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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Why is Russia competing under the name ROC? Why is Russia banned from Olympics? – Explained

3 days ago
Tokyo Olympics 2020 will witness 335 sportspersons from Russia competing, but they will not be allowed to use Russia’s name, anthem, or flag. Read to know why is Russia competing under the name ROC? Why is Russia banned from the Olympics?

BS Yediyurappa announces resignation as Chief Minister of Karnataka

3 days ago
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, after months of speculation, has resigned from the top post. Yediyurappa assured that nobody has pressurized him to resign and that he did it on his own so that someone else can take over as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. 

China set to activate first-of-its-kind commercial nuclear reactor: How is it different from traditional reactors?

3 days ago
The world's first clean commercial nuclear reactor is expected to be safer than traditional reactors, as the molten salt will cool and solidify quickly when exposed to the air, insulating the thorium.

Chief Hydrographer Vinay Badhwar conferred with Alexander Dalrymple award

3 days ago
Chief Hydrographer Vinay Badhwar has been honoured with the award in recognition of his ‘unparalleled dedication, leadership, and professionalism in the disciplines of hydrography and nautical cartography.

Telangana’s Ramappa Temple now UNESCO World Heritage Site

3 days ago
The Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple, popularly known as Ramappa Temple at Palampet, Warangal, Telangana has been inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Singapore’s Sunseap to build world’s largest floating solar farm in Indonesia

3 days ago
Sunseap Group's floating solar farm will be located on the Duriangkang Reservoir in Batam Island, Indonesia spanning around 1,600 hectares. It will be the largest solar floating farm in the world.

Weekly Current Affairs: Quiz 19 July to 25 July 2021

Jul 25, 2021
The week's updated current affairs quiz covers topics such as Parade of Nations, first human case of Monkey B virus and National Serosurvey results among others. 

India's Priya Malik clinches gold at World Cadet Wrestling Championship

Jul 25, 2021
Priya Malik has become the first Indian wrestler to win a gold medal in the World Cadet Wrestling Championship. She beat her Belarus opponent Kseniya Patapovich 5-0 to clinch the gold in the 73kg category. 

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mirabai Chanu wins historic silver, opens India’s medal tally

Jul 24, 2021
Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bagged a silver medal in the women’s 49-kg category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Check out highlights of Indian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on July 24.

Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 19 July to 24 July 2021

Jul 24, 2021
Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS, has informed that India may face the third wave of Coronavirus pandemic by Sept-Oct 2021.

Norovirus outbreak in UK: What is Norovirus? How does it spread? How to prevent it?

Jul 24, 2021
The Public Health England (PHE) showed that England is witnessing an increase in the number of cases of the vomiting bug Norovirus. Read what is Norovirus, its symptoms, how does it spread, and how to prevent it.

What is Essential Defence Services Bill? All you need to know

Jul 24, 2021
The Essential Defence Services Bill aims at preventing the staff of the government-owned ordnance factories from going on strike or any form of agitation. The factories form an integrated base for the indigenous production of defence hardware and equipment.

Siberian wildfires: What is fueling wildfires in Russia’s coldest city?

Jul 23, 2021
More than 6.5 million acres of land in Russia’s coldest city Yakutsk has been charred and the smoke of the wildfires is traveling to Alaska due to strong wind currents. What is fueling these wildfires?

Current Affairs Quiz: 23 July 2021

Jul 23, 2021
The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, Chandrashekhar Azad birth anniversary and world’s largest carbon market among others. 

Adani Group joins as one of IOA's sponsors for Tokyo Olympics 2020: Check Full List of Indian Sponsors 

Jul 23, 2021
MPL Sports Foundation had earlier entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Indian Olympic Association to be the 'Principal Sponsor' for India at the Tokyo Olympic Games, 2022 Asian Games and next Commonwealth Games.

Central Bank Digital Currency likely to be launched in near future: RBI Deputy Governor

Jul 23, 2021
Deputy RBI Governor T Rabi Shankar stated that conducting pilots of the digital currency in wholesale and retail segments may be a possibility in near future. 

Top 5 Current Affairs: 23 July 2021

Jul 23, 2021
The Director of AIIMS, Dr. Randeep Guleria has said that India may face the third wave of the pandemic in Sept-Oct 2021.

Current Affairs in Short: 23 July 2021

Jul 23, 2021
Uttar Pradesh government announced that it will set up free Wi-Fi facilities in 217 cities of 17 municipal corporations across the state.

Center announces portal to register children orphaned by COVID-19

Jul 23, 2021
The Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani informed Rajya Sabha on July 22, 2021, that the government has introduced the portal to all the States and the Union Territories on July 15, 2021.

Olympics 2020 Opening Ceremony: When, Where and How to watch live streaming, live telecast?

Jul 23, 2021
Opening Ceremony Tokyo Olympics: As the Tokyo 2020 Opening ceremony officially begins, find out where you can catch a live stream of the grand celebration. Also, find the channels in India where the opening ceremony will be aired live. 

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