Headlines of the day 26-06-2023

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    PM Modi conferred Egypt’s highest state honour

    Indian Express

    GS-2/IR

    • What are the key Highlights of PM Modi’s Egypt Visit?
    • Why is PM Modi’s Egypt visit significant?

    Egypt conferred PM Modi with ‘Order of the Nile’

    Times of India

    GS-2/IR

    • PM Modi was conferred with the ‘Order of the Nile’, Egypt’s highest honour, by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the Presidential palace in Cairo
    • What are other international awards received by PM Modi?

    mRNA booster vaccine Gemcovac-OM for Omicron launched

    Economic Times

    GS-3/Science

    • mRNA booster vaccine Gemcovac-OM for Omicron launched. Who can take it and what are the precautions?

    ‘Balidan Stambh’ in Srinagar

    PIB

    GS-3/Security

    • Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid foundation stone of ‘Balidan Stambh’ in Srinagar
    • The Stambh will inspire patriotism among the youth by immortalizing the memory of the martyrs

    India achieves milestone of 101 Million Cubic Meters per Day of gas production

    AIR

    GS-3/Eco

    • Why India imports about 50 per cent of its natural gas requirement?
    • How can india reduce it?

    Russia and private militia Wagner agree to Belarus mediated deal to defuse rebellion tensions

    AIR

    GS-2/IR

    • What is the Wagner Group?
    • How is the Wagner Group involved in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? 
    • Why it agreed to Belarus mediated deal?

    The Sahitya Akademi Award 

    AIR

    Awards

    • The Sahitya Akademi has announced a list of 22 recipients of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 20 winners of its Yuva Puraskar for this year.

    The India-U.S. deal for 31 MQ-9B drones

    The Hindu Page 10

    GS-2/IR

    • What are the capabilities of the soon-to-be procured MQ-9B High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial vehicles? 
    • What is the process to be followed for timely delivery? 

    Titan submersible

    The Hindu Page 11 

    GS-3/Science

    • What is the Titan submersible?
    • What is the difference between a submarine and a submersible?
    • What happened to Titan?

    Meghalaya tribal council resolves to oppose UCC

    The Hindu Page 13

    GS-2/Polity

    • What is  Uniform Civil Code (UCC)? Why Meghalaya tribal council is opposing it?

    PM Modi calls Emergency ‘dark’ and ‘unforgettable period’ in India’s history

    The Hindu Page 13

    GS-2/Polity

    • What happened on June 25, 1975? Why did Indira Gandhi take such a step?
    • What was its impact?

    Chandrayaan-3,  Lander Vikram, rover Pragyan to return for another tryst with the moon

    The Hindu Page 14

    GS-3/Science

    • Chandrayaan-3 will be launched in mid-July: ISRO Chairman
    • What are its “primary objectives”?