Page-50 of Current Affairs - November, 2021

India-World Bank sign MoU to strengthen health systems in Meghalaya

Indian government and the World Bank have signed MoU for a $40 million project for improving the quality of health services in Meghalaya. Key Points This MoU will strengthen the capacity of state to handle future health emergencies like covid-19 pandemic. Project is dubbed as “Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project”. Significance of the project Project ..

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Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: November 2, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for November 2, 2021 INDIA – Developed nations failed to meet yearly $100 billion support goal: Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said at the international climate conference COP 26 in Glasgow on behalf of the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) group of countries – 4 ..

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Punjab to begin Census of Indus River Dolphin

The state of Punjab is set to start the Census of one of the world’s most threatened cetaceans, Indus River dolphin. Key facts Indus River dolphin is scientifically called as Platanista gangetica minor. It is a freshwater dolphin, found in river Beas. Census will start in winter as part of a project by the Central ..

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Mazagon Dock delivers first Destroyer

On October 28, 2021, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) delivered the first ship of “Project 15B Class Destroyer Visakhapatnam” to the Indian Navy. Key points The ship is likely to commission in November. It was constructed using indigenous steel. It is among the largest destroyers that are constructed in India. Its overall length is 164 meters and ..

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Odisha announces full tax exemption for EVs

Government of Odisha announced full exemption of motor vehicles taxes and registration fees on electric vehicles (EVs) in the state. Highlights This decision was taken for encouraging faster adoption of EVs. Exemption was granted under the Odisha Motor Vehicles Taxation Act and is applicable till 2025. State government also proposed to extend some incentives for ..

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India officially endorses Emission list

India officially endorsed a website made by Indian climate experts, listing the historical carbon dioxide emissions of developed countries. Highlights India endorsed the emission list ahead of commencement of the 26th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) in Glasgow in Scotland. Emission list was created with the aim of highlighting the disparity between the emissions ..

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