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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

 

  • 2000 Bulldozer Revolution in the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • 1984 First Canadian to go into space - Marc Garneau
  • 1962 James Bond makes his theatrical debut

 

ECONOMY

 

  • The agriculture ministry has proposed a 5-7% increase in minimum support price (MSP) of rabi crops to improve farmers.
  • Banks that are looking to move to the new tax regime will have to write off or reinstate deferred tax assets (DTAs).

DEFENSE

 

  • Two squadrons of the Indian Air Force, who played a role in the Balakot airstrike, were appreciated on the 87th IAF Day.
  • Three Indian engineers held by the Taliban since May 2018 have been freed by the militant group in exchange for 11 of its top members from Afghan jails.
  • The Indian Air Force is prepared to fight and is fully ready to respond to any terror strike from Pakistan according to Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

  • The Jason-2 satellite provided insights into sea-level rise with tangible benefits to understand forecasting and meteorology. It has been discontinued today. These observations are being continued by its successor, Jason-3.
  • The costs of major disasters like hurricanes or the massive tornado swarms in the Midwest have increased to a larger extent than those of lesser events.

 

WORLD

 

  • Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday did not rule out asking Beijing for help, as the Asian financial hub struggles to deal with months of often violent anti-government protests that are damaging its economy.
  • The People’s Daily lashed out on Tuesday at Apple for allowing an app on its app store that tracks the movement of police around Hong Kong and is used by protesters in violent demonstrations.

 

 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

 

  • NASA's First Planetary Defense Technology told that we will collide with Asteroid in 2020
  • The Financial service company, which has planned to invest $1 billion in India is Mastercard.
  • Indian Navy's missile destroyer that INS Ranjit decommissioned recently is situated in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
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