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President Trump Signs Directive to Create a Military Space Force

President Trump has signed a directive to create a Military Space Force. The directive orders the Pentagon to establish the Space Force as the sixth branch of the United States military, to go along with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Military Space Force The main goal of the Space Force is Read More…

LCA Tejas gets Final Operational Clearance

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has received the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard certification for Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The DRDO’s FOC certification testifies the combat-readiness of Tejas. The Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) is a DRDO laboratory authorised to certify military aircraft and airborne Read More…

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships awarded to 150 Sri Lankan students

150 students of Srilanka from all 25 districts were awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi scholarships for study in India. The Scholarships were awarded by Sri Lankan Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Indian High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu at a special ceremony in Colombo. ContentsMahatma Gandhi ScholarshipsOther Initiatives of India to boost the Education in Sri Read More…

EU agrees on Greenhouse Gas Emission cut for Trucks

The European Parliament and the Council have struck a deal reduce average CO2 emissions compared with 2019 levels. The features of the deal are: To reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from new trucks and buses by 30 per cent by 2030. The deal proposes a binding CO2-reduction target for trucks at the EU-level for Read More…

OFB gets nod for Producing Long Range Artillery Gun Dhanush

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has received clearance from the Indian Army and the Ministry of Defence for production of 114 ‘Dhanush’ long-range artillery guns. ContentsDhanush Long Range Artillery GunsOrdnance Factory Board Dhanush Long Range Artillery Guns The features of the Dhanush long-range artillery guns are: Dhanush Long Range Artillery Guns are the first ever Read More…

PM Modi Flags-off First Ever Diesel-to-Electric Converted Locomotive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first ever diesel-to-electric converted locomotive at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. ContentsDiesel-to-Electric Converted LocomotiveIndian Railways Mission 100 per cent ElectrificationBenefits of 100 per cent Electrification Diesel-to-Electric Converted Locomotive The 10,000HP freight locomotive was converted from two units of old diesel locomotives of 2600 HP each with indigenous Read More…

Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

The Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 were presented on 18 February 2019 to honour the greatest sporting achievements of 2018 and celebrate the power of sport to change the world. ContentsAwardees of Laureus World Sports Awards 2019NGO Yuwa Awardees of Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic, (Serbia) Tennis. Sportswoman of Read More…

CCEA approves launch of KUSUM scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the launch of KUSUM, Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan scheme. The scheme aims to provide financial and water security to farmers through harnessing solar energy capacities of 25.75 gigawatts (GW) by 2022. ContentsComponent of the SchemeFeatures of the SchemeComponent-AComponent-B Component-C Component of the Scheme The scheme has Read More…