Alternative Anti-Cancer Therapy Using Transgenic Zebrafish

Alternative Anti-Cancer Therapy: An Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) faculty from the Department of Science & Technology (DST) is working on an Alternative Anti-Cancer Therapy (Anti-Angiogenic) using transgenic zebrafish. INSPIRE is an innovative program sponsored and managed by the DST for the attraction of talent to Science and was launched in 2008. […]

NGC 2808 – Hot Ultra Violet (UV) Bright Stars Cluster in Milky Way

Ultra Violet (UV)-bright stars: Astronomers have spotted rare hot Ultra Violet (UV)-bright stars in the massive intriguing globular cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy called NGC 2808. India’s first multi-wavelength space satellite AstroSat helped astronomers in this. Data: Scientists combined data of Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (on board AstroSat) with observations made using other space missions […]

Egypt Resumed its Severed Diplomatic and Economic Ties with Qatar.

Egypt resumed the severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar.: Egypt was part of an Arab quartet (other members were Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain) which had accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and being too close to Iran due to which they had imposed a land, air and naval blockade on Qatar in […]

Budget Session: Question Hour | Types of Questions

Question Hour: Question Hour, which had been suspended by the government during the monsoon session, will resume when Parliament meets for the budget session. The suspension was done in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government had also canceled the winter session of Parliament citing a rising number of Covid cases. Question Hour : The […]

What is Vaccine Diplomacy? India’s Approach

Vaccine Diplomacy: India has decided to ship out doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine to ‘neighboring and key partner countries’. The first batches of vaccines have been already delivered to Bhutan and Maldives by special planes as a grant or gift. Vaccine Diplomacy: Vaccine diplomacy is the branch of global health diplomacy in which a […]

What is Exercise Kavach?

Exercise Kavach: A large-scale Joint Military exercise ‘Exercise Kavach’ involving assets of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, and Indian Coast Guard is being conducted in the coming week under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC). The exercise involves synergised application of maritime surveillance assets, coordinated air and maritime strikes, […]

Tsari Chu River and India – China Conflict

Tsari Chu river: China said its construction of a village across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh was “beyond reproach” because it had “never recognized” Arunachal. India’s Ministry of External Affairs said earlier this week it was aware of the construction “along the LAC”. The village was built between November 2019 and […]

What is OPTICAL GROUND WIRE (OPGW)?

OPTICAL GROUND WIRE (OPGW): To improve telecom connectivity in hilly areas, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), has recently signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. (HPSEBL) in Shimla (H.P.) for utilization of 500 Kms of OPGW Telecom network. Through this OPGW Network, Telecom Service providers will be able to provide […]

What is Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM)

Faecal sludge and septage management (FSSM): NITI Aayog released a book on faecal sludge and septage management (FSSM) in urban areas. Jointly developed with National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (NFSSM) Alliance, the book presents 27 case studies across 10 states and various service and business models adopted by Indian cities while implementing FSSM initiatives. […]

What is Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project?

Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project: The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the investment of Rs.5281.94 crore for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project. It will be located on river Chenab, in Kishtwar district of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It will be implemented by a new Joint Venture Company (JVC) to […]