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Agni Prime : New Generation Ballistic Missile

Agni Prime: New Generation Ballistic Missile The Agni Prime new generation ballistic missile was successfully test fired off the coast of Odisha. The ‘Agni Prime’ is a two-stage canisterised solid-propellant missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system. The nuclear-capable missile has been designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The […]

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana: According to the Union Health Minister Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana has significantly reduced patients’ out-of-pocket expenditure. Jan Aushadhi Scheme was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals in 2008 across the country. In 2015, the Jan Aushadhi Scheme was revamped as Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY). In 2016, it […]


LVM3-M2 : ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s heaviest rocket LVM3-M2 lifts-off from a launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, in Sriharikota, recently. The rocket successfully placed 36 broadband communication satellites of OneWeb, on ISRO’s maiden commercial mission. This mission is being undertaken as part of the commercial arrangement between New Space India […]

Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD)

Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD): Sandalwood spike disease (SSD) has recently started spreading to private fields where the cultivation of sandalwood has been taken up on a commercial basis. It is caused by phytoplasma — bacterial parasites of plant tissues — which are transmitted by insect vectors. The disease was first reported in Kodagu in 1899. […]