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#1 Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan launched in 272 districts

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Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan launched in 272 districts

The minister of state for Social justice and Empowerment Shri Ratan Lal Kataria said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha that the Ministry has launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan in more than 272 districts so far. The National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction has been formulated and is

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#2 PM Modi to inaugurate VAIBHAV Summit on 2nd October 2020

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PM Modi to inaugurate VAIBHAV Summit on 2nd October 2020

 Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik (VAIBHAV) Summit on 2nd October’2020 through video conferencing. The month-long Summit will provide a platform to leverage the expertise and knowledge of global Indian researchers for solving emerging challen

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#3 World Alzheimer’s Day is observed 21 September

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World Alzheimer’s Day is observed 21 September

 The World Alzheimer’s Day is observed annually on September 21 globally. The day aims to raise awareness about the stigma that runs around Alzheimer disease and related dementia.Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that impairs memory and other mental functions. The theme for World Alzheimer D

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#4 International Day of Peace (or World Peace Day) observed annually on 21 September

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 International Day of Peace (or World Peace Day)  observed annually on 21 September

The International Day of Peace (or World Peace Day) is observed annually on 21 September to spread awareness and preach peace and harmony all across the globe.The Day established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Tog

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#5 Rabindra Sangeet exponent Purba Dam passes away

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Rabindra Sangeet exponent Purba Dam passes away

Veteran Rabindra Sangeet exponent Purba Dam passed way at the age of 85 years. Rabindra Sangeet (Tagore Songs), are songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore. She was conferred with Sangeet Samman by West Bengal in 2013.Condoling Dam's demise, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recal

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#6 Former PM HD Deve Gowda Takes Oath as Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka

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Former PM HD Deve Gowda Takes Oath as Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka

Former Prime Minister of India, Shri H D Deve Gowda took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka on 20 September 2020. The 87-year-old President of the Janata Dal (Secular) party was elected to the Rajya Sabha in June 2020.This is the first time that the JD(S) leader has become a member o

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#7 SBI starts “Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani” (Women Self-Reliance programme) in Assam

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SBI starts “Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani” (Women Self-Reliance programme) in Assam

State Bank of India has launched a programme named “Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani” (meaning- Women Self-Reliance programme) in order to accelerate Self Help Group (SHG) finance in the Bank.The main objectives of “Mahila Atmanirbharshil Aachani” are:to create a strong bonding with the SHG me

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#8 Tamil Nadu becomes the first state to launch AI, blockchain, cybersecurity policies

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Tamil Nadu becomes the first state to launch AI, blockchain, cybersecurity policies

Tamil Nadu has become the first state in India to launch policies on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cybersecurity policies.Chief minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami unveiled the Tamil Nadu Cyber Security Policy, 2020, Tamil Nadu Blockchain Policy, 2020, and Tamil Nadu Safe and Ethical Artificia

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#9 Narendra Singh Tomar takes additional charge of FPI Ministry

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 Narendra Singh Tomar takes additional charge of FPI Ministry

Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has been given the additional charge of Food Processing Industries Ministry. He has been given the additional charge as President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Council of Ministers, with immediate ef

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#10 Udit Singhal named in UN’s 2020 list of Young Leaders

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Udit Singhal named in UN’s 2020 list of Young Leaders

Udit Singhal, an 18-year old Indian boy has been named by the United Nations in the list of 2020 Class of Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals. It is a highest-profile recognition opportunity for the youngsters who are leading efforts on the world’s most pressing issues.Udit Singhal is

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#11 DCGI approves the commercial launch of low cost COVID-19 test ‘Feluda’

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DCGI approves the commercial launch of low cost COVID-19 test ‘Feluda’

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on September 19, 2020, approved the commercial launch of ‘Feluda’, the TATA CRISPER (Clustered Regulatory Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) COVID-19 test. The news was shared by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).According t

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#12 Gujarat govt launches Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana (MMUY)

19-September-2020
Gujarat govt launches Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana (MMUY)

 Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani has launched a scheme named Mukhyamantri Mahila Utkarsh Yojana (MMUY) that will provide interest-free loans to women’s groups in the state.For this, joint liability and earning group (JLEG) of women will be formed in the state. Each JLEG group will have 10

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#13 Central Railway to Levy User Fee at Major Stations

19-September-2020
Central Railway to Levy User Fee at Major Stations

 Indian Railway board has formally announced that it will soon start charging a token user fee. The user fee will be charged from the passengers who will take trains from the busy stations. The decision by the Central Railway will slightly increase the total fare of the tickets.Railway Board CEO an

