Neeraj Chopra Sets New Javelin Throw National Record Of 89.94m With a throw of 89.94m at the Diamond League, Neeraj Chopra (24 years) broke his own national record of 89.30m that he set at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku earlier this month. He finishes second just behind the World champion and season leader Anderson Peters of Grenada who won the competition with a best throw of 90.31m which he came up with in this third attempt. Niraj Chopra became the second Indian to finish in
INDIA'S IMPORTS FROM RUSSIA INCREASED AMID SANCTION Amid international sanctions imposed against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, India’s imports from Russia have increased rapidly. India’s crude oil imports from Russia surged by 286% while coal imports increased by over 345% in the January-April 2022 period. Russia is now among the top 10 suppliers of crude oil to India. Russian oil now makes up to ten per cent of India’s oil import basket.
ANJALI PONNUSAMY The Prime Minister has condoled the passing away of the distinguished Indian National Army Veteran Anjalai Ponnusamy from Malaysia. Though she was not born in India (but in Malaysia), she joined the INA’s Rani of Jhansi regiment, at the age of 21 (1943). [INA’s Rani of Jhansi regiment is the first Women’s army in the world.] She has the experience of following the troops up to the Burma-India Border in the effort to free India from the Briti
OACHIRA KALI RITUAL Oachira kali is the festival which celebrated in the month of June in Kerala. It is to commemorate of the Battle of Kayamkulam, fought between the Maharaja of Travancore Marthanda Varma and the Raja of Kayamkulam on the plains of Oachira Temple. The battlefield was a paddy field adjacent to the famous Oachira Parabrahma temple and the festivities are part of a ritual associated with the shrine. The festival also includes local men mocking the battle fought between
AGNIPATH SCHEME It is the scheme of the Ministry of Defense for recruiting youth between the age of 17.5 and 21 years for four years straight in the armed forces with a provision of voluntary retention after this period based on merit. It planned to intake 46000 young men and women this year. It will be the only form of recruitment of solder into three defense services from now. The recruits will know as Agniveers under this scheme. After completing the four-year ser
Significance of Transfer Of IN- Orbit Communication Satellite Recently the union cabinet approved the transfer of 10 in-orbit communication satellites from the government of India to NewSpace India limited. NSIL is a public sector enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Space. The Indian government has also approved increasing the share capital of NSIL from Rs1000 crore to Rs 7500 crore. SIGNIFICANCE It will provide the desired financial autonomy to the
About PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana PM KISAN is an initiative by the Government of India in which all farmers will get up to ?6,000 per year as minimum income support. The Scheme is in effect from 01.12.2018. The scheme was officially launched on 24th February, 2019. It was announced in 2019 Interim Budget. The scheme has cost ?75,000 crore per annum. It is a new Central Sector Scheme. History of PM KISAN Scheme The scheme was first conceived an
Observing the 3rd World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Day on 30th Jan 2022, as a key moment to highlight the global community’s commitment to ending NTDs, India joined close to 40 other nations to illuminate the iconic New Delhi Railway Station in purple and orange hues, which is one of the busiest railway stations in the country in terms of train frequency and passenger movement. NTDs are caused mostly by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, and
Ramsar sites and Wetlands in India Context: A wetland is a place where the land is covered by water. Marshes, ponds, the edge of a lake/ocean, the delta at the mouth of a river, low-lying areas that frequently flood — all of these are wetlands. Wetlands of international importance are also known as Ramsar sites. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the associated plant and animal life. They occur where the water table is
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) NPCI was set up in 2008. It is a 'Not for Profit' company, was set up in 2008 as an umbrella organization for all retail payments system in India. It was set up with the guidance and support of (RBI) and Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). Initially the shareholding was for 10 banks, it was diversified to 56 banks. Objectives To consolidate an
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