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World Bank inks agreement project to support smallholder farmers in Odisha

The Government of India (GoI), Government of Odisha and the World Bank have recently signed a US$165 million loan agreement to support 125,000 smallholder farmers from 15 districts of  the state. The project will strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers against adverse climate by improving access to resilient seed varieties and production technologies, diversifying towards ..

Indian Army decides to conduct exercise codenamed ‘Sindhu Sudarshan’

The Indian Army has decided to conduct exercise codenamed ‘Sindhu Sudarshan’ in the deserts of Rajasthan from Nov 29 to Dec 4. The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate the capability of the defence services to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle. Over 40,000 troops will participate in an all-arms ..

Nuclear Energy Conclave 2019 held in New Delhi

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the 11th Edition of Nuclear Energy Conclave 2019 in New Delhi. The theme of the Conclave: “Economics of Nuclear Power- Innovation towards Safer & Cost-Effective Technologies”. It was organized by India Energy Forum (IEF).

Debayan Saha invents PM 2.5 device to curb air pollution

Debayan Saha, a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, has invented a device called “PM 2.5” which he claimed when fitted near the silencer pipe in vehicles will curb air pollution. The technology developed by him uses a combination of electric energy and wave energy to influence the pollutants like PM 2.5 such that they ..

2019 edition of International Day for Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17 for eradication of poverty. The day also reflects the willingness of people living in poverty to use their expertise to contribute to the eradication of povertyThe 2019 theme is “Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty”.

2019 edition of International Day of Rural Women

The International Day of Rural Women is celebrated every year on 15th of October to recognize the critical role and contribution of rural women (including indigenous women) in increasing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty”. The 2019 theme is “Rural women and girls building climate resilience”.

2019 Nobel prize in physics awarded

The Nobel Prize 2019 for Physics has jointly been awarded to three scientists – James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz – groundbreaking discoveries about the evolution of the universe and the Earth’s place in the cosmos. One half of the award was given to James Peebles for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology and the ..

2019 edition of World Tourism Day (WTD)

The World Tourism Day (WTD) is observed every year on 27th of September to create awareness on the role of tourism among the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. The 2019 theme is “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All”.