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#14 Rome’s Fiumicino Airport awarded world’s 1st 5-star Anti-Covid award

19-September-2020
Rome’s Fiumicino Airport awarded world’s 1st 5-star Anti-Covid award

Italy’s Rome Fiumicino International Airport (Leonardo da Vinci International Airport), has become the first airport globally to be certified with “COVID-19 5-star airport rating” from Skytrax, a United Kingdom.-based airport and airline review firm. Fiumicino International Airport is the busi

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#15 Penguin Books Limited published “Azadi” authored by Arundhati Roy

19-September-2020
 Penguin Books Limited published “Azadi” authored by Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy’s new book titled “Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction” is published by Penguin Books Limited. The nonfiction book is a collection of essays that shows the meaning of Freedom in the world of increasing authoritarianism. The essay collection includes meditations on language and roles

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#16 Google removes the Paytm app from the play store

19-September-2020
Google removes the Paytm app from the play store

Google has removed Paytm app from the Play Store for allegedly violating its policies on gambling.  The app is no longer available for download for Android users.PayTM confirmed the same through a tweet on September 18, 2020 that read that Paytm Android app is temporarily unavailable on Google's Pl

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#17 Fourth Global Ayurveda Summit organised virtually

18-September-2020
Fourth Global Ayurveda Summit organised virtually

The fourth edition of the Global Ayurveda Summit was inaugurated by the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu through video-conferencing on 15 September 2020.The Global Ayurveda Summit 2020 has been organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), from September 15 to October 14, 2020. This year t

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#18 Prakash Javadekar attends G20 Environment Ministerial Meeting virtually

19-September-2020
Prakash Javadekar attends G20 Environment Ministerial Meeting virtually

The G20 Environment Ministerial Meeting was held on 17 September 2020 through video conferencing. The meeting was chaired by Saudi Arabia. The Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar represented India in the meeting.The meetings focused on various social and economic issues such as agricu

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#19 India- Pakistan to meet in SAARC Virtual meeting On September 24, 2020

19-September-2020
 India- Pakistan to meet in SAARC Virtual meeting On September 24, 2020

External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India and Pakistan Foreign Minister (PFM) are expected to meet at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting via video conference on September 24. The announcement has been made days after India-Pakistan tensions that had spilled into a me

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#20 Indian Railways to Levy User Fee at Major Stations

19-September-2020
Indian Railways to Levy User Fee at Major Stations

The railway board has announced that it will soon start charging a token user fee. The user fee will be charged from the passengers who will take trains from the busy stations. The decision by the Railways will slightly increase the total fare of the tickets.The user fee collected by the Railway wil

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#21 Gujarat Announces New subsidy schemes for e-Vehicles

19-September-2020
Gujarat Announces New subsidy schemes for e-Vehicles

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced a scheme for e-Vehicles. This would encourage the use of battery-operated two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the state. The announcement was made to curb the air pollution in Gujarat.Government would provide a subsidy of 12,000 rupees to students who

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#22 Tata Group Wins Bid to Construct New Parliament Building at Cost of Rs 861.90 Crore

18-September-2020
Tata Group Wins Bid to Construct New Parliament Building at Cost of Rs 861.90 Crore

Tata Projects Ltd has won the bid to construct the new Parliament building at a cost of Rs 861.90 crore. After the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) opened financial bids on for the construction of the new building, Tata Projects Ltd submitted a bid worth Rs 861.90 crore, while Larsen and Toubr

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#23 Himachal Pradesh CM inaugurates “Swachhata Cafe” in Solan district

18-September-2020
Himachal Pradesh CM inaugurates “Swachhata Cafe” in Solan district

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur virtually inaugurated the “Swachhata Cafe” at Nalagarh in Solan district on the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A ‘Swachhata Park’ is also being opened at Kufri in district Shimla. Apart from this, proposals for opening ‘Swachhata C

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#24 Byju's unveils 'Education for All' to empower 5 mn children by 2025

18-September-2020
Byju's unveils 'Education for All' to empower 5 mn children by 2025

Byju’s, an edtech company, aims to make digital learning accessible to millions of children from underserved and economically deprived communities. The country’s second-most valuable startup announced the launch of its social initiative - Education for All.The programme aims at democratising edu

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#25 Karnataka Govt launches loan disbursal programme “Arthika Spandana”

18-September-2020
 Karnataka Govt launches loan disbursal programme “Arthika Spandana”

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa launched the “Arthika Spandana” programme. Under this scheme loans worth Rs. 39,300 crore would be disbursed through various cooperative institutions, for helping people during the times of COVID-19 and floods.Of the total amount approved under the schem

