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#1 Chunauti- Next Generation start-up challenge contest launched by IT Minister

Chunauti- Next Generation start-up challenge contest launched by IT Minister

The Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched “Chunauti”- Next Generation Startup Challenge Contest on August 28, 2020 to boost startups and software products with special focus on Tier-II towns of India. The programme aims to identify around 300 startups working in ide

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#2 Arunachal State Assembly passes resolution for the inclusion of state in the sixth schedule

Arunachal State Assembly passes resolution for the inclusion of state in the sixth schedule

 The Arunachal State Assembly on August 27, 2020, unanimously passed a resolution to include the entire state in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.As per the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, the sixth schedule provides protection to tribal people’s rights in the Northeast. H

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#3 PMJDY completes six years of successful implementation

PMJDY completes six years of successful implementation

 Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) successfully completed 6 years on 28th August 2020. Under the scheme, 63.6% Rural PMJDY accounts and 55.2% Women PMJDY accounts have been created. The PMJDY scheme has been the foundation stone for the Modi government’s people-centric economic initiatives.T

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#4 Fourteenth India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue held

 Fourteenth India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue held

The 14th India-Singapore Defence Policy Dialogue (DPD) was held on 27th August via video conferencing. The meeting was co-chaired by Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar and Permanent Secretary (Defence), Singapore Mr. Chan Heng Kee.The officials discussed on a number of issues of bilateral defence enga

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#5 Centre launches National GIS-enabled land bank system for 6 states to boost investments

Centre launches National GIS-enabled land bank system for 6 states to boost investments

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal e-launched the National GIS-enabled Land Bank system at iis.ncog.gov.in/parks for 6 states on 17 August. National GIS-enabled land bank system is being developed by the integration of the Industrial Information System with state GIS systems. The

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#6 Indian Railways Set to Meet All its Energy Need of Over 33 Billion Units by 2030

Indian Railways Set to Meet All its Energy Need of Over 33 Billion Units by 2030

Indian Railways organised a discussion over a wide range of topics with the stakeholders, chaired by Piyush Vedprakash Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, to become 100% self-sustainable for all its energy needs and to contribute to the National Solar Mission of India. Indian Railways is set to meet

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#7 Maldives Launches India backed Infrastructure Projects

Maldives Launches India backed Infrastructure Projects

The government of Maldives launched India backed infrastructure projects viz. Hulhumale Central Park and renovation of the Arrival Jetty in Maldives during a ceremony which was attended by Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, Hulhumalé MP Ali Niyaz, High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir, MD of Housing Develo

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#8 Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Resigned Due to Health Issues

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Resigned Due to Health Issues

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan announced his resignation owing to his worsening health condition due to ulcerative colitis. 65-year-old Shinzo Abe of Liberal Democratic Party(LDP) was the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan.The elected new party leader will hold the post for the remaining 1

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#9 Sri Lanka Cricketer Tharanga Paranavitana retires from International Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricketer Tharanga Paranavitana retires from International Cricket

Sri Lankan Opening batsman Nishad Tharanga Paranavitana announced retirement from all forms of International Cricket at the age of 38. He has represented Sri Lanka in 32 Test Matches scoring 1792 runs including two hundreds and 11 fifties. He is Sri Lanka’s highest ever run-getter in first-class

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#10 Japan’s 1st Olympic Gold medalists Ayaka Takahashi in Badminton Announces Retirement

 Japan’s 1st Olympic Gold medalists Ayaka Takahashi in Badminton Announces Retirement

Japan’s Ayaka Takahashi, who won gold medal(Japan’s 1st gold medal in badminton) in Rio Olympics in 2016 Women’s Doubles Badminton along with Misaki Matsutomo, announced that she will end her career(retires) on August 31, 2020 as she has a doubt whether her inner fire and body will get through

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#11 Veteran Assamese Folk Singer Archana Mahanta Passed Away

Veteran Assamese Folk Singer Archana Mahanta Passed Away

Veteran Assamese folk singer Archana Mahanta passed away at the age of 72  in Health City hospital, Guwahati, Assam following a brain stroke. She was also a reputed artist of All India Radio(Guwahati). She is the wife of late Khagen Mahanta( known as ‘Bihu King’) and mother of Angaraag ‘Papon

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#12 Ahmedabad Railway Division launches Baggage Sanitization & Wrapping machine

Ahmedabad Railway Division launches Baggage Sanitization & Wrapping machine

Baggage Sanitization & Wrapping machine has been launched by the Ahmedabad Railway Division at Ahmedabad Railway Station, Gujarat. The machine is a first of its kind across the Indian Railways. The recently launched machine aims to ensure safe travel amid the pandemic. It uses ultraviolet radiation

