US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP)

US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP): The revamped US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership SCEP was launched during the ministerial meeting of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry with the US Ministry of Energy. The SCEP was launched in accordance with the US – India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership announced by both countries […]

Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021

Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021: The Jal Shakti Ministry launched Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2021 or rural cleanliness survey 2021 under Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II. Before this, the Swachh Survekshan Grameen had been carried out by the Ministry in 2018 and 2019. The Swachh Survekshan Urban 2021 is to be announced. It was introduced by the […]

128th Anniversary Of Chicago Address Of Swami Vivekananda

128th Anniversary Of Chicago Address Of Swami Vivekananda: On September 11, 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his famed speech at the ‘Parliament of the World’s Religions’, garnering a full two minute standing ovation and the moniker of ‘cyclonic monk of India’ . This year marked the 128th anniversary of the historic Chicago Address of Swami Vivekananda. […]

Who Was Subramaniya Bharathiyar?

Subramaniya Bharathiyar: Vice-President recently paid homage to Subramania Bharati to mark the death centenary of the poet and freedom fighter. About Subramaniya Bharathi: Born on 11th December 1882, in Ettayapuram village of Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu. He was a poet, freedom fighter and social reformer from Tamil Nadu. He was known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar. […]

pgSIT: CRISPR-Based System To Restrain Mosquito Vectors

CRISPR-Based System To Safely Restrain Mosquito Vectors Via Sterilization: Researchers from California have developed CRISPR-based system to safely restrain mosquito vectors via sterilization. It is called the new precision-guided sterile insect technique, or pgSIT. pgSIT is a new scalable genetic control system that uses a CRISPR-based approach to engineer deployable mosquitoes that can suppress populations. […]

What Is NATGRID?

What Is NATGRID?: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is soon expected to launch the National Intelligence Grid or NATGRID that aims to provide a “cutting-edge technology to enhance India’s counter-terror capabilities”. Envisaged as a robust mechanism to track suspects, the NATGRID can help in preventing terrorist attacks with real-time data and access to classified information like […]

Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHP)

Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHP): Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHEP), is an under-construction gravity dam on the Subansiri river along the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Subansiri River (gold river), originates in the Tibet Plateau and enters India through Miri hills in Arunachal Pradesh. It is the largest tributary of Brahmaputra River. The project is […]