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Milk Price Rise in India

On December 14, 2019, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Amul) and Mother Dairy (owned by National Diary Development Board) increased MRP (Maximum Retail Prices) of their pouched milk by Rs 2 per litre. ContentsWhy the price rise?Earlier price rises Why the price rise? The two main reasons behind the price hike is partly structural and Read More…

CII organizes “Steeling India-2019”

On December 16, 2019, the Confederation of Indian Industry organized “Steeling India 2019” conference, a drive to increase metal intensity in key sectors. Union Minister for Steel, Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan participated in the conference. ContentsHighlightsSignificance Highlights The session focused on key industries namely automobile, infrastructure, railway, water, irrigation and housing. It Read More…

ITBP becomes first among CAPF to launch a matrimonial site for its staff

In a first of its kind move, the border guarding paramilitary force of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has started a dedicated matrimonial site for its staff. This is the first -ever dedicated and well-managed matrimony portal among Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF). A link for the unique portal was launched on 9 December on the Read More…

Vijay Diwas celebrated across India

On December 16, 2019, India commemorated its victory over Pakistan in the war of 1971. India fought against Pakistan helping Bangladesh obtain its freedom and won the war. On the very same day, Bangladesh celebrates its independence. ContentsHighlights1971 warNRC and the war Highlights In order to commemorate India’s victory and to pay tribute to the Read More…

What is Disha Act, the new law of Andhra Pradesh?

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has recently passed the Andhra Pradesh Disha Bill, 2019 (now, Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2019). Disha is the name given to the veterinarian who was raped and murdered in Hyderabad on 27 November and sparked an outrage across country. Recently, Delhi Commission of Women Chief Swati Maliwal has Read More…

Gujarat becomes 7th state to receive President Colours

The Gujarat police was presented the ‘President’s Colours’ by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu at a ceremony held in Karai Police Academy in Gandhi Nagar on 15 December 2019. Gujarat now becomes the seventh state to receive the prestigious President’s Colours, also called as Nishaan, an emblem which all police officers of Gujarat would wear on Read More…

UN Climate Summit concludes

The longest climate talks in the history of United Nations that was held in Madrid, Spain, ended on December 15, 2019. The climate summit ended without crucial agreement on carbon market rules of the Paris Agreement. ContentsHighlightsArticle 6 of Paris AgreementIssue Highlights The key issues that was aimed to get resolved at the summit was Read More…

15 December: International Tea Day

International Tea Day is observed every year on 16 December since 2005. The day is celebrated in tea producing nations such as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Malaysia. ContentsAbout International Tea DayMay 21: Now International Tea DayWhat FAO IGG on Tea? About International Tea Day Objective: To draw Read More…