ASEAN Meeting 2021

ASEAN Meeting: China hosted a meeting of foreign ministers from the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. The meeting marks the 30th anniversary of China-ASEAN dialogue. With this meeting China looks to deepen its economic ties with the region as well as push back the renewed effort at regional engagement from the US, […]

Railways Gets 5 MHz Spectrum

Railways Gets 5 MHz Spectrum: The Union Cabinet approved the allotment of a 5 MHz spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency band to the Indian Railways for improving its communication and signaling systems. Railways have also approved an indigenously developed Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). The project, targeted to be completed in five years, is […]

Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA).

Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA).: The Supreme Court has directed the States/UTs to take stringent action against private individuals and NGOs who invite people to illegally adopt children orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic. It said that it was illegal to invite strangers to adopt children without the involvement of the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA). […]

Election Commissioner : Anup Chandra Pandey

Election Commissioner: Anup Chandra Pandey,: President Ram Nath Kovind appointed Anup Chandra Pandey, a retired Uttar Pradesh-cadre IAS officer, to the post of Election Commissioner. Following the elevation of Sushil Chandra as the CEC, the position of an EC was vacant since April 13. The power to appoint the CEC and the ECs lies with […]

The National Scheme Sanctioning Committee (NSSC) Of SBM-G

The National Scheme Sanctioning Committee (NSSC) Of SBM-G: The National Scheme Sanctioning Committee (NSSC) of SBM-G approved the Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) of States and UTs. It allocated Rs. 40,700 crores under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) towards solid and liquid waste management (SLWM) arrangements support for over 2 Lakh Villages in 2021-22. The National Scheme […]

Carbon Neutral UT: Ladakh

Carbon Neutral UT: Ladakh: Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has signed an MoU with the Administration of Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh, to make it a clean, green, and Carbon Neutral UT. Under the MoU, various clean energy and energy efficiency programmes will be implemented such as solar mini and microgrid solutions, energy efficient lighting, […]

Global Wind Energy Council 2021

Global Wind Energy Council: India wind energy market outlook was released by Global Wind Energy Council. As per the report, India has a pipeline of 10.3 GW in Central and State markets. These pipelines will drive installations until 2023. The report highlights India will install 20 GW of wind energy capacity by 2021-25. Global Wind […]

Antibody Cocktail Treatment For Covid

Antibody Cocktail Treatment For Covid: Doctors from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi have successfully analysed the monoclonal antibody therapy on two Covid-19 patients. This therapy resulted into fast progression of symptoms within first seven days. About the therapy: Two patients were administered REGCov2 (Casirivimab and Imdevimab). They started to produce resistance against SARS-CoV-2, […]

Costs Of Climate Change In India Report

Costs Of Climate Change In India: London-based global think tank Overseas Development Institute published its report called “Costs of Climate change in India”. The report analyses economic costs of climate-related risks in-country and the possibility of increased inequality & poverty. Key Findings: As per the report, climate change will affect India’s economy. India might lose […]