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What is NanoSniffer?

NanoSniffer: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched NanoSniffer, the world’s first Microsensor based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD). This home-grown Explosive trace detector device (ETD) – NanoSniffer can detect explosives in less than 10 seconds and it also identifies and categorizes explosives into different classes. It detects all classes of military, conventional and homemade explosives. […]

India-Netherland Virtual Summit 2021 : Important Points

India-Netherland Virtual Summit:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands held a Virtual Summit. It was the first high level Summit attended by PM Rutte after the general elections held in March 2021. Prime Minister Modi congratulated PM Rutte on his election victory and on becoming the Prime Minister […]

Ken-Betwa Project : Important Points

Ken-Betwa Project: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar, asking him not to implement the Ken-Betwa river linking project. It is because the Panna Tiger reserve will be damaged by the river linking project. The state government’s open estimate is that around 40 percent of the area of the tiger […]

Places Of Worship Act, 1991 : Important Points

Places Of Worship Act, 1991: Experts have pointed out that the Places of Worship Act, 1991, prohibited inquiry into religious places such as Kashi and Mathura. This comes after a Varanasi court recently ordered an ASI inquiry at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque premises. Experts have also questioned if a civil court judge was competent […]

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Handbook : NITI Aayog

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Handbook: NITI Aayog—in association with Agami and Omidyar Network India and with the support of ICICI Bank, Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Trilegal, Dalberg, Dvara, NIPFP—will launch the first-of-its-kind Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) handbook in India. The handbook is an invitation to business leaders to adopt ODR in India. It highlights […]

NASA’s Mars Odyssey Spacecraft

NASA’s Mars Odyssey Spacecraft: NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping the red planet. NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft launched 20 years ago on April 7, has made it the oldest spacecraft still working at the Red Planet. The orbiter, which takes its name from Arthur C. Clarke’s classic sci-fi novel “2001: A Space […]

Freedom Of Navigation Operation (FONOP) In The Indian EEZ

Freedom Of Navigation Operation (FONOP) In The Indian EEZ: India has protested the U.S. decision to conduct a patrol in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western Indian Ocean, rejecting the U.S.’s claim that its domestic maritime law was in violation of international law. In a rare and unusual public statement, the U.S. […]