Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv – All you need to know

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on November 17, 2021, inaugurated the three-day ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv’ in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv will be held from November 17 to November 19, 2021, as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. PM Narendra Modi will also be launching several initiatives of the Defence Ministry during a grand ceremony at Jhansi Fort on November 19, which

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India to finalise $3 billion predator drone deal with US by Current Fiscal

India is all set to seal a long-conceived proposal to procure 30 multi-mission armed Predator Drones from the United States for the three defence services of the country. The procurement of the drones will be at an estimated cost of over USD 3 billion (around Rs. 22,000 crores). Reportedly, the proposal for acquiring the MQ-9B long-endurance drones, armed with air-to-ground missiles, is likely to be cleared by the

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IAS Success Story :Success mantra from Vishal Saraswat , Positive attitude in UPSC

Success Story Of IAS Topper Vishal Saraswat: Your positive attitude is very important to get success in any competition. Especially during the UPSC journey, you should keep yourself positive and motivated. Today we will tell you the success story of Vishal Saraswat, who secured All India Rank 591 in UPSC Civil Services Examination 2020. He fulfilled the dream of civil service in the second attempt due to self-study. Today,

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COVAXIN granted much-awaited WHO approval

The World Health Organisation (WHO) granted its much-awaited Emergency Use Listing (EUL) to India’s first indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin on November 3, 2021. The vaccine has now been added to the growing portfolio of vaccines that have received a go-ahead from WHO for emergency use against COVID-19. Following the WHO’s EUL Listing approval, Bharat Biotech MD Dr Krishna Ella said in a video, “Today, Covaxin got EUL

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Home Minister Amit Shah launches ‘Ayushman Bharat CAPF’ healthcare scheme- Check details

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah on November 2, 2021, rolled out the ‘Ayushman Bharat CAPF’ healthcare scheme on a pan-India basis. The scheme has been launched for the personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in all states in a phased manner. The Home Minister handed over the ‘Ayushman Card’ to a jawan of CAPF and also handed over the ‘Ayushman CAPF’ Scheme health cards to

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CDC approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on November 2, 2021, officially approved Pfizer’s vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years old in the US. CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky gave authorization to Pfizer vaccine for kids under 12 years of age in the US just hours after a unanimous recommendation by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The CDC encouraged health providers to begin vaccination

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Facebook shuts down facial recognition system; What is it and why it has been shut down?

Facebook Inc. announced on November 2, 2021, that will be shutting down its Facial Recognition System which automatically identifies the users in the videos and the photos. The system has led to growing societal concerns about the use of such technology. The Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at Facebook, Jerome Pesenti, wrote in a blog post, “Regulators are still in the process of providing a clear set of

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PM Modi launches Green Grids Initiative – One Sun One World One Grid at COP26 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 2, 2021, launched the Green Grids Initiative – One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG) initiative jointly with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson at the event ‘Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment’ at COP26 Climate Summit at Glasgow. In May 2021, India and the UK had agreed to combine the Green Grids Initiative and the One Sun One World One Grid and

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Current Affairs Quiz: 3 November 2021

Current Affairs Quiz 3 November 2021: The Current Affairs Quiz section of Jagranjosh aims to help every competitive exam aspirant to revise Current Affairs of the day at ease. The Current Affairs questions and answers of the day cover topics such as Mandi Lok Sabha by-election 2021, climate finance and National Sports Awards among others.  1. Which company has shut down its facial recognition system? a) Apple b)

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Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 November 2021

Facial Recognition System shut down by Facebook Facebook Inc. announced on November 2, 2021, that will be shutting down its Facial Recognition System on its social media platform. The system automatically identifies the users in the videos and the photos. Facebook has been facing a reckoning over the past few years over the ethics of using this form of technology. Ayushman Bharat CAPF launched Home Minister Amit Shah has

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