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  • Finding Freedom Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family to be released in 2020 August

    19 days ago
    The biography of Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle "Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family" by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand has been scheduled to be released worldwide on 11 August.
    Highlights: ♦ The book reveals details of the couple who stepped back as frontline royals to settle down in the US in April 2020. ♦ The book provides a glimpse into the lesser-known aspects of their romance and... Read More


    Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi assumes charge as Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

    19 days ago
    Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi assumed charge as new Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy on 11 May 2020. Chaturvedi met senior officers of the Ministry and took stock of the work and issues before the Ministry. Chaturvedi succeeded Anand Kumar in the Ministry who earlier took charge as Secretary, Ministry of Culture. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi: Chaturvedi is a 1987 Batch IAS officer and belongs to Jharkhand cadre. Prior to this appointment, Chaturvedi was serving as Additional Chief... Read More


    DSCL uses several measures to fight COVID-19 pandemic

    19 days ago
    Dehradun Smart City Limited (DSCL) has utilized the Integrated Command and Control Centre for monitoring and surveillance activities in the fight against coronavirus. To manage COVID-19, DSCL authorities have collaborated with District Administration. To implement and execute several measures, technology partners such as HPE, SGL, and Webline were remotely engaged by DSCL and District Administration through video and teleconferencing. Measures: Integrated Command and Control Centre DSCL... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    爱乐透彩票MHA issues Standard Operating Protocol to facilitate movement of persons by train

    19 days ago
    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) to facilitate the movement of persons by train amid lockdown imposed to contain COVID-19 spread. SOP: ♦ As per the SOP, all the passengers entering the railway station will undergo a compulsory medical screening for COVID-19 infection. ♦ Movement of passengers to & fro and entry at the railway station will be permitted only on the confirmed e-ticket.
    ♦ During the travel and at the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Registration Committee recommends the ban use of TB drug on crops

    19 days ago
    The Registration Committee (RC) under the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) recommended a complete ban on the use of antibiotics streptomycin and tetracycline on crops with immediate effect. It suggested that other options were available for bacterial disease control. The decision was made at the 414th meeting of the RC held on 1 May 2020. The report will be shared with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Department of Agriculture Cooperation... Read More


    IMPS transfers in April dive to 2-year low due to lockdown

    19 days ago
    Data from the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) stated that April Immediate Payment System (IMPS) numbers have reduced to a two-year low. The dive in the retail interbank transfers is due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
    Highlights: ♦ Transactions using the IMPS platform in April stood at 12.2 crore, while 24.7 crore transactions were done in February 2020.
    ♦ The platform is used mostly by migrant labour and small businesses.
    ♦ In the case of Unified... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    爱乐透彩票Registrar General of India released Birth rate, death rate, IMR data

    19 days ago
    Data released by the Registrar General of India stated that India's infant mortality rate (IMR) has improved very marginally from 33 per 1,000 live births in 2017 to 32 in 2018. Report Highlights: ♦ The report stated that Madhya Pradesh has the worst IMR in the country at 48 and Nagaland stands the best at 4. In 2017, Madhya Pradesh's IMR stood at 47.
    ♦ Among large states, Kerala has performed best with an IMR in single digits at 7. Also, only Kerala state has now... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    爱乐透彩票Centre launched Mission Sagar for assistance to Indian Ocean nations amid COVID-19 crisis

    19 days ago
    Government of India launched "Mission Sagar" on 10 May. The aim is to provide assistance to Indian Ocean Region Nations amid the coronavirus crisis. The operation is being progressed in coordination with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The mission is in line with the Prime Minister's vision of SAGAR. Mission Sagar: ♦ The mission is a part of the Government of India outreach amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the mission,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Fertilizers Ltd. sale rose to 71 percent in April 2020 despited COVID-19 lockdown

    19 days ago
    Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers reported that National Fertilizers Ltd, a PSU under GoI, registered a 71% growth in fertilizer sales in April 2020. The stringent restrictions in April due to COVID-19 lockdown Company recorded fertilizer sale of 3.62 Lakh MT in April 2020 compared to 2.12 Lakh MT in the same period 2019. Highlights: ♦ National Fertilizers Ltd made fertilizers available to farmers during this crucial period. It has achieved the highest-ever growth in sales in the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    ICMR-NIV develops COVID KAVACH ELISA for antibody detection for COVID-19 infection

    19 days ago
    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune has developed and validated the indigenous IgG ELISA test 'COVID KAVACH ELISA' for antibody detection for COVID-19. COVID KAVACH ELISA: ♦ The robust indigenous IgG ELISA test has been named as “COVID KAVACH ELISA” in line with the Make in India initiative in record time. ♦ The IgG ELISA test will play a critical role in surveillance of the proportion of population exposed to... Read More


    Tourism Ministry organised 17th session of Dekho Apna Desh webinar series on Exploring River Nila

    19 days ago
    Ministry of Tourism organized the 17th session of the Dekho Apna Desh webinar on 9 May 2020. The webinar was titled 'Exploring River Nila' was about showcasing meaningful travel experiences for travelers that are offered by relatively unvisited places. Exploring River Nila: ♦ The webinar took the participants on a journey into lesser-known towns and villages along the “River Nila” also known as Bharathapuzha in Kerala. The river offers authentic and unique... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Ministry of Defence approves abolition of 9,304 posts in Military Engineering Service

    19 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the abolition of 9,304 posts in the Engineer-in-Chief of Military Engineering Services (MES). The move was aimed to optimize more than 9,300 posts in the basic and industrial workforce as per the recommendations of the Committee of Experts, headed by Lieutenant General Shekatkar. Recommendations of Shekatkar Committee: ♦ The committee aimed to restructure the civilian workforce. As per the recommendation, the work of MES could be partly done by... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Indian Railways operates Shramik Special trains across the country amid lockdown

    19 days ago
    Indian Railways has decided to operate "Shramik Special" trains. The operation of the trains aims to help the migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students, and other people who are stranded at different places due to lockdown. Highlights: ♦ In these special Shramik Special Trains, a maximum of around 1200 passengers can travel observing social distancing.
    ♦ The passengers will be screened properly before boarding the train. During the journey, passengers will be... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    National Technology Day is observed on 11 May

    19 days ago
    National Technology Day is observed on 11 May. The day highlights the importance of science in daily life. It also encourages youngsters to get into the field for their career options. Events: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology (DBT) is conducting a session on YouTube. Digital Conference will focus on RE-START 'Reboot the Economy through Science, Technology And Research Translations.' It will focus on rebooting the economy through Science and... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    DBT-BIRAC approves funding for 70 Proposals for funding in Vaccines, Diagnostics

    19 days ago
    Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) had invited applications for COVID-19 Research Consortium to urgently develop safe and effective Biomedical solutions against SARS CoV-2. The move aims to provide an accelerator approach for vaccine development. Highlights: ♦ Under the research consortium, DBT and BIRAC evaluated applications with an intent to support Industry/ Academia and Jointly Academia & Industry for developing... Read More


    RCI develops DRUVS, automated UV system to sanitise electronic gadgets

    19 days ago
    Hyderabad based Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) premier lab, has developed Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS), an automated contactless ultraviolet C (UVC) sanitisation cabinet.
    DRUVS cabinet: ♦ The cabinet has been designed to sanitise mobile phones, iPads, laptops, currency notes, cheque leafs, challans, passbooks, paper, envelopes, etc. ♦ The DRUVS cabinet has a contactless operation, which is very important... Read More


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