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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) : Trade Ties with Sri Lanka

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he was looking forward to enhancing trade ties with Sri Lanka through the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The CPEC is the flagship project of the multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a pet project of Chinese President Xi Jinping, aimed at […]

22nd Meeting Of The Central Employment Guarantee Council

22nd Meeting Of The Central Employment Guarantee Council:   The 22nd Meeting of the Central Employment Guarantee Council was held on 23.02.2021 under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of Rural Development. The Central Employment Guarantee Council has been constituted under Section 10 of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mahatma Gandhi NREGA), 2005. […]

Which is The New Lead-Free Material?

New Lead-Free Material: Scientists have found a new Lead (Pb) free material which can efficiently convert waste heat to power our small home equipment and automobiles. Most efficient thermoelectric materials developed by scientists so far use Lead (Pb) as a major constituent element, restricting their use for mass-market applications. Scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for […]

Anti-Dumping Duty On Steel Products Imported From China

Anti-Dumping Duty On Steel Products Imported From China: The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated a probe to review the need for the continuing imposition of anti-dumping duty on certain types of steel products imported from China, following complaints from domestic industry. The duty on certain steel products was first imposed in February […]

Pagri Sambhal Diwas : Significance

February 23: ‘Pagri Sambhal Diwas’: As part of the ongoing farmers’ protest, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) is celebrating February 23 as ‘Pagri Sambhal Diwas’, where it has asked supporters across the globe to wear a green pagri/dupatta and post their pictures on social media, with the hashtag ‘Go green for farmers’. The farmers are […]

What Is SmartCode Platform?

What Is SmartCode Platform: Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the SmartCode Platform. SmartCode is a platform that enables all ecosystem stakeholders to contribute to a repository of open-source code for various solutions and applications for urban governance. It is designed to address the challenges that urban local bodies (ULBs) face in […]

MP Jairam Ramesh Petition on RTI : Recent Development

Amendments Made To The Right To Information Act: The Supreme Court has criticized the Union government for having not filed a reply to a petition by parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh challenging the amendments made to the Right to Information Act for over a year. The petitioner argues that the amendments gave the Centre unparalleled powers to […]

What is Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)?

Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC): Following instances of cyber attacks during the ongoing pandemic across its network, the Ministry of Railways has roped in the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to educate its officials on Internet ethics, cyber hygiene, and best practices in the use of IT equipment, including mobile phones. […]

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease : Details

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India has become the first country in the world to identify the need for action for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.  He said this while launching the operational guidelines for integration of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with the National Programme for Prevention & Control of […]