Microplastics In Antarctica Snow

Microplastics In Antarctica Snow: Scientists have found Microplastics — plastic pieces smaller than a grain of rice — in freshly fallen Antarctic snow for the first time, which can influence the climate by accelerating melting of ice. Previous studies have found that microplastics have negative impacts on the health of the environment, limiting growth, reproduction, […]

Draft Anti-Trafficking Bill

Draft Anti-Trafficking Bill: Activists from different part of the country are planning to travel to the national capital and press for the passage of the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021. Highlights of the Bill: The bill proposes stringent punishments for offenders, including hefty fines and seizing of their properties. The Bill […]

Gaganyaan And Human Ocean Mission

Gaganyaan And Human Ocean Mission: Union Space and Earth Sciences minister Jitendra Singh said India will achieve the unique distinction of simultaneously launching the first human space mission “Gaganyaan” as well as the first manned human ocean mission in 2023. Trials for both the space and ocean manned missions have reached an advanced stage and […]

Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme Of Ministry Of Defence

Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme Of Ministry Of Defence: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has approved enhancement of funding under Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme of Ministry of Defence to Rs 50 crore per project from Rs 10 crore. The TDF scheme, executed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), supports indigenous development of components, products, […]