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

4 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)?

7 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

15 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

16 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?

16 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?

16 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

17 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. 

What is Mil Rail and which Group 'C' Officer received the prestigious 'Chief of Army Staff Commendation'?

2 days ago
Incumbent Chief Controller, Amresh Kumar Chaudhary has been awarded prestigious 'Chief of Army Staff Commendation' for his formidable contribution to the Indian Armed Forces. 

What is Open Skies Treaty?

2 days ago
Open Skies Treaty: It allows the member nations to conduct unarmed surveillance flights over the territory of the member nations. After the US exit from the treaty, Russia announced its exit from the Open Skies Treaty (OST) on 15 January 2021.

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. 

Inventor of Basketball Dr. James Naismith Biography: Birth, Life, Books, Death, Google Doodle and More

Jan 15, 2021
Google Doodle honoured Canadian-American Educator, Physician, Christian Chaplain, Sports Coach and Inventor of Basketball-- Dr. James Naismith on 15 January 2021. Read the article to know more about him in detail. 

Henley and Partners Passport Index 2021: India ranked at 85th position, Pakistan amongst the worst

Jan 15, 2021
Henley and Partners Passport Index 2021 released a list of world's most powerful passports on 5 January 2021. Japan topped the list while Afghanistan ranked at 110th position. India ranked at 85th position, sharing rank with Tajikistan with a visa score of 58.

What is Rs.48,000 crores deal approved by the Cabinet for the procurement of 83 Indigenous LCA Tejas Aircraft?

Jan 15, 2021
In a bid to enhance India's domestic aerospace industry, Prime Minister Modi led Cabinet approved the procurement of 73 LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircraft and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-1 Trainer aircraft. 

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. 

Static GK and Current Events Questions and Answers: 14th January 2021

Jan 14, 2021
Answer the following GK questions to gain the knowledge that would help you excel in your exams. These questions have been prepared while keeping in mind various competitive exams like UPSC CSE, SSC CGL and NDA/NA, CDS etc.

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 Quantum Key Distribution (QKD): Significance, uses and challenges

Jan 13, 2021
Know all about Quantum Key Distribution, its usage, its significance and how it is the most secure technology for messages and signals here. 

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