What is OPTICAL GROUND WIRE (OPGW)?

OPTICAL GROUND WIRE (OPGW): To improve telecom connectivity in hilly areas, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), has recently signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd. (HPSEBL) in Shimla (H.P.) for utilization of 500 Kms of OPGW Telecom network. Through this OPGW Network, Telecom Service providers will be able to provide […]

What is Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM)

Faecal sludge and septage management (FSSM): NITI Aayog released a book on faecal sludge and septage management (FSSM) in urban areas. Jointly developed with National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (NFSSM) Alliance, the book presents 27 case studies across 10 states and various service and business models adopted by Indian cities while implementing FSSM initiatives. […]

What is Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project?

Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project: The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the investment of Rs.5281.94 crore for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric (HE) Project. It will be located on river Chenab, in Kishtwar district of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It will be implemented by a new Joint Venture Company (JVC) to […]

5th Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) between India and Singapore

5th Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) between India and Singapore: The 5th Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) between India and Singapore was successfully held on 20 January 2021 through a video conference. At this 5th DMD, both Ministers witnessed the signing of the Implementing Agreement on Submarine Rescue Support and Cooperation between the two Navies. The Ministers […]

What is Geo-Hazard Management?

Geo-Hazard management: Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has entered into a framework MoU with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) to strengthen collaboration on sustainable Geo-Hazard management. DRDO’s Defence Geo-Informatics Research Establishment (DGRE) is working for the development of critical technologies for enhancing combat effectiveness in various kinds of terrains and avalanches. […]

India Innovation Index by NITI Aayog

India Innovation Index by NITI Aayog: The second edition of the NITI Aayog’s India Innovation Index has been released. Performance of various states: Karnataka is the most innovative state for the second year in a row. Maharashtra pipped Tamil Nadu to the second spot. Bihar was featured at the bottom of the list. About the […]

What is Shaheen-III Missile?

Shaheen-III Missile: Pakistan has successfully test-fired the Shaheen-III missile. Shaheen-III Missile of Pakistan: It is a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile that can strike targets up to 2,750 km. The launch of the missile was aimed at the revalidating various design and technical parameters of the weapon system. Other Recent Developments: China had recently asked India […]

What are Bio Medical Wastes?

Bio Medical Wastes: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has recently directed various authorities to ensure compliance from the biomedical waste management facilities in the country. Central Level: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to ensure strict compliance of biomedical waste management rules and scientific disposal of the waste. State Level: The Chief Secretaries of all […]

Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020

Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020: Karnataka government has given an undertaking to the High Court that no coercive action will be initiated for transporting cattle in breach of the Cattle Ordinance, 2020 till the relevant rules are brought into force based on the draft rules notified recently. The court is […]