Kerala’s SilverLine Project

Kerala’s SilverLine Project: The project entails building a semi high-speed railway corridor through the state linking its southern end and state capital Thiruvananthapuram with its northern end of Kasaragod. The line is proposed to be 529.45 kms long, covering 11 districts through 11 stations. When the project is realised, one can travel from Kasaragod to […]

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR): Vodafone announced that it is auctioning the world’s first SMS as a non-fungible token (NFT). Now, the company has announced that a bidder has paid 107,000 euros for the replica of the first communication protocol of a short message, perpetuated as a NFT. Vodafone will donate them to […]

Pralay Missile: DRDO

Pralay Missile: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted maiden flight test of a new indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’. The missile was tested from the Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. Pralay’ is India’s first conventional quasi-ballistic missile and is an answer to any conventional missile attack from […]

Spices Statistics At A Glance 2021

Spices Statistics At A Glance 2021: Union Minister for Agriculture released the book ‘Spices Statistics at a Glance 2021’on 21st December, 2021. The book is published by the Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development (DASD), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, the nodal agency for collection and compilation of area and production estimates of spices […]

Vernacular Innovation Program (VIP): NITI Aayog

Vernacular Innovation Program (VIP): Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog has come up with a first of its kind Vernacular Innovation Program (VIP), which will enable innovators and entrepreneurs in India to have access to the innovation ecosystem in 22 scheduled languages by the Government of India. To build the necessary capacity for the VIP, […]

Exercise Prasthan

Exercise “Prasthan”: The security of the Offshore Development Area (ODA) in Krishna Godavari Basin on the East Coast of India was reviewed during exercise “Prasthan” conducted from 21 December to 22 December 21. The biannual exercise was coordinated and controlled by NOIC (APD) from Joint Operations Centre (JOC) Vizag under the aegis of Indian Navy. […]

Winter Session Of Parliament 2021

Winter Session Of Parliament: The winter session of Parliament ended. Both Houses were adjourned sine die a day ahead of schedule. The session began with the suspension of 12 Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha and concluded with the passage of the controversial Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021, which seeks to link the electoral rolls […]

Local Brand Namdapha Goodness: Arunachal Pradesh

Local Brand Namdapha Goodness: North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society (NERCRMS), Meghalaya in collaboration with Changlang Community Resource Management Society (CCRMS), Arunachal Pradesh launched Local Brand Namdapha Goodness in Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh. It is named after iconic Namdapha National Park located in the Changlang district, Namdapha. This initiative is to boost the sale of […]