- PM pays tribute to Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Jayanti(PIB) Bowing to the great Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on Ambedkar Jayanti, the Prime Minister tweeted "his struggle to bring the deprived section into the mainstream will remain an example for generations to come"
- PM greets people of Assam on Bohag Bihu(PIB) Greetings to the people of Assam on the sacred occasion of Bohag Bihu. I pray for everyone’s health and happiness. May Assam touch new heights of prosperity.”
- Centre fast-tracks approval for more vaccine candidates(TH) Nod for drugs developed abroad with emergency use consent will allow imports in bulk
- Door for global vaccines opens but pricing strategy could be key to entry(IE) The NDA government is learnt to have negotiated the cost of Covishield — Serum Institute of India’s (SII) version of the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford vaccine -- to Rs 150 plus GST, or around $2.02, per dose.
GS2: International Relations
- BIMSTEC needs to reinvent itself(TH) The grouping, a work in progress, has several obstacles to overcome
- Raisina Dialogue-2021(PIB) Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today delivered a video address at the Inaugural Session of the Raisina Dialogue in virtual format, along with Chief Guests H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and H.E. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark.
- All gold jewellery must bear hallmark from June(TH) The Centre will go ahead with its plan to mandate hallmarking of gold jewellery from June 1. The plan had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- WhatsApp policy: CCI defends nod for probe(TH) It tells HC that the probe was to gauge whether access to data would lead to abuse of dominant position.
- Last two rhinos translocated under IRV 2020At least 22 one-horned rhinos have been translocated within Assam since 2008 under the Indian Rhino Vision (IRV) 2020 program but the exercise could have slightly missed its target to increase rhino population to 3,000 in the state's seven protected …