GK & CA

Collection of weekly GK & CA since year 2016.

August, 2022

 

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Microsoft joins ONDC network

Microsoft has become the first big tech company to join Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), an Indian government-backed platform created to provide a level playing field to all e-commerce companies. (Source: The Livemint)

Sun, 14 Aug, 2022

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Chenab Bridge: World's highest railway bridge

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Standing at 359 meters above the Chenab river bed, the iconic bridge, at its highest point, will be 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower. Built on the Chenab river in J&K's Reasi district, the bridge is part of the Udhampur-Reasi-Anantnag-Srinagar-Baramulla railway project. (Source: Zee news)

Sun, 14 Aug, 2022

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Indigenous combat drones

The Indian Army in collaboration with the Drone Federation of India has launched the ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ programme on 08 August 22. Indian Army said this initiative in line with make in India in defence manufacturing (Source:financialexpress.com).

Sun, 14 Aug, 2022

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Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur for Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leaderP Shashi Tharoor will soon be conferred with France’s highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. Azim Premji, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw are some of the Indians who have received it (Source: The First Post)

Sun, 14 Aug, 2022

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was an Indian billionaire business magnate, stock trader and investor. He managed his own portfolio as a partner in his asset management firm, Rare Enterprises. He had an estimated net worth of $5.5 Billion making him the 36th richest man in India. In 2022, he founded Akasa Air, low-cost airline in India. (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 14 Aug, 2022

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Jagdeep Dhankhar

Jagdeep Dhankhar is an Indian politician, who is the 14th vice president-elect of India. He served as the Governor of West Bengal. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He won the 2022 election with 72.8% votes and recorded a poll-victory margin highest since the 1992 election (Source: Wikipedia)

Sun, 07 Aug, 2022

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Whale stuck in River Seine to get vitamin boost

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French officials desperately trying to rescue a beluga whale trapped in the River Seine have come up with a new strategy - a vitamin cocktail. Authorities hope that injecting with vitamins will stimulate its appetite and help it to make journey back to Arctic habitat (Source: bbc.com)

Sun, 07 Aug, 2022

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World’s largest floating solar power plant

With an aim to increase the power generation capacity of the central state of Madhya Pradesh and address the electricity problems in the region, a floating solar power plant is going to be built in Khandwa which will generate 600 Megawatt power by 2022-23 (Source: The Print)

Sun, 07 Aug, 2022

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Century-old astronomical lab

Century-old Bihar astronomical lab and the observatory, the first of its kind in eastern India, was established in the college in 1916 to impart astronomical knowledge to the students in detail. This has been now included on the UNESCO list of important endangered heritage observatories of the world (Source: dnaindia.com)

Sun, 07 Aug, 2022

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Letters To Self

‘Letters to Self’, the English translation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Gujarati book of poetry, will hit the stands in August. Written over many years, the collection of poems, ‘Aankh Aa Dhanya Chhe’, originally released in 2007, is translated into English by film journalist and historian Bhawana Somaaya. (Source: The Indian Express)

Sun, 07 Aug, 2022

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Hellfire R9X

Also called the "ninja bomb," the missile has become the US weapon of choice for killing leaders of extremist groups while avoiding civilian casualties. The missile is fired from a Predator drone. It has no warhead, but deploys six blades which fly in at high speed, crush and slice the targeted person. (Source: The NDTV)

Sun, 07 Aug, 2022