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Russia to quit International Space Station after 2024

Russia is all set to exit the International Space Station after 2024. Russia took this decision after escalation of tensions between Russia and the West due to Russian military intervention in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia. Russia and the United States have been working side by side on the International Space Station since 1998, when ..

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California Oak Fire

Oak Fire recently broke out in Mariposa, California. It is the largest fire so far in 2022, overtaking 17,242 acres area. US firefighters (3000 in numbers) are trying to control the wildfire and stop its eastward expansion towards Yosemite National Park. Highlights: The oak fire is expanding amidst heatwaves in several parts of United States. ..

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July 26: International Day for Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem

The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem is observed on July 26, annually. It seeks to raise awareness on importance of mangrove ecosystems. Mangroves are considered as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem”. It also seeks to provide solutions for sustainable management, conservation and uses of the mangroves. When was the day ..

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Indermit Gill: World Bank Chief economist from India

Indermit Gill has recently been appointed as Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Development Economics of the World Bank. He will succeed American economist Carmen Reinhart, for the post. Highlights: Indermit Gill will be appointed on September 1, 2022. He is currently the Vice President for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institution and is leading ..

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Multi-Agency Group for investigation of Foreign Asset Cases

Indian Government has set up a “Multi-Agency Group for investigation of Foreign Asset Cases”. The Group comprises of representatives from various enforcement Agencies and Organizations. It will involve in the investigation of various categories of foreign asset cases such as Paradise paper leaks, Panama paper leaks, and Pandora paper leaks. The Multi-Agency Group was set ..

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Significance of India’s USD 2.5 million contribution to UNRWA

On July 22, 2022, India made the contribution of USD 2.5 million towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), for Palestine Refugees in Near East. Signing ceremony as held on July 22, at the headquarter of UNRWA in East Jerusalem. Significance of the contribution include: This contribution highlights India’s strong demonstration and unwavering ..

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