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European Union bans Export of Plastic Waste to poor countries

The European Union recently announced that it is to completely ban the exports of unsorted plastic to poor countries. The new rules of the European Union will amend the 2006 Waste Shipment Regulation. The new rules are to ban the exports to less industrialised nations outside OECD. Highlights The new rules are a part of ..

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Union Cabinet: MoU between India and Spain in Astronomy approved

On November 4, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Spain. The MoU will facilitate scientific and technical collaborations between the countries in the field of Astronomy. Key Highlights The MoU was signed between the Instituto de Astrofiscia de Canarias of Spain and the Indian ..

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First Meeting of G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group held

On October 22, 2020, the first ministerial meeting of G-20 anti-corruption working group was held. Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to host the meeting. Highlights The Anti-Corruption Working Group of G-20 was established in June 2010 at the Toronto Summit, G20. The main objective of the group is to make suggestions on boosting international ..

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RAISE 2020, Artificial Intelligence Summit: Key Facts

On October 5, 2020, PM Modi is to inaugurate the Global Virtual Summit on Artificial Intelligence. The summit is organised by Government of India in partnership with academia and industry. The summit aims to transform education, health and agricultural areas. RAISE is Responsible AI for Social Empowerment, 2020. Highlights In June 2020, India joined the ..

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NITI Aayog launches Decarbonizing Transport Project

On June 24, 2020, NITI Aayog along with the International Transport Forum of OECD launched “Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies”. Highlights The five-year project is to help India build a path way towards a low-carbon transport system. This is to be achieved by developing policy scenarios and modelling tools. Significance The project will help India ..

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