Daily Archives: December 19, 2020


CONTEXT: Recently, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched a communications satellite, CMS-01, on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV – C50) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Andhra Pradesh. Previously in November 2020, ISRO launched India’s Earth Observation Satellite, EOS-01, and nine other customer satellites. MAIN POINTS: …

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CONTEXT: Recently, the Indian government has invited public comments for introducing adoption of E20 fuel to promote green fuel like ethanol. MAIN POINTS: E20 fuel is a blend of 20% of ethanol with gasoline. The current permissible level of blending is 10% of ethanol, though India reached only 5.6% of …

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CONTEXT: Recently, Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, has crossed 20,000 US dollars in value. Bitcoin’s price has always been volatile, and there is no clear explanation for its current rise.Cryptocurrency is a specific type of virtual currency, which is decentralised and protected by cryptographic encryption techniques. MAIN POINTS: Bitcoin is a type …

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CONTEXT: The National Commission for Minorities celebrated World Minorities Rights Day on 18th December 2020. The United Nations on 18th December, 1992 adopted the Statement on the individual’s Rights belonging to religious or Linguistic National or Ethnic Minorities. MAIN POINTS: The National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 in Section 2(c) …

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CONTEXT: Recently, India and Bangladesh have held a virtual summit covering comprehensive discussions on all aspects of bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and international issues. MAIN POINTS: Sealed seven agreements to expand cooperation in diverse areas viz. hydrocarbons, elephant conservation, sanitation, and agriculture, and restored a cross-border rail …

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