Bengaluru has topped the list of 122 cities for scooter sharing service. A report released by German electric scooter manufacturer 'unu' assessed the scooter or moped-sharing sector, and found that the number of scooters being shared globally are 104,000. In the top 10 countries with the strongest scooter-share offer, India ranked first with about 25,000 scooters, followed by Spain (23,… read-more
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WHO's recent World Malaria Report 2020 has shown that India has recorded a significant drop in malaria cases during 2000-19 among the south-east Asian countries. Reportedly, the count fell to 5.6 million in 2019 from 20 million cases in 2000. The report has shown a decline in malarial deaths from 29,500 (2000) to 7700 (2019). However, India still accounts for 88% cases and reports 86% malarial deaths in the region.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Union Territory of Ladakh on November 30 initiated its first tourism incentive policy. Keeping local tradition and architecture intact, the policy emphasizes on ensuring equitable and sustainable development across the Union Territory. An official spokesperson said that instead of large hotels and guest houses, the policy aims at developing "small and sustainable tourism assets". The initiative also aims to train tourism industry personnel to… read-more
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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on November 30 termed terrorism as the "most important challenge". He made this remark while chairing the Shangai Cooperation Organization 2020 meet. He asked the SCO member to work in tandem to eliminate terrorism. Indirectly slamming Pakistan for bringing up the Kashmir issue in the previous SCO meetings, he said, "It Is unfortunate to note that there had been attempts to deliberately bring bilateral issues… read-more
China is planning to build a dam downstream of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet. The plan, which evoked concerns in India and Bangladesh, will reportedly be executed from next year. Earlier, the Indian government has raised concerns over Chinese activities in the upstream of Brahmaputra river. Yan Zhiyong, chairman of Powerchina, said that the hydroelectric project downstream of Yarlung Zangbo River would "serve to maintain water resources and… read-more
India has strongly rejected the resolution of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC) on Kashmir and stated has it 'factually incorrect.' Reportedly, the OIC board had criticized the Indian Government's decision to abrogate Article 370. It said, the international community has to interfere for 'a resolution of the conflict.' A statement from the External Affairs Ministry has slammed OIC for letting a 'certain country' use it… read-more
Courtesy: The Hindu
Prof. Sangita Srivastava became the first-ever woman to hold the position of a regular vice chancellor (VC) at the Allahabad University (AU). Set to join the new post on December 7, Prof Srivastava has resigned from the current charge of the VC of Prof Rajendra Singh University. She joined the AU as a lecturer in 1989 and continued there before she was made the VC of Prof Rajendra Singh University in June 2018.
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To show 'solidarity' towards the Kashmiris, Pakistan PM Imran Khan will be skipping the SCO Summit hosted by India on December 1. Instead, Pakistan's Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, will be attending the meeting. The meeting will be chaired by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu as PM Narendra Modi is expected to visit Varanasi on December 1. Earlier, Imran had also skipped the meeting of SAARC leaders hosted by India.
Courtesy: The Times of India
The government has capped the surge pricing of the cab aggregators at 1.5 times the base price. The move will bring down the fare charges of the cab aggregators such as Ola and Uber. It will also bar the aggregator to reduce prices 50% below the base fare to limit the fare volatility. This move aims to promote asset utilization and to ensure substantiate dynamic pricing principle.
As a measure to showcase talents, the West Bengal Transport Corporation will be launching an art gallery on trams from the first week of December. Reportedly, the trams can be booked prior by the artists on a rental basis and can be halted at different parts of Kolkata. Moreover, student-artists can avail special discounts in portraying their works. The public will be charged Rs 6 to visit the art gallery.