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#26 India ranks 144 in World Happiness Report

18-September-2020
India ranks 144 in World Happiness Report

The first all India Happiness Report covering all States and Union Territories measuring happiness across the country, what contributes to people's happiness, the impact of COVID-19 on happiness, and insights from thought leaders. The study is based on a nationwide survey covering 16,950 people betw

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#27 Mexico issues 'world's first' sovereign bond linked to UN sustainability goals

18-September-2020
 Mexico issues 'world's first' sovereign bond linked to UN sustainability goals

MEXICO issued what it described as the world's first sovereign bond linked to the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations, raising 750 million euros (S$1.2 billion). The government did not specify how it would spend the money raised.The bond's preliminary investment prospectus cautio

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#28 Online poker platform 9stacks signs Suresh Raina as brand ambassador

18-September-2020
Online poker platform 9stacks signs Suresh Raina as brand ambassador

Online poker platform 9stacks has signed Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador. The partnership will see the cricketer in the brand’s upcoming campaigns and promote 9stacks through various engagement activities.Raina, who announced retirement from the international cricket last month. He will ancho

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#29 World Bamboo Day is observed on 18 September

18-September-2020
World Bamboo Day is observed on 18 September

World Bamboo Day is observed globally on 18 September every year. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the benefits of bamboo and to promote its use in everyday products. The theme for 11th edition of WBD 2020 is ‘BAMBOO NOW.’WBD was officially declared by the World Bamboo Organization o

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#30 Former RBI governor Amitabha Ghosh passes away

18-September-2020
 Former RBI governor Amitabha Ghosh passes away

The shortest-serving Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Amitabha Ghosh passed away. He had served as the 16th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for 21 days between January 15, 1985, to February 4, 1985. It was a stop-gap arrangement when Amitabha Ghosh was serving as a deputy governor of RBI

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#31 International Equal Pay Day is observed on 18 September

18-September-2020
 International Equal Pay Day is observed on 18 September

International Equal Pay Day is observed globally for the first time on 18th September 2020. On the occasion of the first International Equal Pay Day, and in the midst of the fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) will host a virtual global Call to Act

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#32 Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gasti passes away

18-September-2020
Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gasti passes away

Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka, Ashok Gasti passed away due to COVID-19. He was born in 1965 and belonged to Raichur district, Karnataka. The first-time he took oath as Rajya Sabha MP on July, 2020. He is credited for organising the BJP in Raichur district.Gasti, a lawyer by profession and former gen

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#33 Chef Vikas Khanna honoured with Asia Game Changer Award 2020

18-September-2020
Chef Vikas Khanna honoured with Asia Game Changer Award 2020

Chef Vikas Khanna has been chosen to be honoured with the prestigious Asia Game Changer Award 2020. This award is given to him for feeding millions of people across India in the COVID-19 pandemic through a massive food distribution drive ‘FeedIndia’. He is the only Indian among the six honourees

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#34 Veteran Ayurveda physician PR Krishnakumar passes away

18-September-2020
Veteran Ayurveda physician PR Krishnakumar passes away

Tamil Nadu based prominent Indian Ayurveda physician, PR Krishnakumar passed away. He was the Founder and Managing Director of the iconic Coimbatore Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (AVP) as well as the Chancellor of the renowned Avinashilingam University in Coimbatore. The Government of India honoured him with

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#35 Parliament passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

18-September-2020
Parliament passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill

Rajya Sabha passed the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020 on 16th September 2020. The Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 19 March 2020. The Bill will establish a state-of-the-art Ayurvedic institution called the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) at Jamnagar, G

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#36 World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September

18-September-2020
 World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September

World Patient Safety Day is observed on 17 September every year. Over 134 million adverse events contribute to 2.6 million deaths every year due to unsafe care across the world. The day urges global solidarity and concerted action by all countries and international partners to improve patient safety

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#37 India's first exclusive private jet terminal inaugurated at Delhi's International airport

18-September-2020
India's first exclusive private jet terminal inaugurated at Delhi's International airport

India's first exclusive private jet terminal was inaugurated by Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on September 17, 2020. The exclusive terminal will handle flight operations of private jets.The exclusive terminal has 57 parking bays

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#38 Bangladesh gives special permission for export of Hilsa fish to India

17-September-2020
Bangladesh gives special permission for export of Hilsa fish to India

The Bangladesh Government recently granted permission for traders to export Hilsa fish to India in the view of forthcoming Durga Pooja. The Government of Bangladesh imposed a ban on export of Hilsa fish to India in 2012. However, the ban is usually lineated during festivals. In 2019, around 500 tonn

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#39 Veteran scholar of Indian classical dance Kapila Vatsyayan passes away

17-September-2020
Veteran scholar of Indian classical dance Kapila Vatsyayan passes away

Veteran scholar of Indian classical dance, art, architecture and art history, Dr Kapila Vatsyayan passed away. She was the founding Director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. She was the former Member of Parliament and had served as Education Secretary. Some of the prestigious hono

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#40 Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicate the Kosi Rail mahasetu to the nation.

