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Substitute For Single-Use Plastics

Substitute For Single-Use Plastics: IISc researchers find a way to substitute for single-use plastics. By combining non-edible oils and cellulose extracted from agricultural stubble, the researchers made biodegradable, multi use polymer sheets. This can make a substitute for single-use plastic that can, in principle, help mitigate the problem of accumulating plastic waste in the environment. […]

Single Window System For Investors

Single Window System For Investors: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched the national single window system for investors and businesses to improve Ease of Doing Business (EoDB). India was placed at 63rd position in the World Bank’s ease of doing business report, 2020 out of 190 countries. Recently, the World Bank has decided […]

Climate-Induced Migration And Modern Slavery

Climate-Induced Migration And Modern Slavery: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Anti-Slavery International released a report named Climate-Induced Migration and Modern Slavery. IIED is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. It is based in London, UK. Anti-Slavery International is the world’s oldest international […]

SAARC Foreign Minister Meeting 2021

SAARC: A meeting of foreign ministers from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, which was set to be held in New York on Saturday, has been cancelled. Sources report that the member states were unable to agree upon the participation of Afghanistan, with Pakistan and India in particular at loggerheads over the […]

Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)

Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA): India and UAE’s Commerce Minister have formally launched negotiations on the India-United Arab Emirates Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). The first round of CEPA negotiations will be held on 23-24 September 2021. CEPA will create new jobs, raise living standards, and provide wider social and economic opportunities in both nations. […]

Sign Language Day: September 23, 2021

Sign Language: The New Delhi- based Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), an autonomous body within the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, will be celebrating ‘Sign Language Day’ on September 23, 2021. Ever since the United Nations declared 23rd September as the […]

2021 Changemaker Award

2021 Changemaker Award: Fairooz Faizah Beether of Bangladesh has been chosen for the 2021 Changemaker Award for her work promoting good health and well-being by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Award celebrates an individual who has inspired change using personal experience or from a position of leadership. Fairooz Faizah is co-founder of Moner […]