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Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry: Blue Flag Certification

Blue Flag Certification For 2 New Beaches: The globally recognized and the coveted International eco-label “Blue Flag”, has accorded the Blue Flag Certification for 2 new beaches this year –Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry beaches. Foundation for Environment Education in Denmark (FEE) which accords the globally recognized eco-label – Blue Flag certification, […]

National Curriculum Framework (NCF)

National Curriculum Framework (NCF): The Centre has started the process to revise school textbooks by appointing former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Kasturirangan as the head of a 12-member steering committee responsible for developing a new National Curriculum Framework (NCF). Kasturirangan also chaired the drafting committee for the National Education Policy, 2020 which […]

National Conference On Accessible Elections 2021

National Conference On Accessible Elections 2021: The Election Commission of India organised a virtual National Conference on Accessible Elections 2021 with the objective to assess the present accessibility policies and discuss strategies for addressing barriers to enhance participation in electoral process for voters with disabilities. It was informed that about 77.4 lakhs PwDs are registered […]

Shankhalipi Inscriptions

Shankhalipi Inscriptions On The stairs On An Ancient Temple:   Archeologists have found ‘shankhalipi’ inscriptions on the stairs on an ancient temple dating back to the Gupta period in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district. The inscriptions mention ‘Sri Mahendraditya’, the title of Kumaragupta I of the Gupta dynasty. Two decorative pillars close to one another, with […]

Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK)

Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK): Centre government, for the first time issued uniform specifications for Fortified Rice Kernels (FRK) for grade A & Common Rice. The specifications have been issued by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. The fortified rice is to be distributed under various government schemes, including the public distribution system […]

Havana Syndrome

Havana Syndrome: A US intelligence officer travelling with CIA director William Burns has reported symptoms of Havana Syndrome while the two were in India earlier this month. This is the first instance of the phenomenon being reported in India, at least on record, and could have diplomatic implications. Havana Syndrome: Havana Syndrome refers to a […]

New Rules For Ammonium Nitrate

New Rules For Ammonium Nitrate: The Government has amended the rules for Ammonium Nitrate to curb its pilferage, introduce fire-fighting provisions as well as improve ways to handle and store the chemical. These rules have been amended from the lesson learnt from the Beirut Explosion in 2020. Nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate was stored […]

Aroma Mission: Important Points

Aroma Mission: The Union Minister of State Science & Technology has proposed Integrated Aroma Dairy Entrepreneurship for Jammu & Kashmir to augment the income of farmers. The Aroma Mission, also popularly referred as “Lavender or Purple Revolution”, has started from J&K and transformed the lives of farmers who are able to grow lavender, make lucrative […]

45th GST Council Meeting: Important Points

45th GST Council Meeting: The 45th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting was held. Extension of Concessional GST Rates: The Council decided to extend the GST relief on several drugs related to Covid-19 treatment till December 2021. Food Delivery Apps to Collect GST: Online food delivery aggregator firms such as Swiggy and Zomato will […]