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Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency: Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. IREDA has been conferred with the “Green Urja Award” for being the Leading Public Institution in Financing Institution for Renewable Energy this year by the Indian Chamber of Commerce Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) is a Mini Ratna (Category – I) Government […]


OSIRIS-REx: NASA: On May 11, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will depart asteroid Bennu, and start its two-year long journey back to Earth. Bennu is an asteroid located about 200 million miles away from the Earth. Bennu is named after an Egyptian deity. The asteroid was discovered by a […]

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) : Important Points

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC): Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant, a former Supreme Court judge, has been appointed the Acting Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with effect from April 25, the commission said. NHRC was established in 1993. It is in conformity with the Paris Principles, adopted at the first international workshop on […]

China’s Seventh Census 2021 : Important Points

China’s seventh census: China’s seventh census, a once-in-a-decade population census, was conducted recently. Key findings: 12 million babies were born last year, the lowest number since 1961, a year when China was in the midst of a four-year famine unleashed by Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward policy in 1958 that devastated the farm sector and […]

DETER – Decentralized Triage and Emergency Response Committees : Karnataka

Decentralized Triage and Emergency Response (DETER) Committees: Karnataka: To manage the Covid pandemic at the local level, the Karnataka state government has formed Decentralized Triage and Emergency Response (DETER) Committees at ward levels in Bengaluru. About DETER committees: The objective is to strengthen government response and management of the coronavirus pandemic. These teams will emphasize […]

4th India-Swiss Financial Dialogue 2021

The 4th India-Swiss Financial Dialogue: The 4th India-Swiss Financial Dialogue was held virtually through video conferencing. Highlights from the Dialogue: Talks for collaboration on various aspects including investments, International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA), National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), FinTech, sustainable finance and cross border financial services. The matters relating to G20, the International […]

What Is Beema Bamboo?

Beema Bamboo: The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has designed an ‘oxygen park’ within its premises at Coimbatore with Beema Bamboo. Beema or Bheema Bamboo is a superior clone, selected from Bambusa balcooa, a higher biomass yielding bamboo species. This bamboo clone has been developed by the conventional breeding method. This species is considered to […]