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: • […]

Drone Sector in India

Drone Sector in India   Context: The production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the drone industry was notified by the Ministry of civil aviation in September 2021   What is there in the scheme?   Under the scheme, manufacturers of drones and drone components will be […]

GenOMICC Project

GenOMICC Project   Context: Scientists in the United Kingdom as part of a research project, GenOMICC (Genetics of Mortality in Critical Care), have identified 16 new genetic variants that make a person more susceptible to a severe COVID-19 infection.   About: The GenOMICC project is […]

International Space Station

International Space Station Context: • Western sanctions against Russia could cause the International Space Station to crash, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos warned, calling for the punitive measures to be lifted. About the ISS: • The International Space Station is a modular space […]

SCADA System

SCADA System   Context: Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Sekhawat has said that the canal gates of projects under Krishna Bhagya Jal Nigam Limited (KBJNL) are being controlled by remote technology that connects with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System to ensure […]

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant   Context: United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members expressed alarm at the prospect of a nuclear incident in Ukraine, at an emergency meeting on Friday, convened hours after a training building at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant caught fire, as Russians […]

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology   Context: Recently, the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology released a draft foresight paper on synthetic biology. Synthetic biology has multifarious applications of energy, agriculture and  Thus, there is always a perceived threat of components releasing into the open environment. Therefore, the document stresses […]