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New Agency DSRO For Developing Space Weapons

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The government has given approval to set up a new agency, Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) that will develop sophisticated space weapons and technologies.


Source : The Hindu

India Slips 5 Places On Global Peace Index 2019

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Global Peace Index 2019 Report released on 12th June, highlights that India’s rank has slipped by five places to 141 among 163 countries from previous year.


Source : Livemint

DRDO Successfully Tests HSTDV

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On 12th June, 2019, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the maiden test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) and other technologies.


Source : The Hindu

Sashakt Panel On Bad Loans

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Sashakt committee has praised the mandatory norm of Inter Creditor Agreement (ICA) for its effectiveness in tackling bad loans.


MOSPI Will Set Up ‘National Data Warehouse’

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The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has proposed to set up a ‘National Data Warehouse’ wherein big data analytical tools will be leveraged to further improve the quality of macro-economic aggregates. The ministry is also redrafting the National Policy on Official Statistics (NPOS).


Source : The Hindu

Iran Accelerates Uranium Enrichment

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  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reported that Iran was now producing more enriched uranium than before, but it was not clear when it might reach stockpile limits set in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • IAEA is the UN agency which is responsible for monitoring Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA nuclear deal signed between Iran, US and European countries like Russia, Germany, France and UK in 2015.

Source : The Hindu

India Recognizes Pakistan’s Efforts To Curb India Specific Terror Groups

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As per official sources, New Delhi would soon recognize and accept the efforts taken by Pakistan to curb terror groups on its soil.


Source : The Hindu

SC Orders UP Govt. To Release Jailed Journalist

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The SC on 11 June 2019 ordered release of the journalist Prashant Kanojia on bail who has been jailed by the UP government.


Source : The Hindu

New NPA Norms Of RBI

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RBI released new norms on NPA management for banks on 7 June 2019.


All-Weather Radar Imaging Satellite

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RISAT-2B satellite was launched on May 22 from Sriharikota and it marked the resumption of a vital ring of Indian all-seeing radar imaging satellites. Two were launched earlier in 2009 and 2012. At least a half-dozen could be launched in the near future. These would provide reconnaissance capability from about 500 km in space and a comprehensive vigil over the country.


Source : TH

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