National Institute Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021

National Institute Of Pharmaceutical Education And Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The Parliament has passed the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021, with passing of the Bill in the Rajya Sabha and on 6th December in the Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to amend the original act of 1998 to declare six […]

Bird Flu in Kuttanad region of Kerala

Bird Flu: Fresh cases of bird flu have been confirmed in the Kuttanad region of Kerala. Response teams have been formed for culling birds in affected areas. Samples have tested positive for the H5N1 influenza virus. Bird flu also called avian influenza. It is a disease caused by avian influenza Type A viruses found naturally […]

Yusaku Maezawa Reached International Space Station

Yusaku Maezawa: Billionaire Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa reached the International Space Station (ISS) for a 12-day trip, during which time he will complete 100 tasks in space, including playing a game of badminton. Maezawa and another space tourist Yozo Hirano–who will document the billionaire’s space flight–made the trip led by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin. The […]

Main Bhi Digital 3.0 Campaign

“Main Bhi Digital 3.0″ Campaign: Main Bhi Digital 3.0″ campaign launched which is aimed at digital onboarding of Street Vendors who are provided loans under PM SVANidhi Scheme. Digital onboarding and training of Street Vendors (SVs) is an integral part of PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme. Lending Institutions (LIs) have been instructed […]

Bullion Trade in India Report: World Gold Council

World Gold Council: As per WGC’s ‘Bullion Trade in India’ report: Imports made up 86% of India’s gold supply between 2016-2020, and inbound shipments continue to grow despite high import duty. Since the first duty hike in 2012, India has imported some 6,581 tonnes of gold, averaging 730 tonnes per annum. In 2020, India imported […]

High Court And Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021

The High Court And Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021: It was passed in Lok Sabha recently. The bill seeks to clarify the process of counting the age of retired judges to determine when they will get enhanced pension. The bill only inserts an explanatory note to make the legislative […]

UPI To Be Extended to Feature Phones

Unified Payments Interface (UPI): The UPI facility will soon be extended to feature phone users. At the moment, the unified payments interface (UPI) — the single largest retail payments system in the country in terms of volume of transactions for small-value payments — is available only for smartphones. RBI is doing this to further deepen […]