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Daily News Digest:22 October 2020

NEW SERIES OF CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS (CPI-IW) RELEASED

Government released the new series of consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) with 2016 Base Year. The Consumer Price Index for the industrial workers (CPI-IW) has 260 items (plus the services) in its basket with 2016  as the base year (the first base year was 1958–59).

Consumer Price Index is used to monitor changes in the cost of living over time.

INS KAVARATTI, THE ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE CORVETTE, COMMISSIONED INTO INDIAN NAVY

Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette "INS Kavaratti" has state-of-the-art weapons and sensor suite capable of detecting and prosecuting submarines. INS Kavaratti is an anti-submarine warfare corvette of the Indian Navy built under Project 28. It is the last of four Kamorta-class corvettes under various stages of induction with the Indian Navy.

CABINET APPROVES EXTENSION OF THE MARKET INTERVENTION SCHEME FOR PROCUREMENT OF APPLES IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR FOR THE YEAR 2020-21

Union Cabinet approved the extension of Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for apple procurement in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for the current season also i.e. 2020-21.

Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) is implemented at the request of State Governments for procurement of perishable and horticultural commodities in the event of fall in market prices.

EXPLAINED : ASTEROID BENNU

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx — Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer,  spacecraft briefly touched asteroid Bennu. NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is meant to collect samples of dust and pebbles and deliver them back to Earth in 2023.

PLACES IN NEWS

Pokhran Test Range is key component of India's nuclear programme, is located in the municipality. The Indian Nuclear Test Site is located 45 km north-west of Pokhran town and 4 km north of Khetolai village. It was built sometime before May 1974.

Papua New Guinea is a sovereign state in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

On 22 October 1764, the Battle of Buxar was fought between armies of Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal; the Nawab of Awadh; and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II and British East India Company led by Hector Munro. The historic battle fought between the British and the Indian forces resulted in victory for the British. It led to the signing of the Allahabad Treaty in 1765 by Lord Robert Clive with Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II.

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PLACES IN NEWS

Pokhran Test Range It is  key component of India's nuclear programme, is located in the municipality. The Indian Nuclear Test Site is located 45 km north-west of Pokhran town and 4 km north of K ...

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EXPLAINED : ASTEROID BENNU

EXPLAINED : ASTEROID BENNU Context NASA’s OSIRIS-REx — Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer,  spacecraft briefly touched asteroid Be ...

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CABINET APPROVES EXTENSION OF THE MARKET INTERVENTION SCHEME FOR PROCUREMENT OF APPLES IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR FOR THE YEAR 2020-21

CABINET APPROVES EXTENSION OF THE MARKET INTERVENTION SCHEME FOR PROCUREMENT OF APPLES IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR FOR THE YEAR 2020-21 Context Union Cabinet approved the extension of Market Intervention Sc ...

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INS KAVARATTI, THE ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE CORVETTE, COMMISSIONED INTO INDIAN NAVY

INS KAVARATTI, THE ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE CORVETTE, COMMISSIONED INTO INDIAN NAVY Context Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette "INS Kavaratti" was commissioned into Indian Navy by Indian Army. Details K ...

a month ago

NEW SERIES OF CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS (CPI-IW) RELEASED

NEW SERIES OF CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS (CPI-IW) RELEASED Context Government released the new series of consumer price index for industrial workers (CPI-IW) with 2016 Base Year. Det ...

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