Day: October 22, 2020

Digital payments system in India

Context :  Recently Google has written a letter to the US Federal Reserve, asking them to learn from Indian digital payments. On August 16, 2018, an upgraded version of …

Anti-radiation missile, Rudram

Context :  India’s first indigenous anti-radiation missile, Rudram, developed for the Indian Air Force, was successfully flight-tested from a Sukhoi-30 MKI jet  The Sanskrit name Rudram was given in …

Lion-tailed Macaque

The Union government allowed a geotechnical investigation that involved drilling of 12 boreholes inside Sharavathi Valley Lion-tailed Macaque Sanctuary in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. Why in news? Sharavathi …

India International Science Festival 2020

The 6th edition of the India International Science Festival (IISF) will be held virtually in 2020. The 5th edition was held in Kolkata in 2019. Key Points IISF: It is a festival to celebrate the achievements of …

Peru’s Nazca Lines

Recently, a giant cat geoglyph was discovered on a hill at the famous Nazca Lines site in Peru. Key Points The Nazca Lines: These are a group of geoglyphs known for …

Wildlife Institute of India

A recommendation by the Finance Ministry to divest the Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) of its status as an autonomous body of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and …

Kaleshwaram Project

The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation System is considered to be one of the world’s largest multi-purpose projects. It is designed to provide water for irrigation and drinking purposes to about 45 lakh acres …

Punjab’s Farm Bills

After the recent protests by farmers against the three farm laws enacted by the central government, a special session of the Punjab Assembly has not only rejected the laws …