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Military Farms

Indian Army Formally Closes Down Military Farms. Military Farms were set up with sole requirement of supplying hygienic cow’s milk to troops billeted in various garrisons across British India. First Military farm was raised on 01 Feb 1889 at Allahabad. After independence Military Farms flourished with 30,000 heads of cattle …

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Small Savings Instruments

The government has sharply slashed the rates on all small savings instruments for the first quarter of 2021-22. It has brought the rate of return on the Public Provident Fund down from 7.1% to 6.4% and effecting cuts ranging from 40 basis points (0.4%) to 110 basis points (1.1%) through …

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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Unescap

A report ‘Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2021: Towards post-Covid-19 resilient economies’ has recently been released by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). According to the report, India is estimated to record an economic growth of 7% in 2021-22, …

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Phaltan-Pune Demu Train

 Union Minister Prakash Javadekar flagged off DEMU train from Phaltan to Pune via Lonand on 30.3.2021 through video conferencing. Phaltan is a town, a taluka and a municipal council in Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The town is about 59 kilometres northeast of the city of Satara …

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Vajra Prahar 2021

The 11th edition of Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise VAJRA PRAHAR was conducted at Special Forces Training School located at Bakloh, HP in March 2021. The joint exercise by the Special Forces of both the countries is conducted alternatively between India and the United States. Objective is to share the …

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World Immunisation and Logistics Summit

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally participated in a panel discussion on vaccine production and distribution across Asia at the “World Immunisation and Logistics Summit”. Important points: The HOPE Consortium’s World Immunisation & Logistics Summit opened on March 30, 2021 to enhance collaboration in the …

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Digha & Kankarbagh Sewage Projects

Financing agreements for developing STPs and Sewerage network for Digha and Kankarbagh zones of Patna were signed between DK Sewage Project Pvt Ltd (a subsidiary of VA Tech Wahagh) and PFS. Important points: The scope of the project includes development of Sewage Treatment Plants of 150 MLD capacity along with …

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Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector

NITI Aayog Releases Report ‘Investment Opportunities in India’s Healthcare Sector’. Important points: The report outlines the range of investment opportunities in various segments of India’s healthcare sector, including hospitals, medical devices and equipment, health insurance, telemedicine, home healthcare and medical value travel. India’s healthcare industry has been growing at a …

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Nacaduba Sinhala Ramaswamii Sadasivan

A group of lepidopterists have found a new butterfly species in India. Important points: The discovery of the species Nacaduba sinhala ramaswamii Sadasivan, 2021 in the Agasthyamalais in the Western Ghats a decade ago has now found place in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The new taxon of Lycaenid butterflies …

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Wind Power Capacity

The Global Wind Report, 2021 has been released by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Important points: The world’s capacity to generate electricity from wind jumped 53 per cent in 2020. A total 93 gigawatts (GW) capacity was installed in the year. But this growth is not sufficient for the world …

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