India: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India 5th worst country in terms of invasive use of biometric data

Published: December 5, 2019

According to a new report from Comparitech, a Britain-based tech research firm, India is fifth worst country after China, Malaysia, Pakistan and United States in terms of extensive and invasive use of biometric data. Methodology: The study was conducted based on- 50 different countries were anlaysed to find out where biometrics are being taken, what ..

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MoU to promote honey sector signed

Published: December 5, 2019

The Council Scientific and Industrial Research signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to promote the honey sector. The MoU is seen as a formalization of the working relation between CSIR and KVIC. The CSIR will be providing technological expertise to the KVIC for improving honey production. This will ..

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Global Diplomacy Index 2019

Published: November 28, 2019

The 2019 Global Diplomacy Index was released by Sydney-based Lowy Institute. The index gives the latest statistics and marking about how the world’s diplomatic networks are expanding and, in certain cases, shrinking. The index ranked 61 countries across the world. Key Highlights of Index China now has more diplomatic posts across the world than United ..

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CII and CII foundation enters into MoU with the State departments

Published: November 21, 2019

On 20 Nov, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the CII Foundation have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the State departments of Health and Education. The MoU was signed to rebuild or renovate health centres and schools affected by the floods. The agreement with the Education Department for the reconstruction GLSP Kayanad ..

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Cabinet approves Sale of Government stake in CPSEs

Published: November 21, 2019

On 20 Nov, the Union Cabinet approved the sale of government’s stake in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and freight-linked container corporation of India (CONCAR). The move was a major step towards privatization. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  said  that the government has also approved to bring down the stake in ..

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