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India is world's third largest producer of scientific articles: US NSF Report

India has emerged as the world's 3rd largest publisher of science & engineering articles, according to the latest US National Science Foundation report. China, which accounts for 20.67% of all global publications in scientific articles, is at the top.

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United States is at the second position.

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ADB & India sign $250 million loan to expand energy efficiency investments in India

ADB & India signed a $250 mn loan to Energy Efficiency Services Limited to expand energy efficiency investments in India that will benefit agricultural, residential & institutional consumers. In addition, $46 mn financing will be provided from the CTF.

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Clean Technology Fund (CTF)-to be administered by ADB.

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Mallika Srinivasan on USIBC board

Mallika Srinivasan-Chairman of Tractors and Farm Equipment has been appointed to the Global Board of the US Chamber of Commerce’s US-India Business Council (USIBC). Shekar Ayyar, Rajan Navani and David Taghioff have also been appointed to the Global board.

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USIBC was formed in 1975 as a business advocacy organization.

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India, Germany ink pact for Rs 1,958 crore finance to develop energy-efficient housing programme

India has secured a USD 277 million (about Rs 1,900 crore) loan from Germany to establish an energy-efficient housing programme in the country. The housing programme loan agreement has been signed between State Bank of India & German development bank KfW.

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Programme is part of the Indo-German Development Co-operation.

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Amitabha Bagchi wins $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019

Amitabha Bagchi’s new novel titled, “Half the Night Is Gone” won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019. The novel is being cited as a novel in English that feels like a book written in an Indian language which has lost nothing in the translation.

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It was given by Nepal Foreign Affairs Minister- Pradeep Gawali.

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CSIR partners with CNRS to promote scientific & technological research

To promote and support scientific and technological research, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France in New Delhi.

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Director General of CSIR- Shekhar C Mande.

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NPCI sets up subsidiary for exporting UPI to international markets

NPCI has setup a subsidiary to export the UPI for governments and central banks interested in implementing similar instant fund transfer in their countries. The subsidiary will also look at various business propositions exporting the payment solution.

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UPI was launched in April 2016.

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Aditya Mittal: ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India Chairman

ArcelorMittal & Nippon Steel Corporation combine, which acquired Essar Steel through an insolvency driven process has formed a new JV company ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India and appointed Aditya Mittal, President and CFO, Arcelor Mittal as its Chairman.

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ArcelorMittal will hold 60% in the new company.

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Ravi Shankar Prasad launches National Broadband Mission

Vision of the National Broadband Mission is to fast track growth of digital communications infrastructure, bridge the digital divide, facilitate digital empowerment & inclusion and provide affordable and universal Broadband access to all villages by 2022.

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NBM also plans to develop a Broadband Readiness Index (BRI).

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GEM launches national outreach programme 'GeM Samvaad'

GeM has launched a national outreach programme, GeM Samvaad, to bring on-board more local sellers. The programme will take place with stakeholders across the country and with local sellers to facilitate on-boarding of local sellers on the marketplace.

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The programme was launched by Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan.

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Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo passes away in Pune at 92

Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. The 92-year old actor died due to age-related ailments. Lagoo played important role in the growth of theatre movement in Maharashtra in the post-Independence era. He was also a social activist.

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Lagoo was also an ENT surgeon.

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18 December: International Migrants Day

The UN observance of International Migrants Day on 18th December focuses on the stories of social cohesion, which are as varied and unique as each of the 272 million migrants living new lives and building new communities in every corner of the globe.

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International Migrants Day Theme- We Together.