Monthly Archives: March 2022

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Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya included tentative list of World Heritage Sites

‘Jingkieng Jri or Living Root Bridge’, found in over 70 villages in Meghalaya highlighting the socio-cultural, social and botanical links between people and nature, has been included in the tentative list of World Heritage Sites of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Buy Prime Test Series for all Banking, SSC, Insurance & […]

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Mirabai Chanu bagged ‘BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year’ award 2021

Olympic silver medallist weightlifter, Mirabai Chanu won the 3rd edition of the BBC Indian Sportswoman of The Year award 2021. Chanu created history last year when she became the first Indian weightlifter to clinch a silver medal at the Summer Olympics. Chanu won the gold medal in the 48kg division at the 2017 World Championships […]

Former CM of Sikkim B.B. Gurung passes away

The 3rd Chief Minister of Sikkim, Bhim Bahadur Gurung has passed away at his residence in Lumsui in Gangtok, Sikkim. B. Gurung served as a teacher and a staff reporter in a Calcutta (Kolkata)-based newspaper the Amrita Bazar Patrika and he also edited the first news-based Nepali Journal of Sikkim, called Kanchenjunga. Buy Prime Test […]

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WB Governor unveiled PARAM Shakti, a petascale supercomputer at IIT Kharagpur

The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM), a collaborative project of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Department of Science and Technology, has dedicated PARAM Shakti, a Petascale Supercomputer, to the country at IIT Kharagpur (DST). Buy Prime Test Series for all Banking, SSC, Insurance & other exams KEY POINTS: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, […]

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Assam and Meghalaya have signed an agreement to resolve a border issue in six disputed districts

Assam and Meghalaya agreed to resolve their five-decade-long border dispute in six of the 12 contested places that have frequently sparked tensions between the two states, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah hailing the decision as a “historic day for the Northeast.” Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Conrad Sangma, respectively, […]

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India Ratings lowers India’s FY23 GDP growth forecast to 7-7.2%

India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised downwards the GDP growth forecast for India in FY23 to 7-7.2 per cent. Earlier in January, the rating agency Ind-Ra had forecast this rate at 7.6 per cent. Buy Prime Test Series for all Banking, SSC, Insurance & other exams According to Ind-Ra, in scenario one, the crude […]

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Banks reported fraud totaling Rs 34,000 crore, according to the Reserve Bank of India

According to Reserve Bank of India data, in the nine months ending December, 96 incidences of fraud were recorded by 27 scheduled commercial banks and financial institutions, totaling Rs 34,097 crore. Punjab National Bank had the greatest amount of frauds at Rs 4,820 crore, while Bank of India had the highest number of frauds at […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually attends 5th BIMSTEC Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has participated in the 5th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit through virtual mode. The Summit was hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka, which was the chair nation of BIMSTEC. At the conclusion of the Summit, Thailand took over as chair nation of BIMSTEC. […]

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Cabinet approved $808 million programme to improve and accelerate the performance of MSME

The government authorised a World Bank-backed programme costing USD808 million on Wednesday to aid and improve the functioning of the country’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Buy Prime Test Series for all Banking, SSC, Insurance & other exams KEY POINTS: The government said in an official statement that it would support various COVID-19 pandemic-related […]

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IONS Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) concludes in Arabian Sea

The first edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) was held from March 26 to 30, 2022, in Goa and in the Arabian Sea. The objective of the exercise was to enhance the interoperability of the navies of member nations in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. The exercise […]