India And Maldives : Defence Line of Credit Agreement

India and the Maldives have signed a defence Line of Credit agreement worth USD 50 million: The agreement was signed during the visit by the External Affairs Minister of India to the Maldives. Key Points Defence Line of Credit: It was signed pursuant to the request by the Government of Maldives in April 2013 for […]

Iran And The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deal : Recent Development

Iran And The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deal: Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed to temporary measures to offset Iran’s decision to restrict access to inspectors. In December 2020, Iran’s Parliament passed the law demanding a suspension of some inspections if the USA failed to lift sanctions. Iran will stop […]

What is One Nation One Standard Mission?

One Nation One Standard Mission: Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal has stressed on the need for ‘One Nation One Standard’ to bring uniformity and said labs testing in India should be of global standards. The minister said this while reviewing the work of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). What is One Nation One Standard […]

What Is Greater Tipraland?

Greater Tipraland: Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya has recently announced his new political demand of ‘Greater Tipraland’. He claims that this would serve the interest of tribals, non-tribals, Tripuri tribals staying outside Tripura, even those outside India in Bandarban, Chittagong, Khagrachari and other border adjacent areas in Bangladesh. Greater Tipraland’ is essentially an extension […]

Telangana Achieves 100% Tap Water Connections To Schools

Telangana achieves 100% Tap Water Connections To Schools: Work on providing a connection to schools, AWCs and ashram shalas was taken up under the 100-day special campaign of the Ministry of Jal Shakti under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Now, Telangana has joined a group of States that has ensured tap water connections to all schools […]

International Mother Language Day 2021 : Theme

International Mother Language Day: Every year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates 21st February as International Mother Language Day to promote mother tongue-based multilingual education. The theme of the 2021 celebrations, “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society,” recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the Sustainable Development […]

Making Peace with Nature Report 2021 UNEP : Findings

Making Peace with Nature Report: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the ‘Making Peace with Nature’ report, ahead of the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5). The Report explains how climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution add up to three self-inflicted planetary emergencies that are closely interconnected and put the well-being […]

National Toy Fair 2021 : Highlights

National Toy Fair: The first-ever National Toy Fair will be starting on February 27th, 2021. The festival will conclude on March 2, 2021. It will be organized in a virtual format. Highlights: During the event, the Centre for Creative Learning (CCL), which is based in IIT Gandhinagar, will showcase its 75 toy creations at the […]