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Postal Department holds drawing contest for children

Department of Posts is conducting a drawing competition for children aged between six to 15. Key Points Drawing contest is being conducted for designing special covers under the theme ‘COVID-19 vaccination’. Contest is being organised with the aimed of introducing philately as a hobby among youngsters. Participants are required to send applications with details like ..

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India Post to release a ‘Special Cancellation’

India Post is going to release a ‘Special Cancellation’ on the occasion of International Yoga Day (IYD) on June 21, 2021 to capture essence of the day. It is a unique initiative to mark commemoration of 7th International Day of Yoga. Key Points Yoga and IDY are popular subjects for philatelic commemorations for years. Department ..

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Agreement signed between India Post and US Postal Service for Electronic Exchange of Data

On October 27, 2020, India Post and US Postal Service signed agreement for electronic exchange of data related to postal shipments. Highlights Based on the agreement, the respective bodies will transmit and receive electronic data of international postal items before their arrival. This will help the customs to clear the postal items well in advance, ..

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October 9: World Post Day

Every year, the World Post Day is celebrated by the United Nations on October 9. This is being celebrated on October 9 to commemorate the establishment of Universal Postal Union in October 9, 1874. The day was declared as World Post Day at the Universal Postal Union Congress held in Japan in 1969. Highlights The ..

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India Post launches Five Star Villages Scheme

Five Star Village Scheme has been launched by The Department of Posts. The scheme ensures the universal coverage (100 % coverage) of flagship postal schemes in rural areas of India. Key facts Scheme will be first implemented in Maharashtra. 50 villages in each district will be covered during 2020-2021. The scheme is aimed at bridging ..

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