Global Innovation Partnership (GIP)

Global Innovation Partnership (GIP): The Union Cabinet has given ex-post facto approval to the signing of MoU between the Ministry of External Affairs of India and Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom on Global Innovation Partnership (GIP) Through this MoU, India, and UK agree to launch the Global Innovation Partnership. GIP […]

State Of Working India 2021 : One Year Of Covid­19

A report Titled ‘State Of Working India 2021: One Year Of Covid­19: A report titled ‘State of Working India 2021: One Year of Covid­19’ brought out annually by Azim Premji University’s Centre for Sustainable Employment, Bengaluru has been released. The report covers the period March 2020 to December 2020, dwells on the impact of one […]

Export Of Organic Millets

Export Of Organic Millets: In a major boost to exports of organic products from the country, the first consignment of millets grown in the Himalayas would be exported to Denmark. APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) has sourced ragi (finger millet), and jhingora (barnyard millet) from farmers in Uttarakhand for exports. At […]

Intellectual Property (IP) Protection For Covid-19 Vaccines

Support For Waiving Intellectual Property (IP) Protection For Covid-19 Vaccines: The United States has announced the support for waiving Intellectual Property (IP) protection for Covid-19 vaccines. The decision is a breakthrough in India and South Africa’s attempts to get World Trade Organisation (WTO) member countries to agree to such a waiver to fight the pandemic […]

Maratha Reservation Struck Down by Supreme Court

Maratha Reservation Struck Down: SC: A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court has struck down the Maharashtra law granting reservation to the Maratha community in admissions and government jobs in the state. In November 2018, the Maratha community was given the reservation under the Maharashtra State Socially and Educational Backward Act. The special act […]