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MoU inked between Indian oil, NTPC Ltd, and SDMC for Waste to Energy plant in Delhi

National Thermal Power Corporation Lts. (NTPC)
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked on Waste to Energy plant at Okhla, Delhi, between Indian Oil, NTPC Ltd and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
  • The plant has the potential to process 17500 tons of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) per annum from municipal solid garbage to generate Syngas which is used to produce electricity.

Fitch slashes India growth projection to 8% for FY22


  • Fitch Ratings on 29th June slashed India’s growth forecast for 2021-22 fiscal to 8 percent from 9.5 percent predicted last month. It, however, preserved its prediction of Indian economy contracting by (-5) percent in the current fiscal (FY2020-21).

Swiggy starts digital wallet ‘Swiggy Money’ in partnership with ICICI Bank

  • Bengaluru-based food tech unicorn Swiggy on 30th June declared the release of its own digital wallet ‘Swiggy Money’ to facilitate a ‘single-click checkout experience’ on its platform.
  • The digital wallet in partnership with ICICI Bank will allow Swiggy users to store money and be used for all food orders on Swiggy.

1st July is observed as National Doctor’s Day

National Doctor’s Day
  • India observes National Doctor’s Day on July 1 every year, in honor of the birth and death anniversary of the great physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

1st July is observed as National Postal Worker Day

National Postal Worker Day
  • National Postal Worker Day is a different opportunity to say ‘thank you’ not only to postmen but also to all delivery personnel, as online shopping has become a crucial thing for many of us. On July 1, National Postal Worker Day is considered in recognition of postal workers across the world.

Kerala Govt declared ‘Dream Kerala’ Project

  • The Kerala government on Wednesday planned to start a ”Dream Kerala Project” to pat the potential and experience of those returning from overseas and other states after losing their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.

India’s GDP may shrink by 6.4% in FY21: Care Ratings

  • Care Ratings on 2nd July updated India’s GDP growth prediction for the current financial year to (-) 6.4 percent as economic activity continues to be under restraint because of the lockdown on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rating agency, in May, had predicted a decline in GDP growth of 1.5-1.6 percent in FY21.

HDFC Bank starts ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ App for Farmers

  • HDFC Bank starts ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers. HDFC Bank on 1st July declared the release of ‘e-Kisaan Dhan’ app for farmers all over India. Through this app, the farmers will be able to access a bouquet of services, both banking and agriculture, by their mobile phones.

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