Moscow Format meeting on Afghanistan: India to attend Moscow format talks, first formal meeting with Taliban

This will be the first Moscow format dialogue after the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban in August 2021. The meeting is likely to be the first time India will meet the Taliban face-to-face since it set up an interim government last month.

UNHRC: India re-elected to UN Human Rights Council for record 6th term with overwhelming majority

India was re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council with 184 votes in a 193-member assembly, while the required majority was 97. India’s current term at UNHRC was to end on December 31. 2021.

2021 Global Hunger Index: India ranks 101 out 116 countries

The 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranked India at 101st out of a total of 116 countries. Know the Indicators used to calculate 2021 GHI and India’s progress on GHI.

India’s first ‘One Health’ Consortium launched

‘One Health’ Consortium envisages carrying out the surveillance of significant viral, bacterial infections of zoonotic as well as the transboundary pathogens in India, including the North-eastern part of the country.

Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri breaks Brazilian legend Pele's international goal record

Sunil Chhetri is the third-highest international goal scorer among active players and sixth-highest of all time, as of October 2021.

Henley Passport Index 2021: Know how powerful your Indian Passport is!

In Henley Passport Index 2021, Japan and Singapore have topped the list, while India has been ranked at 90th place, with its passport holders allowed to travel visa-free to 58 countries. The country has toppled down by six ranks as compared to its rank in 2020.

Draft EPR Notification: Centre announces targets to manage plastic packaging waste

The Environment Ministry has released a draft EPR notification under Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016.

BSF's area of jurisdiction expanded in three states, Punjab & WB call it intrusion

BSF's jurisdiction in Punjab, Assam and West Bengal has now been increased to up to 50 km inside the Indian territory from the international border.

ISSF Junior World Championship: India finish on top with 43 medals, including 17 gold; Check medal standings

Indian shooters at ISSF Junior World Championship 2021 concluded the meet with 16 silvers, 17 gold, and 10 bronze medals.

Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index: India ranked third, sixth on new PPA index

RECAI Index: The United States has been ranked first, China has been placed at second place and India has been ranked third on the 58th Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index’ (RECAI).

Centre to increase coal production to 2 million tonnes per day in a week

India Coal Crisis: Government is boosting its per day coal production from 1.94 million to 2 million tonnes within a week.

COVID-19: WHO forms scientific advisory group to identify Coronavirus origin, says it may be ‘last chance’

While talking about its new scientific advisory group, WHO said that it may be ‘our last chance’ to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus. It also urged China to provide the data from the early cases.