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Which mountain peak is the highest in India and the third highest summit in the world?
Scientists from which institutions have recently discovered 600 million-year-old water droplets in rocks from the Himalayas, providing new insights into Earth's history and the origin of complex life?
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Japan’s Niigata University have made a groundbreaking discovery by finding water droplets in rocks from the Himalayas. These water droplets are believed to be from an ancient ocean that existed around 600 million years ago, shedding light on Earth's history and the origin of complex life.
Which goddess is worshipped at the Machail Mata Temple, where the annual Machail Mata Yatra takes place?
Pixxel, a space-tech startup, has received a substantial grant from iDEX, an initiative established by which ministry, to develop multi-purpose satellites for the Indian Air Force?
Pixxel has been awarded a significant grant from iDEX (Innovations For Defence Excellence), an initiative established by the Ministry of Defence. This grant will enable Pixxel to develop small, multi-purpose satellites for the Indian Air Force as part of India's space and defence plans.
What is the current status of Antarctica's sea ice extent compared to the normal extent for this time of year?
Antarctica's sea ice extent is currently at a significantly lower level of about 14.2 million sq. km, which is below the normal extent of 16.7 million sq. km for this time of year. This reduction in sea ice extent has implications for marine life, ecosystems, and climate change, including potential sea level rise.
What is the name of the world's largest private communications satellite recently launched by SpaceX?
SpaceX launched the world's largest commercial communications satellite named "Jupiter 3" from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. Developed by Maxar Technologies, the Jupiter 3 satellite is designed to provide enhanced connectivity with innovative technology and capabilities.
What is the purpose of the $200 million loan deal signed between India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project?
The $200 million loan deal between India and ADB aims to enhance water supply, sanitation, and urban resilience in specific towns as part of the ongoing Rajasthan Secondary Towns Development Sector Project. The funding will be used to improve water supply systems, sanitation systems, and overall livability in these urban areas. This initiative also involves testing public-private partnerships in the water and sanitation sector.
Which Indian state was on the top of the list of missing women in India for the year 2021?
What is the name of India's first online gaming academy set up in Madhya Pradesh?
What is the main focus of Semicon India 2023, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat?
Semicon India 2023 aims to position India as a global hub for semiconductor design, manufacturing, and technology development. The conference emphasizes investment opportunities in India's semiconductor sector and features expert-led discussions on the subject. It aims to accelerate the growth and innovation of the semiconductor industry in India.
Which Indian state is setting up India's first Atal Incubation Centre in fisheries?
What is the name of the new type of Urea launched by PM Modi during his visit to Rajasthan?
PM Modi launched a new type of Urea called "Urea Gold," which is coated with sulphur to improve soil quality and reduce farmers' expenses. Urea Gold is considered an innovative fertilizer that enhances nitrogen use efficiency, reduces consumption, and enhances crop quality.
The Indian Government has recently extended the duration of which scheme for an additional two years to provide financial support to beneficiaries who faced job losses during the pandemic?
The Government has extended the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, which is the unemployment scheme under the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, for an additional two years until June 30, 2024. This scheme provides financial relief to insured individuals who face unemployment and meet certain eligibility criteria.
The Indian government has extended the Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana for an additional two years until which date?
Who was recently elected as the new chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?
James Ferguson 'Jim' Skea, a climate science expert from the United Kingdom, was elected as the new chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Nairobi, Kenya. He won the election with 90 votes, surpassing Thelma Krug of Brazil. Skea's extensive experience in sustainable energy and climate science positions him to lead the IPCC through its seventh assessment cycle.