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Upward Lightning

Upward Lightning: Brazilian researchers recently succeeded in taking pictures of the Upward Lightning Phenomenon. Upward lightning is a phenomenon whereby a self-initiated lightning streak develops from a tall object that travels upward toward an overlaying electrified storm cloud. For this to happen, storm electrification and the resulting presence of a cloud charge region are enabling […]

Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) : Report

Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) : Report Reports suggest that most of EPFO’s equity investments are routed into Nifty 50 stocks, including Adani Enterprises and Adani Ports & SEZ. Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. It is one of the World’s […]

Regional Search And Rescue Exercise : Indian Coast Guard

Regional Search And Rescue Exercise : Indian Coast Guard The Indian Coast Guard recently conducted a Regional Search and Rescue exercise in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, to simulate a real-time maritime distress scenario and highlight the functioning of the Search and Rescue organization (SAR) for a mass rescue operation. The exercise involved all stakeholders and effectively […]

Japan’s Official Development Assistance To India

Japan’s Official Development Assistance To India: Japan has approved Official Development Assistance (ODA) to India, for a few Key projects. Projects under ODA: Rs. 5,509 crores have been approved for Patna Metro Rail Construction Project (I). It aims to cope with the increase of traffic demand in Patna by constructing the new metro corridor, thereby […]

Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System

Yars Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System: The Russian military recently began exercises with its Yars intercontinental ballistic missile system with several thousand troops. Yars intercontinental ballistic missile is a Russian intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). It is a three-stage solid-fuel missile and can be launched from a silo or mobile launcher. The missile weighs around 49,000 kg […]