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#1 India, UAE review comprehensive strategic partnership

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India, UAE review comprehensive strategic partnership

Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar and his United Arab Emirate counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan held discussions on a range of bilateral issues during Jaishankar’s two-day visit to the UAE. The EAM brief the UAE Minister on the progress made by India in dealing with

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#2 UAE gets Arab Gulf’s first country, to Generate Electricity from Coal

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 UAE gets Arab Gulf’s first country, to Generate Electricity from Coal

United Arab Emirates is all set to become the first Arab Gulf country, and probably the last, to generate electricity from coal.The Emirates is doing so, because the UAE government is increasingly turning to cleaner fuels. Because of this, the price of renewable energy is falling. Dubai is starting

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#3 Former World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, passes away at 86

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Former World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, passes away at 86

Australian-American lawyer, investment banker, and economist James Wolfensohn, who served as the President of the World Bank for 10 years, has passes away. He was 86.Wolfensohn had served as the ninth president of the World Bank Group from 1995 to 2005. Together with the International Monetary Fund

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#4 Scotland becomes First Country to Make Sanitary Products free

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 Scotland becomes First Country to Make Sanitary Products free

Scotland Country of the United Kingdom, has made sanitary products free to all women on 24 November 2020. By doing so, the Scotland has become the first country in the world to tackle the problem of “period poverty”. The Government of Scotland has passed the Period Products (Free Provision) Scot

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#5 PM to visit Vaccine facilities in three cities on November 28

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 PM to visit Vaccine facilities in three cities on November 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit vaccine facilities in three cities to personally review the vaccine development and manufacturing process on November 28, 2020.He will visit the Serum Institute of India in Pune, Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad and Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad.The SII has partn

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#6 HDFC Bank and ICCI signs MoU to support SMEs and Start-ups

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HDFC Bank and ICCI signs MoU to support SMEs and Start-ups

HDFC Bank Limited has signed an Memorandum of understanding with ICCI to support SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) and Start-ups. Through this association, ICCI will engage, enroll and support various Startups /SMEs /MSMEs to facilitate inter-alia financial and other facilities to/from HDFC

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#7 Mercedes-Benz collaborate with SBI to target HNI customers

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Mercedes-Benz collaborate with SBI to target HNI customers

India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has partnered with State Bank of India (SBI), to offer attractive financial benefits, to the lender’s HNI customers on owning a Mercedes-Benz and in turn expand its customer base in the country.Under this collaboration, the luxury automobile manufact

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#8 SpiceJet launches dedicated freighter services to Leh in Ladakh

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SpiceJet launches dedicated freighter services to Leh in Ladakh

SpiceJet has launched dedicated freighter services connecting Leh with the rest of the country. This is the first time a civil airliner has started freighter services to Leh. Accordingly, the airline operated its first freighter flight from Delhi to Leh carrying 13 tonnes of cargo supplies. SpiceXpr

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#9 Ladakh gets largest solar project at Leh IAF station

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 Ladakh gets largest solar project at Leh IAF station

The largest solar power project at a high altitude, setup under the Centre’s ”Make In India” initiative of the Central government for the defence sector has been set up at Leh IAF station in the Union Territory of Ladakh.The project namely ”Provision of Solar Photo Voltaic Powerplant 1.5 MW

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#10 Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar virtually launches India climate change knowledge portal

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Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar virtually launches India climate change knowledge portal

The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar on November 27, 2020 virtually launched ‘India Climate Change Knowledge Portal’.While addressing the event he stated that India has practically achieved its pre-2020 climate change targets with regard to climate chan

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#11 Father Of Indian IT Industry FC Kohli Passes Away

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Father Of Indian IT Industry FC Kohli Passes Away

Founder of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Faqir Chand Kohli, better known as the Father of the Indian IT industry, passed away. Besides being the founder, he was also the first CEO of TCS.FC Kohli is known to have led the inception of the global tech behemoth TCS, thereby sowing the seed of India

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#12 Lt Gen Harpal Singh appointed New Engineer-in-Chief of Indian Army

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Lt Gen Harpal Singh appointed New Engineer-in-Chief of Indian Army

Lt Gen Harpal Singh has appointed new Engineer-in-Chief of Indian Army.  He is presently the Director-General of Border Roads Organisation and would take over his new appointment on 1 December.Lieutenant General Harpal Singh, an alumnus of NDA, Khadakwasla, was commissioned into the Corps of Engine

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#13 PM Modi Inaugurates 3rd global renewable energy event RE-INVEST 2020

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PM Modi Inaugurates 3rd global renewable energy event RE-INVEST  2020

