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#1 Jammu and Kashmir celebrates festival of Shivratri ‘Herath’

13-March-2021
Jammu and Kashmir celebrates festival of Shivratri ‘Herath’

In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the festival of Shivratri ‘Herath’ is being celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir. Festival Mahashivratri locally known as Herath in Kashmir is being celebrated across J&K by Kashmiri Pandit Community with religious fervour by offering “Watak Nath

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#2 Pallav Mohapatra appointed MD & CEO of ARCIL

13-March-2021
Pallav Mohapatra appointed MD & CEO of ARCIL

Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd (Arcil) has announced the appointment of Pallav Mohapatra as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to the appointment, Mohapatra was the MD and CEO of the Central Bank of India. Before being elevated as MD and CEO of CBoI, he was Deputy

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#3 Mithali Raj becomes 1st Indian woman cricketer to score 10K Int’l runs

13-March-2021
Mithali Raj becomes 1st Indian woman cricketer to score 10K Int’l runs

The veteran Indian women’s cricketer Mithali Raj has become the first Indian woman cricketer that has completed 10,000 international runs in all the cricket formats. She also becomes the second woman cricketer at the international level to complete 10000 runs. She achieved the milestone of 10,

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#4 Tata Motors launches ‘Wheels of Love’ to support parenthood

13-March-2021
Tata Motors launches ‘Wheels of Love’ to support parenthood

Tata Motors has launched ‘Wheels of Love’, a holistic programme that supports new parents in the workforce. This is a move to promote a progressive culture of care, inclusion and sensitization within the organization across levels. A specially curated book, also aptly titled, Wheels of Love,

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#5 Centre’s Panel for Air Quality Management in NCR Dissolved

13-March-2021
Centre’s Panel for Air Quality Management in NCR Dissolved

The Panel for Air Quality Management set by the Central government in around the National Capital Region has now been dissolved after five months of its constitution. The Panel was set by the Centre government in the month of October 2020. Now the panel stands dissolved because the ordinance wh

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#6 QUAD countries to send 1 billion Vaccines across Asia

13-March-2021
QUAD countries to send 1 billion Vaccines across Asia

 The foreign secretary of India stated on March 12, 2020 that the Leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan have agreed to pool finance, manufacture and distribute the capacity in order to send 1 billion coronavirus vaccines across Asia and in the Indo-Pacific region to assist th

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#7 Jharkhand Approves to reserve 75% Private Job for Locals

13-March-2021
Jharkhand Approves to reserve 75% Private Job for Locals

 The Jharkhand cabinet has approved the employment policy of mandating the private sector units to reserve 75 per cent of jobs, with the salary up to Rs 30,000 per month, for local people. Before Jharkhand, Haryana government had also approved a similar policy.This new policy mandating 75% rese

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#8 PM Modi addresses 4th Global Ayurveda Festival

13-March-2021
 PM Modi addresses 4th Global Ayurveda Festival

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed the fourth Global Ayurveda Festival on March 12, 2021 in the virtual mode. On the occasion, the Prime Minister highlighted the growing global interest in Ayurveda. He also appreciated the efforts of those working on Ayurveda across the globe. While  highli

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#9 Puducherry declares all students of Class 1 to 9 as 'all pass'

13-March-2021
 Puducherry declares all students of Class 1 to 9 as 'all pass'

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan approved a proposal on March 11, 2021 to declare all students of Class 1-9 as 'all pass' in this academic year.  Meanwhile, the students studing in class 10 and 11 in Puducherry and Karaikal will be declared 'all pass' as per guidelines of

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#10 Six states including Maharashtra account for 85.6 percent of new COVID-19 cases

13-March-2021
Six states including Maharashtra account for 85.6 percent of new COVID-19 cases

Six states including Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat cumulatively account for 85.6 percent of the new COVID-19 cases reported in India in the past 24 hours. This was reported by the Health Ministry on March 12, 2021. India reported 23,285 new COVID-19 cases and 117

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#11 Government launches 'Mera Ration' mobile app

13-March-2021
Government launches 'Mera Ration' mobile app

Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on March 12, 2021 launched "Mera Ration" Mobile App for those ration card holders who migrate to new places in search of livelihood.Currently, 32 States and Union Territories are covered under One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC) and

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#12 Narendra Modi participate in the first Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework along with the Prime Minister of Australia

12-March-2021
  Narendra Modi participate in the first Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework along with the Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will participate in the first Leaders’ Summit of the Quadrilateral Framework along with the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison; Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga and President of United States of America, Joseph R. Biden. The summit will tak

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#13 Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou wins Africa’s top prize for Leadership

12-March-2021
Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou wins Africa’s top prize for Leadership

