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Open Debate On Enhancing Maritime Security

Open Debate On ‘Enhancing Maritime Security:   Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the High-level Open Debate on ‘Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation’ on 9th August via video conferencing. Narendra Modi, would be the first Indian Prime Minister to preside over a UN Security Council Open Debate. The Open Debate will […]

Women Officers in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force: ITBP has commissioned its first two women officers (Prakriti and Deeksha) in combat recently. The ITBP started recruiting women combat officers in its cadre from 2016 through an all-India examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Before this, it had combat women only in the constabulary ranks. Indo-Tibetan […]

Indian Railways Trains to Run on Hydrogen Fuel

Hydrogen Fuel: Under ‘Mission Net Zero Carbon Emission Railway’ by 2030, Indian Railways are set to run trains on hydrogen fuel-based technology. For this, it is considering retrofitting of existing trains. Hydrogen is the lightest and first element on the periodic table. Since the weight of hydrogen is less than air, it rises in the […]

Atlantic Ocean’s Current System (AMOC)

Atlantic Ocean’s Current System(AMOC): According to a recent study, the Atlantic Ocean’s current system-AMOC, an engine of the Northern Hemisphere’s climate, could be weakening to such an extent that it could soon bring big changes to the world’s weather. Climate models have shown that the AMOC is at its weakest in more than a 1,000 […]

PM-DAKSH Portal And App

PM-DAKSH Portal And App: The government has launched ‘PM-DAKSH’ portal and app to make the skill development schemes accessible to the target groups of Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Safai Karamcharis. The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment from the year 2020-21. Under the scheme, eligible target groups are […]

UN Response on Forced Marriages In Zimbabwe

The UN Has Condemned Underage Forced Marriages In Zimbabwe: The UN has condemned underage forced marriages in Zimbabwe following the death of a 14-year-old girl reportedly during childbirth. The death has sparked widespread anger on social media and among children’s rights activists. Cases of child marriages in Zimbabwe: Cases of violence perpetrated against women and […]

Bhutanese Satellite : ISRO

ISRO Is Set To Launch A Bhutanese Satellite: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is set to launch a Bhutanese satellite in December this year. The development of the INS-2B satellite of Bhutan is being underway by four Bhutanese engineers who were trained at ISRO’s UR Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru from December 28 to February […]

Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY)

Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch Ujjwala 2.0 (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana – PMUY) by handing over LPG connections, at Mahoba Uttar Pradesh on 10th August, 2021. Ujjwala 1.0: During Ujjwala 1.0 launched in 2016, a target was set to provide LPG connections to 5 crore women […]