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“Jadeite Stone” mining Landslide in Myanmar

The landslide at the jade stone mining site, Hpakant in Myanmar killed more than 100. Hpakant is the largest jade mine in the world where the landslide occured. Myanmar Jade stone trade is more than 30 billion USD per year. Jade Trade The Jadeite deposits found in Myanmar are of the highest quality in the ..

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GoI launches “Urban Forest” system

On July 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar inaugurate urban forest at Comptroller Auditor General Office in Delhi. Highlights Around 1200 saplings of 59 indigenous species were planted. The main objective of the initiative is to reduce pollution in Delhi. About Urban Forest The uniqueness of the forest ..

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GoI launches Drug Discovery Hackathon for COVID-19

On July 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Minister of HRD Ramesh Pokhriyal launched “Drug Discovery Hackathon”, 2020. Highlights The event was jointly launched by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The event was inaugurated virtually. ..

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Official Logo launched to celebrate Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year of DST

The Secretary of Department of Science and Technology launched the official logo to celebrate the Golden Jubilee Commemoration Year of DST. Highlights The DST was established in May 3, 1971. The department is observing a Golden Jubilee Commemoration year between the period May 3, 1971 and May 2, 2021. About DST The DST operates under ..

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Governing Council Meet of National Productivity Council held

The 49th Governing Council Meeting of the National Productivity Council was chaired by Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal. Highlights The meet of the National Productivity Council operating under DPIIT (Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) was held through video conferencing. The meet was attended by more than 180 participants. This ..

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