TikTok, other Chinese apps banned in India

India banned 59 apps originating from China, including very popular ones like the short video platform TikTok, UC Browser, file sharing app ShareIt, and CamScanner,.The ban has been enforced under Section 69A…

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Indian Navy inducts indigenously developed anti-torpedo decoy system Maareech

The Indian Navy  has inducted an advanced anti-torpedo decoy system called ‘Maareech’ that is capable of being fired from all frontline ships. Maareech’ has been designed and developed indigenously by the Defence Research…

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La Nina likely, boost for southwest monsoon this year

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has raised its El-Nino Southern Oscillation Alert (ENSO) outlook status to La Nina watch; The southwest monsoon is likely to get a huge boost as the likelihood of…

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Sukhna Lake is now a Wetland

The Chandigarh administration had on Monday issued a draft notification for declaring Sukhna Lake as a wetland under the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rule, 2017. Suggestions and objections have been invited from residents for the same….

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India’s forex reserves: Meaning, Significance

Recently India’s forex reserves recently crossed the $500-billion mark for the first time in history. In India, the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934 contains the enabling provisions for the RBI to…

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India elected non-permanent member of UN Security Council

India was elected as non-permanent member of the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term winning 184 votes in the 193-member General Assembly.  Along with India, Ireland, Mexico and Norway also won the Security Council elections…

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India becomes founding member of global alliance on Artificial Intelligence

India has joined leading nations of the world including USA, UK, EU, Australia among others as a founding member of a league of nations which has launched a Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI or…

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Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region: Temperature, cyclones set to be severe in India

The pessimal  climate change scenario is  listed in the country’s first national climate change assessment by the ministry of earth sciences. Under all climate change scenarios, the extremes will only intensify. The…

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Government Approves Amendment of Essential Commodity Act

The Union Cabinet approved the amendments to the six-decade-old Essential Commodities Act. The move will deregulate the production, purchase, and sales of cereals, edible oils, oilseeds, pulses, onions, and potato….

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Over 28% of Sunderbans damaged in Cyclone Amphan

About 28% of the Sunderbans has been damaged recently by Cyclone Amphan. LEARNING WITH TIMES/WITHOUT CLASSES : BASICS One of the impact of depleting mangrove forest will be on global…

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