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Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)

Reports on the Climate Change Performance Index are published by the New Climate Institute, German watch and the Climate Action Network. Highlights The first three spots in this index have been left vacant because no country was successful in getting into the top three. Denmark was 4th, Sweden 5th and Norway 6th. The United Kingdom ..

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e-AMRIT Portal

At the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, India launched an electric vehicle recognition web portal called e-Amrit. Highlights Accelerated e-Mobility Revolution for India’s Transportation is what e-Amrit stands for. NITI Aayog in collaboration with the UK government has developed this portal. It has been developed under the part of the India-UK Joint Roadmap 2030. Aim of ..

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NIXI

The National Internet Exchange of India is a non-profit organization. Since the year 2003, NIXI has been working to popularize internet technology and strengthen the infrastructure of the Indian people. NIXI is registered under Article 8 of the Companies Act. NIXI was sponsored by the Information Technology Department which falls under the ambit of the ..

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Personal Status Law for non-Muslims

In the month of November, 2021, the Personal Status Law for non-Muslims was passed by Abu Dhabi. The law allows non-Islamic people in the country to marry or divorce and to get custody of their children. Highlights In the past, non-Islamic people in Abu Dhabi were not allowed to marry in the country. They must ..

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

On 25th November every year, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed and it was designated by the UN General Assembly. The day looks to raise awareness regarding women around the world who are exposed to domestic violence, rape and other forms of violence. In addition, one of the goals of ..

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Nutrition Smart Village

In the month of November, 2021, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar launched Nutrition Smart Village. This program has the aim of reaching across 75 villages in the country and will look to promote various nutritional awareness in these selected villages. Highlights This programme has the aim to raise nutritional awareness and change behavior in ..

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Brain–computer interface (BCI)

The Brain Computer Interface, also known as the Brain Machine Interface (BMI), is a direct line of that exists communication between the electrical activity of the brain and external devices, most commonly the limbs fitted to the human body which are robotic. BCI is often aimed at mapping, investigating, expanding, supporting or repairing sensory motor ..

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Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme

Ethanol, with the chemical formula C2H5OH, can be made from starch-rich sugar cane, wheat, corn and more. In the country, ethanol is mainly made from sugar cane molasses by a process called fermentation. Ethanol can also be mixed with gasoline to form various blends. Because the ethanol molecules contain oxygen, the engine can burn the ..

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PNS Tughril

The Chinese government has gifted the most advanced and largest warship to the Pakistani Navy to strengthen its maritime power. The warship is called PNS Tughril by Pakistan. China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited built this warship for Pakistan and then later handed it over to them at the commissioning ceremony which was held in the ..

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Janjatiya Gaurav Divas

The decision to celebrate 15th November as Janjatiya Gaurva Divas was made by the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The day was declared as part of a celebration to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence as well as to commemorate the tribal freedom fighter of the country. Highlights The Janjatiya Gaurav Divas ..

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