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INSPIRESAT-1 Cubesat Satellite

INSPIRESAT-1 Cubesat Satellite: INSPIRESat-1 CubeSat, developed under the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE), is ready for launch. It is a small scientific satellite which will be placed in a low earth orbit, equipped with a Compact Ionosphere Probe for studying the earth’s ionosphere. The ionosphere is the part of the atmosphere that […]

Global Roadmap To Defeat Meningitis: WHO

Global Roadmap To Defeat Meningitis: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the first-ever global strategy to defeat meningitis – ‘Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030’. Goals: The roadmap includes three visionary goals: Eliminate epidemics of bacterial meningitis. Reduce cases of vaccine-preventable bacterial meningitis by 50% and deaths by 70%. Reduce disability and […]

Landsat 9 Satellite: NASA

Landsat 9: NASA has launched an earth monitoring satellite called Landsat 9 from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The satellite is a joint mission of NASA and the US Geological Survey (USGS). This satellite is referred to as NASA’s’ new eye in the sky’ that will help study climate change. Landsat-9 is the continuation […]

Build Back Better World (B3W) Initiative

Build Back Better World (B3W) Initiative: US officials are set to visit Latin America to look for possible projects for the Build Back Better World (B3W) Initiative. B3W is an international infrastructure investment initiative announced by the Group of Seven (G-7) richest democracies in June 2021. The B3W initiative is being seen as the US’ […]

US Congressional Report On Terrorism

US Congressional Report On Terrorism: The US Congressional report on terrorism stated that Pakistan is home to at least 12 groups designated as Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO). The report named Terrorist and Other Militant Groups in Pakistan, released by the bipartisan research wing of US Congress in the Quad summit 2021. Earlier, in February 2021, […]

National Action Plan For Dog Mediated Rabies Elimination

National Action Plan For Dog Mediated Rabies Elimination: On the occasion of World Rabies Day, central Government has unveiled the ‘National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination’(NAPRE) by 2030. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has drafted the action plan in consultation with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. Rabies is […]

Anti-Defection Law

Anti-Defection Law: Jignesh Mewani, an independent MLA from Gujarat, has said he has joined the Congress “in spirit” as he could not formally do so, having been elected as an independent. The Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, popularly known as the anti-defection law, specifies the circumstances under which changing of political parties by legislators invites […]

Zojila Tunnel

Zojila Tunnel: Government is pushing to complete the massive Zojila tunnel, its showpiece infra project in Kashmir and Ladakh, before Republic Day, 2024. Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari inspected the west portal of the tunnel in Baltal. At 14.15 km, the Zojila tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel, and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel. A […]