Coal Gasification

Coal Gasification Context: • Government has initiated steps to execute the four pilot coal gasification projects. What is Coal Gasification? • Coal gasification is a process in which coal is partially oxidised with air, oxygen, steam or carbon dioxide to form a fuel gas. • […]

NETRA

NETRA Context: ISRO is planning to set up a mechanism in order to tackle the space debris which has posed a challenge to Indian assets in the space. About the project NETRA: Under this project network for Space object tracking and analysis, ISRO is planning […]

Ethical Responsibilities of the Internet Giants

Ethical Responsibilities of the Internet Giants Context: • The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology on Monday questioned Facebook officials over allegations that the algorithm used for its advertising platform unfairly promotes one political party besides claims that hate content is rewarded on the […]

5g Spectrum Auction

5g Spectrum Auction Context: • A Committee of Secretaries (CoS) including Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Department of Space, discussed spectrum allocation among various user Ministries/Departments in the context of spectrum needs of emerging technologies/users (5G/IMT) and recommended the spectrum allocation in relevant […]

MISSION GAGANYAAN

MISSION GAGANYAAN Context: • The information about MISSION GAGANYAAN was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha About: • The Gaganyaan Programme […]

IPR Waiver

IPR Waiver Context: • Earlier in 2020, India and South Africa had jointly proposed to remove restrictions of IPR. • This was asked for the use of Covid vaccines, medicines and other related equipment. • Now there is a consensus in sight on the pending […]

Recombination of Viruses

Recombination of Viruses Context: • The world has seen the instances of recombination of viruses in the recent past, this was seen in the case of SARS CoV 2. • Similarly, even mutations are a natural phenomenon in the viruses when it replicates. About: • […]