Piezoelectric effect: Special electro-active nanoparticles developed for potential applications in touch & acoustic sensor

What is the News? Indian scientists have for the first time proposed an efficient way to induce a property called piezoelectric delta phase in polymer nanoparticles. What is the Piezoelectric Effect? Piezoelectric Effect is the ability of certain materials to generate an electric charge in response to applied mechanical stress.  One of the unique characteristics… Continue reading Piezoelectric effect: Special electro-active nanoparticles developed for potential applications in touch & acoustic sensor

Year End Review 2021- Ministry of Panchayati Raj

What is the news? The Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) has taken several initiatives during the year 2021. Initiatives by Panchayati Raj Ministry SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas) e-Gram Swaraj e-Financial Management System Geo-tagging of assets Finance Commission Grants to Rural Local Bodies: The Fifteenth Finance Commission (XV… Continue reading Year End Review 2021- Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Year-End- Review-2021- Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances

What is the News? The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has taken several initiatives in the year 2021. Several of them are Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its… Continue reading Year-End- Review-2021- Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances

Union Minister launches Artificial Intelligence-driven Start-Up by IIT alumni for water purification

What is the News? The Union Minister has launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven water purification systems developed by Swajal Water Private Limited, a tech startup company founded by IIT alumni. What is the Water Purification Systems launched by Swajal Water Private Limited, a tech Startup? Water ATMS: It combines Internet of Things technology with solar… Continue reading Union Minister launches Artificial Intelligence-driven Start-Up by IIT alumni for water purification

Year End Review- 2021 Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

What is the News? The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has undertaken several important initiatives during the year 2021. Some of the important initiatives are Credit Guarantee Scheme for Subordinated Debt(CGSSD) for MSMEs Self Reliant India(SRI) Fund: It is a  Category-II Alternative Investment Fund registered with SEBI with Mother Fund / Daughter… Continue reading Year End Review- 2021 Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

India, Korea agree to ‘impart fresh momentum’ to bilateral trade pact

What is the news? South Korea’s Trade Minister met with the Indian Minister of Commerce & Industry. What are the key highlights of the meeting? Firstly, the two countries agreed to upgrade the existing CEPA (Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) signed in 2009. Secondly, they will try to achieve the target of USD 50 Billion before… Continue reading India, Korea agree to ‘impart fresh momentum’ to bilateral trade pact

DRDO Flight Tests Final Deliverable Configuration of MPATGM

What is the News? Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). What is a Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)? MPATGM is an indigenously developed low weight Anti-Tank guided fire & forget missile. Note: An anti-tank missile is a missile that is created to destroy… Continue reading DRDO Flight Tests Final Deliverable Configuration of MPATGM

Year End review 2021 on highlight key Initiatives and achievements pertains to Department of Fisheries

What is the news? The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has implemented several initiatives in the year 2021. What are the initiatives launched by the Department of Fisheries in 2021? Fisheries Sector Fisheries sector has been recognized as a ‘Sunrise Sector’ and has demonstrated an outstanding double-digit average annual growth… Continue reading Year End review 2021 on highlight key Initiatives and achievements pertains to Department of Fisheries

Year End Review of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

What is the news? The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched several initiatives in 2021. What are the initiatives launched by the MSDE in 2021? Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 (PMKVY 3.0)  Pilot Project for upskilling the cane and bamboo artisans of Nagaland  India Skills: It is the country’s biggest skill… Continue reading Year End Review of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Digital Embossing Technology and NATMO: Visually challenged students will have access to user-friendly durable Braille maps using advanced technology

What is the News? Visually challenged students from all over the country will have access soon to Braille Maps designed and developed using Digital Embossing Technology. What is Digital Embossing Technology? Digital embossing technology (DET) is a process that eliminates the need for printing plates, moulds, chemicals, and solvents besides releasing no pollutants or waste… Continue reading Digital Embossing Technology and NATMO: Visually challenged students will have access to user-friendly durable Braille maps using advanced technology

24th National Conference on e-Governance 2021 successfully concludes at Hyderabad

