Pratapsingh Rane : Lifetime Status Of The Rank Of Cabinet Minister

Pratapsingh Rane : Lifetime Status Of The Rank Of Cabinet Minister The BJP govt had honoured the veteran Congress leader – Pratapsingh Rane – for his 50 years as MLA by providing the “lifetime status of the rank of Cabinet minister”. Pratapsingh Rane is a six-time Chief Minister of Goa and a legislator for a […]

Governor’s Powers To Appoint VCs Of State Universities

Governor’s Powers To Appoint VCs Of State Universities: Tamil Nadu has passed two Bills proposing to take away the Governor’s powers to appoint VCs of state universities. Highlights of the Bill: The Bills stress that “every appointment of the Vice-Chancellor shall be made by the Government from out of a panel of three names” recommended […]

Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020

Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020: Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020 has been amended based on the approvals accorded by Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in respect of the following: Going forward all modernisation requirements of the Defence Services and Indian Coast Guard are to be indigenously sourced irrespective of the nature of procurement. Import of defence […]

International Religious Freedom Report 2022

International Religious Freedom Report 2022: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recommended for the second year in the row to put India on a list (Countries of Particular Concern or CPCs) for the worst violations of religious freedoms in 2021. Earlier, the US State Department released a strong and critical report on […]

Self-Amplifying mRNA Vaccine

Self-Amplifying mRNA Vaccine: A self-amplifying mRNA vaccine — one in which the delivered RNA multiplies inside the body — has shown promising results against Covid-19 in ongoing phase 1/2/3 trials. The vaccine, ARCT-154, has been developed by Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings, based in San Diego, California, and its trials are in progress in Vietnam. An mRNA […]

Emmanuel Macron : French President

Emmanuel Macron : French President French President Emmanuel Macron comfortably won re-election to a second term by defeating Marine Le Pen in French election. In the midst of Russia’s war on Ukraine, the result offered the European Union the reassurance of stable leadership in the bloc’s only nuclear-armed power and was immediately hailed by France’s […]

Military Spending : Data

Military Spending : Data According to the latest data published by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), world military spending continued to grow in 2021, reaching an all-time high of USD 2.1 trillion despite the economic fallout of the pandemic. As a result of a sharp economic recovery in 2021, the global military burden—world military […]