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ISRO launches satellite CMS 01 successfully – Boost for India’s Communication & Disaster Management

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its 42nd communication satellite CMS-01 on Thursday, at 3.41 pm IST. It lifted off into the cloudy skies from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. Initially scheduled to launch on 8 December and again to 14 December, it was pushed back …

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India Tells Nepal to Learn From Sri Lanka Regarding China’s Influence

KEY HIGHLIGHTS ‘India’s goodwill comes with no strings attached’ ‘Nepal is free to act independently in international affairs’ ‘Nepal must be vigilant and learn from Sri Lanka and other nations which have also signed agreements with other countries in the region’ New Delhi: India’s goodwill comes with no strings attached, said CDS Bipin Rawat and …

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India Falls in Human Development Index 2020

India dropped two spots to 131 among 189 countries in the 2020 human development index, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Human Development Index is the measure of a nation’s health, education, and standards of living. Life expectancy of Indians at birth in 2019 was 69.7 years while Bangladesh …

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DRDO to use Air India Aircrafts to build Six New AEW&C Aircrafts for IAF

India Will Extend Its Weather Radar Network To The Himalayas To Counter China’s Weather Modification System The move is yet another step in making India self-reliant in the defense sector, and will further enhance IAF’s surveillance capabilities along the tense Indo-China and Indo-Pakistan borders. According to government sources, DRDO will develop the aircraft under a …

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India Counters China in the Himalayas with Weather Radar Network Current Affairs 2020

The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) radar network will now extend to the high altitudes of the Himalayas and the country’s Northeast. The move is announced days after China revealed its plan to expand its weather modification system. In all, 10 radars will be deployed along the Himalayas,” said M Rajeevan, secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences …

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Canada PM Justin Trudeau expresses concern at farmers protest – India Canada Relations

Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday expressed concern about the ongoing farmers’ protest in India against three farm laws and said Ottawa has reached out to the Indian authorities to highlight the same. Speaking during a Facebook video interaction organised by Canadian MP Bardish Chagger to mark Gurupurab or the 551st birth anniversary …

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West Bengal to constitute anti-electrocution cells to protect elephants in the wild

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government has decided to constitute multi-departmental anti-electrocution cells to protect wild elephants in the state, officials said on Thursday. The decision in this regard was taken during a recent meeting in north Bengal between officials of the Power and Forest Departments, they said. “The cells will formulate preventive and mitigation strategies …

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