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India- As a USTR’s Developed Country

India- As a USTR’s Developed Country•United States Trade Representative (USTR) has taken off India from the list of developing and least-developed countries that are eligible to claim benefits for preferential treatment with respect to Countervailing duties (CVDs) investigations.•Countervailing duty (CVD) is an import tax imposed on certain goods in order to prevent dumping or counter export subsidies•The preferential treatment with respect to CVDs investigations falls under the US’ Generalized System… Read More »India- As a USTR’s Developed Country

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Global conservation list

●Global conservation list •India will be moving to include the Asian Elephant and the Great Indian Bustard in global conservation list- the list of species that merit heightened conservation measures •The list will be debated at the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), an environment treaty under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) •The COP is scheduled to… Read More »Global conservation list

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Chindu Yakshaganam

●Chindu Yakshaganam •It is an age-old art form popular in Telangana [The art form dates back to 2nd century BC] •It is a theatre art form that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. •The word ‘Chindu’ in Telugu means ‘jump’. As their presentation is interspersed with leaps and jumps, it gained the name of Chindu Yakshaganam. •Chindu is also derived from… Read More »Chindu Yakshaganam

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SuperCam on Mars 2020 Rover

●SuperCam on Mars 2020 Rover •NASA is sending a robot called SuperCam aboard the Mars 2020 rover to study rocks and look for signs of past life on Mars.[kya baat!👏] •The robot uses a camera, laser and spectrometers for studying mineralogy and chemistry from up to about 7 metres away •SuperCam’s laser is uniquely capable of remotely clearing away surface dust, giving all of its instruments a clear view of… Read More »SuperCam on Mars 2020 Rover

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US Nod to Integrated Air Defence Weapon System(IADWS)

●US Nod to Integrated Air Defence Weapon System •The US has approved the sale of an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) to India at an estimated cost of $1.9 billion. •The objective of the deal is to modernise India’s armed forces and to expand its existing air defence architecture to counter threats posed by air attacks ◽The Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) •It is an upgraded version of… Read More »US Nod to Integrated Air Defence Weapon System(IADWS)

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