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UNESCO Awards 4 Indian Sites Chosen For UNESCO Awards

Four sites from India have been chosen for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation announced in Penang, Malaysia on October 14, 2019. The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation awards were announced marking the 20 years of its inception. The four winners from India, include: Award of Distinction for Vikram Sarabhai Library, […]

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SUMAN Initiative Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan(SUMAN) Initiative for Quality Health Care

During the 13th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare under Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched the Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan, SUMAN Initiative. The primary focus of the initiative is to provide dignified, respectful and quality health care free of cost for every women and newborn infant […]

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Learning Programme Dhruv DHRUV – Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme

The HRD Ministry has launched a 14-day learning programme called the ‘Dhruv’ Initiative to with an objective to identify and enrich the knowledge and skills of talented children from districts all across the country. Under this programme, 60 students, 30 each from Science and Arts discipline have been selected in the first batch who will […]

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India Placed At 68th Position in the Global Competitiveness Index 2019

India has slipped down 10 places to be placed at 68th rank in the recently published Global Competitiveness Index 2019 by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The slide was witnessed largely due to the improvements achieved by several other economies. Most glaring being, Singapore replacing the USA as the world’s most competitive economy. India is […]

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Nobel Prize for Physics Awarded to TRIO for Their Work on Universe

Why in News? Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on October 8, 2019 won the Nobel Physics Prize for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and earth’s place in the cosmos. About the Discovery Peebles won one-half of the prize for theoretical discoveries that […]

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Prakash Portal PRAKASH Portal – All You Need To Know

The Central Government recently launched a web portal ‘PRAKASH’ (Power Rail Koyla Availability through Supply Harmony). The Portal is designed to help in mapping and monitoring entire coal supply chain for power plants. The Portal aims at bringing better coordination for coal supplies among all stake holders i.e. Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal, Coal […]

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The Gandhian Challenge The Gandhian Challenge for School Children

Why in News? On the occasion of the 150th birth of anniversary of ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and UNICEF India including Generation Unlimited, have launched the ‘Gandhian Challenge’. About the programme This is an innovation challenge which is tend to provide every child of the […]

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India-Bangladesh Relation India-Bangladesh Relation – Loss & Gains

Bangladesh Supreme, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to make her first official visit to India post the general elections in Bangladesh (December 2018) this month. She will also be addressing the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit followed by the bilateral visit. Under Sheikh Hasina as the Bangladesh PM, both the countries are primed […]

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Arogya Manthan Arogya Manthan – One Year of PMJAY

Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be presiding over the valedictory function of ‘Arogya Manthan’ in New Delhi. About the Event Arogya Manthan is a two-day event being organized by National Health Authority to mark the completion of one year of Ayushman Bharat, PM-JAY (Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana). PM Modi presiding over […]

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SEQI School Education Quality Index (SEQI)

Why in News? The School Education Quality Index (SEQI) Report has been launched by NITI Aayog. The Index has ranked 20 Indian states on the basis of the quality of school education imparted. Highlights of the Index NITI Aayog has prepared this report based on the 2016-17 data. As per the reports, Kerala is in […]

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