International Space Station (ISS)

International Space Station (ISS): A widely circulated comment by the chief of Russian space agency Dimitry Rogozin has ignited fears that the tension following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could have consequences for the International Space Station (ISS). He said that Russia could respond to the US sanctions by letting the ISS fall from space. He […]

Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM)

Member Of The Economic Advisory Council To The Prime Minister (EAC-PM): Sanjeev Sanyal After five years as the Principal Economic Adviser to the Ministry of Finance, Sanjeev Sanyal has now been appointed as a full-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM). The incoming member is a noted economist, author and […]

Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA): India and France are close to concluding a deal, likely in the next couple of months, for the joint development of a 125KN engine for the indigenous fifth generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) under development. The collaboration is between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and French engine […]

Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme

Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme: The Government has approved the continuation of the Immigration Visa Foreigners Registration Tracking (IVFRT) Scheme for a period till 31st March 2026 with a financial outlay of Rs.1,364.88 crore. It seeks to interlink and optimise functions relating to immigration, visa issuance, registration of foreigners and tracking of their […]

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana

Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana: The MInistry of Social Justice and Empowerment will distribute 4,800 daily living aids and assistive devices among 895 senior citizen beneficiaries under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY). Rashtriya Vayoshree Yojana was launched in 2017 by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It is a central sector scheme funded from the Senior Citizens’ […]

Veer Savarkar Punya Tithi

Veer Savarkar: The Prime Minister has paid tributes to freedom fighter Veer Savarkar on his Punya tithi (26th February). Veer Savarkar was Born on 28th May,1883 in Bhagur, a village near Nashik in Maharashtra. He Founded a secret society called Abhinav Bharat Society. He Went to the United Kingdom and was involved with organizations such […]

Operation Ganga: Important Points

Operation Ganga: The Government of India has launched a ‘multi-pronged’ initiative named ‘Operation Ganga’. A dedicated Twitter handle ‘OpGanga Helpline’ to assist Indian evacuation from Ukraine has also been announced. The tensions between Russia and Ukraine are currently heightened, with war erupting in Ukraine after the Russian military launched a series of attacks recently. Operation […]

Russian Banks Excluded From SWIFT

Russian Banks Excluded From SWIFT: In a move to counter Russia’s war over Ukraine, the US and the European Commission issued a joint statement to exclude some Russian banks from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) messaging system. The intention behind this action is to further isolate Russia from the international financial system. […]

Armed Forces Preparatory School

Armed Forces Preparatory School: The Armed Forces Preparatory School is part of the projects announced by the Delhi government in its 2021 ‘Deshbhakti Budget’. Aim: In helping students prepare for entry into the National Defence Academy and other services. It will be the first fully residential school set up by the Delhi government. Eligibility: The […]