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Russia’s Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile

Russia’s Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile: Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the Barents Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. The missile hit a naval target about 1,000 kms away in the White Sea and the flight of the projectile corresponded to the designed parameters. The Tsirkon missile has been test-fired […]

Urban Sustainability Assessment Framework

Urban Sustainability Assessment Framework: Posing a challenge for urban planners, UN-Habitat has identified multi-hazard vulnerabilities, urban sprawl, weak urban mobility and “green-blue disconnect” as the pressing issues for Jaipur city. The global body has based its findings on a sustainable cities integrated approach pilot project, as part of which the “sustainable urban planning and management” […]

Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme

Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme: The Union government has extended a scholarship scheme from the United Progressive Alliance era for students from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh for another five years in the wake of the encouraging response it has received. The Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) was introduced by the Congress-led UPA government […]

National Outreach Meet : Atal New India Challenge

National Outreach Meet : Atal New India Challenge Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog organised ‘National Outreach Meet’ for the second edition of the Atal New India Challenge (ANIC) at International Centre Goa, hosted by AIC-GIM Foundation. ANIC is a flagship program of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog. The program aims to seek, select, support and […]

India’s First Biotech Park At Ghatti

India’s First Biotech Park At Ghatti: Union Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated North India’s First Biotech Park at Ghatti, Kathua district, J&K. This biotech park will carry out research on biodiversity, medicinal and aromatic plants of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, and it will also promote green category businesses. The biotechnology park at Kathua has […]

Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy

Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) recently released the revised Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) and invited inputs on it before June 11th, 2022. NDGFP replaces Draft India Data Accessibility and Use Policy, 2022. The Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aims to enhance […]

Restrictions On Sugar Exports

Restrictions On Sugar Exports: The central government has imposed restrictions on sugar exports from June 1st, 2022 to increase the availability of sugar in the country during sugar season 2021-22 (October-September) and also curb price rise. Usually, during the festival season of October – November, the demand for sugar increases, and therefore, the government is […]

Collective Security Treaty Organisation

Collective Security Treaty Organisation: The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has marked its 30th year, at anniversary summit hosted by Moscow recently. Collective Security Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance (six countries) that came into effect in 2002. Its origin can be traced to the Collective Security Treaty, 1992 (Tashkent Treaty). The headquarters is […]