Daily Archives: November 30, 2020


CONTEXT: In an address at the virtual meet of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu particularly mentioned about cross-border terrorism and called for combating the menace under a collective approach. BACKGROUND: SCO SCO is a significant organization that has …

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CONTEXT: The President of India has greeted the citizens on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. It is a sacred festival of the Sikh community and is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, who is believed to be born on Poornima (full moon) of the Kartika …

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CONTEXT: Recently, the Minister of Railways has inaugurated the newly electrified Dhigawara- Bandikui section of North Western Railway and flagged off the first train on this electrified route from Dhigawara station in Alwar District, Rajasthan. BACK GROUND: 1832: The first railway proposals for India were made in Madras. 1837: The …

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CONTEXT: The Government of India has announced the stimulus package of Rs. 900 crore for the Mission COVID Suraksha, the Indian Covid-19 Vaccine Development Mission, which will help the development process of the vaccine candidates. AIM: Accelerating pre-clinical and clinical development. Licensure of Covid-19 vaccine candidates that are currently in …

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CONTEXT: ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park) is a joint initiative of the Indian Institute of Science & AI Foundry, set up as a Section 8 company (Not for Profit) with a seed grant from the Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India). MAIN POINTS: It is set up …

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