Daily News

Image

Govt sanctions projects worth over Rs 301 Cr in food processing sector

Union Government has sanctioned ten projects worth over 301 crore rupees in food processing sector under the Agro Processing Cluster Scheme of Kisan Sampada Yojana, to generate employment for ten thousand people and benefit nearly forty thousand farmers.

Did you Know

Food Processing Industries Minister- Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Image

PM to address inaugural session of the Economic Times Global Business Summit

PM Modi will address inaugural session of the Economic Times Global Business Summit. He will be addressing delegates from across the world. Broad theme of Global Business Summit-2020 is “Collaborate to Create: Sustainable Growth in a Fractured World”.

Did you Know

2020 edition of GBS will be held in New Delhi.

Image

BIMSTEC charter to be ready for adoption at next biennial summit meeting: BIMSTEC Secy Gen

BIMSTEC charter will be ready for adoption at its next biennial summit meeting scheduled to be held in Colombo later this year. This was informed by BIMSTEC Secretary General Mohammad Shahidu Islam. 5th BIMSTEC Summit will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Did you Know

BIMSTEC was formed in 1997 & the first Summit was held in 2004.

Image

Global Ayurveda Festival curtain raiser held in New Delhi

The Fourth Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF) will be held at Kochi in Kerala from 16th-20th May. A curtain raiser event was organized in New Delhi in this regard. The theme for the five-day event is Ayurveda Medical Tourism: Actualizing India's credibility.

Did you Know

It will be the largest Ayurvedic event ever held in the world.

Image

3-day Namaste Orchha festival begins in Madhya Pradesh

Namaste Orchha festival started in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. Orchha is famous for its Ramaraja temple as well as other historical buildings. 3 days Namaste Orchha festival is an attempt to creating new opportunities and initiatives to promote state culture.

Did you Know

Business meet and KisanMela will also be organized.

Image

Chapchar Kut: The biggest and most joyful festival of Mizos begins

In Mizoram, the biggest and most joyful festival of Mizos, Chapchar Kut is being celebrated across the state on 6 March. It is also regarded as the most popular spring festival to the people of the state. This festival is a public holiday in the state.

Did you Know

Mizoram Chief Minister- Zoramthanga.

Image

Govt imposes withdrawal limit of Rs 50,000 for depositors of Yes Bank for a month

Govt has imposed a withdrawal limit of 50,000 Rs for depositors of beleaguered private lender Yes Bank for one month. The limit on withdrawal comes with a few exemptions, in cases like medical emergency, higher education, marriage & unavoidable emergency.

Did you Know

Yes Bank's board has been superseded for a period of 30 days.

Image

Mumbai set to host IOC session in 2023

Mumbai is set to host the 2023 International Olympic Committee's session after the IOC Executive Board suggestions. The decision is to be ratified at the 136th IOC session in Tokyo in July 2020. After a long gap of 37 years India is hosting the session.

Did you Know

India last hosted an IOC session way back in 1983 in New Delhi.

Image

Sports Authority of India announces first edition of Khelo India Women's Hockey League Under-21

Sports Authority of India, in association with Hockey India announced the first edition of the Khelo India Women's Hockey League Under-21. Hockey India organizes the event at 3 different venues- 1st phase will be at New Delhi from 23rd to 29th of march.

Did you Know

2nd & 3rd phases will be at Bengaluru & Bhubaneswar.

Image

PV Sindhu: Sportsperson of the Year at the fourth Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019

PV Sindhu was named as the Sportsperson of the Year at the fourth Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2019. She also bagged the Unbreakable Spirit of Sports award. Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia was given the Lifetime Achievement award.

Did you Know

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr got the Icon of the Century award.

Image

Workshop-cum-Awareness Programme on Skill Development for Unorganized Workers concludes at Kulgam

A 2-day Workshop-cum-Awareness Programme on the Skill Development for Unorganized Workers under Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maandhan Scheme concluded at Kulgam, Jammu & Kashmir. The programme was organized by District Employment & Counseling Centre, Kulgam.

Did you Know

Monthly contribution for the scheme is 55 to 200 Rs.

Image

BRAC retains its position as the top NGO of the world for the 5th consecutive year

Bangladesh-based international development organization BRAC has retained its position as the top NGO of the world among 500 global NGOs. The rankings for 2020 were announced by the Geneva-based organization NGO Adviser which publishes the list annually.

