Current Affairs - October, 2021

GEAC planning to recommend ‘environmental release’ of Bayer’s GM Cotton

Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is currently planning to recommend environmental release of a genetically modified (GM) herbicide tolerant cotton of German multinational company Bayer AG. It had earlier approved the environmental clearance of Delhi University’s transgenic hybrid mustard DMH-11 along with its parental lines. What is BG-II RRF? Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex (BG-II ..

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Sakharov Prize

The 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was conferred to the Ukrainian people. Key facts The 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was bestowed to the people of Ukraine, represented by their president, elected leaders, and civil society. It recognizes the bravery of Ukrainians who have been affected by the Russian invasion and ..

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What is the Basij?

The Basij, also known as the Organization for the Mobilization of the Oppressed, is a volunteer paramilitary force in Iran that has been deployed by the government to respond to the recent protests sparked by the death of a woman following her arrest by the morality police for “improperly” wearing her headscarf. In this article, ..

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Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: October 31, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for October 31, 2021 INDIA – Tamil Nadu Day to be celebrated on July 18, not Nov 1, says CM M. K. Stalin – UP: 1 BJP MLA, 6 BSP MLAs join SP – Himachal Pradesh: India’s oldest voter Shyam Saran Negi (104) casts ballot in Lok ..

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Centre of Excellence for Fintech to be set up

As per Minister for Science & Technology and Skill Development, C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Karnataka government is to set up a Centre of Excellence for Fintech or Financial Technology in Karnataka. Highlights This move was announced while addressing the inaugural session of Mangaluru Technovanza. Mangaluru Technovanza was organised by Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM). Government will ..

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NCRB Report on Suicides

National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) recently published its report titled “Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India, 2020”. In the year 2020, suicides in India have increased by 10 percent as compared to 2019 data and reached to 1,53,052. Key findings Report notes that, suicides among student have increased by 21.20 per cent. In absolute numbers, ..

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