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    • Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) January 25, 2021
      Why in News? Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has conducted a successful trial of the indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) off the Odisha coast from the Hawk-I jet of Hindustan ...
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    • New land allotment policy of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) January 25, 2021
      Why in News? A new policy has been approved for Jammu and Kashmir.  The policy focus on the allotment of land to industrial entrepreneurs. What are the objectives of the policy? To address ...
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    • Co-WIN platform upgraded  January 23, 2021
      Why in News?  The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced the upgradation of Co-WIN software. It is to cater to more sessions per site and change in site location.   Facts:  CoWIN App: It is a digitalised platform by the ...
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    • Joint Military Exercise Kavach  January 23, 2021
      Why in News?  A large scale Joint Military exercise – Exercise Kavach will be conducted in the coming week.   Facts:  Exercise Kavach: It is a Joint Military exercise involving assets of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian ...
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    • Pardoning Powers of Governor  January 23, 2021
      Why in News?  Tamil Nadu Governor will make a decision on a plea for the release of a prisoner. The prisoner is undergoing life imprisonment for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv ...
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    • Green bonds   January 23, 2021
      Why in News?  According to the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), the cost of issuing green bonds in India has generally remained higher compared to other bonds. It is largely due to asymmetric information.   About Green Bonds:   It ...
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    • Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) January 23, 2021
      Why in News? According to Government data, a total of 1.1 crore houses has been approved under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), of which more than 70 lakh houses are under ...
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    • Dragon fruit to be renamed as ‘kamalam’ January 23, 2021
      Why in News? Gujarat government has applied for a patent to change the nomenclature of dragon fruit to ‘Kamalam’.The word ‘Kamalam’ is a Sanskrit word and the shape of the dragon ...
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    • Global Risk Report, 2021 January 23, 2021
      Why in News? The World Economic Forum(WEF) has released the 16th edition of the Global Risk Report, 2021. Report findings are based on the Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS). GRPS was undertaken ...
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    • SC appointed Central Empowered Committee(CEC) report on Sand mining in Rajasthan  January 21, 2021
      The Supreme Court speaks on sand mining. This is what it says!
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    •  DPIIT launches regulatory compliance portal  January 21, 2021
      Why in News?   The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has launched a portal called “Regulatory Compliance Portal”.   About Regulatory Compliance Portal:  Objective: Portal is aimed at minimizing the regulatory burden on ...
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    • Indian star tortoises    January 21, 2021
      Why in News:   Indian star tortoises have been seized by the Forest officials while being smuggled from Andhra Pradesh to Odisha.   Facts:   Source: IUCN  Indian star tortoise (Geochelone Elegans): It is a species of ...
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    •  National Startup Advisory Council  January 21, 2021
      Why in News?  The Government of India has nominated 28 non-official members on the National Startup Advisory Council.   About National Startup Advisory Council:  National Startup Advisory Council: It was constituted by the Department for ...
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    • 2nd edition of India Innovation Index-2020  January 21, 2021
      Why in News?  NITI Aayog along with the Institute for Competitiveness has released the second edition of the India Innovation Index-2020.    Facts:  India Innovation Index: The first edition of the index was launched in ...
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    • UNDESA Report on Migrants January 20, 2021
      Why in News?   International Migration report 2020 has been released by the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).    Aim: To provide the estimates of the number of international ...
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    •  Vaccine Maitri: India Vaccine diplomacy exercise   January 20, 2021
      Why in News?   India will officially start its vaccine diplomacy with the name “Vaccine Maitri” under  its  Neighborhood First policy.  Vaccine Diplomacy: It is the use of vaccines to increase a country’s diplomatic relationship with  other countries.   Key Features of Vaccine Maitri  India will supply ...
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    •  Too Big To Fail: Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs)  January 20, 2021
      Why in News?   Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has retained SBI, ICICI and HDFC Bank in Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) list or banks that are considered as “Too Big To Fail”.   Facts:  Domestic Systemically Important Banks(D-SIBs): D-SIBs are banks that are Too Big To Fail(TBTF). According to RBI, banks become D-SIBs due to their size, ...
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    •  Global stockpile of Ebola vaccine   January 20, 2021
      Why in News?  WHO, UNICEF, IFRC and MSF announced the establishment of a Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile to ensure response to outbreak.    Facts:  Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile: The stockpile is led by International Coordinating Group(ICG) on Vaccine Provision ...
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    •  Indo-French Exercise Desert Knight-21  January 20, 2021
      Why in News?    Bilateral Air exercise “Desert Knight-21” between India and France will be conducted at Air Force Station Jodhpur.   Key Facts about Desert Knight-21 exercise:  Exercise Desert Knight: Exercise will take place between Indian Air Force (IAF) and ...
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    •  S-400 long-range Air Defence System  January 20, 2021
      Why in News?  Indian military specialists will soon undergo training courses on the S-400 long-range Air Defence System in Russia.   Facts:  S-400 Triumf Missile: It is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system(SAM) designed by Russia.  Key Features:  Supply of S-400 missiles is one of ...
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