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Protection and Regularization of Contractual Employees Bill-2021

The Cabinet of the state government of Punjab has approved legislation to normalize the services of 36,000 employees working on a contract, hourly and daily basis as well as ad-hoc in various government sectors. CM Charanjit Singh Channi chaired a meeting in which the cabinet of the Punjab state government gave its approval for the ..

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MPLADS

Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme or MPLADS is also known as Sansad Nidhi Yojana. In the year 2020, the Indian Government suspended the program for a period of two years due to the COVID 19 crisis. Highlights MPLADS, is a government program launched in the year 1993. This central sector program was developed ..

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Uttarakhand Foundation Day

Uttarakhand Foundation Day or Uttarakhand Day is celebrated every November 9th annually. This day is celebrated to remember the founding of Uttarakhand. On 9th November, 2000 the state was founded. Highlights The state of Uttarakhand was created by combining north-western Uttar Pradesh’s several districts. This state became the 27th state in India. Uttarakhand is a ..

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Project – 75

Project 75’s main purpose was to acquire 24 submarines. Ministry of Defense approved this project in the year 1997. Highlights In 1998 India began negotiations with DCN. DCN is a French defense company, Direction des Constructions. India has negotiated with DCN on four Scorpene-class submarines. At Mazagon Dock Limited, two of these were to be ..

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DBT-Star College Mentorship Programme

Department of Biotechnology- Star College Mentorship Programme was launched to commemorate India’s 75th anniversary of independence. This programme was created to support the concepts of networking and outreach. Highlights This program aims to promote the scientific temperament of young people in the country. The program has plans to create Star Colleges in each district. This ..

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LZTFL1

LZTFL 1 stands for Leucine zipper transcription factors like 1, are ubiquitously expressed proteins located in the cytoplasm and encoded by the human LZTFL1 gene. This protein regulates the transport of protein to the ciliary membrane by interacting with the Bardet-Biedl Syndrome protein complex. Highlights Genes regulate protein trading. Protein transport means the movement of ..

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Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest coral reef system is the Great Barrier Reef. There are over 900 coral islands and 2,900 individual coral reefs spanning 2,300 kilometers. Coral reefs are located in the Coral Sea on the Queensland coast of Australia. It was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1981. The structure of ..

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Garbh Choire Mor

Garbh Choire Mor is a Scottish collie. It snows even in the summer, so it’s called the snowiest collie in Scotland. Collie is a terrain created by glacier erosion. Highlights Garbh Khor Mor has a concave shape. The bottom ends with a bowl-shaped converging zone. Here the ice converges from all sides. It is located ..

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Powering Past Coal Alliance

The Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) is a group of 137 countries, cities, regions and organizations aimed at accelerating the phasing out of fossil fuels from coal-fired power plants. It is called the “Non-Proliferation Treaty” of fossil fuels. The project was carried out with financial support from the Government of Canada through the Ministry of ..

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Sustainable Urban Cooling Handbook

The Sustainable Urban Cooling Handbook is a report by the United Nations Environment Program and was released in the month of November 2021. According to the report, the cities around the world will be too hot to live in the future. The Handbook is an encyclopaedia of solutions for sustainable urban cooling. Key Findings Cities ..

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