COPRA Got Approval For The Minimum Support Price (MSP)

COPRA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of copra for the 2021 season. Copra is the dried meat or kernel of the coconut, which is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Coconut oil is extracted from copra, making it an important agricultural commodity […]

Kanha Tiger Reserve: A Tigress Was Found Dead In The Buffer Zone

Kanha Tiger Reserve:   A tigress was found dead in the buffer zone of Kanha tiger reserve in Madhya Pradesh. It stretches over an area of 940 square km in the two districts – Mandla and Balaghat – of Madhya Pradesh. The present-day Kanha area was divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar. Kanha National […]

What Is Non-Price Competition?

Non-Price Competition: Non-price competition refers to competition between companies that focuses on benefits, extra services, good workmanship, product quality – plus all other features and measures that do not involve altering prices. It contrasts with price competition, in which rivals try to gain market share by reducing their prices. Non-price competition is often adopted by […]

Strategic Partnership Agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) And GOI

International Energy Agency (IEA): The Framework for Strategic Partnership between the International Energy Agency (IEA) members and the Government of India was signed. It aims to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation & enhance global energy security, stability, and sustainability. This partnership will lead to an extensive exchange of knowledge and would be a stepping stone […]

Indian Telegraph Act, 1885: Orders To Suspend Internet In Some Areas In Delhi

Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 Following violent protests, the Union Home Ministry has issued orders to suspend Internet in some areas in Delhi under the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety Rules 2017) of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885. The order under this act had been issued only twice before — in […]

Bharat Biotech’s BBV154 : Intranasal Covid-19 Vaccine

Bharat Biotech’s BBV154: Bharat Biotech’s BBV154 is the first publicized attempt at getting an intranasal Covid-19 vaccine. Intranasal vaccines are most commonly administered as injectable shots into the muscles (intramuscular) or the tissue just between the skin and the muscles (subcutaneous). However, with intranasal vaccines, the solution is squirted or sprayed into the nostrils and […]

Belagavi: Disputed Border Area Between Maharashtra And Karnataka

Belagavi: Disputed Border Area Between Maharashtra And Karnataka: Maharashtra Chief Minister said the disputed border area between Maharashtra and Karnataka should be made an Union Territory until the matter is heard by the Supreme Court. This sparked off a strong reaction in Karnataka. Maharashtra has been claiming that Belagavi, Karwar, and Nipani should be the […]

What is Manufactured Sand (M-Sand)? Rajasthan Government Policy

Manufactured sand (M-sand): The Rajasthan government has brought a policy on manufactured sand (M-sand), giving industry status to the units producing it for construction work and reducing the dependence on bajri (riverbed sand). Highlights of the new Policy: The policy will enable the investors to set up M-sand units by utilising the incentives offered by […]

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments : Supreme Court

Collegium Recommendations For Judicial Appointments: The Supreme Court (SC) questioned the government about the delay in clearing Collegium recommendations for judicial appointments to various High Courts (HC). Collegium System: It is the system of appointment and transfer of judges that has evolved through judgments of the SC, and not by an Act of Parliament or […]