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Asian Games 2018

#India have won seven medals (3 #gold, 2 #silver and 2 #bronze) in the first two days of the 2018 Asian games. After adding one gold and third silver on the third day India now looking to add more medals to its tally. Teenager Saurabh Chaudhary wins 10m air pistol gold Vinesh Phogat Becomes the…
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Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee(1924-2018)

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), known for his cultural moderation, liberalism and political reasonableness. He became the Prime Minister of India thrice. It was during his tenure that India successfully conducted nuclear tests at Pokhran and renewed hopes for peace between India and Pakistan emerged with the…
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Defence ministry approves procurement of six offshore patrol vessels

The defence ministry gave its for the procurement of six next generation offshore patrol vessels at a cost of Rs 4941 crore.Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met on Monday to take stock of the ongoing procurement. “DAC has accorded approval for procurement of six indigenously designed & manufactured Next Generation…
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Awards and Honours

Oscar Academy is adding a New Category for Popular Films The new Oscar will be awarded for “Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film” and will be introduced this coming year, at the 91st Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, has added a new category after 17 years to recognise…
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World’s first thermal battery plant to be unveiled in Andhra Pradesh

The world’s first-ever thermal battery plant owned by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST) was inaugurated in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh. This plant aims to create new energy storage form that is expected to have commercial applications, while also maintain low carbon footprint and less dependent on external factors like weather. Key Facts The plant…
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

NASA names Sunita Williams, 8 others, for first space flights on commercial spacecraft Indian-origin U.S. astronaut Sunita Williams is among the 9 astronauts selected by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to fly the first missions into space on commercial spacecraft, starting in 2019. Nine astronauts to fly the first missions into space on commercial spacecraft: i. These…
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SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY (1August 2018)

-Parker spacecraft of will discover new things about sun. -Stickman a stunt doing robot made by Disney company USA. -Michigan motto is the smallest computer made by university of Michigan.

PRIZES and AWARDS (1August 2018)

Best MP award 2016 — Dinesh Trivedi ICC Hall of fame — Rahul Dravid(India),                                  Ricky Ponting (Aus),                     Claire Taylor (women cricketer UK)    

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DRDO vacancy(DRDO CEPTAM-09)

Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) Ministry Of Defense, Government of India has released recruitment notification for various posts. Candidates can apply from 4th of august 2018. Start Date to Apply Online: 4th August 2018 Last Date to Apply Online: 29th August 2018 (till 5:00 pm) Total Number Of Vacancy: 494  Post Name UR SC…
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DTAB sub-committee recommends banning 343 fixed drug combinations

The sub-committee of Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB) has recommended prohibition of 343 fixed drug combinations (FDCs) after reviewing 349 and called for regulation and restriction of remaining six. FDC means combination of two or more drugs in fixed dosage ratio. Key Facts The expert sub-committee in its reports suggested banning 343 FDCs, three should…
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