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Bhasan Char Island

• The Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations signed an MoU for the relocation of Rohingya refugees to the newly developed facility at the Bhasan Char Island. About: • The MoU sets out the policy framework of services and…

Indian Space Association

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Indian Space Association (ISpA) on October 11, 2021. About: • Indian Space Association is the Premier Industry Association of Space and Satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian…

Cyclone Gulab

• Recently, Cyclone Gulab made landfall on India’s east coast and weakened into a depression. • Another cyclone–Shaheen–may form over the Arabian Sea from the remnant of cyclone Gulab. Key points: • Gulab was a tropical cyclone and was named…

eSanjeevani

• National telemedicine service, eSanjeevani has completed one crore 20 lakh consultations. • The government’s telemedicine service is rapidly shaping into the country’s most popular and largest telemedicine service. Currently, it is serving around 90 thousand patients across the country…

Eklavya Model Residential Schools

• The Centre has decided to set up 7 new Ekalavya Vidyalayas in Assam. About EMRS: • The scheme of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) was introduced in the year 1997-98 with an objective to provide quality middle and high-level…

Armed Forces Special Powers Act

• The Assam government extended the “Disturbed Area” status of the state for another six months from August 28 under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). • The AFSPA was imposed in Assam in November 1990 and has been…

New Development Bank

• The New Development Bank has approved the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Bangladesh as its new members in its first expansion push. • The NDB Board of Governors initiated the negotiation to expand its membership in 2020. It has…

International Atomic Energy Agency

• The International Atomic Energy Agency has said that North Korea appears to have restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor since July, 2021, suggesting that it handled a full batch of spent fuel. • Plutonium, which is used for nuclear weapons,…

SVEEP Program

• The Election Commission recently conducted a two-day SVEEP Consultation Workshop to review State SVEEP Plans for the forthcoming elections. About: • Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation program, better known as SVEEP, is the flagship program of the Election…