Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): Indian Army

Implementation Of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): The Indian Army commenced implementation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tagging of its ammunition inventory. Earlier in 2021, the Union Government integrated the E-Way Bill (EWB) system with FasTag and RFID. RFID is a type of passive wireless technology that allows for tracking or matching of an item or […]

Minimum Assured Return Scheme: PFRDA

Minimum Assured Return Scheme: PFRDA The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has proposed a guaranteed return scheme, Minimum Assured Return Scheme (MARS), which will provide savers and people from the salaried class an option for their investments. This will be the first scheme from the pension regulator that will offer a guaranteed return […]

Genocide Convention: Important Points

What Is Genocide Convention? Ukraine has filed an application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), instituting proceedings against Russia. Ukraine has accused Russia of falsely claiming that “acts of genocide have occurred in the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts of Ukraine”, and of using that as a pretext to recognise the independence of these regions […]

Global Chip Shortage: Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Global Chip Shortage: Amid Ongoing Russia-Ukraine Crisis Russia and Ukraine are important centres of the global semiconductor supply chain, providing rare metals like palladium, and gases like neon, that are needed in the production of the silicon wafers present in almost all modern devices and equipment. Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, it is expected that […]

Artemis 1 Program Launch Date

Artemis Program: NASA’s first crewed landing of the Artemis program on the moon is expected to take place in 2026. Meanwhile, NASA will launch Artemis 1 in May 2022. NASA said it needed time to develop and test the human landing system and NASA’s next generation spacesuits. Artemis stands for Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics […]

CAATSA Waiver

CAATSA Waiver: With tensions escalating between Russia and the West over the Ukraine crisis, India, which has major defence cooperation with Moscow and also with Kyiv, faces uncertainty over timely deliveries in the near future in addition to the lingering threat of U.S. sanctions under CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) over the S-400 […]