Food Emergency In Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan President, has declared an economic emergency to contain rising food prices, a depreciating currency, and rapidly depleting forex reserves. The emergency was declared under the Public Security Ordinance on the supply of essential goods. Factors Responsible for Sri Lankan Economic Crisis: Underperforming Tourism Industry: The tourism industry, which […]
Tag: 8th Sep 2021
Who was V. O. Chidambaram Pillai?
V. O. Chidambaram Pillai: The Prime Minister paid tribute to V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, the legendary freedom fighter on his 150th birth anniversary. He was popularly known as Kappalottiya Tamilan (The Tamil Helmsman) and Sekkizuththa Semmal (scholarly gentry who suffered at the oil press). Vallinayagam Olaganathan Chidambaram Pillai (VOC) was born 5th September 1872 to […]
What are Common Services Centres (CSC)?
Common Services Centres (CSC): The Common Services Centres (CSC) has received approvals to manage and operate Passport Seva Kendra kiosks in rural areas. CSC is an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY). The CSC is a strategic cornerstone of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), approved by the Government in May 2006, as […]
INSPIRE Awards – MANAK
8th National Level Exhibition And Project Competition (NLEPC) For The INSPIRE Awards – MANAK The 8th National Level Exhibition and Project Competition (NLEPC) for the INSPIRE Awards – MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspiration and Knowledge), has commenced. It is aligned with the ‘Start-up India’ initiative and is being executed by DST (Department of Science […]
DefExpo-2022 The 12th edition of DefExpo will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat in March 2022. DefExpo is a flagship biennial event of the Ministry of Defence, showcasing the land, naval, air as well as homeland security systems. The aim of the DefExpo 2022 is to build upon the vision to achieve Atmanirbharta’ in defence and […]
Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021
Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021: Various pressure groups in Assam groups recently held a rally against the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 2021, stating that the law was an assault on the farm economy in the name of religion. It is aimed at regulating slaughter, consumption and transportation of cattle. Highlights of the law: Slaughter of […]
What Are Prophylactic Medicines?
What Are The Prophylactic Medicines? Ayush Ministry kickstarts campaign to distribute prophylactic medicines. The kit of Ayurveda prophylactic medicines for Covid-19 contains Sanshamani Vati, which is also known as Guduchi or Giloy Ghan Vati and Ashwagandha Ghan Vati. The kit and the guidelines have been prepared by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Medicines […]
6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF)
6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a video-address during the plenary session of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held in Vladivostok, Russia recently. It may be recalled that the PM was the Chief Guest for the 5th EEF in 2019. About the ‘EEF’: The Eastern Economic Forum was established by […]
SpaceX Inspiration 4: Important Points
Inspiration 4: SpaceX’s First All-Civilian Space Mission: Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX recently announced that ‘Inspiration4’, its first all-civilian, non-governmental spaceflight, is on track for launch on September 15. The Crew Dragon spacecraft is set to be launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida in the US. It will take a group of four private […]
National Farmers Database
National Farmers Database: The Centre has created a National Farmers’ Database with records of 5.5 crore farmers, which it hopes to increase to 8 crore farmers by December by linking it to State land record databases, according to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Farmers’ database is key to advances in digital agriculture. Agriculture has to […]