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  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils new version of DRDO's procurement manual to engage the private sector in defence R&D

    43 days ago
    The government has announced its vision to make India a global hub of defence manufacturing and initiated a series of reform measures to encourage the domestic defence industry. Highlights: ♦ Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled a new version of the procurement manual of the premier military research institute DRDO featuring simplified procedures for the involvement of the private sector in various research and development projects.   ♦ The new version manual has been... Read More


    Shri Mansukh Mandaviya launched Vessel traffic services

    43 days ago
    Minister of State (Shipping) Shri Mansukh Mandaviya e-launched the development of Indigenous Software solution for Vessel traffic services (VTS) and Vessels Traffic Monitoring Systems (VTMS). Highlights: ♦ The development of the indigenous system as per the requirement of India instead of relying high on costing foreign-made software solutions for Traffic Managements of the Indian Ports. ♦ The vision of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ of PM, ‘Made In... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Dr Harsh Vardhan launches CSIR partnered clinical trials website

    43 days ago
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research was exploring multiple combination clinical trials of antivirals with host-directed therapies for the potential treatment of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Highlights: ♦ Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan launched an online portal, that provides information about CSIR ushered repurposed drugs and their current stage of trials. ♦ It has been working with the AYUSH Ministry for clinical trials of AYUSH... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Shri Nitin Gadkari lays Foundation Stone of India's 1st Multi-modal Logistic Park in Assam

    43 days ago
    Central Minister for Road Transport & Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari will virtually lay the foundation stone for the first-ever multi-modal logistic park(MMLPs) in Assam. Highlights: ♦ Shri Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation for India's 1st Multi-modal Logistic Park (MMLPs) at Jogighopa in Assam. ♦ Rs 693.97 crores park will provide direct air, road, rail and waterways connectivity to the people. ♦ The Project is developed under the Bharatmala Pariyojana of the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Fifth Joint Working Group on Coal between India & Indonesia on 5th November

    43 days ago
    India will host 5th Joint Working Group (JWG) on Coal between India and Indonesia. Highlights: ♦ The 5th JWG on Coal between India&Indonesia scheduled on November 5, 2020   ♦ The 1-day meeting will be held through Video conference from New Delhi due to travel restrictions on the pandemic. ♦ This will be co-chaired by Shri Vinod Kumar Tiwari from the Indian side, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India and by Dr Ir. Ridwan Djamaluddin,... Read More


    India successfully test-fired SANT Missile on 19th October

    43 days ago
    India has test-fired Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile successfully from a roof-top launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha Coast on October 19, 2020. The Missile is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and it has both Lock-on After Launch and Lock-on Before Launch facility. SANT missile:  ♦ Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile is a surface-to-air missile. ♦ SANT missile is a developed version of... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Maharashtra becomes the first state in the country to cap prices of masks

    43 days ago
    The Maharashtra state govt had constituted a committee to give suggestions about regulating prices of Masks and Sanitisers. By this Maharashtra becomes the first state in the country to cap prices of masks. Highlights: ♦ N95 masks will now be available at Rs 19 to Rs 49, while two-layer and three-layer masks will be available for Rs 3 to 4. ♦ The rates have been decided after a detailed study of the process and cost of manufacturing, availability and affordability of raw... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    The 6th India International Science Festival to be held in Virtual format from 22nd to 25th December

    43 days ago
    Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan announced on October 20, 2020 that the 6th edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) 2020 will be held from December 22 - 25, 2020.
    Aim: The fest is a celebration to promote Science and Technology and demonstrate how science could lead India towards a developed nation within a short period. Highlights: ♦ IISF 2020 will be organised at the virtual platform... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    India took the place of world No. 2 in Migrations to OECD nations - 44th International Migration Outlook 2020

    43 days ago
    Secretary-General of OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development announced the 44th International Migration Outlook 2020 on October 19, 2020. OECD is an international organisation where the governments of 37 member states work with each other to foster sustainable development. Highlights: ♦ India emerged as the 2nd largest source country both in terms of the total inflow of new migrants to OECD countries and also as regards the number of Indians acquiring citizenship... Read More
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    Israeli Embassy to have first 'Water Attache' in India from January 2021

    43 days ago
    Israel Embassy will have a separate 'Water Attache' from January 2021 to help share their country's best practices and technologies for advancements in India's water management and agriculture sectors. Highlights: ♦ Another significant development, Israel will soon nominate an honorary Consul in the North-East to increase its presence and collaboration in that region. ♦ Israel was less present in the Northeast and now it is going to increase that presence as it... Read More


    A hybrid model of smart fence tested along the LoC

    43 days ago
    The Army has significantly improved its electronic surveillance along the Line of Control (LoC) to check infiltration, and work on converting the existing border fence into a smart fence integrated with several sensors is underway. Highlights: ♦ Tough the cost of converting the entire fence over a 700 km stretch into a smart one will be too high; a hybrid model is now accepted. ♦ The fence will be integrated with LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors, infrared sensors and... Read More
    Category: Defence


    NASA spacecraft touches asteroid for rare cosmic rubble grab, a first for the US

    43 days ago
    A spacecraft by NASA descended to an asteroid on October 20, 2020 and, dodging boulders the size of buildings, momentarily touched the surface to collect a handful of cosmic rubble for return to Earth. Highlights: ♦ It was a 1st for the United States — only Japan has scored asteroid samples. The Spacecraft completed everything whatever it supposed to do. ♦ The Osiris-Rex spacecraft sent back confirmation about its contact with asteroid Bennu which is more than... Read More
    Category: International


    Police Commemoration Day is observed on 21 October

    43 days ago
    The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21, 2020. The day is observed on October 21 every year to honour the loyalty and supreme sacrifice of police personnel for the nation. Background: It was on this day in 1959 when Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) led a saga of bravery and sacrifice in the inaccessible, inhospitable terrain of Hot Springs in Ladakh. A patrol party of twenty personnel of CRPF and Intelligence Bureau had gone to search for a missing reconnaissance party... Read More
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