Current Affairs - January, 2020

ISRO preparing 500 low cost satellite launch vehicles in 5 years

The Indian Space Research Organization is preparing itself to launch vehicles of cost Rs 30-35 crores. These vehicles are capable of carrying satellites weighing 500 kg Highlights According to ISRO, it has equipped itself to manufacture these satellite vehicles in around three weeks. ISRO has allocated 1,600 million USD to manufacture these satellite vehicles. Of ..

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Amazon partnering with Eastern Railways sets up pick-up kiosk in Kolkata after Mumbai

After Mumbai, the Amazon India private e-commerce firm has set up its second pick up kiosk in Kolkata’s Sealdah Railway Station. Highlights The pick-up kiosk has been set up in partnership with the Eastern Railways. It is to be noted that in 2019, the E-Commerce firm had set up pickup kiosk in four railway stations ..

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Economic Survey 2020 tabled in the Parliament by the Finance Minister

The Economic Survey of the Fiscal Year 2020 has been tabled in both the houses of Parliament. The survey highlights economic trends in the country, development over the past 12 months and facilitates better mobilization of resources. Highlights The Current Fiscal Growth is 5% The projected GDP growth for the year 2020-21 is 6% to ..

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TERI: India’s Steel Demand to increase carbon emissions by 600 MT

On January 31, 2020, at the World Sustainable Development Summit released its report on India’s Steel Demand. According to the report, if the steel demand of the country continues to grow, the carbon-dioxide emissions from the steel sector will reach 600 million tonnes by 2050. Highlights The TERI released its report titled, “Towards a Low ..

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Google: Tangi Application; AI Model for Killer Whales; 1 million USD Grant

On January 31, 2020, Google announced I million USD grant to promote news literacy among Indians. Also, the organization has launched a new application called “Tangi”. Highlights: Grant The Google News Initiative has announced to contribute 1 million USD grant to improve news literacy of Indians. The grant is to be used to build a ..

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