Privacy of users our highest priority, says WhatsApp in response to Centre's 'trick consent' statement

Jun 3, 2021
Whatsapp clarified that the recent update does not change the privacy of people's personal messages. The platform said that the purpose is to provide additional information about how people can interact with businesses if they choose to do so.

India, ADB sign agreement to support preparation of road upgradation project in Sikkim

Jun 3, 2021
The project readiness financing (PRF) agreement aims to support the Sikkim state government's priority in improving road connectivity in the hill state through planning and designing of major districts and other roads and bridges.

COVID-19 Vaccine registration in India: Frequently asked Questions and Answers!

Jun 3, 2021
We have listed out a few frequently asked questions along with answers regarding COVID-19 Vaccine registration on CoWin. Check out the FAQs to clear all your doubts regarding the vaccine registration process. 

Iran's largest warship sinks after catching fire in Gulf of Oman

Jun 3, 2021
The Kharg, 680-foot fleet replenishment oiler,  had been deployed for training operations near Iran's port of Jask when the fire erupted.

BRICS foreign ministers vow to combat terrorism, resolve Iran nuclear deal issue

Jun 3, 2021
At the BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting chaired by India’s EAM Jaishankar, five BRICS member nations announced their resolution to effectively combat terrorism and Iran nuclear deal issue through diplomatic and peaceful ways.

Centre books 30 cr doses of Biological-E's COVID-19 vaccine 

Jun 3, 2021
Biological-E's COVID-19 vaccine is an RBD protein subunit vaccine. It is currently undergoing Phase-3 clinical trials.

Current Affairs Quiz: 2 June 2021

Jun 2, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as new NHRC Chairman, ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2027 and  new hybrid variant of COVID-19 among others. 

Current Affairs in Short: 2 June 2021

Jun 2, 2021
The central government has restricted the export of Amphotericin-B injections that are currently being used in the treatment of Mucormycosis, which is also known as Black Fungus. 

New COVID-19 hybrid variant is replicating quickly in Vietnam: Know all about it!

Jun 2, 2021
According to Vietnam's Health Minister, a new hybrid variant of COVID-19 is more transmissible than the previously known types.

COVID-19 vaccine: WHO approves emergency use of China’s SINOVAC

Jun 2, 2021
After Sinopharm, SINOVAC is the second Chinese vaccine that has received the global health body’s green light.

ICC Men's ODI World 2027, 2031 to have 14 teams, ICC Men's T20 World Cup to have 20 teams from 2024 

Jun 2, 2021
The ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup format will have two groups of seven with the top three teams from each group progressing to a Super Six stage. 

COVID-19 Vaccine: India’s DCGI waives post-approval bridging trials for Pfizer, Moderna

Jun 2, 2021
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) waives the requirement for foreign companies to conduct post-launch bridging trials here in the country. Read all you need to know.

Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani and former journalist Swapan Dasgupta nominated to Rajya Sabha

Jun 2, 2021
The President of India, on the advice of the Centre, can nominate 12 members to Rajya Sabha. The nominated members for the Upper House are drawn from the fields such as literature, arts, sports, science, and social service.

Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh takes charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

Jun 2, 2021
Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh has commanded various frontline ships and Naval Air Squadrons including INS Ranvijay, INS Himgiri, INS Ranvir, INAS 551B, INAS 300 as well as the premier Air Base INS Hansa.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launches revamped health schemes on IT platform of NHA

Jun 2, 2021
The initiative will enable the smooth delivery of the healthcare services to the eligible beneficiaries under the health schemes by making the entire process paperless.

Current Affairs Quiz: 1 June 2021

Jun 1, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as India's economic growth in FY 20-21, first human case of H10N3 Bird Flu and new names of  COVID-19 variants first found in India among others. 

Top 5 Current Affairs: 1 June 2021

Jun 1, 2021
The world’s first known human case of H10N3 Bird Flu has been reported in China. 

NSA commissions Indian Coast Guard’s indigenous ship ‘Sajag’

Jun 1, 2021
National Security Advisor (NSA) of India commissioned the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship ‘Sajag’, the third in the series of 105 m offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). Read all you need to know.

DRDO’s 2DG drug approved for emergency use as an adjunct therapy for COVID-19 patients

Jun 1, 2021
The DRDO has informed that anti-COVID drug 2DG can now be given to the COVID-19 patients under the care and prescription of the doctors.

Current Affairs in Short: 1 June 2021

Jun 1, 2021
The Supreme Court on May 31, 2021 questioned the centre on its dual procurement policy for COVID-19 vaccines and said that there needs to be one price for the vaccines across the nation.

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