Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Power Plants Context: • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Government has accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval for five new sites for locating nuclear power plants in future. About: • The Government has accorded administrative approval and […]

National Science Day

National Science Day   Context: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has greeted the scientists on National Science Day.   About: National Science Dayis celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. […]

Defence Indigenisation

Defence Indigenisation   Context: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is laying a lot of stress on defence indigenisation, domestic procurement and defence exports. During the period 2015–2021, over 60 per cent of capital procurement contracts of the MoD by number (190 out of 304) and […]

Deep Ocean Mission

Deep Ocean Mission   Context: Following information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) for M/o Earth Sciences and M/o Science & Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. Deep Ocean Mission would not result in any over exploitation […]

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)   Context: According to the study report “India: Health of the Nation’s States”- The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative in 2017 by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), it is estimated that the proportion of deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in […]