Page-21 of Current Affairs - December, 2019

PM Modi attends centenary celebrations of ASSOCHAM

On December 20, 2019, PM Modi addressed the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi. The event was organized to commemorate 100 years of ASSOCHAM. The event was organized under the theme Theme: New India Aspiring for 5 trillion USD ASSOCHAM The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) is the ..

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India’s first ever fresh vegetable export to Dubai by Sea Route

On December 20, 2019, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) sent its first trial shipment of fresh vegetables from Varanasi to Dubai by sea route. APEDA is the organization under Ministry of Commerce and Industry that promotes export of agricultural and processed food products from India. Highlights APEDA sent 14 Metric ..

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Railways Ministry signs MoU with University of Birmingham for establishing Centre of Excellence

National Rail Transport Institute (NRTI) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Birmingham in Rail Bhawan, New Delhi to set up its first Centre of Excellence for Next Generation Transportation Systems. NRTI is a deemed to be university under Union Ministry of Railways. Key Highlights Indian Railways is a founding partner of this ..

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IIT-H fellow launches Vaccination On Wheels in collaboration with Gates Foundation

Jigneh Patel, a fellow at Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) at Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has launched a ‘Vaccination on Wheels Clinic’ in Pune city’s PCMC area, Maharashtra. The one of its kind service has been started in collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He had received a grant for the service ..

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NITI Aayog Draft Roadmap to stabilise population, family planning and birth rate

NITI Aayog is currently working on a draft roadmap that aims at creating a vision for the country to help stabilize population, birth rate and family planning. In order to achieve this, on December 20, 2019, NITI Aayog along with Population Foundation of India organized a consultative meeting with senior officials, subject matter experts. The ..

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