Daily Archives: July 10, 2024

National Security Council (NSC)

Context: The Centre has appointed Rajinder Khanna, former RAW chief, as Additional National Security Adviser (ANSA), a newly created post. Key Changes in the Structure of NSCS Restructuring: The Centre has restructured the reporting relationships within the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and between the National Security Advisor (NSA) and …

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Contagious Virus Found in Kimchi

Context: A norovirus outbreak linked to contaminated kimchi caused thousands of deaths in a South Korean city. Kimchi and Norovirus Kimchi: A traditional Korean side dish made of salted and fermented vegetables, typically consumed raw. This means any norovirus present will not be killed during preparation. Norovirus Description: Norovirus is …

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Kalasa-Banduri Project

Context: A team from the Progressive River Authority for Water and Harmony (PRAWAH), the central authority for the Mahadayi River, visited Belagavi district in Karnataka. Mahadayi River Dispute River Details: The Mahadayi River, also known as Mandovi or Mhadei, has been the subject of a long-standing dispute between Karnataka and …

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Russia’s ‘High Income’ Status Despite Sanctions

Context: The World Bank has elevated Russia from an ‘upper-middle income’ to a ‘high-income’ country, a classification it last held in 2014. Russia’s Economic Resilience Global Rankings: Russia is 72nd in per-capita GNI and 53rd in purchasing power parity worldwide. GDP Growth: In 2023, Russia saw a 3.6% increase in …

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