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Drone Rules, 2021: Important Points

Drone Rules, 2021: In March 2021, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) published the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Rules, 2021. Based on the feedback, the Government has decided to repeal the UAS Rules, 2021 and replace the same with the liberalised Drone Rules, 2021. Key features of Drone Rules 2021: Several approvals abolished: unique authorisation […]

North Eastern Region District SDG Index And Dashboard 2021–22

North Eastern Region District SDG Index And Dashboard 2021–22: NITI Aayog Releases North Eastern Region District SDG Index and Dashboard 2021–22. The NER District SDG Index& Dashboard, a collaborative effort by NITI Aayog and Ministry of DoNER, with technical support from UNDP. The Index measures the performance of the districts of the eight States of […]

Vigraha : Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Vigraha: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Vigraha, seventh in the series of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), will be commissioned by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in Chennai on August 28, 2021. The ship will be based in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and operate on the eastern seaboard under the Operational and […]

Economic Criteria in Deciding Creamy Layer : SC

Deciding Creamy Layer: The Supreme Court of India recently held that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for deciding the creamy layer from among backward classes for the purpose of excluding it from the purview of providing reservation. The SC was hearing a petition challenging two notifications issued by the Haryana government sub-classifying […]

Children’s Climate Risk Index 2021: UNICEF

Children’s Climate Risk Index: UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with Fridays for Future launched a report named ‘The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index’. It is the first comprehensive analysis of climate risk from a child’s perspective. Earlier an analysis, based on Notre Dame […]

Chikungunya Vaccine

Chikungunya Vaccine: International Vaccine Institute (IVI) has announced that Bharat Biotech’s Chikungunya vaccine candidate (BBV87) has entered into Phase II and III clinical trials. Currently, there is no commercial chikungunya vaccine. BBV87 is an inactivated virus vaccine, similar to Covaxin. Inactivated vaccines contain viruses whose genetic material has been destroyed by heat, chemicals or radiation […]

Hackathon Manthan 2021

Hackathon Manthan 2021: The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), in coordination with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), will launch an online hackathon “Manthan 2021”. Aim: For identification of innovative concepts and technology solutions to address the challenges faced by intelligence agencies. Participants: Selected youths from education institutions across the country […]

SEBI Regulation, 2021 – Important Points

SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits And Sweat Equity) Regulation, 2021 The Securities and Exchange Board of India has approved the merger of the SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014 (SBEB Regulations) and the SEBI (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002 (Sweat Equity Regulations) into the SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits and Sweat Equity) Regulations, […]