With 9 new additions, registered Geographical Indications (GI) rise to 432

Source: The post is based on the article “With 9 new additions, registered Geographical Indications (GI) rise to 432” published in AIR on 20th December 2022 What is the News? Nine new items from various states of India such as Gamosa of Assam, Tandur Redgram of Telangana, Raktsey Karpo Apricot of Ladakh, Alibag White Onion… Continue reading With 9 new additions, registered Geographical Indications (GI) rise to 432

Ladakh gets its first-ever GI Tag to its Raktsey Karpo Apricot

Source: The post is based on the article “Ladakh gets its first-ever GI Tag to its Raktsey Karpo Apricot” published in AIR on 19th December 2022 What is the News? Ladakh got its first ever Geographical Indication (GI) Tag to its Raktsey Karpo Apricot. Apricot Production in Ladakh Ladakh is the biggest apricot producer in the… Continue reading Ladakh gets its first-ever GI Tag to its Raktsey Karpo Apricot

Paris Club proposes 10-year moratorium on Sri Lankan debt

Source: The post is based on the article “Paris Club proposes 10-year moratorium on Sri Lankan debt” published in AIR on 5th December 2022 What is the News? The Paris Club has proposed a 10-year moratorium on Sri Lankan debt and another 15 years of debt restructuring as a formula to resolve the Sri Lankan… Continue reading Paris Club proposes 10-year moratorium on Sri Lankan debt

Divya Kala Mela; an event to showcase the products and craftsmanship of Divyang artisans

Source: The post is based on the article “Divya Kala Mela; an event to showcase the products and craftsmanship of Divyang artisans” published in AIR on 3rd December 2022. What is the News? The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has inaugurated the Divya Kala Mela in Kartavya Path at India Gate, Delhi. What… Continue reading Divya Kala Mela; an event to showcase the products and craftsmanship of Divyang artisans

Army Organizes Walong Mela in continuation of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong

Source: The post is based on the article “Army Organizes Walong Mela in continuation of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong” published in AIR on 10th November 2022. What is the News? Indian Army organized Walong Mela in continuation of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong. What is the Battle of Walong?… Continue reading Army Organizes Walong Mela in continuation of Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong

President inaugurates 7th India Water Week

Source: The post is based on the article “President inaugurates 7th India Water Week” published in AIR on 1st November 2022. What is the News? The President of India inaugurated the 7th edition of India Water Week(IWW) at the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.  What is India Water Week(IWW) 2022? Organized by:… Continue reading President inaugurates 7th India Water Week

PM virtually addresses Plenary Session of 7th Eastern Economic Forum

Source: The post is based on the article “PM virtually addresses Plenary Session of 7th Eastern Economic Forum” published in AIR on 7th September 2022 What is the News? The Prime Minister of India has virtually addressed the Plenary Session of the 7th Eastern Economic Forum. What are the key highlights from the PM’s address… Continue reading PM virtually addresses Plenary Session of 7th Eastern Economic Forum

Shumang Leela, the traditional form of theatre celebrated in All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 in Imphal

Source: The post is based on the article “Shumang Leela, the traditional form of theatre celebrated in All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 in Imphal” published in AIR on 1st September 2022. What is the News? The 50th All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 has started at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen at Palace Compound in… Continue reading Shumang Leela, the traditional form of theatre celebrated in All Manipur Shumang Leela Festival 2021-2022 in Imphal

India nominates Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list

Source: The post is based on the article “India nominates Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list” published in AIR on 24th August 2022. What is the News? India has nominated the dance form Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. If approved, it will become the first intangible cultural… Continue reading India nominates Garba to be inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list

PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission in Valsad district of Gujarat

Source: The post is based on the article “PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission in Valsad district of Gujarat” published in AIR on 5th August 2022. What is the News? The Prime Minister of India inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects of the Shrimad Rajchandra… Continue reading PM inaugurates and lays foundation stone of various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission in Valsad district of Gujarat

Azaadi SAT: ISRO to send Small Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota

Source: The post is based on the article “ISRO to send Small Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota” published in AIR on 6th August 2022. What is the News? The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) is all set to launch a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle(SSLV) from Sriharikota.  The vehicle will carry an Earth Observation Satellite named EOS-02… Continue reading Azaadi SAT: ISRO to send Small Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota

Union Minister moves Weapons of Mass Destruction Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha

Source: The post is based on the article “Union Minister moves Weapons of Mass Destruction Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha” published in AIR on 19th July 2022. What is the News? The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022 was introduced in Rajya Sabha. What is the… Continue reading Union Minister moves Weapons of Mass Destruction Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha

Govt formulates NAMASTE scheme for cleaning of sewers, septic tank:MoS for Housing and Urban Affairs in Rajya Sabha

