Page-3 of Archives: November, 2020

Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) Accorded IEEE’s Milestone Status

The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) observatory has been given the status of ‘IEEE Milestone’ by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Highlights The status has been accorded ..

Dry Swab-Direct RT-PCR Test Method

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved the “dry swab-direct RT-PCR testing method” to test the COVID-19 virus. Highlights It has been developed by CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology ..

What is Technical Recession?

The National Statistical Office (NSO) has released the economic data for the July to September quarter. The data by NSO has confirmed that India was in the midst of a ..

Brereton War Crimes Report

The Brereton War Crimes Report was released after a 4 year inquiry into allegations of Australian soldiers killing unarmed Afghan civilians. The report says that soldiers of the Special Air ..

Anti-glottophobia Law

France’s National Assembly passed a law banning glottophobia- discrimination based on accents. The term ‘la glottophobie’ was coined by the French to refer to a form of discrimination based on ..

Honey FPO Program

Agriculture ministry has unveiled a honey FPO program for 5 states – West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The program is to be implemented by NAFED. It ..

Karmo Bhumi

The Karmo Bhumi app was developed by West Bengal IT department in light of the COVID-19 situation. It is a state government initiative to collaborate between IT sector employers and ..

Hualong One

Hualong One is China’s 1st indigenously developed nuclear reactor. It was connected to the national grid in late November. The reactor is capable of generating 10 billion kilowatt hours of ..

Great Crested Grebe

Great crested grebe, which breeds in Western Europe, Central Asia and the Ladakh region, migrates across the Himalayan region to the Indian sub-continent and South East Asia. These birds were ..

Draft Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020

The shipping ministry has issued draft of the Merchant Shipping Bill, 2020 with the inclusion of all updated International Maritime Organisation Conventions, to which India is a party. The aim ..