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PARAM Ganga: A Supercomputer

PARAM Ganga: A Supercomputer The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) has deployed “PARAM Ganga”, a supercomputer at IIT Roorkee, with a supercomputing capacity of 1.66 Petaflops. The system is designed and commissioned by C-DAC under Phase 2 of the build approach of the NSM. The National Supercomputing Mission (NSM) is being steered jointly by Ministry of […]

Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA)

Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA): With Bhutan continuing to sit out the Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA) of the sub-regional Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) grouping, a meeting of the other three countries was held to discuss the next steps in operationalising the agreement for the free flow of goods and people between them. The original BBIN MVA was signed […]

What Is Ukrainian Foreign Legion?

What Is Ukrainian Foreign Legion? Over 500 Indians from across the country, including some veterans, have submitted applications volunteering to join the International Legion created to fight Russian forces in Ukraine, diplomatic sources said The International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine is also known as the Ukrainian Foreign Legion. It is a volunteer foreign […]

e-Bill Processing System: Key Points

e-Bill Processing System: Key Points The Finance Minister launched the E-bill Processing system on the occasion of 46th Civil Accounts Day (1st March). It was announced in the Union Budget 2022 to use the technology for facilitating the financial inclusion drive in India. The “Civil Accounts Day” is observed every year to mark the anniversary […]

The Code Of Ethics And Procedure, And Safeguards In Relation To The Digital Media

The Code Of Ethics And Procedure, And Safeguards In Relation To The Digital Media: The Information & Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has approached the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) of all the State and Union Territory governments to initiate an awareness drive for sensitising their officials to the code of ethics and procedure, and […]

Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana

Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana: The Centre has approved the continuation of the Swatantrata Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY), under which freedom fighters and their eligible dependents are given pension and other financial benefits, till 2025-26. The Government of India introduced the ‘Ex-Andaman Political Prisoners Pension Scheme’ in 1969 to honor the freedom fighters who had been […]

Distribution Of Argon-40 On Moon

Distribution Of Argon-40 On Moon: Chandra’s Atmospheric Composition Explorer-2 (CHACE-2), a payload onboard Chandrayaan-2, has made the first-of-its-kind discovery on the distribution of one of the noble gases, Argon-40. India launched Chandrayaan-2, its second lunar exploration mission after Chandrayaan-1, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in July 2019. The gas found in the lunar exosphere […]

Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme

Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Programme: The National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to develop a sustainable model for promoting entrepreneurship at the grass roots by initiating the Start-up Village Entrepreneurship Programme (SVEP). Rural entrepreneurs will be able to access […]