Electoral Bonds : Latest Data

Electoral Bonds: The Electoral Bonds worth Rs. 695.34 crore were sold during elections to the Assemblies of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, West Bengal, Assam, and Kerala. The amount sold was the highest-ever for any Assembly elections since the scheme started in 2018. Electoral Bond is a financial instrument for making donations to political parties. The bonds […]

Medicine From The Sky Project : Telangana

Medicine From The Sky Project: Telangana: The Telangana government has selected 16 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) for pilot testing the ambitious ‘Medicine from the sky’, the first-of-its-kind project. The project involves the delivery of medicines through multiple drones. The project is being launched following the approval granted by the Civil Aviation Ministry. The Ministry has […]

Change In The Storage Of Covid Vaccines

Change In The Storage Of Covid Vaccines: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended a change to the approved storage conditions of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which changes the way these vaccines are handled in vaccination centers across the European Union (EU). With the new recommendations, an unopened thawed vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be […]

Naming Of Coronavirus Variants : WHO

Naming Of Coronavirus Variants: WHO: The World Health Organization (WHO) would unveil a system of the naming of coronavirus variants drawn from the way tropical storms are named, WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan says. The initiative, similar to how hurricanes are labeled, seeks to remove the stigma. It will also be easier for the lay […]

Long Working Hours Led To Death : Environment International

Long Working Hours Led To Death: Long working hours led to 7.45 lakh deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016, a 29% increase since 2000, according to the latest estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) published in Environment International. In a first global analysis of the […]

Wakf Act, 1954 – Important Points

Waqf: The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board on Tuesday condemned the demolition of a mosque in a tehsil compound in the Barabanki district by the administration, terming it a “patently illegal and high-handed action” and demanded its restoration. The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board (or U.P. Sunni Waqf Board) is a body constituted […]

International Museum Day 2021

International Museum Day 2021: Culture Ministry organized a panel discussion on the occasion of International Museum Day 2021. International Museum Day falls on 18 May every year. The objective of International Museum Day, as declared by the International Council of Museums(ICOM), is to raise awareness about the fact that, “Museums are an important means of […]