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Varunastra : Heavy-Weight Torpedo

Varunastra: Heavy-Weight Torpedo Indigenously designed and developed heavy-weight torpedo (HWT) Varunastra was recently successfully test-fired with a live warhead against an undersea target by the Indian Navy. Varunastra is ship launched, heavy weight, electrically-propelled anti-submarine torpedo capable of targeting quiet submarines, both in deep and shallow waters in an intense counter-measures environment. It was designed […]

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra: The Government of India has decided to allow 2000 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) to open Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras across the country. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras are set up under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, which was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry […]

For All Humanity -The Future Of Outer Space Governance : United Nations New Policy

For All Humanity -The Future Of Outer Space Governance : United Nations New Policy The United Nations (UN) has recently released a policy brief titled “For All Humanity — The Future of Outer Space Governance,” recommending the development of a new treaty to ensure peace, security, and the prevention of an arms race in outer […]

Tribal ‘Green Warrior’: Damodar Kashyap

Tribal ‘Green Warrior’: Damodar Kashyap Damodar Kashyap, a 74-year-old tribal farmer in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district, has transformed 400 acres of land in his village into a flourishing forest through a community-based approach to conservation. As the village sarpanch, he implemented strict rules and fines for forest destruction and deployed villagers to patrol and guard the […]

Cyclone Biporjoy

Cyclone Biporjoy: Cyclonic Storm “Biporjoy” intensifies in the Arabian Sea, posing significant risks and uncertainties for the affected regions. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) reports the storm’s rapid development, expecting it to strengthen into a severe cyclonic storm with winds reaching 115-125 kmph and gusts of 140 kmph on June 8, 2023. The name ‘Biparjoy’ […]

The Ocean Census Initiative

The Ocean Census Initiative: A new initiative called ‘The Ocean Census initiative’ aims to discover 100,000 new marine species within ten years, utilizing advanced technologies like high-resolution imagery, DNA sequencing, and machine learning. Scientists estimate that only about 10% of marine species have been formally described, leaving approximately 2 million species unidentified. The Ocean Census […]