What is the News? The 24th National Conference on e-Governance 2021 has successfully concluded. Read more: What is e-governance? Examine importance of e-governance in growing age of digitisation. What is the 24th National Conference on e-Governance? Organized by: Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) in… Continue reading 24th National Conference on e-Governance 2021 successfully concludes at Hyderabad

Veer Baal Diwas: PM announces 26th December as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ to mark martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji

What is the News? The Prime Minister has announced that 26th December shall be observed as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ to mark the martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji. Who were Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji? Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh were the sons of… Continue reading Veer Baal Diwas: PM announces 26th December as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ to mark martyrdom of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji

Startup India Innovation Week: Centre to organize the FIRST EVER Startup India Innovation Week from 10th -16th of January 2022

What is the News? Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is organizing the first-ever Startup India Innovation Week. Read more: “Startup India Seed Fund Scheme” launched What is Startup India Innovation Week? Aim: To commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and to showcase the spread and depth… Continue reading Startup India Innovation Week: Centre to organize the FIRST EVER Startup India Innovation Week from 10th -16th of January 2022

Indo US Trade- Commerce gets a fillip with improving Agri Market Access

What is the News? In accordance with the discussions at the 12th India – USA trade policy forum meeting, India and the United States have signed the framework agreement for implementing the “2 Vs 2 Agri-Market Access Issues”. What are 2 Vs 2 Agri-Market Access Issues? Under this deal, two Agricultural Products from India will… Continue reading Indo US Trade- Commerce gets a fillip with improving Agri Market Access

Heartbeat stars: A star with a heartbeat & without a magnetic field discovered

What is the news? Scientists have discovered a peculiar binary star named HD73619 in the Cancer constellation, one of the closest open star clusters to the Earth. The star shows heartbeat but no signs of pulsations/vibrations activity, contrary to the norm of binary stars sporting both heartbeats as well as pulsations. What are the heartbeat… Continue reading Heartbeat stars: A star with a heartbeat & without a magnetic field discovered

Union Jal Shakti Minister Announces 3rd National Water Awards

What is the news? Ministry of Jal Shakti has recently announced the 3rd National Water Awards-2020. What is the significance of water for India? India has more than 18% of the world’s population but has only 4% of the world’s renewable water resources. India’s current water requirement is estimated to be around 1,100 billion cubic… Continue reading Union Jal Shakti Minister Announces 3rd National Water Awards

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Spain on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters

What is the news? Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved an Agreement between India and Spain on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters. What are the provisions of the agreement? – The correct assessment of customs duties, especially information belonging to the determination of the customs value, tariff classification and the… Continue reading Cabinet approves Agreement between India and Spain on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters

Raksha mantri Shri Rajnath Singh flags-in India’s First multidimensional adventure sports expedition conducted by NIMAS in France

What is the news?  Raksha Mantri, on January 07, 2022, flagged-in India’s first multidimensional adventure sports expedition conducted by National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) in France. What is this expedition about?  The expedition was organised as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.  It was conducted in November 2021 and the team was… Continue reading Raksha mantri Shri Rajnath Singh flags-in India’s First multidimensional adventure sports expedition conducted by NIMAS in France

KVIC rolls out innovative “Mobile honey processing van” to support farmers and beekeepers

What is the news?  Chairman of KVIC launched country’s first Mobile Honey Processing Van. The Mobile Van has been designed in-house by KVIC and is a part of its Honey Mission. Under Honey Mission, KVIC has so far distributed nearly 1.60 lakh bee boxes across the country and created over 40,000 employment.   What is… Continue reading KVIC rolls out innovative “Mobile honey processing van” to support farmers and beekeepers

Year-End- Review of Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution– 2021

What is the News? The Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has taken various steps in the year 2021. Measures taken by Min of Consumer Affairs Price Monitor Cell: It monitors wholesale and retail prices of 22 essential commodities (Rice, Wheat, Atta, Gram Dal, Tur Dal etc) Consumer Protection… Continue reading Year-End- Review of Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution– 2021

