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  • Russia Delivers S-400 Missile Systems To India

    16 days ago
    Russia has begun delivering the S-400 missile system to India in order to improve the country's air defence capabilities. Highlights: ♦ In 2021, Russia began deliveries for deployment on schedule. ♦ In 2018, India paid $5 billion for this system. ♦ The contract between India and Russia got problematic as the US threatened... Read More

    Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX21 Begins

    16 days ago
    SITMEX–21, the 3rd edition of the Trilateral Maritime Exercise, is taking place in the Andaman Sea from 15 to 16 November. Highlights: ♦ The event will include the navies of India, Singapore, and Thailand. From India, the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Karmuk is competing in the third edition. ♦ It's a Missile Corvette made in the... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Purvanchal Expressway Launched By PM

    16 days ago
    The Purvanchal Express, a 341-kilometer train line in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Highlights: ♦ The highway, which connects the state capital of Lucknow with Ghazipur, is expected to cost Rs 22,500 crore to build. ♦ In a military transport plane, PM Modi arrived at the Purvanchal Expressway... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse

    16 days ago
    Several nations will experience the next lunar eclipse on November 19, 2021 in the morning. It will be the century's longest partial lunar eclipse. Highlights: ♦ It will be the second lunar eclipse of 2021, and it will seem identical to the one that happened on May 26. ♦ It will be the longest lunar eclipse in the last 580 years. ♦... Read More

    Kashi Utsav Held In Varanasi

    16 days ago
    Kashi Utsav will be held in Varanasi from November 16 to November 18, 2021, to commemorate Kashi's ancient legacy and culture. Highlights: ♦ Varanasi's "Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre" is hosting the event. ♦ The utsav will also honour legendary figures such as Goswami Tulsidas, Sant Raidas,... Read More

    Maharashtra And RMI Signed An MoU

    16 days ago
    Maharashtra and RMI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for technical assistance in EV policy. Highlights: ♦ The Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a non-profit organisation based in the United States, to provide technical help for the state's electric vehicle (EV) policy. ♦... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU

    National Press Day Commemorated On 16 November

    16 days ago
    Every year on November 16th, National Press Day is held to honour India's free and responsible press. Highlights: ♦ The Press Council of India began working as a moral watchdog on this day, ensuring that the press maintains high standards and is neither influenced or threatened. ♦ It also marks the establishment of the Press Council... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    International Day For Tolerance Observed On 16 November

    16 days ago
    On 16th of November the United Nations observes the International Day of Tolerance. Highlights: ♦ Every year on November 16th, the United Nations commemorates "International Day for Tolerance." ♦ The United Nations is dedicated to promoting tolerance across cultures and peoples through encouraging mutual understanding. ♦... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Two Teenage Indian Brothers Won The Children's Peace Prize

    16 days ago
    For a waste project, two teenage Indian brothers won the Children's Peace Prize. Highlights ♦ Vihaan (17) and Nav Agarwal (14) of Delhi have won the 17th annual KidsRights International Children's Peace Prize for their efforts to reduce pollution in their hometown by recycling household waste. ♦ Kailash Satyarthi, the Indian... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Ordinance Extending The Terms Of The CBI And ED Chiefs

    16 days ago
    The Indian government has passed two laws that will allow the directors of the CBI and ED to serve for up to five years. Highlights: ♦ The chiefs of both agencies are currently given a two-year term. ♦ On November 14, 2021, the government issued the "Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021" as well as the... Read More

    Arunachals State Butterfly - Kaiser-i-Hind

    16 days ago
    On November 13, 2021, the State Cabinet of Arunachal Pradesh, led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, designated "Kaiser-i-Hind" as the state butterfly. Highlights: ♦ The Kaiser-i-Hind' butterfly is a huge and colourful butterfly. It's an elusive swallowtail butterfly that goes by the name of 'India.' ♦ It is native... Read More
    Category: Environment

    First Audit Diwas Celebration

    16 days ago
    On November 16, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the first Audit Diwas. Highlights: ♦ The first edition of the Audit Diwas will be commemorated to commemorate the institution of CAG's historic beginnings and contributions to governance, transparency, and accountability. ♦ The event will take... Read More

    Wholesale Price Index (WPI) Released

    16 days ago
    On November 15, 2021, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced its Wholesale Price Index (WPI) statistics. Highlights: ♦ Provisional Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation increased to a five-month high of 12.54 percent in October 2021, compared to 66 percent in September. ♦ An increase in gasoline and manufacturing prices... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    The 41st Scientific Expedition To Antarctica Launched By India

    16 days ago
    India successfully launched the 41st Scientific Expedition to Antarctica, recently. Highlights: ♦ The first detachment of Indians arrived on the white continent's southern tip. ♦ The first batch includes 23 scientists and support personnel. They recently arrived at the Indian Antarctic station Maitri. ♦ Using the DROMLAN... Read More

    Govt Signs $61 Million Loan With ADB

    16 days ago
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to lend $61 million to the Indian Govt. to enhance living conditions, stimulate new developments in Agartala. Highlights: ♦ A loan agreement was reached between India and the Asian Development Bank for the Agartala City After Urban Development Project. ♦ This initiative is in line with the... Read More

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