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India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum Meeting

India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum Meeting: The Sixth India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Women’s Forum meeting was held virtually. India is the current chair of the IBSA Dialogue Forum. Highlights from the Meeting: Recalled that the Year 2020 marked- The 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDFA): The 1995 Beijing Platform for Action […]

Mines And Minerals Amendment Bill, 2021 : Highlights

Mines And Minerals Amendment Bill, 2021 Introduced In Lok Sabha: The Bill amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. Highlights of the Bill: Removal of restriction on end-use of minerals: The Bill provides that no mine will be reserved for particular end-use. Sale of minerals by captive mines: The Bill provides that […]

Appropriation Bill 2021 : Cleared By Lok Sabha

The Appropriation Bill: Cleared By Lok Sabha: The Lok Sabha has cleared the Appropriation Bill, allowing the Central government to draw funds from the Consolidated Fund of India for its operational requirements and implementation of various programs. The Bill was passed after Speaker Om Birla put it through guillotine, a legislative mechanism to approve the […]

What is Act East Policy of India?

Act East Policy: The Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) said that connectivity is an important element of Act East Policy. The ‘Act East Policy’ announced in November 2014 is the upgrade of the “Look East Policy”. It is a diplomatic initiative to promote economic, strategic, and cultural relations with the […]

Stop TB Partnership Board : Chairman | Headquarter

Stop TB Partnership Board: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has been appointed Chairman of the Stop TB Partnership Board.The Union Health Minister will serve a three-year term, commencing July 2021, as the Chair of the Board of Stop TB Partnership. Established in the year 2000, the ‘Stop TB Partnership’ is […]

World’s Highest Railway Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir

World’s Highest Railway Bridge: It is being constructed over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir. The ₹1,250-crore bridge will be 359 meters above the Chenab river bed. The rail line is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower. Once completed, it will surpass the record of the Beipan river Shuibai railway […]

World Air Quality Report 2020 : Findings

The ‘World Air Quality Report 2020’: It is a report on air quality released by Swiss organization, IQAir. The global cities ranking report is based on PM2.5 data from 106 countries, which is measured by ground-based monitoring stations, most of which are operated by government agencies. Air Pollution in Indian cities: Delhi is the world’s […]