National

Ministry Of Women And Child Development To Organise POSHAN Abhiyaan TECH-THON

The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India will organize a day-long Seminar on Technology Partnerships for Steering POSHAN Abhiyaan called ‘TECH-THON’ for POSHAN Abhiyaan

POSHAN Abhiyaan (National Nutrition Mission) was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 8thMarch, 2018 in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. The programme through use of technology, targeted approach and convergence strives to reduce the level of Stunting, Under-nutrition, Anemia and Low Birth Weight in Children, as also, focus on Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers, thus holistically addressing malnutrition.

NITI Aayog’s WEP Signs SoI With Financial Institutions & Social Organisations

The NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurs Platform (WEP) has signed five separate Statement of Intent (SoIs) with Shri Mahila Sewa Sahakari Bank Limited, Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited, SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited, Sreemanta Sankar Mission and the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).

Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare Banned Oxytocin

A vital drug Oxytocin and its formulations, used to stop bleeding during childbirth, will not be freely available for use by doctors from July 1.

The manufacture and sale of this drug has been banned for domestic use in the private sector by the government.Import of the drug has also been banned

Books and Authors

The Book “Ahimsa” To Be Published In India In August 2018

The book Ahimsa is about a woman joining India’s freedom movement will be released in August. It is authored by Supriya Kelkar.

International

Seychelles Gifts Two Giant Tortoise To India

In a goodwill gesture, Seychelles has gifted a pair of giant Aldabra tortoise to India. The pair will be kept at Hyderabad Nehru Zoological Park.

Seychelles

Capital: Victoria

Currency: Seychellois rupee

UAE To Hold First Ever “World Tolerance Summit”

The United Arab of Emirates (UAE) will host a two-day “World Tolerance Summit” in November.

The theme of the summit is “Prospering From Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”.

Economy and Finance

RBI Imposes Rs.6-Cr Penalty On TMB

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 6 crore on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB) for failing to adhere to norms while issuing bonus shares to non-resident investors. TMB had issued these shares in contravention of master directions on issue and pricing of shares dated April 21, 2016

Awards

Sagarmala’ Receives Gold Award At The 52nd Skoch Summit 2018

The Ministry of Shipping’s flagship programme for port-led-prosperity ‘Sagarmala’ received the ‘Gold Award’ in infrastructure sector in the 52nd Skoch Summit 2018 in New Delhi.

The Sagarmala Programme also received the ‘Order of Merit’ at the Summit.

Economist Lawrence Haddad, Dr David Nabarro Awarded World Food Prize

The World Food Prize was created by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug in 1986 to recognize scientists and others who have improved the quality and availability of food

Sports

ISSF Junior World Cup: Saurabh Chaudhary Sets World Record, Wins Gold

The Sixteen-year-old Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary has set a new world record on the way to winning a gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany

Thought of the day

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

– Martin Luther King

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