Scramjet Engine
About the Scramjet Engine | How Scramjet Engine works

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) performed a major technological feat when it flew a cruise vehicle at a hypersonic speed of Mach six for 20 seconds. The DRDO called the cruise vehicle Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV). The centrepiece of the HSTDV was the indigenously developed air-breathing scramjet engine, which formed the HSTDV’s

Singapore Convention on Mediation
Singapore Convention on Mediation comes into force

The Singapore Convention on Mediation came into force recently and will provide a more effective way for enforcing mediated settlements of corporate disputes involving businesses in India and other countries that are signatories to the Convention. About the Singapore Convention on Mediation  Also known as the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, this is

Logistics Pacts
India in talks for logistics pacts with Russia, U.K. and Vietnam

Logistics pacts: After concluding a logistics pact support agreement with Japan recently, India is now working on three such agreements with Russia, the U.K. and Vietnam. Following the agreement with Japan, India now has military logistics agreements with all Quad countries, Australia, Japan and the U.S., significantly improving interoperability as they also operate several common

JK-IGRAMS: New grievance redress system unveiled in J&K

JK-IGRAMS: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha has launched the Jammu and Kashmir Integrated Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (JKIGRAMS), in a bid to create an interface with the public and focus on governance issues in the Union Territory. The system is being launched on a pilot basis in three districts — Jammu, Srinagar, and Reasi —

Virtual Courts or e-Courts
Virtual Courts or e-Courts | e-Courts Mission Mode Project 

Parliamentary Panel on Law and Justice has recommended continuation of virtual courts even in a post-COVID scenario. In its report “Functioning of the Virtual Courts/ Courts Proceedings through VideoConferencing”, the panel has argued that transfer of certain categories of cases, like cases pertaining to traffic challans or other petty offences, from regular court establishments to

Moscow Plan – Five point plan of India and China
Moscow Plan – Five point plan of India and China

The Foreign Ministers of India and China, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Wang Yi, arrived at a ‘Five Points’ agreement to reduce the prevailing tension on the Ladakh border during their talks in Moscow on the sidelines of the SCO Summit. Significance of the Five point plan This meeting between the two foreign ministers was an attempt to break the state

Methane Hydrate
Methane Hydrate: What are ‘gas hydrates’?

Recent research has found that the methane hydrate deposits located in the Krishna-Godavari basin are of biogenic origin. The methane hydrate deposit in the Krishna-Godavari basin is a rich source that will ensure adequate supplies of methane, a natural gas. Details  Methane is a clean and economical fuel. It is estimated that one cubic meter of methane

National School of Drama
Actor Paresh Rawal to head National School of Drama

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed as Chairman of the National School of Drama Society by President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Established in 1959, the National School of Drama is an autonomous organisation, fully financed by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. One of the foremost theatre training institutions in the world,

Minimum age of marriage for women
Minimum age of marriage for women | Taskforce for women empowerment

PM in his I-Day speech has announced that the central government has set up a committee to reconsider the minimum age of marriage for women during his address to the nation on the 74th Independence Day. UNICEF estimates suggest that each year, at least 1.5 million girls under the age of 18 are married in

Israel - UAE truce
Trump Declares historic Israel-UAE truce

Context : Israel’s expanding recent engagement — political, economic and strategic — with the Arab Gulf states has been the worst kept secret in the Middle East. The Gulf Kingdoms, many of which have a strong streak of pragmatism (practicality), have been shedding the old shibboleths(belief) about Israel. The United Arab Emirates has been hosting

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