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SAIL to be privatised

The government is planning to sell 5% stake in Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) through an offer for sale, which could fetch about ₹1,000 crore . SAIL is a Maharatna company – it enjoys significant operational and financial autonomy The Maharatnas Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) Coal India Limited Gas authority of India limited […]

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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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Merger of CAPF exam with IAS/IPS exam

What are Armed police forces? The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to security forces under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. They are 1. Border Security Force (BSF) 2. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)z 3. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) 4. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) 5. National Security Guard (NSG) 6. Sashastra Seema […]

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Fiscal Health of Delhi Government

SUBSIDISED SCHEMES RUN BY DELHI GOVERNMENT • Free bus rides for women in Delhi. • Subsidy for those using less than 400 units of electricity. • Free water for families that use less than 20,000 litres a month. • Free treatment, medicines and test facilities in nearly 200 mohalla clinics. But the maximum stress of […]

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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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Muktoshri – Arsenic Resistance Rice

DEVELOPED BY The new rice variety, Muktoshri — also called IET 21845 —, was developed jointly by the Rice Research Station at Chinsurah coming under West Bengal’s Agriculture Department and the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. POINTS TO REMEMBER • Arsenic is naturally present at high levels in the groundwater of a number of countries. […]

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New Delhi to get Washington type Missile Shield

NASAMS 2 NASAMS (National/Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) is a distributed and networked medium to long range air-defence system. There are 11 official operators as of 2019 MISSILES The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the US government said that the proposed sale to India included 5 AN/MPQ-64Fl Sentinel radar systems, 118 AMRAAM AIM-120C-7/C-8 […]

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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 […]