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Iran Nuclear Talks Set To Resume

Iran Nuclear Talks Set To Resume: Iran nuclear talks set to resume after five months: The international talks have resumed in Vienna to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. The talks are held between the remaining partners to the deal — Iran, China, Russia, Germany, […]

List of First Cities to Get 5G Services in 2022

5G: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said that Gurugram, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jamnagar, Ahmadabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune, and Gandhi Nagar would be among the first cities to get 5G services in 2022. 5G or fifth generation is the latest upgrade in long-term evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks. It mainly works in three […]

Counter-Terrorism Committee Of United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

Counter-Terrorism Committee Of United Nations Security Council (UNSC): India will chair the Counter-Terrorism Committee of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in January 2022 after 10 years. The Counter-Terrorism Committee was established by Security Council resolution 1373 adopted unanimously on 28 September 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US. The Committee […]

Fake Sun | Artificial Sun: China

Fake Sun: Top scientists from China have claimed to have successfully created a ‘fake Sun’. The artificial Sun created by China is about ten times hotter than the real Sun, around which our planet revolves. It is called the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), also known as ‘Artificial Sun’ experiment. In June, it set a […]

What is Retrospective Taxation?

Retrospective Taxation: British energy major Cairn Energy Plc has finally withdrawn the lawsuits filed against the Indian government and its entities overseas in a ₹10,247 crore retrospective tax case. The company is in the process of dropping cases filed in France and the Netherland, too. These lawsuits were filed to seize assets of Air India […]

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM)

Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM): Telangana stood first in the implementation of the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM). Tamil Nadu and Gujarat took the second and third positions respectively. About Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission: Launched in 2016, the programme is designed to deliver catalytic interventions to rural areas on the threshold of […]

Who Was Sri Aurobindo?

Sri Aurobindo: PM Modi has announced that 150 universities across the country will be involved in writing papers on different aspects of spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo’s life and philosophy to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. Sri Aurobindo was born on August 15, 1872, in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was a yogi, seer, philosopher, poet, and […]

Typhoon Rai Death Toll: Philippines

Typhoon Rai: The official death toll of Typhoon Rai (locally named Odette) which hit parts of the Philippines in mid-December, was raised to 388. Rai is the strongest storm to hit the disaster-prone archipelago this year (2021). Typhoons are a kind of storm. The storms, depending on where they occur, may be called hurricanes, typhoons […]

State of India’s Livelihood (SOIL) Report 2021

Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs): The State of India’s Livelihood (SOIL) Report 2021 has stated that just 1-5 % of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) have received funding under central government schemes introduced to promote them in the last seven years. About the Report: Access Development Services, a national livelihoods support organisation has prepared the SOIL report. […]

Trincomalee Oil Tank Farms: India and Sri Lanka

Trincomalee Oil Tank Farms: In the coming days, India and Sri Lanka are going to sign the long pending deal to jointly develop the Trincomalee oil tank farms. The signing of the deal will reflect a positive sign, amidst strained relationship between the two countries. About Trincomalee Oil Tank Farms: The oil tank farm was […]