U.S. distance runner Shalane Flanagan awarded her silver medal from the 2008 Olympic Games 10,000m following a doping ban against Turkish second place finisher Evan Abeylegesse.
India is the ninth biggest trading partner of the U.S. and India had a trade surplus of around $26 billion with the U.S. in goods trade alone last year.
ASCON– Army Static Switched Communication Network is the army’s telecom network backbone. ASCON network currently uses bulk encryption. DWDM– Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing- is an optical multiplexing technology used to increase bandwidth over existing fibre network by combining and transmitting multiple signals simultaneously at different wavelength on the same fibre.
Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Committee, a Bhagalpur based NGO, accused of siphoning off hundereds of crores meant for welfare scheme in collusion with State government officials. The scam was carried on by depositing government cheques into the account of the NGO that, in turn, would invest these amounts in bank deposits to earn interest. This scam is to the tune of Rs. 1000 crore.
Nepal Prime Minister– Sher Bahadur Deuba, recently on a visit to India.
Mongoose– Is a protected species under Schedule II and part II of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and any trade of its body parts involves similar punishment as is laid down for tigers and rhinoceros WCCB– Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
Udaipur boy, Kalpit Veerwal, has made Limca Book of Records by scoring 360 out of 360 in the Jee-Mains exam this year. He is the first ever student to have scored 100% in JEE-Mains.
Artificial Intelligence may imperils about 6.4 lakh low skilled jobs in IT industry alone by 2021. New job roles that will dominate the ITworkforce are within digital domains such as big data, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and cyber security, according to report released by Simplilearn.
UAPA– Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
China set to relaunch one of World’s fastest bullet train having speed of approx 350 kmph. China has the world’s longest high speed rail network of over 22,000 LM, about 60% of world’s total.
Bangladesh prime minister Shiekh Hasina
CCTNS– Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project, may be used to dispense physical police verification for getting a passport.
Pangong lake is in Ladakh.
Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy book by former NSA Shivshankar Menon