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In J&K encounter two Army personnel killed among with JCO

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 The two succumbed to their injuries after an encounter with terrorists in Nar Khas forest area of Poonch district Two Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), were killed in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said on Friday, October 15, 2021. Also read: States warned of ‘aggressive’ infiltration by terrorists along Afghan border According to a defence spokesperson, the JCO and a jawan were critically injured during a counter-terrorist operation in the Nar Khas forest area in Mendhar sub-division on Thursday evening. Both of them succumbed to their injuries subsequently. The operation is ongoing, he added. ALSO READ - Mars rocks collected by Perseverance boost case for ancient life While the body of the jawan has been retrieved, that of the JCO is yet to be retrieved from the area, the spokesperson said. Efforts are on to retrieve the body, he said, adding that the area is mountainous and the forest is dense, which m

Cyclonic storm Gulab to cross A.P.-Odisha coasts today September 26 midnight

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‘The system is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur,’ says an IMD bulletin. The cyclonic storm Gulab over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal is likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts around midnight of September 26 instead of the evening as predicted earlier. “The cyclonic storm Gulab over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards with a speed of 10 kmph during the past six hours and lay centred over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal about 270 km east-southeast of Gopalpur [Odisha] and 330 km east of Kalingapatnam [Andhra Pradesh],” says the latest bulletin issued by India Meteorological Department on September 26. “The system is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur around midnight of Sunday,” it said. A high alert has been sounded in seven d

Mars rocks collected by Perseverance boost case for ancient life

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  NASA's Perseverance Mars rover has now collected two rock samples, with signs that they were in contact with water for a long period of time boosting the case for ancient life on the Red Planet. "It looks like our first rocks reveal a potentially habitable sustained environment," said Ken Farley, project scientist for the mission, in a statement Friday. "It's a big deal that the water was there for a long time." The six-wheeled robot collected its first sample, dubbed "Montdenier" on September 6, and its second, "Montagnac" from the same  rock  on September 8. Both samples, slightly wider than a pencil in diameter and about six centimeters long, are now stored in sealed tubes in the rover's interior. ALSO, READ- India's first Paralympic Gold in shooting won by Avani Lekhara A first attempt at collecting a  sample  in early August failed after the rock proved too crumbly to withstand Perseverance's drill. The rover has been o

Indian Forex Reserves Increase By $8.8 Billion To Touch Record High Of $642.45 Billion 2021

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  The country's foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 8.895 billion to reach a record high of USD 642.453 billion in the week ended September 3, RBI data showed. In the previous week ended August 27, the reserves had surged $16.663 billion to $633.558 billion, mainly due to a rise in Special Drawing Rights (SDR) holdings. International Monetary Fund (IMF) had made an allocation of SDR 12.57 billion to India. For the week ended September 3, the increase was on account of a rise in foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves, Reserve Bank of India''s (RBI) weekly data released on Friday showed. FCA rose by $ 8.213 billion to $ 579.813 billion in the reporting week, according to the data. Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound, and yen held in the foreign exchange reserves. Gold reserves were up by $ 642 million to $38.083 billion in the re

PM Narendra Modi chairs 13th Brics summit; leaders cover Afghan crisis, pandemic in speech: Key points

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NEW DELHI: Head Of State Narendra Modi on Thursday led the yearly top of Brics pioneers.  The theme for the Top is 'BRICS @15: Intra-BRICS joint effort for the association, mix just as arrangement'. Brics is an expression for Brazil, Russia, India, China just as South Africa.  Brazil Head Of State Jair Bolsanaro, South African Head Of State Cyril Ramaphosa, Russian Head Of State Vladimir Putin just as Chinese Head Of State Xi Jinping partook in the meeting.  Permitted's view what the pioneers expressed:  Modi examine 4 Cs of Brics joint effort  ALSO, READ- India's first Paralympic Gold in shooting won by Avani Lekhara * PM Narendra Modi started his discourse by expressing gratefulness to the Brics members for the "cooperation India has really acquired" from them all through its chairship at Brics.  * Speaking with regards to the theme picked by India all through of its chairship – 'BRICS @ 15: Intra-BRICS joint effort for association, mix just as arrangeme