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New Development Bank

• India has welcomed Egypt as the fourth new member of BRICS New Development Bank that was established by the BRICS countries six years ago. About: • Bangladesh, UAE, and Uruguay joined in September 2021. Membership expansion enables New Development…

Global Corporate Tax

• Recently, the heads of the world’s major economies—the Group of 20 (G20) nations has approved a new global minimum corporate tax. • The deal, announced at the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, is “historic” since this is the first…

Smart Cities Mission

• The Central Government has released more than 27 thousand crore rupees so far under the Smart Cities Mission. Over 22 thousand crore rupees has already been utilized out of the total released amount. Six thousand 452 projects worth more…

Vernacular Innovation Program

• Niti Aayog has launched the first of its kind Vernacular Innovation Program under the Atal Innovation Mission which aims to enable innovators and entrepreneurs to have access to the innovative ecosystem in 22 mother tongue languages. • By providing…

Minimum Support Price

• The Union Cabinet has given its approval to increase the Minimum Support Prices for copra increased to 10,590 rupees per quintal for 2022 season from 10,335 rupees per quintal. About MSP • Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a form…

International Mountain Day

• The International Mountain Day is celebrated on 11th of December every year. About: • The day aims to encourage sustainable development in mountains and spread awareness about protecting the mountain biodiversity as these delicate ecosystems are under tremendous pressure…

Starlink Internet Services

• Ministry of Communications has said that Starlink Internet Services is not licensed to offer satellite-based internet services in India as being advertised to the public. About: • It has come to notice that Starlink has started pre-selling or booking…

National Social Assistance Programme

• The Ministry of Rural Development conducted a nationwide review of the National Social Assistance Programme recently. About NSAP: • Launched in 1995, the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) is a welfare programme being administered by the Ministry of Rural…

Non-Aligned Movement

• India participated in a High-Level Meeting of Non-Aligned Movement. About the NAM: • The Non-Aligned Movement was formed during the Cold War as an organization of States that did not seek to formally align themselves with either the United…

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

• The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Bureau of India has conducted an awareness programme for the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana About PMBJP: • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals to…

National Apprenticeship Training Scheme

• The Union Cabinet has approved continuation of the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme for next five years. • This increased expenditure on apprenticeship is in line with the thrust which National Education Policy 2020 has given to apprenticeship. About the…