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MP Jairam Ramesh Petition on RTI : Recent Development

Amendments Made To The Right To Information Act: The Supreme Court has criticized the Union government for having not filed a reply to a petition by parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh challenging the amendments made to the Right to Information Act for over a year. The petitioner argues that the amendments gave the Centre unparalleled powers to […]

What is Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)?

Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing (C-DAC): Following instances of cyber attacks during the ongoing pandemic across its network, the Ministry of Railways has roped in the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) to educate its officials on Internet ethics, cyber hygiene, and best practices in the use of IT equipment, including mobile phones. […]

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease : Details

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that India has become the first country in the world to identify the need for action for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.  He said this while launching the operational guidelines for integration of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with the National Programme for Prevention & Control of […]

National Technology Awards 2020 : Categories

National Technology Awards 2020: A total of 12 companies have been selected for the National Technology Awards 2020 for the successful commercialization of innovative indigenous technologies. The awards are conferred by the Technology Development Board (TDB). Every year TDB seeks applications for prestigious National awards for commercialization of technologies under three categories – Indigenous technologies, […]

Who was India’s Top Trading Partner in 2020?

India’s Top Trade Partner: China has again become India’s top trading partner in the year 2020. The reason was that India was still dependent on the import of heavy machines, telecom equipment, and home appliances from China. The provisional data from the trade between both countries in the year 2020 stood at $77.7 billion. However, […]

India And Maldives : Defence Line of Credit Agreement

India and the Maldives have signed a defence Line of Credit agreement worth USD 50 million: The agreement was signed during the visit by the External Affairs Minister of India to the Maldives. Key Points Defence Line of Credit: It was signed pursuant to the request by the Government of Maldives in April 2013 for […]

Iran And The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deal : Recent Development

Iran And The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deal: Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed to temporary measures to offset Iran’s decision to restrict access to inspectors. In December 2020, Iran’s Parliament passed the law demanding a suspension of some inspections if the USA failed to lift sanctions. Iran will stop […]