Page-99 of Current Affairs Today - Current Affairs - 2020-2021

India, US, UAE, and Israel form a new QUAD

India, Israel, United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are ready to build on momentum created by “Abraham Accords” by holding the first meeting of their foreign ministers on October 18, 2021. Key Points The meeting is being described in some quarters as a “new Quad”. It was joined by: External affairs minister S Jaishankar, ..

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NITI Aayog launches Geospatial Energy Map of India

Government think tank, NITI Aayog, launched the Geospatial Energy Map of India on October 18, 2021. Key Points This Geospatial Energy Map of India provides a holistic picture of all energy resources like oil & gas wells, petroleum refineries, conventional power plants, coal fields and coal blocks. Use of GIS-based Energy Map of India GIS ..

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Govt and NABARD’s NTPL sign Trust deed to promote FPOs

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has dedicated Rs 1000 crores fund to provide credit guarantees to around 10,000 farmer producer organisations (FPOs). Key Points This dedicated fund will be housed under the “Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for FPOs” (CGFTFPO), under the trusteeship of NABSanrakshan Trustee Private Limited (NTPL). CGFTFPO Trust has ..

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India-Israel to resume negotiations on FTA

India and Israel have agreed to resume the negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) from November 2021. Aim of FTA Both the countries will negotiate on FTA with the aim of concluding long-pending deal by June 2022. Discussions regarding FTA have been going on between India and Israel for more than a decade. However, for ..

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Kerala to market Kudumbashree products on online platform

Kerala Government has planned to start an online platform to market and deliver products manufactured by ‘Micro, Small and Medium production units including Kudumbashree. Key Facts As per State Industries Minister P Rajeeve, Kerala government has already started preliminary level talks on this. This plan was announced while inaugurating “State-level seed capital financial assistance scheme” ..

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