Govt launches “Project O2 for India” to increase supply of medical oxygen

What is the News? The Government of India has launched the ‘Project O2 for India’.  About Project O2 for India: Project O2 for India is an initiative of the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India(GoI). Purpose: The project aims to: Step up production of medical oxygen to meet the potential increase in demand… Continue reading Govt launches “Project O2 for India” to increase supply of medical oxygen

“Deep Ocean Mission” Approved by Cabinet

What is the News? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Deep Ocean Mission. About Deep Ocean Mission: Deep Ocean Mission aims to explore the deep ocean for resources. Also, for sustainable use of ocean resources, it aims to develop deep-sea technologies. Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Earth Sciences(MoES) will be the nodal Ministry for… Continue reading “Deep Ocean Mission” Approved by Cabinet

Cabinet approves PLI scheme ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage’

What is the News? Cabinet approves the Production Linked Incentive(PLI) Scheme ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’. PLI Scheme For Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Battery Storage’: Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Aim: The programme aims to set up facilities capable of manufacturing a cumulative 50GWh of Advanced Chemistry Cell… Continue reading Cabinet approves PLI scheme ‘National Programme on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage’

“CSIR-CMERI” Celebrates the National Technology Day- 2021

What is the News? CSIR-CMERI has celebrated National Technology Day- 2021 by interacting with the MSME Representatives. About CSIR-CMERI: Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (also known as CSIR-CMERI) is a public engineering research and development institution. It was founded in 1959. Part of: The institute is a constituent laboratory of the Indian Council of Scientific… Continue reading “CSIR-CMERI” Celebrates the National Technology Day- 2021

National Task Force for Transparent Oxygen Allocation

Synopsis The supreme court has constituted a National Task Force for transparent oxygen allocation. It is a 12 member body constituted to guide the central government allocation of medical oxygen to the states. Further, it will also recommend a framework for broader pandemic preparedness and response. Background The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has… Continue reading National Task Force for Transparent Oxygen Allocation

The DoT gives permission to conduct “5G Technology Trials” in India

What is the News? The Department of Telecommunications(DoT) has given permission to conduct trials for the use and application of 5G technology. The DoT permitted few Telecom Service Providers(TSPs) to conduct such 5G Technology trials. Objectives of 5G Technology Trials: The objective behind the trials is to: Firstly, test 5G spectrum propagation characteristics especially in… Continue reading The DoT gives permission to conduct “5G Technology Trials” in India

“Operation Samudra Setu-II” launched by Indian Navy

What is the News?  The Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II. About Operation Samudra Setu-II: Firstly, the Indian Navy launched this operation with the aim to bring oxygen-filled cryogenic containers to India from abroad. This is because the country is facing a severe shortage of medical oxygen in the wake of a massive spike… Continue reading “Operation Samudra Setu-II” launched by Indian Navy

“Disaster Management Act, 2005” Invoked to facilitate supply of Medical Oxygen

What is the News? The Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has invoked the Disaster Management Act, 2005 once again. This time to issue an order to ensure that the inter-state supply of medical oxygen is not obstructed for any reason whatsoever. What does the order say? Firstly, there will be no restriction on the movement of… Continue reading “Disaster Management Act, 2005” Invoked to facilitate supply of Medical Oxygen

National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM)

Synopsis – Challenges and suggestion to enhance the commercial-scale operation of green hydrogen in India. National Hydrogen Energy Mission NHEM- Indian prepares to launch the National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM). The global target is to produce 1.45 million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2023. India currently consumes approximately 5.5 million tonnes of hydrogen, which is… Continue reading National Hydrogen Energy Mission (NHEM)

National Super Computing Mission(NSM)

What is the News? India is fast emerging as a leader in high-power computing with the launch of the National Super Computing Mission(NSM). About National Super Computing Mission(NSM): Firstly, the government launched the National Super Computing Mission in 2015. Secondly, the aim is to connect research and academic institutions to a Supercomputing grid all over the country.… Continue reading National Super Computing Mission(NSM)