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Bharat Padhe Online

• The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal launched a week-long ‘Bharat Padhe Online’ campaign for crowdsourcing of ideas for improving the online education ecosystem of India. About: • Union Minister said that this campaign aims to invite…

NHAI

• Amid the coronavirus gloom is a positive news on the road construction front as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Monday announced it has completed constructing 3979 km of highways in the financial year 2019-20. About: •…

Payment aggregator services

• The Reserve Bank of India has formalised guidelines for regulating the activities of payment aggregators (PAs) given the important functions of these intermediaries in the online payments’ space. Key features of new guidelines: • Payment Aggregators (PAs) are entities…

World Water Day 2020

• The World Water Day 2020 was observed on 22nd March with theme “Water and Climate Change.” About: • World Water Day is an annual UN observance day observed on 22 March. • To advocate for the sustainable management of…

Negev 7.62X51 mm LMG

The Ministry of Defence signed the capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries for procurement of 16,479 Light Machine Guns (LMGs) at a cost of Rs 880 crore with the approval of Defence Minister. About: The contracted Negev 7.62X51 mm…

Modified NPS-III

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, has given its approval to the proposal of Department of Fertilizers to remove ambiguities in the Modified New Pricing Scheme -III (NPS-III) for determination of fixed costs for the urea units. Key highlights:…

Chief Information Commissioner

• Information Commissioner Bimal Julka was appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Friday, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique. Key highlights: • President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Julka as CIC in the Central Information…

QS world university rankings 2020

• QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Ranking by Subject were released for 2020. Key Findings: • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and University of Cambridge have secured top three positions in the Engineering and Technology category. IIT Bombay…

Suposhit Maa Abhiyan

• Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla launched “Suposhit Maa Abhiyan” to provide nutritional support to pregnant women and adolescent girls in Kota. About: • Keeping newborn and pregnant women healthy is the main objective of the ‘Suposhit Maa Abhiyaan ‘.…