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70th Anniversary of Korean War marked by North and South Korea

On June 25, 2020, North and South Korea marked the 70th anniversary of the start of Korean war that killed millions of people. Highlights In South Korea the event was celebrated under the theme Theme: Salute to the Heroes South Korea received the remains of 150 soldiers that were repatriated from Hawaii and excavated in ..

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June 25: Day of the Seafarer

Every year, on June 25, the Day of Seafarer is celebrated by the International Maritime Organization, United Nations. It is being celebrated since 2011. Highlights According to IMO, almost 90% of the world goods are traded through the seas. This is possible only because of the seafarers. The day highlights the dangers faced by the ..

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India pledges 10 million USD to UNRWA

India recently announced that it will contribute 10 million USD to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the coming years. Highlights India stepped in with an annual contribution of 1.25 million USD to 5 million USD in 2018 when countries were withdrawing their funds from the United Nations. For the ..

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Indigenously Developed ULV Sprayer successfully completed Trials for Locust Control

With the rise in limitations for importing equipment, the Mechanization and Technology Division of the Department of Agricultural Co-operation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW) led the initiative for developing indigenous vehicle mounted ULV (Ultra Low Volume) Sprayer for Locust Control. The indigenously developed prototype had completed the trials successfully. Trials were conducted at Ajmer and Bikaner ..

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Make in India: Locust Control Sprayer

The trials of Locust Control ULV sprayer under Make in India initiative were conducted in Ajmer and Bikaner and were successful. The trials were conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare. Highlights According to the United Nations, India is the first country to control locusts through drones. The GoI has also issued Standard ..

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