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Non-Renewal of FCRA Registration

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA): The Supreme Court asked 6,000-odd NGOs to go back to the government for redressal of their grievances on non-renewal of their Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration. The FCRA was enacted during the Emergency in 1976 in an atmosphere of apprehension that foreign powers were interfering in India’s affairs by […]

India and France: MoU b/w CSIR and Institut Pasteur

Science And Technology Cooperation Between India And France: In an important milestone in S&T Cooperation between India and France an MoU was signed between CSIR and Institut Pasteur with a scope for cooperation in health research. CSIR and Institut Pasteur would be jointly researching and focusing on emerging and remerging infectious diseases and inherited disorders […]

INS Khukri

INS Khukri: INS Khukri, lead ship of the Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvettes and an indigenous surface-to-surface missile fitted vessel that had the distinction of being part of both, the Western and Eastern Fleets, is scheduled to be handed over to the Diu Administration on 26 January 2022. Built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, the ship […]

Corruption Perception Index 2021

Corruption Perception Index 2021: The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2021 was released by Transparency International. Overall, the CPI shows that control of corruption has stagnated or worsened in 86% of countries over the last decade. The Index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople. […]

SSLV-D1 Micro SAT: Small Satellite Launch Vehicle

Small Satellite Launch Vehicle: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman has mentioned the launch of an “SSLV-D1 Micro SAT in April 2022”. The SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle) aims to cater to the market for the launch of small satellites into Earth’s low orbits that has emerged in recent years to cater to the […]

Development Project In The Great Nicobar Island

Development Project In The Great Nicobar Island: The recently released draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the mega development project in the Great Nicobar Island has raised serious questions related to submission of incorrect or incomplete information, scientific inaccuracy and failure to follow appropriate procedure. A committee of the Ministry of Environment Forest and […]

America COMPETES Act

The America COMPETES Act: The United States has unveiled the ambitious America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act, 2022, which proposes to open up new vistas for talented individuals from across the world with a new start-up visa. It aims to make the supply chains stronger and reinvigorate the […]