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What is PASIPHAE Project?

PASIPHAE Project: The Wide Area Linear Optical Polarimeter (WALOP), a vital instrument for the PASIPHAE Project, is being developed at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India. Polar-Areas Stellar-Imaging in Polarisation High-Accuracy Experiment (PASIPHAE) is an international collaborative sky surveying project. About the PASIPHAE Survey: It is an opto polarimetric survey aiming to measure […]

National AI Portal

National AI Portal: The ‘National AI Portal’, celebrated its first anniversary on 28th May, 2021. It is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY), National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and NASSCOM. NeGD: In 2009, NeGD was created as an Independent Business Division under the Digital India Corporation (a not-for-profit company set up […]

Policy On Archiving, Declassification, Publication Of War Histories

Policy On Archiving, Declassification, And Compilation/publication Of War/Operations Histories: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has approved the policy on archiving, declassification and compilation/publication of war/operations histories by the Ministry of Defence. Features of Policy: Each organization under the Ministry of Defence will transfer the records, including war diaries to the History Division of the Ministry of […]

What is Northern Ireland Protocol?

Northern Ireland Protocol: Britain and the EU are locked in an escalating diplomatic feud over Northern Ireland, the only part of the U.K. that borders the 27-nation bloc. The EU says Britain must fully implement the agreement, known as the Northern Ireland Protocol, that the two sides agreed and ratified. It came into force on […]

What is Bharitalasuchus Tapani?

Bharitalasuchus Tapani.: In the mid 20th century, researchers from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, carried out extensive studies on rocks of the Yerrapalli Formation in what is now Telangana, uncovering several fossils. By studying some of these specimens stored at the Institute, an international team has now thrown light on a carnivorous reptile that lived […]

What is Operation Olivia?

Operation Olivia: Every year, the Indian Coast Guard’s “Operation Olivia”, initiated in the early 1980s, helps protect Olive Ridley turtles as they congregate along the Odisha coast for breeding and nesting from November to December. Round-the-clock surveillance is conducted from November till May utilizing Coast Guard assets such as fast patrol vessels, air cushion vessels, […]