World’s First Space Crime

🕔17:52, 15.Oct 2019

Recently it was reported that the “world’s first space crime” may have been committed by a NASA astronaut, Anne McClain. Background of the Crime committed in space:  The astronaut is suspected of signing into the personal bank account of her

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Emission Trading Scheme (ETS)

🕔17:51, 15.Oct 2019

In news: Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) Nobel Laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo’s Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) has helped the state of Gujarat check pollution. What does the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) do? Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is

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Central Bank’s Stance On Inflation Impacted Growth

🕔17:49, 15.Oct 2019

The slowing of the economy suggests that the central bank’s stance on inflation may have impacted growth Background of the role of RBI in the current slowdown: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently announced its mandatory bi-monthly announcement on

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Jute Industry Told To Step Up Supply Of Sacks For Kharif Crop 

🕔11:11, 15.Oct 2019

The jute industry has been told to step up the supply of gunny bags for the Kharif season or face dilution in the mandatory packaging order now in force to protect the one and a half-century-old industry. Background The jute

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FASTags Will Work As Aadhaar To Track Vehicles

🕔11:05, 15.Oct 2019

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday called FASTags, a device to make automatic payments at toll booths the equivalent of Aadhaar for vehicles, which will allow the government to track their movement across the country. About the FASTags The government

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ADB $190 million loans for road infrastructure in Rajasthan

🕔18:49, 14.Oct 2019

The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India signed a $190 million loan to upgrade 754 kilometers of state highways and major district roads (MDRs) to two-lane or intermediate-lane standards  About India-ADB Loan Agreement: The sealed loan agreement between

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Many denied PDS rice due to non-seeding of Aadhaar

🕔18:47, 14.Oct 2019

The ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme seems to be not working in favour of many in Odisha, according to a survey that found that hundreds of people have not been provided rice through the Public Distribution System for two

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Punjab records 45% increase in farm fires

🕔18:46, 14.Oct 2019

Context: The paddy harvesting season has started in Punjab and the State has already recorded a 45% increase in stubble burning incidents, but the administration hopes the farm fire counts will come down gradually as a result of intensive interventions

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DHARMA GUARDIAN – 2019: Indo-Japan Joint Military Exercise

🕔18:45, 14.Oct 2019

Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN 219 between India and Japan will be conducted at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte from 19 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019.  Objective: Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) comprising

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Typhoon Hagibis

🕔18:12, 14.Oct 2019

In news At least 25 people have died and 15 others are missing after one of the most powerful typhoons in decades struck wide areas of Japan’s main island. Why is Typhoon Hagibis is so severe? Size: The diameter of the

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