Alkaloids : Cultivation Of Opium in India

Cultivation Of Opium: The Union government has decided to rope in the private sector to commence production of concentrated poppy straw from India’s opium crop to boost the yield of alkaloids. Alkaloids are used for medical purposes and exported to several countries. Cultivation of opium: Only a few countries are permitted to cultivate the opium […]

Ukraine To Join NATO Membership Action Plan

Ukraine To Join A NATO Membership Action Plan: Ukrainian President urged the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to speed up his country’s membership in the alliance. Ukraine hopes to be invited this year to join a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP). Reasons for Ukraine to Join NATO: Ukraine is of the opinion that joining NATO […]

Tribal Health Collaborative (THC) Anamaya : Important Points

Tribal Health Collaborative (THC) ‘Anamaya’: Ministry Of Tribal Affairs: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched Tribal Health Collaborative (THC) ‘Anamaya’ through a video conference. In 2018, an expert committee released a comprehensive report on tribal health in India which highlighted the issues and concerns of tribal health. It is an initiative bringing together governments, […]

What is Indian Energy Exchange (IEX)?

Indian Energy Exchange (IEX): The electricity market at Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) achieved an all-time high volume of 8,248.52 MU (million units) in the month of March 2021 surpassing all the previous milestones. It is the first and largest energy exchange in India providing a nationwide, automated trading platform for physical delivery of electricity, Renewable […]

Dr Chintan Vaishnav : Mission Director Of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM)

Mission Director Of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM): Dr Chintan Vaishnav: Noted socio-technologist Dr Chintan Vaishnav has been appointed the mission director of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), the government’s flagship initiative under NITI Aayog. Vaishnav will take over from Ramanathan Ramanan later this month. Ramanan has been leading AIM as its first mission director since June […]

What is SUPACE? Supreme Court’s AI Portal

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Based Portal ‘SUPACE’: The Chief Justice of India (CJI) launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based portal ‘SUPACE’ in the judicial system aimed at assisting judges with legal research. SUPACE is short for Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency. Earlier, the E-Courts Project was conceptualized on the basis of “National Policy […]

Shitalakhsya River is a Tributary of

Cargo Vessel Sank In The Shitalakhsya River In Narayanganj In Bangladesh: A Bangladesh ferry carrying around 50 passengers collided with a cargo vessel and sank in the Shitalakhsya River in Narayanganj in Bangladesh, leaving at least 26 people dead. Shitalakshya River Shitalakshya River (also known as Lakhya River) is a distributary of the Brahmaputra. In […]

Direct Payment Of Minimum Support Price : Jamabandhi System

Direct Payment Of Minimum Support Price: After the recent orders from the Food Corporation of India (FCI), the farm unions warned that the Centre’s insistence on direct payment of Minimum Support Price (MSP) could derail the crop procurement process. The Centre wants to make direct online MSP payment to farmers’ bank accounts, to remove middlemen […]