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WORLD ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: IMF

The latest edition of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook has raised its Financial Year (FY) 2021 growth forecast for India to 12.5% from 11.5% estimated earlier in January 2021. Indian economy is expected to grow by 12.5% in 2021 and 6.9% in 2022. In 2020, India’s economy …

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INTERIM APPOINTMENTS FOR CBI DIRECTOR

Recently, the Supreme Court told the government that interim appointments to the post of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) Director cannot go on. A petition was filed in the Court, objecting to the appointment of interim CBI Director following the retirement of the regular CBI director. The government had failed …

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CHENAB BRIDGE

Recently, Indian Railways completed the arch closure of the iconic Chenab Bridge in Jammu & Kashmir. About Chenab Bridge: It is the world’s highest railway bridge and is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project (USBRL). The Project was declared as a Project of National Importance in March 2002. This …

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Minimum Support Price

After the recent orders from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), the farm unions warned that the Centre’s insistence on direct payment of Minimum Support Price (MSP) could derail the crop procurement process. Direct Payment of Minimum Support Price (MSP): The Centre wants to make direct online MSP payment to …

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Integrated Health Information Platform

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP), that is the next generation highly refined version of the presently used Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP). IIHP is an advanced disease surveillance system. It will track 33 diseases (as compared to the earlier 18 …

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National Maritime Day 2021

Recently, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways celebrated the 58th National Maritime Day (5th April). Maritime India Vision-2030, was also discussed at the occasion. National Maritime Day is celebrated every year on 5th April to commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian flag merchant vessel ‘S.S LOYALTY’ from …

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SANKALP SE SIDDHI

The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has launched “Sankalp se Siddhi” – Village and Digital Connect Drive. The main aim of this drive is to activate the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras (VDVKs) in the villages. Sankalp se Siddhi Drive: The drive …

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Multilateral Maritime Exercise La Perouse

Indian Navy Ships INS Satpura and INS Kiltan alongwith P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft are participating, for the first time in multilateral maritime exercise La Pérouse, being conducted in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region from 5th to 7th April 2021. Post conduct of La Perouse, the Indo-French Naval exercise …

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International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

Every year, 21st March, is observed as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The day calls for solidarity against racism and racial discrimination. The United Nation General Assembly in October 1966 proclaimed 21st March as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to be commemorated annually. …

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