Mahamadou Issoufou, the incumbent President of Niger has won the “2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership”, the world’s largest leadership prize, worth $5 million.Issoufou is the sixth winner of the Ibrahim Prize since it was introduced in 2006, by Sudanese billionaire Mo I

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#14 1st Meeting of “BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues”

12-March-2021
1st Meeting of “BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues”

 The BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI) held their first meeting under the Chair ship of India. The meeting was held from March 9 to March 11, 2021. The meeting was held under the Theme –“BRICS @15: Intra BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation, and Consensus”

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#15 Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai

12-March-2021
 Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai

The third Scorpene-class submarine “INS Karanj” was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai on March 10, 2021, in presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Admiral (Retired) VS Shekhawat.INS Karanj is third in the series of six Scorpene-class diesel-electric submarine, b

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#16 China-Russia Planetary Pact to launch space station

12-March-2021
China-Russia Planetary Pact to launch space station

Two friendly nations in Asia, China and Russia have signed a planetary pact. The bilateral plan for a joint lunar space station was unveiled on 9th March 2021.The planetary pact was signed between China and Russia because Russia seeks to regain the glory of space pioneering which was there in th

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#17 Japan-Australia starts Producing Hydrogen from Brown Coal

12-March-2021
Japan-Australia starts Producing Hydrogen from Brown Coal

A Japanese-Australian venture has started producing hydrogen from brown coal. Japan and Australia have collaborated for a $500 million pilot project which aims to show that liquefied hydrogen can be produced commercially and can be safely exported overseas.The countries have planned to create the

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#18 Govt Draft Excise Policy to allot Retail Liquor Vends in J&K

12-March-2021
Govt Draft Excise Policy to allot Retail Liquor Vends in J&K

The government of India has put a “Draft Excise Policy” in public domain with respect to the GoI’s proposal to allot the retail liquor vends through e-auction. This move was taken by the GoI in order to generate more revenue for the exchequer in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. The Draft will

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#19 MeitY released the list of “Digital Payment Scorecard”

12-March-2021
MeitY released the list of “Digital Payment Scorecard”

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has released the list of “Digital Payment Scorecard”. In the list, the State Bank of India (SBI) has topped for the third consecutive months. The digital payment scorecard tracks the performance of the Commercial Banks on several d

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#20 Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko passes away at 56

12-March-2021
 Ivory Coast Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko passes away at 56

The incumbent Prime Minister of Ivory Coast, Hamed Bakayoko, has passed away due to cancer. He was 56. Bakayoko was named prime minister in July 2020 following the sudden death of his predecessor, Amadou Gon Coulibaly.President of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, has named Patrick Achi as interim

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#21 Girish Murmu re-appointed Chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors

12-March-2021
Girish Murmu re-appointed Chairman of UN Panel of External Auditors

Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), Girish Chandra Murmu has been re-appointed as the Chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations for the year 2021. Prior to this, Mr Murmu was elected as Chairman of the Panel for 2020 as well.At present, the panel consists of 13

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#22 Kiran Bedi Receives Baton of Honor from President Ram Nath Kovind

12-March-2021
 Kiran Bedi Receives Baton of Honor from President Ram Nath Kovind

President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented a Baton of Honour and a letter of appreciation to former Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi on March 08, 2021.The Baton of Honor is decorated with the emblem of the Indian Republic. Bedi was recognised fo

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#23 Amitabh Bachchan becomes first Indian to be honoured with 2021 FIAF Award

12-March-2021
Amitabh Bachchan becomes first Indian to be honoured with 2021 FIAF Award

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious 2021 FIAF Award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).The 78-year-old iconic actor is the first Indian cinema personality to be bestowed with the FIAF Award for his dedication and contributi

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#24 Imran Amin Siddiqui appointed as Executive Director of Indian Bank

12-March-2021
 Imran Amin Siddiqui appointed as Executive Director of Indian Bank

Imran Amin Siddiqui, the General Manager of state-owned Indian Bank, has been appointed as the Executive Director (ED) of the Bank with effect from March 10, 2021.He has been appointed for a period of three years with effect from the date of assumption of office, or until further orders, whichev

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#25 Axis Bank launches “Wear N Pay” contactless payment wearable devices

12-March-2021
Axis Bank launches “Wear N Pay” contactless payment wearable devices

 Axis Bank has launched a range of wearable contactless payment devices under the brand Wear ‘N’ Pay. These devices come in different forms of wearables like a band, key chain and watch loop and are available starting at Rs 750. The wearables are directly linked to the bank account of an Ax

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#26 Union Minister Anurag Thakur becomes first serving MP to get promoted as Captain in Territorial Army

