Current Affairs

Reserve Bank of India fines Paytm Payments Bank, Western union

The Reserve of Bank (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 1 crore on the Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) and Rs. 27.78 lakh on the Western Union Financial Services for non-compliance with certain directions.


Microsoft AI Innovate: Tech-giant launches new programme to empower AI startups in India

Tech giant Microsoft on October 20, 2021, launched a new initiative Microsoft AI Innovate for nurturing and scaling startups that have been leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) in India.


India, Fiji sign MoU on cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors

India and Fiji on June 22, 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of agriculture and the allied sectors.

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India attracts total FDI inflow of USD 6.24 billion during April 2021: Government

According to the data issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on June 23, 2021, India has attracted a total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow of USD 6.24 billion during April 2021.

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Jamsetji Tata tops global list of biggest philanthropist of last century

Jamsetji Tata, the founder of Tata Group, has emerged as the biggest philanthropist globally in the last century by donating $102 billion, according to the list of top 50 givers prepared by the Hurun Report and EdelGive Foundation.

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China inaugurates first fully electrified bullet train in Tibet, near Indian border

China on June 25, 2021, operationalized its first fully electrified bullet train in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, connecting the provincial capital Lhasa and Nyingchi, which is a strategically located Tibetan More..

COVID-19: Japan to provide USD 9.3 million aid to India to build cold chain system

The Government of Japan announced on June 25, 2021, that it will provide USD 9.3 million worth of cold chain equipment and related assistance to India to help the country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


COVID-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute manufactures first batch of Covovax, says Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on June 25, 2021, said that the first batch of COVOVAX vaccine is being manufactured this week at the Pune facility of SII.

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Japan approves world’s biggest free trade agreement involving China, ASEAN

Japan on June 25, 2021, ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which is a free trade agreement between Australia, China, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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World Health, IP, trade bodies launch joint platform to tackle COVID-19

The heads of the global health, Intellectual Property, and trade bodies on June 24, 2021, announced a joint platform to help the countries around the world plug the gaps in accessing the COVID-19 vaccines, technologi More..

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