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LEADS Index 2021

Ministry of Commerce & Industry has published the LEADS 2021 Index. This is the index’s third edition to be published. Highlights The index lists Gujarat, Haryana, and Punjab (top 3 respectively) as the states with the best performance in terms of efficiency of the logistics chain and product mobility. Among the top 5 spots, Tamil ..

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Swachh Survekshan -2021

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, in the month of November, 2021, at the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav conferred awards to 342 cleanest cities of the country. This has been conferred under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs’ Swachh Bharat Mission Urban 2.0. Highlights Over 300 awards in various categories for cleanliness and hygiene efforts in ..

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Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum

The foundation stone of the Rani Gaidinliu Tribal freedom fighters Museum was laid by Amit Shah, Home Minister, in the Luangkao village which is located in the Tamenglong District in the state of Manipur through video conference mode in the month of November, 2021. Highlights The Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum will be established ..

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World Fisheries Day

On 21st November, World Fisheries Day is celebrated across the world annually. It is celebrated by the fishing communities across the globe. Highlights The United Nations states that greater than two-thirds of the world’s fishing industry is being overfished. Therefore, it is very important that this day is celebrated to raise awareness about the habit ..

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Ex SHAKTI- 2021

The 6th edition of Ex Shakti 2021 a Bilateral Joint Training Exercise between India and France was held in the month of November in Frejus, France. On the Indian side, a platoon of Gorkha rifle infantry battalions participated in this exercise. Highlights It focuses on counter-terrorism operations against quasi-urban sites under the mandate of the ..

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INS Visakhapatnam

The INS Visakhapatnam is the first Visakhapatnam-class stealth guided missile destroyer of the Indian Navy. The ship was handed over to the Navy at the naval shipyard located in Mumbai on 21st November, 2021 by Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Highlights INS Visakhapatnam is 163 m long and 17 m wide. The displacement is 7,400 ..

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SDG Urban Index

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Urban Index and Dashboard  for the year 2021-22 was announced by NITI Aayog. The index and dashboard were launched in collaboration with NITI Aayog GIZ and BMZ, which are focused on promoting the localization of the SDGs in Indian cities under the umbrella of development cooperation between India and Germany. ..

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INS Vela

The fourth Scorpene-class submarine INS Vela from the P75 project was handed over to the Indian Navy. The fourth submarine is INS Vela in the first batch of six Kalvari-class submarines for the Indian Navy. This is a Scorpene-class submarine designed by the French Navy Defense and Energy Group and manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited, ..

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O-SMART scheme

O-SMART is the name of a government scheme which was launched in the year 2018 with the aim of setting up an early weather warning system and promoting marine research. It also aims to engage in various marine development activities such as services, technology, resources, science and observations. Ministry of Earth Sciences implements this program. ..

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Reserve Bank – Integrated Ombudsman Scheme

In the month of November, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Reserve Bank-Integrated Ombudsman Scheme. This program aims to improve the grievance mechanism for handling complaints against all the entities which are regulated by the RBI. Highlights This scheme looks to address various kinds of financial grievances. It helps to avoid situations where a ..

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