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Report On Global Remittances 2021 : World Bank

Report On Global Remittances: World Bank: According to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, despite Covid-19, remittance flows remained resilient in 2020, registering a smaller decline than previously projected. Remittance Inflow of India: India being at the top, received over USD 83 billion in remittances in 2020, a drop of […]

Enforced Or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID)

Enforced Or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID): Since the coup in Myanmar, the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) has received reports of enforced disappearances from the family members of victims. Many Asian regimes are using enforced disappearances as a tool to suppress the people. An enforced disappearance occurs when a person is […]

Cyclone Tauktae – Important Points

Cyclone ‘Tauktae’: Cyclone ‘Tauktae’, which lay like a deep depression over the Arabian Sea close to Lakshadweep, was likely to intensify into a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ with wind speeds of 150-160 kmph gusting to 175 kmph, bringing heavy to very heavy rain to many parts of the western coast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) […]

Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups PVTGs in Odisha

Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups PVTGs: With the second wave of COVID-19 sweeping across the rural heartland of Odisha, infections are being reported among the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs). As many as 21 tribals across eight different PVTGs in the State have so far tested positive, including two from the Bonda tribe, known for its […]

Malerkotla District in Punjab

Malerkotla: Punjab Chief Minister announced the creation of a new district of Malerkotla, carving the state’s only Muslim-majority town from Sangrur district. Malerkotla will be the 23rd district of the State. Adjoining Amargarh and Ahmedgarh will also form part of the Malerkotla district. Initially, the sub-divisions of Malerkotla and Ahmedgarh, as well as the sub-tehsil […]

The Iron Dome Aerial Defence System

The Iron Dome Aerial Defence System: The Iron Dome aerial defence system intercepted a Hamas Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that crossed from Gaza into Israel, Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said on social media. Iron Dome is a multi-mission system capable of intercepting rockets, artillery, mortars and Precision Guided Munitions like very short-range air defence (V-SHORAD) […]