Pakistan: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Nuclear Capable Short Range Ballistic Missile ‘Ghaznavi’ test-fired by Pakistan

On Thursday, 23rd January 2020, Pakistan conducted a training launch of nuclear-capable short-range ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, successfully. The surface-to-surface missile can strike targets up to 290 kilometers. The Pakistan Army’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)  announced that the training launch was part of the Field Training Exercise of the Army. The training aimed to ..

India ranked 51st in Democracy Index by EIU

London based the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released 2019 Democracy Index’s global ranking in which as per the report, India slipped 10 ranks to be placed in 51, this year. The overall score of India also came down to 6.90 from the earlier score of 7.23, the downtrend has been cited due to erosion ..

India improves to 72nd in Global Talent Competitiveness Index

In the recently released 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index, India has scaled up to eight places from the previous edition ranking to the 72nd rank. The list was topped by Switzerland, which emerged as the most talent-competitive nation of the world. The second rank was held by the United States followed by Singapore, Sweden, and ..

Social Mobility Index launched by WEF

The Cologny-Geneva-based non-profit organization, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a new index named Social Mobility Index on Monday 20th January 2020 that as per the organization will provide a much-needed assessment of social mobility worldwide. India was ranked 76 out of 82 countries in the ranking. The index assessed the countries across five ..

Worst Locust Attack in 60 years in Rajasthan

Crops across 10 districts with an area of approx 3.6 lakh hectares in the western region of Rajasthan have been damaged due to the continuous and the worst locust attack in the last 60 years. Despite the efforts of the Locust Control Organisation, Agricultural Department along with the farmers of the region in spraying pesticides ..