Ministry of Defence (MoD) tenders for six more submarines at $1 billion each

Source – The Business Standard What is the news? The Ministry of Defence has request for proposals for the establishment of an eco-system in India for the indigenization and incentivization of critical submarine technology. Introduction  The MoD issued the formal tender under project 75(I) to domestically build six conventional submarines for the Navy at a… Continue reading Ministry of Defence (MoD) tenders for six more submarines at $1 billion each

Progressive drone policy that facilitates regtech

Source: Livemint, Business Standard Relevance:  understanding various dimensions of the newly released draft drone rules Synopsis: Most important feature of draft drone rules 2021 is the stress on integrating technology with the regulatory framework (regtech) Regtech One of the most important features of the draft drone rules 2021 is how deeply technology has been integrated… Continue reading Progressive drone policy that facilitates regtech

The benefits and hazards of liquid oxygen

Source:  Down to Earth About Liquid oxygen: Liquid oxygen has a pale blue colour and is a cryogenic liquid. Cryogenic liquids are liquefied gases that have a normal boiling point below -238 degrees Fahrenheit (-150 degrees Celsius). Benefits of Liquid Oxygen: In commerce, liquid oxygen is classified as an industrial gas and is widely used for industrial… Continue reading The benefits and hazards of liquid oxygen

Let’s keep pace with the world on covid research

Source: Livemint Relevance: Covid-19 research is essential for controlling the pandemic. Introduction: India has been behind the curve on tracing virus variants by their genomes. However, a new brain-study initiative points to the potential of forging ahead with work on Covid’s pathology. About India’s Covid-19 research capability: So far, India has mostly been behind the curve… Continue reading Let’s keep pace with the world on covid research

How cryptocurrency turbocharged the cybercrime racket: Explained

Source: Business Standard Relevance: Cryptocurrency is an emerging sector. As a UPSC aspirant one needs have knowledge about its pros and cons. Synopsis: Use of cryptocurrencies for ransomware attacks by hackers and related challenges. Must Read: What is a ransomware? How is crypto used in cybercrime? A typical ransomware attack on a company or organization… Continue reading How cryptocurrency turbocharged the cybercrime racket: Explained

World’s first GM rubber sapling planted in Assam

What is the News?  Rubber Board has planted the world’s first genetically modified (GM) rubber at its Sarutari research farm in Guwahati, Assam.  About GM Rubber Crop:  GM Rubber Crop has been developed at the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) in Kerala.  How was GM Rubber developed?  GM rubber was developed by inserting the MnSOD (manganese containing superoxide dismutase) gene which was taken from… Continue reading World’s first GM rubber sapling planted in Assam

Explained:Creamy layer principle in SC, ST quota for promotion: judgments, appeals

News:Recently,the Centre has urged the Supreme Court to refer to a larger Bench its decision that had applied the creamy layer principle to promotions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government jobs. Facts: About Creamy Layer Concept for SC’s and ST’s: The creamy layer concept was first applied in the Indra Sawhney case, or… Continue reading Explained:Creamy layer principle in SC, ST quota for promotion: judgments, appeals