World Gold Council (WGC)

World Gold Council (WGC)
~India, which is the world’s largest consumer of gold, has the 11th largest gold reserve, with the current holding pegged at 607 tonnes 
•Top slot is occupied by the U.S., which boasts of gold reserves of 8,133.5 tonnes, followed by Germany with 3,369.7 tonnes.
•World Gold Council is an association whose members comprise the world’s leading gold mining companies. [Headquartered in the UK, they have offices in India, China, Singapore, Japan and the United States.]
ISRO’s AstroSat
~is India’s first dedicated multi wavelength space observatory
•Astrosat aims to study star birth regions and high energy processes in star systems lying beyond the Milky Way galaxy
Pinaka Guided Weapons
~Pinaka rocket systems are developed by DRDO. The rocket system was named after Pinaka, the bow of Lord Shiva.
•It was initially a 30 to 40 km range rocket. Its range was increased 70 to 80 km with Pinaka Mark II

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