1. First consignment of 'red rice' from Assam flagged off to US

  • Iron-rich 'red rice' is grown in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam, without the use of any chemical fertilizer. The rice variety is referred as 'Bao-dhaan', which is an integral part of Assamese food

2. HDFC ERGO Launches Business Kisht Suraksha cover

  • To Protect MFIs financial institutions and banks in the event of a catastrophe or natural disaster.

3. MoHUA releases ranking for ease of living index 2020 & municipal performance index 2020

  • Bengaluru, which is known as the tech city of India, has topped the list of 111 cities in the government's latest 'Ease of Living Index' , followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore and Vadodra
  • Shimla was ranked top in the category of cities with a 'population less than million'.
  • New Delhi Municipal Council topped the 'Municipal Performance Index'list in the 'less than million population' category.
  • Indore was ranked top on the 'Municipal Performance Index' list in the million-plus population category

4. Ramesh Pokhriyal unveiled QS World university ranking 2021 by subject; 12 indian institutes named in top 100

  • IIT Madras was ranked 30th in the world for petroleum engineering
  • IIT Bombay was ranked 41st and IIT Kharagpur 44th for mineral and mining engineering,
  • University of Delhi was ranked 50th in world for development studies.

5. MP leads in land record digitisation for second year in a row, Bihar shows most improvement

  • Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha are the best performing Indian states in land record digitisation, 
  • Annual land records index prepared by Delhi-based think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

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