Day: November 17, 2020

M-RNA Vaccine :

Context : The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines which recently announced their success use the same technology, based on messenger RNA, or mRNA. What is m-RNA? Messenger RNA (mRNA) is …

Policy framework in step with technology

Context : The changing realm of technology requires a change in the policy framework.  Details : The expansion of computing power has driven the pace of information gathering and …

RCEP takes off

Context : Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations, including China, on Sunday signed the world’s biggest trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), sans India with hopes that it will help …

Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid meteor showers are currently making their yearly appearance and will reach their peak in India on November 17 and 18.  In August this year, there was another …

Golden Visa

The United Arab Emirates will extend its “golden” visa system — which grants 10 year residency in the West Asian nation — to certain professionals, specialised degree-holders and others. Foreigners in the …

Forest Rights Act

Over 1,200 tribals in Hunsur taluk of Mysuru district stare at an uncertain future as their review petition for recognition of their claims over forest land under the Scheduled …

RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega trade bloc comprising 15 countries led by China, that came into existence said India would have to write expressing “intention” to …

Crew-1 Mission

As part of NASA’s first commercial human spacecraft system in history, a crew of four astronauts is now en route to the International Space Station (ISS) on a 27-hour …