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SLINEX-22: Bilateral Maritime Exercise

SLINEX-22: Bilateral Maritime Exercise The Ninth Edition of India – Sri Lanka Bilateral Maritime Exercise SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Exercise) is being conducted at Visakhapatnam. The 8th edition of SLINEX was conducted off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka in October 2020. The exercise is being conducted in two phases, the Harbour Phase at Visakhapatnam followed by the […]

Glycosmis Albicarpa: New Rin Berry Species

Glycosmis Albicarpa: New Rin Berry Species A team of scientists from the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has discovered a new gin berry species named Glycosmis albicarpa from the Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. BSI, established in 1890, is the apex research organisation under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEFCC) for carrying out […]

National Waterways 2 Gets Connected With National Waterways 1

National Waterways 2 Gets Connected With National Waterways 1: The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways received the maiden voyage of food-grains from Patna to Pandu port via Bangladesh in Guwahati (Assam). Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is planning to run a fixed schedule sailing between NW1 and NW2 heralding a new age […]

What Is SAMARTH Initiative?

What Is SAMARTH Initiative? On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022, the Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), launched a Special Entrepreneurship Promotion Drive for Women -“SAMARTH” . Under the Samarth initiative of the Ministry, following benefits will be available to aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs: 20% Seats in free Skill […]

General Consent For The CBI: Withdrawn By Meghalaya

General Consent For The CBI: Withdrawn By Meghalaya Meghalaya has withdrawn consent to the CBI to investigate cases in the state, becoming the ninth state to have taken this step. Eight other states which had withdrawn consent to the CBI: Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and Mizoram. In November last year, the […]

HANSA-NG: Important Points

HANSA-NG: HANSA-NG, a first of its kind, indigenously developed aircraft trainer has completed sea level trials. It is developed by the CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL). National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), a constituent of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) established in the year 1959 is the only government aerospace Research & Development laboratory in […]

Theyyam: Annual Temple Festival

Theyyam: Annual Temple Festival Kerala Tourism department have started live streaming of an annual temple festival called Theyyam performances, to promote cultural tourism. Theyyam is a popular ritual form of dance worship in Kerala and Karnataka, India. It consisted of thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs. The people consider Theyyam itself as a channel to a […]