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What is GSAT-29?

India's latest satellite GSAT-29, which weighs 3,423 kg, was put into orbit by India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III).

What is the Multi-Modal Terminal on River Ganga?

The MMT's are a part of the government's Jal Marg Vikas project (JMVP) that aims to develop the stretch of River Ganga between Varanasi to Haldia (West Bengal) suitable for navigation of large vessels weighing up to 1500-2000 tonnes.

What is the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize?

Seoul Peace Prize 2018: The prize has been awarded to those who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace. 

What is ‘Satta Matka’?

The winner of 'Satta Matka' happens to be the person who guesses the correct number and is thereafter rewarded with a pre-determined amount of money. 'Kalyan and 'Worli' are the two most commonly organised 'Satta Matki' lotteries.

What is Zika virus?

Rajasthan tested 55 positive cases of Zika virus, prompting the state health department to conduct a review meeting and set up medical teams in Shastri Nagar area.

What is Digi Yatra initiative?

The government Thursday unveiled the Digi Yatra initiative under which the flyers can soon use facial recognition technology to enter the airport.

What is S-400 Triumf?

Explained: The S-400 Triumf can engage all types of aerial targets such as aircraft, ballistic and cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), which are within the range of 400km, at an altitude of up to 30km.

What is the Sabarimala case?

The Supreme Court verdict on the entry of women into Sabrimala temple in Kerala will be pronounced on Friday. Here's a look at the case.

What is the 1994 Ismail Faruqui judgment?

The petition by Dr Ismail Faruqui challenged the validity of the acquisition of 67.703 acres of land by the Centre in and around Babri Masjid.

Aadhaar verdict: Supreme Court strikes down Sections 33(2), 47 and 57 of the Act; what this means

The Supreme Court Wednesday struck down Sections 33(2), 47 and 57 of the Aadhaar Act. What are these sections, and what does this mean?

What is the Golden Globe Race?

The GGR is modeled on the race that took place in 1968. This means that no kind of modern technology like GPS, electronic watches, electronic compass and the like can be used during the trip.

What is Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana?

The flagship Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana currently provides an interest rate of 8.1 per cent along with tax benefits. But, it will earn an interest rate of 8.5 per cent in the next quarter, the government announced Thursday.


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