DRDO successfully test-fires laser-guided ATGM from Main Battle Tank Arjun.

  • DRDO and Indian army have successfully test-fired indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun.
  • The missiles have hit the target successfully with the precision at two different ranges.
  • Laser Guided ATGM employs a tandem High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead to defeat Explosive Reactive Armour protected armoured vehicles.
  • This is currently under technical evaluation trials from MBT Arjun's 120 mm rifled gun.

South Korea launches 1st Moon mission.

  • South Korea has successfully launched its first lunar mission, Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, also known as Danuri, from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
  • This mission is jointly developed by Nasa and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute.
  • The satellite launched by SpaceX, will arrive in December 2022.
  • The Scientists are expecting to collect geologic and other data from this low polar orbit.
  • South Korea has also planned to land its own spacecraft on the moon by 2030.

Russia becomes third largest coal supplier of India in July 2022.

  • According to the data published by the Indian consultancy Coalmint, Russia has become the third-largest coal supplier of India in July 2022.
  • Russia has historically been the sixth-largest supplier of coal to India, after Indonesia, South Africa, Australia, and the United States, with Mozambique and Colombia alternatingly featuring in the top five.
  • Imports of India from Russia have increased nearly five times to over $15 billion ever since Russia-Ukraine war.

India adds 10 more wetlands designated as Ramsar sites.

  • India has added 10 more sites to Ramsar list, taking the total number of such sites in the country to 64.
  • 10 new wetland sites are from TN, Goa, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
  • TN: Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary, Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve; Vembannur Wetland Complex; Vellode Bird
  • Sanctuary; Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary; Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary
  • Odisha: Satkosia Gorge
  • Goa: Nanda Lake
  • Karnataka: Ranganathituu BS
  • Madhya Pradesh: Sirpur wetland

Amazon joins hands with Indian Railways to boost delivery of packages.

  • Amazon India has come into a partnership with Indian Railways to boost its delivery services in the country.
  • This partnership helps e-commerce firm to transport packages on more than 110 inter-city routes, ensuring one to two-day delivery for its customer.
  • Amazon India now ferries customer packages with the Indian Railways to cities and towns such as Jharsuguda, Ratnagiri, Kurnool, Nanded, Bareilly, Bokaro and Rudrapur among others.

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