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13th BRICS Summit 2021: Important Points

13th BRICS Summit: Prime Minister chaired the annual summit of the BRICS which was held virtually. The theme for the Summit was ‘BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus’. PM’s Address: Highlighted the achievement of several new initiatives during India’s Chairship this year (2021), i.e. an Agreement on cooperation in the field of remote-sensing […]

Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS)

Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS): The National Statistical Office (NSO) released the quarterly bulletin of Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for October-December 2020. This dataset differs from the Annual Report of Periodic Labour Force Survey, which covers both rural and urban areas. Unemployment data for urban areas is released quarterly. NSO is the central statistical […]

Indian Citizens To Work In The Portuguese Republic

Indian citizens To Work In The Portuguese Republic: The Union Cabinet has approved the signing of an agreement on the recruitment of Indian citizens to work in the Portuguese Republic between the Government of India and Portugal. The present agreement would set an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between India and Portugal on sending […]

Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021

Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021: The Minister of Jal Shakti Ministry presided over the e-launch of Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021 under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase -II at an event organized by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS). The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS) will undertake Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021 countrywide to support […]

MRSAM: Medium Range Surface To Air Missile System

Medium Range Surface To Air Missile (MRSAM) System: In a significant boost to India’s defence capabilities, the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) System was handed over to Indian Air Force (IAF) in the presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Air Force Station, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan […]

India’s First Dugong Conservation Reserve : Tamil Nadu

India’s First Dugong Conservation Reserve : Tamil Nadu:   India’s first Dugong conservation reserve will be built in Tamil Nadu for the conservation of Dugong, a marine animal that has been enlisted vulnerable to extinction on a global scale by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). The reserve will spread over an area of 500 km […]

U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)

U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP): Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri co-chaired a virtual Ministerial meeting with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ms. Jennifer Granholm to launch the revamped U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP). The SCEP is launched in accordance with U.S.-India Climate and […]

World’s Northernmost Island

World’s Northernmost Island: A team of Arctic researchers from Denmark say they accidentally discovered what they believe is the world’s northernmost island located off Greenland’s coast. The scientists from the University of Copenhagen initially thought they had arrived at Oodaaq, an island discovered by a Danish survey team in 1978, to collect samples during an […]

Main Bhi Digital 3.0

‘Main Bhi Digital 3.0’: Ministry of Housing and urban Affairs (MoHUA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) launched the pilot drive ‘Main Bhi Digital 3.0’ – A special Campaign for Digital Onboarding and Training for street vendors under PM SVANidhi scheme across 223 cities in the country. The BharatPe, Mswipe, […]

Coronal Mass Ejections

Coronal Mass Ejections: Indian Scientists, along with international collaborators, have measured the magnetic field of an eruption from the Sun’s atmosphere (solar corona), offering a rare peek to the interior of the Sun. Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is one of the biggest eruptions from the Sun’s surface that can contain a billion tons of matter […]