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Switzerland and European Union

Switzerland – European Union: Switzerland said goodbye to years of negotiations with the European Union over a proposed overarching agreement that would have upgraded its relations with the bloc – which are currently governed by a patchwork of more than 120 bilateral deals. The talks failed after the two sides could not agree over issues […]

International Eni Award 2020 : C. N Rao

International Eni Award 2020 : C. N Rao: Bharat Ratna Professor C.N.R. Rao has received the International Eni Award 2020 for research into renewable energy sources and energy storage, also called the Energy Frontier award. The Energy Frontiers award has been conferred for his work on metal oxides, carbon nanotubes, and other materials and two-dimensional […]

NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Countries Virtual Meet

NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Countries Virtual Meet: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare virtually participated in a meeting with Ministers of Health of the NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) Countries. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. […]

Blackbuck Population Increased In Odisha

Blackbuck Population Increased In Odisha: A census carried out by the Odisha State Forest Department revealed that Odisha’s blackbuck population has doubled in the last six years. The blackbuck is known in Odisha as Krushnasara Mruga. Blackbucks are confined to Balukhand-Konark coastal plain/wildlife sanctuary in Puri District; Balipadar-Bhetnoi and adjacent areas in Ganjam District. As […]

MPLADS : MP Local Area Development Scheme

MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS):: MPs have written to Speaker Om Birla to restart the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). The Union government had resorted to Disaster Management Act to suspend the member of Parliament local area development (MPLAD) scheme in April 2020. About MPLAD scheme: Launched in December 1993. Seeks […]

Israel’s Air Strikes On Gaza May Constitute War Crimes

Israel’s Air Strikes On Gaza May Constitute War Crimes: The UN rights chief recently said that Israel’s recent deadly airstrikes on Gaza may constitute war crimes. Meanwhile, countries are discussing launching a broad, international investigation. If found to be indiscriminate and disproportionate in their impact on civilians and civilian objects, such attacks may constitute war […]