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India Plans To Launch Its Own Space Station

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The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on 13 June that India is planning to have its own space station and the details of the project will be worked out after the first manned mission, Gaganyaan, scheduled in 2022.


India Supports Israel At The UN Vote

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India was congratulated by Israel’s PM on 13 June after India voted on 11 June in favour of a decision introduced by Israel that objected to granting consultative status to a Palestinian group at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)


PM Narendra Modi And Xi Jinping Meet

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The two leaders met in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on 13 June where they will participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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).


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