Quad Summit In US
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the first-ever in-person summit of the four leaders of the Quadrilateral Framework (Quad) in the Indo-Pacific in Washington.
Govt Seals Airbus Transport Aircraft Deal for Purchase of 56 C-295
The Defence Ministry signed a deal with Airbus and Space S.A., Spain, for procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft to replace the Avro-748 planes of the Indian Air Force.
PM Modi In US
The relationship between India and the US is “destined to be stronger, closer and tighter”, US President Joe Biden said during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.
Record Sugar Export for India
Sugar mills have surpassed their 60 lakh metric tonne export target this year, making it easier for them to pay cane farmers and reducing arrears for this year to less than Rs. 9,000 Crore.
Child Marriage in India
Legal proceedings against child marriages are commonly undertaken against elopements whereas forced child marriages often go unpunished.
Ozone Levels Exceeding Permitted Levels
Recently, a Centre for Science and Environment study has found that ozone levels are exceeding the permitted levels even during winter in Delhi-NCR, making the smog more “toxic”.
Manipur’s Hathei Chilli, Tamenglong Orange get GI tag
Hathei chilli, which is found in Manipur’s Ukrul district and is known for its unique flavour, and Tamenglong mandarin orange have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Meeting 2021
The 21st meeting of the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Council of Heads of State kick started in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in a hybrid format. Citing the Afghanistan Crisis
Porunai civilisation is 3,200 years old
A carbon dating analysis of rice with soil, found in a burial urn at Sivakalai in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu, by the Miami-based Beta Analytic Testing Laboratory
India Gets its ‘BAD BANK’
Paving the way for a major clean-up of bad loans in the banking system, the Cabinet cleared a ₹30,600-crore guarantee programme for securities
In 1 Day, National Lok Adalat Settles 1.5 million Cases
Organised by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), the National Lok Adalat succeeded in getting over 1.5 million cases settled in a day, involving a settlement amount of a whopping ₹2,281 crore.
At least 74 people have been killed in lightning strikes in the past 24 hours in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
India Australia 2+2 Dialogue
Addressing the media after the inaugural “2+2” Minister-level meeting held, India and Australia displayed a common approach to the Afghan crisis with External Affairs Minister Jaishankar
Account Aggregator Network- a financial data-sharing system
India unveiled the Account Aggregator (AA) network, a financial data-sharing system that could revolutionize investing and credit, giving millions of consumers greater access
With 28 Zika cases being reported from Thiruvananthapuram district, the Kerala Health Department has sent a State-wide alert to test all cases of fever with rashes for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection.
Digital Agriculture Mission
Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed 5 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with private companies for taking forward Digital Agriculture.
Bharat Net Project
In its preliminary finding, the CAG has said the Narendra Modi government’s BharatNet programme, which intends to connect six lakh villages with high-speed Internet, failed to take off due to financial irregularities.