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India-Nepal Task Force for Hydropower Project

On February 24, 2022, India and Nepal agreed to set up a joint task force on “proposal to construct a hydropower project” from investments of both the countries. Highlights The task force will have maximum three members from both the countries. Agreement was signed at the 9th meeting of Nepal-India Energy Secretary-Level Joint Steering Committee in Kathmandu. ..

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Tropical Cyclone Emnati

Cyclone Emnati wreaked havoc on Madagascar. It made landfall just north of the south-eastern district of Manakara. Overview: The storm, which passed just north of the Indian Ocean islands of Reunion and Mauritius, had slightly weakened by the time it approached Madagascar’s eastern coast, but it still had winds of roughly 100 km/h with gusts ..

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Russian-Ukraine Crisis: India’s Stand in UNSC Draft Resolution

India abstained from a United Nations Security Council resolution sponsored by the United States that strongly condemned Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. India stated that discussion is the only way to resolve differences and issues, and expressed regret that diplomacy was abandoned. Overview: Russia, chaired the meeting as it holds the presidency for the month of ..

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First Plant-Derived COVID Vaccine

The first country in the world that has authorized the use of a plant-based COVID-19 vaccine is Canada. The two-dose vaccine of Medicago can be given to adults who are aged between 18 to 64, but little data is available on the shots received by people aged 65 and above. Overview: The decision to authorize ..

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Russia-Ukraine Invasion- Impact on India

On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine, which was termed as “full-scale invasion” by Ukrainian foreign minister. Highlights US President Joe Biden called this move of Russia “an unprovoked and unjustified attack”. The US & its allies have been responding to Russian invasion by imposing sanctions on Russia. ..

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Cabinet Committee on Security discusses Russia-Ukraine Crisis

On February 24, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over a crucial meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to discuss the crisis led by Russia’s military operations in Ukraine. Key Points Modi also spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on this issue. Meeting was held on a day when global Brent crude oil increased to more ..

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