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Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Passed By Parliament

It replaces the ordinance to merge J&K cadre of all-India services officers with Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram,Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.The move will allow officers posted in these states and UTs to work in J&K and vice versa.

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Amended Section 88 of the J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019.

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India-Australia Circular Economy(I-ACE) Hackathon 2021 kick-started by AIM and Australia's national science agency (CSIRO)

I-ACE is supported by Australian Department of Industry,Science,Energy and Resources,AIM Atal Incubation Centre network & various domain experts to enable students,start-ups from Australia & India to address common national issues through tech solutions.

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Circular economy model is restorative by intent and design.

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Mario Draghi, Former EU Central Bank Head, Sworn In As Italy's Prime Minister

He has been sworn in as Italy’s prime minister (PM)at the head of a unity government called on to confront the coronavirus crisis and economic slump.Draghi is nicknamed "Super Mario" for his role in saving the euro. He is 30th PM of Italy since 1946.

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Sergio Mattarella is Italy’s president

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Tata Motors names Marc Llistosella as new CEO, MD

He is the former President and CEO of Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and Head of Daimler Trucks in Asia. Appointment with effect from July 1, 2021,he will succeed Guenter Butschek.Llistosella is currently on the board of Swedish transport company Einride.

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Tata Motors:
Chairman:Natarajan Chandrasekaran;
HQ:Mumbai.

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International Cricket Council (ICC) announces BYJU'S as global partner until 2023

BYJU’S will partner all ICC events over the period, including the forthcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India, and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.As a global partner, BYJU’S will have extensive in-venue,broadcast & digital rights.

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In Aug,2019 BYJU's became official jersey partner of Indian team

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HDFC Bank invites startups and solo entrepreneurs to apply for SmartUp grants under its CSR brand Parivartan.

The initiative is aimed at finding and deploying long-term,sustainable solutions at scale,to address social issues and contribute to economic and social development of the country.Start-ups in edtech & skill development sector will be focused this year.

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Bank has partnered with 9 start-up incubators for the same.

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Recykal becomes first Indian startup to be selected for WEF's Circulars Accelerator Programme 2021.

Recykal is an end-to-end digital ‘waste-commerce’ solutions provider headquartered in Hyderabad.The programme,an initiative of Accenture,will connect industry leaders with 17 circular-economy entrepreneurs to scale up cross-sector value-chain innovation.

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Abhay Deshpande is founder of Recykal.

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CREDAI, IPPB ink pact to open bank accounts for construction workers.

At present, around 3 crore workers are engaged in construction activities across real estate projects in India.The pact aims to cover around 10 lakh workers under this initiative in a year.It will cover all CREDAI chapters.

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Jaxay Shah is national chairman,CREDAI,realty developers’ body.

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M/s CE Info Systems Pvt Ltd.(MapmyIndia) ties up with ISRO to build an alternative to Google Maps

It is to develop mapping portals,apps and other location-based services in India.They will build utilising Earth Observation Datasets,NavIC,Web Services & APIs available in MapmyIndia,Bhuvan,VEDAS & MOSDAC geoportals of ISRO.

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MapmyIndia:
CEO:Rohan Verma;
HQ:New Delhi.

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In a first,Bihar in pact with UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to achieve climate resilience & low carbon development by 2040

Over next 2 years,UNEP would lead a multi-stakeholder team to assess carbon footprint of various sectors in Bihar before chalking out a plan to reduce CO2 emissions & increasing carbon sinks,will assist to prepare State’s greenhouse gas inventory etc.

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Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is located in Bihar.

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Skills development ministry launches Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship in partnership with 9 IIMs

In the 2-year academic programme,IIMs will impart training in preliminary stage and later fellows will work on strengthening District Skill Committees & District Skill administration.Stipend will be Rs.50k/month during 1st year & Rs.60k/month in 2nd year.

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Launched under WB assisted SANKALP programme.

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ISRO tests satellites developed by private sector for the first time

2 satellites by Indian startups:Chennai's SpaceKidz India & Bengaluru's Pixxel (incorporated as Sygyzy)-were tested at the UR Rao Satellite Centre of ISRO.ISRO helped these two companies fix problems with the solar panels on their respective satellites.

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Founder & CEO:
Space Kidz:Srimathy Kesan;
Pixxel:Awais Ahmed

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SERB announces Women Excellence Award 2021 on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Shobhna Kapoor,Antara Banerjee,Sonu Gandhi & Ritu Gupta will be provided a grant of Rs.15 lakhs for a 3 year period to pursue their research ideas.This is a one-time award to women scientists below age 40 & who received one or more of National Academies.

