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Govt mulls Rs 3,000 crore ‘Mission COVID Suraksha’ to accelerate vaccine development

The mission, piloted by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, aims at the mission to make the Covid-19 vaccine easily available to the public at affordable rates. The mission is in a proposal stage.

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Ministry of Science and Technology, Officeholder: Harsh Vardhan

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20-Year Old Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash Bags 'World's Fastest Human Calculator''Title

Neelakanta Bhanu Prakash of Hyderabad has emerged as the fastest human calculator in the world after winning first-ever gold for India in Mental Calculation World Championship at Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) held in London. The MSO was first held in 1998.

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He broke records of Scott Flansburg and Shakuntala Devi.

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Indian satellite AstroSat detects extreme ultraviolet (UV) light from galaxy

According to Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)AstroSat, India's first multi-wavelength satellite, has detected an extreme ultraviolet (UV) light from a galaxy which is 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth.

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Discovery was made by a team of astronomer led by Dr Kanak Saha.

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Yatinder Prasad appointed on Coal India board

Yatinder Prasad, joint secretary and financial advisor with the Ministry of Coal, has been appointed on CIL board. Prasad is a 1993-batch Indian Audit and Accounts Service officer, Coal India Ltd (CIL).

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Coal India accounts for over 80 percent of domestic coal output.

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MoU For Skill Development In Port And Maritime Sector Signed Between Ministry Of Shipping, MSDE

As per the MoU, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) will cooperate in the development of course curriculum, National Occupational Standards, content, etc. for Cruise Tourism, Logistics, Fisheries, Shipbuilding, Ship Repair, etc.

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National Skill Development Corporation, CEO Manish Kumar.

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Germany to issue 'green bonds' worth up to $13B this year

German government plans to generate up to 11 billion euros for clean transportation and renewable energy projects this year by issuing so-called green bond.Each green bond will mirror a regular debt issuance by the German government, known as as "bunds".

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Germany, Country in Europe, Capital: Berlin.

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APEDA signs MoUs with AFC India Limited and NCUI of India

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has signed MoUs with AFC India Limited, and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), Delhi to synergize the activities in the interest of agriculture and allied sectors.

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APEDA is under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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Scientists derive biofuel from algae to boost India’s clean energy efforts

Indian scientists, under the INSPIRE programme of ministry of science and technology, have developed low-cost biodiesel from microalgae.The technique to use microalgae is developed by a team of scientists from the NIT, Tiruchirappalli.

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Govt of India approved this INSPIRE Scheme in November 2008.

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TVS Automobile Solutions and Google tie up to digitise auto aftermarket

TVS Automobile Solutions Ltd has selected Google Cloud as its technology partner to build its digital transformation strategy.The initiative would be seen as an accelerator in digitizing the global aftermarket landscape.The industry has over 40K retailers.

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Google Cloud India, MD, Karan Bajwa.

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India, Vietnam agree to add 'new momentum' to ties

The decisions were taken at a virtual meeting of the India-Vietnam Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation, co-chaired by Indian foreign minister S Jaishankar and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh.

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Vietnam's President Nguyen Phu Trong.

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IEX board accepts resignation of MD & CEO Rajiv Srivastava

India Energy Exchange's (IEX) board of directors have accepted resignation of its Managing Director and CEO Rajiv Srivastava. The company has given Satyanarayan Goel the additional charge of Managing Director and CEO.

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Indian Energy Exchange,Headquarters: New Delhi.

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Cognizant to acquire Tin Roof Software to expand digital engineering services

The acquisition is expected to expand Cognizant’s software product engineering footprint in the U.S.& connect Tin Roof’s experts with Cognizant’s broader global software development capabilities.Transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2020.

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Brian Humphries is the Chief Executive Officer of Cognizant.

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India, Nepal to expand energy cooperation, explore new pipeline

India and Nepal are exploring to see if state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) could look at another petroleum pipeline that runs into the northern and eastern parts of India. Nepal is aiming to meet its rising fuel demands by extending cooperation.

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K. P. Sharma Oli, current Prime Minister of Nepal.

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Ministry of Tourism organises the 50th webinar titled "Cultural heritage of Hyderabad" under DekhoApnaDesh series

The webinar showcased the culture of Hyderabad which is quite distinct from the rest of Telangana with its strong Islamic influences inherited from the period of the Nizam rule which is starkly visible on Hyderabad's architecture, food, lifestyle.

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Hyderabad is popularly known as the "City of Pearls".

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James Anderson Becomes First Fast Bowler To Take 600 Test Wickets

England's James Anderson became the first fast bowler to take 600 Test wickets. Only Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, and Anil Kumble had previously broken the 600-wicket barrier in the longest format of the game. Glenn McGrath took 563 Test wickets.

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Anderson made his Test debut in 2003 against Zimbabwe.

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ARIES astronomers trace the mystery behind dwarf galaxy aberrations of massive star formation

Scientists observing dozens of such galaxies using two Indian telescopes have found that the clue to this strange behaviour of these galaxies lies in the disturbed hydrogen distribution in these galaxies and also in recent collisions between two galaxies.

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Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES).

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Badminton player Ayaka Takahashi announces retirement

Ayaka Takahashi, who won Japan's first Olympic gold medal in badminton along with Misaki Matsutomo, defeating Denmark team has retired at the age of thirty. She has announced that she will retire at the end of the month.

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Badminton World Federation HQs- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Karnataka to be the first state to implement NEP: Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan

"A high-level task force was constituted immediately after the draft of the policy reached us and this committee has already held several meetings". The administrative and legal steps would be taken as soon as the final recommendations are made.

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Karnataka, Literacy (2011)‎-‎75.36%.