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India's First Earthquake Early Warning Mobile App

India's first early warning mobile application which can alert users before an earthquake was recently launched in Uttarakhand.


e-RUPI: A Digital Payment Solution

e-RUPI, a person and purpose specific digital payment solution was launched on 2nd August 2021.


Philippines: First Country to approve Golden Rice for Planting

The Philippines has become the first country in the world to approve commercial cultivation of vitamin A-rich Golden Rice.


KASEZ: India’s First Green Industrial City”

Kandla Special Economic Zone (KASEZ), the oldest export zone in the country, has become the “first green industrial city” in India to receive a platinum rating under IGBC Green Cities Rating for existing cities in the industrial cities category.


Indian Scientists Develop Self-Healing Materials

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, teaming up with IIT Kharagpur, have developed piezoelectric molecular crystals that repair themselves from mechanical damages without need for any external intervention.


Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple: India’s 39th ‘World Heritage Site’

Telangana’s Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple (popularly known as Ramappa temple), located at Palampet village in the newly formed Mulugu District has been inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.


Liverpool stripped of ‘World Heritage’ Status

The English city of Liverpool was removed from UNESCO's list of world heritage sites on 21 July 2021 because new buildings undermined the attractiveness of its Victorian docks, making it only the third site to be removed from the prestigious list.


UK registers Norovirus Outbreak

There is a Norovirus outbreak in the United Kingdom - a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea also called "winter vomiting bug".


Performance of India on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation

The United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific's (UNESCAP) has released its latest Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. India performed remarkably in this survey and jumped from 78.49% in 2019 to 90.32% in 2021.


Production-linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme extended to Specialty Steel

The Union Cabinet has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for specialty steel. The duration of the scheme will be five years, from 2023-24 to 2027-28.


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