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Oxford Names ‘Climate Emergency’ Its 2019 Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionaries has named “climate emergency” as its 2019 Word of the Year, choosing it from an all-environmental shortlist that also included “climate action,” “climate denial,” “eco-anxiety,” “extinction” and “flight shame.”

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Use of term “climate emergency” increased hundredfold last year

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IndiaFirst Life Insurance partners with Spice Money for ‘Insurance Khata’

IndiaFirst Life Insurance has entered into a strategic & technical partnership with Spice Money, a tech-led financial services provider, for distribution / marketing of ‘insurance khata’ through the latter’s platform, which has nearly 3 lakh customers

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Insurance Khata is targeted at the informal/agriculture sector

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India’s urban unemployment rate drops to 9.3%- Jan-March 2019

As per PLFS Survey by NSO, urban unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level in four quarters at 9.3 per cent during January-March 2019. Also, urban unemployment rate (UR) was 9.9% in April-June 2018, 9.7% in July-September 2018 & 9.9% in Oct-Dec 2018

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NSO is a wing functioning under MoSPI

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India's 2.2% population suffering from disability: NSO

Persons with disability in the population was 2.2 % during July-Dec 2018 in the country, as per National Statistical Office. Prevalence of disability was higher among males than females. Among males, prevalence of disability was 2.4% & 1.9% among females

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Union Minister MoSPI: D. V. Sadananda Gowda

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Ocean Dance Festival 2019 starts in Cox Bazar

4-day long Ocean Dance Festival 2019 kicked off in Cox Bazar of Bangladesh. Ocean Dance Festival is the largest international dance festival of the country. Theme of this year's festival is 'Bridging the distance' or Durotter Shetubandhan.

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Bangladesh PM: Sheikh Hasina; Currency: Taka

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J&K achieves highest road length under PMGSY in 2019

During 2019-20 fiscal, around 11,400 kms of different road projects against the total sanctioned length of 19,700 kms. Also against sanctioned 2,214 habitations, 1,838 have been provided connectivity as on date including 101 connected this fiscal

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Under Central Road Fund, 88 schemes have been completed.

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Sub Lieutenant Shivangi is the 1st-ever woman pilot for Navy

Indian Navy is set to get its 1st ever woman pilot as Sub-Lieutenant. She would complete her training & joins naval operations on 2 December. She was inducted into the Indian Navy's Academy in Ezhimala as SSC (Pilot) and was commissioned in June 2018

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She Hails from Muzaffarpur in Bihar

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Documentary film on Water Conservation released: Jal Shakti Ministry

Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat released a short documentary film on Water Conservation- SHIKHAR SE PUKAR'

The film has been made to promote 'Jalshakti Abhiyan' & is based on the Journey of an IAS Officer Ravindra Kumar

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water supply to all rural households by 2024: Jal Jeevan Mission

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Gadkari inaugurates 11th edition of Agro Vision

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari stressed upon the importance of Agricultural allied businesses for the development of farmers in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra inaugurating the 11th edition of Agro Vision- 2019, at Reshimbag Ground of Nagpur

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4-day event will comprise of national Agri exhibition workshop

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MoS DoNER inaugurates 'Destination North East' festival in Varanasi

Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated 4-day North East festival in Varanasi aimed at offering an opportunity for the fusion of the 2 rich cultures of Ganga and Brahmaputra, represented by Varanasi & North East respectively.

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Previous editions of the event were held in Delhi & Chandigarh