Karnataka approves New Information Technology Policy

On September 3, 2020, Karnataka cabinet approved a new Information Technology Policy, 2020. The policy will help the state to increase its contribution in achieving its goal of 1 trillion USD. Also, the policy will help the state to create six million jobs. The policy is to be executed between 2020 and 2025. Highlights The Read More…

Germany launches Indo-Pacific Strategy

The current European Union President and the largest economy of Europe, Germany launched Indo-Pacific strategy. It was launched with India. Highlights The strategy has several indirect references to Chinese behaviour in the Indo-Pacific region. Germany has also suggested to play a key role in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Read More…

GoI: Currently working on rejuvenation of 13 rivers

On September 3, 2020, the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the centre is working rejuvenation of 13 rivers. The minister announced this on the occasion of celebration of “Cauvery Calling” movement. Highlights The 13 rivers that are under rejuvenation are Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Yamuna, Luni, Narmada, Godavari, Cauvery, Krishna, Mahanadi, and Brahmaputra. Read More…

What is Secretive Special Frontier Force of Indian Army?

The Special Frontier Force is also called Establishment 22. The commandos in the force are drawn from Tibetan refugees who took shelter in India after the Tibetan uprising. Highlights The SFF was founded in 1962 while Indo-China war was drawing close. The troopers in the force were initially trained by IB, RAW and even CIA. Read More…

UNEP report: Changes in food systems mandatory to boost Climate Action and achieve NDCs

The United Nations Environment Programme recently released a report, “Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions for Food Systems”. According to the report, adding diet and food loss to climate change shall improve mitigation and adaptation contributions towards food systems by 25%. Highlights The report says that food loss has been ignored widely. The Sustainable Development Goals can Read More…