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India improves in HDI ranking

The rank of India among 189 countries in the Human Development Index has improved for the year 2019. Last year, India ranked at number 130th. About 30 years of rapid development was the reason behind the improvement. According to experts: About 27.1 crore people had been relieved from poverty in a decade (from 2005-06 to ..

Smriti Zubin Irani to announce Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh

The Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, will announce Bharatiya Poshan Krishi Kosh (BPKK) on 18th November in New Delhi. The BPKK will be a repository of diverse crops across 128 agro-climatic zones in India for better nutritional outcomes. In consultation with Ministry of WCD and Bill & Melinda ..

Government launches Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan( SUMAN) initiative

Union Minister for Health along with several State Health Ministers recently launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN) initiative for Zero Preventable Maternal and Newborn Deaths. The initiative aims at ensuring dignified, respectful and quality health care at no cost and zero tolerance for denial of services for every woman and newborn visiting the public health facility ..

Students of Kolkata creates Guinness World Records with largest astrophysics assemble

On the first day of India International Science Festival (IISF- 2019), the Guinness World Records for the largest astrophysics lesson (45 minutes) and assembly of spectroscopes was successfully achieved at the Science City in Kolkata with the participation of over 1,598 students. A small personal model of advanced spectroscopes can easily be made by anyone using ..

Odisha government to partner with MIT-based Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

The Odisha government has decided to partner with Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) for targeted intervention in a set of social sectors including poorest of the poor through policy formulation and evaluations based on experimental research. The co-founders of J-PAL are Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo. The Massachusettes Institute of Technology ..

2019 edition of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed every year on 27th of October to raise general awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard important audiovisual material for future generations. The 2019 theme is “Engage the Past Through Sound and Images”.

Google develops a new 54-qubit processor ‘Sycamore’

Google has officially claimed that its researchers achieved a breakthrough in the field of ‘Quantum Supremacy’. The term was coined by American theoritical physicist ‘ John Preskill’ to describe a point where quantum computers can perform any task that can’t be performed by the classical computers. The tech giant have claimed that they have developed ..

SUMAN initiative launched for Quality health care

On 11th October 2019, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan  has  launched Surakshit Matritva Aashwasan (SUMAN)  initiative in New Delhi during the 13th Conference of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare.  The aim of the initiative is to assure dignified, respectful and quality health care at no cost and zero tolerance for denial of ..