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NCW Organizes Seminar on Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness

NCW in collaboration with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) organized a one-day seminar on Anti Human Trafficking Awareness. It discussed introduction, concept, patterns and existing response systems of human trafficking and the psycho sociological impact of trafficking as well as the role of civil society organizations in its prevention.

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NCW has established an Anti-Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) on 2nd April, 2022.

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IAF To Participate In Tactical Leadership Programme With Egyptian Air Force

Indian Air Force would be participating in Tactical Leadership Programme at Egyptian Air Force Weapon School from 24 Jun – 24 Jul 22 in Egypt.

It is a unique exercise with Air assets in a Large Force Engagement environment, simulating various conflict scenarios.

The exercise is aimed at enhancing defence cooperation between two countries and the exchange of best practices.

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Desert Warrior is a military exercise conducted by Air forces of India and Egypt.

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India Successfully Test-Fires VL-SRSAM Missile From Indian Naval Ship Off Odisha Coast

DRDO and the Indian Navy successfully flight-tested Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from an Indian Naval Ship at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The VL-SRSAM, a ship-borne weapon system, is meant for neutralising various aerial threats at close ranges including sea-skimming targets.

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VL-SRSAM can engage incoming aircraft at any altitude between 3 mts and 4,000 mts.

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Sh. Nitin Gadkari Approves Draft GSR Notification To Introduce Bharat NCAP

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved the Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), wherein automobiles in India shall be accorded Star Ratings based upon their performance in Crash Tests. Bharat-NCAP will serve as a consumer-centric platform allowing customers to opt for safer cars based on their star ratings.

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Sri Lanka revises Minimum Age for Migrant Domestic Workers

Sri Lanka has decided to amend the Minimum Age for Migrant Domestic Workers to 21 years. For Saudi Arabia the minimum age is 25 years, and for other Middle Eastern Countries is 23 years, and for all other countries is it 21 years.

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Current PM of Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe;

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BOB Financial and Nainital Bank launch co-branded contactless RuPay credit card

BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda and Nainital Bank – established by Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant in 1922 (and managed by Bank of Baroda since 1973), today announced the launch of Nainital Bank – BoB co-branded Contactless RuPay Credit Card.

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AI can add $500 bn to GDP by 2025: Nasscom

Nasscom has introduced “AI Adoption Index”in a bid to assess trends of AI adoption in India.

The index was the first detailed assessment of AI adoption, beginning with four key sectors of banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail, healthcare and industrials and automotive.

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AI: the ability of digital computer to perform tasks commonly associated with humans.

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Government of India hosted its first-ever National Logistics Excellence Awards in New Delhi

The National Logistics Excellence Awards aim to acknowledge the many logistics service providers in the country that have been able to display innovation, diversity& efficiency.

With 169 entries and 12 categories for awards in 1st edition, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries undertook year-long process of identifying, categorising, and selecting qualified applications

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National Logistics Excellence Awards has been launched by Ministry of Commerce & Industry

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Liberty General Insurance partners with Peerless Financial Products Distribution

Liberty General Insurance has entered into a corporate agency agreement with Peerless Financial Products Distribution Ltd (PFPDL) to enable the distribution of Liberty’s retail and commercial line of products through Peerless’ network of 42 branches across the country.

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National Monuments Authority observes Martyrdom Day of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Red Fort

National Monuments Authority observed the Martyrdom Day of the great warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadurat Red Fort in New Delhi. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was a great Sikh warrior and a commander of Khalsa army who defeated the Mughals and liberated a large part of North India from oppressive Mughal rule and established the Khalsa rule in Punjab.

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Coal Ministry Action Plan to Enhance Coking Coal Production Substantially

India has produced 51.7 MT raw coking coal during the financial 2021-22 which is 15 % more as compared to 44.8 MT during FY21. Domestic raw coking coal production continues to witness increasing trend in the current fiscal as well with production of 8.3 MT, as per the figures up to May'22, which is 20% more compared to 6.9 MT during the same period of previous year.

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Swachh Bharat Mission- Urban 2.0 launches Revised Swachh Certification Protocols to sustain Open Defecation Free Status

Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, being implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA),has launched the Revised Swachh Certification Protocols for ODF, ODF+, ODF++, and Water+ certifications. The Revised Swachh Certification Protocols is more functionality-oriented and has been simplified for officials and citizens to understand it better.

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Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 was launched on 1st October 2021.

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Ambubachi Mela 2022: 4-day-long festival commences in Guwahati's Kamakhya temple

The four-day-long Ambubachi Mela has kickstarted on June 23 at the famous Kamakhya temple atop the Nilachal Hills in Assam's Guwahati after a gap of two years. Due to the devastating floods in the state, the festival is being observed in a subdued manner this year. This is the most important religious event of the temple and is also a significant part of the state's tourism

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Kamakhya temple is among the major 18 Maha Shakti Peethas in all 108 Shakti Peethas.

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Goa celebrates 'Sao Joao' festival

A large number of people participated in the boat parade in Siolim village of Goa’s Bardez taluka, marking the beginnng of revelry in the ‘Sao Joao’ festival. The festival sees revellers plunging into water bodies in the morning to commemorate the day in the name of St John De Baptista who was believed to have baptised Jesus Christ.

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World Bank approves additional $250m to improve education results for children in Gujarat

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved additional financing of $250 million for Outcomes for Accelerated Learning (GOAL), a program which aims to improve education results for children across the state of Gujarat. This financing will benefit an additional 3,000 schools that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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World Bank was established in 1944.

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Consumption basket expanded, revamped consumer expenditure survey begins July 1

The government will launch fieldwork for the new Consumer Expenditure Survey on July 1, with the revamp including features such as three visits by an enumerator to a household to seek more detailed information on their consumption basket. The survey will cover around 1.2 lakh households in rural areas and around 84,000 households in urban areas.

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Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) is usually conducted at quinquennial (every 5 years).

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Global Liveability Index: EIU

The cities in India have fared poorly in the list of the world's most liveable cities. India's national capital New Delhi has been ranked 112th in the list of most liveable cities. While India's financial capital Mumbai is ranked at 117th position.

Austrian capital Vienna has once again topped the list of most liveable cities in the world in the list of 140 cities.

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Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, has not made it to the list after Russia invaded the country.

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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022 | June 26

The theme for International Day Against Drug Abuse 2022 is 'Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises'

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day, is marked on 26 June every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse.

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