The United Nation Capital Development Fund has appointed Preeti Sinha as its Executive Secretary. She is of Indian origin investment and development banker. Facts: The Executive Secretary post is the highest rank in the institution. It will focus on providing micro-finance assistance to women, youth, small and medium-sized enterprises in under-served communities. She will oversee
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will develop major projects of the oil and gas sector in Tamil Nadu on February 17, 2021, through video conferencing. PM Modi will address to the nation the Ramanathapuram – Thoothukudi natural gas pipeline and Gasoline Desulphurisation Unit at Chennai Petroleum Cooperation Limited, Manali. He will also lay the base
There are three types namely Impoundment, Diversion and Pumped Storage.
The Indian government passed Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 in Rajya Sabha today. The bill aims at decentralizing decision making and to infuse professionalism in the governance of major ports. It also at reorienting the governance model in central ports to the landlord port model in line with the successful global practice. It will also
News: Denmark made official a plan to build the world’s first energy island. This energy island will be constructed in the North Sea. Facts: 1. Produce and store enough green energy to cover the electricity requirement of 3 million European households. 2. The artificial island will be the size of 18 football fields. 3. This
News: The Union Environment Minister Mr Prakash Javadekar released the report “the Status of Leopard in India 2018”. According to the report, the population of leopard increased by 60% in India and 12,852 leopards. The highest number of the population recorded in Madhya Pradesh 3421, Karnataka 1783 and Maharashtra 1690. Leopard (Panthera pardus) is the
The National Family Health Survey 2019-20 (NFHS-5) released by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on December 12, 2020. The current data be related to 17 states, including Maharashtra and five Union Territories, including J&K. The current data from the first phase shows that several states have either observed meagre improvement or sustained reversals
News: The eighth editions of annual India Navy – Sri Lanka Navy bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 has scheduled at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from 19 to 21 October 2020. The Sri Lanka Navy will be represented by SLN Ships Saurya (Offshore Patrol Vessel) and Gajabahu (Training Ship) led by Rear Admiral Bandara Jayathilaka, the Flag Officer
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was born on October 27, 1670, at village Rajouri in the Jammu state of India. His original name was Lachhman Dav. At the teenage, he left home and became a Bairagi. He took the name of Madho Das. He came to the Nashik on the Bank of Godavari in Maharashtra. There
News: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) scheme on Sunday to distribute property cards that will enable beneficiaries to take loans and resolve land disputes. About SVAMITVA Scheme: The Central Government launched SVAMITVA scheme on the occasion of National Panchayat Day, i.e.