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FAO rings alarm about rising Crop-damaging armyworms in Asia

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has expressed concerns over the increasing menace of Crop-damaging armyworms in Asia. Concerns Expressed by FAO Farming in several Asian countries is under threat from a type of crop-damaging insects that have munched their way from the Americas and across Africa. These flying insects arrived in India in July Read More…

Amendments to the Indian Forest Act 1927

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has finalised the first draft of the comprehensive amendments to the Indian Forest Act, 1927. The amendments provide definitions to important terms that were missing from the law. Features of the Amendments The draft amendment defines community as “a group of persons specified on the Read More…

Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships

Union Ministry of Commerce and Industries had organised a  Conclave on India-Africa Project Partnerships in association with Confederation of Indian Industry and EXIM Bank of India. The conclave is held every year since its inception in 2005 brings together senior Ministers, policymakers, officials, business leaders, bankers, technologists, start-up entrepreneurs and other professionals from India and Read More…

Mitra Shakti VI

India and Sri Lanka will conduct joint military exercise Mitra Shakti VI from 26 March to 8 April at Sri Lanka. Features of Mitra Shakti 2018-19 At the Military Exercise Mitra Shakti VI India would be represented by the Bihar Regiment. Gemunu Watch Battalion of Sri Lankan Army will be representing the Sri Lankan side. Read More…

IBBI and SEBI sign pact for Effective Implementation of IBC

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assist and co-operate with each other for the effective implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Components of the MoU Sharing of information between the two parties. Sharing of resources available with Read More…

Hayabusa2 probes Asteroid Ryugu

Japanese spacecraft, Hayabusa2 has surveyed the asteroid Ryugu’s surface and landed multiple robotic probes on its rocky terrain. The findings of the probe are: Asteroid Ryugu is far drier than expected. Ryugu is quite young (by asteroid standards), at around 100 million years old, this suggests its parent body was much largely devoid of water, too. Ryugu Read More…

Special Stamps on Ice Stupa Released

India Post released a special stamp cover on Ice Stupa in Leh at an event in the presence of Himalayan Institute of Alternatives Ladakh founder Sonam Wangchuk who spearheaded the Ice Stupa initiative. Ice Stupa Ice Stupas refer to the artificial glaciers which freeze and hold the water that keeps flowing and wasting away down the Read More…

Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019 by Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit has released the report of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019. Findings of the Survey For the first time in its 30-year history, three cities have been accorded the title of the world’s most expensive city in the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit. Singapore which Read More…