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USD 32 million loan for Mizoram signed by India and World Bank

Goi, World Bank Sign $32 Million Loan To Strengthen Healthcare Services In  Mizoram - Global Tribune

GOI, along with Mizoram Government, signed an agreement worth $32 million with World Bank for Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project. 

The project aims to improve management capacity and quality of health services in Mizoram, with a focus on vulnerable groups.

The Mizoram Health Systems Strengthening Project will benefit the people across all eight districts of the state.

Quick Fact: World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., US; World Bank President: David Malpass; CM of Mizoram: Pu Zoramthanga; Governor: P.S. Sreedharan Pillai.

Finance News

Aarogyam healthcare business loan launched by SBI 

Sbi Launches Aarogyam Healthcare Business Loan | Deccan Herald

SBI launched the Aarogyam healthcare business loan to provide enhanced support to the healthcare sector amidst COVID-19. 

Under this new product, the entire healthcare ecosystem would be able to avail loans up to Rs 100 crore, repayable in 10 years.

In metro centres, loans can be availed up to Rs 100 crore, Tier I & Urban centres up to Rs 20 crore and Tier II to Tier VI centres up to Rs 10 crore.

Quick Fact: SBI Chairperson: Dinesh Kumar Khara; SBI Headquarters: Mumbai; SBI Founded: 1 July 1955.

International News

UN body endorses ISRO, NOAA-led multinational project 

Isro, Noaa-Led Multinational Project Endorsed By Un Body | World News | Zee  News

The UN body endorsed ‘Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Coastal Observations, Applications, Services, and Tools (CEOS COAST)’. 

The CEOS COAST programme will be co-led by ISRO and NOAA from the US. 

This programme aims to improve the accuracy of coastal data on the basis of satellite and land-based observations. 

Quick Fact: NOAA stands for ‘National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’.

Finance News

Fabindia SBI Card to be launched by SBI Card in partnership with Fabindia 

Sbi Card Partners With Fabindia To Launch Fabindia Sbi Card

SBI Card and Fabindia joined hands to launch an exclusive co-branded contactless credit card named ‘Fabindia SBI Card’. 

The card is designed with curated benefits and privileges to offer a rewarding shopping experience to its premium customers.

The Fabindia SBI Card bolsters their premium portfolio and enables the customers to contribute to the digital economy of India.

Quick Fact: SBI Card MD and CEO: Rama Mohan Rao Amara; SBI Card Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana.


Cochin International Airport honoured in airport service quality

Cochin International Airport Won Honour In Airport Service Quality

Cochin International Airport (CIAL) won Airport Council International (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour in Airport Service Quality. 

This recognition is awarded to those airports which, in the opinion of passengers, consistently delivered excellent services.

CIAL has consistently delivered excellence in customer service by winning multiple awards for five years in the past 10 years. 

Quick Fact: ACI Headquarters: Montreal, Canada; ACI Founded: 1991.


‘It’s a wonderful Life’ by Ruskin Bond

It'S A Wonderful Life: Reading Ruskin Bond'S Collection Of Vignettes,  Essays And Lockdown Journals - Theseer

Indian British author, Ruskin Bond, authored a new book titled ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ published by Aleph Book Company. 

The book is written in a perceptive, uplifting, deeply moving, and non-fictional way.  

His First Novel was the Room on the Roof.

Quick Fact: Ruskin Bond’s awards: Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.

Important Days

Day of the Seafarer observed on June 25

Day Of The Seafarer: 25 June

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrates this day to pay respect to sailors who help conduct sea transport. 

The theme of the 2021 campaign was ‘Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future’.

The day was proposed by the IMO in 2010 to celebrate the contribution of the seafarers to the world economy and civil society. 
Quick Fact: 2021 marks the 11th anniversary of DoS.

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