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What is Article 356?

July 19, 2019 10:17:13 pm

Article 356 of the Constitution of India empowers the President to withdraw from the Union the executive and legislative powers of any state “if he is satisfied that a situation has arisen in which the government of the state cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution”.

Bihar starts socio-economic mapping of AES-affected families as toll reaches 114

Encephalitis (chamki fever): symptoms, causes, precautions, treatment, prevention

July 5, 2019 1:58:00 pm

Encephalitis (Chamki Fever) Symptoms, Causes, Precautions, Treatment, Prevention: The exact cause is yet to be identified in the latest Muzaffarpur outbreak. The cause of death in most this year has been attributed to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level).

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What is Chandrayaan 2?

July 5, 2019 2:02:45 pm

The space shuttle will explore the southern part of the moon making India the first country to do so. It will carry 13 scientific satellites and will weigh about 3.8 tonnes, Sivan claimed.

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What is section 376E of the Indian Penal Code

July 5, 2019 2:11:52 pm

Under section 376E of the IPC, a repeat rape offender will have to be imprisoned for the rest of his life or sentenced to death.

EC announces elections to 55 Rajya Sabha seats across 17 states on March 26

What is Article 324 in the Indian Constitution?

July 5, 2019 2:20:40 pm

The Election Commission invoked Article 324 of the Constitution to curtail the campaigning for the last phase of the election on May 19.

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What is ISRO’s RISAT satellite series?

July 5, 2019 2:16:37 pm

Radar Imaging Satellite or RISAT is a series of Indian radar imaging reconnaissance satellites built by ISRO. The latest RISAT satellite will be placed into an orbit of 555 km at an inclination of 37 degrees, the Indian space agency said in a statement.

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What the Apache attack chopper, IAF’s new acquisition, means for India

May 11, 2019 12:14:40 pm

Apart from the US Army, these aircraft have found their way into the defence fleet of several nations like Greece, Japan, Israel, Singapore and UAE.

What are ‘magic mushrooms’ and why did Denver vote to decriminalise it?

July 5, 2019 2:45:47 pm

Psychedelic mushrooms, also known as " magic mushrooms" is a hallucinogenic chemical obtained from certain types of fresh and dried mushrooms.

What is Iron Dome anti-missile system?

What is Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system?

May 6, 2019 2:39:48 pm

The Iron Dome is a mobile all-weather air defence system developed by Israel to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from short distances.

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What is Akshay Tritiya?

May 6, 2019 2:41:34 pm

This day is considered to be very auspicious, people buy gold and undertake new activities like building houses or starting a new business.

What is Yeti? Everything you need to know about Himalayan abominable snowman

What is Yeti?

July 5, 2019 2:55:16 pm

According to urban legends, Yeti is a two-legged white, shaggy ape-like animal and is described to be 10-20 feet tall. The footsteps found by the Army had measured 32x15 inches, clearly suggesting that they did not belong to a human.

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National Towheeth Jamaath, the group suspected to be behind Sri Lanka blasts: All you need to know

July 5, 2019 2:53:51 pm

The National Towheeth Jamaath, which preaches a puritanical form of Islam, was formed in Kattankudy, a Muslim-dominated town in eastern Sri Lanka, in 2014.

What is happening in Libya?

April 20, 2019 1:45:40 am

Ever since Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated in 2011, dozens of militias led by multiple war-lords scrambled to occupy the power vacuum left behind by Gaddafi's ouster. As a result, Libya turned into a war zone with different militant leaders claiming the control of the North African nation.

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What are Electoral Bonds?

April 13, 2019 11:26:09 am

Electoral bonds are interest-free bearer instruments (like Promissory Notes) that will be available for purchase from the State Bank of India within a designated window of 10 days in every quarter of the financial year.

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Namo TV offers real-time coverage of PM Modi’s election campaign: BJP

April 1, 2019 8:27:13 am

Namo TV channel: Namo TV, a channel named after Narendra Modi, will broadcast events programmes of the prime minister. Apart from running live broadcast of Modi's rallies, the channel will also stream compilations of his speeches ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

What is World Theatre Day

July 5, 2019 1:14:52 pm

The first World Theatre Day International Message was written by Jean Cocteau (France) in 1962.  ITI has more than 85 centres throughout the world to encourage colleges, schools and theatre personalities to mark this day. 

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What is Mission Shakti — ASAT?

March 27, 2019 3:44:30 pm

India anti-satellite weapon: Mission Shakti has ensured India a unique spot among countries with anti-satellite missiles

'One Nation One Card': All you need to know about India's first indigenous common mobility card

One Nation One Card: All you need to know about India’s first common mobility card

July 5, 2019 1:26:23 pm

Dubbed as 'One Nation One Card', the inter-operable transport card would allow the holders to pay for their bus travel, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and even withdraw money.

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All you need to know about AK-203 rifles, to be made in Amethi

March 3, 2019 10:55:22 pm

The rifles will progressively replace the Army’s in-service INSAS and AK-47 rifles. The 200-series of AK rifles represent the next generation and evolution of the 100-series of AKs.

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What is MiG21 Bison, the fighter jet Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying?

July 5, 2019 1:35:59 pm

The back-bone of the Indian Air Force, a MiG-21 Bison was shot down by the Pakistan Army on February 27. IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying this aircraft.

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What is Mirage 2000 jet?

February 26, 2019 2:38:12 pm

The Mirage 2000 fighter jets gained prominence after their remarkable success rate in the 1999 Kargil war. The jet was used to drop laser-guided bombs to destroy well-entrenched positions of the Pakistani forces

What is Nirbhay Cruise Missile

What is Nirbhay Cruise Missile

February 25, 2019 5:55:01 pm

Equivalent of the famous American Tomahawk missile, Nirbhay missile can carry nuclear warheads of upto 300 kg. 

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What is the contempt case against Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications?

February 20, 2019 1:52:05 pm

After Rcom, which has a debt of more than Rs 47,000 crore, failed to pay Ericsson, it moved an insolvency petition in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

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What is Jaish-e-Mohammed?

February 15, 2019 10:16:12 am

The JeM is a militant Islamic group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in March 2000. Azhar had created the group with the sole aim of separating Kashmir from India and merging it with Pakistan.

What is the GSAT-31 satellite?

February 5, 2019 8:37:26 pm

As per ISRO, the GSAT-31 will be used for supporting VSAT networks, television uplinks, digital satellite news gathering, DTH television services, cellular back haul connectivity and many such applications.