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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE—IT CAN DELIVER; IT CAN DESTROY TOO

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August 12, 2020

1. PREAMBLE
1.1. It has been a dream for a long time for humans to create machines that have the ability to take decisions on their own, much faster than the human brain can ever do.

1.2. We have progressed a lot in this field and right now we are in…


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Myanmar seeks international help to Escape China’s Embrace–Can India step in?

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August 11, 2020

1. A decade ago, Myanmar acted boldly to reduce China’s influence but the West spurned it.

2. On July 2, Myanmar accused China of interference in its internal affairs.
2.1.Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of the Tatmadaw or the combined armed forces of Myanmar, accused China of arming terrorist…


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THE RELEVANCE OF JANMASHTAMI TO THE PRESENT DAY BHARAT

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August 11, 2020

I. THE MAHABHARATA IN PERSPECTIVE
1. The Mahabharata Epic portrays the entire gamut of human nature– good, bad and the ugly, valour, passion and follies, actions and their consequences in a manner beyond compare.
2. These made Hastinapura a frothing cauldron of pent up human emotions with the Pandavas seething in…


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Bharat takes a huge leap in connecting far off places with mainland! *PM MODI inaugurates the submarine Optical Fibre Connectivity between Chennai and Andaman & Nicobar Islands

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August 10, 2020

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the submarine Optical Fibre Cable (OFC), connecting Chennai and Port Blair, on Monday, via videoconferencing .

2. Andaman and Nicobar Islands will now face no problem in connecting virtually to the world,” the Prime Minister said during a virtual interaction on the islands,…


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Rajnath Singh gives a $46 billion dollar boost to PM MODI’s ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT Mission!

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August 10, 2020

1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has moved as many as 101 defence weapons and systems to the NEGATIVE LIST of Imports.
1.1. This means that these items are BANNED FROM being imported.

2. In rupee terms, India stands to save Rs.3.50 Lakh Crs in the next four years by producing these…


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Breaking news–setback for PrAshant Bhushan at SC *Prashant Bhushan Contempt: SC Refuses To Accept His Explanation In 2009 Contempt Case; To Hear Case On Merits

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August 10, 2020

1. The Supreme Court on Monday refused to accept the explanation tendered by Advocate Prashant Bhushan in the contempt case taken against him in 2009 and has decided to hear the case on merits.

1. The bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that it needs to examine if any…


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BHARAT IS RAFAEL READY!

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August 10, 2020

1. Indian Rafales practise mountain night flying for Ladakh in Himachal Pradesh.
1.1.The first batch of Rafale fighter jets inducted in Indian Air Force’s Golden Arrows squadron are ‘fully operational’.
2. The first batch of Rafale fighters, which landed at the Indian Air Force air base at Ambala on July 29,…


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This is a COLOSSAL initiative to empower our Farmers. M MODI announces a huge post-harvest infrastructure package of Rs. One Lakh Crores for farmers

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August 9, 2020

1. IN PERSPECTIVE
1.1. At 250 million tons per annum, India is one of the largest producers of agricultural products in the world.
1.2. The agrarian industry employs 65% of India’s population or 780 million people and contributes to 14% of its total GDP.
1.3. However, the country wastes a significant portion…


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Indian Economy braves the Pandemic; fights against frightening odds * UNEMPLOYMENT RATE NOSE FIVES FROM 23.48% IN MAY 2020 TO JUST 7.43% IN JULY 2020–Back to a little above pre-covid levels

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August 9, 2020

1. According to data from the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy– a highly respected independent Research Organisation–, India’s overall unemployment rate for the month of July stood at 7.43 per cent, down from nearly 24 per cent during the month of April.

2. The CMIE calculates its overall unemployment rate…


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Delhi Riots

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August 8, 2020

“The order of Delhi Police to its officers, made in the wake of resentment by Hindus against indiscriminate arrests, to exercise due care while making such arrests” DOES NOT CAUSE PREJUDICE TO ANYONE–DELHI HIGH COURT

1. The Delhi High Court has refused to quash the order of the Special Commissioner…