Crude Oil Price Hike – Feb 2021 : Reasons and Impact on India

Crude Oil Price Hike: The price of Brent crude crossed the USD 60 per barrel mark after over a year. The rise in prices is because of production cuts by oil-producing countries and expectations of improvements in global demand as the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out across the world. In April 2020, the West Texas […]

TROPEX 21 Indian Navy Exercise : Theme

TROPEX 21: Indian Navy’s largest biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX 21) is currently underway. The exercise commenced in early January, which will culminate by the third week of February. Theme: ‘Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive force’. Participants: Indian Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Police of 13 coastal States and Union Territories along with other […]

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act : 2019 Crime in India Report

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act: As per the 2019 Crime in India Report compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau: Only 2.2 % of cases registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act between the years 2016 and 2019 ended in convictions by the court. The total number of persons arrested and the persons convicted in the […]

Ambedkar Social Innovation And Incubation Mission (ASIIM) : Objective

Ambedkar Social Innovation And Incubation Mission (ASIIM) : The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India has launched Ambedkar Social Innovation and Incubation Mission (ASIIM) under Venture Capital Fund for Scheduled Castes (VCF-SC) on 30th September 2020. The objective is to boost entrepreneurship and innovation among the SC students/SC Divyang youth. The companies/entrepreneurs […]

India’s First CNG Tractor To be launch Soon

India’s First CNG Tractor: India is going to launch its first-ever diesel tractor that has been converted to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) on February 12, 2021. Highlights The CNG Tractor will be formally launched by Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. The conversion of the Diesel tractor into the CNG tractor […]

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science : Theme

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science: The world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science every year on the 11th day of February. The year 2021 marked the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day was celebrated under the theme “Women Scientists at the forefront of […]

Tianwen-1 : Successfully Entered Orbit Around Mars

Tianwen-1: A Chinese spacecraft named Tianwen-1 has successfully entered orbit around Mars on February 10, 2021. The probe entered the MARS Orbit after making the journey of 6 and a half months from the Earth. This mission is China’s first independent mission on the red planet. After reaching near the orbit, the robotic probe initiated […]

NPCI PayAuth Challenge Hackathon 2021 : Key Points

NPCI PayAuth Challenge Hackathon: The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced to launch the ‘NPCI PayAuth Challenge’. It is a global-level hackathon that will be organized to get the alternatives of the authentication of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions. One such alternative option is the use of biometric while making transactions. NPCI PayAuth […]

Financial Literacy Week 2021 : RBI

Financial Literacy Week 2021: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the Financial Literacy Week (FLW) for the year 2021. The literacy week started from February 8 and will conclude on February 12, 2021. Financial Literacy Week (FLW)-2021 This year, the Financial Literacy week will focus on ‘Developing the credit discipline and encouraging availing […]