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Reservation In Promotion: Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes.

Reservation In Promotion In Government Jobs To Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes.: The Supreme Court said it was not ready to reopen a debate on its judgments granting reservation in promotion in government jobs to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. It reiterated that it was up to the State governments to find ways and means […]

Project Udaan

Project Udaan: With an aim to break the language barrier that many students face when they join institutes of higher education, IIT-Bombay launched ‘Project Udaan’. It enables translation of textbooks and other study material related to engineering and other streams. Ganesh and his team have built an Artificial Intelligence-based translation ecosystem, which can help translate […]

QUAD Meeting 2021

Quad: The White House announced that US President Joe Biden will be hosting the first in-person meeting of the Quad countries on September 24. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga will be present at the meeting. Following the Indian Ocean tsunami, India, Japan, Australia, and the US created […]

BRICS Young Scientists Forum

BRICS Young Scientists Forum: Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary Department of Science and Technology highlighted the importance of cooperation, collaboration and connections for science to move forward, at the BRICS Young Scientists Forum. The BRICS-YSF summits were first hosted by India in 2016, followed by China in 2017, South Africa in 2018, Brazil in 2019, and […]

Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuels

Hydrogen Fuel: Ministry of Railways has decided to close down the Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuels with effect from September 7, 2021. The closure comes nearly a month after the IROAF had floated a tender for “hydrogen fuel cell-based technology” for retrofitting the existing Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU). All work-related to hydrogen fuel […]

Digital Agriculture

Digital Agriculture: The Agriculture Ministry signed agreements with Reliance’s Jio Platforms, ITC, Cisco, NCDEX e-Markets and Ninjacart to develop agritech solutions using its National Farmers Database, which includes information of 5.5 crore farmers. This is part of an effort to modernise the agriculture sector by infusing new technologies so that farmers can increase their income, […]

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya: Engineer’s Day 2021

Engineer’s Day: Every year on 15th September, India along with Sri Lanka and Tanzania celebrate National Engineer’s day to recognise and honour the achievements of the great engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. The day is observed to commemorate the great work of engineers and to encourage them for improvement and innovation. It is different from the World […]