Locales. The wide tree-lined Paseo del Prado, in the focal point of the Spanish capital, is home to conspicuous structures like the Prado Historical center. The notorious Retiro Park, simply connecting with Paseo del Prado, ....

    CORPAT Between India and Indonesia Begins

    57 days ago
    The 36th version of CORPAT between India and Indonesia is being hung on 30 and 31 July 2021, in the Indian Sea area. The Indian Maritime Boat (INS) Saryu, a natively fabricated Seaward Watch Vessel and Indonesian Maritime Boat KRI Bung Tomo is embraced composed watch (CORPAT). About the CORPAT: ♦ Other than this, Sea Watch Airplane from ....

    Philippines Got Approval for Golden Rice

    63 days ago
    The Philippines has become the 1st country in the world to get approval for the commercial production of genetically modified golden rice. Golden rice is a variety of rice enriched with various nutrients that will helpful in reducing childhood malnutrition. Highlights: ♦ The Golden rice is developed by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine ....

    G7 - Build Back Better World Initiative

    70 days ago
    At the recent 47th G7 summit, the G7 (Group of Seven) Countries proposed a ‘Build Back Better World (B3W) initiative to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). About B3W: ♦ Goal: To address the infrastructure investment gap in developing and low-income countries, which China is increasingly capturing through 2,600 BRI projects. ♦ ....

    The United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan form the Group of Four or Quad Group

    70 days ago
    The United States, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan have agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform aimed at improving regional connectivity. The two sides intend to cooperate to expand trade, establish transit links, and strengthen business-to-business ties by recognizing the historical opportunities of opening up ....

    Tallest Sandcastle in the World - Denmark

    77 days ago
    A sandcastle made in Denmark has entered into new Guinness World Record for being the tallest sandcastle in the world. Highlights: The triangular-shaped sandcastle has been constructed in the town of Blokhus in Denmark. It stands at the height of 21.16 metres (69.4 feet). This new structure is 3.5m taller than the preceding report held with the ....

    India-Italy Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation

    78 days ago
    The Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation between India and Italy held its 21st session. Highlights: ♦ The India-Italy Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation held its 21st session virtually. ♦ Both sides held extensive discussions on bilateral trade and investment, as well as economic cooperation in the fields of food processing, ....

    India-UK Financial Markets Dialogue

    78 days ago
    The Financial Market Dialogue between India and the United Kingdom was conducted virtually. Highlights: The dialogue was established at the 10th Economic and Financial Dialogue in October 2020 to strengthen the bilateral financial relationship between the United Kingdom and India. The discussion revolved around four main topics: ♦ GIFT City ....

    LEAF Coalition Announced

    85 days ago
    At the Leaders Summit on Climate 2021, the LEAF (Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance) Coalition was announced. It will be one of the most significant public-private partnerships in the history of tropical forest conservation. It intends to raise at least USD 1 billion in funding for countries that are committed to protecting their tropical ....

    Zen Garden Kaizen Academy

    87 days ago
    The Japanese ‘Zen Garden – Kaizen Academy' at the Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) in Gujarat was virtually inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Highlights: ♦ It is a collaboration between the Indo-Japan Friendship Association (IJFA), Gujarat and the Japan Information and Study Centre at the AMA . The Hyogo ....

    Seventh Edition of IONS in France

    87 days ago
    The seventh edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), concluded in France on July 01, 2021. This time, the biennial meeting was hosted by the French Navy at La Réunion from June 28 to July 01, 2021. Highlights: ♦ From India, Admiral Karambir Singh, Naval Staff Chief, Indian Navy, participated in the inaugural session of the ....

    Second Biggest Dam of the World - China

    89 days ago
    The Government of China formally became the first two producing units of the Baihetan Dam, the world’s second-biggest hydroelectric dam, to begin generating energy. The Baihetan Dam is set up in southwestern China on the Jinsha River. About the dam: ♦ The dam is a 289-meter-tall (954-foot-tall) double-curvature arch dam, having sixteen ....

    Tax Inspectors Without Borders - TIWB

    94 days ago
    Bhutan launched the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) programme in collaboration with India. About the TIWB Programme: ♦ It is a collaborative effort between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (OECD). ♦ The programme has been launched in Bhutan, with ....

    Moscow Conference on International Security

    94 days ago
    The Secretary of Defense spoke at the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security. Highlights: ♦ The conference is hosted by the Russian Federation's Ministry of Defense in Moscow. ♦ At this annual conference, participants discuss pressing issues and trends in international military policy. ♦ The conference brings together ....

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