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UNSC Meet On Maritime Security

UNSC Meet On Maritime Security: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted the first-ever presidential statement on maritime security. India, as the UNSC president for August 2021, noted the threats to maritime safety and security and called upon the members to consider implementing the 2000 UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. All the permanent […]

Open Acreage Licensing Programme

Open Acreage Licensing Programme: In an attempt to boost domestic hydrocarbon production, the petroleum and natural ministry launched the sixth bid round under the liberal Open Acreage Licensing Programme (OALP). Earlier, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the Policy framework on reforms in the exploration and licensing sector for enhancing domestic exploration and […]

Minority Schools In The Country

Minority Schools In The Country: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has released a report assessing minority schools in the country. The report has analysed the impact of exemptions provided to Minority institutions under Article 15(5). Article 15(5) empowers the country to make reservations with regard to admissions into educational institutions both […]

All India Elephant And Tiger Population Estimation Exercise

All India Elephant And Tiger Population Estimation Exercise: All India Elephant and Tiger population estimation exercise to be done in convergence for the first time in 2022. Minister for Environment released the population estimation protocol to be adopted in the exercise to be taken up for the All India elephant and tiger population estimation in […]

GSLV-F10 Launch And EOS-03 Satellite

GSLV-F10 Launch And EOS-03 Satellite: The launch of earth observation satellite EOS-03 onboard GSLV-F10 was unsuccessful recently because of an anomaly in the rocket’s cryogenic upper stage. GSLV-F10 was ISRO’s eighth flight with indigenous cryo, 14th GSLV flight and 79th launch from Sriharikota. EOS-3 was the first state-of-art agile Earth Observation Satellite which would have […]

Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021 Exercise

Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021 Exercise.: India and Saudi Arabia are conducting their first-ever naval exercise, in reflection of their growing defence and military cooperation. Indian Navy’s guided-missile destroyer INS Kochi reached the Jubail port in Saudi Arabia for the “Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021” exercise. The harbour phase of the “Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021” exercise began with the sea-based […]

Sovereign Right To Taxation

Sovereign Right To Taxation: While scrapping the retrospective levy is believed to provide clarity to investors by removing a major source of ambiguity on taxation laws, the Government of India has stressed the need to establish its “sovereign right to taxation”. In India, the Constitution gives the government the right to levy taxes on individuals […]

Poly Network

Poly Network: Hackers pulled off the biggest ever cryptocurrency heist, stealing $613 million in digital coins from token-swapping platform Poly Network, only to return $260 million worth of tokens less than 24 hours later Poly Network is a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that facilitates peer-to-peer transactions with a focus on allowing users to transfer or […]