Year End Review 2021 for Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

What is the news? The Department of Commerce has taken several steps during the year 2021. Measures taken by Commerce Ministry Merchandise Exports: Department of Commerce has set a target of US$ 400 billion of merchandise exports by the year 2021-22. Currently, merchandise exports have reached 65% of the target of USD 400 Billion till… Continue reading Year End Review 2021 for Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Suggestions to Improve the performance of BIS: BIS celebrates its 75th Anniversary

News: The Union Consumer Affairs Minister has addressed the 75th-anniversary event of the Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS). Click Here to Read about Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) What are the key suggestions given by the Union Consumer Affairs Minister to Improve the performance of BIS? Firstly, BIS should move from the concept of 3S- Speed, Skill and… Continue reading Suggestions to Improve the performance of BIS: BIS celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Cabinet approves Intra-State Transmission System – Green Energy Corridor Phase-II

What is the News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the scheme on Green Energy Corridor (GEC) Phase-II for Intra-State Transmission System (InSTS). What is the Green Energy Corridor Project for Intra-State Transmission System (InSTS)? The Green Energy Corridor(GEC) Project aims at synchronizing electricity produced from renewable sources such as solar and wind… Continue reading Cabinet approves Intra-State Transmission System – Green Energy Corridor Phase-II

Year-End Review-2021: M/o Earth Sciences

What is the News? The Ministry of Earth Sciences has taken various initiatives in the year 2021. Several of the initiatives are: Deep Ocean Mission Sagar Nidhi Earth System Science Data Portal (ESSDP): It was launched by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). It is an integrated digital web portal of MoES institutes that makes… Continue reading Year-End Review-2021: M/o Earth Sciences

Open rock museum: Union Minister inaugurates India’s first Open Rock Museum on NGRI campus

What is the News? Union Minister of State for Science & Technology has inaugurated India’s first open rock museum on the campus of the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in Hyderabad. Read more: Union Minister of Home Affairs performed Bhoomi Pujan of Rani Gaidinliu Tribal Freedom Fighters Museum in Manipur About India’s First open Rock… Continue reading Open rock museum: Union Minister inaugurates India’s first Open Rock Museum on NGRI campus

Year End Review: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

What is the news? The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has taken several initiatives in the year 2021. Initiatives taken by the Environment Ministry Green Good Deed Campaign Glasgow Climate Pact (GCP)  India announced new climate targets at COP26 under its ‘Panchamrit strategy’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The UN General Assembly in its… Continue reading Year End Review: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

601 PERSONS SAVED BY RPF PERSONNEL UNDER “MISSION JEEWAN RAKSHA”, DURING 2021

What is the news? Railway Protection Force (RPF) tasked has been working round the clock for security of railway property, passenger area and passengers. What are the steps taken by the Railway Protection Force(RPF)? Mission Jeewan Raksha: Under this, RPF personnel have saved 1650 lives from the wheels of the running trains at railway stations… Continue reading 601 PERSONS SAVED BY RPF PERSONNEL UNDER “MISSION JEEWAN RAKSHA”, DURING 2021

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA)sets a new record of 19000 flying hours in 2021

What is the News? Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) has set a new record of 19000 flying hours in 2021 as against an average yearly flying output of 15000 per year during the previous five years. What is Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA)? IGRUA is a flying training school. It was established by… Continue reading Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA)sets a new record of 19000 flying hours in 2021

19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

What is the News? The 19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was held under the chairmanship of Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change. What are the key highlights of the meeting? Tiger Reserves and their Conservation Currently, India has  51 Tiger Reserves and efforts are being made to bring  more areas… Continue reading 19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA)

UJALA completes 7 years of energy-efficient and affordable LED distribution

What is the News? The Ministry of Power has successfully completed seven years of distributing and selling LED lights under its flagship UJALA programme. What is UJALA Scheme? Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LED for All (UJALA) Scheme was launched in 2015. Under the scheme, LED bulbs, LED tube lights and energy efficient fans are being… Continue reading UJALA completes 7 years of energy-efficient and affordable LED distribution

Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) releases ‘Code of Practice for securing consumer Internet of Things (IoT)’

What is the news? The Telecommunication Engineering Centre(TEC) under the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications has released a report titled “Code of Practice for Securing Consumer Internet of Things(IoT)”. This report is intended for use by IoT device manufacturers, Service providers/ system integrators and application developers. What is the need of Code of Practice… Continue reading Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC) releases ‘Code of Practice for securing consumer Internet of Things (IoT)’

Prime Minister inaugurates newly integrated terminal building of the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport at Agartala

What is the News? The Prime Minister has inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building of Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport. About Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport was originally built by the US Air Force during the Second World War in collaboration with King Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Debbarman of the erstwhile princely… Continue reading Prime Minister inaugurates newly integrated terminal building of the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport at Agartala

Launch of Smart cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR)

What is the News? Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) has launched the “Smart Cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR)” Program. Read more: Govt extends Smart Cities Mission timeline to 2023 What is the Smart Cities and Academia Towards Action & Research(SAAR) Program? Launched by: It is a joint initiative… Continue reading Launch of Smart cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR)

Automatic Generation Control(AGC): Union Minister of Power and NRE dedicates Automatic Generation Control to the nation

What is the News? The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy has launched the Automatic Generation Control(AGC). What is the need for Automatic Generation Control(AGC)? Renewable energy (RE) generation in India has been on a steady rise. However, the fluctuating nature of energy from renewables requires power balancing in real-time to keep… Continue reading Automatic Generation Control(AGC): Union Minister of Power and NRE dedicates Automatic Generation Control to the nation

Project Beacon and Project Vijayak: Border Roads Organisation breaks record at ZojiLa battling extreme weather conditions

What is the News? Border Roads Organisation(BRO) through its frontline projects – Vijayak and Beacon has created a new record by keeping the Zoji La pass on the Srinagar–Leh National Highway open for vehicular traffic (Usually, it remains closed in winters due to high snow). Zoji La: It is a high mountain pass located in… Continue reading Project Beacon and Project Vijayak: Border Roads Organisation breaks record at ZojiLa battling extreme weather conditions

Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences launches eOffice

What is the News? Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences(CCRAS) has initiated the use of eOffice for its official purposes.  What is an eOffice Platform? It has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Purpose: It is a digital workplace solution that comprises a suite of products and… Continue reading Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences launches eOffice

YEAR END REVIEW-2021: DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

What is the news? Department of Posts (DoP) has been the backbone of the country’s communication.It has taken several steps in the year 2021 to strengthen the postal system of India. Several of those steps are: Supply Chain and e-Commerce Nanyatha: It is an app-based monitoring system that contains data pertaining to the location of… Continue reading YEAR END REVIEW-2021: DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

Year End Review – 2021 for Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

What is the news? The Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has taken several steps in the year 2021. Several of these steps are: Production Linked Incentive Scheme: PLI schemes for 14 key sectors of manufacturing has been launched. These 14 sectors are: (i) Automobiles and Auto Components,… Continue reading Year End Review – 2021 for Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

New education policy follows Mahatma Gandhi’s “Nai Talim” in terms of mother tongue: Vice President

What is the news? The Vice President of India recently said that the New Education Policy follows the ‘Nai Talim’ of Mahatma Gandhi by giving importance to the mother tongue as the medium of instruction at school level. He was speaking at the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University. What is Nai… Continue reading New education policy follows Mahatma Gandhi’s “Nai Talim” in terms of mother tongue: Vice President

Union Education Minister Launches NEAT 3.0 And AICTE Prescribed Technical Books

What is the News? The Union Education Minister has launched National Educational Alliance for Technology(NEAT 3.0) and AICTE-prescribed technical books in regional languages.  What is NEAT? The National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) is a Public-Private Partnership model between the Government (through its implementing agency AICTE) and the Education Technology companies of India.  It is… Continue reading Union Education Minister Launches NEAT 3.0 And AICTE Prescribed Technical Books

