Import duty on copper scrap reduced from 5% to 2.5%, announced in Union Budget 2021-22: Reduction of import duty on copper scrap from 5% to 2.5% announced in Union Budget 2021-22 to boost recycling of copper in the country. This will have social, environmental and economic benefits and also has employment generation potential.
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INCOIS celebrated its 23rd Foundation Day: Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India celebrated its 23rd Foundation Day on 3rd February.
WHO team visits Wuhan Institute of Virology, key questions asked and answered: World Health Organization investigators on Wednesday visited Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which has been at the center of many theories about the origins of the coronavirus which first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2019.
Myanmar police file case against Aung San Suu Kyi: The Myanmar police have filed a case against the deposed head of government Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing communications equipment. The police told the court that six walkie talkies were found in search of her home in Naypyidaw.
Myanmar military announces new State Administrative Council: The regime in Myanmar headed by the army has announced a new State Administrative Council. The council headed by the Army Chief General Min Aung Hlaing has eleven members out of which 8 are from the military.
International students again demand a clear date for their return to China: International students from over 200 universities across China have again demanded a clear date for their return to their universities in China who have been stuck outside China for last one year.
Kiren Rijiju says “Fitness and Sports now part of Gram Panchyat Development Programme”: Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on February 3rd inaugurated the new Fit India Mission office.
Himachal Pradesh: Spiti Valley to re-open for outside visitors: After remaining closed for nearly 11 months, finally, the tribal Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh has decided to open its doors for outside visitors. “Spiti valley will now re-open for tourism from 17th February 2021, ” stated a note from the Spiti tourism society.
Dutch buy delivery uniforms, borrow dogs to dodge curfew: Fears of being cooped up during a curfew have led the Dutch to resort to creative ways to dodge the rules, with people signing up for borrow-a-dog services and ordering the uniforms of home delivery companies.
Get the Bernie look, or something like it, with Vermont knitter’s mittens: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders may be an unlikely fashion trendsetter but memes of his Inauguration Day mittens sparked demand for lookalikes that is keeping a Vermont knitter busy and helping take charitable donations toward $2 million.
Swedish film festival to screen on remote island for audience of one: Scandinavia’s biggest film festival is going ahead this year despite the coronavirus pandemic, but will be hosted on an isolated island and admit only one attendee – a healthcare worker, selected from 12,000 applicants.
Lakers’ James plays down row with spectators in win over Hawks: Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said he was happy fans are back at some NBA games amid the COVID-19 pandemic despite a bizarre altercation with supporters that led to four of them being ejected from Monday’s game at Atlanta Hawks.
Missing customers, Belgian restaurateur serves mannequins: A Belgian restaurant owner near Brussels says she misses her customers so much since her restaurant was forced to close last October under coronavirus laws, she has replaced them with mannequins.
Mukesh Choudhary, the new big star in MMA professional Fight: Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is an active, yet dangerous sport, which has been gaining popularity in India as well.