What is China’s Three-Child Policy?

China’s Three-Child Policy: In a major policy shift aimed at increasing the country’s declining birth rate, China relaxed its previous two-child norm and endorsed a three-child policy mooted by the ruling Communist Party. The resolution was passed along with several others during a meeting of the National People’s Congress (NPC). Earlier this year, after China’s […]

Hindustan-228 – HAL

Hindustan-228: On August 15, the public sector aircraft manufacturing company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out a successful ground run and low speed taxi trials of a commercial aircraft – Hindustan-228 – for ‘Type Certification’ by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The type certification by the DGCA will enable HAL to get an […]

Uttarakhand’s Narayankoti Temple : Adopt A Heritage Project

Uttarakhand’s Narayankoti Temple: Adopt A Heritage Project: The Narayankoti temple (Uttarakhand) has been included under the Centre’s Adopt a Heritage project. Adopt a Heritage Project: Launched on 27th September, 2017 (World Tourism Day), it is a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), State/UTs Governments. Aim: […]

PM-KUSUM Scheme And Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II

PM-KUSUM Scheme And Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II: The Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE) has conducted a review of implementation of Prime Minister’s Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) scheme and Rooftop Solar Programme Phase-II and suggested measures for expansion of the schemes. The PM-KUSUM scheme was launched by the MNRE in 2019, to […]

Defence India Start-up Challenge 5.0

Defence India Start-up Challenge 5.0: The Ministry of Defence launched the 5th edition of the Defence India Start-up Challenge (DISC) under Innovations for Defence Excellence – Defence Innovation Organisation (iDEX-DIO). Thirty-five problem statements – 13 from the Services and 22 from Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) – were unveiled under DISC 5.0. Some of which […]

[Impacts of Climate Change] Latin America And The Caribbean 2020: WMO

State Of The Climate On Latin America And The Caribbean 2020: WMO:   The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released a report on the impacts of climate change and extreme weather in Latin America and the Caribbean. 2020 was a year of unprecedented heatwaves, droughts, forest fires, cyclones and food insecurity for the region. The […]