IAF to participate in tactical leadership programme in Egypt

IAF to participate in tactical leadership programme in Egypt

The Indian Air Force said it is participating in a month-long tactical leadership programme in Egypt with three Su-30 MKI jets and two C-17 transport aircraft.It said the exercise provides a unique opportunity to showcase the reach and capability of the IAF against the backdrop of the current geopolitical scenario.
Parameswaran Iyer to take over as Niti Aayog CEO

Parameswaran Iyer to take over as Niti Aayog CEO

After a six-year-long stint, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant is set to leave the government policy think tank at the end of June. He will be replaced by former Secretary of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Parameswaran Iyer, who spearheaded the government’s Swachh Bharat Mission.
Seafarer Day 2022

Seafarer Day 2022

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is celebrating Seafarer Day today. It is celebrated on the 25 of June each year to pay respect to Seafarers and sailors who help the entire world function by conducting sea transport.The theme of this year is 'Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future.
Joe Biden signs landmark gun measure

Joe Biden signs landmark gun measure

President Joe Biden signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades. The legislation will toughen background checks for the youngest gun buyers, keep firearms from more domestic violence offenders and help states put in place red flag laws that make it easier for authorities to take weapons from people adjudged to be dangerous.
VL-SRSAM missile system successfully test-fired

VL-SRSAM missile system successfully test-fired

The indigenously developed shipborne weapon system, Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM), was successfully flight tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy off the coast of Chandipur in Odisha.
Tapan Kumar Deka appointed as Director of Intelligence Bureau

Tapan Kumar Deka appointed as Director of Intelligence Bureau

The Central government has appointed senior IPS officer Tapan Kumar Deka as Director of Intelligence Bureau.Tapan Kumar Deka, a 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IPS officer, was appointed Director of Intelligence Bureau for a tenure of two years from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
India jump two places to 104 in FIFA ranking

India jump two places to 104 in FIFA ranking

The Indian football team gained two places to jump to 104th in the latest FIFA world rankings.India's ranking among Asian Football Confederation members, however, still remained static at 19th place. Iran retained the top spot among AFC countries at 23rd place.In the overall rankings, Brazil remained on top, three months after taking the top spot from Belgium (2nd).
Jammu Kashmir to host G-20 summit next year

Jammu Kashmir to host G-20 summit next year

Jammu and Kashmir will host the 2023 meetings of the G20, an influential group of the world's major economies. J&K government has set up a five-member high-level committee for overall coordination of G20 meetings to be held in the Union Territory.
Odisha’s Mo Bus receives UN’s prestigious public service award

Odisha’s Mo Bus receives UN’s prestigious public service award

Mo Bus, the bus service of Odisha’s Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) authority, has been recognised by the United Nations as one of 10 global recipients of its annual Public Service Awards for 2022.The public transport service has been recognised for its role in “promoting gender-responsive public services to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)”, the UN said.
Gujarat CM launches 17th ‘Shala Praveshotsav’

Gujarat CM launches 17th ‘Shala Praveshotsav’

In Gujarat, the Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel launched the 17th ‘Shala Praveshotsav’, the drive to enrol students in primary schools in the state from today.The three-day enrollment drive begins from Memadpur primary school in Vadgam taluka of Banaskantha district. Speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Patel said that the dropout rate of students’ reduced drastically following the mass enrolment drives of the children.
IPS officer Dinkar Gupta appointed as chief of NIA

IPS officer Dinkar Gupta appointed as chief of NIA

Former Punjab DGP and 1987-batch IPS officer Dinkar Gupta has been appointed as the new chief of the National Investigative Agency. Gupta will hold the post till March 31, 2024, that is the date of his retirement, or till further orders by the government, whichever takes place earlier.
United Nations Public Service Day 2022 : Theme, Importance, History

United Nations Public Service Day 2022 : Theme, Importance, History

With the aim to appreciate the value of public institutions and public servants, June 23 is observed as United Nations Public Service Day.This year the United Nation will be organising a virtual event on the theme - “Building back better from COVID-19: Enhancing innovative partnerships to meet the Sustainable Development Goals”.
Seismological Observatory in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir

Seismological Observatory in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir

Union science and technology minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated a seismological observatory in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir. Udhampur district lies between the two major seismogenic faults, namely Main Frontal Thrust (MFT) and Main Boundary Thrust (MBT), which are among the potential factors for generating earthquakes in the J&K region.
Ruth Ozeki wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

Ruth Ozeki wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

The prestigious literary prize was awarded to Canadian-American author Ruth Ozeki for her novel “The Book of Form and Emptiness.”Now in its 27th year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction is given to a female English-language writer from anywhere in the world whose voice rings true.
Why is single use plastic being banned in India from July 1?

