Gateway To Hell: Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s Gateway To Hell: Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov recently ordered officials to find a method of finally extinguishing the ‘Gateway to Hell’ in the country. Turkmenistan’s Gateway to hell, also known as The Darvaza Crater, is 225 feet wide and 99 feet deep. It has a diameter of 70 metres, across an area of 5.5 […]

Four New Supercomputers in National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)

What Is National Supercomputing Mission (NSM)? Under the National Super-Computer Mission (NSM), four new Supercomputers have been installed since July 2021 at IIT-Hyderabad, NABI- Mohali, CDAC-Bengaluru and IIT Kanpur. NSM provides access to High-Performance Computing (HPC) facilities to around 75 institutions and more than thousands of active researchers, academicians working through Nation Knowledge Network (NKN). […]

OSIRIS-REx Mission: NASA

What Is The OSIRIS-REx Mission? OSIRIS-REx is bringing back an asteroid sample. It will arrive home in 2023, ejecting a capsule full of samples that may help eager scientists decipher the origin of Earth’s water and life. The debris NASA’s asteroid-touching spacecraft collected could help us learn about the origins of our solar system. On […]

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR)

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the West Bengal chief secretary to get all children care institutions (CCIs) registered under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015. Citing that it was mandatory for all CCIs to comply with the JJ Act, the NCPCR has […]

African Swine Fever in Thailand

African Swine Fever: Thailand has detected African Swine Fever in a surface swab sample collected at a slaughterhouse. It is a highly contagious and fatal animal disease that infects and leads to an acute form of hemorrhagic fever in domestic and wild pigs. Other manifestations of the disease include high fever, depression, anorexia, loss of […]

Vehicular Emissions In India

Vehicular Emissions In India: The annual car sales in India are projected to increase from the current 3.5 million to about 10.5 million — a three times increase — by 2030, which will increase exposure to vehicular exhaust emissions. India is the fifth-largest global car manufacturer with one of the highest compound annual growth rates […]

Protecting Vulnerable Witnesses: SC

Protecting Vulnerable Witnesses: SC The Supreme Court (SC) expanded the meaning of vulnerable witnesses to also include among others sexual assault victims, those with mental illness and people with speech or hearing impairment. The SC referred to a verdict of 1996 in which it had passed similar directions, then in 2004 and in 2017, when […]

India- South Korea Trade Talks

India- South Korea Trade Talks: Minister for Trade of South Korea, Yeo Han-Koo met with Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. Both the Ministers held wide-ranging discussions covering the whole gamut of Bilateral Trade and Investment related aspects. The Ministers agreed to impart fresh momentum to the discussions on Comprehensive Economic Partnership […]

Sea To Sea Variant Of BrahMos Missile

Sea To Sea Variant Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile: India successfully tested advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile from INS Visakhapatnam. BrahMos, deployed by the Navy on its warships first in 2005, has the capability to hit sea-based targets beyond radar horizon. The naval variant was originally tested in October and […]