Year End Review -2021- Ministry of Civil Aviation

What is the News? The Ministry of Civil Aviation has taken several steps in the Civil Aviation Sector. Several of these steps are: Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN) Krishi UDAN Scheme Drone Rules,2021 Digital Sky Platform(DSP): It has been launched to regulate the entire gamut of activities pertaining to drone… Continue reading Year End Review -2021- Ministry of Civil Aviation

Year End Review: Department of Youth Affairs

What is the news? The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has launched and taken part in several initiatives in 2021. Several of these initiatives are: Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme (EBSB)  National Youth Parliament Festival: It was organized to hear voices of youth through deliberations at district, state & national levels. National Road Safety… Continue reading Year End Review: Department of Youth Affairs

Defence Minister inaugurates Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology at Chandigarh University

What is the news? The Defence Minister has inaugurated the Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology at Chandigarh University. He also launched a Scholarship Scheme, worth Rs 10 crore, for the wards of Defence Personnel of the three Services. What is the purpose of Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space… Continue reading Defence Minister inaugurates Kalpana Chawla Centre for Research in Space Science & Technology at Chandigarh University

District Good Governance Index: Union Minister says, J&K to have district level Governance Index

What is the News? Jammu & Kashmir will soon become the first Union Territory in the country to have a District Good Governance Index (DGGI). What is the District Good Governance Index(DGGI) for Jammu & Kashmir? Conducted by: The index will be carried out by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in… Continue reading District Good Governance Index: Union Minister says, J&K to have district level Governance Index

POWERGRID celebrates anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency

What is the News? As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, POWERGRID is commemorating the landmark achievement of the completion of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency. Evolution of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency Grid management on a regional basis started in the 1960’s. State grids were interconnected to form a regional grid and India was demarcated… Continue reading POWERGRID celebrates anniversary of One Nation-One Grid-One Frequency

Padhe Bharat: Union Minister launches ‘Padhe Bharat’, a 100 days reading campaign, calls on “young friends” to share their reading list

What is the News? The Union Education Minister has launched the ‘Padhe Bharat’ campaign. What is the Padhe Bharat Campaign? Padhe Bharat is a 100-day reading campaign starting from January 1,2022 to April 10, 2022.  Aim: To improve the learning levels of students as it develops creativity, critical thinking, vocabulary and the ability to express… Continue reading Padhe Bharat: Union Minister launches ‘Padhe Bharat’, a 100 days reading campaign, calls on “young friends” to share their reading list

Year-End- Review-2021 Ministry of Steel

What is the news? The Ministry of Steel has launched several initiatives to develop a vibrant domestic steel industry. What are the steps and initiatives launched in the Steel Sector? Production of Steel: The production performance of Steel sector has improved in the current fiscal.This improved performance was achieved despite the adverse effect of second… Continue reading Year-End- Review-2021 Ministry of Steel

Carbon-rich stars steal heavy elements from their low mass companions

What is the news? A team of Indian scientists has achieved significant advancement in revealing the mystery behind the presence of a much higher fraction of elements heavier than iron in Carbon Enhanced Metal-Poor (CEMP) stars. What are Carbon Enhanced Metal-Poor (CEMP) Stars? CEMP Stars are primarily characterized by diverse heavy elements and abundance patterns.They… Continue reading Carbon-rich stars steal heavy elements from their low mass companions

Draft national air sports policy pushes for safety standards

What is the news? The Ministry of Civil Aviation has released a draft National Air Sports Policy (NASP) for public feedback. What is the purpose of the Draft National Air Sports Policy(NASP)? – Aim: To make India one of the top air sports nations by 2030 by providing a safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable and sustainable… Continue reading Draft national air sports policy pushes for safety standards

Scientists develop high-performance transistor models and circuits useful for space and defense applications

What is the news? Indian researchers have developed a high performance industry-standard model for Aluminium gallium nitride (AlGaN/GaN) High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs). What is a High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs)?  HEMT or High Electron Mobility Transistor is a type of field effect transistor (FET) which is used to produce high performance at microwave frequencies. … Continue reading Scientists develop high-performance transistor models and circuits useful for space and defense applications