Day May 14, 2021

AspirantWorld One liners : 14th May

• The 4th India-Switzerland Financial Dialogue was held via video conferencing. Discussions on working together on a variety of issues, including investments, the International Financial Services Centre Authority (IFSCA), the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), FinTech, sustainable finance. •…

Smokeless cremation technology

• Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar has developed a prototype of a moveable electric cremation system which claims to be using first of its kind technology that involves smokeless cremation despite using wood. About: • It uses half of the…

SWAMIH portal

• Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs handed over possession to homebuyers as Government of India’s Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) completes its first residential project. About: • The residential project – Rivali Park, located in…

House arrest

• The Supreme Court has thrown open the door to the legislature to “ponder” over the idea of placing convicts under house arrest to avoid overcrowding of prisons. About: • A Bench of Justices U.U. Lalit and K.M. Joseph, in…

Operation Samudra Setu II

• In one of the single largest consignment of emergency medical supplies from abroad, Indian Navy’s landing ship tank INS Airavat arrived at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam with cryogenic oxygen tanks and other critical medical stores, as part of…

Mountain Bongo

• A baby mountain bongo was born at Warsaw Zoo in Poland. • As it is very difficult to breed, this birth has given hopes to environmentalists to save them from extinction. About: • The mountain bongo is a critically…