#1 Who is the author of the book ‘Fire and Fury Corps — Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice’?
The book titled ‘Fire and Fury Corps — Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice’ has been authored by Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh. The book is showcasing the history and achievements of the Fire and Fury Corps which guards the Line of Control (LoC) and Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). It documents the courage and bravery of the Fire and Fury Warriors and portrays the rich heritage and ethos of the Indian Army.
#2 SUPARCO is the official space agency of which country?
The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is an executive and bureaucratic space agency of the Government of Pakistan. It is responsible for the nation’s public and civil space programme me and for aeronautics and aerospace research. It is in news because the space agency has recently announced that it will send its first astronaut to space in 2022 using ally China’s satellite launching facilities. Pakistan’s decision came as India on July 22 successfully launched its second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2.
#3 India’s first space war drill “IndSpaceEx” has kick started in which city?
India’s first space war drill ‘IndSpaceEx’ has kick started by Indian armed forces in New Delhi on July 25 and 26. The aim of the exercise is to assess imminent threats to the nation beyond earth. It also plans on drafting a joint space doctrine for future battles. The development comes on the background of China’s growing influence in space defence and counter-space capabilities.
#4 Beji Caid Essebsi, who passed away recently, was the President of which African country?
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (92), the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, has passed away on July 25, 2019. He was the world’s oldest sitting president. Essebsi won Tunisia’s first free elections in 2014 following Arab uprisings across the region. As president, Essebsi largely maintained stability in Tunisia. Tunisia has won praise as the only democracy to emerge from the revolutions of the so-called Arab spring.
#5 The researchers at which Indian organisation have discovered 28 new stars in Milky Way galaxy?
The Indian scientists at the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) have recently discovered 28 new variable stars in the Milky Way galaxy using 3.6 metre Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT) established in 2016 near Nainital. The ARIES team of researchers was led by Dr. Sneh Lata and Dr. A K Pandey.