Source: The post is based on the article “Govt formulates NAMASTE scheme for cleaning of sewers, septic tank:MoS for Housing and Urban Affairs in Rajya Sabha” published in AIR on 18th July 2022. What is the News? The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs has said that the Government has formulated a NAMASTE… Continue reading Govt formulates NAMASTE scheme for cleaning of sewers, septic tank:MoS for Housing and Urban Affairs in Rajya Sabha

Gujarat becomes first State in the country to launch Balika Panchayat

What is the News? Gujarat is the first state in the country to launch Balika Panchayat.  What is Balika Panchayat? It is a unique initiative of the Gujarat Government under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. Aim: 1) To promote the social and political development of the girls, 2) To ensure their active participation of… Continue reading Gujarat becomes first State in the country to launch Balika Panchayat

PM launches global initiative ‘Lifestyle for the Environment- LiFE Movement

What is the News? The Prime Minister has launched a global initiative ‘Lifestyle for the Environment – LiFE Movement’. What is Lifestyle for the Environment – LiFE Movement? The idea of LiFE was introduced by the Prime Minister during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in 2021. Aim:… Continue reading PM launches global initiative ‘Lifestyle for the Environment- LiFE Movement

ICCR’s Gen Next Democracy Network programme concludes

What is the News? Ten day’s Gen Next Democracy Network programme of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR) has concluded. What is Gen Next Democracy Network programme? Launched by: Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR). Under the programme, youth from democratic countries come to India to get acquainted with India’s heritage, culture and functioning of Indian democracy.… Continue reading ICCR’s Gen Next Democracy Network programme concludes

Axiom-1 Mission: SpaceX capsule carrying 3 paying customers, former NASA astronaut arrives at International Space Station

What is the News? The first-ever private mission to the International Space Station (ISS) named Axiom-1 has reached the ISS. What is the Axiom-1 Mission? Axiom Mission 1(Ax-1) is the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.  Organized by: US Based company Axiom Space. Launched from: The mission was launched from NASA’s Kennedy… Continue reading Axiom-1 Mission: SpaceX capsule carrying 3 paying customers, former NASA astronaut arrives at International Space Station

RBI proposes to make card-less cash withdrawal facility available across all banks, ATM networks using UPI

What is the News? Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has proposed to make cardless cash withdrawal facilities available at all ATMs, irrespective of banks, through the Unified Payment Interface(UPI). What is a cardless cash withdrawal facility? The cardless cash withdrawal facility does not require bank customers to use their debit or credit cards while withdrawing cash… Continue reading RBI proposes to make card-less cash withdrawal facility available across all banks, ATM networks using UPI

75 Digital Banking Units in different districts to be set up in consumer- friendly manner: Minister

What is the News? In the Union Budget 2022, the Finance Minister has proposed setting up 75 digital banking units (DBUs) in 75 districts across India through scheduled commercial banks. What are Digital Banking Units (DBUs)? Simply put, digital banking involves taking all traditional banking activity online — doing away with paperwork like cheques, pay-in… Continue reading 75 Digital Banking Units in different districts to be set up in consumer- friendly manner: Minister

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: IHRS Indian organisation founded in London on 18 Feb, 1905

What is the news? Under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Government of India organised an event to recall the foundation of Indian Home Rule Society (IHRS). What is Indian Home Rule Society (IHRS)? Indian Home Rule Society (IHRS) was founded in 1905 in London. Founded by: It was founded by Shyamji Krishna Varma with support… Continue reading Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: IHRS Indian organisation founded in London on 18 Feb, 1905

Explained: Chauri Chaura incident that led Mahatma Gandhi to halt the Non-cooperation movement

What is the news? The Prime Minister inaugurated the Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations and released a postage stamp to mark the completion of the hundred years of Chauri Chaura incident. What is the Chauri Chaura Incident? The Chauri Chaura incident occurred on 4th Feb,1922 at Chauri Chaura in the Gorakhpur district of the United Province,… Continue reading Explained: Chauri Chaura incident that led Mahatma Gandhi to halt the Non-cooperation movement

Bilateral trade between India, China crosses 125 billion USD in 2021

What is the News? The bilateral trade between India and China has crossed 125 billion USD in 2021. What is the Data on Bilateral Trade between India and China? The two-way trade between India and China in 2021 stood at 125.66 billion USD, up 43.3% from 2020. India was China’s 15th largest trade partner in… Continue reading Bilateral trade between India, China crosses 125 billion USD in 2021

CBSE announces holding of 27th edition of National Conference of Sahodaya School Complexes

What is the News? The Central Board of School Education(CBSE) has announced the holding of the 27th edition of the National Conference of Sahodaya School Complex. What is the Sahodaya School Complex Concept? Sahodaya School Complex is a concept literally meaning ‘rising together’. This concept was first mooted by the Education Commission,1966. The National Policy… Continue reading CBSE announces holding of 27th edition of National Conference of Sahodaya School Complexes

Parliament passes National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021

What is the news? Parliament has passed the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021. About National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 The Bill seeks to amend the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Act, 1998.  Aim: To ​​accord the status of ‘institute of national importance’ to… Continue reading Parliament passes National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021