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Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor AD-1 Missile

Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor AD-1 Missile: Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently conducted a successful maiden flight-test of Phase-II Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) interceptor AD-1 missile from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. The AD-1 is a long-range interceptor missile designed for both low exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric interception of […]

Performance Grading Index (PGI) For 2020-21

Performance Grading Index (PGI) For 2020-21: The Ministry of Education has recently released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States and Union Territories for 2020-21. It is a unique index for evidence-based comprehensive analysis of school education systems across States and UTs. The prime objective of PGI is to promote evidence-based policy-making and highlight course […]

The International Day For Biosphere Reserves

The International Day For Biosphere Reserves: November 3 will be the first ‘The International Day for Biosphere Reserves’, to be celebrated beginning 2022. Biosphere Reserve (BR) is an international designation by UNESCO for representative parts of natural and cultural landscapes extending over large area of terrestrial or coastal/marine ecosystems or a combination thereof. They are […]

Coronal Holes Spotted On The Sun

Coronal Holes Spotted On The Sun: A phenomenon called “coronal holes” was recently spotted on the sun. These are regions on the sun’s surface from where fast solar wind gushes out into space. Because they contain little solar material, they have lower temperatures and thus appear much darker than their surroundings. Here, the magnetic field […]

Paediatric Rare Genetic Disorders (PraGeD)

Paediatric Rare Genetic Disorders (PraGeD): The Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad has initiated an inter-disciplinary approach to decode the genetic mutations that causes Pediatric Rare Genetic Disorders (PRaGeD). The ‘Mission on Paediatric Rare Genetic Disorders (PraGeD)’ is a PAN-India initiative funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and technology, […]

Ela Ramesh Bhatt : Gandhian Activist

Ela Ramesh Bhatt : Gandhian Activist Ela Ramesh Bhatt, popularly known as Elaben, a noted Gandhian, leading women’s empowerment activist, and renowned founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) passed away recently. Born in Ahmedabad in 1933, she studied law and joined the legal cell of the Majur Mahajan Sangh or the Textile Labour Association […]