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 3rd Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo (RE-Invest 2020) through video conferencing. The summit is organised by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The theme for RE-Invest 2020 is ‘Innovations for Sustainable Energy Transi

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#14 India extends suspension on international flights till December 31

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India extends suspension on international flights till December 31

The Indian government on November 26, 2020, decided to extend the ban on the scheduled international commercial passenger services till December 31, 2020, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.In an official notification ‘Travel and Visa restrictions related to COVID-19’, the Directorate Gene

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#15 Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Phagwara Mega Food Park in Punjab

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 Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Phagwara Mega Food Park in Punjab

Shri Narendra Singh Tomar , the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj virtually inaugurated the Mega Food Park (MFP) at Phagwara in Kapurthala district of Punjab on 24 November 2020.The Phagwara Mega Food Park is built at

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#16 UP Govt approved the Ganga Expressway Project

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UP Govt approved the Ganga Expressway Project

 Recently Uttar Pradesh cabinet has approved its ambitious six lane greenfield expressway “Ganga Expressway project”. Central Government will spent Rs 36,402 crore for  594 km six lane expressway.Six lane greenfield expressway will run along the river from Hardwar to Allahabad.Ganga expressway

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#17 Cabinet approves Scheme of Amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank India Limited

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Cabinet approves Scheme of Amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank India Limited

 The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved the amalgamation of crisis-ridden Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited (LVB) with DBS Bank India Limited (DBIL) on 25 November 2020.However, with the merger now there will no further restrictions on the depositors regarding th

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#18 India announced more than 100 high-impact projects for Afghanistan

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India announced more than 100 high-impact projects for Afghanistan

 Afghanistan Conference 2020  was held at Geneva on 23 24 November 2020. The External Affairs Minister of India,  Dr. S. Jaishankar  led the Indian delegation to the conference. The conference was co-hosted by the  United Nations, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Government  of Finl

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#19 PM Modi releases book on the Life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji

26-November-2020
PM Modi releases book on the Life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a book on the life and ideals of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism and first of its ten gurus. The book has been penned by Kirpal Singh Ji. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was also present during the book release.Taking to micro-blogging s

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#20 MHA issued fresh guidelines for COVID Surveillance

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MHA issued fresh guidelines for COVID Surveillance

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued fresh guidelines for COVID Surveillance, Containment and Caution on November 25, 2020. The guidelines will come into effect from December 1, 2020 and will remain in force till December 31, 2020. The main objective of the MHA guidelines is to consolidate the

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#21 New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected new ICC Chairman

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New Zealand’s Greg Barclay elected new ICC Chairman

Auckland-based commercial lawyer and director of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) since 2012, Greg Barclay has been elected as the new chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), after the second round of voting.Barclay succeeds India’s Shashank Manohar who stepped down in July 2020 and will rep

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#22 National Milk Day is celebrated on November 2

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National Milk Day is celebrated on November 2

National Milk Day is celebrated across the country on November 26 every year on the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien. He was the father of the White Revolution in India. National Milk Day is celebrated to promote benefits related to milk and milk industry and to create awareness among people about th

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#23 IPPB launches PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

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IPPB launches PM Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has launched a low-cost insurance scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY)’ for its customers to bring large sections of the underserved and unserved population into the financial mainstream. IPPB has collaborated with PNB MetLife India Insurance C

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#24 Cyclone Nivar makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

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Cyclone Nivar makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Cyclone Nivar crossed the coasts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as a very severe cyclonic storm with a speed of 120-135 kmph and weakened into a severe cyclonic storm with wind speed dropping to 100-110 kmph, confirmed the Indian Meteorological Department.The IMD stated that the cyclone will  continu

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#25 Football legend Diego Maradona passes away at 60 due to cardiac arrest

26-November-2020
 Football legend Diego Maradona passes away at 60 due to cardiac arrest

Football legend from Argentina, Diego Maradona passed away on November 25, 2020, after suffering a heart attack. He was 60-years old. Maradona had been hospitalized at the start of November 2020, a few days after celebrating his birthday after he companied of regularly being fatigued. His tests had

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#26 PM Modi addresses the concluding session of 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference

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 PM Modi addresses the concluding session of 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference

Prime Minister Modi on November 26, 2020, virtually addresses the concluding session of the 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference. The two- day conference had begun on November 25 at Kevadia in Gujarat. All India Presiding Officers Conference was inaugurated by President of India Ram Nath Ko

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#27 Indian Coast Guard averts ecological disaster off Nicobar Islands by towing oil tanker to safety

