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9th November: Today’s News Headlines

Here are Today’s News Headlines for November 9, 2020 India Mizoram-Assam Dispute: BSF to be deployed; forces partly withdrawn Mizoram is to withdraw a section of its forces from the border with Assam. The Border Security Forces are to be deployed in their place. The blockade on National Highway-306 on the Assam side is to ..

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What is Atal Innovation Mission-Sirius Programme?

The Atal Innovation Mission-Sirius Innovation Programme was launched for India and Russia school children. The programme aims to develop technological solutions for both India and Russia. Key Highlights The programme is to be held between November 7, 2020 and November 21, 2020. Around 48 students and 16 educators are to participate in the programme. The ..

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November 9: Uttarakhand Day

Every year on November 9, the Uttarakhand Day is celebrated. It is also called as Uttarakhand Divas or Uttarakhand State Foundation Day. Key Highlights In 2020, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Rawat is to inaugurate hot air balloon festival in Mussorie. Apart from the hot air balloon celebrations, the state is also organizing Majestic Uttarakhand ..

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What are “Tarballs” fastening Himalayan Glacial melting?

The scientists from Zhejiang University have reported in their study that the percentage of tarballs has increased in the Himalayan region and this is increasing the glacial melt in the region. What are Tarballs? Tarballs are carbonaceous particles. They are capable of absorbing even small light. They are formed due to the burning ot fossil ..

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What is PLI scheme? Which 10 sectors are added to the scheme?

The Government of India recently announced that it is to expand the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme to more than ten sectors. This includes food processing, leather, textiles, battery manufacturing. The pharmaceuticals (and medical devices) and electronics are already under the scheme. These sectors were suggested by NITI Aayog. The rest four sectors are to ..

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