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Who are 'Shadow Entrepreneurs' and how do they operate their businesses?

5 hrs ago
Shadow entrepreneurs are those who do not register their businesses but manage to sell legitimate goods and services outside the reach of government authorities. 

What is Open-RAN (Radio Access Network)?

8 hrs ago
Open-RAN (Radio Access Network) is an ongoing shift in the mobile network architecture, consisting of networks to be built using subcomponents from multiple vendors. In this, with the help of software, hardware manufactured by different companies works together. 

Desert Knight-21 Exercise: Here's all you need to know about Indo-French Air Drill

16 hrs ago
Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force kickstarted a five-day bilateral air drill involving Rafale fighter jets near Rajasthan's Jodhpur. CDS Bipin Rawat will undertake a sortie in the French Rafale fighter for almost an hour on day two of the drill. 

Farm Laws 2020 Explained: Everything you need to know about the new agriculture reforms in India

17 hrs ago
The 11th round of talks is scheduled on 22 January 2021. The SC stayed the implementation of the Farm Acts 2020 and constituted a four-member committee to make recommendations within two months. The panel has notified a dedicated portal to get views of farmers individually. The Government has proposed that the implementation of Farm Laws 2020 should be kept on hold for a period of one to one and a half years.

What is V5 Club and what does India's entry in the club mean?

17 hrs ago
India rolled out the world's biggest vaccination programme on 16 January 2021 and made its entry into the exclusive V5 Club. 

Who is Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris and what is her Indian connection?

18 hrs ago
Kamala Harris is the 49th Vice-President of the United States alongside 46th President Joe Biden. She is the United States' first female Vice-President-- the highest-ranking female elected official in the U.S. history, and the first African American and first Asian American Vice-President.

Joe Biden Biography: All you need to know about the 46th President of the United States

18 hrs ago
78-year-old Biden sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States on 20 January 2021. Kamala Harris also sworn-in as the 49th Vice-President of the United States at the US Capitol during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony.

India Innovation Index 2020 by NITI Aayog: Delhi tops UT/City-states list, Karnataka tops Major States list and Himachal Pradesh tops NE and Hill States list

1 day ago
On 20 January 2021, NITI Aayog along with the Institute for Competitiveness has released the Second Edition of India Innovation Index 2020.    

Explained: What is the new strain of the COVID-19 detected in the UK?

1 day ago
The new strain of the Sars-CoV-2 virus is known as VUI - 202012/01 (the first Variant Under Investigation in December 2020) or the lineage B.1.1.7.  As per the Union Health Ministry, a total of 141 people have been infected with the new strain of COVD-19 (20 January 2021). No new cases have been found in the past 24 hours. 

Lumpy Skin Disease: Transmission, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

2 days ago
Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has been reported in various Indian states like Assam, Odisha, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. Let us study LSD in detail, its transmission, symptoms, treatment, prevention, etc.

List of WhatsApp Alternatives

3 days ago
In this article, we have mentioned some of the alternatives to WhatsApp which you can consider.   

ASMI: India's first indigenous machine pistol

3 days ago
DRDO and Indian Army have jointly developed India's first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol 'ASMI' which is in line with PM Modi's vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat. 

Why is Army Day Celebrated in India?

Jan 15, 2021
Army Day 2021: It is observed on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.

List of Important Government Schemes Launched in India in 2020

Jan 14, 2021
In this article, we have mentioned a list of all the important Government Schemes launched in India in 2020. 

What is 'The Line' City within the NEOM Project of Saudi Arabia?

Jan 13, 2021
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his newest vision to diversify the country’s economy beyond oil: 'A city with no cars, roads or carbon emissions' under mega-city project NEOM.

What is the National Atomic Timescale inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi at National Meteorology Conclave?

Jan 13, 2021
PM Modi inaugurated the National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya Pranali and laid the Foundation Stone of National Environmental Standards Laboratory at the National Meteorology Conclave via a video conference on January 4, 2021. 

U.S. Capitol Building Facts - A Glance

Jan 12, 2021
On 6 January 2021, the United States Capitol was attacked by a mob of rioters in an effort to prevent Congress from formalizing Joe Biden’s victory. However, this was not the first time that the U.S. Capitol was attacked. 

List of 20 richest person in the world 2020

Jan 8, 2021
Elon Musk of the USA becomes the richest person in the world surpassing Jeff Bezons of the USA. Currently, the net worth of Elon Musk is US$195 billion on 8 January 2021.

Science and Tech Weekly Brief: Important Updates from January 2-8, 2021

Jan 8, 2021
Take a look at the detailed list of major events in Science and Technology that have occurred in the past one week that is from January 2-8, 2021. Know all details here

What is the Multilingual Representations for Indian Languages (MuRIL) launched by Google at its L10n event?

Jan 8, 2021
On 17 December 2020, Google at its L10n event launched MuRIL, enabling users to toggle search results between English and any of the four newly added Indian languages-- Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, and Marathi-- on mobile devices.

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