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Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021- All you need to know

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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021, will introduce an alternate insolvency resolution process for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), called the pre-packaged insolvency resolution process (PIRP).

US Secretary of State visits India, discusses India-US relations, Quad and other key areas; Check details

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During his visit to India, the US Secretary of State touched upon various regional and global issues and emphasized on growing India-US relations stronger. The other strategic areas, during the talks, covered Quad, troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the pandemic. Check the highlights below. 

Parliament passes landmark Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021: Know Key Features of the Bill

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The bill provides that the centre will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and management of all general aids to navigation and vessel traffic services.  

Puri becomes first city in India to have Drink from Tap project

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Odisha’s Puri has become the first city in India to have a Drink from Tap project that will dispense safe hygienic drinking water directly from a tap 24x7. Read all about the Drink from Tap project.

National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Bill passed: All you need to know

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With the passing of the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021, two educational institutes have become Institutions of National Importance (INI). 

Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute: Assam Govt announces 3-day state mourning

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Assam Government has announced a 3-day state mourning to pay respects to the five police personnel and one civilian who lost their lives in a firing at the Assam-Mizoram border on July 26.

Factoring Regulation Amendment Bill 2021 passed in Lok Sabha amid protests, All you need to know!

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The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 aims to liberalize the Factoring Regulation Act, 2011 by widening the scope of entities that can engage in factoring business.

CRPF Raising Day 2021- 5 important things to know about India’s largest para military force

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The Central Reserve Police Force came into existence as Crown Representative’s Police Force on July 27, 1939. Today, the force celebrates the 83 glorious years of being a pillar of India’s internal security. Read below some key facts about India's largest paramilitary force.

Home Minister Amit Shah launches Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign in Cherrapunji

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the Green Sohra Afforestation Campaign at Sohra (Cherrapunji) during his visit to Meghalaya. Read all you need to know.

National Research Foundation proposed to be set up to strengthen research ecosystem

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The National Research Foundation will mainly aim to seed, grow and facilitate research at academic institutions, especially in universities and colleges, where research capacity is currently in a nascent stage. 

What is Essential Defence Services Bill? All you need to know

Jul 24, 2021
The Essential Defence Services Bill aims at preventing the staff of the government-owned ordnance factories from going on strike or any form of agitation. The factories form an integrated base for the indigenous production of defence hardware and equipment.

Center announces portal to register children orphaned by COVID-19

Jul 23, 2021
The Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani informed Rajya Sabha on July 22, 2021, that the government has introduced the portal to all the States and the Union Territories on July 15, 2021.

Kerala, RDIF to sign agreement for filling Sputnik V vaccine vials

Jul 23, 2021
In a bid to set up a unit for filling COVID-19 vaccines vials, Kerala will be signing an agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Read all you need to know.

National Broadcasting Day 2021: India's first-ever radio broadcast - All you need to know

Jul 23, 2021
On July 23, 1927, the first-ever radio broadcast in India went on-air from the Bombay (now Mumbai) station. Since then, this day has been observed as National Broadcasting Day.

Third wave of COVID-19 likely to hit India by Sept-Oct, vaccine for children to be out soon: AIIMS Director

Jul 23, 2021
AIIMS director stressed that studies show that children also got the infection to a large extent in the first and second wave of COVID-19  but they had a milder infection and recovered from it. The children were shown to have up to 60 percent antibodies in their study. 

Farm laws: 200 Farmers get go ahead for protest at Jantar Mantar everyday, heavy security ahead of agitation

Jul 22, 2021
Farmers' Protest: The farmers get the go-ahead to stage protests from July 22 to August 9, 2021, subject to the participation of a maximum of 200 protestors per day from 11 am to 5 pm. 

All 15 Kashmir Valley Railway Stations to get public Wi-Fi Network

Jul 20, 2021
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said that "it is a crucial step for Digital India mission and will go a long way in connecting the unconnected."

4th National Serosurvey: Overall seroprevalence found to be 67.6%, children also included

Jul 20, 2021
The ICMR DG further said that there was no difference in seroprevalence in male and female and rural and urban areas.

Monsoon session of Parliament begins today- Key bills expected to be passed as opposition raises raging issues

Jul 19, 2021
As the Government during the Monsoon Session of Parliament will push for key bills to be passed, the opposition is geared up to corner the Center on a range of issues including farmers’ protest, COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination strategy, and fuel price hike.

What is ‘R’ factor of COVID-19? All you need to know

Jul 17, 2021
R Factor of COVID-19 refers to the reproduction rate which denotes the number of people getting infected by one infected person.

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