India, Philippines Ink Deal For BrahMos Missiles

India, Philippines Ink Deal For BrahMos Missiles: Philippines has signed a $374.96-million deal with BrahMos Aerospace Private Ltd. for the supply of shore-based anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. This is the first export order for the missile, a joint product of India and Russia. BrahMos is a joint venture between DRDO (Defence […]

What Is Gain-Of-Function Research?

What Is Gain-Of-Function Research? The term ‘gain of function research’ has recently cropped up in the debate about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Gain of function’ is a field of research focused on growing generations of microorganisms, under conditions that cause mutations in a virus. These experiments are termed ‘gain of function’ because they […]

Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises Ranking India 2022

Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises: According to the data furnished by the Office of the Development Commissioner in the Union Ministry of MSME: Maharashtra tops India’s list in the number of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) owned by entrepreneurs from the Scheduled Castes with as many as 96,805 enterprises. Tamil Nadu with 42,997 enterprises […]

India-Pakistan Joint Protocol On Religious Pilgrimages 1974

India- Pakistan Joint Protocol On Religious Pilgrimages 1974: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that India is “positive” and “willing to engage” in talks with Pakistan on upgrading the 1974 Joint Protocol on Religious Pilgrimages. It will allow air travel as well as increase the number of shrines pilgrims from both countries could visit. […]

Webinar On Cage Aquaculture In Reservoir: Sleeping Giants

Webinar On Cage Aquaculture In Reservoir: Sleeping Giants The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying organised a webinar on “Cage aquaculture in Reservoir: Sleeping Giants” as a part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. Department of Fisheries, GOI earmarked the investment targets for promoting cage aquaculture under flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). […]

Fly Ash Management And Utilisation Mission

Fly Ash Management And Utilisation Mission: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the constitution of a ‘Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission. The order by the NGT takes note of the ‘unscientific handling and storage’ of the fly ash by coal thermal power stations. For example, the draining of industrial effluents and fly ash in […]

Supreme Court on Suspension Of MLAs

Suspension Of MLAs: The Supreme Court has set aside the one-year suspension of 12 BJP MLAs from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. The Supreme Court held that suspension for a year was ‘unconstitutional, substantively illegal and irrational’. The MLAs were suspended for misbehaviour in the Assembly pertaining to disclosure of data regarding OBCs. The challenge to […]

Supreme Court Refused To Lay Down The Yardstick For Reservation

Supreme Court (SC) Refused To Lay Down The Yardstick For Reservation: The Supreme Court (SC) refused to lay down the “yardstick” for determining the inadequacy of representation for granting reservation in promotions for Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates in government jobs. The court’s judgement came in a batch of petitions from across the country […]