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#13 Former Congo President Pascal Lissouba passes away

 Former Congo President Pascal Lissouba passes away

Former President of the Republic of Congo, Pascal Lissouba passed away. He became the minister of agriculture in 1960 after Congo became an independent country. He served as the president from 1992 to 1997. He served as the Prime minister under the Presidency of Alphonse Massamba Debat. The high cou

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#14 Indian Energy Exchange MD & CEO Rajiv Srivastava resigns

Indian Energy Exchange MD & CEO Rajiv Srivastava resigns

 Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Rajiv Srivastava has resigned form the post. The Board of Directors of Indian Energy Exchange(IEX)  accepted his resignation. He was relieved from his position with immediate effect from 24th August 2020.Satyanarayan Goe

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#15 Indian Table Tennis Star Poulomi Ghatak retires

 Indian Table Tennis Star Poulomi Ghatak retires

Poulomi Ghatak, one of the most successful Indian table tennis players, who represented India at various international levels, declared retirement from her tennis career.She won three junior national championships as well as seven senior national championships between 1996 and 2016.In 2006, she repr

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#16 A book titled “Who painted my lust red?” by Sree Iyer

A book titled “Who painted my lust red?” by Sree Iyer

A book titled “Who painted my lust red?” has been authored by Sree Iyer. The book is something about when Bollywood meets Cricket meets Politicians. This is the second book in this series of Sree Iyer’s Money Trilogy series. The first book was “Who painted my money white?”.

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#17 Tata Group to launch “Super App” for digital services

Tata Group to launch “Super App” for digital services

Tata Group is launching a new app named “Super App” purported to bring together the country’s disparate sales sector to offer a range of consumer goods. The app will put the conglomerate in competition with giants of the region like Reliance Industries and global titans like Amazon.The app wil

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#18 Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char island may start after Monsoon

Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char island may start after Monsoon

Bangladesh is planning to start the process of relocating Rohingya refugees from the crowded camps of Cox’s Bazar to the newly built facility at Bhashan Char island after the monsoon session.The government is planning to take relatives of the 306 Rohingya refugees already settled there and other r

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#19 First unit of Kudankulam Atomic Power Plant in Tirunelveli district resumes power production

First unit of Kudankulam Atomic Power Plant in Tirunelveli district resumes power production

The first unit of the Kudankulam Atomic Power Plant in Tirunelveli district Tamil Nadu resumed power production. Initially, 400 MW power is being produced, which is expected to be increased to 1,000 MW in a phased manner. The first phase had been closed down for routine maintenance work last May and

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#20 Arjun Munda e-inaugurates “Tribes India Showroom” in Mumbai

Arjun Munda e-inaugurates “Tribes India Showroom” in Mumbai

“Tribes India Showroom” has been e-inaugurated by the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda. The showroom has been inaugurated in Indian Globe Chambers of LIC Western Zonal Office, Fort, Mumbai. “Tribes India Showroom” is an initiative of TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs to promot

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#21 Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping machine introduced at Ahmedabad Railway Station

Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping machine introduced at Ahmedabad Railway Station

 The Ahmedabad Railway Division of the Indian Railways has introduced a unique and first of its kind concept of ‘Baggage Sanitization and Wrapping Machine’ at Ahmedabad Railway Station in Gujarat to ensure safe travel amid the pandemic.The baggage sanitization and wrapping machine aims to ensur

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#22 India’s ASTROSAT makes rare Discovery

India’s ASTROSAT makes rare Discovery

ASTROSAT, the first multi wavelength satellite has detected extreme UV light from galaxy that 9.3 billion light years away from the Earth.The first multi-wavelength satellite of India has five unique X-ray and UV telescopes. They detect extreme UV light from galaxies that are billion light years awa

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#23 China launches 5th Gaofen-9 series Earth observation satellite

China launches 5th Gaofen-9 series Earth observation satellite

China has successfully launched 5th Earth observation satellite, Gaofen-9 (05), from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China. The satellite, sent into orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket, is an optical remote-sensing satellite with a resolution up to the sub-meter level.  This la

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#24 India Pavilion at Army 2020 forum inaugurated in Russia

India Pavilion at Army 2020 forum inaugurated in Russia

The India Pavilion at the Army-2020 International Military and Technical Forum was inaugurated by Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar and Indian Ambassador DB Venkatesh Verma at Moscow, Russia.The forum will also host discussions among global military officials, researchers and defence industry

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#25 IAF launches ‘MY IAF’ app to provide career-related information

IAF launches ‘MY IAF’ app to provide career-related information

The Chief of the Air Staff, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has launched a mobile application named ‘MY IAF’ to provide career-related information and details to the aspirants who wish to join the Indian Air Force (IAF).The app launched as a part of the Digital India initiative has been developed i

