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ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) Dhruv Mk III Aircraft

ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) Dhruv Mk III Aircraft: Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 323, the first unit of the indigenously built ALH (Advanced Light Helicopter) Dhruv Mk III aircraft, was commissioned into the Indian Navy. The indigenously designed and developed Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH-DHRUV) is a twin-engine, multi-role, multi-mission new generation helicopter in the 5.5-ton […]

India And Germany Plastic Pollution Agreement : Important Points

Cities Combating Plastic Entering The Marine Environment: India and Germany signed an agreement on ‘Cities combating plastic entering the marine environment’. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, and German Federal Ministry of Environment signed an agreement on Technical Cooperation titled ‘Cities Combating Plastic Entering the Marine Environment’. The project’s outcomes […]

Settlement Of Mizoram Bru Refugees In Tripura

Settlement Of Mizoram Bru Refugees In Tripura Has Started: The process of settlement of Mizoram Bru refugees in Tripura has started. It is in accordance with a quadripartite accord signed in New Delhi in January 2020. Bru or Reang is a community indigenous to Northeast India, living mostly in Tripura, Mizoram and Assam. In Tripura, […]

Caribbean Volcano : Emissions Of Sulphur Dioxide Reached India

Caribbean Volcano: The Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) emissions from a volcanic eruption in the Caribbean (La Soufriere Volcano) have reached India, sparking fear of increased pollution levels in the northern parts of the country and acid rain. The Caribbean is the region roughly south of the United States, east of Mexico, and north of Central and […]

Britcoin : Digital Currency Of Britain

Britcoin: British authorities are exploring the possibility of creating a Central Bank Digital Currency, being touted as “Britcoin.” It is a step towards future-proofing Pound Sterling (currency of the United Kingdom) against cryptocurrencies and improving the payments system. About Britcoin: In the wake of declining cash payments in the country partly due to the Corona […]

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme : Important Points

Startup India Seed Fund Scheme: The Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) has been launched. The Fund aims to provide financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market-entry, and commercialization. 945 Crore corpus will be divided over the next 4 years for providing seed funding to eligible startups through eligible […]

Committee on Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs): RBI

Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs): The RBI has set up a committee headed by Sudarshan Sen to undertake a comprehensive review of the working of asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) in the financial sector ecosystem and recommend suitable measures for enabling them to meet the growing requirements. Terms of reference: To review the existing legal and regulatory […]

NASA’S Ingenuity Helicopter : First Flight

Ingenuity: NASA announced that Ingenuity had performed its first flight of an aircraft on another planet. Ingenuity, the first helicopter to fly on Mars was carried by NASA’s rover called Perseverance that was launched in July last year and will help collect samples from the surface from locations where the rover cannot reach. Perseverance landed […]