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    8th Sep, 2020
  • The 5 day long US – India Strategic Partnership forum (USISPF) 3RD Annual Leadership Summit was held on the theme of “US – India navigating new challenges”.
  • SpaceX launched 60 Star link satellites to provide faster Internet.
  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that its acquisition wing had signed contracts with three Indian companies for supply of six regiments of the Pinaka Rocket System to be deployed along borders with Pakistan and China.
    • It is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation for the Indian Army.
    • Pinaka can be used for attacking the adversary targets prior to the close quarter battles which involve smaller range artillery, armoured elements and the infantry.
  • International day of Charity – 5th September.
  • In order to increase the ground water table the Karnataka state cabinet has approved the project titled Reward (Rejuvenating watersheds for Agriculture Resilience through innovative development) with World Bank assistance.
  • SVAYEM Scheme – Assam government to provide self-employment to youth.
  • SPARROW SYSTEM =-A online Performance appraisal system for JKAS officer.

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