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  • Lucy Spacecraft Launched By NASA

    45 days ago
    NASA launched the first-of-its-kind mission on October 16, 2021, to study the Trojan asteroids of Jupiter. Highlights ♦ Trojan asteroids are two large clusters of space rocks, considered pieces of primordial material forming the solar system's outer planets. ♦ The space probe is called Lucy and it has been packed inside a unique cargo... Read More

    Lucy Spacecraft Launched By NASA

    45 days ago
    NASA launched the first-of-its-kind mission on October 16, 2021, to study the Trojan asteroids of Jupiter. Highlights ♦ Trojan asteroids are two large clusters of space rocks, considered pieces of primordial material forming the solar system's outer planets. ♦ The space probe is called Lucy and it has been packed inside a unique cargo... Read More

    Indian Army Team Wins Gold In Cambrian Patrol Exercise

    45 days ago
    A 5th Battalion-4 representing the Indian Army won a gold medal at the Cambrian Patrol Exercise held in the UK. Highlights: ♦ The Exercise was held from October 13th to 15th, 2021, in Wales, in the United Kingdom. ♦ The UK Army organised the Exercise Cambrian Patrol, the ultimate test of human endurance and team spirit. ♦ Out... Read More
    Category: Defence

    International Day For Eradication Of Poverty Recognized On 17 October

    45 days ago
    The International Day For Eradication Of Poverty is commemorated On 17 October to recognize the efforts and struggles faced by people who live in poverty. Highlights: ♦ The first commemoration of "International day for Eradication of Poverty" took place in Paris, France, in the year 1987. ♦ Poverty was declared a violation... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    PLI Scheme Launched For Telecom Products

    45 days ago
    Production Linked Incentive Scheme was launched on 14 October, for Telecom & Networking Products. Highlights: ♦ The PLI Scheme was launched by the Minister of State of the Ministry of Communication, Devusinh Chauhan. ♦ This scheme was launched to help reduce India's dependence on other countries for importing telecom and networking... Read More

    Eco Oscars Awarded To Indian Project

    45 days ago
    Takachar's Innovations, an Indian Project, won the "Prince William's inaugural Earth shot Prize", also called "Eco Oscars. Highlights: ♦ The Project recycled the agricultural waste into Fuel and was led by Vidyut Mohan. ♦ The project was awarded for its affordable technology and reduction of smoke emissions by... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    India 101 Rank In Global Hunger Index

    45 days ago
    The Global Hunger Index 2021 was released on 14 October, and India is 101 rank in the Index with an alarming hunger level. Highlights: ♦ The Global Hunger Index is published by an Irish aid agency called ‘Concern Worldwide’ and a German organisation called ‘Welt Hunger Hilfe’. ♦ India has been placed in the 101st... Read More
    Category: Index / List

    Healthy Smile App Launched By AIIMS

    45 days ago
    AIIMS launched 'Healthy Smile’ mobile app to raise awareness on maintaining oral hygiene among children. Highlights ♦ The app was launched to spread awareness on maintaining oral hygiene among children right from infancy. ♦ It will also motivate them to brush twice a day and provide information on keeping dental decay under... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    World Food Day Is Celebrated On 16 October

    45 days ago
    World Food Day is celebrated on October 16 to raise awareness of how privileged people are to eat foods worldwide and about deprived people. Highlights: ♦ This 76th World Food Day day raises awareness regarding deprived & not-so-privileged people who cannot afford the worldwide delicacies. ♦ In 2021 was celebrated under the theme-... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Global Handwashing Day Is Celebrated On 15 October

    45 days ago
    On October 15, Global Handwashing Day was commemorated worldwide to boost awareness on the importance of hand hygiene for keeping people safe. Highlights: ♦ The ‘Global handwashing Day’ theme in 2021 is “Our Future is at Hand – Let’s Move Forward Together.” ♦ Global handwashing day has become more... Read More

    Tea & Banana Waste Used In Developing Non-Toxic Activated Carbon

    45 days ago
    A team of scientists from India have used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon. Highlights: ♦ This is useful in industrial pollution control, water purification, food and beverage processing, and odour removal. ♦ The newly developed process avoids using any toxic agent for synthesizing activated carbon, thus making... Read More

    CRISP-M Tool For Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Scheme Launched

    45 days ago
    Giriraj Singh, Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, launched the CRISP-M tool virtually. Highlights: ♦ The CRISP-M tool has been launched to combine the climate information in the “Geographic Information System (GIS) based watershed planning” under the MGNREGA and develop climate resilience. ♦ This tool will... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    DILLI Series Sea Power Webinar 2021- Highlights

    45 days ago
    The 8th Edition of the annual ‘Dilli Series’ Sea Power Seminar was conducted online in Webinar format on 11 and 12 October. Highlights: ♦ The theme of this year’s Webinar was ‘Maritime History of the Indian Ocean Region. ♦ Admiral Arun Prakash, the former Chief of the Naval Staff, was the Chief Guest for the... Read More
    Category: Defence

    ITCA Launches 75 Students' Satellites Consortium: Mission 2022

    45 days ago
    ITCA Bengaluru has inaugurated the program to launch 75 Students' Satellites Consortium: Mission 2022 to celebrate the 75 years of Indian Independence. Highlights: ♦ Indian Technology Congress Association in Bengaluru converges on building synergies between academia, industry and research organisations. ♦ It has started an earnest... Read More

    RBI Grants License To Unity Small Finance Bank

    45 days ago
    Unity Small Finance Bank, launched by CFSL and BharatPe, was granted a license by the Reserve Bank Of India. Highlights: ♦ The Unity Small finance bank was established to start the small finance bank (SFB) Business in India. ♦ The Centrum Financial Services Ltd and Resilient Innovations Private Limited have joined for the first time... Read More

    Haryana Bans Govt Employees Participating In Politics, Elections

    45 days ago
    The Haryana Government has banned employees from participating in elections and politics. Highlights: ♦ An announcement has also been issued from the chief secretary's office in this regard while implementing Haryana Civil Services (Government Employees Conduct) Rules, 2016. ♦ Punjab and Haryana High Court have been focused on complying... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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