Page-8 of Current Affairs - December, 2020

Trump signs package to fund Government and COVID-19 relief

The US President Donald Trump recently signed the 900 billion USD relief package that will help in Government funding and COVID-19 relief measures. About the package It is a part of the 2.3 trillion USD spending package. It also includes provisions that will allow the sanction of 1.4 trillion USD that will be used to ..

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Portulaca laljii: New Species of Wild Sun Rose

The scientists have discovered a new species called Portulaca laljii. It is a wild Sun Rose found in the Eastern Ghats. About Portulaca laljii The Portulaca lajii was discovered in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. The unique features of Portulaca lajii are as follows: Tuberous Roots. A tuberous root is a storage root. It ..

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KVIC Monpa Handmade Paper Unit

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) recently established the Monpa handmade paper making unit. The Monpa handmade paper is a thousand-year-old heritage and was revived with the new unit. About the unit The unit has been established to increase the commercial productivity of paper produced based on Monpa technique. Also, the unit will create ..

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India’s First Driverless Train

The first driverless train operations in India were initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 28, 2020. The train is operated on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line. Key Highlights The train was rolled out on the 38-kilo metre long line, called the Magenta Line. It is a part of the 390-km long network spread ..

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100th Kisan Rail of India

The Hundredth Kisan Rail of India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 28, 2020. About the Hundredth Kisan Rail The train runs between Sangola in Maharashtra and Shalimar in West Bengal. The train carries vegetables such as capsicum, cauliflower, cabbage, chillies, drumsticks, onions. It also carries fruits such as oranges, grapes, bananas, ..

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Green Propulsion Technology of ISRO

ISRO is developing “Green Propulsion Technology”. The technology is being developed for the Human Space Flight Mission of India, Gaganyaan, that is to be launched in December 2021. What is Propulsion Technology? Propulsion means push forward or drive an object forward. In rockets and airplanes, the propulsion is generated through the application of Newton’s third ..

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