Lt Col Harjinder Singh Biography: Lt Col Harjinder Singh was the Staff Officer to the CDS General Bipin Rawat. He was killed in an IAF Mi-17V5 crash on 8 December 2021, along with 12 others. Lt Col Harjinder Singh is survived by his wife Major Agnes P Menezes (retd) and daughter Preet Kaur.
Difference between Miss Universe and Miss World: As India's Harnaaz Sandhu won the prestigious Miss Universe 2021 title, let us take a look at Miss Universe and Miss World, along with other beauty pageants.
CDS Bipin Rawat Biography: General Bipin Rawat was the first CDS of India who was killed in an IAF chopper Mi-17V5 crash on 8 December 2021 in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor, along with his wife Madhulika Rawat and staff. 13 out of the 14 members aboard the chopper have been declared dead. The Indian Army has positively identified CDS Rawat, his wife, and Brig Lidder who were laid to rest on 10 December 2021. The remaining 10 bodies will be kept in the mortuary of the Army Base Hospital till positive identification is completed. A tri-service inquiry led by Air Chief Marshal Manavendra Singh has been ordered into the case and the black box has been retrieved. At this sad unfortunate moment, take a look at the life of CDS Bipin Rawat.
Role and Powers of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS): With the tragic demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat, a void has been created in the topmost position in the Indian military. General Bipin Rawat was India's first Chief of Defence Staff. As we mourn the loss of our topmost military leader, let us have a look at the role and powers of CDS.
Rohit Sharma New ODI Captain: Rohit Sharma replaced Virat Kohli as full-time white-ball captain and Ajinkya Rahane as Test Vice-captain. Kohli will lead his side only in the longest cricket format, Test matches. Check details of the series of events.
List of Indian Chief of Army Staff (1947-2021): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) of the Indian Army is the head of the military staff and chairman of the Indian Army Board. At present, General Manoj Mukund Naravane is the Chief of Army Staff who succeeded General Bipin Rawat on 31 December 2019. Check the complete list of Indian Chief of Army Staff from 1947 to 2021.
World Inequality Report 2022 India Rank: India stands out as a 'poor and very unequal country', with an affluent elite. 22% of the national income is held by the top 1% population and the bottom 50% share has gone down to 13%. The female labour income share is equal to 18% (among the lowest in the world). Check the highlights of the World Inequality Report 2022 authored by Lucas Chancel, and coordinated by several experts.
World Bank Objectives and Functions: WB is an international financial institution. Its major job is to give loans and grants to low and middle-income countries to support their economies. Check all details below.
The Governor of the Reserve Bank Of India, Shaktikanta Das has made some major announcements regarding the Monetary Policy 2021 of India. Check the details of the rates (repo and reverse repo), growth projection and inflation maintenance targets here
AESA Radar: IAF will soon integrate indigenously developed AESA radar with IAF fighters, making them more lethal. The Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar can track 50 targets in the sky at a range of over 100 km and can engage four of them simultaneously.
O-SMART Scheme: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by PM Modi has approved the continuation of the O-SMART on 24 November 2021 for the 2021-26 period at a cost of Rs. 2,177 crores. Check objectives, sub-schemes, major components, significance, and milestones achieved.
Cyclone Jawad Updates: After cyclones Taukte, Yaas and Gulab left behind a trail of destruction across several Indian states, another cyclone, Cyclone Jawad, is expected to reach Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on 4 December 2021. The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm and will move northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh–south Odisha coasts by December 4. PM Modi has reviewed the preparedness to deal with the situation arising out of Cyclone Jawad and various authorities are on standby. Around 95 trains have been cancelled. Read the below article for Cyclone Jawad updates.
Uber booking through WhatsApp: In a global first, Uber users pan India will soon be able to register on the ride-hailing platform, book a ride, receive a trip receipt and details about the driver through the Uber WhatsApp chatbot. Read the below article to know more about the service.