Biden honors 2 Indian-American scientists for remarkable discoveries.

  • The two Indian - Americans Ashok Gadgil and Subra Suresh were awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by US President Joe Biden at the White House.
  • President Biden also honored leading American scientists, technologists, and innovators at the award ceremony.
  • The scientists, who were honored at the event, made discoveries enabling lifesaving medical treatments, helping fight the opioid epidemic, improving food security, and much more.

India to resume visa services in Canada for certain categories.

  • India has announced plans to resume visa services for certain categories amid a diplomatic crisis with Canada.
  • According to the High Commission in Ottawa, it would restore services for entry, business, medical, and conference visas with effect from October 26.
  • The development comes amid a brewing diplomatic crisis that recently prompted the expulsion of more than 40 Canadian diplomats from New Delhi.

Indians no. 1 in getting citizenship of rich nations.

  • Indians, who are at the forefront of migrating to OECD countries, also lead in acquiring foreign citizenship, according to a recent OECD report.
  • Among them, American citizenship remains dominant. However, Canada has witnessed the highest growth in granting citizenship to foreign nationals.
  • Canada, in particular, recorded the most significant proportional increase, with a staggering 174% jump between 2021 and 2022.

EC To Appoint Actor Rajkummar Rao As Its "National Icon".

  • Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar will formally appoint Rajkumar Rao as a National Icon of the EC.
  • He, whose portrayal of an official tasked with conducting polls in the Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh in the Hindi film Newton won accolades, will be inducted as a National Icon by the Election Commission (EC).
  • The EC appoints prominent Indians as national icons to motivate voters to participate in elections.

World's first liquid D.A.P. The plant has been inaugurated in Gujarat.

  • Recently the world's first liquid D.A.P. The plant has been inaugurated in Kalol, Gujarat.
  • It has been constructed at the Kalol campus of Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO).
  • This plant was inaugurated by Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah.
  • Five hundred M.L. from this plant. Two lakh bottles will be produced daily.
  • Each bottle will be equivalent to a 45 kg bag.
  • Nano fertilizer has been developed for the first time in the world by IFFCO scientists.
  • Apart from Nano DAP (liquid), IFFCO has also manufactured Nano Urea (liquid).
  • Nano Urea is already being sold, while Nano DAP was launched this year.

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