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25th Nov, 2022

What is Terror Financing?

  • Terrorist financing encompasses the means and methods used by terrorist organizations to finance their activities.
  • This money can come from legitimate sources, for example from profits from businesses and charitable organizations.
Nobel Prize in Literature

14th Oct, 2022

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French author Annie Ernaux, known for her deceptively simple novels drawing on personal experiences of class and gender, was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Veteran archaeologist and Padma Vibhushan awardee B B Lal died recently aged 101.

Commonwealth Games 2022

10th Aug, 2022

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The commonwealth games concluded recently.

Commonwealth Games: History

  • The Commonwealth Games bring nations together in a colourful celebration of sport and human performance. But the Games have evolved dramatically since its beginnings in 1930.
  • Held every four years, with a hiatus during World War II, the Games have grown from featuring 11 countries and 400 athletes, to a global spectacle of 4,600 sports men and women from across 72 nations and territories.
  • The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games, and for delivering on the vision of the Commonwealth Sports Movement: through sport, we build peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities across the Commonwealth. 
  • It has been confirmed that the 2026 Commonwealth Games will be hosted by the State of Victoria in Australia.

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The AVRA Technology Award – 2021 was presented to Dr Krishna M Ella, Chairman, Bharat Biotech, at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. Bharat Biotech (in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology) produced India’s indigenous vaccine, Covaxin.

Grammy Awards

9th Apr, 2022

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At the 64th Grammy Awards held on Las Vegas, Falguni Shah and Rickey Kej have won the Award for singing and music.

Nobel Prize

7th Mar, 2022

India’s trade deficit with China fell to $48.66 billion in 2019-20 on account of the decline in imports from the neighbouring country

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