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World Happiness Report 2019

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network has released the World Happiness Report 2019. The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranks the world’s 156 countries on “how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be”. Read More…

Social Media Platforms Present Voluntary Code of Ethics

Social media platforms and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) presented a ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics for the General Election 2019 to the Election Commission of India. Voluntary Code of Ethics The code aims to identify measures that the platforms can take to increase confidence in the electoral process to safeguard against misuse Read More…

RBI Governor bats for Permanent Status to Finance Commission

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das called for permanent status to Finance Commission.  RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is also the member of the fifteenth finance commission. Necessity of the Permanent Status The permanent status will ensure consistencies between finance commissions so that there is some certainty in the flow of funds to states. Read More…

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. ContentsComponents of the MoUInsolvency and Bankruptcy Code Components of the MoU Sharing of information between the two parties. Read More…