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January, 2021 - - Part 2_4.1

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns

Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte resigned after losing his Senate majority, plunging the country into political uncertainty just as it’s battling the pandemic and a recession. He tendered his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella, the ultimate arbiter of Italian political crises, who invited him to stay on in a caretaker capacity pending discussions on what …

January, 2021 - - Part 2_5.1

Bharti AXA General Insurance launches ‘Krishi Sakha’ App for farmers

Bharti AXA General Insurance has launched Krishi Sakha App, a one-stop-shop for Indian farmers that offers them relevant information to cater to their daily farming needs. It also provides guidance to farmers to adopt best farming practices and enhance their productivity. The farmers through this app will also have access to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal …

January, 2021 - - Part 2_7.1

India’s “Vaccine Maitri” Initiative begins

Vaccine Maitri Initiative is an initiative launched by India to gift COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries. Recently, Sri Lanka and Bahrain have received the COVID-19 vaccines from India under the initiative. The Vaccine Maitri initiative was launched by India on January 20 to gift COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries. WARRIOR 5.0 Batch for SBI, RRB, …

January, 2021 - - Part 2_9.1

Swaminathan Janakiraman and Aswini Kumar Tewari appointed as MDs of SBI

The appointments committee (ACC) of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Swaminathan Janakiraman and Ashwini Kumar Tewari as new Managing Directors (MDs) of State Bank of India (SBI) for a period of three years. Prior to this, Swaminathan Janakiraman was the deputy managing director (Finance) at SBI and Ashwini Kumar Tewari was serving as …

January, 2021 - - Part 2_10.1

Lt Gen Chandi Prasad Mohanty appointed as new Army Vice-Chief

Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty has been appointed as the new Vice-chief of Army staff. He would assume the office on February 1, 2021, from Lt General SK Saini, who is superannuating on 31 January 2021. Lt General CP Mohanty is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun, and National Defence Academy. He is …

January, 2021 - - Part 2_11.1

India Ranks 86 among 98 Countries in Lowy Institute’s Covid-19 Response Index

India has been ranked at 86th position among 98 countries in the new Coronavirus Performance Index released by Australia-based Lowy Institute. Countries were ranked based on the publicly available and comparable data on Covid-19 response. The Lowy Institute is an independent international policy think tank, located in Sydney. WARRIOR 5.0 Batch for SBI, RRB, RBI …