Economic Survey 2020-21 – KeyPoints

Economic Survey 2020-21: Highlights Agriculture: The Agriculture and Allied activities showed a growth of 3.4 percent at constant prices during 2020-21 (first advance estimate) says the Economic Survey 2020-21. As per the Provisional Estimates of National Income released by CSO on 29th May 2020, the share of Agriculture and Allied Sectors in Gross Value Added […]

Davos Dialogue 2021 – World Economic Forum : Keypoints

Davos Dialogue: World Economic Forum The Prime Minister addressed the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Davos Dialogue via video conferencing. The WEF annual meeting in Davos (Switzerland) engages the world’s top leaders to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Davos Dialogues agenda marks the launch of the WEF’s Great Reset Initiative in the post Covid […]

Future Investment Initiative Forum 4th Edition 2021 : Keypoints

Future Investment Initiative Forum: The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare addressed the 4th edition of the Future Investment Initiative Forum through a video conference. The aim of the Forum hosted in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) was to find solutions on how businesses and governments can expand access to healthcare, train healthcare workers, remove regulatory […]

West Asia Peace Conference 2021 : Key Points

West Asia Peace Conference: Russia backed a Palestinian proposal for a West Asia Peace Conference. The Conference is intended to focus on a two-state solution, under which Israel and a future Palestinian state would coexist. The support for the Conference came as the USA, which had sided with Israel under the administration of Donald Trump, […]

Covid-19 Performance Index 2021 : India’s Ranking

Covid-19 Performance Index: India has been ranked 86th in a “Covid-19 Performance Index” comprising 98 countries. Covid-19 Performance Index was compiled by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute, an Australian think tank, which sought to measure the response of countries to the Pandemic. The Institute also took into account the impact of geography, political systems and economic […]

SARS-CoV-2 New Variants K417N/T, E484K, and N501Y : Current Status

SARS-CoV-2 New Variants: Variants have emerged independently in several countries, and the latest research indicates that the virus is changing quickly (mutation) and it may continue to develop towards evading currently available vaccines. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is responsible for causing coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The mutation is an alteration in the genetic material (the genome) of […]

What are Neglected Tropical Diseases?

Neglected Tropical Diseases: India has joined the world to Light Up Qutub Minar as a sign of unity to combat the Neglected Tropical Diseases. The second annual World NTD Day will be marked on 30th January. The people who are most affected by these diseases are often the poorest populations, living in remote, rural areas, […]

NCAVES India Forum 2021 : Highights

NCAVES India Forum 2021: Organized by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI). Natural Capital Accounting and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services (NCAVES) India Forum-2021 is a part of NCAVES project of United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD). It aims to help five countries for addressing the concerns of sustainability and conserving the environment for […]

Cryptocurrency And Regulation Of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 : Highlights

Cryptocurrency And Regulation Of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021: The Budget session of Parliament is likely to consider this bill, which prohibits all private cryptocurrencies and provides for an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. The purpose of the law has been described as: to create a facilitative framework […]

Strengthening Teaching-Learning And Results for States (STARS) Project : Keypoints

Strengthening Teaching-Learning And Results for States (STARS) Project: Agreement for the financial support of the implementation of Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project of Ministry of Education (MOE) was signed between the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) and World Bank along with the Ministry of Education. Earlier Union Cabinet has approved the proposal […]