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Gen Next Democracy Network

Gen Next Democracy Network: Indian Council for Cultural Relations’s (ICCR) ten days programme Gen Next Democracy Network concluded. Youth from democratic countries come to India under the Gen Next Democracy Network programme. During the programme, they get acquainted with India’s heritage, culture and functioning of Indian democracy. In the closing ceremony, 27 delegates from six […]

Cardinal (Catholic Church)

Cardinal (Catholic Church): Pope Francis announced that he will create 21 new Cardinals, including two from India at a Consistory on, 27 August, 2022. The two Cardinals from India are Archbishop Filipe Neri António Sebastião di Rosário Ferrão, Archbishop of Goa and Damão and -Archbishop Anthony Poola, Archbishop of Hyderabad. These cardinals represent the Church […]

Privatisation Of Public Sector Bank

Privatisation Of Public Sector Bank: The government is in the process of taking ‘advanced action’ to take forward the privatisation of public sector banks, top finance ministry officials asserted. In the Union Budget for 2021-22, Union Finance Minister had announced privatisation of two PSBs besides IDBI Bank. However, this year’s Budget Speech had skipped the […]

Top Sugar Producing States of India

Top Sugar Producing States: After a five-year gap, Maharashtra has overtaken Uttar Pradesh to regain its position as India’s top sugar producer. The state’s output for the 2021-22 crushing year (October-September) is expected at 138 lakh tonnes (lt). That is an all-time-high, beating the previous 107.21 lt of 2018-19. This record production is attributed to […]

Indo Pacific Maritime Domain Awareness Initiative

Indo Pacific Maritime Domain Awareness Initiative QUAD grouping consisting of India, Australia, Japan and the US rolled out an Indo-Pacific Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) initiative for information sharing and maritime surveillance across the Indo Pacific region. But Infrastructure constraints and continued delay in posting Indian liaison officers limit India’s ability to further expand its role. […]