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The Gandhian Challenge The Gandhian Challenge for School Children

Why in News? On the occasion of the 150th birth of anniversary of ‘Father of the Nation’, Mahatma Gandhi, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) and UNICEF India including Generation Unlimited, have launched the ‘Gandhian Challenge’. About the programme This is an innovation challenge which is tend to provide every child of the […]

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India-Bangladesh Relation India-Bangladesh Relation – Loss & Gains

Bangladesh Supreme, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to make her first official visit to India post the general elections in Bangladesh (December 2018) this month. She will also be addressing the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit followed by the bilateral visit. Under Sheikh Hasina as the Bangladesh PM, both the countries are primed […]

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National E-Assessment Centre National E-Assessment Centre in New Delhi by CBDT

As a part of the Central Government’s plan to launch nameless and faceless assessment for income tax payers from October 2019, the National E- Assessment Centre will be setup in New Delhi. The order was issued by CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) who bears the responsibility for framing policies for the Income tax department. […]

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inx media case INX Media Case: All You Need to Know

Why in News? Amid high tension drama and a chain of events, former Finance minister P. Chidambaram was arrested by the officials of Central Bureau Of investigation (CBI) in relation to the INX Media Case. About the Case The INX Media back in 2007 was allowed to receive inflows tuning to 4.62 crores by the […]

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saral index rooftop solar SARAL INDEX: State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index

Why in News? The Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, RK Singh launched the State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index-SARAL on 21 August 2019. About the Index SARAL stands for State Rooftop Solar Attractiveness Index. It is aimed at incentivizing rooftop solar by creating healthy […]

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NISHTHA PROGRAMME NISHTHA: World’s Biggest Teacher’s Training Programme

Why in News? The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under the minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal will be launching the world’s biggest teacher’s training programme to train around and over 42 lakhs teachers in the country. About the Programme NISHTHA stands for National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement. The basic objective of […]

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ISRO Successfully Launches EMISAT and 28 Other Satellites from US, Spain

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Monday launched the EMISAT satellite alongside 28 different satellites from different countries, including 24 from the US from the Sriharikota launch station at 9:27 am. The mission would observe the ISRO setting payloads in three circles and leading space tests for the 1st time. The EMISAT satellite is […]

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India Demonstrates Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Weapon; Becomes 4th Space Warfare-ready Country

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the successful testing of anti-satellite (ASAT) missile, which destroyed a predetermined target of a defunct satellite in low earth orbit. The missile testing was a part of “Mission Shakti” and the demonstration makes India the fourth country in the world that has the ability to destroy low orbit […]

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Current affair news 22 Jan 2019 Exam Specific Current Affairs for UPSC Aspirants

India among the most trusted nations globally: 2019 Edelman Report 2019 Edelman Barometer Report says that India is one of the most trusted nations globally when considering the business, government and NGOs. However, the least trusted are the country’s brands.   Ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meet, the report was released on January 21, […]

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