Cyber Armageddon

Cyber Armageddon   Context: Military and cyber experts fear that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict would lead to cyberattacks, resulting in a “cyber Armageddon” with serious consequences for civilians in Ukraine and Russia, as well as the rest of the world, due to a spillover effect. Following […]

HANSA-NG

HANSA-NG Context: HANSA-NG successfully completes sea level trials at Puducherry HANSA-NG achieves an important milestone towards Type Certification by DGCA   About: India’s first indigenous Flying Trainer HANSA-NG designed and developed by CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore under the aegis of Council of Scientific and Industrial […]

‘Roorkee Water Conclave 2022’

‘Roorkee Water Conclave 2022’   Context: Union Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inaugurated the 2nd edition of the ‘Roorkee Water Conclave’  at IIT, Roorkee and addressed the conference in virtual mode. The Conclave is being jointly organised from 2nd March to 4th March 2022 by […]

Coal Gasification

Coal Gasification Context: In pursuance of the announcement made by the Finance Minister in the Budget speech on 1st Feb 2022 about “Four pilot projects for coal gasification and conversion of coal into chemicals required for the industry to be set up to evolve technical and […]

Budgetary Allocation to MEA

Budgetary Allocation to MEA   Context: The Budget has allocated funds for projects related to Afghanistan. The Ministry of External Affairs will have ₹200 crore to spend on Afghanistan. The MEA will also dedicate ₹600 crore for Myanmar which is currently reeling from a civil war […]

GIFT City

GIFT City     Context: Taking forward its efforts to further promote the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gujarat, the government has proposed Income Tax incentives to promote various business activities such as ship leasing and financing, offshore fund management and offshore banking activities […]

PM GATISHAKTI NATIONAL MASTER PLAN

PM GATISHAKTI NATIONAL MASTER PLAN   Context: PM GatiShakti is a transformative approach for economic growth and sustainable development. The approach is driven by seven engines, namely, Roads, Railways, Airports, Ports, Mass Transport, Waterways, and Logistics Infrastructure. While presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 in Parliament […]

Spot Billed Pelicans

Spot Billed Pelicans   Context:   Andhra Pradesh State Forest Department has approached experts from Wildlife Institute of India (WII-Deharadun), Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Zoological Survey of India (ZSI-Kolkata), for preventing mass mortality of spot-billed pelicans in Naupada swamp at Telineelapuram, Srikakulam district. […]