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GM Mustard

GM Mustard: Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) recently approved commercial cultivation of genetically modified mustard variety DMH (Dhara Mustard Hybrid)-11. The approval will make GM mustard only the second approved transgenic crop in India after Bt cotton, and the first such food crop that can be commercially cultivated by farmers. The GEAC approval is valid […]

CCI Penalty On Google

CCI Penalty On Google: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 936.44 crores on Alphabet-owned Google for “abusing its dominant position” in markets related to the Android mobile device ecosystem. The CCI ordered an investigation into Google Unfair Business Practices in 2019 after consumers complained about Android-based smartphones. The allegations […]

ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting

ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting: 7th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting held on Agro-Forestry under the co-chairmanship of Union Agriculture Minister. In the meeting, the progress in implementation of various programs and activities under the Medium Term Action Plan of ASEAN-India Cooperation (Year 2021-2025) was reviewed. The meeting also welcomed the 30th anniversary of ASEAN-India relations. The Association of […]

National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme

National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme: Last date to submit applications for National Means cum Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) is 31st October, 2022 on National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Under the Scheme, scholarships are awarded to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at class VIII and encourage them to continue their […]

Goddess Lakshmi And Lord Ganesh On New Currency Notes

Goddess Lakshmi And Lord Ganesh On New Currency Notes: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently appealed to the Union government to print images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on new currency notes for the country’s “economic prosperity. Section 22 of The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, gives RBI the “sole right” to issue […]

7th Annual Meeting Of The Board Of Governors Of AIIB

7th Annual Meeting Of The Board Of Governors Of AIIB: Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman recently attended the 7th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of AIIB via video conference. The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting was “Sustainable Infrastructure Toward a Connected World”. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is […]