Page-20 of GKToday Archives: August, 2016

29 August: International Day Against Nuclear Tests

The International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed on 29 August across the world to raise awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions. Observance of the day calls for the urgent need to ..

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ISRO conducts successful test launch of scramjet engine

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the first time has successfully conducted the Scramjet (or Supersonic Combusting ramjet) engine test. The test was conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh and has successfully has met all ..

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NASA's Juno probe completes first Jupiter flyby

NASA’s solar-powered Juno spacecraft has successfully executed its first flyby of Jupiter, our solar system’s most massive planet. During its first flyby, Juno passed just 4,200 kilometres above the planet’s clouds. It was the closest contact ever achieved by a ..

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Mahindra unveils DiGiSENSE platform to track vehicle information

Automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) has introduced DiGiSENSE, a cloud based technology solution to track vehicle information in real time. With this, Mahindra has become the first OEM (original equipment manufacturer) in India to integrate its product line-up ..

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Unified Payments Interface becomes operational

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced that Unified Payments Interface (UPI) application has become operational. The application will allow customers to make easier real-time payments via digital means using smartphones. Key Facts The payment gateway became operational ..

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Union Government inaugurates IIT in Dharwad

The Union Human Resource Ministry has formally launched Indian Institute of Techonogy (IIT) Dharwad in Karnataka. It was launched by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash. Key Facts IIT-Dharwad is located at Walmi centre on the Dharwad’s outskirts till its ..

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