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RK Laxman: 100th Birth Anniversary

RK Laxman: 100th Birth Anniversary The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to cartoonist RK Laxman on his 100th birth anniversary. Rasipuram Krishnaswami Laxman (24 October 1921 – 26 January 2015) was an Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist. The Common Man is a cartoon character created by Indian author and cartoonist R. K. […]

International Solar Alliance (ISA): Fourth General Assembly

International Solar Alliance (ISA): Fourth General Assembly The fourth general assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), was held virtually between October 18th and October 21st, 2021. It was presided by Union Minister Shri R.K. Singh, Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and the President of the ISA Assembly. A total […]

Sustainability Of The Electricity Sector

Sustainability Of The Electricity Sector: Ministry of Power notified rule for the sustainability of the electricity sector and promotion of clean energy to meet the India’s commitment towards Climate Change. The following Rules notified by the Ministry of Power under Electricity Act, 2003 are in the interest of the electricity consumers and the stakeholders: Electricity […]

Amended Technology Up-Gradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS)

Amended Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS): Union Minister of Textiles Piyush Goyal reviewed the Amended Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) to boost the Indian textile industry by enabling the ease of doing business, bolstering exports and fuelling employment. Ministry of Textiles had introduced Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) in 1999 as a credit linked subsidy […]

7th Meeting Of BRICS Communications Ministers

7th Meeting Of BRICS Communications Ministers: India as the current BRICS Chair convened the 7th Meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers on 22nd October 2021. Ministers adopted the Terms of References of Digital BRICS Task Force and supported the advancement in work of the BRICS Partnership on New Industrial Revolution (PartNIR) across several Working Groups meeting […]

52nd International Film Festival 2021

52nd International Film Festival: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur has announced that Mr. Istevan Szabo and Mr. Martin Scorsese will be conferred the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at 52nd International Film Festival of India in Goa. Istvan Szabo is one of the most critically acclaimed Hungarian film directors of the […]

ABHYAS Vehicle

ABHYAS: ABHYAS – the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha. The vehicle can be used as an aerial target for evaluation of various missile systems. The performance of the target […]

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The chief of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority has accused the U.S. of sabotaging the multi-billion dollar project, the economic lifeline of Pakistan. Pakistan is the seventh largest recipient of Chinese overseas development financing with 71 projects worth $27.3 billion under way as part of the CPEC. CPEC launched in […]

International Snow Leopard Day 2021

International Snow Leopard Day: Oct 23 is recognised as International Snow Leopard Day The day came into being with the adoption of the Bishkek Declaration by 12 countries on the conservation of snow leopards. Snow Leopard: Scientific name: Panthera uncia. Habitat: Snow leopards live in the mountains of Central Asia. Numbers: There are only between […]