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Centre comes up with the sport committee for National Sports Awards 2020

The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Friday came up with a selection committee for selecting awardees for various sports awards for the year 2020. Awards Included: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Dronacharya Awards, Arjuna Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Award Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy About the committee: Following Read More…

6th BRICS Environment meeting held in Russia

On 30th July 2020, the Environment Ministers of 6th BRICS countries took part in the 6th BRICS Environment meeting. It was held online via video conferencing under the presidency of Russia. The meeting was preceded by the BRICS Working Group meeting. Key findings: Representing India at the meeting Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar emphasized India’s Read More…

Polar bears on the verge of extinction by 2100

Over the past few decades, polar bears have been ubiquitous symbol of climate change. This majestic creature is on its verge of extinction by the end of the century if global warming continues unabated. What does the report say? A recent study published in July 2020 issue of Nature Climate Change predicted that most polar Read More…

Australia to force US tech giant Facebook and Google to pay news publishers

For the first time in a landmark move to protect independent journalism Australia will force US tech giant Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media publishers for news content. Thus, Australia will become first such country which will help its native media company to gain royalty under the royalty-style system. If everything Read More…

PM Modi inaugurates Supreme Court building of Mauritius

Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravin Kumar Jugnauth on Thursday virtually inaugurated the new Supreme Court building at Port Louis. The building has been constructed with Indian assistance as India’s sign of cooperation with countries in the Indian Ocean Region. The inauguration process was done online via video conferencing in Read More…

International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day is celebrated on 30th July every year in many parts of the world while in India it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year which is going to be 2nd August this year. History Behind: The idea of the celebration of friendship day was proposed in the year 1958 Read More…

Govt extends deadline for filing income tax returns till September 30

Considering current global pandemic COVID-19 the government of India on Wednesday for the third time extended the deadline for filing income tax returns for 2018-19 financial year for two months till September 30. Before this in March, the due date was extended from March 31 to June 30 for the first time and again in Read More…

CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation Compendium

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on 23rd July 2020 launched a compilation of useful information about CSIR technologies for COVID-19 mitigation. He expressed his strong viewpoints on technological advancements and innovations undertaken by CSIR against COVID-19 and talked about how the country’s scientists and experts have contributed to the fight against the novel coronavirus. Read More…

Role of India-UN Development Partnership Fund in India’s COVID-19 Response

The India-UN Development Partnership Fund was established in the year 2017, with an ambitious agenda of promoting multilateralism and shared prosperity. It was formed with a dedication of supporting demand-driven, and transformational SDG (Sustainable Development Growth) projects across the developing countries while having an immense focus on least developed countries. The fund is supported and Read More…

Aerial seeding in Aravalli Region: Key Facts

Designed by IIT-Kanpur backed startup aerial seeding technique has been employed by the Haryana government to improve green cover in the Aravalli area of the state. The project is being carried on a pilot basis to rejuvenate the low vegetation density of Aravalli and Shivalik hills. Using this method plantation on 100 acres is planned Read More…