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China: Launch of Reusable Spacecraft

On August 4, 2022, China launched a reusable experimental spacecraft into orbit. It was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, on Long March 2F rocket. Spacecraft will be placed into low Earth orbit. A similar clandestine mission was launched by China in 2020. Highlights: Spacecraft will operate in orbit for some time and then return ..

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China’s largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan

China has started its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan, in the aftermath of visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Chinese media is tagging the exercise as rehearsal for ‘reunification process’. The drill is underway across six zones across Taiwan. China’s navy, air force and other departments are taking part in the drill. Highlights of the ..

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Water shortage in the Netherlands

The National Water levels in the Netherlands has declined to all-time low. As a result, country has been suffering from a water shortage. According to Water Shortage Management Team, continuous drought in country has led to ‘water shortage’. Water shortage suggest that, Rhine River Water is supplying 50% less water than normal. Highlights: Water shortage ..

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Ayman al-Zawahri: al-Qaeda leader killed in US operation

President Joe Biden recently confirmed that, the United States has killed Ayman al-Zawahri, who was the leader of al-Qaeda. He was killed in a drone strike and counter-terrorism operation led by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Afghanistan. He, along with Osama Bin laden, was the mastermind of 9/11 attacks and thus was among America’s most ..

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PM Modi to meet President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold talks with Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on August 2, 2022 in New Delhi. During the talks, both the leaders are likely to sign several agreements. President of Maldives in on a four-day visit to India. The Maldives is key neighbour of India, in the Indian Ocean ..

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US CHIPS Bill to boost semiconductor production

On July 28, 2022, the US House of Representatives passed the CHIPS and Science Bill. CHIPS bill stands for “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors”. The CHIPS bill has been passed to provide assistance and subsidies worth USD 280 billion. Important features of the bill include; The bill specifically focuses on semiconductor industry in United ..

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