Space Agreement With NASA : New Zealand

Space Agreement With NASA: Newzealand:   New Zealand has become the latest country to sign “space agreement with NASA” with the objective of boosting nascent space industry of New Zealand. New Zealand is the eleventh signatory to Artemis Accords. Artemis Accords is a blueprint for space cooperation and supporting NASA’s plan to return humans to […]

Asia Pacific Public Sector Cyber Security Executive Council : Microsoft

Asia Pacific Public Sector Cyber Security Executive Council: MICROSOFT:   Microsoft has launched the first-ever “Asia Pacific Public Sector Cyber Security Executive Council”. It was launched with the aim of building a strong communications channel to address cyber threats and to share best practices among participating countries. Cybersecurity Council comprises policy makers and influencers from […]

BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting 2021

BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting:   BRICS foreign ministers meeting held virtually on June 1, 2021. During the minister’s meet, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar highlighted significant principles which were guiding BRICS. He also referred to international law and the UN Charter which recognizes sovereign equality of all states and respects territorial integrity. According to him, […]

State Of Finance For Nature Report 2021

State Of Finance For Nature Report:   The UN report, titled State of Finance for Nature, analyzes the investment flow in nature-based solutions (NbS) and identifies the future investment needed to meet the climate change, biodiversity and land degradation targets (set in three Rio Conventions). The report was jointly produced by the United Nations Environment […]

Government e-Marketplace (GeM) : Scope Expansion

Government e-Marketplace (GeM):   Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs Piyush Goyal called upon Government e-Marketplace (GeM), public procurement portal to expand its scope and include more participants in GeM portal for public procurement of both Products & Services. GeM is an online marketplace that was launched in 2016. Objective: To ensure that public […]

One Nation One Standard Mission Of BIS

One Nation One Standard” Mission Of BIS:   RDSO (Research Design & Standards Organization) of Indian Railways has become the FIRST Institution to be declared SDO under “One Nation One Standard” mission of BIS ( Bureau of Indian Standards) which is an Institution under Department of Consumer Affairs. To attain “ Nation One Standard” vision […]