Ertuğrul Gazi

●Its the first publicly owned floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) of Turkey , a LNG floating vessel. 

●The vessel has been named after the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.



●Nauka, meaning "science" in Russian, is the biggest space laboratory Russia has launched to date. 

●Russia’s space agency Roscosmos will be attaching a significantly larger module called Nauka, which will serve as the country’s main research facility on the International Space Station(ISS). 

●The ISS is a pathbreaking collaborative effort between five participating space agencies: NASA (United States), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), ESA (Europe) and CSA (Canada).


Exercise INDRA

●12th Edition of Indo-Russia joint military Exercise INDRA 2021 will be held at Volgograd, Russia from 01 to 13 August 2021. 

●The exercise will entail conduct of counter terror operations under the United Nations mandate by  a joint force against international terror groups.

●The exercise will be yet another milestone in strengthening security cooperation and will serve to reinforce the longstanding bond of friendship between India and Russia.


Eradication of Animal Diseases

●Livestock Health and Disease Control Programme (LH&DCP) under which Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Pesté des Petits Ruminants (PPR) are two diseases which are taken up for eventual eradication. 

●Both the diseases are of economic importance to the farmers. 

●The FMD eradication is implemented under National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) since 2019-20. 

●PPR eradication programme under Livestock Health and Disease Control (LH&DC) scheme is implemented from 2021-22. 

●Both FMD and PPR eradication programmes are 100% centrally funded.

●It is envisaged to eventually eradicate FMD and PPR by 2030.

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