IREDA launches "Whistle Blower" portal.

  • The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) has launched a Whistle-Blower Portal as a part of the celebration of Vigilance Awareness Week 2021.
  • The whistleblower portal has been developed by the company's IT team and will help IREDA employees to raise concerns related to fraud, corruption, abuse of power.
  • IREDA is a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) set up as a Non-Banking Financial Institution.

Haryana Government launched "Uttam Beej Portal".

  • Haryana CM, Manohar Lal Khattar has launched Uttam Seed Portal, which will benefit the farmers of Haryana by providing quality seeds with transparency.
  • The portal will provide transparency in the seed production program organized by both government and private seed producing agencies and ensure the quality of certified seeds.
  • This seed portal has been linked to Meri Fasal Mera Byora Portal and Parivar Pehchan Patra ID.
  • Meri Fasal Mera Byora Portal provides details to all those farmers who have land or who have given their land on contract and should sell their crop.
  • Farmers will now get high quality good seeds, which can improve their production and revenue.
  • Government businesses as well as private visa businesses must register.

Axis Bank signs MoU with Indian Navy to offer "Power Salute".

  • Axis Bank signed an MoU with the Indian Navy to offer Defense Services Salary Package under Power Salute in New Delhi.
  • Through the agreement, the bank will provide several benefits to all veterans and all ranks of cadets of the Indian Navy.
  • ICICI Bank also renewed its MoU with the Indian Army to offer enhanced benefits and new facilities to all serving and retired military personnel through its Defence Salary Account (DSA).
  • Major benefits included under Power Salute are an accidental cover up to INR 56 lakh,
  • children education grants up to INR 8 lakh,
  • total permanent disability cover up to INR 46 lakh,
  • partial permanent disability cover of up to INR 46 lakh and air accidental cover of INR 1 crore,
  • zero processing fee and 12 EMI (Equated Monthly Installment) waivers on the home loan.

National Tribal Dance Festival 2021 held in Chhattisgarh.

  • Chhattisgarh has celebrated the annual Second National Tribal Dance Festival 2021 at the Science College Grounds, Raipur as a part of the state's tourism development plan.
  • It was inaugurated by Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel.
  • This year's event was coined with Chhattisgarh's Rajyotsava (State Foundation Day- November 1, 2021).

Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU with Flipkart to enhance rural livelihoods.

  • E-commerce marketplace Flipkart has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to support the ambitious Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) programme.
  • The MoU will help empower local businesses and Self Help Groups (SHGs) by bringing them on an e-commerce platform to sell their products.
  • Special attention will be given to Self Help Groups led by women.
  • The MoU is a part of Flipkart's Samarth program which aims to help skilled artisans, weavers and under-served community artisans to sell online through the Flipkart Marketplace.
  • Under the programme, e-commerce knowledge and training regarding onboarding, cataloging, marketing, account management, business insights and warehousing is also provided.

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