Day July 24, 2020

AspirantWorld One liners : 24th July

• The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has launched the India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Programme. DST has launched the programme in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Foundation for…

India ideas summit 2020

• PM to deliver keynote address at India Ideas Summit on 22 July. • The Summit is being hosted by the US-India Business Council. Key highlights: • The Summit will witness discussions on areas including India-US cooperation and future of…

UNFPA report

• UNFPA recently released the State of the World Population 2020 report. Key Findings: • The Report focuses on the three harmful practices against women: (1) Child Marriage, (2) Son Preference and Gender Biased Sex Selection (GBSS), and (3) Female…

N-95 valved masks

• The Union Health Ministry cautioned against the use of N-95 valved respirator/masks – which is basically the raised plastic disk that is embedded in the fibre – stating that it does not prevent the novel Coronavirus from spreading out…

Padmanabhaswamy temple case

• The Supreme Court held that the erstwhile Travancore royal family is the “human ministrant” or the shebait (manager) of the properties belonging to Sree Padmanabha, chief deity of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Background: • This settled…