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Current Affairs for UPSC IAS Exam

NavIC navigation system

Context The Indian government is pushing smartphone makers to enable support for its NavIC navigation system in new devices sold in the ...
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Qimingxing-50 China’s first fully solar-powered UAV

Context China’s first fully solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle has successfully completed its maiden test flight with all onboard systems functioning ...
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Hanle Dark Sky Reserve

Context By the end of 2022, India will establish the country’s first Dark Sky Reserve as Hanle Dark Sky Reserve ...
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Hayabusa-2 mission

Hayabusa-2 mission Context Recently, scientists from Japan suggest that water and organic materials might have been brought to our planet ...
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What are per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances?

Context A recent study has found that rainwater from many places across the globe is contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, ...
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Lavender Scare

Context NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has been named after James Webb, who ran the US space agency from 1961 ...
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Nonylphenol found in drinking water across India

Context A study revealed the presence of high levels of toxic chemical nonylphenol in drinking water across the nation. About ...
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Fields Medal 2022

Context Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska, chair of Number Theory at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, was on ...
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NASA launched CAPSTONE Mission

Context NASA launched CAPSTONE Mission, a microwave oven-sized CubeSat weighing just 55 pounds (25 kg). About CAPSTONE Mission CAPSTONE, short ...
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PSLV Orbital Experimental Module of ISRO

Context The PSLV Orbital Experimental Module is a platform that will help perform in-orbit experiments using the final, and otherwise ...
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Auctioning 5G spectrum bands

Context The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister, gave its nod for the auction of spectrum that can be used ...
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Critical Information Infrastructure

Context The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has declared IT resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI ...
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Gaia Mission

Context The new data released by the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has revealed the surprise phenomena of ‘starquakes’—massive tsunami-like ...
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What is Web 5.0?

Context Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced his vision for a new decentralized web platform that is being called ...
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LaMDA Google AI Chatbot

Context A senior engineer at Google claimed that the company’s artificial intelligence-based chatbot LamDA i.e. Language Model for Dialogue Applications had ...
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