Page-11 of Current Affairs - August, 2022

Vertical Launch Short Range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) test fired

Recently, Defence Research & Development Organisation and Indian Navy successfully flight tested Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range Chandipur, Odisha. Key Points The flight test was conducted against a high speed unmanned aerial target to demonstrate vertical launch capability from an Indian Navy ship. During the test launch, the ..

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SCO Defence Ministers’ Meeting

Union Minister Rajnath Singh is on a three-day visit to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. During this, he will also take part in the meeting of defense ministers of the countries involved in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Key Points During this annual meeting, issues of defense cooperation among SCO member states will be discussed ..

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Longest ever drought in China

China is facing its biggest drought ever. Drought has dried up rivers and affected power generation at hydroelectric power plants. There is darkness in small and big cities due to no electricity. Key Points After 64 years, China faced the longest summer and as a result, the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia, which is ..

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Praggnanandhaa defeats Carlsen three times in a row

16-year-old R Praggnanandhaa, India’s young grandmaster, defeated world number one Magnus Carlsen for the third time this year. He defeated Carlsen 4-2 in the final round of the FTX Crypto Cup. Despite the victory over Carlsen, he finished second in the final table. Carlsen won the title by scoring the most points. Key Points The ..

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HPCL Cow dung to Compressed Biogas Project

Recently, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation started its Cowdung to Compressed Biogas project in Sanchore, Rajasthan. This will be HPCL’s first project under the Waste to Energy portfolio. Key Points The plant proposes to use 100 tonnes of cow dung per day for the production of biogas, which can be used as automotive fuel. The project is being ..

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Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 24, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 24, 2022 INDIA – Supreme Court refers conflict between the Shiv Sena factions of Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde to 5-judge constitution bench for resolution – DRDO and Indian Navy flight-test VL-SRSAM (Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile) off Odisha coast – 3 officers of ..

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