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Australia has scrapped the "belt and Road deal" with China and Victoria.

  • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has scrapped the controversial Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) deal.
  • It was called inconsistent with Australia's foreign policy.
  • Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews blindsided the Federal Government when he first signed the Belt and Road deal with the Chinese government in 2018.

RBI cancels licence of Maharashtra-based "Bhagyodaya Friends Urban Co-operative Bank".

  • Bank licence cancelled as it does not have adequate capital and earning prospects.
  • More than 98% of the depositors will receive full amounts of their deposits from Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC).

"Rumana Sinha Sehga" has won the'Nelson Mandela' in the word humanitarian award 2021.

  • Software-engineer turned social entrepreneur has been awarded by the Diplomatic Mission Global Peace.
  • She is the recipient of the Nationwide Award -under 50- Business Leader 2021 for social entrepreneurship by Business Mint.
  • She also received the International Influencer of the year 2021.

Chennai boy Arjun Kalyan becomes India’s 68th Grandmaster.

  • He crossed the 2500 ELO mark after beating Dragan Kosic in the fifth round of GM Round Robin “Rujna Zore-3” in Serbia.

India ranks 87th among 115 countries in global Energy Transition Index.

  • The report, prepared by World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with Accenture.
  • The top 10 countries in the index are Western and Northern European countries, with Sweden in the first place, followed by Norway and Denmark.

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