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Google India launches Make Small Strong campaign

Google India on September 30, 2020 announced the launch of its nationwide campaign “Make Small Strong” in order to help support small businesses and drive demand through customer support. Key facts  ‘‘Make Small Strong’ campaign is meant to “rally support from the citizens for small businesses. The citizens can help small businesses by buying locally, Read More…

NITI Aayog and Netherlands sign SoI on ‘Decarbonization and Energy Transition Agenda’

NITI Aayog and Embassy of the Netherlands, New Delhi have signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) on 28 September 2020 in order to support the decarbonization and energy transition agenda to accommodate cleaner and more energy. Key Facts The SoI was signed by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Ambassador of the Netherlands to India Read More…

National Institute of Nutrition increases Ideal weight for Men and Women

The National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) has increased the average body weight for Indians by 5kg in its recent report. Thus, the average weight for Indian men has been increased from the 60kg in 2010 to 65kg now. While for Indian women average weight has been increased from 50kg in 2010 to 55kg now. Key Read More…

India test fired the Brahmos Missile with an Indigenous Booster

India successfully test fired the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos having an indigenous booster and airframe section at Balasore, Odisha on September 30, 2020. About Brahmos It was developed by jointly by Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia. BrahMos is a ramjet supersonic cruise missile Read More…

MECL Starts exploring the Kolar Gold Fields in Karnataka after 16 years

The Bharat Gold Mines Limited (BGML) in the Kolar Gold Field (KGF) again hopeful  for its revival in last 16 years after the Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi directed the Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) to start exploring the gold fields. Background The Kolar Gold mine fields are located some Read More…

International Translation Day being observed on September 30

30th September is observed by the United Nations as International Translation Day, every year. The primary aim of the day is to celebrate and appreciate the work of language translation professionals. These language translator professionals facilitates dialogue, understanding and cooperation. They also contribute to the development and strengthening the world peace and security. This year Read More…

Defence India Startup Challenge-4 launched by Defence Minister

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC 4) during the iDEX event on September 29, 2020. The challenge features the initiatives which are aimed at expanding the horizons of Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) ecosystem. iDEX4Fauji initiative and Product Management Approach (PMA) guidelines were also launched during the event. Defence Read More…

2nd Sero Survey report: Urban slum & non-slum areas have higher prevalence of Corona infection.

Second sero-survey findings were released on September 29, 2020 by the Indian Council for Medical research (ICMR). Key Findings 6.6% of over 29 thousand people, aged 10 and above, surveyed from 17th August to 22nd September. They showed evidence of past exposure to COVID-19. 7.1% of the adult population, aged 18 and above, also showed evidence Read More…

India-Bangladesh to set up monitoring committee to review project implementation

India and Bangladesh have agreed to set up a ‘High Level Monitoring Committee’  to regularly review the progress of implementation of projects which are being run with Line of Credit (Loc) provided by India. The committee would be headed by the Secretary, Economic Relations Division of Bangladesh and High Commissioner of India in Bangladesh. Highlights  The Read More…

Harijan Sevak Sangh : Celebrating its Foundation Day Today.

Harijan Sevak Sangh was founded today, on September 30, in 1932, when Gandhi Ji was on fast in the Yervada Jail, Pune. Background Just before that, during the Second Round Table Conferece in London in 1931, Gandhi ji had opposed the segregation of the depressed classes of the Hindu community into a separate electoral group. Read More…