Cabinet approves MoU between India and UK on “Global Innovation Partnership”

What is the News? The Union Cabinet has given an ex-post facto approval for an agreement signed between India with the United Kingdom on Global Innovation Partnership. About Global Innovation Partnership: Firstly, Global Innovation Partnership has been launched by the Government of India and the UK. Secondly, the purpose of the GIP is to support Indian… Continue reading Cabinet approves MoU between India and UK on “Global Innovation Partnership”

“World food price index” reaches highest level since May 2014: FAO

What is the News? The Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) has released the World Food Price Index. According to the index, world food prices have increased for the 11th consecutive month in April. Further, the prices also hit their highest level since May 2014. About World Food Price Index: Firstly, the index was introduced in 1996.… Continue reading “World food price index” reaches highest level since May 2014: FAO

What is Facebook’s Oversight Board?

What is the News? Facebook’s Oversight Board has upheld Facebook’s decision to block the former-U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform. About Facebook’s Oversight Board: The Oversight Board was established in 2020 by Facebook. It is an independent body that helps Facebook figure out what content can be allowed on the platform and what ought… Continue reading What is Facebook’s Oversight Board?

GNAFC releases “Global Report on Food Crises 2021”

What is the News? Global Network Against Food Crises(GNAFC) has released the “Global Report on Food Crises 2021”. Key Findings: Firstly, more than 155 million people experienced acute food insecurity in 2020. This is an increase of 20 million as compared to 2019. Secondly, two-thirds of the people in acute food crisis levels were in… Continue reading GNAFC releases “Global Report on Food Crises 2021”

“India-UK Virtual Summit”

What is the News? Indian Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has held a Virtual Summit. Initiatives launched during the India-UK Virtual Summit: Comprehensive Roadmap 2030: The Roadmap 2030 was launched during the summit. The Road map aims to elevate India-UK ties to a ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership’ by 2030. Currently, India… Continue reading “India-UK Virtual Summit”

U.S. Clears Sale of “P-8I Patrol Aircraft” to India

What is the News? The US State Department has approved the proposal for the sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment to India. According to the estimations, the deal have cost India around $2.42 billion. About P-8I patrol aircraft: P-8I is a long-range, multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft. US-based manufacturer Boeing developed this aircraft.… Continue reading U.S. Clears Sale of “P-8I Patrol Aircraft” to India

India’s Oil Imports From OPEC Down To 20-Year Low

What is the News? The share of India’s oil imports from OPEC countries dropped to its lowest in at least 20 years in the fiscal year ending March 2021. India’s Oil Imports: India’s overall oil imports fell by nearly 12% in the Fiscal Year 2021 compared to the previous fiscal year. Of all those imports,… Continue reading India’s Oil Imports From OPEC Down To 20-Year Low

“Project Pyrasol” – A 2+2 project of Indo-German Science & Technology Centre

What is the News? CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai has inaugurated the Integrated Solar Dryer and Pyrolysis pilot plant. This plant and dryer focus on urban waste management. Also, this pyrolysis plant is the part of Indo-German project Pyrasol. About Project Pyrasol: Project Pyrasol is a part of the Indo-German Science & Technology Centre… Continue reading “Project Pyrasol” – A 2+2 project of Indo-German Science & Technology Centre

“Global Electric Vehicles Outlook 2021” released by IEA

What is the News? International Energy Agency(IEA) has released a report titled “Global Electric Vehicle Outlook Report,2021”. The Global EV Outlook(GEVO) is an annual report published by IEA. The report looks at the latest EV trends. Apart from that, it also looks at the drivers for road transport sector electrification around the world. Key Findings… Continue reading “Global Electric Vehicles Outlook 2021” released by IEA