Day: October 7, 2020

Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme.

Context : The Ministry of Electronics and IT has approved 16 proposals by electronics manufacturers, including Samsung, Foxconn, Lava and Micromax, entailing an investment of ₹11,000 crore under its …

Tunnel beneath Western Ghats

What is the Kozhikode-Wayanad Tunnel Project? The 7-km tunnel, being described as the third-longest in the country, is part of an 8-km road cutting through sensitive forests and hills …

SMART launch

Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) has been successfully flight tested from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha. What is a ‘torpedo’? Torpedoes are self propelled weapons with …

National Startup Awards 2020

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has announced the first ever National Startup Awards to recognise the outstanding startups in India. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal …

Kamath Panel Report

The Supreme Court has asked the Union government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) about the steps taken to implement the K.V. Kamath Committee report on recommendations to …

Keto Diet

Recently, an actor from Bengal died after suffering kidney failure as she was following a keto diet to lose weight. What is a ‘ketogenic diet’ or ‘keto diet’? The …

Nobel Prize of Physics

Recently, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences decided to award one half of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics to Roger Penrose and the other half jointly to Reinhard …

Facts and figures related to MSP

“Only 6% of Indian farmers benefit from minimum support prices (MSP)”. This figure is widely quoted — especially in the context of the recently-passed Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce …