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5G Technology and Radiations

5G technology:   Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a scientific study on any adverse effects of radio-frequency radiation emitted by cellular telecommunications using 5G technology on ‘health, life, organ or limb of adult or child, or to flora and fauna’ before its official rollout in the country. 5G is […]

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day 2021

World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day:   Delegates at the 74th World Health Assembly unanimously adopted a proposal by the United Arab Emirates. to declare January 30 as ‘World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day’’. Neglected Tropical Diseases are infections that are most common among marginalized communities in the developing regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas. […]

Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP)

Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP):   To ensure holistic growth of horticulture, Union Minister of Agriculture launched the Horticulture Cluster Development Programme (CDP). In a pilot phase, the programme will be implemented in 12 horticulture clusters covering 11 States/UTs out of the total 53 clusters selected for the programme. It is a central sector programme. […]

What is AmbiTAG?

AmbiTAG:   Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar (IIT Ropar) in Punjab has developed “AmbiTAG”- India’s first indigenous temperature data logger for cold chain management. AmbiTag is a first-of-its-kind IoT device that records real-time ambient temperature during the transportation of perishable products, vaccines and even body organs and blood. That recorded temperature further helps to know […]

PLI Scheme For Key Starting Materials (KSMs) and APIs

Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme For KSM/Drug Intermediates and API   The Department of Pharmaceuticals has accorded approvals under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing of critical Key Starting Materials (KSMs)/ Drug Intermediates and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). The Department of Pharmaceuticals has launched this scheme with an objective to attain […]

Second Positive Indigenisation List in Defence Sector

Second Positive Indigenisation List:   Ministry of Defence (MoD) has notified the ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ of 108 items to promote indigenization in the Defence sector and defense exports. This will give a further boost to indigenization with the active participation of the public and private sectors for fulfilling the twin objectives of achieving self-reliance […]