Monthly Archives: November 2021

KUPOL

Recently, Russia has successfully placed into orbit a military satellite. The satellite is believed to be a Tundra Satellite, part of Russia’s early warning anti-missile system named Kupol or dome. Important points: Tundra satellite system is a constellation of Missile Early Warning Satellites established by Russia between 2015 and 2020. …

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INTEGRATED COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTRES(ICCCS)

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has begun work to finalise its recommendation for providing Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs) as a service to states and smaller cities. Important points: The Smart Cities project, which aims at developing 100 citizen-friendly and self-sustainable urban settlements, includes setting up …

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CONSTITUTION DAY

The Ministry of Law & Justice has launched ‘Online Course on Indian Constitution’ on the eve of ‘Constitution Day’ as a part of celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ for 75 years of India’s Independence. The online course aims to enhance the awareness of the constitutional values to understand the …

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) CONFERENCE

Recently, India-Israel Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference was held. The need for introducing flexible work times and gender-neutral pays to enhance women participation in STEM was highlighted. Important points: The STEM acronym was introduced in 2001 by scientific administrators at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). …

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NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY

Recently, the latest data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS 2019-21) has been released. Earlier in 2020, the first-phase data of the NFHS-5 2019-20 was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which provided data on various issues related to women in india. Important points: The share …

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MYANMAR-INDIA BORDER EARTHQUAKE

Recently, a shallow and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Myanmar-India border region early. Important points: An earthquake in simple words is the shaking of the earth. It is a natural event. It is caused due to release of energy, which generates waves that travel in all directions. The …

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DIGITAL TAX ON E-COMMERCE SUPPLIES

Recently, India and the United States have agreed for a transitional approach on equalisation levy or digital tax on e-commerce supplies beginning from 1st April, 2022. Earlier in January 2021 , the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) had said that the Digital services taxes adopted by India, …

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TOTAL FERTILITY RATE DECLINE IN INDIA

Recently, the latest data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS 2019-21) has been released. The data shows a declining trend regarding Total Fertility Rate (TFR: the average number of children per woman). Important points: Total fertility rate (TFR) in simple terms refers to the total number of children born …

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INDIAN OCEAN REGION

Recently, the Defence Minister of India addressed the 5th World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) held in New Delhi. At the congress the Defence Minister asserted that, time and again India has proved itself to be “first responder” in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The emerging concept of India as …

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CORPAT

The 37th edition of India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (India-Indonesia CORPAT) between the Indian Navy and the Indonesian Navy is being conducted. Important points: It will witness participation of Maritime Patrol Aircraft from both Nations. It highlights the mutual trust, synergy and cooperation between the two friendly Navies. To reinforce maritime links, …

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