26-November-2020
Indian Coast Guard averts ecological disaster off Nicobar Islands by towing oil tanker to safety

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) towed a fuel tanker back to safe waters. The tanker was dangerously drifting towards the pristine Katchal Island in Nicobar due to power failure.The vesel, which had 24 crew onboard, experienced total power failure since November 19.Indian Coast Guard boarding team embar

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#28 KSCDL declared winner at ET Govt Global Smart Cities Forum 2020

26-November-2020
KSCDL declared winner at ET Govt Global Smart Cities Forum 2020

 In Nagaland, Kohima Smart City Development Limited, KSCDL has been declared Winner at the ET Government Global Smart Cities Forum 2020 under the category Best Digital Initiative of the Year (Technology) for Kohima City Wifi Phase-I Project.The main objective is to provide internet access for the m

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#29 Odisha Assembly passes ‘Odisha Essential Services (Maintenance) Amendment Bill-2020’

26-November-2020
Odisha Assembly passes ‘Odisha Essential Services (Maintenance) Amendment Bill-2020’

Odisha Essential Services (Maintenance) Amendment Bill-2020 was passed by the state assembly. The bill seeks to amend the existing Act of 1988 to prohibit strikes by employees of essential services in the state.Expanding the ambit of essential services, the bill includes services like fire service,

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#30 China's new moon mission to return the first lunar samples since 1976

26-November-2020
China's new moon mission to return the first lunar samples since 1976

China’s Chang’e-5 lunar mission will become the first probe in over four decades to attempt to bring back samples of lunar rock from a previously unexplored portion of the Moon. The spacecraft is set to return to Earth around December 15.Chang’e-5 probe is the Chinese National Space Administra

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#31 FICCI's FLO signs MoU with IESC of IIM Shillong to mentor women enterpreneur

26-November-2020
FICCI's FLO signs MoU with IESC of IIM Shillong to mentor women enterpreneur

FLO, the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI),   has signed an agreement with Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong and Incubation and Enterprise Support Centre (IESC) to mentor entrepreneurs.Under this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), FICCI FLO

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#32 DRDO launches first Varunastra, a heavy weight Torpedo

26-November-2020
 DRDO launches first Varunastra, a heavy weight Torpedo

The Defence Research Development Organization recently flagged off the first Varunastra, the heavy weight torpedo. The torpedo was designed and developed by the BDL, Vishakhapatnam Unit of Indian Navy.It is a ship launched electrically propelled heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo that is capable of

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#33 India test fires Brahmos supersonic Cruise Missiles successfully

26-November-2020
 India test fires Brahmos supersonic Cruise Missiles successfully

India successfully test fired the land attack version of Brahmos supersonic missile. It was test fired in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The range of the missile has been extended to 400 km from 290 km. Its speed has been increased to 2.8 Mach which is almost three times the speed of sound.The missile

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#34 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed on November 25

26-November-2020
 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women observed on November 25

Every year, the International Day for Elimination of violence against women is marked by the United Nations on November 25. The day is celebrated to create awareness that women around the world are subjected to domestic violence, rape and other forms of violence. This year the day is celebrated unde

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#35 PM Modi launches “Har GharNal Yojana” in Uttar Pradesh

26-November-2020
PM Modi launches “Har GharNal Yojana” in Uttar Pradesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, November 22, launched the ‘Har Ghar Nal Yojana’ (Tap Water to Every Household) for the residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra and Mirzapur district. Government was committed to solving the water scarcity problem and hence the scheme of worth ₹5,555 cro

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#36 UP cabinet passes ordinance against forced religious conversions, jail term up to 10 years for violators

26-November-2020
 UP cabinet passes ordinance against forced religious conversions, jail term up to 10 years for violators

Uttar Pradesh cabinet on November 24, 2020 passed the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion ordinance that makes forced religious conversions punishable with a jail term up to 10 years.The ordinance makes forced religious conversion a non-bailable offence that will invite imprisonment betw

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#37 Japan Signs Pact with the Maldives

25-November-2020
Japan Signs Pact with the Maldives

Japan is India’s strategic partner in the Indo-Pacific region and has recently signed an agreement to strengthen the Maldives’ security infrastructure, which will contribute to the stability of the South Indian Ocean.The Maldives and Japan recently signed an agreement under the Japanese governme

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#38 Sentinel -6 Satellite was Launched

25-November-2020
 Sentinel -6 Satellite was Launched

The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite was launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on November 21, 2020.The Objective of Sentinel -6 Satellite to monitor the ocean. And it is jointly developed by European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, European Meteorological Satellite Development Organiza

