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NPL scientists develop ink to stop fake passports and currency notes

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and National Physical Laboratory (NPL) developed an ink to combat the problem of fake printing of passports and counterfeiting of currency notes. The ink has a new security feature o protecting itself against duplicity ContentsKey facts of the discoveryWhy the new ink?Fluorescence and Phosphorescence Key facts of Read More…

24 December: National Consumer Day

Every year 24 December is observed as National Consumer Day, to highlight the importance of consumer movement as well as the need to make every consumer more aware of their rights and responsibilities. Theme of National Consumer Day 2019 is- ‘Alternate Consumer Grievance/Dispute Redressal’. ContentsAbout National Consumer DayKey Highlights About National Consumer Day Why 24 Read More…

SEBI signs pact with Kazakhstan’s AFSA for mutual co-operation 

Markets regulator SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kazakhstan-based Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) for mutual co-operation and technical assistance. The MoU was signed by SEBI Chairman Ajay Tyagi and the acting chief executive officer (CEO) of AFSA Mukhtar Bubeyev. ContentsKey HighlightsAbout Securities and Exchange Read More…

NASVI, FSSAI to jointly organise National Street Food Festival 

The National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) and food regulator FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) are jointly organising National Street Food Festival (NSFF) at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi during 25-29 December 2019. This year is the 11th edition of National Street Food Festival. Ever since its inception Read More…

Major Anoop Mishra awarded Army Design Bureau Excellence Award

Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat felicitated Major Anoop Mishra with prestigious Army Design Bureau (ADB) Excellence Award for indigenously developing ‘Sarvatra Kavach’, a bulletproof jacket that can provide protection against various ammunition including that from sniper steel bullets. Maj. Anoop is presently posted as Instructor at College of Military Engineering, Pune and was among Read More…

IAF Chief to visit Egypt for bilateral talks

The Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhaduria will embark a four-day visit to Egypt starting on December 24, 2019. The aim of the visit is to strengthen long-standing relations between India and Egypt. ContentsHighlightsIndia-EgyptWhy is Defence ties with Egypt important?India-Egypt Exercises Highlights During his visit, the chief has scheduled to visit operational and training establishments Read More…

Senior diplomat Harsh Vardhan Shringla to be new Foreign Secretary

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Harsh Vardhan Shringla, currently serving as India’s ambassador to United States (US), as the next foreign secretary. He is likely to take over will take over as next Foreign Secretary soon after Republic Day, 2020 i.e. on 29 January for a two-year tenure. HV Read More…

Oxygen Parlour opened at Nashik Railway Station to combat Air Pollution

In a unique initiative to battle rising air pollution in cities, Indian Railways has opened an ‘Oxygen Parlour’ at Nashik railway station in Maharashtra. The initiative seeks to provide an experience of breathing clean air to the commuters. About ‘Oxygen Parlour’ It has been set up by Indian Railways in collaboration with Airo Guard, a Read More…