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What are the Objectives and Functions of the World Bank?

3 days ago
World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to low and middle-income countries for various projects. Its most recent aim is to reduce the poverty across the world. 

Ugliest Language in India Controversy: Google removed the search result after outrage and issued an apology

3 days ago
If you Google search the ugliest language in India, the search result displays Kannada, one of the oldest languages in the world. After facing severe backlash, Google has removed the search result and issued an apology.     

Bharat Ratna Award Winners: List of Recipients (1954-2021)

3 days ago
List of recipients of Bharat Ratna: Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in the country.  The last Bharat Ratna award was given to  Bhupen Hazarika, Pranab Mukherjee, and Nanaji Deshmukh in 2019.  No Bharat Ratna Award has been given in 2020 and 2021. 

List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2021

3 days ago
List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the current and 14th Prime Minister of India since 26 May 2014. Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0 comprises 21 cabinet Ministers, 29 Ministers of State, and 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge).

List of all Prime Ministers of India (1947-2021)

3 days ago
List of all Prime Ministers of India (1947-2021): Narendra Modi is the current and 14th Prime Minister of India. Jawaharlal Nehru is the longest-serving Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi is the first and only female Prime Minister of India. 

What is Deposit Insurance and how many bank accounts fall under Rs. 5 lakh insurance cover? Check if your deposit is protected

Jun 9, 2021
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its latest annual report revealed that around 4.8 crores of the total number of bank accounts in India do not enjoy the deposit insurance cover offered by DICGC.

National Best Friends Day 2021: History, Significance, Celebration, Wishes, Quotes, and More

Jun 8, 2021
National Best Friends Day is observed every year on June 8 in the United States to honour best friends who are with you throughout your thick and thin. 

Exoskeleton Suit for Indian Army by DRDO: Here's all you need to know

Jun 8, 2021
DRDO has been doing R&D on exoskeleton technology for several years now and is yet to field any operational technology in this field. 

Anonymous Message to Elon Musk: Tesla CEO threatened by hacktivist group over crypto tweets

Jun 7, 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was threatened by an international hacktivist group, Anonymous, via three minutes 47-second video over his cryptocurrency tweets on June 5, 2021. 

New Income Tax e-Filing Portal: ITR filing 2.0 website link, features, benefits for taxpayers and more

Jun 7, 2021
In a bid to make your ITR filing smooth, the  Income Tax Department has launched its new e-filing portal-- www.incometax.gov.in-- on 7th June 2021.

How to link Aadhaar with UAN through the e-KYC portal?

Jun 7, 2021
In its latest notification to employers, the EPFO has made the Aadhaar linking mandatory for all EPF accounts. In this article, we have mentioned four ways to link your Aadhaar with UAN online. 

World Environment Day 2021: 7 Schemes Launched by the Government Towards a Greener and Cleaner India

Jun 4, 2021
World Environment Day is observed every year on June 5. The World Environment Day theme 2021 is 'Ecosystem Restoration'. Pakistan will host World Environment Day 2021. This article describes the schemes launched by the Government towards a greener and cleaner India. 

What does Bank Privatisation mean? NITI Aayog finalises the names of PSBs to be privatised

Jun 4, 2021
NITI Aayog has submitted the names of state-owned banks and public sector general insurer to be privatised in the FY 2021-22 to the Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment. 

RBI on Cryptocurrency in India: What does the central bank's latest circular on cryptocurrencies mean?

Jun 3, 2021
RBI on Cryptocurrency in India: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a clarification on cryptocurrency trade after several banks such as SBI and HDFC cautioned their customers against dealing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Ethereum citing the April 2018 circular of RBI. 

What is CSC Agriculture portal and how will it help the farmers?

Jun 2, 2021
The CSC e-Governance India Ltd (CSC SPV) has launched an e-marketplace or portal to help the farmers. It will enable small and marginal farmers to connect with the digital world and avail themselves of the essential agri services with ease and at an affordable cost. 

Kenya's Lamu Port: Here's all about another Chinese-built port in the Indian Ocean

Jun 2, 2021
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched Lamu Port, the country's newest mega infrastructure project, on May 20, 2021. The project is a part of the LAPSSET corridor which has been constructed by China Communications Construction Company. 

India Biodiversity Award 2021: Winners, Categories, Eligibility, Selection Process, and More

May 31, 2021
Check the complete list of winners of the India Biodiversity Award 2021 along with the categories. 

List of ICC Men's T20 World Cup Winners (2007-2021)

May 29, 2021
The seventh ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament is scheduled to be held in India for the first time from October to November 2021. Bangalore, Chennai, Dharamshala, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and New Delhi are proposed cities to host the matches along with Ahmedabad to host the final match of the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka and the UAE are backup venues for the tournament.

List of COVID-19 vaccines available in India

May 29, 2021
To win the fight against the deadly coronavirus disease, India began administering COVID-19 vaccines on 16 January 2021. As India ramp up its efforts to vaccinate the majority of the population, Sputnik V, will be available through the Apollo Hospitals from the second week of June 2021.

Bounce Back: Pulwama Martyr Major Dhoundiyal's wife Nikita Kaul kept her promise, joins Indian Army

May 29, 2021
A tribute to Pulwama Hero: Nikita Kaul, the wife of Pulwama Martyr Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal, followed the footsteps of her husband as she donned the Indian Army uniform. On 26 May 2021, she passed out of the Officers Training Academy. 

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