Covishield : Interval Between Doses

Covishield: The government has decided to increase the interval between the first and second doses of Covishield to up to eight weeks in its ongoing vaccination drive against Covid-19. Covishield is Serum Institute of India’s version of AZD1222, the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in collaboration with the University of Oxford. Some data from global trials […]

What is Climate Finance?

Climate Finance: The Finance Minister of India urged the advanced economies to scale up their commitments to climate finance and transfer of technologies – which are important for achieving climate-related commitments and goals. The Minister was addressing the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI). Climate Finance: Climate finance refers to local, national or transnational […]

International Conference On Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI)

Opening Ceremony Of International Conference On Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI): The Prime Minister addressed the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) through a video conference. ICDRI is the annual international conference of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in partnership with member countries, organizations, and institutions to strengthen the […]

The Standing External Advisory Committee (SEAC) : RBI

The Standing External Advisory Committee (SEAC): RBI   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a five-member Standing External Advisory Committee (SEAC), headed by former RBI Deputy Governor Shyamala Gopinath, for evaluating applications for universal banks and Small Finance Banks (SFBs). The Standing External Advisory Committee (SEAC) will be comprising eminent persons with […]

United Nations Office For Project Services (UNOPS)

United Nations Office For Project Services (UNOPS): United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) entered into a partnership with the Government of Denmark to support the Union Government’s flagship programme, Jal Jeevan Mission in Uttar Pradesh The purpose of partnership between the Government of Denmark and UNOPS is to provide strategic technical support to Jal […]

Buldhana Pattern For Water Conservation

Buldhana Pattern For Water Conservation: Minister for Jal Shakti informed Rajya Sabha about the ‘Buldhana Pattern’ for water conservation. NITI Aayog has prepared draft guidelines for convergence of the activities of (i) sourcing earth for improvement/construction of national highways, state roads and railways and (ii) water conservation works through desiltation/ deepening of water bodies. This […]

World Summit on Information Society Forum 2021

World Summit on Information Society Forum 2021: Telecom Minister Sanjay Dhotre represented India at the World Summit on Information Society Forum 2021. The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2021 represents one of the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. It is co-organized by International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, […]