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NASA’s Perseverance rover

NASA’s Perseverance rover is close to completing its first set of objectives on MARS. The NASA robot has collected a diverse set of rock samples that it will soon deposit on the surface, awaiting carriage to Earth by later missions. The goal is to have the samples back on Earth in 2033. About the Perseverance rover NASA launched its Mars Perseverance Rover on an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in July 2020. The rover landed at Jezero Crater ...
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The Eastern Economic Forum and India

Russia hosted the seventh Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) Vladivostok from September 5 to 8. The four-day forum is a platform for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses into Russia’s Far East (RFE). Eastern Economic Forum The EEF was established in 2015 to encourage foreign investments in the RFE. The EEF displays the economic potential, suitable business conditions and investment opportunities in the region. As of 2022, almost 2,729 investment projects are being planned in the region. The agreements focus on infrastructure, transportation, mineral excavations, ...
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Delisting of registered unrecognized parties

The Election Commission has ordered the delisting of 86 registered unrecognised political parties it found to be “non-existent” and declared 253 others “inactive”. Unrecognized political parties Either newly registered parties (under the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951) or those which have not secured enough percentage of votes in Assembly or General Elections to become a State party or those which have never contested in elections since being registered are considered registered unrecognised political parties. Such parties don’t enjoy all the benefits extended to ...
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Triple dip’ La Nina

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the occurrence of the ‘Triple dip’ La Niña phenomenon. The La Niña weather pattern is one of the three phases of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). La Niña is caused by large-scale cooling of the ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. La Niña is also the opposite of the widely-known El Niño, which only occurs when the Pacific Ocean water is higher than normal. ‘Triple dip’ La Niña phenomenon ...
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Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY)

Recently, the second Anniversary of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) was celebrated. PMMSY envisages generation of 68 lakh Employment by the end of 2024-25. PMMSY was introduced by the Government of India, as part of the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ package with the investment of Rs. 20,050 crores, the highest ever investment in the Fishery sector. Fishermen are provided with insurance cover, financial assistance and a facility of Kisan Credit Card as well. Aim and Objectives: PMMSY aims towards the ...
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Human Development Index 2021

Recently, the Human Development Index 2021 was released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In 1990, Pakistani economist Mahbub -ul-Haq developed the Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI released by the UNDP in its Human Development Report. It measures average achievement in three basic dimensions of human development, A long and healthy life, Access to education and A decent standard of living. It is calculated using the following four indicators Life expectancy at birth, Mean years of schooling, Expected ...
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National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)

President Droupadi Murmu has appointed Justice D.Y. Chandrachud as the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). The NALSA has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society. While the CJI is the Patron-in-Chief, the second senior most judge of the Supreme Court of India is the executive chairperson of the Authority. NALSA The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) is a statutory body constituted under the Legal Services ...
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Night Sky Sanctuary (Dark Sky Reserve)

In a unique and first-of-its-kind initiative, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt of India, has undertaken to set up India’s first-ever “Night Sky Sanctuary”. A part of Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary at Hanle, Ladakhis all set to become India’s first Dark Sky Reserve. An Dark Sky Reserve is a public or private land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural, heritage and/or public enjoyment. The need ...
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INS Vikrant

Prime Minister commissioned India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant into the Indian Navy. INS Vikrant / Indigenous Aircraft Carrier 1 (IAC-1) is the first indigenously built aircraft carrier,constructed by Cochin Shipyard Ltd. It uses a Short Take Off- Barrier-Assisted Recovery system (STOBAR) to launch and recover aircraft. The aircraft carrier will be able to accommodate up to 30 fighters and helicopters, including Mig-29K fighters jets and Ka-31 helicopters. INS Vikrant– The first indigenous aircraft carrier-Motto of the IAC is Jayema Sam Yudhi ...
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Appointment of Chief Justice of India

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has been appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India. He will only be the second CJI to have been appointed directly from the Supreme Court Bar Association, without serving as a judge of a high court. India’s highest judicial post is the Chief Justice of India. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the other judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President under Article 124 (2) of the Indian Constitution. Article 124 ...
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