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#26 Arunachal Pradesh to provide tap water to all rural homes by 2023 under JJM

 Arunachal Pradesh to provide tap water to all rural homes by 2023 under JJM

Arunachal Pradesh State Government has announced that it is to provide 100% tap water connections to all the households in the State by 2023 under the Jal Jeevan Mission. The move comes as Arunachal Pradesh is highly dependent on Assam State. Despite having available water resources in the STate, it

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#27 AIIB and India sign agreement of USD 500 million for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III

AIIB and India sign agreement of USD 500 million for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III

The Indian Government, Maharashtra government and Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation has signed a loan agreement of USD 500 million dollars with the Asian Infrastructure Investment bank (AIIB) for Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III.The project aims at improving the service quality, network capacity, a

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#28 Centre Formulated India’s First 30 member National Council for Transgender Persons

Centre Formulated India’s First 30 member National Council for Transgender Persons

The Centre constituted a National Council for Transgender Persons under the Social Justice Ministry. According to a notification, the Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment will be chairperson (ex-officio) and Union Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment will be vice-chairperson

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#29 Google Launches ‘The Anywhere School’ to Boost Online Learning

Google Launches ‘The Anywhere School’ to Boost Online Learning

 Google launched ‘The Anywhere School’ initiative in more than 250 countries around the world. The initiative is expected to benefit millions of students who have switched to learning from home, due to the pandemic. Under the initiative, Google will roll out over 50 new features across product

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#30 Indian Coast Guard Ship C-449 Commissioned in Chennai

Indian Coast Guard Ship C-449 Commissioned in Chennai

Indian Coast Guard Ship C-449 was commissioned in Chennai by Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K. Shanmugam. The ship is the Forty Ninth Interceptor Boat of the series, which are indigenously built and designed by M/s Larsen and Toubro Ltd, Hazira (Surat).It will be commanded by Assistant Commandant Ashish

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#31 The Book “Delhi Riots 2020: the Untold Story” is Set to be Published

The Book “Delhi Riots 2020: the Untold Story” is Set to be Published

 The book “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story”authored by Monika Arora, advocate, Sonali Chitalkar(political Science) and Prerna Malhotra(English) teachers at Delhi University is set to be published by Garuda Prakashan . The book was released by Bhupendra Yadav, member of parliament and nationa

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#32 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is observed annually on 23rd August

 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is observed annually on 23rd August

United Nations(UN)’s International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is observed annually on 23rd August to spread the information about the historic events associated with slave trade and its consequences and to promote the tolerance and human rights.The first Internati

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#33 Turkey discovers biggest-ever natural gas reserve in Black Sea

Turkey discovers biggest-ever natural gas reserve in Black Sea

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on August 21, 2020 that Turkey has discovered 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas, the biggest-ever natural gas reserve in the Black Sea. The announcement was made during a televised address at Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace. The Turkish President

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#34 Farm Sector grows as GDP contracts for first time in India

Farm Sector grows as GDP contracts for first time in India

The National Statistical Office is to release its data for this quarter on August 31, 2020. According to the NSO officials, in spite of agricultural production going up in the country, the GDP is contracting. This is the first time India is witnessing fall in GDP in spite of agricultural production

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#35 India’s longest ropeway on Brahmaputra to open for public in Guwahati

India’s longest ropeway on Brahmaputra to open for public in Guwahati

Assam government will launch India’s longest ropeway over Brahmaputra river on August 24, 2020. The ropeway will connect Guwahati to North Guwahati.While making the announcement regarding the launch of the longest ropeway, the Assam government also informed that the service of ropeway will become

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#36 Indian Railways generate 6,40,000 days of work under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan

Indian Railways generate 6,40,000 days of work under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan

The Indian Railways have generated more than 6,40,000-man days under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan in six states. They are Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh.Till August 21, 2020, around 12,276 workers have been enrolled under Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan. The Indian Rai

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#37 Nuakhai Juhar Festival celebrated in Chhattisgarh and Odisha

Nuakhai Juhar Festival celebrated in Chhattisgarh and Odisha

Nuakhai Juhar festival was celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and other neighbouring states. It is celebrated to welcome the new crop of the season. It is also called Nuakhai Parab or Nuakahi Bhetghat.During the festival, food grains are worshipped. The locals organize dances and folk songs in their

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#38 ARIES Astronomers trace mystery behind dwarf galaxy

 ARIES Astronomers trace mystery behind dwarf galaxy

 The scientists at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observation Science (ARIES) has found dwarf galaxies that are forming new stars at the rate of 10-100 times more than that of Milky Way Galaxy. This however, according to the scientists do not last longer than a few tens of million years.These

