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PM Modi to launch Ro-Pax Ferry Service in Gujarat

On November 8, 2020, PM Modi is to launch Ro-Pax ferry service between Ghogha and Hazira in Gujarat through video conferencing. Highlights The Ro-Pax ferry vessel called the “Voyage Symphony” is a three-deck vessel. It has a load capacity to load thirty trucks, 100 passenger cars and 500 passengers. The Ro-Pax terminal has a wide ..

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500 metre tall Coral Reef discovered in Australia Great Barrier Reef

The scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. It is the first to be discovered in 120 years. The reef is taller than the Empire State Building of the United States. Key Highlights The reef was discovered by the Australian Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute. They ..

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Singapore: First Country to attach Facial Verification in National Identification Database

Singapore recently included facial recognition to its National Identity Database. And thereby, it has become the first country to include the technology in its national database. Highlights The system introduced is called “SingPass Face Verification”. Though this, a number of government services can be accessed online. It provides 400 online services including public housing applications ..

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Bangalore Rose Onions: Key Facts, GI Tag, Exports, Production, characteristics

The Government of India recently allowed export of Bangalore Rose onions. Earlier the union government had banned the export of all varieties of onions. Bangalore rose onions were given with Geographical Indication tag in 2015. Unique characteristics of Bangalore Rose onions These onions have bulbs with flat base. They are spherical. They have a unique ..

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Indian Army builds memorial for personnel killed in Galwan Clash

The Indian Army has set up a memorial to honour twenty soldiers who lost their lives in Galwan Clash. The Galwan Clash was fought between Indian and Chinese Army in June 2020. Highlights The Indian and Chinese Army are engaged in a long stand off since 1962 war. The June 2020, a violent clash broke ..

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