01 November - World Vegan Day

Union Minister Amit Shah launches the "Dairy Sahakar" scheme.

  • The Union Minister for Cooperation, Amit Shah has launched the Dairy Sahakar scheme in Anand, Gujarat during a function organized by Amul to celebrate the 75th foundation year of Amul.
  • The total outlay of Dairy Sahakar Yojana is Rs 5000 crore.
  • The scheme will be implemented by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) under the Ministry of Cooperation.
  • This scheme will complement the existing efforts to strengthen the dairy sector in the country, doubling the farmer's income as well as realizing the vision of Sahyog to Prosperity.
  • Under the scheme, NCDC will provide financial assistance to eligible cooperatives for activities such as bovine development, milk procurement, processing, quality assurance, value addition, branding, packaging, marketing, transportation and storage of milk and milk products, export of dairy products, etc.

Microsoft surpasses Apple to become world’s most valuable company.

  • Microsoft Corp. has surpassed Apple Inc. to become the world’s most valuable publicly-traded company by market capitalisation.
  • At market close on October 29, 2021, Apple stood at about $2.46 trillion while Microsoft reached nearly $2.49 trillion.
  • Apple had held the top position for more than a year.

Agriculture Minister inaugurated "Apple Festival" in J&K.

  • Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar and Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha have virtually inaugurated the 1st ever Apple Festival held in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It will provide a better platform to apple growers and other stakeholders.
  • With an annual production of over 2 million metric tonnes, apples from Jammu and Kashmir contribute to 87% of the national production and are linked to the livelihood of about 30% of the population of Jammu and Kashmir.

IRCTC and Truecaller have partnered to reduce fraud in Railways.

  • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has partnered with Truecaller India to provide passengers with greater confidence in communication.
  • The aim of this partnership is to reduce fraud in Railways.
  • Under this partnership, Integrated National Railway Helpline 139 has been verified by Truecaller Business Identity Solutions.
  • The aim of this partnership is to assure passengers that important communications like booking details and PNR status are delivered by IRCTC only.

Kotak Mahindra Bank partnered with NPCI to launch RuPay credit card "Veer".

  • Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) has partnered with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to launch Kotak Credit Card on RuPay network named Veer for personnel of Indian Armed Forces i.e. Army, Navy and Air Force.
  • In the 75th year of India's independence, the first credit card introduced by KMBL on the RuPay network is the Veer credit card, exclusively for the Armed Forces.
  • The launch of Veer Credit Card for Armed Forces is Kotak's 1st credit card under RuPay network.
  • The credit card is available in two variants as Kotak RuPay Veer Platinum and Kotak RuPay Veer Select.
  • These contactless cards come with a zero joining fee and offer many exciting benefits to the cardholders.

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