Stand-Off on GERD

Recently, Ethiopia has started the second phase of filling a Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s (GERD) reservoir on the upper Blue Nile, which raised tensions from Sudan and Egypt ahead of an upcoming UN Security Council meeting on the issue. Ethiopia had previously announced it would proceed to the second stage of filling in July, with or

Malaria Free China

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared China as “malaria-free”. It is a result of a seven decade-long, multi-pronged health strategy that was able to entirely eliminate indigenous cases for four straight years. Malaria Free China About Malaria Free Status: Certification Process: Certification of malaria elimination is the official recognition by WHO of a country’s malaria-free status. WHO grants

Ministry of Co-operation: A New Push to Co-operatives

Recently, a separate ‘Ministry of Co-operation’ has been created by the Central Government for realizing the vision of ‘Sahkar se Samriddhi’ (Prosperity through Cooperation) and to give a new push to the cooperative movement. The Government has signaled its deep commitment to community based developmental partnership. It also fulfils the budget announcement made by the Finance Minister in 2021. Ministry

Marine Plastic

According to the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) Annual Report on Implementing the Plastic Key Points Waste Management Rules, 2016, the plastic waste generated in 2018-19 was 3.3 million tonnes per year (roughly 9,200 tonnes per day). Marine Plastic Plastic is a synthetic organic polymer made from petroleum with properties ideally suited for a wide variety of applications, including packaging, building

Indian Soldiers in Italy: World War II

The Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) will inaugurate an Indian Army Memorial in the Cassino town of Italy during an official visit to the U.K. and Italy. The memorial commemorates over 3,100 Commonwealth servicemen who took part in the effort to liberate Italy in World War II (1939-1945). 900 Indian soldiers were also commemorated on this memorial.

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