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SERB is a statutory body of Dept of Science and Technology.

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Dharmendra Pradhan launched Investor Corner under Project Development Cell on MoPNG’s revamped Website

This initiative is to dedicate a section showcasing investible sectors and opportunities and an Investors’ Corner prominently on the MoPNG’s revamped webpage,as a means to channelize investors’ interest to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas PDC Team.

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Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan

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UN's FAO calls for sustainable aquaculture, end to illegal fishing

FAO in its first-ever Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, pressed for stronger action to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.The declaration was a part of the 34th session of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI34).

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FAO:
Director-General:Qu Dongyu;
HQ:Rome,Italy

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UP govt announces 16-digit Unicode to identify landholdings

Every piece of land will have its own unique identity that would check cases of land disputes & save people from fraudsters.First 6 digits is based on population of land,next 4 for unique identity of land,11-14 is division of land & last 2 for category.

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Uttar Pradesh Governor is Anandiben Patel.

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Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated domestic tour operators’ convention at Statue of Unity in Kevadia,Gujarat

2-day Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India(ADTOI)10th annual convention-cum-exhibition is based on theme:Domestic Tourism-Hope for the revival-Dekho Apna Desh.Was jointly organised by Ministry of Tourism & ADTOI with support from Gujarat Tourism

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400 delegates attended it.Ekta Marathon was held on 2nd day.

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Actor-producer Rajiv Kapoor,son of celebrated filmmaker-actor Raj Kapoor,dies at 58

Rajiv Kapoor made his acting debut with 1983 film "Ek Jaan Hain Hum" & first as a leading man in blockbuster "Ram Teri Ganga Maili" (1985). His first production was "Henna", directed by eldest brother Randhir Kapoor and featuring brother Rishi Kapoor.

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Made his feature directorial debut with Prem Granth.

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Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd (ESFBL)launches country's first FASTag powered truck terminal

In partnership with Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation & Ocean Highway Facilities and Solutions launched the terminal at Khalapur,Maharashtra on Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai - Pune Expressway(from 26th Jan,2021 FASTag became compulsory on this)

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Smriti Mandhana is Brand Ambassador of Chennai HQ-ed ESFBL.

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BHEL bags order from Navy to supply 2 Super Rapid Gun Mounts(SRGM) for Indian Navy frontline ships

BHEL has indigenised these guns and has established dedicated,intricate manufacturing and inspection facilities at its Heavy Electrical Equipment Plant,Haridwar. BHEL is also working on an upgraded version of SRGM to cater to future warships requirement.

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SRGM is the main gun standardised for all warships of the Navy.

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ICICI Lombard launched Corporate India Risk Index;India's Corporate Risk Index in its debut edition stands at 57

The Index covers large,medium & small corporates across 15 key sectors in India.It has worked with Frost and Sullivan,a leading management consulting firm to develop this risk measurement tool.The framework measures risk across four parameters.

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4 parameters:Awareness,Probability,Criticality and Preparedness.

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HP and NSDC collaborate to support learning and early childhood skill development with free content

As part of this,NSDC will host content from HP’s Print Learn Center(PLC) on its digital skilling platform – eSkill India and make it available for millions of potential users free of cost.HP-PLC is an initiative by HP providing learning modules by experts

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HP-PLC content will be in English and 7 Indian languages.

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Punjab becomes the 13th State to complete One Nation One Ration Card system reform

Reform is stipulated by Department of Expenditure,Ministry of Finance.The scheme was launched in 2019.Punjab has become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources of Rs.1,516 crore through Open Market Borrowings.Punjab joined 12 other states.

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Punjab:
Capital:Chandigarh;
Governor:V P Singh Badnore.

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Britain's Karim Khan elected International Criminal Court prosecutor

He is elected for a nine-year term starting on June 16.He replaces lead prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.123-member court began work nearly 20 years ago, handles war crimes, crimes against humanity,genocide and crimes of aggression.

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ICC:
HQ:The Hague,Netherlands;
President:Chile Eboe-Osuji

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Haryana signs MoUs with 3 e-commerce firms to conduct training, workshops for entrepreneurs

Haryana’s Micro,Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) department signed MoUs with eBay, Power2SME and Tradeindia.com.Products manufactured by MSME of Haryana will get to the global market and artisans will also get reasonable price.

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Haryana:
Capital:Chandigarh;
Governor:Satyadeo Narain Arya