Current Affairs: August 6

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  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) & related projects development undertaken by DRDO:
    • UAV – Nishant – useful for reconnaissance and monitoring of Naxal / terrorist infested areas.
    • Wheeled version of Nishant UAV – Panchi
    • Indigenous development of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV
    • Technology Initiative for the development of MALE UAV (Rustom-I)
    • Development of Aeronauical Test Range at Chitradurga (Rustom-II)
    • Development of Naval Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (NRUAV).

 

Dhanush Gun

  • Artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ handed over to Indian Army: 3 Nos.
  • Special Features:
    • 8 km more range than BOFORS Gun.
    • Modified Double Baffle Muzzle Brake.
    • 155 mm x 45 Calibre

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Union government, in consultation with the RBI, has set an inflation target of 4 per cent
    • Margin: 2%. Hence,
    • Upper limit of 6 per cent and
    • Lower limit of 2 per cent.
    • It will be in effect till March 31, 2021.
    • Advantage of using Margins: Allows Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of RBI to target long-term inflation and sail through Short-term business cycles.
    • Identification of Failure: IF inflation remains outside the range of 2-6% for 3 consecutive quarters.
    • Inflation is measure through Consumer Price Index (CPI). Present value – 5.8%

 

  • Report: 19 Juang tribal children have died in the last three monthsNagada
    • Where: Nagada hills,  Jajpur district, Odhisha
    • Why: Malnutrition related diseases.
  • Juang Tribe:
    • One of the Particularly Vunerable Group (PVTG)s that belong to the Munda ethnic group
    • Speak the Juang language, branch of the greater Austroasiatic language family
    • Live in Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul and Jajpur districts of Odisha.

 

Maglev

  • In a bid to lure passengers from airlines, the Indian Railways is planning introduce Maglev trains which can run at a top speed of 500 km an hour.
    • Maglev: Trains and tracks that operate on the principle of magnetic levitation
    • Maglev trains are in operation in China, Japan, Germany and South KoreaMaglev 1Principle
  • Padam Shri & Sahitya Akademi award recipient, eminent Assamese writer and poet Mahim Bora died in Guwahati at the age of 92.
  • In last week, there has been a lot of discussion on Special Category State with refrence to demand of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Accordingly, The Hindu published FAQ on Special Category State.

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