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Centre To Undertake Study With IBM To Use AI In Agriculture

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  • On 3rd July, 2019, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) for undertaking a pilot study with IBM India.

MGNREGS To Focus On Water Conservation

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Ministry of Rural Development on 1st July 2019 said that at least 75% of the work under MGNREGS would be geared at water conservation.


India Gets NATO-ally Like Status By US Senate

Why is it in News?

The U.S. Senate in the last week of June 2019 has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America’s NATO allies.


Nagaland Plans To Implement NRC

Why is it in News?

Nagaland on 29th June announced starting of its own National Register of Citizens (NRC).


Asia-Pacific Group Supports India’s UNSC Non-permanent Membership

Why is it in News?

India was unanimously supported by the Asia-Pacific group for its candidature of UN Security Council’s (UNSC) non-permanent membership.


Bombay HC Approves Reservations For Marathas

Why is it in News?

The Bombay High Court on 27 June, 2019 upheld reservation for Marathas in the State on the basis of the recommendations of Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission (MSBCC).


A New Species ‘Impressive’ Tortoise Discovered

Why is it in News?

A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs found the Impressed Tortoise (Manouria impressa) in Lower Subansiri, Arunachal district a few days ago.


India Enjoys GSP Benefits From Other Countries

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Even after US withdrawal of Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) benefits to India, the country continues to enjoy GSP benefits from other countries.


Aadhaar Bill Re-introduced In The Parliament

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Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019, has been re-introduced in the parliament by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.


Iran Shoots Down US Spy Drone

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Iran on 20th June 2019, shot down a U.S. spy drone near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.


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