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Rusty spotted cat


It is one of the few wild cats that inhabit the forests of Andhra Pradesh.Reputed to be the smallest wild cat at about half the size of its domestic cousin, the rusty spotted species shares its habitat with the tiger.It is one of the few wild cats that inhabit the forests of Andhra Pradesh.... Read More...
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Himalayan project face flood risk


According to an analysis of Himalayan glaciers and their possible future impact on livelihoods in States adjoining the region, Potential hydro power projects in the Himalayan region would need to factor in chances of increased floods from the formation of new lakes and the expansion of existing ones due to melting glaciers.... Read More...
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Guided Missile Destroyer INS Chennai Joins the Indian Navy

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INS Chennai, a P 15A Guided Missile Destroyer, was commissioned into the Indian Navy.INS Chennai is packed with contemporary and sophisticated 'state of the art' weapons and sensors such as Surface to Surface Missile and Surface to Air Missiles. ... Read More...
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Fastest Computer might be Built in Japan by 2018

When it comes to the most powerful computers in the world, the scene is dominated by two players: the United States and China. In fact, of the top of five most powerful supercomputing sites on the planet, China owns the top two spots, with the U.S. holding the third, fourth, and fifth places on the list. But, by 2018, that top spot might belong to Japan. ... Read More...
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Guidelines Issued for Setting up of Wind Power Projects

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has sanctioned a Scheme for Setting up of 1000 Mw Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) connected Wind Power Projects. The Scheme provides for formulation of Guidelines by MNRE for implementation of the Scheme. ... Read More...
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More than 20 Nations Sign Framework for ISA

Over 20 countries, including Brazil and France, became signatories to the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance. ISA is an initiative by India where an alliance of 121 solar resource-rich countries lying fully... Read More...
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National Anthem Mandatory in Cinema Halls: SC

The Supreme Court ordered cinema halls to mandatorily play the national anthem before every screening even as all those present have to stand up to show respect. The practicewill instil a feeling of committed patriotism and nationalism.... Read More...
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China launches world's longest quantum communication line

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China has launched a quantum communication line 712 kilometers in length that is meant to safely transmit sensitive information. It is expected to be extended to 2,000 kilometers soon.The line connecting Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, and Shanghai.... Read More...
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"Housing for All" in Rural Areas

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Prime minister formally launched "Housing for All" in rural areas from Agra.Back ground The Government in the President's address in the Joint Session of Parliament in May 2014 has announced that "By the time the nation completes 75 years of its Independence (by 2022)... Read More...
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Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R)

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NASA on Saturday blasted off a new satellite Known as GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellitesdesigned to offer a huge leap" in weather forecasting by sending back more frequent and higher-definition images of severe weather patterns.... Read More...
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