Month: August 2020

AUDFs01

AstroSat, India’s first multi-wavelength satellite that has five unique-X ray and ultraviolet telescopes working in tandem, has detected extreme UV light from a galaxy called AUDFs01, 9.3 billion light-years …

INS Viraat

Decommissioned aircraft carrier Viraat, which has been lying at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai will be scrapped at Alang in Gujarat soon. About INS Viraat INS Viraat, a Centaur class …

Contingency Fund of RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has retained a whopping amount of Rs 73,615 crore within the RBI by transferring it to the Contingency Fund (CF) of the central bank, …

Export Preparedness Index – 2020

NITI Aayog in partnership with the Institute of Competitiveness have released the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020. What is EPI 2020? It is the first report to examine export preparedness and performance …

Electronic PPO in DigiLocker

Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare (DoPPW) has decided to integrate the electronic Pension Payment Order (e-PPO) generated through PFMS application of CGA (Controller General of Accounts), with DigiLocker, in order to …

Libyan Crisis

Rival authorities have backed a ceasefire in Libya, raising the prospect of a de-escalation in the country’s long-running conflict. What is the conflict? Khalifa Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) has been …

Bondas

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached the Bondas, a tribal community residing in the hill ranges of Malkangiri district in Odisha. Four members of the community have tested positive for COVID-19. Who are …

Cholinesterase Inhibitors

German doctors have said that medical examinations indicated that Russia opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who is in a Berlin hospital after collapsing on a plane in Russia recently, had …

Longest river ropeway of India

India’s longest passenger ropeway across a river was unveiled in Guwahati almost a year after it was completed. The Assam government has inaugurated the 1.8-km ropeway across the Brahmaputra …

DNA Bill

In a draft report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology has flagged concerns that the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 that proposes DNA sampling and profiling …