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New Information Technology (IT) Rules 2021

The New Information Technology (IT) Rules: On February 25, the Centre framed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, in the exercise of powers under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011, which will come into […]

Public Accounts Committee: Important Points

Public Accounts Committee: The Public Accounts Committee, headed by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, is going on a four-day tour of Srinagar, Kargil, Leh and Drass. The committee visit is in connection with a 2019 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on “high altitude clothing, equipment, ration and housing” for the Army personnel. […]

Permanent Forum Of People Of African Descent

Permanent Forum Of People Of African Descent: The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution establishing a Permanent Forum of People of African Descent. The Forum focuses on the themes of recognition, justice and development. About the Forum: The forum will provide expert advice on addressing the challenges of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and […]

Permanent Seat for India in United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

United Nations Security Council (UNSC): In the past, the Obama and Trump administrations had supported a permanent seat for India on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). However, the recent statements by the State Department under the new US President Joe Biden, reflects an ambiguous or half-hearted view on this issue. Highlights of the Recent […]

Drones for Aerial Survey of Centrally Protected Monuments

DRONES: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption from Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021 to the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar. The exemption allows the aerial survey and photogrammetry of centrally protected monuments in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India […]

Sixth Assessment Report of IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change: Sixth Assessment Report: The Geneva-based Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release the first part of its Sixth Assessment Report, the periodic status check that has now become the most widely accepted scientific view of the state of the Earth’s climate. This part of the report will present the […]

Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award : Important Points

MAJOR DHYAN CHAND KHEL RATNA AWARD: India’s highest sporting honour Khel Ratna Award, which was named after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, was rechristened in the honour of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand following the admirable performance of both men’s and women’s hockey teams in the Tokyo Olympics. Major Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905 – 3 […]