Did you Know

BRAC was founded by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in 1972.

Image

New test devised for fairness of “qubit” using entanglement theory

Researchers from Raman Research Institute- an autonomous institution under the Department of Science & Technology, have devised a new test for fairness of quantum coin/ qubit- the basic unit of information in a quantum computer- using entanglement theory.

Did you Know

The new test uses entanglement to test the fairness.

Image

CCI organises 5th edition of National Conference on Economics of Competition Law

Competition Commission of India organised the 5th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law in New Delhi. The Conference, in addition to the Inaugural Session, included two technical sessions where researchers presented papers on economic issues.

Did you Know

Ashok Kumar Gupta is the current Chairperson of the CCI.

Image

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana signs MoU with Amazon to e-market

Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Urban Livelihoods Mission signed a MoU with Amazon for e marketing of products made by SHGs across the country in urban areas. MoU aims to strengthen the mission of creating sustainable livelihoods in urban areas.

Did you Know

DAY-NULM is under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Image

India-European Union to work together on Integrated Local Energy Systems

During India’s Smart Utility Week, India & European Union called upon Integrated Local Energy System to work upon clean energy and climate. Alongside of the collaboration, India and Sweden are to work on Smart Grids. These projects are to be funded by DST.

Did you Know

DST- Department of Science and Technology.

Image

International Conference on Nanoscience & Nano Technology held in Kolkata

ICONSAT (International Conference on Nano Science and Technology) is the series of biennial international conference held in India under the aegis of Nano Mission, Department of Science and Technology. 2020 edition of the conference was held in Kolkata.

Did you Know

Venue: S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata.

Image

Black carbon levels spike at Himalayan glaciers

Black carbon concentrations near the Gangotri glacier rose 400 times in summer due to forest fires and stubble burning from agricultural waste, and triggered glacial melt, says a study by scientists at the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG).

Did you Know

Monthly mean concentration was found to be minimum in August.

Image

Doctors use gene editing tool Crispr inside body for first time

Scientists used the gene editing tool Crispr-Cas9 (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) inside a person’s body for the first time, a new development in efforts to operate on DNA to treat diseases. Gene editing was tried 1st in 2017.

Did you Know

This has been achieved at the Oregon University, USA.

Image

After Mumbai, Google to now launch Delhi cloud region

Google will open a Delhi cloud region making it as the company’s 2nd cloud region in India since the launch of the Mumbai region in 2017. Google’s existing network has 8 cloud regions in Asia-Pacific & 22 regions globally. It will also open data centers.

Did you Know

Data Centre Venues: Toronto, Melbourne and Doha.

Image

Cabinet approves Mega Consolidation in Public Sector Banks with effect from 1 April 2020

10 PSBs- Amalgamation of Oriental Bank of Commerce & United Bank of India into PNB, Amalgamation of Andhra Bank & Corporation Bank into Union Bank of India, Amalgamation of Allahabad Bank into Indian Bank, Amalgamation of Syndicate Bank into Canara Bank.

Did you Know

Amalgamation would result in creation of seven large PSBs.

Image

Government nod to AFRS for identification of bodies, missing children, criminals

The Home Ministry has given approval to the Automated Facial Recognition System for identification of unrecognised bodies, missing children and criminals. The approval has been accorded for the implementation of AFRS by the National Crime Records Bureau.

Did you Know

AFRS will be accessible only to law enforcement agencies.

Image

Two new land ports to be added as entry points for Bangladeshis

Bangladeshi citizens travelling to India will have the option of 2 more land port entry points. Bangladeshi visitors to India will be able to enter India from Bhomra & Akhaura side of Bangladesh connecting Gojadanga & Agartala respectively on Indian side.

Did you Know

Existing land ports are Benapole and Petrpole.

Image

Minister Smriti Irani released a book titled “Chronicles of Change Champions”

Women & Child Development minister Smriti Zubin Irani released a book titled Chronicles of Change Champions in New Delhi. The book is a compilation of 25 innovative initiatives taken at the state & district levels under the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme.

Did you Know

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme: Launched on 22 January 2015.

Image

Bimal Julka sworn in as Chief Information Commissioner of Central Information Commission

Bimal Julka was sworn in as the new Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office. Number of Information Commissioners has fallen to 5 as against a sanctioned strength of 11.

Did you Know

Bimal Julka will succeed Sudhir Bhargava.