India mulls new group of 8-10 countries in WTO

India is considering bringing together group of 8-10 member countries of World Trade Organisation (WTO) to prepare agenda for creation of conducive atmosphere to ensure smooth functioning of the global trade body. Key Facts It would be an informal group within WTO, which may also include nations like Brazil, China, South Africa, China, Indonesia and Read More…

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2nd India-US colloquium on Earth Observations & Sciences for Society, Economy inaugurated

The second edition India-US colloquium on Earth Observations and Sciences for Society and Economy was inaugurated at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Dona Paula, Goa. The colloquium is being organised by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)-NIO and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Key Facts The colloquium Read More…

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Government launches Rail Madad app to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal

The Union Ministry of Railways has launched Rail MADAD (Mobile Application for Desired Assistance During travel) Application to expedite and streamline passenger grievance redressal. The application was launched inline with Union Government’s Digital India Initative. Rail Madad app The app for the first time completely digitized the Complaint management system. It integrates RPGRAMS (Railway Passenger Read More…

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WHO commends India for reducing maternal mortality ratio by 77%

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended India’s progress in reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by 77%, from 556 per 10000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 10000 live births in 2016. This progress puts India on track towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of MMR below 70 by 2030. India’s present MMR Read More…

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CSIR lab to give technology for India’s first indigenous Lithium Ion Battery project

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) lab has signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with RAASI Solar Power Pvt Ltd for transfer of technology for India’s first Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery project. The agreement was signed by CSIR’s Central Electro Chemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. Key Facts CSIR-CECRI has developed indigenous technology of Read More…

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