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Lok Sabha passed Bill to privatise state-owned general insurance companies: All you need to know

Aug 4, 2021
The Lok Sabha passed The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 that allows the government to bring down its stake in the state-owned general insurance companies and privatise them.

List of Indian Women's Hockey Team Captain at Olympics (1980-2020)

Aug 3, 2021
Indian Women's Hockey Team has been captained by three hockey players since 1980. This article mentions the list of all field hockey players who have captained the Indian Women's Hockey Team in the Olympics. 

List of Indian field hockey captains in Olympics Games (1928-2020)

Aug 3, 2021
The Indian hockey team has won 6 gold medals consecutively at the Olympics events from Amsterdam Olympics 1928 to Melbourne Olympics 1956. This article mentions the list of all the Indian Men's Hockey Team captains who represented the Indian Men's Hockey Team in the Olympic games.

What is the difference between Real GDP and Nominal GDP?

Aug 3, 2021
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the market value of all the goods and services produced by an economy in a given Financial Year. This article highlights the difference between Real GDP and Nominal GDP. 

Indian Men's and Women's Hockey Teams Created History at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: All you need to know

Aug 2, 2021
The Indian Women's Hockey Team scripted history by qualifying for their first-ever Olympic Games semifinals. The Indian Men's Hockey Team too recreated history after they advanced to the semifinals following a 49-year gap. 

Explained: All about e-RUPI launched by Narendra Modi

Aug 2, 2021
In the article below know all about the  digital payment platform, e-RUPI that was launched by PM Modi via video conferencing today that is on August 2, 2021. The article below provides all the details of this electronic platform. 

PV Sindhu wins Bronze at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, becomes India's first woman double Olympic medalist: All you need to know

Aug 2, 2021
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Shuttler PV Sindhu clinched her second Olympic medal on 1 August 2021, becoming India's first woman double Olympic medalist. Prior to this, she became the first Indian woman to win Silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Explained: What are Human Rights and what are their types?

Jul 30, 2021
This article precisely describes Human Rights, their characteristics, types, international human rights conventions and bodies, and human rights in India. 

Lovlina Borgohain in semi-finals, assures India of first boxing medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: All you need to know

Jul 30, 2021
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Debutant Lovlina Borgohain assured India of another medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after brushing aside former World Champion Chen Nien-chin of Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals. Check details below. 

World Trade Organization (WTO): What is it and how does it work?

Jul 30, 2021
Born out of five decades of negotiations to lessen obstacles to trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international organization that deals with the rules of trade between different nations.

Explained: What is an anti-drone system developed by DRDO?

Jul 29, 2021
DRDO has developed an anti-drone system to neutralize enemy drone attacks including detection, Soft Kill (for jamming the communication links of drone) and Hard Kill (laser-based hard kill to destroy the drone) of enemy Drones.

Explained: What is Space Rice and why China is sending seeds to space?

Jul 29, 2021
Hailed as Rice From Heaven, China harvested its first batch of 'Space Rice' from seeds that went on a lunar voyage with China's Chang'e-5 in November 2020 for a period of 23 days and travelled a distance of more than 7,60,000 kilometres.

National Education Policy 2020: As NEP completes a year, PM Modi to address the nation and launch educational initiatives

Jul 29, 2021
National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 completes one year today. On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi will address the nation at 4:30 p.m. today and will roll out multiple initiatives promised in the policy.

World's Youngest Astronomer: Meet Nicole Oliviera, a seven-year-old Brazilian girl who discovered 7 asteroids for NASA

Jul 28, 2021
Nicole Oliviera, a seven-year-old Brazilian girl discovered seven asteroids for NASA, thereby becoming the youngest astronomer ever in the world. 

Basavaraj Bommai Biography: Birth, Age, Early Life, Education, Political Career and More About Karnataka Chief Minister

Jul 28, 2021
Three-time MLA from Shiggaon in North Karnataka and son of former Karnataka Chief Minister late SR Bommai, Basavaraj Bommai, was sworn in as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka in a ceremony held at 11 a.m. at Raj Bhawan today by Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot. Let us have a look at his early life, education and political career below. 

List of Chief Ministers of Karnataka (1947-2021)

Jul 28, 2021
Basavaraj Bommai was sworn in as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka at 11 p.m. at the Raj Bhawan today. He too hails from the politically influential Lingayat community. Check the complete list of Chief Ministers of Karnataka below. 

What is Cloudburst? Know the reasons, its effect on rains and about recent cloudbursts in India

Jul 28, 2021
Cloudburst happens when an extreme amount of precipitation occurs in a short period of time within a smaller geographical area. This article precisely describes what is cloudburst, how such clouds are formed and what causes them to burst. Also, know about flash floods here. 

Kishtwar Cloudburst: At least 5 dead, around 40 injured after cloudburst hits Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district

Jul 28, 2021
Kishtwar Cloudburst: At least 5 bodies have been recovered and more than 40 people have been reported missing after a cloudburst hit a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district in the early hours of 28 July 2021. 

Who is Priyanka Srivastava? All about Indian Origin Woman on NASA's Mars Mission

Jul 28, 2021
Priyanka Srivastava is one of the nine Indians who made NASA’s Perseverance Rover land successfully on Mars. She was associated with the mission in the capacity of an engineer. 

What is Gross Environment Product (GEP)?

Jul 27, 2021
Of late, the Uttarakhand government announced that it will initiate the valuation of its natural resources in the form of Gross Environment Product (GEP), thereby framing policies that will allow sustainable development in the state. 
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