12-March-2021
 Union Minister Anurag Thakur becomes first serving MP to get promoted as Captain in Territorial Army

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur has been appointed as Captain in the Territorial Army on March 10, 2021.Thakur has been promoted to the rank of Captain at 124 Infantry Battalion Territorial Army (Sikh). Earlier, he was commissioned into the Territorial Ar

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#27 Deepika Padukone joins WEF list of Young Global Leader

12-March-2021
Deepika Padukone joins WEF list of Young Global Leader

Actor Deepika Padukone has joined the list of the Young Global Leaders (YGLs) compiled by the World Economic Forum. The list also includes several Indian citizens and India-origin persons. They join a group of Nobel Prize recipients, Pulitzer winners, heads of state and chief executive officers

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#28 RBI takes IDBI Bank out of PCA framework

12-March-2021
 RBI takes IDBI Bank out of PCA framework

The Reserve Bank of India has taken the IDBI Bank, out of the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework, amid the improving finances of the bank, however it is subjected to certain conditions and continuous monitoring. IDBI Bank was placed under PCA in May, 2017.The PCA regime places curbs on lend

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#29 New Zealand opened its first large-scale vaccination clinic

12-March-2021
 New Zealand opened its first large-scale vaccination clinic

The clinic opened in southern Auckland and will initially target family members of border workers. The country has eliminated the spread of the coronavirus in the community. It also believes that border workers and their families are most susceptible to any infectious disease travellers. Accordin

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#30 Koneru Humpy is BBC’s Indian sportswoman of the year

11-March-2021
Koneru Humpy is BBC’s Indian sportswoman of the year

World rapid chess champion Koneru Humpy has won the BBC Indian Sportswoman-of-the-Year award. BBC director-general Tim Davie, hosting the virtual awards ceremony. The award was based on a public vote in which Humpy beat sprinter Dutee Chand, shooter Manu Bhaker, wrestler Vinesh Phogat and hocke

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#31 ISRO & NASA develops Radar for Joint Earth Observation Satellite Mission

10-March-2021
ISRO & NASA develops Radar for Joint Earth Observation Satellite Mission

ISRO in collaboration with NASA has completed the development of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) which has the capability of producing extremely high-resolution images for joint earth observation satellite mission.NISAR a joint collaboration for the dual-frequency L-Band and S-Band SAR for the ear

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#32 Switzerland Govt bans Full Face Coverings in Public Places

10-March-2021
Switzerland Govt bans Full Face Coverings in Public Places

 Switzerland has voted in favour of the proposal to ban the full facial coverings such as burqa and niqab in almost all the public places in the country. This controversial proposal was passed following a public referendum which was supported by around 51.21% of voters. This proposal of banning

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#33 Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns

10-March-2021
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns

Trivendra Singh Rawat has resigned as the chief minister of Uttarakhand, a year before the hill state is scheduled to go to polls. Rawat, who became the CM after the BJP swept the assembly elections here in early 2017, tendered his resignation after meeting governor Baby Rani Maurya. According t

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#34 HDFC Bank launches ‘SmartUp Unnati’ for Women Entrepreneurs

10-March-2021
 HDFC Bank launches ‘SmartUp Unnati’ for Women Entrepreneurs

India’s largest private sector lender HDFC Bank has launched a dedicated mentoring programme ‘SmartUp Unnati’, to support women entrepreneurs. The initiative has been launched on the occasion of International Women’ Day on March 08, 2021.Under this SmartUp Unnati programme, senior women l

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#35 Frontier Gandhi’s autobiography released in English

10-March-2021
Frontier Gandhi’s autobiography released in English

The autobiography of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as the “Frontier Gandhi”, titled “The Frontier Gandhi: My Life and Struggle” is set to be published in English by the publishing house Roli Books. This will be his first autobiography in English. The book was translated into E

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#36 Jammu and Kashmir launch Super-75 Scholarship Scheme for meritorious girls from poor families

10-March-2021
 Jammu and Kashmir launch Super-75 Scholarship Scheme for meritorious girls from poor families

The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has launched “Super-75” scholarship schemes for meritorious girls, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021 on March 8.The basic aim of this scholarship scheme is to facilitate the education and entrepreneurship of women. Super-

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#37 A book on Smriti Irani’s victory in Amethi released soon

10-March-2021
A book on Smriti Irani’s victory in Amethi released soon

The English translation of journalist-author Anant Vijay’s book “Amethi Sangram: Aitihasik Jeet Ankahi Dastan” will be released on March 15. The book, titled “Dynasty to Democracy: The Untold Story of Smriti Irani’s Triumph”, traces Union Minister Irani’s journey from her defeat in

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#38 Tirath Singh Rawat becomes new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

