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EWS Criteria review panel formed

The Government of India recently formed an Economically Weaker Section (EWS) review panel. The panel will look in to the criteria of 10% reservation for the economically weaker section in government jobs and educational institutions. What will the panel do? The panel will review the criteria determining the EWS category. It will examine approaches followed ..

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NSO Periodic Labour Force Survey – December 2021

The National Statistical Office recently released its findings of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). This is a Quarterly bulletin and is tenth is the series. This is for January to March 2021. What are the key findings of 2021 survey? The unemployment rate of people in the age of 15 years and above was ..

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Kyhytysuka sachicarum: New Marine Reptile Discovered

Kyhytysuka sachicarum is a new marine reptile species discovered by an international team of researchers. It is an extinct species. It was discovered from fossils found in central Columbia. Earlier scientists believed that it belonged to Platypterygius genus. Recently, it was discovered that it is a different species. And thus it is now named as ..

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Barbados becomes the World’s newest republic

Barbados has become the World’s newest republic, around 400 years after it became a British colony. Highlights Barbados, the Caribbean Island nation, removed Queen Elizabeth II as the head of the state. Dame Sandra Prunella Mason, took over as the President of Barbados. Mason was selected to become the first president of Barbados in October ..

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Dhawan-1: Skyroot test-fires India’s first privately built cryogenic rocket engine

Skyroot Aerospace test-fired India’s first privately built cryogenic rocket engine called Dhawan-1. Key Points Skyroot Aerospace demonstrated the upper stage of its Vikram-2 launch vehicle. The cryogenic rocket engine is 100 per cent 3D printed and 100 percent made in India. It has been named after Satish Dhawan, who was the third chairman of ISRO. ..

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