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IN NEWS India, earlier this week, lodged a strong protest with Pakistan High Commission over attempts being made to convert Gurdwara Shaheed Ganj Bhai Taru Singh Shaheedi Asthan in Naulakha Bazar of Lahore into a mosque. Political parties in Punjab and the SGPC too raised objection. WHO WAS BHAI TARU SINGH? According to the Encyclopedia […]

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Joram – Koloring Road Project in Arunachal Pradesh

ARUNACHAL PRADESH Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged state on February 20, 1987. Till 1972, it was known as the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA). In 1972, it became a union territory and was named Arunachal Pradesh. Mizoram, another northeastern state, also gained statehood on the same day 34 years ago. WHAT PRIME MINISTER SAID IN […]

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About Brazil’s Yara Virus ( yaravirus )

BASICS Because of the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, virology has become a hot topic THE ISSUE The Yara virus infects amoeba and has genes that have not been described before, something that could challenge how DNA viruses are classified. AMOEBA A type of cell or unicellular organism which has the ability to alter its […]

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Tishreen Revolution in Iran

Tishreen Revolution The Tishreen Revolution/protests have been ongoing for past 5 months in Iraq. Tishreen =Month of October Protests started on 1 October 2019, a date which was set by civil activists on social media. The protests started in the capital Baghdad, but quickly spread to other provinces. Reason for Protest Against 16 years of […]

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Storm Ciara hits Europe

The Storm Storm Ciara has caused extensive damage in Europe. After first sweeping across Ireland and the UK on 9th February, the storm thrashed the north coast of mainland Europe. Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, and Poland Storm Ciara is notable because of the very strong and widespread winds(~150 kph). Why multiple names ? The storm […]

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Sri Lanka wants India’s Help to Pay China’s Debt

WHAT SRI LANKAN PM SAID IN AN INTERVIEW TO THE HINDU We didn’t discussed the Trinco projects, but we did talks about the Eastern Terminal [in Colombo] which India and Japan are jointly investing in, and the LNG terminal. Whatever was signed [in 2017] was not even pursued by the last government. President [MRS Sirisena] […]

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Locust Invasion on India, Pakistan and Iran

FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION In 1945, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was created In Quebec City, Canada, by the first session of the newly created United Nations. FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Headquarters: Rome, Italy LOCUST A locust is a large, mainly tropical grasshopper […]

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NASA Launches Solar Orbiter

Mission Overview Solar Orbiter is an international cooperative mission between ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA that addresses a central question of heliophysics: How does the Sun create and control the constantly changing space environment throughout the solar system? Solar Orbiter is slated for an early 2020 launch. The Solar Orbiter will spend about […]

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Oscars 2020

The 92nd Oscars were held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA What and who exactly is ‘Oscar’? The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture […]

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India and 50 African Countries Sign Lucknow Declaration

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN AFRICA? 54 fully recognised states are all members of the United Nations and the African Union. LUCKNOW DECLARATION The ‘Lucknow Declaration’ was adopted in the presence of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his counterparts from 12 African nations and heads of delegations from 38 other African countries. Overall, 50 African […]