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Daily News Digest:14 May 2021

GOA MARITIME SYMPOSIUM (GMS) 2021 ORGANIZED

GOA MARITIME SYMPOSIUM (GMS) 2021 was hosted by the Indian Navy under the aegis of Naval War College, Goa. The theme for GMS-21 was focused on “Maritime Security and Emerging Non-Traditional Threats: A Case for Proactive Role for IOR Navies”.

It aims to foster friendly relations with India’s maritime neighbours. It has the participation of 13 Indian Ocean Littoral countries, viz. Indonesia, Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Thailand, Myanmar, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Comoros, and Singapore.

2021 WORLD FOOD PRIZE CONFERRED

The ‘2021 World Food Prize’ has been conferred on Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted. She was awarded for her contributions in the field of research for the development of a nutrition-sensitive and holistic approach towards food systems and aquaculture.

She is a global nutrition expert of Indian descent and is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and a citizen of Denmark.

FIRST BRICS EMPLOYMENT WORKING GROUP (EWG) MEETING HELD

The first meeting of the BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) was held virtually. It was chaired by Shri Apurva Chandra, Secretary, Labour and Employment.

BRICS is the group composed of the five major emerging countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

MANCHESTER CITY : 2020-21 PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Manchester City won the 2020-21 Premier League title.

Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs.

PM RELEASES 8TH INSTALMENT OF FINANCIAL BENEFIT UNDER PM-KISAN

Recently, the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi released the 8th instalment of financial benefit under the PM-KISAN scheme. It will enable the transfer of more than Rs. 19,000 crores to more than 9.5 crores beneficiary farmer families.

Under this scheme an amount of Rs.6000 per year is transferred in 3-4 monthly instalments of Rs.2000 directly into the bank accounts of the farmers.

“MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT BRIEF “ RELEASED BY THE WORLD BANK

Recently, “Migration and Development Brief “ was released by the World Bank. As per the report, India was the largest recipient of remittances in 2020.

HOUSES UNDER SPECIAL WINDOW FOR COMPLETION OF AFFORDABLE AND MID-INCOME HOUSING CREATED

Recently, Finance Minister handed over houses to buyers under Special Window Project. The residential project - 'Rivali Park', situated in suburban Mumbai, was the first housing project in the country to have received funding under the government's SWAMIH Fund.

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