Fukutoku-Okanoba Submarine Volcano

The Fukutoku-Okanoba Submarine Volcano Exploded: The Fukutoku-Okanoba Submarine Volcano exploded in the Pacific Ocean, off Japan. Earlier, a surge of Earthquakes and the ground swelling was noticed at Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano. It is situated about 25 metres below the sea, five kilometres north of Japan’s South Iwo Jima Island. The plume reached a height of […]

World Heritage Convention

World Heritage Institute Of Training and Research – Asia Pacific: The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research – Asia Pacific (WHITR-AP) has recognised CEPT (Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Gujarat) University’s programme in conservation and regeneration as a commended case of Global Innovation on World Heritage Education. The World Heritage Education Programme was […]

Loan Guarantee Scheme For Covid-affected Sectors (LGSCAS)

Loan Guarantee Scheme For Covid-affected Sectors (LGSCAS): The Finance Minister has asked all stakeholders to conclude Rs 50,000 crore Loan Guarantee Scheme for Covid-Affected Sectors (LGSCAS) in non-metros in time to deal with any future third wave. The LGSCAS scheme is aimed at boosting medical infrastructure in the country, specifically targeting underserved areas. The scheme […]

Draft E-Commerce Rules, 2021.

Draft E-Commerce Rules, 2021.: Amid criticism from industries and some sections of government, the Department of Consumer Affairs is learnt to be revisiting some provisions pertaining to draft e-commerce rules, 2021. Earlier, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution notified and made effective the provisions of the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 under […]

China’s New Sea-Road-Rail Link To Indian Ocean

China’s New Sea-Road-Rail Link To Indian Ocean: A new sea-road-rail link providing Chengdu (China) with access to the Indian Ocean via Yangon (Myanmar) was opened. The trade corridor is China’s first to link western China with the Indian Ocean. About New Trade Corridor: The new trade corridor passage connects the logistics lines of Singapore, Myanmar […]

India’s GDP Growth: Q1 2021

India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP): India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 20.1% in the first quarter of 2021-22, compared with the 24.4% contraction recorded in the corresponding quarter a year ago, but economic activity remained well below the pre-pandemic levels, thanks to the second wave of COVID-19. Gross Value Added (GVA) in the economy […]

Resolution 2593 : United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2593: Despite the abstention of two “P5” countries — Russia and China — from the India-led United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2593, the Government of India said it was a “matter of satisfaction” that the resolution addressed India’s “key concerns” on Afghanistan. P5 refers to the five permanent […]