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First Commercial Shipment Of Mishri Variety Of Cherries From Kashmir Exported To Dubai

The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir produces more than 95% of the total country’s production of commercial varieties of cherries in the country. It produces four varieties of cherry - Double, Makhmali, Mishri, and Italy.

APEDA assisted the shipment of cherries to Dubai by MS Desai Agri-Food Private Limited, a venture company of MS Innoterra, Dubai.

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President clears key appointments, 8 states get new governors | 1

Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as the new Governor of Karnataka while Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel will be the new Governor of Madhya Pradesh.

BJP leader Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati will be Governor of Mizoram and another party leader Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has been appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

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President clears key appointments, 8 states get new governors | 2

Mizoram Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai has been appointed as the new Governor of Goa. Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya will now be the Governor of Tripura.

Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais is the new Governor of Jharkhand in place of Draupadi Murmu. Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has been transferred and appointed as new Governor of Haryana.

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Centre sets up separate ministry of cooperation

The Union government created a new ministry of cooperation to provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework for strengthening the cooperative movement in India.

The new ministry will work to streamline processes for ‘ease of doing business’ for cooperatives and enable development of multi-state co-operatives (MSCS).

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Govt launches mobile app 'Matsya Setu' for Indian aqua farmers

Union Minister of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy Farming Giriraj Singh launched the ‘Matsya Setu’ online course mobile application.

The app has been developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar, with the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad.

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India Ranks 67th Globally In Data Skills: Coursera Report

According to Coursera’s 2021 Global Skills Report (GSR). India ranks 67th globally in data skills.

In Asia, India ranks 16, below Singapore and Japan, but above Thailand and the Philippines. India’s digital skill proficiency stood at 38 percent.

Globally, India ranks 55th in skills and 66th in technology and data science.

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Cloud computing is India’s strongest technology skill with 83 percent proficiency.

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IIS Officer N Venudhar Reddy takes charge as Director General of All India Radio

N Venudhar Reddy, an Indian Information service, IIS Officer of 1988 batch took charge as Director General of All India Radio.

Currently Working as Principal DG of News Services Division, All India Radio, he was given additional charge of AIR, upon the approval of the Appointments committee of the cabinet.

All India Radio, officially known since 1957 as Akashvani,

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AIR Founded in 1936, HQ: New Delhi.

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Nandan Nilekani has been named as an advisor to a government panel set up to prevent digital monopolies

The government has set up a nine-member advisory council, including Nandan Nilekani from Infosys and National Health Authority CEO R S Sharma, on steps required to design and accelerate adoption of open network for digital commerce (ONDC).

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has initiated a project on ONDC.

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Cabinet approves MoU between India, Gambia on governance reforms

The Union Cabinet approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and the Public Service Commission of Gambia on governance reforms.The areas of cooperation under the MoU would include improving the performance management system in government, implementation of the contributory pension scheme,etc.

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Gambia Capital: Banjul; Currency: Gambian dalasi

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Indian Army inaugurates war memorial of Capt Gurjinder Singh Suri who died during 1999 'Birsa Munda' operation

On the occasion of the birthday of Captain Gurjinder Singh Suri, who died during the operation "Birsa Munda" in 1999, the Indian Army inaugurated a war memorial in memory of Captain in Gulmarg near the Line of Control (LOC).

'Birsa Munda' operation was a punitive raid conducted against a Pakistani post by a Bihar battalion of the Indian Army in the month of November 1999.

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Gurjinder Singh Suri was later awarded Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous).

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India’s natural gas consumption to rise 4.5% in 2021: IEA

According to International Energy Agency (IEA),India’s natural gas consumption will rise 4.5% while global demand will rebound by 3.6% in 2021.

By 2024, the global gas demand is forecast to be up 7% from 2019’s pre-Covid levels, according to the IEA’s latest report.Global demand dropped by 1.9% in 2020 due to an exceptionally mild winter in the northern hemisphere & Covid19

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IEA HQ: Paris, France;
Founded : 1974

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SJVN Partners With NIWE to Develop Solar, Wind & Hybrid Projects

SJVN Limited has announced signing a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) with the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) to develop various Solar, Wind (solar-wind) Hybrid, and (solar-wind pus battery storage) Hybrid Energy projects.

NIWE will Support SJVN to assess the feasibility and techno-commercial aspects of Solar, Wind, Hybrid, and Hybrid Energy Projects.

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NIWE) has been established in Chennai in the year 1998

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52nd IFFI to be held from 20th -28th Nov 2021 in Goa, Prakash Javadekar releases poster

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is reckoned as one of Asia's oldest and India's biggest international film festivals.

The Festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Goa and the Indian Film Industry.

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IFFI is recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)