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Daily News Digest:18 October 2020

EXPLAINED : ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILE (ATGM)

The laser-guided ATGM, which was successfully tested recently on September 22 and later on October 1 is different mainly in one aspect that is designed to be fired from tanks. Anti Tank Guided Missile has a HEAT warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour which is protected armoured vehicles in ranges from 1.5 to 5 kilometres.

EXPLAINED : “KAPILA” KALAM PROGRAM

'KAPILA' Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy was launched. It was launched on the 89th birth anniversary of former President and Scientist Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Under this campaign, students pursuing education in higher educational institutions will get information about the correct system of application process for patenting their invention and they will be aware of their rights.

EXPLAINED : WORLD BANK-SUPPORTED STARS PROJECT

Cabinet approved the STARS project under the New Education Policy to support states in strengthening the school education system. It will be implemented by the Department of School Education and Literacy. It will cover Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha.

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Golconda Fort is a fortified citadel and an early capital city of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c. 1512–1687), located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was built by the Kakatiya dynasty in the 13th century. Golconda flourished as a trade centre of large diamonds, known as the Golconda Diamonds.

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Golconda Fort It is a fortified citadel and an early capital city of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c. 1512–1687), located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was built by the Kakatiya dynasty in the 1 ...

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EXPLAINED : WORLD BANK-SUPPORTED STARS PROJECT

EXPLAINED : WORLD BANK-SUPPORTED STARS PROJECT Context Recently  Cabinet approved the STARS project under the New Education Policy to support states in strengthening the school education system. ...

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EXPLAINED : “KAPILA” KALAM PROGRAM

EXPLAINED : “KAPILA” KALAM PROGRAM Context 'KAPILA' Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy was launched. Details It was launched on the 89th birth anniversary of former Presid ...

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EXPLAINED : ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILE (ATGM)

EXPLAINED : ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILE (ATGM) How are laser-guided ATGMs different? The laser-guided ATGM, which was successfully tested recently on September 22 and later on October 1 is different main ...

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Daily News Digest:17 October 2020

GLOBAL HUNGER INDEX 2020India ranks 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2020. With a score of 27.2, India has a level of hunger that is “serious”. India’s rank was 102 ...

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