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NRAI gets highest WHO ratings

India’s vaccine regulatory body NRAI (National Regulatory Authority of India) was given the maximum ratings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for vaccine regulations. The ratings were given by WHO after completing the assessment of the status of the NRAI system against WHO NRA Global Bench-marking Tool and measured the maturity of the system in … Continue reading NRAI gets highest WHO ratings

Barren Island active again

Barren Island, India’s only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, recently started spewing smoke and lava again. The announcement was made by researchers at Goa based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO).Researchers from Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and NIO have sampled sediments and water in the vicinity and recovered coal-like black … Continue reading Barren Island active again

Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh celebrate Statehood Day

The states of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram celebrated their Statehood Day today. The erstwhile North East Frontier Agency(NEFA) was named Arunachal Pradesh and granted Union Territory status in 1972. Thereafter it attained Statehood on 20th February 1987. Mizoram was declared Union Territory in 1972 and in 1986 became a full-fledged federal state of Indian Union in … Continue reading Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh celebrate Statehood Day

World Day of Social Justice

The United Nations General Assembly has decided to observe 20 February annually, approved on 26 November 2007 and starting in 2009, as the World Day of Social Justice. World Day of Social Justice is a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. As recognized by the World Summit, … Continue reading World Day of Social Justice

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