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What is NSIL?Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will have a new commercial arm, New Space India Limited (NSIL), to help the Indian space agency commercialise its launch vehicle and other state of the art technologies in the global space market. Where is the need?The announcement comes at a time when ISRO is eyeing exploration of other pla... Read More...

  Mar 12, 2020   Science and Technology

In April 2019, the government established the Defence Space Agency, or DSA, to command the space assets of the Army, Navy and Air Force, including the military’s anti-satellite capability. The agency is also to formulate a strategy to protect India’s interests in space, including addressing space-based threats.Government has approved the creation of the Defence Space Research Organisation(DSRO).DSRO will provide technical and research support to its parent organization, the Defence Space Ag... Read More...

  Mar 12, 2020   Science and Technology

India so far launched satellites from US, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Spain and other countries- about 275   foreign satellites. The launch of these foreign satellites has been commercially contracted through Antrix Corporation Limited.India's military satellitesWhat are the satellites launched by ISRO for defence purposes?ISRO military satellites Read More...

  Mar 12, 2020   Science and Technology

Ans.  1. The Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing (KIRAN) Scheme is one of the several pioneering initiatives started by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for promoting women in science. 2. The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is implementing ‘Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing (KIRAN)’ Scheme to provide various career opportunities to women scientists and technologists. ... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   Current Affairs

What is UNNATI?Unispace Nanosatellite Assembly and Training by ISRO (UNNATI) program. Under it, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) started a new capacity-building initiative to train 45 countries in making nano-satellites, as part of India’s efforts in Space Diplomacy.UNNATI is one of ISRO's key initiatives commemorating 50 years since the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE+... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   Science and Technology

What’s Mission Shakti?On March 2019, DRDO conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island launch complex. One of India’s existing satellites operating in lower orbit used in the mission. The test was successful on all parameters. India has made it clear that its space capabilities aren’t directed against anyone and the government is committed to safeguarding the country’s national security interest. Why did we t... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   Science and Technology

What is Eat Right Campus?FSSAI has declared seven campuses such as those of universities, schools, colleges/institutes, workplaces, defence/paramilitary establishments, hospitals and jails as ‘Eat Right Campus’.FSSAI has instituted the ‘Eat Right Awards’ to recognize the contribution of food companies and individuals to empower citizens to choose safe and healthy food options, which would help improve their health and we... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   Science and Technology

What is it?A high-level panel led by former RBI governor Bimal Jalan was set up to decide the appropriate capital reserves that the central bank should maintain in 2018 December. The six-member Jalan panel is to review the Economic Capital Framework for the RBI.Why was it set up?The panel has been entrusted with the task of reviewing the best practices followed by central banks worldwide in ma... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   Economy

What is the rupee-dollar swap being conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?In order to meet the durable liquidity needs of the system, the Reserve Bank decided to augment its liquidity management toolkit and inject Rupee liquidity for longer duration through long-term foreign exchange Buy/Sell swap in terms of its extant Liquidity Management Framework. The first such swap was conducted in March 2019. Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) new swap mechanism to infuse liquidity or cash ($5 billion, or Rs 35,000 crore) into the banki... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   Economy

Give a background to the relation. The relationship between India and Sri Lanka is more than 2,500 years old. Both countries have a legacy of intellectual, cultural, religious and linguistic interaction. In recent years, the relationship has been marked by close contacts at all levels. Trade and investment have grown and there is cooperation in the fields of development, education, culture and defence. Both countries share a broad understanding on major issues of international interest. In recent years, significant progress in implementation of ... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   International Relations

Vietnam is one of India’s closest international partners and an important component of India’s Act East Policy. Over the last decade, Vietnam has also become a vital part of India’s strategy to counter China’s rise in Asia.There are natural affinities behind closer India-Vietnam ties. Historically, the two countries have had good relations going back to the Vietnam War.  During that war, India consistently and vocally supported the Vietnamese cause, much to the irritation of Washington and despite India’s dependence on the United States for economic as... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   International Relations

What?Making India as the hub of International Arbitration has been one of the pioneering initiatives of the Prime Minister. The institution will be for resolving International and domestic commercial disputes expeditiously by Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism.What will be the structure of this body?It will be headed by a Chairperson, who has been a Judge of the Supreme Court or a Judge of a High Court or an eminent person, having sp... Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   International Relations

What is Food Safety Magic Box?An innovative solution to take food safety to schools, called the ‘Food Safety Magic Box’ was also launched recently. This do-it-yourself food testing kit comprises a manual and equipment to check for food adulterants, which schoolchildren can use in their classroom laboratories. This kit is also useful for frontline health workers.  Read More...

  Mar 11, 2020   Science and Technology

What is an NBFC?A Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) is a company registered under the Companies Act, 1956 of India, engaged in the business of giving loans, hire-purchase or chit-fund business etc. NBFCs are regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). All NBFCs are not required to be registered with the RBI. For example, Venture Capital Fund/Merchant Banking companies/Stock broking companies registered with SEBI, Housing Finance Companies regu... Read More...

  Mar 09, 2020   Economy

The Indo-Pacific region, which houses nearly 60 percent of the world's population, faces both traditional and non-traditional maritime challenges for which India functions as a 'Net Security Provider'.Traditional challenges include unresolved sovereignty issues, territorial disputes, contradictory positions on international norms, maritime muscle flexing and general militarisation of the region.Among the non-traditional challenges, are piracy and maritime terrorism. Read More...

  Mar 09, 2020   International Relations

What is Raman 1.0’? It is a new-age, hand-held battery operated device called ‘Raman 1.0’. This device performs rapid detection (in less than 1 minute) of economically driven adulteration in edible oils, fats and ghee. The equipment tests more than 250 samples per battery charge, collects and stores data on the cloud using a smart device.  Read More...

  Mar 09, 2020   Science and Technology

What is the structure of the NSC?The National Security Council (NSC) is an executive government agency tasked with advising the Prime Minister's Office on matters of national security and strategic interest. It was established in 1998. The NSC is the apex body of the three-tiered structure of the national security management system in India. The other two tiers are the Strategic Policy Group, and the National Security Advisory Board  Read More...

  Mar 09, 2020   Polity

Ans.: In a recent development, astronomers have found a potentially habitable exoplanet, which is more than twice the size of Earth. The planet, named K2-18b, is located 124 light-years away from Earth and measures 2.6 times the radius and 8.6 times the mass of our planet. It orbits its star within the habitable zone where temperatures could allow liquid water to exist.The K2-18b had been in the news last year as well when detection of water vapour in the planet’s hydr... Read More...

  Mar 07, 2020   Current Affairs

What is the index about?Niti Aayog is planning to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) readiness index that will rank states on their capacity to adopt the technology for public service delivery and exploit its innovative potential. What is the need?The outcome of states' initiatives on AI are assessed. Hence, there is the need for an index.  Read More...

  Mar 07, 2020   Economy

What is the scheme?It is the World’s largest government funded healthcare scheme.The center’s flagship scheme has been renamed as PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)Implementation Authority: National Health AgencyIt is the first scheme with the privacy policy with over 100 controls including authentication, authorization, passwords, firewa... Read More...

  Mar 07, 2020   Government Schemes