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#39 Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed new Election Commissioner

Ex-finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed new Election Commissioner

Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the new Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind on August 21, 2020. The former finance secretary will be replacing Ashok Lavasa, who resigned earlier this week. Rajiv Kumar's appointment to the post will take effect on August 31, the day Lavasa leaves his off

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#40 Uttar Pradesh partners Israel to resolve Bundelkhand Water Crisis

Uttar Pradesh partners Israel to resolve Bundelkhand Water Crisis

Uttar Pradesh government has signed a ‘plan of cooperation’ with Israel government to resolve water crisis in Bundelkhand region. The partnership between the two governments seeks to address water crisis in drought hit regions of Bundelkhand. It will support regional farmers with latest farming

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#41 CCI approves proposed acquisition of C&S Electric by Siemens

CCI approves proposed acquisition of C&S Electric by Siemens

The proposed acquisition of C&S Electric Limited by Siemens Limited has received the approval of the Competition Commission of India (CCI). The proposed combination envisions acquisition of 100% of the share capital of C&S Electric Limited (C&S) by Siemens Limited (Siemens India).Siemens India suppl

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#42 Harsh Vardhan launches game on COVID-19 “The Corona Fighters”

Harsh Vardhan launches game on COVID-19 “The Corona Fighters”

 Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched a game on COVID-19 titled as “The Corona Fighters”. The game has been launched with a target to influence the players’ actions in the real world, reminding them to take the right precautions and escape infection. So, t

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#43 Former Indian cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan passes away

Former Indian cricketer Gopalaswamy Kasturirangan passes away

Former Cricketer, Administrator and Pitch Curator, Gopalaswamy Iyenger Kasturirangan passed away. He was born on 12th October 1930 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He began his career in the 1948-49 season representing Mysore in the Ranji Trophy and retired from first-class cricket after the 1962-63 season.G

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#44 HSBC India launches “Green Deposit Programme”

HSBC India launches “Green Deposit Programme”

A “Green Deposit Programme” has been launched by the HSBC India. The “green deposit programme” has been launched exclusively for corporate clients. Under this programme, the bank will use the deposits to finance green initiatives and environment friendly projects. With this, the deposit sche

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#45 Indian Coast Guard launches Interceptor Boat ‘ICGS C-454’

Indian Coast Guard launches Interceptor Boat ‘ICGS C-454’

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has launched an Interceptor Boat ‘ICGS C-454’ in Surat, Gujarat. The Interceptor Boat ‘ICGS C-454’ has been built by Larsen and Toubro and it has a maximum speed of 45 nautical miles or 83 kilometers per hour.The newly launched Interceptor Boat ‘ICGS C-454’ is a

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#46 “Ek Sankalp-Bujurgo ke naam” campaign in Madhya Pradesh

“Ek Sankalp-Bujurgo ke naam” campaign in Madhya Pradesh

The Chhatarpur Police of Madhya Pradesh has been running a campaign “Ek Sankalp-Bujurgo ke naam” in the midst of corona infection in the state. “Ek Sankalp-Bujurgo ke naam” i.e. ‘a commitment for elders’ is proving to be a boon for the elderly and helpless people living alone in homes du

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#47 IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with Switzerland-based HELP Logistics

IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with Switzerland-based HELP Logistics

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) with the Switzerland-based HELP Logistics. The partnership between the two entities seeks to produce humanitarian logistics in India and the region by offering consulting services as well as l

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#48 Arjun Munda Virtually Launched Trifood Project of TRIFED in Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh

Arjun Munda Virtually Launched Trifood Project of TRIFED in Raigad, Maharashtra and Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh

The Union Tribal Affairs Minister Shri Arjun Munda virtually launched the  “Trifood Project” of TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs on 20 August 2020 which aims to enhance the income of tribals through better utilization and value addition to the Minor Forest Produce (MFP) collected by the triba

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#49 Santosh Gangwar launches Logo of Labour Bureau

Santosh Gangwar launches Logo of Labour Bureau

 Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment, Santosh Gangwar has launched the official Logo of “Labour Bureau”. It displays the three goals that Labour Bureau aspires to achieve in producing quality data i.e. Accuracy, Validity and Reliability. It also indicates that the Labour Bureau is

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#50 India, Japan and Australia to launch “Supply Chain Resilience Initiative” to counter China

India, Japan and Australia to launch “Supply Chain Resilience Initiative” to counter China

The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative first proposed by Japan. The initiative aims to reduce the dependency in China. Japan is to be joined by India and Australia. It is a direct response to companies that are concerned about Chinese political behaviour and disruption to supply chain. Japan had alr

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