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India Raised A New Army Aviation Brigade: LAC

India Raised A New Army Aviation Brigade: LAC India raised a new army aviation brigade in the eastern sector of Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Arunachal Pradesh sector. Also, China’s legislature has adopted a new border law that calls on the state and military to safeguard territory and “combat any acts” that undermine […]

Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Effect on Cervical Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine: New Research has found that the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Cervarix) reduces the risk of Cervical Cancer significantly in women. The results are important because the vaccine was introduced in the 2000s and studies confirming that it is effective against cancer have come up only recently. The Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine […]

16th East Asia Summit

16th East Asia Summit: The Prime Minister attended the 16th East Asia Summit (EAS). The 16th EAS discussed important regional and international issues including Indo-Pacific, South China Sea, UNCLOS, terrorism, and situation in Korean Peninsula and Myanmar. Indo-Pacific: Reaffirmed India’s focus on a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and the principle of “ASEAN Centrality” in […]

Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework: RBI

Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Framework: RBI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced a revised Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework. The PCA framework enables supervisory intervention of RBI over Banks at an appropriate time and ensures effective market discipline. The framework applies to all banks operating in India, including foreign banks operating through branches […]

Mass Fish Death In Kameng River Arunachal Pradesh

Mass Fish Death In The Kameng River In Arunachal Pradesh: Studies have indicated that landslides caused by an earthquake of 3.4 magnitude close to the border with China led to mass fish death in the Kameng river in Arunachal Pradesh. The landslips dumped several tonnes of mud and rock into the river, substantially reducing the […]

Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT)

Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT): Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan will be the anchor investors for the Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) with each picking up 25% stake. Besides, NHAI would retain a minimum of 15% equity and the rest would be offered to […]

Emergency Use Listing (EUL) For Covaxin Vaccine

Emergency Use Listing (EUL) For Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin Vaccine: The World Health Organization (WHO) has given pre-qualification, or Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine. The approval has been given by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG), an independent advisory panel of the WHO. The approval was expected on October 26, but the WHO […]

Cairn Energy Tax Dispute

Tax Dispute: Cairn Energy has entered into certain undertakings with India which would allow for the refund of taxes under a billion-dollar dispute. In December 2020, a three-member international arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands ruled unanimously that the Indian government was “in breach of the guarantee of fair and […]

COP26 Updates

COP26: Vinisha Umashankar from Tamil Nadu recently spoke on clean energy at a meeting that discussed clean technology and innovation as part of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. Among her audience were world leaders, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, U.S. President Joe Biden, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […]