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Kaho village

• Arunachal Pradesh is planning to make a documentary about one of its most “patriotic destinations” — Kaho, a village in Anjaw district on the China border — to mark the 75th year of Independence. About: • One of seven…

Edible oil

• Government has slashed the basic duty on crude palm oil, crude soyabean oil and crude sunflower oil from 2.5 percent to nil in a bid to reign in continuous rise in the cooking oil prices since past one year.…

Guided missile destroyer

• The first ship of the four Project-15B state-of-the-art stealth guided missile destroyers, Visakhapatnam, being built at the Mazgaon Docks Limited (MDL), was delivered to the Navy. About the missile destroyers: • These ships are equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise…

Indian farming practices

• Recently, a paper titled “Integrated farming with intercropping increases food production while reducing environmental footprint” appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS). Some of the Indian Farming Practices mentioned are as follows: Relay Planting:…

Insulin

• In a study that examined the effect of insulin on liver cells taken from mice, researchers have uncovered how insulin amounts shape the flow of information through the signalling network. About: • The study also provides insights into the…

National Fund to Control Drug Abuse

• The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has recently recommended that the National Fund to Control Drug Abuse be used to carry out de-addiction programmes, rather than just policing activities. About: • According to the ministry, the fund,…