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PASSEX Exercise

PASSEX Exercise: India’s INS Kochi and Russian ships engaged in the international Passage Exercise (PASSEX). A passage exercise is normally undertaken whenever an opportunity arises, in contrast to pre-planned maritime drills. Earlier, Indian Naval ships conducted PASSEX with the US Navy also Other Exercises of India and Russia: Exercise TSENTR 2019 (Multilateral Military Exercise). Indra […]

24th National Conference On e-Governance 2021

24th National Conference On e-Governance 2021: The 24th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) was organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions) and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), in association with the State Government of Telangana. DARPG is the nodal agency of the […]

China’s Alleged Chokehold on Rare Earth Metals

Rare Earth Metals: The US has proposed a law aiming to end China’s alleged “chokehold” on rare-earth metal supplies. The Bill aims to “protect the US from the threat of rare-earth element supply disruptions, encourage domestic production of those elements, and reduce its reliance on China. The law would require the creation of a “strategic […]

Special Marriage Act 1954 Challenged

Special Marriage Act 1954: The law that governs inter-faith marriages in the country, the Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954, is being challenged in the Supreme Court. In 2021, petitions were filed to strike down several of its provisions. The Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954 It is the legislation made to validate and register interreligious and […]

Aroma Mission

The Aroma Mission: While observing the first National Start-up Day, Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said that “Purple Revolution” is Jammu & Kashmir’s contribution to “Start-ups India”, an initiative that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016. The Aroma Mission launched by the Union Ministry of Science & Technology through the Council of […]

China And Iran Agreement

China And Iran Agreement: China would begin implementing a strategic agreement with Iran, strengthening economic and political cooperation between the two countries as Beijing blasted Washington’s sanctions on Tehran. China and Iran signed the agreement last year after years of talks, with the wide-ranging partnership set to span areas including energy, security, infrastructure and communications. […]

Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme

Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme: With an overall vision to create a vibrant ecosystem for Semiconductor Chip Design in the country, the Ministry of Electronics and Information (MeitY) is seeking applications from 100 domestic companies, start-ups and MSMEs under its Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme. The DLI Scheme was announced by Ministry of Electronics and […]