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India joins Global AMR R&D hub as a new member

India has joined Global Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) hub as a new member. The announcement in this regard was made by Department of Biotechnology, Union Ministry of Science & Technology in New Delhi on 12 September 2019. Key Highlights India will be a member of the hub’s board of members of from ..

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Ursula von der Leyen elected as European Commission’s first female president

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as the first female president of European Commission (EC) following a secret ballot among MEPs. She secured the backing of more than half of the Members in the European Parliament (MEPs) for the biggest job in Brussels. She will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker on 1st November ..

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Saudi Arabia becomes 1st Arab country to get full FATF membership

Saudi Arabia has become 1st Arab country to be granted full membership of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) following FATF’s Annual General Meeting held in Orlando, Florida in United States (US). Saudi Arabia and FATF Background: Since November 2004, Saudi Arabia has been a founding member of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) arm of ..

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India Signs Christchurch Call to Action

India has decided to sign an international call initiated by the governments of France and New Zealand along with top social media companies to eliminate the violent and terrorist content online. Christchurch Call to Action Christchurch Call to Action was initiated after the Christchurch attacks. Christchurch Call to Action was signed and adopted with participation ..

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Zuzana Caputova elected first female President of Slovakia

Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia’s presidential election, making her the country’s first female head of state. Ms Caputova defeated high-profile diplomat Maros Sefcovic, nominated by the governing party. She won 58% of the vote, with Mr Sefcovic trailing on 42%. Mr Sefcovic is the vice president of the European Commission. Slovakia Slovakia is a landlocked ..

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EU agrees on Greenhouse Gas Emission cut for Trucks

The European Parliament and the Council have struck a deal reduce average CO2 emissions compared with 2019 levels. The features of the deal are: To reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 per cent by 2030. The deal proposes a binding CO2-reduction target for trucks at the EU-level for ..

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