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NASA launches SS Kalpana Chawla Cargo Spacecraft

On October 2, 2020, NASA launched a commercial spacecraft named after Indian Origin deceased NASA Astronaut “Kalpana Chawla”. The spacecraft carried 4 tonnes of cargo including refined radishes for the International Space Station. Highlights The spacecraft was built by a Virginia based company Northrop Grunman. It currently holds space station resupply contract with NASA. It ..

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Senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela appointed TRAI Chairman

On September 28, 2020, senior IAS Officer PD Vaghela was appointed as the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory of India) Chairman. HE has succeeded RS Sharma. About PD Vaghela He is a Gujarat-Cadre IAS Officer. He is currently in the Department of Pharmaceuticals that operates under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Prior to this, he was the ..

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No Confidence Resolution in Rajya Sabha: Constitutional Provisions, voice vote, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

On September 21, 2020, 12 opposition parties moved No-confidence resolution against the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. The resolution was moved over the passage of the controversial farm bills by voice vote. What is Voice Vote? The speaker or the chairman of the house asks the house to put forward their opinion in the form ..

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Women Officers for the first time join Helicopter Stream of Indian Navy

For the first time in the history of Indian Defence System two women officers were selected to join as Observers in the Helicopter Stream of Indian Navy. They will be the first women combatants operating warships. Highlights The two women officers joining the Helicopter team are Sub Lieutenant Riti Singh and Sub Lieutenant Kumudini Tyagi. ..

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Legacy and Contribution of Dr Kapila Vatsyayan to Indian Cultural Research

Dr Kapila Vatsyayan who was a Leading scholar of Indian classical dance, art, architecture and art history passed away on September 16, 2020 at the age of 92. Who was Dr kapila Vatsyayan? She was born in Delhi. Ram Lal was her father and Satyawati Malik was her mother. She married to the Hindi Writer S.H. ..

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