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International Day of Families: 15 May

●International Day of Families: 15 May•In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution that 15 May of every year should be observed as the International Day of Families•Its objectives is to provide an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic […]

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Tiger Population in Sundarbans gone up to 96 from 88

●Tiger Population in Sundarbans gone up to 96 from 88•As per the latest census conducted by the West Bengal Forest Department, the tiger count in the Sundarbans for 2019-20 has gone up to 96 from 88 in 2018-19•The increase in the number by eight is significant as it is the highest annual jump reported from […]

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JUpiter ICy moons Explorer(JUICE) Mission

●JUpiter ICy moons Explorer(JUICE) Mission•European Space Agency(ESA) has announced its plan to launch JUICE mission by 2022.•It aims to spend at least three years making detailed observations of the giant gaseous planet Jupiter and three of its largest moons, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa•Scientists aren’t yet sure, but they suspect that all three might be hiding […]

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Ways and Means Advance (WMA) scheme

●Ways and Means Advance (WMA) scheme•It was introduced in 1997 to meet mismatches in the receipts and payments of the government.•The government can avail of immediate cash from the RBI, if required. [But it has to return the amount within 90 days. Interest is charged at the existing repo rate]▪️Recently, the Government has hiked Ways […]

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Russia’s far eastern Kuril Islands

●Russia’s far eastern Kuril Islands •Recently, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the northern Pacific and a tsunami warning was issued for the closest shores on Russia’s far eastern Kuril Islands•Kuril Islands are stretched from the Japanese island of Hokkaido to the southern tip of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula separating Okhotsk Sea from the North Pacific […]

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