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1st Indian-made artillery gun Dhanush clears final test

  • India’s first indigenous artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ cleared its final test and is ready to be inducted into the Indian Army.
  • Earlier this month, fifty rounds of shells each were fired from six Dhanush guns.
  • These guns are reportedly called ‘desi Bofors’.

In a historic first, delegation level talks between the world’s two of the most powerful leaders Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un began in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

India among top 5 countries in e-waste generation

  • India is among the top five e-waste generating countries in the world besides China, the US, Japan and Germany, according to a report released by Assocham and NEC.
  • Among states, Maharashtra contributes the largest e-waste of 19.8 percent but recycles only about 47810 tonne per annum (TPA).
  • Tamil Nadu generated 13 percent e-waste and recycled about 52427 TPA

Maternal Mortality Ratio has reduced by 22 per cent in which nation?

  • India
  • Nigeria
  • China
  • Malaysia

International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) were established at the conference of 44 nations held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA in July 1944. These two international institutions are known as the Bretton Woods twins.

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