10-March-2021
Tirath Singh Rawat becomes new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s member of Parliament from Pauri Garhwal, Tirath Singh Rawat, will be the next chief minister of Uttarakhand. This was announced by outgoing chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, who resigned. Tirath Singh Rawat will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Uttrakha

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#39 Uttarakhand’s Ranikhet gets India’s first Forest Healing Centre

10-March-2021
 Uttarakhand’s Ranikhet gets India’s first Forest Healing Centre

The first-of-its-kind ‘Forest Healing Centre’ of India has been inaugurated at Kalika near Ranikhet in Uttarakhand. The unique centre is based on the concept of making people healthy by bringing them into direct contact with nature.Spread over an area of around 13 acres, the centre has been

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#40 PM Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh

10-March-2021
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘Maitri Setu’ between India and Bangladesh

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Maitri Setu’ bridge between India and Bangladesh through a video conference on March 09, 2021 to strengthen the connectivity between both the countries, and especially with the north-eastern region of India.The Maitri Setu bridge has been built o

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#41 India’s first ‘Transgender Community Desk’ opens in Telangana

08-March-2021
India’s first ‘Transgender Community Desk’ opens in Telangana

The Cyberabad Police has launched India’s first-ever Transgender Community Desk’ at the Gachibowli Police Station in Hyderabad, Telangana. This desk is the first-of-its-kind gender-inclusive community policing initiatives in the country. The desk was formally inaugurated on Saturday by Cyber

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#42 PM Modi addresses ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ celebrations

08-March-2021
PM Modi addresses ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ celebrations through video conference. He dedicated to the nation the 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong during the event. He interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana and also g

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#43 Muthoot Group Chairman M G George Muthoot passes away

08-March-2021
Muthoot Group Chairman M G George Muthoot passes away

M G George Muthoot, the Chairman and Whole Time Director of The Muthoot Group, has passed away. He was the mentor and visionary leader who played a pivotal leadership role through his long career in building one of the most trusted financial powerhouses in the country. Mr George became the man

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#44 HDFC ERGO Launches “Business Kisht Suraksha” to Protect MFIs & Financial Institutions against Calamities & Natural Disasters

08-March-2021
HDFC ERGO Launches “Business Kisht Suraksha” to Protect MFIs & Financial Institutions against Calamities & Natural Disasters

HDFC ERGO General Insurance has launched a product called “Business Kisht Suraksha”, to provide a unique cover to MFIs, financial institutions and banks in the event of a catastrophe or natural disaster.The Business Kisht Suraksha aims to protect the balance sheet of financial institutions du

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#45 DRDO conducts successful Flight Test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet

08-March-2021
 DRDO conducts successful Flight Test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet

DRDO has successfully conducted the successful flight test of the Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet technology. The flight test was conducted from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, Odisha. The air launch scenario was also simulated during the flight test using the booster motor. After that, the nozzle-

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#46 Digital platform ‘Jagrut Tripura’ launched by CM to boost e- governance

08-March-2021
Digital platform ‘Jagrut Tripura’ launched by CM to boost e- governance

The Tripura government has come up with a digital platform ‘Jagrut Tripura’ to help people get benefits from various schemes of the Centre and the state government. At least 102 schemes of various departments of both governments are available on the platform. The ‘Jagrut Tripura’ will emp

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#47 Indian-Origin Naureen Hassan appointed as First VP & COO of Federal Reserve Bank

08-March-2021
 Indian-Origin Naureen Hassan appointed as First VP & COO of Federal Reserve Bank

Indian-origin Naureen Hassan has been appointed as the first Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the New York-based Federal Reserve Bank, by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The 25-year Hassan will take over the new role with effect from March 15, 2021. Wit

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#48 Indian Economist Ligia Noronha appointed as Assistant Secretary-General of UN

08-March-2021
Indian Economist Ligia Noronha appointed as Assistant Secretary-General of UN

Leading Indian economist Ligia Noronha has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).Noronha will succeed fellow Indian and development economist Satya Tripathi. Noronha, who is working with UNEP since 2014

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#49 Axis Securities’ new platform to make investment in bond

06-March-2021
Axis Securities’ new platform to make investment in bond

 Axis Securities has announced the launch of ‘YIELD’ – an online platform to buy and sell bonds as well as debentures in the secondary market. By offering competitive rates and technical know-how, YIELD would empower the investors to make the right investment decision. The trades and sett

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#50 DRDO successfully flight test SFDR technology

06-March-2021
DRDO successfully flight test SFDR technology

The Australian conservationists have unveiled their plan to build the world’s first refuge for the platypus, a duck-billed mammal, that are facing extinction due to climate change.The new facility will promote breeding and rehabilitation of these iconic creatures, which are native to Australia.

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