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Economic Survey 2020-21 to be Tabled on January 29

The Economic Survey 2020-21 of India will be presented on January 29, 2021. The survey will provide an assessment of how the Indian economy has been impacted by the deadly COVID-19 virus and how it is improving. Key Points The Economic Survey 2020-21 will be tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The major focus of Read More…

WEF’s “Partnering for Racial Justice in Business” Initiative

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced a new initiative named “Partnering for Racial Justice in Business”. Two Indian firms have also joined this WEF initiative. Key Points WEF has launched “Partnering for Racial Justice in Business” with an aim to end racism in the workplace. WEF has announced this initiative in the Davos Agenda Read More…

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte Resigns

Recently, Giuseppe Conte, the Italian Prime Minister has resigned from his post. However, the President has invited him to stay in the caretaker capacity until everything is clear. Key Points Conte has resigned after turmoil in the coalition. He hopes to form a new government now. Giuseppe Conte presented his resignation to the country’s President Read More…

NASA finds ‘Lost Galaxy’ in Virgo Cluster

It was in the 1950s that Leland S. Copeland, an amateur astronomer, fixed his telescope lens on a distant galaxy in the Virgo constellation and saw an eerie spiral shrouded in dust. He dubbed the spiral as “The Lost Galaxy”. Key Points The galaxy was also known as NGC 4535. It is one of the Read More…

Padma Awards 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind has conferred 119 Padma Awards for the year 2021. Every year on Republic Day, the President of India approves the conferment of Padma Awards in three categories- Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Shri. Padma Vibhushan It is conferred for exceptional and distinguished service. It is the 2nd highest civilian Award. Read More…

Bangladesh Forces at India’s R-Day Parade

A contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces participated in the Republic Day parade on January 26. The participation of the Bangladesh Armed Forces is to commemorate 50 years of the country’s Liberation War and the establishment of diplomatic ties with India. Key Points The contingent of the Bangladesh Armed Forces included 122 members and was Read More…

UN Resolution on Protecting Religious Sites

The U.N. General Assembly has recently adopted a resolution titled – Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites. The resolution calls for more efforts for protecting religious sites from acts of terrorism. Key Points The resolution- Promoting a culture of peace and tolerance to safeguard religious sites also asks for a Read More…

India to host IOR Defence Ministers’ Conclave

The defence ministers’ conclave of the countries of the Indian Ocean Region will be hosted by India.  The country will host the conclave on February 4 during the Aero India air show in Bengaluru. Key Points India will be organizing the Indian Ocean Region defence ministers’ conclave amidst the increasing Chinese military assertiveness in the Read More…

Ooceraea Joshii- New Ant Species Discovered in Kerala

Recently, two new species of a rare ant genus Ooceraea have been discovered in India. The species were found in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Key Points The newly discovered ant species of the Ooceraea genus differ from others in the genus by the number of antennal segments. One of the two ant species has been Read More…

India’s Draft ‘Arctic’ Policy–Highlights

A new draft Arctic policy has been unveiled by India. The draft policy commits to expand sustainable tourism, scientific research, and gas & mineral oil exploration in the Arctic region. Key Points This Artic draft policy is now open for reviews from the public till January 26. The draft policy has been prepared after deliberations Read More…