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  • ARCI, SCTIMST scientists develop next-generation biodegradable metal implants

    132 days ago
    Scientists from the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, under the Department of Science & Technology (DST) jointly developed new generation Iron-Manganese based alloys for biodegradable metal implants for use in humans. Highlights: ♦ The newly developed alloys are suitable for biodegradable stent and orthopedic implant applications. ♦... Read More


    NDMA develops National Migrant Information System to facilitate movement of migrant workers

    132 days ago
    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) developed an online Dashboard-National Migrant Information System (NMIS). The central online repository aims to capture the information regarding the movement of migrants and facilitate the smooth movement of stranded persons across States. NMIS was developed after the Government of India allowed the movement of migrant workers by buses and Shramik special trains to enable them to travel to their native places. National Migrant Information System... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launched set of 7 titles on Psycho-Social impact of pandemic and lockdown and how to Cope With

    132 days ago
    Union Minister of Human Resource and Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' launched a set of seven titles on "Psycho-Social impact of pandemic & lockdown and how to Cope With" by NBT, India. The titles are placed under the corona studies series of NBT. NBT brought out a remarkable and unparalleled set of books that will serve as guides to the mental well-being of people at large. Highlights: ♦ The Corona Studies Series was prepared by National Book Trust (NBT)... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    GoI, AIIB signed a loan agreement for a USD 145 million project to improve irrigation services

    132 days ago
    The Government of India (GoI), West Bengal state government, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) signed a loan agreement for a $145 million project. The main objective is to improve flood management and irrigation services in the Damodar Valley Command Area (DVCA) in West Bengal state. Highlight: ♦ The West Bengal Major Irrigation and Flood Management Project aims to benefit about 2.7 million farmers from five districts of West Bengal. It will benefit over 393,964 ha... Read More
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    International Day of Light is observed on 16 May

    132 days ago
    International Day of Light is observed on 16 May. The day marks the 60th anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by Theodore Maiman, the physicist, and engineer. The day aims to raise awareness about the important role played by all the light-based technologies in the lives of people in areas of education, art, and culture sustainable development, science & technology, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. History: The International... Read More


    Chhattisgarh to launch Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana

    132 days ago
    Chhattisgarh State government is to launch Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana on 21 May on the commemoration of the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The scheme is aimed to stimulate the rural economy in the state, amid the slowdown caused by by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana: ♦ Under the scheme, the state government will inject Rs.5100 crore into the state's rural economy by directly transferring the grant amount through Direct Benefit... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    Sikkim celebrated 45th State Day on 16 May

    132 days ago
    Sikkim celebrated 45th State Day on 16 May 2020. It was celebrated in a brief function held at Chintan Bhawan premises, Gangtok. The function was graced by Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad and Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang amid lockdown. History: In the 17th Century, Sikkim was founded by the Namgyal dynasty. In 1980, it became a princely state of British India. In 1947, after India became independent, Sikkim continued to enjoy the protectorate status with the Republic of India.... Read More
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    GoI, World Bank signs USD 750 million to Protect Indias Poorest from COVID-19 pandemic

    132 days ago
    The Government of India (GoI) and the World Bank signed a $750 million of $1 billion proposed for Accelerating India's COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme. The agreement aims to support India's efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights: ♦ In April 2020, the World Bank announced $1 billion support towards immediate support to India's health sector. With this, the total fund... Read More
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    CSIR develops mobile indoor disinfection sprayer to combat COVID-19 spread

    132 days ago
    Scientists at CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, have developed two mobile indoor Disinfection Sprayer units, Battery Powered Disinfectant Sprayer (BPDS) and Pneumatically Operated Mobile Indoor Disinfection (POMID). These disinfection units can be used for cleaning and disinfecting pathogenic micro-organisms effectively, especially in hospitals. Highlights: ♦ These units can be used to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as... Read More


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    Defence Minister approves Rs.400 crore Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme

    132 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the launch of the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) with an outlay of Rs.400 crore. The aim is to create a state of the art testing infrastructure for the defence sector and to boost domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing.
    Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme: ♦ DTID Scheme will run for a duration of 5 years. Unser the scheme, the MoD set up 6-8 new test facilities in partnership with the private industry.
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    NIPER-Guwahati developed innovative 3D products to contain COVID-19 spread

    132 days ago
    National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research-Guwahati (NIPER-G) has developed two products, 3D-printed hands-free object & 3D-printed antimicrobial face-shield, to help in the fight against the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The devices are expected to play a key role in containing the transmission of coronavirus from one person to another through bare hand contacts or contaminated surface source. 3D-printed hands-free object: The 3D-printed hands-free object can be... Read More


    e-NAM reaches milestone of 1000 Mandis across 18 States, 3 UTs

    132 days ago
    On 15 May, 38 new mandis were integrated with the e-NAM platform. With this move, the pan-India electronic agriculture trading portal, e-NAM has reached the milestone of 1,000 Mandis across 18 States and 3 Union Territories (UTS). The information was announced by the Agriculture Ministry. Highlights: ♦ The 38 new Mandis include 19 Mandis from Madhya Pradesh, 10 Mandis from Telangana, 4 from Maharashtra and one each in Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala and Jammu, and Kashmir. ♦... Read More
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