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  • Rice Shipment Flagged Off From the Kakinada Port

    9 days ago
    The Rice shipment flagged off from the Kakinada deep-water port. About Kakinada Port: ♦ The port of Kakinada is located in Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) on the east coast of India. The Kakinada Port is situated 170 kilometers south of Visakhapatnam Port. ♦ The Kakinada Port is a large complex composed of Kakinada Anchorage Port, Kakinada Deepwater Port, Kakinada Fishing Port and Shipbreaking Forces. ♦ The Port of Anchorage in Kakinada has a century-old tradition. ♦... Read More


    One-Month Exercise in Thar Desert

    9 days ago
    The Pakistan Army held a one-month exercise code-named ‘Jidar-ul-Hadeed’ in the Thar Desert. The purpose is to prepare for conflict in the extreme desert environment. The multinational naval exercise Aman-2021 hosted by Pakistan has also begun in the Arabian Sea. 45 countries including the USA, Russia, China and Turkey will participate in the exercise. Key Facts: ♦ Part of the Thar Desert is located in Rajasthan State, northwestern India, and the other part is located in... Read More
    Category: International


    One-Month Exercise in Thar Desert

    9 days ago
    The Pakistan Army held a one-month exercise code-named ‘Jidar-ul-Hadeed’ in the Thar Desert. The purpose is to prepare for conflict in the extreme desert environment. The multinational naval exercise Aman-2021 hosted by Pakistan has also begun in the Arabian Sea. 45 countries including the USA, Russia, China and Turkey will participate in the exercise. Key Facts: ♦ Part of the Thar Desert is located in Rajasthan State, northwestern India, and the other part is located in... Read More
    Category: International


    Dickinsonia: Earliest Known Living Animal

    9 days ago
    Researchers discovered the three fossils of the earliest known living animal, the 550-million-year-old ‘Dickinsonia’ on the roof of the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters. These fossils were found on the roof of the Auditorium Cave of the Bhimbetka Rock Shelters. Highlights: ♦ In September 2018, an international team of researchers claimed to have discovered the world’s oldest Dickinsonia fossil, which appeared approximately 571 million to 541 million years ago. ♦ The... Read More


    AI Ramanujan Machine- Can find Hidden Patterns in Numbers

    9 days ago
    A new type of artificial intelligence "mathematician" called " Ramanujan Machine " may reveal hidden relationships between numbers. Highlights: ♦ The Ramanujan machine consists of algorithms that look for mathematical conclusions. These mathematical conclusions may be correct, but they have not been proven. ♦ This set of the algorithm is named after the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. ♦ The new AI mathematician aims to extract promising... Read More


    Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Programme

    9 days ago
    The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has launched the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) Program in all districts of India. Highlights: ♦ The program had previously operated in 69 districts. Researchers of the Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship Program will gain academic expertise and technical capabilities. ♦ Professional knowledge will help them understand the overall skills ecosystem. It will also help companions to join the District Skill... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Kerala Establishes Mini Museum

    9 days ago
    Kerala is the site of India’s largest art event, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and is now aspiring to become the country’s museum hub. Highlights: ♦ In this context, Dr Venu V, Additional Chief Secretary and Head of the archaeological department of Kerala, stated that the old concept about museums needs to be changed. ♦ It is necessary for the museum to be able to talk to visitors, especially young people. ♦ In order to achieve these goals, the Kerala... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    FASTag Declared Mandatory

    9 days ago
    FASTag declared mandatory. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to declare all lanes on the National Highway toll plaza as FASTag lane of the fee plaza. Highlights: ♦ The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to declare all lanes on the National Highway toll plaza as " FASTag lane of the fee plaza " at midnight from February 15 to 16, 2021. ♦ Therefore, in accordance with the NH Fee Rules 2008, any vehicle that is not equipped with... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    LRSAM Missiles Developed by DRDO

    9 days ago
    The Final production batch of the Long - Range Surface to Air Missiles (LRSAM), designed and developed by DRDO in collaboration with multiple industry partners and integrated by BDL, was launched at the DRDL at the APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad. About LRSAM Missile System: ♦ Long Range Surface to Air Missiles (LRSAM) was jointly developed by DRDO and IAI Israel to equip the latest ships of the Indian Navy. ♦ The missile system can provide point and area defences... Read More


    Foundation Stone For Maharaja Suheldev Memorial

    9 days ago
    Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the development of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and Lake Chittaura. About Maharaja Suheldev: Maharaja Suheldev, also spelt Suhaldev, is the ruler of Shravasti (Uttar Pradesh). He is mentioned in the historical romance of Persian in the 17th century Mirat-i-Masudi. The Mirat-i-Masudi was written by Abd-ur-Rahman Chishti during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir. In this chronicle, Suheldev is the son of King Mordhwaj of Shravasti. As we all know,... Read More


    SANKALP - Minister of Skills Development and Entrepreneur

    9 days ago
    The Minister of Skills Development and Entrepreneur presided over the function of Transformation of skills through strategic partnership under SANKALP. Highlights: Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood (SANKALP) is a result-oriented centrally funded program of the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) funded by the World Bank, with a special focus on decentralized programs and quality improvement. It focuses on the overall skills ecosystem covering... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Red Fort Violence Case A Punjabi Actor Arrested

    9 days ago
    Deep Sidhu, a Punjabi actor wanted in the Red Fort violence case, was arrested by Delhi police. The Red Fort complex was built as the palace fortress of Shajahanabad, the new capital of India's fifth Mughal emperor Sharjah Jahan. Highlights: ♦ After Shah Jahan was in power from Agra for 11 years, he decided to move to Delhi and laid the foundation for the Red Fort in 1618. For the inauguration in 1647, the main hall of the palace was covered with ornate tapestries, covered with... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Moon Program by Turkey

    9 days ago
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced an ambitious ten-year space program that includes a mission to the moon, sending Turkish astronauts into space and developing international Viable satellite system. Highlights: ♦ Turkey plans to establish a "first contact with the moon" on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the nation in 2023. ♦ Turkey established the Turkish Space Agency (TUA) in 2018, aiming to include a few other countries in... Read More


    Italy Gets Green Super Ministry Climate Change

    9 days ago
    Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi put climate change at the center of his management of the Italian plan. He created a super ministry to ensure that the transition to green energy drives the country's recovery. The purpose of setting up the Super Department is to make full use of EU funds on climate change. Highlights: ♦ In the first step, the Prime Minister will redraft Italy's recovery plan. ♦ Italy’s recovery plan must be submitted to the European Commission... Read More
    Category: International


    Arjun Mk 1a Tank Handed Over

    9 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the indigenous main battle tank Arjun Mk-1A during a military operation at the Army’s Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai Arjun Mk-1a tank: ♦ The Arjun main battle tank project was initiated by DRDO and the Department of Operations in 1972. The Vehicle Research and Development Agency (CVRDE) serves as its main laboratory. ♦ The goal is to create "super firepower, Mobility and excellent protection.” During the... Read More


    Kailash Range Threat of Conflicts

    9 days ago
    The Kailash Range was the battlefield during the Chinese offensive in 1962, with key battles in Rezang La and Gurung Hill. In 2020, the Indian army surprised the Chinese by making a surprise attack on the Kailash Ridge in an operation. Kailash Mountains: The Karakoram Range ends on the north side of Pangong Tso. The Kailash Range originates from the south bank and extends northwest to more than 60 kilometers southeast. Kailash ridge is characterized by rough, broken and uneven terrain, with... Read More
    Category: International


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