Why is single use plastic being banned in India from July 1?

The Centre has banned the use of ‘single-use plastic’ from July 1. The Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change had issued a gazette notification last year announcing the ban, and has now defined a list of items that will be banned from next month.The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of following single-use plastic, including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene, commodities shall be prohibited with effect from the 1st July, 2022.
ONDC Partners NABARD To Bring Ecommerce To Agritech

ONDC Partners NABARD To Bring Ecommerce To Agritech

The government’s Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) is working to bring ecommerce to agriculture with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). The Indian government has been working on ONDC since July 2021, aiming to promote open networks developed on open-sourced methodology, using open specifications and open network protocols independent of any specific platform.
Australia to provide USD 50 million to support Sri Lanka

Australia to provide USD 50 million to support Sri Lanka

Australia announced that it will provide 50 million US dollars to support Sri Lanka to meet urgent food and health care needs.Sri Lanka currently faces its worst economic crisis in seventy years, leading to shortages of food, medicine and fuel. Australia will contribute an immediate 22 million dollars to the World Food Programme for emergency food assistance to help three million people in Sri Lanka meet their daily nutritional needs.
NIPUN Project

NIPUN Project

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, launched an innovative project for skill training of construction workers called ‘NIPUN’ i.e. National Initiative for Promoting Upskilling of Nirman workers.
Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for Yoga

Prime Minister’s award for outstanding contribution for Yoga

The Prime Minister's award for outstanding contribution for promotion of Yoga has been announced for the year 2021.Ayush Ministry said, two individuals Bhikkhu Sanghasena from Ladakh, Marcus Vinicius Rojo Rodrigues from Brazil and two organisations, The Divine Life Society from Uttarakhand and the British Wheel of Yoga from United Kingdom have been chosen for award.
World Refugee Day 2022

World Refugee Day 2022

World Refugee Day is an international day organised every year on 20 June by the United Nations. It is designed to celebrate and honour refugees from around the world. The day was first established on 20 June 2001, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.
India’s unemployment rate falls further to 4.2% in 2020-21

India’s unemployment rate falls further to 4.2% in 2020-21

India’s unemployment rate fell further to 4.2% in 2020-21 despite this period witnessing two waves of the pandemic which had left millions of workers without work and resulted in suspension of field work, shows the periodic labour force survey by the ministry of statistics and programme implementation released.
Tamil Nadu becomes the largest State in terms of outstanding microfinance loan portfolio

Tamil Nadu becomes the largest State in terms of outstanding microfinance loan portfolio

Tamil Nadu has displaced West Bengal to emerge as the largest State in terms of the outstanding portfolio of microfinance loans. According to MFIN Micrometer Q4 FY21-22, a quarterly report published by Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), the gross loan portfolio (GLP) of Tamil Nadu as of March 31, 2022 stood at ₹36,806 crore. It was followed by Bihar (₹35,941 crore) and West Bengal (₹34,016 crore).
RBI launched ‘Payments Vision 2025’

RBI launched ‘Payments Vision 2025’

The core theme of the vision documents is 'E-Payments for Everyone, Everywhere, Everytime' (4Es) with an overall objective to provide every user with safe, secure, fast, convenient, accessible and affordable e-payment options.
Why Microsoft has shut down Internet Explorer?

Why Microsoft has shut down Internet Explorer?

Microsoft has decided to shut down Internet Explorer from June 15. Internet Explorer debuted on August 1995. On March 17, 2015, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Edge would replace Internet Explorer as the default browser "for certain versions of Windows 10".
India’s first National Air Sports Policy: UPSC

India’s first National Air Sports Policy: UPSC

The sports policy will cover air sports such as aerobatics, aeromodelling, model rocketry, amateur-built and experimental aircraft, ballooning, drones, gliding and powered gliding, hang-gliding and powered hang-gliding, parachuting (including skydiving, BASE jumping and wingsuit flying), paragliding and paramotoring (including powered parachute trikes), powered aircraft and rotorcraft.
PM inaugurates Kranti Gatha

PM inaugurates Kranti Gatha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated ‘Kranti Gatha’ a newly created Gallery of Indian Revolutionaries inside the underground British - era bunker at Raj Bhavan Mumbai.