Daily Archives: December 27, 2019

Delhi shivers at 4.2 deg C, season’s lowest


The national capital braved another “severe cold day” on Friday, recording a minimum of 4.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s lowest, the weather department said. The mercury is likely to drop further on the weekend. The city, which has been witnessing the longest December cold spell since 1997, recorded a high of 13.4 degrees Celsius, which was seven notches below normal. ...

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IAF’s MiG-27 decommissioned from Air Force


The iconic MiG-27 was decommissioned from the Indian Air Force at Jodhpur air base on Friday. After serving the IAF for over three decades, the fleet of MiG-27 had their last sortie from the air base on Friday. Jodhpur air base had the squadron of seven MiG-27. Air marshal S K Ghotia, the air office commanding-in-chief of South Western Air ...

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Defence India Startup Challenge kick-starts in Kochi


The third edition of the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC 3) began at Maker Village in Kochi on Friday giving innovators a rare opportunity to engage directly with the military and showcase their technologies. The programme got off under the iDEX (Innovation for Defence Excellence), where Maker Village is a partner, having been inducted one-and-a-half months ago as an official ...

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Over 125 crore Indians now hold Aadhaar card


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) announced a new milestone achieved by the Aadhaar project – crossing of the 125 crore mark. This means that over 1.25 billion residents of India have the 12-digit unique identity. The achievement comes along with the rapidly increasing use of Aadhaar as the primary identity document by the Aadhaar holders. This is evident ...

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