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#39 Roridomyces Phyllostachydis - Bioluminescent Variety of Mushroom was Discovered

25-November-2020
 Roridomyces Phyllostachydis - Bioluminescent Variety of Mushroom was Discovered

The mushroom documentation project in the forests of northeast India led to a discovery: a bioluminescent (luminescent) mushroom. It is now one of 97 known bioluminescent fungi in the world.In August, a new species was discovered for the first time in Mawlynnong in Meghalaya State in the East Kashi

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#40 Space Agencies of India And Australia Were Working Together

25-November-2020
Space Agencies of India And Australia Were Working Together

As part of the steps to deepen cooperation in civil space activities, the Indian and Australian space agencies are working together to temporarily locate Indian tracking facilities in Australia. This will support India’s planned human space flight program-Gaganyaan.Indian Prime Minister Narendra M

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#41 Indian Government bans AliExpress and 42 other mobile apps for users

25-November-2020
Indian Government bans AliExpress and 42 other mobile apps for users

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on November 24, 2020, issued an order blocking access to 43 mobile apps for the users under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. The list of the banned apps also includes many of the Chinese Apps such as AliExpress, Alibaba Workbench,

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#42 46 AICTE Training and Learning Academy Faculty Development Programmes inaugurated

25-November-2020
46 AICTE Training and Learning Academy Faculty Development Programmes inaugurated

The Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated 46 online AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Faculty Development Programmes (FDP). It was launched to train the teachers in higher education institutions association with AICTE (All India Council of Technical Educa

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#43 India-EU: Sixth Round of consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation

25-November-2020
 India-EU: Sixth Round of consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation

India and European Union held 6th round of consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation matter. The partners discussed on exchange of information on development in the field of chemical, nuclear and biological disarmament. They also discussed about the development on outer space security, conv

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#44 24 November Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur

25-November-2020
24 November Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur

24 November observed as a Martyrdom Day of the 9th of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion, Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. The martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji is remembered as Shaheedi Divas.9th Guru Tegh Bahadur ji had sacrificed his life on 24 Nov 1675. Guru ji sacrificed his life to protect the religion, huma

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#45 Aung San Sui Kyi Party claims to win Myanmar Elections

25-November-2020
Aung San Sui Kyi Party claims to win Myanmar Elections

Myanmar’s ruling party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi claimed a resounding victory. National League for Democracy (NLD) party has won close to 400 seats while the opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has secured only 21 seats. Around 38 million voted to select the Natio

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#46 LIC launches 1st digital app ‘ANANDA’

25-November-2020
 LIC launches 1st digital app ‘ANANDA’

Life Insurance Corporation of India has launched a digital application for agents for onboarding to get a life insurance policy. The Digital Application is called “ANANDA”, which is an acronym for Atma Nirbhar Agents NewBusiness Digital Application. The Digital application is a tool for the onbo

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#47 Prime Minister Modi lays the foundation stone of rural drinking water projects in UP

24-November-2020
Prime Minister Modi lays the foundation stone of rural drinking water projects in UP

The National Green Tribunal recently directed all the states and union territories to designate a nodal agency to protect the water bodies in their regions. The nodal Agencies may hold their meetings under the guidance of chief secretaries of the state. Also, the National Green Tribunal has further

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#48 Malaysia Hosted the Leaders’ Summit of APEC

25-November-2020
Malaysia Hosted the Leaders’ Summit of APEC

Malaysia hosted the 32nd Leaders Summit of APEC. The Leaders from the APEC forum joined the summit that was held on 20 November, 2020. APEC is Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.APEC summit was also attended by former United States President Donald Trump.APEC forum leaders agreed to work toward free,

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#49 Greenlands Largest Glacier- Likely to Melt Faster Than Expected

24-November-2020
Greenlands Largest Glacier- Likely to Melt Faster Than Expected

According to recent study, the three largest glaciers which hold enough frozen water to lift global sea levels some 1.3 metres namely, Helheim Glacier, Jakobshavn Isbrae and Kangerlussuaq Glacier may melt down earlier than the expected time.The current scenario shows that the sea level was rising du

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#50 Indian-American Mala Adiga appointed as policy director of Jill Biden

24-November-2020
 Indian-American Mala Adiga appointed as policy director of Jill Biden

US President-Elect Joe Biden on November 20, 2020 announced the appointment of Indian-American Mala Adiga as the policy director of Jill Biden, who will soon be the first lady of the United States.  Mala Adiga had earlier served as a senior advisor to Jill Biden and even as a senior policy advisor

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