Explanation:Nirmala Sitharaman has launched a start-up incubation centre called the Centre for Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Learning (CEOL) in Mangaluru, Karnataka. She has allocated Rs. 1.5 crore from her MPLAD (Member of Parliament’s Local Area Development) scheme for the development of CEOL.
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Explanation:Kerala based Federal Bank announced a partnership with Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Exchange to leverage blockchain technology for cross-border remittances. The two financial companies have launched and successfully tested the service using blockchain technology, which is fast revolutionising the financial and commercial world.
Explanation:To combat climate change, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has approved a regional project on Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC). The first phase of the project has been approved at a cost of approximately Rs. 100 Crore for the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Explanation:The Haryana Government launched the ‘Bhavantar Bharpai’—a scheme through which the state government would compensate farmers for price deficit for vegetable produce. The government would ensure farmers got at least the base price for four vegetables—potatoes, tomatoes, onions and cauliflower—while his dispensation would compensate them for the rest.
Explanation:Manipur Central University, Imphal, will host the 105th Session of the Indian Science Congress during March 18-22, 2018. The session was to be held during the traditional January 3-7 dates at Osmania University in Hyderabad. However, it was postponed by the ISCA last week as circumstances in the campus were found not to be conducive to organise the session.