China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): Pakistan’s new government has initiated a process to abolish the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority, with the planning minister saying it was a “redundant organisation” that wasted resources and thwarted speedy implementation of the ambitious regional connectivity programme. CPEC Authority established through an ordinance in 2019 was aimed at accelerating the pace […]

Draft Protection And Enforcement Of Interests In Aircraft Objects Bill, 2022

Draft Protection And Enforcement Of Interests In Aircraft Objects Bill, 2022: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has sought stakeholders’ comments on the draft Protection and Enforcement of Interests in Aircraft Objects Bill, 2022. Highlights of the Bill: The Bill implements the provisions of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol on Matters […]

Incredible India International Cruise Conference 2022

Incredible India International Cruise Conference 2022: Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, and AYUSH during an event announced that Mumbai will be hosting the 1st Incredible India International Cruise Conference-2022 from 14th to 15th May 2022 Sagarmala initiative was also talked about and how this initiative is connecting the ports of […]

First Navigation Chart : India- Maldives

First Navigation Chart : India- Maldives During a three–day visit to the Maldives, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Adm R. Hari Kumar unveiled the first navigation chart that has been jointly produced by India and Maldives. He also handed over hydrography equipment to strengthen the Maldivian National Defence Forces’ (MNDF) capabilities. He also visited the […]

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Important Points

What Are Genetically Modified Mosquitoes? The US conducted an open-air study of genetically engineered mosquitoes which shows promising results. The aim of the study is to reduce the population of wild Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that are a vector for viruses such as chikungunya, dengue, zika and yellow fever. The mosquitoes had already been field-tested in […]

Government Order GO 111

Government Order GO 111: Environmentalists and activists are criticizing the Telangana government for withdrawing an over 25-year-old government order (GO) 111 protecting the historic Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar reservoirs in Hyderabad, which they say will destroy the fragile surrounding ecosystem. On 8th March, 1996, the government of erstwhile (undivided) Andhra Pradesh had issued GO […]