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1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversion with Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos, discussed health and economic challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Both leaders agreed for international cooperation, and sharing of best practices and experiences, in order to prepare for the post-COVID world

2) Facts about Laos

  • Laos officially known as the Laos People’s Democratic Republic, it is an only landlocked country in Southeast Asia. Laos is bordered by Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand
  • Capital: Vientiane
  • Currency: Kip (₭) (LAK)
  • Government: Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic
  • Party General Secretary and President: Bounnhang Vorachith
  • Prime Minister: Thongloun Sisoulith
  • Legislature: National Assembly

3) Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a conversion with Ohn Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of Tanzania, discussed bilateral relationship partnership, educational linkages, and trade and investment flows between India and Tanzania

4) Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched Sahakar Mitra, it’s a Scheme on Internship Program, an initiative by National Cooperative Development Corporation

  • Sahakar Mitra scheme is to assist cooperative institutions to access new and innovative ideas of young professionals

4) Union Ministry of HRD released “India Rankings 2020” of Institutions of Higher Education in various categories on the basis of their performance, In pharmacy category top Institutions were

  • 1st Rank: Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • 2nd Rank: Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • 3rd Rank: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
  • 4th Rank: Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • 5th Rank: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad

Link: Top Universities India Rankings 2020

5) Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta took charge as new Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command(ENC), Visakhapatnam

  • Outgoing Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral SN Ghormade transferred as Controller Personnel Services at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence(Navy)

6) Union Minister of State for Personnel and Pensions Jitendra Singh advised to set up e-office in all 8 North Eastern States

  • Jitendra Singh said the e-office project will fulfil the vision of Prime Minister Modi of “Minimum Government, Maximum Governance” and will ensure ease of administration, transparency and citizen-centric delivery mechanism
  • 8 North Eastern States: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura
  • Link: About 8 North Eastern States

7) National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) as gone ‘Fully Digital’ with the launch of unique cloud-based and Artificial Intelligence-powered Big Data Analytics platform – Data Lake and Project Management Software.

  • The entire project management workflow of NHAI is transformed from manual to the online portal based
  • Complete project execution operations including ‘workflow with timelines’ and ‘alert mechanism’ been configured.
  • All project contractual decisions and approvals to be done through the online portal only, NHAI

8) The Union Tourism Ministry organized 31st webinar series “Dekho Apna Desh” showcased “Himachal- Around the next bend”

  • Dekho Apna Desh Webinar Series is an effort to showcase India’s rich diversity under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat program
  • Virtual tour, showcased places of Himachal like, Kotkhai Palace, Kiari temple, Narayan temple, Naga cult, Apple farming
  • Kotkhai Palace, it’s an 800 years old Palace and the royal family is still residing in that palace.
  • Rukhla village, An apple-growing village
  • Kiari temple, Kotkhai architecture wood and stone earthquake resistant
  • Narayan temple, Rebuild based on the original style
  • Naga cult and Apple farming

9) The Centre released ₹6915 crores to 14 States as the third equated monthly instalment of the Post devolution Revenue Deficit Grant as recommended by the 15th Finance Commission

  • Kerala received the highest amount of ₹1,277 followed Himachal Pradesh, Punjab of ₹952 and ₹638 respectively

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