Day July 10, 2020

Opium seizure

• The fourth highest seizure of opium in 2018 was reported from India, after Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to the latest World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). About: • The maximum of…

Mongolian Kanjur

• The first set of five volumes of Mongolian Kanjur published under the National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) was recently presented to the Government of Mongolia. About: • Mongolian Kanjur, the Buddhist canonical text in 108 volumes is considered to…

Rewa solar project

• Prime Minister Modi will dedicate to the nation the 750 MW Solar Project set up at Rewa, Madhya Pradesh on July 10, 2020. About: • This Project comprises of three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on…

Samudra Setu

• Operation Samudra Setu, which was launched by the Navy on May 5 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic. • It has culminated after successfully bringing back 3,992 individuals. About: •…

Golden birdwing

• Recently, a Himalayan butterfly known as Golden Birdwing (Troides aeacus) has been discovered as India’s largest butterfly after 88 years. • It has replaced an unknown specimen which a british army officer Brigadier Evans had recorded in 1932. Key…

Patrolling Points

• The standoffs between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), where initial steps towards disengagement have taken place, are around a number of patrolling points (PPs) in Galwan, Hot Springs and Gogra areas.…