Summits and Conferences
Piyush Goyal to inaugurate the 40th edition of IITF
Union Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the 40th edition of India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2021 at Pragati Maidan in Delhi.
The theme of IITF 2021 is “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
The overseas participation includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, UAE, Tunisia, and Turkey.
India ranked 10th in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022
India has been ranked 10th in the Global Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2022 on the sidelines of the COP26.
The Index has been released by German-watch along with the Climate Action Network (CAN) and New Climate Institute.
Scandinavian countries Denmark (4th), Sweden (5th), and Norway (6th) together with UK and Morocco lead the ‘race to zero’.
Quick Facts: Denmark is the world’s largest exporter of wind turbines
Summits and Conferences
India launches E-Amrit portal for Electric Vehicles at COP26
India has launched the ‘E-Amrit’ portal on electric vehicles (EVs) at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
The portal has been developed by NITI Aayog under a collaborative knowledge exchange program with support from the UK government.
The E-Amrit portal is a one-stop destination to provide all information regarding electric vehicles.
Quick Facts: PM Narendra Modi is the Chairman of NITI Aayog.
‘Digital Payment Gateway’ launched by the National Internet Exchange
The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) under MeitY has launched the ‘Digital Payment Gateway’ to make the internet accessible to everyone.
The gateway will offer real-time payments and provide uninterrupted services ensuring a seamless experience for all the stakeholders.
NIXI has partnered with PayU and NSDL to offer payment gateway services.
Quick Facts: Ashwini Vaishnaw is the Union Minister of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
Rohit Sharma to captain India’s T-20 International team for upcoming series
India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been officially announced as Team India’s T-20 International captain.
Rohit will be replacing Virat Kohli as the captain of the team.
The decision was announced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Government to conduct National Achievement Survey (NAS)
The Government of India will conduct a National Achievement Survey (NAS) across the country on November 12.
The Union Government has been implementing the rolling program of sample-based NAS aimed at Classes III, V, VIII, and X with a cycle period of 3 years.
The test to be conducted in 22 mediums will assess the learning interruptions and new learning during the COVID pandemic suggesting remedial measures based on the tests.
US joins International Solar Allaince as a member country
The United States of America (USA) has become the 101st member country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
The announcement was made at the UNFCCC COP26 on November 10, 2021.
ISA is an alliance of 124 countries that was initiated by India with the objective of working for efficient consumption of solar energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
Quick Facts: ISA is headquartered in Gurugram, India.