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Palestine and India : Issue Regarding Human Rights

Palestine Blamed India For Suppressing Its Human Rights Of All People: Palestine blamed India for suppressing its human rights of all people as India abstained from the latest resolution on the Palestinian issue. India abstained from voting on a resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that came up in the backdrop of […]

New Pension Rules For Civil Servants

New Pension Rules For Civil Servants: The Central Government has amended its pension rules putting new restrictions on officials of intelligence and security organizations after retirement. The government has amended Rule-8(3)(a) of the CCS (Central Civil Services) Pension Rules-1972. The Centre has notified Central Civil Services (Pension) Amendment Rules, 2020. The said rules were first […]

Artificial Sun Experiment : China

Artificial Sun Experiment: CHINA: China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), also known as the ‘Artificial Sun’ experiment, has set a new record in the latest experiment, where it achieved a plasma temperature of 216 million Fahrenheit (120 million C) for 101 seconds. It is believed that the temperature at the core of the Sun is […]

What is Digital Services Tax?

Digital Services Taxes: The United States recently announced 25% tariffs on over $2 billion worth of imports from six nations over their digital services taxes, but immediately suspended the duties to allow time for international tax negotiations to continue. The S. Trade Representative’s office had approved the threatened tariffs on goods from Britain, Italy, Spain, […]

Arun Kumar Mishra: Chairman of NHRC

Arun Kumar Mishra: Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).: President Ram Nath Kovind formally appointed Justice Arun Kumar Mishra as the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Justice Mishra’s name was recommended by a high-powered selection panel consisting Prime Minister Modi; Union Home Minister; Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha; Lok […]

What is Seed Minikit Programme?

The Seed Minikit Programme: The Seed Minikit Programme was launched by Union Agriculture Minster by distributing Seed Minikits (higher yielding varieties of seeds) of Pulses and oilseeds to farmers. The Seed Minikits programme is a major tool for introducing new varieties of seeds in the farmers fields and is instrumental for increasing the seed replacement […]

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: The Union Cabinet of India has approved the ratification of an Agreement on “Cooperation in the field of Mass Media” between all the Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The Agreement was signed in June, 2019. The SCO is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation. It is a Eurasian political, economic, and security […]