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India named hosts of 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup

Asian Football Confederation has awarded the hosting rights of the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup to India for the first time since 1979.The decision was taken at the AFC Women’s Football Committee meeting.It will likely be held in the second half of the year.

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In the 1979 edition, India had finished as runners-up.

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EESL, GAIL India sign MoU for ''trigeneration'' project

GAIL India & Energy Efficiency Services signed an MoU for development of ''trigeneration'' projects in India. Under the MOU, GAIL & EESL shall jointly undertake studies & if found viable, 50:50 joint venture will be incorporated for undertaking projects.

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It involves natural gas-fired generators to produce electricity.

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Mastercard, Axis Bank and Worldline launch Soft POS to addresses the needs of SMEs

Mastercard, Axis Bank & Worldline launched Soft POS to become the first financial payments service in India to transform smartphones into merchant Point of Sale terminals. Soft POS provides a cost-effective card acceptance solution for micro-merchants.

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Mastercard HQ: New York, USA.

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IndusInd Bank launches mobile app-based facility for opening current accounts

IndusInd Bank announced the launch of a 1st-of-its-kind assisted mobile application based facility, that enables the bank to open current accounts for self-employed individuals & businesses digitally without the hassle of arranging physical KYC documents.

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IndusInd Bank HQ: Pune, Maharashtra.

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Chhattisgarh govt launches ‘Spandan Campaign’ to check suicide and fratricide

Chhattisgarh Police have launched a special campaign to check mental stress and depression among their personnel by conducting interactive programmes and arranging counselling sessions, music and yoga therapies for them.

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Chhattisgarh CM: Bhupesh Baghel ; Governor: Anusuiya Uikey.

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J&K LG launches 'Mera Vetan' app

Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu launched JK Employees Salary Tracker Mobile App- "Mera Vetan". With this, employees especially posted in remote & rural areas, who do not have access to the DDOs will easily access their salary & other details anytime.

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Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh: R.K Mathur.

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Adidas India appoints former Miss World Manushi Chillar as brand ambassador

Adidas has announced the appointment of former Miss World Manushi Chillar as its new brand ambassador. Chillar will lead Adidas’s mission to inspire more women to embrace fitness, while creating a positive social impact through the power of sports.

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Adidas is a German sports brand company.

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SA scientist Quarraisha Abdool Karim wins R10m French prize

Acclaimed HIV researcher Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, who found that a topical gel could stop many women catching the virus, has been awarded Christophe Merieux Prize for her work for the Durban-based Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in SA.

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South Africa Currency: South African rand.

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Urban Forest scheme to develop 200 ‘Nagar Van’ across the country in next 5 years

Govt announced implementation of the Nagar van scheme to develop 200 Urban Forests across the country in next 5 years with a renewed focus on people’s participation & collaboration between Forest Department, Municipal bodies, NGOs, Corporates.

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Union Minister of EFC&C: Prakash Javadekar.

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HRD Minister launches booklet "Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19*

Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal digitally launched the information booklet titled "Safe online learning in the times of COVID-19" to raise awareness of students & teachers on staying safe online, developed by UNESCO India & NCERT.

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2/3rd of internet users in India are in the age group of 12.

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Tata AIG launches 'pay-as-you-drive cover' for private cars

Tata AIG General Insurance to offer usage-based insurance cover to private car owners. The new policy called 'AutoSafe' uses telematics-based next-gen application to track the usage of the car & decide on the premium.

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Edelweiss General Insurance had also launched a similar product.

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KP Singh retires as DLF Chairman; Rajiv Singh takes over

Realty major DLF has appointed vice-chairman Rajiv Singh as the new chairman of the company, replacing KP Singh. The latter will continue in a non-executive role as Chairman Emeritus, who was at the helm of the affairs for over five decades.

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DLF HQ: New Delhi.

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Weather disasters caused 50 lakh internal displacements in 2019

India had one in five of all internal displacements caused by disasters across the world in 2019, mostly caused by floods, cyclones & drought, as per State of the Environment report. There were more than 50 lakh internal displacements in India last year.

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19 major extreme weather events claimed 1,357 lives last year.

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Indian Author Luke Coutinho's New Book To Promote Benefits Of 'dry Fasting' Diet

Luke Coutinho's new book,"The Dry Fasting Miracle: From Deprive to Thrive". Co-authored by Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Bin Rashed Al Nuami, a member of the Ajman royal family in the UAE where they explain dry fasting diet is the most superior form of fasting.

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The book is being published by Penguin Random House.

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CeNS develops low-cost catalyst for hydrogen generation from water

Scientists from The Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS), an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), have found out a low cost & efficient way to generate hydrogen from water using Molybdenum dioxide as a catalyst.

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It seeks to replace the currently employed Platinum catalyst.

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ARCI develops new environment friendly way to shape ceramics through 3D printing

Scientists at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), in their recent study utilized an environmentally benign thermal gelation property of methylcellulose (MC) for shaping of ceramics through 3D printing.

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ARCI is an autonomous R&D centre under Dept of S&T.

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National awareness campaign on Prevention of Human, Animal Mortality on Highways launched

Union Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the UNDP national awareness campaign on ‘Prevention of Human and Animal Mortality on Highways’ via video conference on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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UNDP HQ: New York, USA.