Noor satellite:

Noor satellite is a military satellite launched recently by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps — a branch of the country’s armed forces. 

The satellite flew into orbit on top of a multi-stage Qased rocket.



Education Ministry has launched ‘VidyaDaan 2.0′ initiative to curate content for the CBSE curriculum from individuals and organizations across the country. It is a national program for inviting e-learning Content contributions. VidyaDaan is conceptualized as a common national program for individuals and organizations across the country to contribute e-learning resources for both school and higher education to ensure continuity of quality learning.

The content will be used on the DIKSHA app to help millions of children across the country to continue their learning anytime and anywhere.


Minimum Support Price:

The MSP is the rate at which the government buys grains from farmers. The reason behind the idea of MSP is to counter the price volatility of agricultural commodities due to factors like the variation in their supply, lack of market integration, and information asymmetry. The MSP is fixed on the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP).

  • The list of crops are as follows.
  • Cereals (7) – paddy, wheat, barley, jowar, bajra, maize and ragi
  • Pulses (5) – gram, arhar/tur, moong, urad and lentil
  • Oilseeds (8) – groundnut, rapeseed/mustard, toria, soyabean, sunflower seed, sesamum, safflower seed and nigerseed


Kasowal Bridge:

It is a 484- metre long permanent bridge on the river Ravi to connect the Kasowal enclave of Punjab along the Pakistan border to the rest of the country. It is Built by the Borders Roads Organization. Kasowal enclave is around 35 square km. It was till now connected through a pontoon bridge of limited load capacity. The enclave was formed because it has the Ravi behind it and the International Border ahead of it.


Team Mask Force:

It is a video Created by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). It promotes the use of masks to fight infectious disease COVID-19. The video featuring India’s most revered cricketers urges fellow countrymen to join the team mask force and help the nation fight against the novel coronavirus.


Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Scheme:

The NBS Scheme for fertilizer was initiated in the year 2010 and is being implemented by the Department of Fertilizers. The government is making available fertilizers, Urea, and 21 grades of P&K fertilizers to farmers at subsidized prices through fertilizer manufacturers/importers.

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