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Infantry Day: What is it and why it is celebrated?

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Infantry Day is celebrated every year on October 27 to mark the landing of the first infantry soldiers in Srinagar who took part in an action to defend Indian territory from Pakistani invaders. 

What is the coastal security exercise 'Sagar Kavach'?

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A two-day half-yearly exercise 'Sagar Kavach' for coastal security concluded on Thursday. 

K. R. Narayanan Biography: Birth, Education, Career and Personal Life

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Today marks the 100th Birth Anniversary of the former President of India, K.R. Narayanan. 

What is the difference between Facial Recognition and Facial verification?

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Singapore became the World's first country to use Facial Verification in National Identification Database and the function is known as “SingPass Face Verification”. All the online government services in Singapore can now be accessed by facial recognition. Let us have a look at it in detail and also the difference between facial recognition and facial verification.

What is 'Bags on Wheels' service by the Indian Railways?

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Indian Railways will soon launch 'Bags on Wheels' Service to carry luggage to the railway station or back to your homes. 

List of 20 Richest person in the world 2020

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Jeff Bezos of the USA is the richest person in the world in FY 2020. Currently, the net worth of Bezos is US$188.7 billion on 27 October 2020.

Aenigmachanna Gollum: All you need to know about newly discovered fish named after a character from the 'Lord of the Rings'

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‘Aenigmachanna Gollum’ remained hidden for a hundred million years, looks like a dragon and swims like an eel.

List of all Prime Ministers of India

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List of all Prime Ministers of India: Narendra Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India. Jawaharlal Nehru is the longest-serving Prime Minister of India.

List of Cabinet Ministers of India 2020

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Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0 comprises 56 Ministers; which includes 22 cabinet Ministers, 29 Ministers of State, and 9 Ministers of State (Independent Charge).

What is the 'Gig Economy' and who are referred to as 'Gig Workers'?

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The Parliament has passed new labour codes to acknowledge the platform and gig workers as new occupational categories in India. 

'Dolphin Jalaj Safari': All you need to know about India's first Dolphin Safari launched on Ganga River

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In a first, Ganga Dolphin safari launched at 6 places in India to integrate Gangetic Dolphin and Ganga conservation. 

What is the Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute?

Oct 23, 2020
Assam-Mizoram boundary dispute is not new and has been suppurating for more than 50 years now. 

What is the difference between BECA, LEMOA and COMCASA?

Oct 23, 2020
The third edition of  2+2 ministerial dialogue will be held in New Delhi on 26-27 October. BECA and MISTA agreements will be signed in the meeting. Also, the article will tell you the differences between BECA, LEMOA and COMCASA (the latter two have already been signed).

SANT missile successfully test-fired off the coast of Odisha: Here's what you must know

Oct 23, 2020
SANT (Stand-off Anti-tank) missile has been successfully test-fired off the coast of Odisha and is being developed by DRDO and IAF. 

Mole Day 2020: Theme, History and Significance

Oct 23, 2020
 Mole Day 2020: It is celebrated every year on 23 October from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m. The day commemorates Avogadro's Number which is a basic unit of measuring in chemistry. Let us read in detail about Mole Day. 

'Ghar Tak Fibre' Scheme inaugurated by PM Modi: All you need to know

Oct 22, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'Ghar Tak Fibre' scheme in Bihar to connect all the villages with FTTH connections by March 31, 2021. 

What is Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP)?

Oct 22, 2020
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) held that the environmental clearance granted to the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) violates the legal requirements. 

Kisan Credit Card: What is it and how farmers can apply?

Oct 22, 2020
Kisan Credit Card is a scheme launched by the Central Government of India which allows the farmers to take loans at affordable interest rates and to save the farmers from the exploitation by the moneylenders in the unorganised sector. 

What is the difference between Medicanes and Hurricanes?

Oct 21, 2020
Mediterranean tropical-like cyclones are commonly known as 'Medicanes' while rapidly rotating storm system with a low-pressure centre, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation with strong winds and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms are called 'Hurricanes'.

Dussehra 2020: History, Significance and Celebrations

Oct 21, 2020
Dussehra festival or Vijayadashami in 2020 will be celebrated on 25 October and it marks the victory of good over evil. Every festival has its importance and some history behind it. Let us have a look at the history and significance of the Dussehra festival.

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