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Leith’s Soft-shelled Turtle : Transfer From Appendix II to Appendix I

Leith’s Soft-shelled Turtle : Transfer From Appendix II to Appendix I India’s proposal for transferring Leith’s Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia leithi) from Appendix II to Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) has been adopted by the Conference of Parties (CoP) to CITES in its 19th […]

Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’

Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’: Indian Air Force is conducting the Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise ‘Samanvay 2022’ from 28 November 2022 to 30 November 2022 at Air Force Station Agra. It aims to assess the efficacy of institutional Disaster Management structures and contingency measures and involves static and flying displays of various […]

Periodic Labour Force Survey : National Statistical Office

Periodic Labour Force Survey : National Statistical Office The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). The unemployment rate in urban areas for persons aged above 15 eased to 7.2% in July­-September 2022 from 9.8% in July-September 2021. Findings of the PLFS (July-September 2022): The unemployment ratio is defined as […]

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

International Electrotechnical Commission: India wins the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Vice Presidency and Strategic Management Board (SMB) Chair for the 2023-25 term. IEC is an international standard setting body that publishes international Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”. It is a global, not-for-profit membership organization that brings […]


PSLV-C54: ISRO recently launched PSLV-C54 with Oceansat-3, 8 nano satellites. Satellites in PSLV-C54 includes EOS-06 (Oceansat-3) plus eight nano satellites (BhutanSat, ‘Anand’ from Pixxel, Thybolt, and Astrocast – four numbers from Spaceflight USA). ISRO Nano Satellite-2 for Bhutan (INS-2B) spacecraft is configured with INS-2 Bus. INS-2B will have two payloads namely NanoMx and APRS-Digipeater. NanoMx […]