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Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) : New Active Galaxy Identified

New Active Galaxy Identified: Astronomers have discovered a new active galaxy identified as the farthest gamma-ray emitting galaxy that has so far been stumbled upon. This active galaxy called the Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 (NLS1) galaxy, which is about 31 billion light-years away, opens up avenues to explore more such gamma-ray emitting galaxies that wait to […]

Infant Toddler And Caregiver : Launched

Infant Toddler And Caregiver-Friendly Neighbourhoods (ITCN) Training And Capacity Building Programme’: The ‘Infant-Toddler and Caregiver-friendly Neighbourhoods (ITCN) Training and Capacity Building Programme’ was launched virtually today by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in partnership with Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF). The Programme is designed to help build capacities of city officials and young […]

Remdesivir Shortage in India : Reasons

Remdesivir : Remdesivir is an injectable anti-virus. It is injected to prevent replication of the virus. The Remdesivir was created in 2014. It was manufactured on large scale to treat Ebola. Later it was used to treat SARS and MERS. Recently, after the COVID-19 crisis, it has been repurposed for COVID-19 treatment The shortage of […]

The Global Food Policy Report 2021 : Theme and Outcome

The Global Food Policy Report 2021: The Global Food Policy Report is published by the International Food Policy Research Institute. This year the institute has released the report based on the theme “Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19”. The midday meal program of India that covers 80% of primary school age children in the country was […]

DGFT Trade Facilitation Mobile App : Important Points

DGFT ‘Trade Facilitation’ Mobile App: Union Commerce & Industry Minister launched DGFT ‘Trade Facilitation’ Mobile App for promoting ease of doing business and providing quick access to information to importers/exporters. It has been developed by the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), as per the directions of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). Trade facilitation App […]

Shantir Ogroshena Exercise : Bangladesh

Exercise Shantir Ogroshena: = Multinational military exercise Shantir Ogroshena, which went for 10 days in Bangladesh, concluded on 12th April 2021. The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh. The exercise was organised to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh’s Father of the Nation and […]

Danube Sturgeon : Most Endangered Species in the World

Danube Sturgeon: According to a report released by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the illegal sale of Danube Sturgeon, one of the most endangered species in the world, is rampant in the lower Danube (River) region, especially in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and Ukraine. The Danube is the second-longest river in Europe after the Volga. It […]

National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) : Second Phase

Second Phase Of The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM): The second phase of the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) will be completed by September 2021, taking India’s total computational capacity to 16 Petaflops. About the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM): NSM was announced in 2015, with an aim to connect national academic and R&D institutions with a grid […]

Sushil Chandra : New Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)

Sushil Chandra: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) The President appointed Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He replaces Sunil Arora who has retired. About the Election Commission of India: The Election Commission of India (ECI) is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering Union and State election processes in India. It was […]

India – Kazakhstan Bilateral Talk : Highlights

India Kazakhstan Bilateral Talk: The Defence Minister of India held bilateral talks with the Defence Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New Delhi. The two Ministers had last met in Moscow (Russia) in September 2020 on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting. Highlights of the Talks: Agreed that both […]