Page-4 of Current Affairs - May, 2021

Additional benefits under ESIC & EPFO schemes for dependents of workers

Ministry of Labour and Employment has announced additional benefits for workers under ESIC and EPFO schemes for the dependents of workers passing away due to Covid-19 disease. Highlights Additional benefits will help in reducing fear and anxiety of workers about well-being of their family members because of increasing incidences of death. What was existing norm? ..

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YUVA – Prime Minister’s Scheme for mentoring young authors

Ministry of Education has launched “YUVA- Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors”. Highlights YUVA is an Author Mentorship programme which will train young and budding authors aged below 30 years to in order to promote reading, writing and book culture in India. It will also project India and Indian writings worldwide. About YUVA YUVA ..

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Government to discontinue Central Allocation of Remdesivir

According to Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, government has decided to discontinue Central Allocation of Remdesivir to States and directed National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Agency to monitor availability of Remdesivir in India. Highlights Minister highlights, production of Remdesivir has increased ten times from 33,000 vials per day in April 2021 to ..

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Second BRICS Sherpas’ meeting convened

The second BRICS Sherpas’ and Sous Sherpas’ meeting was conducted to discuss preparations for scheduled meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers on 1st June. Highlights The BRICS Sherpas’ and Sous Sherpas meeting was convened under India’s Chair-ship from 25th to 28th of May. During the meeting BRICS partners negotiated key deliverables for India’s char-ship at BRICS ..

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India- US discuss Vaccine Partnership

External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held a meeting in Washington on May 28, 2021. Highlights Both of them held a productive discussion on various aspects of bilateral cooperation and regional & global issues. They discussed Indo Pacific and Quad, Myanmar matter, Afghanistan matter and UNSC matters. Meeting also ..

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