Ministry of Cooperatives: The Modi government created a new ministry to strengthen the cooperative movement.

  • This new ministry will provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework to strengthen the cooperative movement in the country.
  • The ministry will work to streamline processes for ease of doing business for cooperatives
  • And enable the development of Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS).
  • Ministers responsible :- Amit Shah, Minister of Co-operation & B L Verma, MoS of Co-Operation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the "Co-Win" Global Conclave.

  • CoWin Global Conclave is a virtual conclave organized by the Union Ministry of Health, Ministry of External Affairs and NHA.
  • Delegates from 142 countries participated in the global meeting.
  • PM Modi emphasized the importance of technology in the fight against the pandemic.

Govt launches mobile app "Matsya Setu" for Indian Fish farmers.

  • The app was developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar,
  • With the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad.
  • The online course app aims to disseminate the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies to the aqua farmers of the country.

Paytm launches "Postpaid Mini" to provide short-ticket instant loans.

  • Postpaid Mini, small ticket loans that will give users flexibility to access loans ranging from Rs 250 - Rs 1,000,
  • In partnership with Aditya Birla Finance Ltd.
  • The product is an extension of its Buy Now, Pay Later service, driving affordability amongst those new to credit.
  • These small ticket instant loans will give flexibility to users and
  • Also help manage their household expenses to maintain liquidity during the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
  • Paytm Postpaid is offering a period of up to 30 days for repayment of loans at 0 per cent interest.

A book titled "The Fourth Lion: Essays for Gopalkrishna Gandhi" authored by Venu Madhav Govindu and Srinath Raghavan.

  • Gopalkrishna Gandhi has been an administrator, diplomat, author, and public intellectual of distinction for over four decades.
  • His writings have spanned diverse genres, showcasing both his deep scholarship as well as a profound engagement with issues of politics, history, literature, and culture.
  • The Fourth Lion, a festschrift in honour of Gopalkrishna Gandhi,
  • consists of twenty-six essays contributed by individuals drawn from various walks of life and from across the globe.


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