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Long Range Bomb (LRB)

Long Range Bomb (LRB) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) team jointly flight tested indigenously developed Long-Range Bomb (LRB) successfully from an aerial platform on October 29, 2021. The LR Bomb, after release from the IAF fighter aircraft, guided to a land-based target at a long range with accuracy within specified limits. The flight of the bomb and its performance were monitored by a number of range sensors including Electro-Optical

Aspirational Districts Programme

Aspirational Districts Programme What is Aspirational Districts Programme? It aims to quickly and effectively transform some of India's most underdeveloped districts. It will identify areas of immediate improvement, measure progress, and rank districts. The broad ideas of the programme include - convergence of central and state schemes collaboration of central, state level ‘Prabhari’ (in-charge) officers and district collectors competition&

Global Hunger Index

Global Hunger Index and India Context: Highly Important for PT-MAINS-PT – Useful in Paper-3 and Sociology Annual Report: Jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. It was first produced in 2006. It is published every October. The 2021 edition marks the 16th edition of the GHI. Aim: To comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels. Calculation: It is calculated on the basis of four indicators: Undernourishment: Sha

Agni 5 Missile

Agni 5 Missile A successful launch of the Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, was carried out on October 27, 2021, at approximately 1950 hrs from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The missile, which uses a three-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy. The successful test of Agni-5 is in line with India’s stated policy to have ‘credible minimum deterrence’ that underpins t

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