World Wildlife Day is observed on 3 March
World Wildlife Day is observed on 3 March. The day aims to celebrate beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora. It raises awareness to conserve wildlife. Theme: The theme of 2020 World Wildlife Day is “Sustaining all life on Earth”.
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World Hearing Day is observed on 3 March
World Hearing Day is observed on 3 March every year. The day raises awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. Theme: The theme of 2020 World Hearing Day is “Don’t let hearing loss limit you.
Arunachal Pradesh assembly implements e-Vidhan project
Arunachal Pradesh Assembly went paperless with the implementation of e-Vidhan, a project under the Digital India programme. With the implementation of the e-Vidhan project, MLAs can access every information regarding the Assembly, see the list of business and read questions and other documents pertaining to House proceedings through their laptops and tablet computers. The initiative will make all the proceedings in the house paperless.
Pune to host 108th Indian Science Congress annual session in 2021
The Indian Science Congress association (ISCA) announced that Pune will host the annual session of 108th Indian Science Congress on January 3-7, 2021 at Symbiosis International University’s Lavale campus with the theme,”Science and Technology for Sustainable Development with Women Empowerment”.
Government cites concerns over divesting stake below 51 per cent in NTPC, PowerGrid
The Power Ministry has raised concerns over the proposed strategic divestment of government equity in NTPC, PFC and Power Grid, which may bring down its stake to below 51 per cent.
Earlier, under disinvestment plan, it was proposed to divest government equity below 51 per cent of its stake in certain public sector undertakings, including NTPC, PowerGrid and Power Finance Corporation (PFC).
RBL Bank ties-up with Zomato to launch co-branded credit card powered by Mastercard
RBL Bank (formerly known as Ratnakar Bank),an Indian private sector bank, has entered into a partnership with Online food ordering and delivery app Zomato to launch co-branded credit cards, powered by Mastercard, for Zomato users.
OECD downgraded India’s FY21 GDP growth to 5.1% from 6.2%
Global agency Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in its report titled “OECD Interim Economic Assessment Coronavirus: The world economy at risk” has trimmed India’s real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth forecast to 5.1% from the earlier projection of 6.2% for 2020 due to the impact of deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) on the domestic as well as the global economy. For 2021, India’s real GDP growth is projected at 5.6% from the earlier forcast of 6.4%.
70th Berlin International Film Festival
The 70th edition of Berlin International Film Festival( Berlinale) 2020 was held in Berlin, Germany. The Opening film of the festival was ‘My Salinger Year’ and the Closing film was ‘There Is No Evil’.
India to have its first sky eye in geostationary orbit GISAT-1
India will launch its first state of the art earth observation satellite Geo Imaging Satellite (GISAT-1) to be placed in geostationary orbit on March 5, stated the Indian Space Agency.
The satellite will provide real-time image of large area of region of interest at frequent intervals. The GISAT-1 will also enable quick monitoring of natural disasters, episodic events and any short term events.