HM Amit Shah to e-launch onboarding of cooperatives on GeM portal.

  • HM Amit Shah has e-launched the onboarding of cooperatives on GeM portal, now all eligible cooperatives will be able to place orders on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal.
  • Total 589 cooperatives have been shortlisted as eligible for onboarding.
  • National Cooperative Union of India has prepared data of cooperatives with turnover and deposits of 100 crore rupees.
  • GeM has been set up as the National procurement portal to provide an end-to-end online marketplace.

Prof Ramadhar becomes 1st Indian psychologist on US Heritage Wall of Fame.

  • An Indian professor, Ramadhar Singh has been marked on the Heritage Wall of Fame of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in the United States.
  • Currently, he is a professor at the Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus had nominated Ramadhar Singh for the induction to the Heritage Wall of Fame.
  • SPSP was established in 1974, is the world's largest organisation of personality and social psychologist.

American Express launches Global Pay, cross border payments platform.

  • American Express has launched its cross-border payments platform for small to medium-sized businesses named Global Pay.
  • It will work as a digital solution that will let U.S. businesses make secure domestic and international B2B payments.
  • In addition to this, the eligible customers can earn rewards points on foreign exchange payments.
  • Global Pay is available to all eligible American Express Small Business Card Members in the U.S.
  • American Express HQ: New York, US

Dalai Lama received Ladakh highest civilian award, dPal rNgam Duston.

  • 14th Dalai Lama (Tibetan spiritual leader) has been honoured with the dPal rNgam Duston award, the highest civilian honour of Ladakh.
  • Reason: For his immense contribution to humanity, especially towards the union territory.
  • The sixth award was conferred by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh.
  • The dPal rNgam Duston is the celebration of the remarkable contribution and achievement of the heroes of Ladakh.
  • Ladakh LG: Radha Krishna Mathur

Telangana launches "Nethanna Ku Bima" Scheme for weavers.

  • Telangana Government has launched Nethanna Ku Bima Scheme, an insurance scheme, which covers handloom and powerloom weavers in the State.
  • This scheme was launched by Telangana Handlooms Minister, KT Rama Rao virtually on the occasion of National Handloom Day.
  • The insurance coverage scheme will be implemented in association with LIC.
  • In case of natural or accidental death of a weaver, Rs. 5 lakh would be deposited into the nominees’ account within 10 days.

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