1. H3N2 virus

Context: India has recorded deaths of two people due to the Influenza A subtype H3N2 virus.

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2. International Maritime Exercise

Context: INS Trikand participated in Sea Phase-I of the International Maritime Exercise.

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3. Controlled re-entry

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation brought down a satellite in a controlled manner after its end of life for the first time.

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What is an uncontrolled re-entry?

Indian Space Research OrganisationAbout:Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of India.The organisation is involved in scienceengineering and technology to harvest the benefits of outer space for India and the mankind.It operates under the Department of Space (DOS) which is directly overseen by the Prime Minister of India.ISRO built India’s first satelliteAryabhata, which was launched by the Soviet Union in 1975.History:ISRO was previously the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR), set up by the Government of India in 1962, as envisioned by Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai.ISRO was formed on August 15, 1969 and superseded INCOSPAR with an expanded role to harness space technology.DOS was set up and ISRO was brought under DOS in 1972.Aim:The prime objective of ISRO is the development and application of space technology for various national needs.Headquarter: Bengaluru.Chairman:The activities of ISRO are guided by its Chairman, who would also be the secretary of DOS and Chairman of Space commission.Space commission is the apex body that formulates the policies and oversees the implementation of the Indian Space Programme.

4. Hypersonic missiles

Context: Russia unleashed its biggest aerial strike against Ukraine where it used six hypersonic missiles, known as Kinzhals, or Daggers.

What is a hypersonic missile?


5. PM VIshwakarma KAushal Samman (PM VIKAS)

Context: The Prime Minister of India will address the post-budget webinar on ‘PM VIshwakarma KAushal Samman (PM VIKAS)’

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6. MSME Competitive Lean Scheme

Context: Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) launched the MSME Competitive (LEAN) Scheme.

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7. Landslide Atlas of India

Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) recently released the Landslide Atlas of India, a detailed guide identifying landslide hotspots in the country.

What are landslides?


How are landslides classified and mapped?


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8. Women’s Reservation Bill

Context: Bharat Rashtra Samithi began a day-long hunger strike demanding passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill (WRB).

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