17-September-2020
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi  dedicate the Kosi Rail mahasetu to the nation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to dedicate the Kosi Rail mahasetu to the nation. He will also inaugurate 12 other rail projects that are related to passenger facilities for the benefit of the state of Bihar.In 1887, a meter gauge link was built in between Nirmali and Bhaptiahi (Saraigarh). During t

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#41 Rajasthan Govt signs MoU with SIDBI to develop its MSME ecosystem

17-September-2020
 Rajasthan Govt signs MoU with SIDBI to develop its MSME ecosystem

The Government of Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to develop its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ecosystem. This MoU will support the state government to have a better understanding and provide better soluti

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#42 India joins Djibouti Code of Conduct as Observer

17-September-2020
 India joins Djibouti Code of Conduct as Observer

India has joined the Djibouti Code of Conduct/ Jeddah Amendment as Observer following the high-level virtual meeting of the Djibouti Code of Conduct/Jeddah Amendment (DCOC/JA) on August 26, 2020. This was informed by the Ministry of External Affairs.The Djibouti Code of Conduct is a regional maritim

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#43 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

16-September-2020
 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the preservation for Ozone layer (World Ozone Day) is observed annually on September 16 to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.Theme for 2020 World Ozone Day: ‘Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection’.

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#44 Amazon signs Amitabh Bachchan for its Alexa voice assistant

16-September-2020
 Amazon signs Amitabh Bachchan for its Alexa voice assistant

Amazon.com Inc has signed up Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for its Alexa voice assistant. Alexa users will be able to access Amitabh Bachchan’s voice on Alexa by purchasing the Amitabh Bachchan voice experience.He is the first Indian celebrity to lend his voice to Alexa. Amazon first used a ce

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#45 Asian Development Bank projects India’s GDP at -9% in FY21

16-September-2020
 Asian Development Bank projects India’s GDP at -9% in FY21

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has estimated that the GDP of India is expected to contract by 9% in fiscal 2020-21 (FY21). This estimate is worse than ADB’s previous estimate of -4%.However, for the FY22 (2021-22), ADB expects India’s GDP at 8 per cent. ADB also expects the gross domestic prod

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#46 Vi launches integrated 4G network GIGAnet

16-September-2020
 Vi launches integrated 4G network GIGAnet

VI (erstwhile Vodafone Idea) has launched GIGAnet network that is an integrated 4G network. With the launch of GIGAnet, VI aims to overcome the loss of customers and attract new customers from rivals Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio.GIGAnet offers faster downloads & uploads, low latency, and real-time

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#47 Maharashtra launches ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign to tackle Covid-19

16-September-2020
Maharashtra launches ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign to tackle Covid-19

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has launched a state-wide campaign titled, ‘My Family, My Responsibility’, to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic.Under the campaign, door-to-door survey will be conducted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), to check the citizen

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#48 Facebook India appoints Arun Srinivas as Director of Global Business Group

16-September-2020
Facebook India appoints Arun Srinivas as Director of Global Business Group

Facebook India appoints Arun Srinivas as Director of Global Business Group. Facebook announced the appointment of Arun Srinivas as the Director of Global Business Group. Srinivas will spearhead the strategy and delivery of the India Marketing Solutions which aims to tap large advertisers and agencie

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#49 Scientists detect potential signs of extraterrestrial life on Venus

16-September-2020
Scientists detect potential signs of extraterrestrial life on Venus

Scientists revealed on September 14, 2020 that they have detected potential signs on life on the inhospitable Venus. The scientists have detected a gas called phosphine in the acidic clouds of Venus that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s neighbor.Though the researchers did not discover actual

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#50 Yoshihide Suga announced as Japan's new Prime Minister

16-September-2020
Yoshihide Suga announced as Japan's new Prime Minister

Yoshihide Suga, who won the leadership vote of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has been elected as Japan's new Prime Minister by the powerful House of Representatives on September 16, 2020.The new Prime Minister of Japan has pledged to push forward with the former PM Shinzo Abe policies su

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