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  • Tai Tzu Ying won 2020 All England Badminton Championships

    18 days ago
    Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying won the third women's singles title in four years at the Yonex All England Badminton Championships 2020 in Birmingham, England. She defeated the defending champion, Chen Yu Fei, on 15 March. Also, Viktor Axelsen won the All England title in the men's singles championship. He secured Denmark's first win in the event since Peter Gade's triumph in 1999. Result: Men's Singles: Viktor Axelsen Women's Singles: Taipei Tai Tzu-Ying Men's... Read More


    Union Government implements POSHAN Abhiyaan

    18 days ago
    Government of India is implementing POSHAN Abhiyaan across the country to address the problem of malnutrition. The campaign aims to reduce malnutrition in the country. The abhiyaan will be implemented in a phased manner through a life cycle approach. It also aims to reduce combat under-nutrition, anemia among young children, women and adolescent girls and reduce low birth weight. POSHAN Abhiyaan: POSHAN (Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition) Abhiyaan or National... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    UNCTAD reports Coronavirus outbreak cost global economy up to USD 2 trillion

    18 days ago
    The UN's trade and development agency United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported that the coronavirus (Covid-19) cost the global economy up to $2 trillion in 2019. The announcement was made by Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at UNCTAD. Report: ♦ As per the report, the epidemic caused a recession in some countries and depress global annual growth to below 2.5%.
    ♦ The economic uncertainty has... Read More
    Category: International

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    Manipur government announced schemes for sportspersons, artistes

    18 days ago
    The Manipur State government is to provide benefits to sportspersons and artistes of the state and the country. The announcement was made by the Chief Minister N Biren Singh on 15 March. It was declared that it was the biggest ever scheme for the welfare of the sportspersons and artistes of the state. Highlights: CMAST scheme: ♦ For the Chief Ministers Akhannaba Sanaroisingi Tengbang (CMAST) scheme, around Rs.7.36 crore will be required. ♦ Under the CMAST scheme, suitable... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    OIL signed agreement with Numaligarh Refinery for crude oil sale

    18 days ago
    India's second-largest national oil explorer Oil India Ltd (OIL), signed an agreement with Numaligarh Refinery for purchase and sale of crude oil for a term of five years. The agreement was signed by the finance directors of the two companies. Agreement: ♦ The Crude Oil Sales Agreement (COSA) will come in effect from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025. ♦ The agreement will streamline the sale and purchase transactions of crude oil produced from fields in North East... Read More


    India pledged USD 10 million toward a Covid-19 emergency fund

    18 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a video-conference meet of leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member nations to tackle the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Highlights: ♦ The conference witnessed the participation of leaders of all SAARC countries. ♦ PM Modi proposed for Covid-19 emergency fund. ♦ India pledged $10 million toward a Covid-19 emergency fund and planned to put together a rapid response team of doctors and specialists for... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Ministry of Culture to revisit 1958 Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act

    18 days ago
    Ministry of Culture has announced that it is to revisit the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. The Act regulates construction around centrally-protected monuments and classify them based on their historical significance.
    Policy: ♦ Currently, the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, imposed a ban on construction of any kind within a 100m periphery of centrally-protected monuments. It also allows only certain types of... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


    Parliamentary panel reported annual post-harvest loss in fisheries

    18 days ago
    A Parliamentary panel reported that the Fisheries Sector suffered a high Post-harvest loss of Rs.61,000 crore. The report stated that the Marine Fisheries has a loss of Rs.15,000 crore, and both Marine and Inland Fisheries had a loss of Rs.61,000 crore. Report: ♦ The report highlighted that the possible cause for Post-harvest losses is faulty handling practices, inordinate delay in packing and transportation, lack of proper cold storage facilities, and lack of technological know-how... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    UP promulgates 2020 UP Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance

    18 days ago
    The Uttar Pradesh state government promulgated Uttar Pradesh Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance, 2020 law on 15 March. The ordinance was approved by the State Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.   UP Recovery of Damage to Public and Private Property Ordinance, 2020: ♦ Under the new law to recover compensation from those who damage public and private property during protests and riots.
    ♦ Compensation Claims will be... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts


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    CJI ruled out complete shutdown of SC and other courts

    18 days ago
    The Chief Justice of India (CJI) ruled out the complete shutdown of the Supreme court (SC) and other courts. SC is to launch virtual courts. These virtual courts will hold trials in the top court, and it will be limited. SC commenced on 16 March 2020. Highlights: ♦ Also, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) were directed to ensure proper communications with the members of the bar with regard to the awareness of self-discipline... Read More


    Centre to introduce Industrial Policy to boost economic development of JK

    18 days ago
    Centre is to introduce an Industrial Policy for the rapid economic development of Jammu and Kashmir, soo, The information was announced by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Highlights: ♦ J&K attracts Rs.13,000 crore for the last 70 years. With the new policy, GoI aims to triple the investment by 2024 in the region. ♦ Government has assured to take all steps for the overall development of the region.
    ♦ Central Government works with all sections of the society to... Read More


    R K Singh launched the new website of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

    18 days ago
    The Minister of State (I/C) for Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri R K Singh launched the new website of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on 14 March. He directed that the sectoral updation of the site should be personally ensured at the senior level so that it maintains pace with time.
    New Website: ♦ The website is hosted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) server. ♦ The new website was developed with an aim to look into the present need for quick and... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    The 39th GST Council meeting was held

    18 days ago
    The 39th GST Council meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman on 14 March in New Delhi. Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur, along with Finance Ministers of States/UTs and seniors officers of the Ministry of Finance, participated in the meeting. Highlights: ♦ The officials discussed the issues faced by the taxpayers in the GST system. A summary of the recently observed IT... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Wings India 2020 concluded in Hyderabad

    18 days ago
    Ministry of Civil Aviation is to expand various factors, including Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs), modern airports, FDI in domestic airlines, advanced IT in order to increase the regional connectivity across the country. The information was passed by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, the Union Minister (I/C) of Civil Aviation at the "Wings India 2020" in Hyderabad. GoI also plans to bring aviation turbine fuel under Goods and Services Tax (GST), and by and large, there is an acknowledgment from... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated ROPAX Service from Bhaucha Dhakka to Mandwa

    18 days ago
    Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C), visited ROPAX (roll-on/roll-off passenger) service at Bhaucha Dhakka, Maharashtra on 15 March. He visited ROPAX terminal and inspected the facilities created for the passengers as the ROPAX Service from Bhaucha Dhakka to Mandwa commences.
    ROPAX: ♦ ROPAX service is a Water Transport Service Project that functions under Eastern Waterfront Development.
    ♦ The service reduces travel time (from 3-4 hours... Read More


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