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1-Notaphily is the study and collection of paper currency, and banknotes.

2-Pasteurization is a hundred-year-old process that destroys pathogens through simple heat, and is best known for its role in making milk and juices safe for consumption.
French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur invented this straightforward food safety technique in 1864

3-The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has suspended the Union Environment Ministry’s clearance for the Tawang hydro power project granted in 2012.

4-The National Waterway 1 or NW1 is located in India and runs from Haldia (Sagar) to Allahabad across the Ganges, Bhagirathi and Hooghly river systems.

5-As per the National Waterways Act, 2016, India has 111 waterways.

6-The Regional Centre for Biotechnology which is to be setup in new Delhi is under the auspices of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) .

7-A new technique has been designed to detect concealed nuclear radiation. The technique relies on the combination of neutrons and high-energy photons .

8-The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is an international project being funded by scientific organisations of Canada, China, India, Japan and USA.

9-The Government is developing National Waterway-1 (NW-1) under the Jal Marg Vikas Project, with assistance from the World Bank. NW-1 refers to 1620 km Haldia-Allahabad stretch of River Ganga.

10- The entire system of 7 IRNSS satellites is called NAVIC.The navigation system will be known as NAVIC – “Navigation with Indian Constellation.”

11-The most ancient wolf lineage known to science is Himalayan wolf.

12-Sudarsan Pattnaik is related to  Art. He is an Indian sand artist from Odisha.
He was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2014.

13-A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Mahindra Intertrade Ltd and MSTC Limited, a PSU under the Ministry of Steel, for setting up a Joint Venture Company for establishing first of its kind Auto Shredding Plant in India in New Delhi for recycling of Specialised Steels and other non-ferrous metals.

14-Primary Health Centres: The basic units with the most basic facilities, and especially serving rural India, generally at the level of a panchayat.

15- Sub-centers – The most basic units of health in villages; first point of contact between villagers and public health care system in India.

16- Community Health Centre CHCs: Community Health Centres are available is basic health unit in the urban areas.

17-Kalvari is a submarine. It is a class of diesel-electric attack submarine which is designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS and being manufactured by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai.

18-  Recently a protein has been discovered that weakens immune response to HIV. The protein is NLRX1

19- Hortensia, Orlov, Noor-ul-Ain, Sancy are Diamonds.

20-Largest diamond in the world is Cullinan Diamond.

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