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ISRO Reusable Launch Vehicle to land in Karnataka

The Reusable Launch Vehicle Program was launched by ISRO in 2016. It aims to cut down the launch cost by reusing the spacecraft. So far, the RLV (Reusable Launch Vehicle) has been tested over water. For the first time, ISRO will test in land. The RLV will function as a space shuttle that will carry Read More…

Global Hunger Index, 2019

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is jointly published by Concern worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. The score if the index is calculated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). It measures and tracks hunger at regional, national and global levels. The 2019 Global Hunger Index measures hunger of 117 countries. India was ranked 102nd and was Read More…

Shinyuu Maitri-2019:  Indo-Japan Joint Air Force Exercise

The Indian Air Force will be carrying out a joint military exercise called ‘Shinyuu Maitri’ with Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) from 17 to 23 October 2019. The joint exercise will be held at Air Force Station, Arjan Singh in Panagarh town, West Bengal. Within few days of India and Japan Air Force joint Read More…

World Students Day on Sir Kalam’s birthday

The world remembers Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India as a loved teacher. The United Nations declared his birthday, October 15, 2019, as World Students Day. ContentsSignificanceAwards of Dr Kalam Significance Bharat Ratna Dr Kalam was known with various nick names like People’s President, as he focused on people centric issues during Read More…

Railways starts 10 Sewa Service trains to connect small towns with closest major cities

Indian Railways has launched 10 ‘Sewa Service’ trains, in a bid to improve last-mile connectivity. These Sewa Service trains will connect small towns with their closest major cities and ease the hassle of travelling for daily passengers. These trains will also help divert short distance traffic from roads to the railways. ContentsKey HighlightsThe 10 ‘Sewa Read More…

IMF: World Economic Outlook, 2019

The World Economic Outlook is a biennial report that is released in April and October. According the report released recently on October 15, 2019, the global economy is at its slowest pace of growth at 3%. This is a serious climb down from 3.8% in 2017. ContentsKey highlights of the reportJustificationsRecommendations Key highlights of the Read More…

Govt. to set up 14 World Skills India Training Centres across 9 cities

Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey unveiled plans to set up 14 Authorized World Skills India Training Centres across 9 cities in country for media and entertainment sector. Key Highlights Objective: The new institutes will be set up for advanced skill training of candidates in media and entertainment sector and to further Read More…

Make in India: Diagnostic kits released

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) have developed two diagnostic kits under Make in India initiative. The kits are called Blue tongue sandwich ELISA (sELISA) and Japanese Encephalitis lgM ELISA. Purpose of the kits: For control of Swine and Detection of Antigen ContentsKey featuresBlue tongue virus Key Read More…