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Global Bio-India 2021 : Key Points

Global Bio-India 2021 To showcase the strength and opportunities of India’s biotechnology sector at the national level and to the global community, the second edition of Global Bio-India will be organized from 1-3 March 2021 on the digital platform. The theme for this year is “Transforming lives” and tag line “Biosciences to Bioeconomy” Global Bio-India […]

President’s Rule In Puducherry : Key Points

President’s Rule In Puducherry: President’s Rule has been imposed in the Union Territory of Puducherry, on the recommendation of the Lieutenant Governor, after the established government lost power during a vote of confidence. The President was satisfied that a situation had arisen in which the administration of the Union Territory of Puducherry could not carry […]

Production-Linked incentive (PLI) Schemes For Pharmaceuticals And IT Hardware

Production-Linked incentive (PLI) Schemes For Pharmaceuticals And IT hardware: The Union Cabinet has cleared Production-Linked incentive (PLI) schemes for pharmaceuticals and IT hardware, including laptops, which would cost the government as much as Rs. 22,350 crore. Earlier, the government had announced the PLI scheme for medical devices, mobile phones, and specified active pharmaceutical ingredients, with […]

State Of Environment Report 2021 by CSE : Findings

State Of Environment Report, 2021: The State of Environment Report, 2021 was released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). CSE is a public interest research and advocacy organization based in New Delhi. It researches into, lobbies for, and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. Findings: Pandemic Generation: India […]

Phase IV Of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) : 12 Iconic Sites Announced

Phase IV Of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP): The Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti has announced the selection of the 12 iconic sites under Phase IV of Swachh Iconic Places (SIP). Under Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), aim is to transform the iconic heritage, […]

The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) Platform : Launched

The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) Platform: The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) platform was launched by Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) will connect cities to innovators across the national ecosystem to design innovative solutions for their pressing challenges. Designed on the philosophy of ‘everyone is an innovator, the platform […]

Airline Mapping Of Andaman And Nicobar Islands And Lakshadweep

Airline Mapping Of Andaman And Nicobar Islands And Lakshadweep: The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) is planning to conduct airline mapping of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep to get a better picture of the ocean floor. Lakshadweep Islands are located in the Arabian Sea. These are coral islands located off the […]

2nd Khelo India National Winter Games 2021 : Inauguration

2nd Khelo India National Winter Games: Prime Minister Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games on 26th February 2021. The Games will be held from 26th February to 2nd March 2021. The event has been organized by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, in collaboration with […]

Bad loans to be transferred to the Centre’s proposed bad bank.

Bad bank: The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has begun identifying bad loans which can be transferred to the Centre’s proposed bad bank. The IBA has written to banks asking them for a list of all bad loans worth Rs 500 crore and above to “identify the magnitude of the problem” and “get clarity over initial […]

Who was Mannathu Padmanabhan?

Mannathu Padmanabhan: The Prime Minister paid tributes to Mannathu Padmanabhan on his Punya Tithi (Death Anniversary). Who was Mannathu Padmanabhan? He was an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter from the south-western state of Kerala. He was born on 2nd January 1878 in Perunna, Kottayam district of Kerala. Sardar K M Panicker called him ‘Madan […]