Daily Archives: November 23, 2020


CONTEXT: Online app UMANG completes three years. BACKGROUND: It is a unified, secure, multi-channel, multi-platform, multi-lingual, multi-service mobile app.  It is a Digital India initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched in 2017.  The UMANG mobile app (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) is a Government …

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CONTEXT: Recently, the second edition of the India, Thailand and Singapore trilateral Naval exercise SITMEX-20 concluded in the Andaman Sea. IMPORTANT POINTS: The Prime Minister of India, during his keynote address at Shangri-La Dialogue in June 2018 announced the conduct of a trilateral naval exercise between India, Singapore and Thailand. …

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CONTEXT Indian Navy to host Exercise SIMBEX-20 in the Andaman Sea. IMPORTANT POINTS: The 27th edition of SIMBEX, India – Singapore Bilateral Maritime Exercise is scheduled to be held in November 2020 (23rd – 25th) in the Andaman Sea. The annual bilateral exercise, started in 1994, is aimed at enhancing …

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CONTEXT: Recently, a Hoysala-era idol of Goddess Kali of the Lakshmi Devi Temple at Doddagaddavalli, Karnataka has been found damaged. Lakshmi Devi Temple: Lakshmi Devi temple was built by the Hoysalas in the year 1114 CE during the rule of king Vishnuvardhana. The building material is Chloritic schist, more commonly …

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CONTEXT: Recently, at the G20 (Group of Twenty) summit held virtually India called for a“New Global Index” for the post-Corona world . This year’s summit was hosted by Saudi Arabia. BACKGROUND: G20 It is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union, with representatives of the International Monetary …

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