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31 January, 2021

International

CCEA approves closure of Scooters India Limited

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report ‘Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index’ released by Future-Proofing Healthcare initiative of Roche, India with a score of 36 was ranked at 10 out of 11 Asia Pacific Countries in terms of adopting personalised healthcare & steps taken to provide right care to the needed person at the right time. Singapore topped the Index followed by Taiwan & Japan at 2nd & 3rd positions respectively. The 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region which were measured in the index are Australia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and New Zealand. Indonesia has been ranked at the 11th position.
Position Country Overall Score
10 India 36
1 Singapore 71
2 Taiwan 67
3 Japan 64
About Roche:
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Severin Schwan
Headquarters – Basel, Switzerland

National

CCEA approves closure of Scooters India Limited

CCEA approves closure of Scooters India Limited

Agreement for Financial Support to STARS project Signed between MoE, DEA & WB

i.On the lines of the Cabinet approval to the Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project in Oct 2020, a financial support agreement was signed between Ministry of Education (MoE), Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), and World Bank (WB) for the implementation of Rs 5718 crore STARS project on January 29, 2021, .
ii.Under the agreement, WB will provide US$ 500 million (approximately Rs. 3700 crore) and the rest will be shared by participating states for a period of 5 years.
iii.There are 6 participating states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha.
iv.It should be noted that the WB support will be in the form of a financing instrument called Program for Results (PforR).
About Ministry of Education (MoE):
The Ministry of Education was formerly known as the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD).
Minister of State (MoS)– Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre
Headquarters – New Delhi

Economy

StashFin Partners with SBM Bank India to Launch ‘StashFin SBM card’, a Contactless Prepaid Card

StashFin Partners with SBM Bank India to Launch ‘StashFin SBM card’, a Contactless Prepaid Card

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Miscellaneous

Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft (IN FAC) T-81 Decommissioned

Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft (IN FAC) T-81 of the Super Dvora MK II class was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, Maharashtra. The 25 meters long vessel with 60 tonnes displacement has served India for more than 20 years. Rear Admiral V Srinivas, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
About IN FAC T-81:
General Info
IN FAC T-81 was built at Goa Shipyard Ltd in collaboration with M/s Ramta of Israel.
The vessel was commissioned into the Navy on 05 Jun 1999 by the then Governor of Goa, Lt Gen JFR Jacob (Retd).
About Indian Navy:
Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence (Navy)– New Delhi, Delhi
Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)– Admiral Karambir Singh,

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