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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Five more States/UTs integrated with ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ platform, taking the total to 17

The newly approved states/UTs under this plan are Uttar PradeshBiharPunjabHimachal Pradesh and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
The scheme announced in June 2019 allows portability of food security benefits across the country from 1st July, 2020. 


Maharashtra the first state government to announces free and cashless insurance to the people

The Health Minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope announced that Maharashtra will be the first state to provide free and cashless insurance protection to the people and the covered under the state governments health scheme and for the treatment of COVID-19 patients at the private hospitals in Pune and Mumbai the government has signed a MoU with the General Insurance Public Sector Association(GIPSA).


200 new mandis added to the e-NAM platform from 7 States: Narendra Singh Tomar

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar has added 200 new mandis to the e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform from 7 States.

Participants
The Ministers of State(MoS) for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Parshottan Rupala &  Kailash Choudhary, Secretary of Department Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare(AC&FW), Sanjay Agarwal, and senior officers of the Ministry.

Constituency of Ministers:
Narendra Singh Tomar- Morena, Madhya Pradesh
Parshottan Rupala- Gujarat
Kailash Choudhary- Baytoo, Rajasthan


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

IIT-Madras Professor & Padma Shri awardee Thalappil Pradeep named for 25th Nikkei Asia Prizes 2020 in Science& Technology

The prize includes a cash component of 3 Million Yen and an award certificate and is scheduled to be awarded in Tokyo, Japan later 2020.

About IIT Madras:
Director– Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi
Location– Chennai, Tamil Nadu


APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Professor Shobana Narasimhan of JNCASR elected as International Member to American Academy of Arts and Science

Professor Shobhana Narasimha head of the Computational Nanoscience group from the Theoretical Science Unit(TSU), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research(JNCASR), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India has been elected as an International Honorary Member to the American Academy of Arts and Science

About American Academy of Arts and Science:
Chair of the Board– Nancy C.Andrews(Duke University School of Medicine)
President– David W. Oxtoby (American Academy of Arts and Sciences)
Vice Chair of the Board– Diane P.Wood(U.S. Court of Appeals)
Location– Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Founded in– 1780

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Traders’ body CAIT to launch national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket’ for retail traders

Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in association with several technology partners, will soon launch a national e-commerce marketplace ‘bharatmarket’ (www.bharatemarket.in) for all retail traders in India, who have served Indian consumers for years.
i.CAIT has pledged to connect 95% of India’s retail business in this marketplace with the initial collaboration of Ministry of Commerce and Industry to implement the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India

About Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT):Location– New Delhi
Secretary General– Praveen Khandelwal


ENVIRONMENT

US Scientists discover 1st known aquatic Dinosaur ‘Spinosaurus aegyptiacus’

According to the study published in the journal Nature, a team of US(United States) scientists have discovered a carnivorous (meat eating) swimming dinosaur named “Spinosaurus aegyptiacus” at the Kem Kem region of the Moroccan Sahara in North Africa.


BOOKS & AUTHORS

Union Culture Minister released e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal -India Rediscovered” to mark the centenary year of Prof B. B. Lal

Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Culture Minister, released an e-book “Prof. B. B. Lal- India Rediscovered” in New Delhi, on the occasion of centenary year (100th birthday) of the great archaeologist Professor Braj Basi Lal. Shri Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture was also present on this occasion

About Archaeological Survey of India (ASI):
Headquarters– New Delhi.
Director General– Usha Sharma.