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CSIR and CNRS, France inks MoU for Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India’s Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), and France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) to establish a framework for cooperation between two institutes towards promotion and support of scientific and technological research. ContentsHighlights of MoUAbout National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), FranceAbout Council of Scientific Read More…

ICC Annual Awards: Ellyse Perry Wins Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry as the winner of Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year. The 29-year-old has also been named as ICC Women’s ODI Player of Year. ContentsAbout Ellyse Perry2019 Winners About Ellyse Perry The Australian star Ellyse Perry won Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for Read More…

International Astronomical Union names a star after Indian Woman Scientist

On December 17, 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) named a white yellow star in Sextans Constellation as “Bhibha” and its planet as “Santamasa” ContentsHighlightsBhibha starPi Meson Highlights The star has been named Bhibha honoring Indian Woman Scientist Bhibha Choudhury who discovered subatomic particle pi-meson. Bhibha means a bright beam of light in Bengali. The Read More…

ADB issues $250 million loan to India to expand energy efficiency investments

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a US $250 million loan agreement with Government of India to provide loan to public sector company Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) so as to expand energy efficiency investments in India that will benefit agricultural, institutional and residential consumers. Earlier, in 2016, ADB had approved a US $200 million Read More…

NITI Aayog: Plans to include eggs, chicken and fish in PDS supply

The GoI think tank Niti Aayog on December 18, 2019, announced that it is considering options to include fish, chicken and eggs in the PDS (Public Distribution System). The move is expected to be included in Niti Aayog’s 15-year Vision Document to be published in 2020 and be effective from April 1, 2020. ContentsHighlightsSignificanceNITI Aayog Read More…

GoI flagship scheme, AMRUT extended by 2 years

On December 18, 2019, the Government of India extended the deadline of its flagship scheme AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) by two more years. The mission was launched in 2015 by PM Modi promising 139 lakh water connections and 145 lakh sewer connections by March 2020. The expenditure of the mission was Read More…

CBI officer B. P. Raju wins India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019 award

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer B P Raju was awarded the ‘India Cyber Cop of the Year 2019’ during the Annual Information Security Summit held at Gurgaon, Haryana. He won the award for investigating and cracking a fraud case in an online entrance exam conducted by an engineering college in Rajasthan. ContentsKey HighlightsAbout Data Read More…

MSME Minister launches ‘Khadi Rumal’ stitched by militancy affected women of J&K

Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkari launched the sale of ‘Khadi Rumal’ stitched by militancy affected women of Nagrota town of Jammu and Kashmir. The aim is to provide employment to the women in the terrorist affected areas as  well as create employment opportunities for militancy affected families of J&K. Read More…