United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR): The High Court of Manipur has ordered safe passage to seven Myanmar nationals, stranded at a border town in Manipur, to travel to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New Delhi. The seven nationals entered India secretly after the military coup in Myanmar. The coup […]

What is SUTRA Model?

SUTRA Model: Scientists from the IITs of Kanpur and Hyderabad have applied the ‘Susceptible, Undetected, Tested (positive), and Removed Approach’ (SUTRA) model to predict the COVID graph in India. The model uses three main parameters to predict the course of the pandemic. The first is called beta, or contact rate, which measures how many people […]

NASA Parker Solar Probe : Recent Findings

Parker Solar Probe: During a brief swing by Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years. Findings: Like Earth, Venus sports an electrically charged layer of gas at […]

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Governor for India, recently participated in the Governors’ Seminar on “Cooperation for a Resilient Future”, held as part of ADB’s annual meeting 2021. Sitharaman appreciated the ADB for providing timely financial support for Covid and non-Covid projects. […]

Operation Samudra Setu-II

Operation Samudra Setu-II: Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II for shipment of Oxygen-filled containers to India. Operation Samudra Setu was launched in May 2020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic. Operation Samudra Setu-II: Seven Indian Naval ships viz. Kolkata, Kochi, Talwar, Tabar, Trikand, Jalashwa […]

What are Small Savings Instruments

Small Savings Instruments: The central government withdrew its orders of reducing the rates on all small savings instruments/schemes. Small savings instruments help individuals achieve their financial goals over a particular period. They are the major source of household savings in India. The small savings instrument basket comprises 12 instruments. Collections from all small savings instruments […]

Network For Greening The Financial System (NGFS)

Reserve Bank Of India Joined The Network For Greening The Financial System (NGFS): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) joined the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS). The RBI expects to benefit from the membership of NGFS by learning from and contributing to global efforts on climate finance, which has assumed significance in the […]

PLISFPI : Production Linked Incentive Scheme For Food Processing Industry

Production Linked Incentive Scheme For Food Processing Industry(PLISFPI): The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) has issued detailed operational scheme guidelines and has launched an online portal for ‘Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry’(PLISFPI). As a part of Prime Minister’s announcement of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Government of India has approved a new Central […]