[Prelims Spotlight] BrahMos, BirdLife International

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B2B #1: From news- BrahMos tested in extreme weather conditions


  1. BrahMos is a joint collaboration between India and Russia and is capable of being launched from land, sea, sub-sea and air against the surface and sea-based targets
  2. It has a strike range of around 290 km and is described as the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile.
  3. The range of the supersonic missile was initially capped at 290 km as per the obligations of the Missile Technology Control Regime
  4. Since India’s entry into the club, the range has been extended to 450 km and the plan is to hit 600km.
  5. The Army and the Navy have already inducted the missile, while the air-launched variant is undergoing trials.

Here’s a Factoid to brush up your concepts

Name : BirdLife International

Recently in News because : Publishes a quarterly magazine – World Birdwatch.

Objective : BirdLife International is the official Red List authority for birds for the International Union for Conservation of Nature It is the world’s largest partnership of conservation organisations, with over 120 partner organisations. Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) are sites that contribute to the global persistence of biodiversity, including vital habitat for threatened plant and animal species in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) are KBAs identified for birds using internationally agreed criteria applied locally by BirdLife Partners and experts

Year Founded : 1922

Category : Environment

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