Heal the nation before healing the rest of the world

News: News: The Centre is developing an exhaustive online repository of all categories of health-care professionals in the country, under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission and the “Heal by India” initiative About the move An online health-care professional repository will aid foreign stakeholders in finding their right choices. What are the reasons for such a… Continue reading Heal the nation before healing the rest of the world

Understanding bird strikes and aviation safety

News: Recently, two aircraft in India suffered bird hits. Damage to the engine was reported. India’s civil aviation regulatory body, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has ordered an inquiry. Further, in a directive to all airport operators, it has asked all airports to review their wildlife hazard management plans for within and outside… Continue reading Understanding bird strikes and aviation safety

Explained | The controversy around the Northern Ireland Protocol

What is the News? The UK administration has come up with new legislation named the “Northern Ireland Protocol Bill”. The Bill would enable the UK to override provisions of the Brexit deal that concern trading arrangements in Northern Ireland. What is the Northern Ireland Protocol(NIP)? Special trading arrangements were needed for Northern Ireland after the… Continue reading Explained | The controversy around the Northern Ireland Protocol

Four new corals recorded from Indian waters

What is the News? Scientists have recorded four species of azooxanthellate corals for the first time from Indian waters.  What are the four new species of corals found? The four new species of azooxanthellate corals found are: 1) Truncatoflabellum crassum, 2) T. incrustatum, 3) T. Irregular and 4) T. Krasum. These corals were found in… Continue reading Four new corals recorded from Indian waters

Here is what Assam can do to prevent floods

What is the News? The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources in its report has suggested several measures that it can take to manage floods. What are the measures suggested in the report? Strengthen embankments along the rivers: Most flood protection structures in Assam are over 50-60 years old. These were constructed on the main… Continue reading Here is what Assam can do to prevent floods

Explained: The importance of Snake Island, speck of land in the Black Sea, where Ukraine has bombed Russia

What is the News? Ukraine has said it has caused significant losses to the Russian military in airstrikes on Zmiinyi Island also known as Snake Island in the Black Sea. What is Snake Island? Snake Island is also known as Zmiinyi or Serpent Island. The island is located 35 km from the coast of the… Continue reading Explained: The importance of Snake Island, speck of land in the Black Sea, where Ukraine has bombed Russia

It is time India plans a hub airport flight path

News: There is an ongoing discussion on transforming India’s metro gateway airports into a hub airport. Today’s conditions are just right for building a hub airport. The concept of a hub airport A hub airport is one which is served by a multitude of airlines, connecting several airports through non-stop flights. In addition to a… Continue reading It is time India plans a hub airport flight path

A new global standard for AI ethics

News: Artificial Intelligence(AI) and AI algorithms despite having numerous benefits have certain inherent challenges. What is Artificial Intelligence? Read here: Artificial Intelligence  What is the status of AI in India? India is one of the world’s largest markets for AI-related technologies, valued at over $7.8 billion in 2021. The National Strategy on Artificial Intelligence was released by… Continue reading A new global standard for AI ethics

Analysing spectrum auction

News: Recently, Cabinet has approved the much-awaited airwave auction for ultra-fast mobile internet networks. With this, India is set to join the league of 5G-enabled nations. What is 5G technology? Read here: 5G technology What are the benefits of 5G technology? Must read: 5G Impact: Traffic To Teaching, Factories To Farming What is a Spectrum Auction? Click Here… Continue reading Analysing spectrum auction