Amazonia-1 : ISRO’S First Satellite of 2021

Amazonia-1: ISRO’S First Satellite For The Year 2021: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), in its first mission of 2021, has successfully launched the Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 on Sunday from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. “#PSLVC51 lifts off successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota The 637-kg Amazonia-1, which is […]

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) : 1% Threshold

1% Threshold For Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in a recent order has set 1% threshold for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in food crops imported into India. Earlier in August 2020, FSSAI had issued the order that 24 food crops the country imports would need a ‘non-GM-origin-cum-GM-free […]

The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) Platform : Launched

The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) Platform: The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) platform was launched by Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The City Innovation Exchange (CiX) will connect cities to innovators across the national ecosystem to design innovative solutions for their pressing challenges. Designed on the philosophy of ‘everyone is an innovator, the platform […]

New Rules To Regulate Content On Social Media, OTT etc..

Centre Releases New Rules To Regulate Content On Social Media, OTT And Media Platforms: The Centre on Thursday announced new guidelines that are set to change the digital landscape in the country by bringing OTT, digital news and social media platform under regulation. In its announcement the government has said that objectionable social media content […]

What Is Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA)?

Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA): Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) had recently canceled its “indigenous cow science” examination after widespread criticism about its promotion of fake claims and pseudoscience. Now, the Animal Husbandry Department has said that RKA had “no mandate” to conduct such an examination. The RKA had announced a national “Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar Prasar […]

Which is The New Lead-Free Material?

New Lead-Free Material: Scientists have found a new Lead (Pb) free material which can efficiently convert waste heat to power our small home equipment and automobiles. Most efficient thermoelectric materials developed by scientists so far use Lead (Pb) as a major constituent element, restricting their use for mass-market applications. Scientists from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for […]

What is Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)?

Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC): Following instances of cyber attacks during the ongoing pandemic across its network, the Ministry of Railways has roped in the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to educate its officials on Internet ethics, cyber hygiene, and best practices in the use of IT equipment, including mobile phones. […]

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease : Details

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India has become the first country in the world to identify the need for action for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.  He said this while launching the operational guidelines for integration of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with the National Programme for Prevention & Control of […]