NITI Aayog releases composite water management index

The composite water management index (CWMI) 2.0 was released by NITI Aayog.              The states are ranked across nine themes, including attention to groundwater and restoration…

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PV Sindhu Creates History, Becomes First Indian to Win BWF World Championships Gold

PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 38 minutes in a one-sided final. With the win, Sindhu now has a…

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‘Panchamirtham’ of Palani temple gets GI tag

The famous Palani panchamirtham, given as ‘prasadam’ at the Murugan temple there, has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.                            …

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Article 370 scrapped, Jammu & Kashmir to be carved into two Union Territories

The Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir;the government has decided to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will…

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RBI lowers repo rate by 35 basis points to 5.40%

The Reserve Bank of India has decided to lower interest rate for the fourth consecutive policy review as it reduced repo rate by 35 bps to 5.40%. Reverse repo rate has been revised to 5.15…

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Parliament approves wage code bill providing minimum wages for workers

Parliament  approved a bill to enable introduction of minimum wage for every worker besides addressing issues like delay in payment to employees. The Code on Wages Bill, 2019 — which seeks to…

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Zero Budget Natural Farming

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced,Budget 2019, that her government will promote Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) to reduce cost of production of farmers and thereby double their income. Subhash Palekar, who coined…

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NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar wins 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has been honoured with the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award — the highest honour given to Asian individuals and organisations and often referred to as the Asian version of the Nobel…

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World Wide Web Day

World Wide Web Day is a global celebration dedicated to web browsing, the online activity that brings the world at your fingertips and a wealth of knowledge at your feet.  …

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