Transatlantic Alliance

The USA President Joe Biden in his first address to the annual Munich Security Conference declared that the ‘transatlantic alliance is back’ and stressed the need to defend democracy around the world. The USA President intended to improve the strained relationship between the USA and other European allies. The Munich Security Conference is an annual conference on international security policy that has taken place in Munich, Bavaria

Quadrilateral grouping (Quad)

Recently, India joined Australia, Japan, and the United States for a ministerial meeting under the Quadrilateral grouping (Quad) and discussed issues across Indo-Pacific and the military takeover in Myanmar. Quadrilateral grouping: Key Points Meeting Highlights: Discussed contemporary challenges, especially the impact of Covid-19, and agreed to enhance access to affordable vaccines, medicines, and medical equipment.

NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Pralaya arrived at Abu Dhabi, UAE to participate in the NAVDEX 21 (Naval Defence Exhibition) and IDEX 21 (International Defence Exhibition), scheduled from 20 to 25 February 2021. INS Mysore (an indigenously built guided missile destroyer deployed in the Persian Gulf) is also participating in the exhibition. NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21: Key

Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has announced the names of the 25 cities selected for the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge under the Smart Cities Mission. Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge: Key Points About the Challenge: Launch: November 2020. Features: It is a 3-year initiative that aims to work with Indian cities and their partners to pilot and scale ways to improve public space, mobility, neighborhood planning,

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Recently, a 12-year-old Maharashtra girl with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) successfully swam across the Arabian Sea from Bandra-Worli Sea Link to Gateway of India in Mumbai. Autism Spectrum Disorder: Key Points About: ASD refers to a range of conditions characterized by some degree of impaired social behaviour, communication and language, and a narrow range of interests and

National Initiative For School Heads’ And Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA)

The Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Programme – DHRUV has been started by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India to identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge. In centres of excellence across the country, gifted children will be mentored and nurtured by renowned experts in different areas, so that they can

Scheme For Trans-disciplinary Research For India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE)

It aims to promote an innovative culture for trans-disciplinary research especially in Universities and Colleges. The main objectives of STRIDE are to identify young talent, strengthen research culture, build capacity, promote innovation and support trans-disciplinary research relevant to national development, and fund high-impact multi-institutional network projects in the identified thrust areas in humanities and human

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